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FROM THE ARCHIVES: World Future Society predicts Tucson issues

FROM THE ARCHIVES: World Future Society predicts Tucson issues

Editor’s note: This regular feature examines topics explored in past issues of Aztec Press. By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Tucson’s chapter of the World Future Society hosted its first meeting at Pima Community College 33 years ago. WFS is a non-profit organization that was founded in Bethesda, Maryland, in 1966. The society examines how social and […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES : Recycling efforts expand, websites offer tips

FROM THE ARCHIVES : Recycling efforts expand, websites offer tips

Editor’s note: This regular feature explores topics discussed in past issues of the Aztec Press. By SIERRA J. RUSSELL A 1991 Aztec Press article focused on U.S. handling of a major export: trash. Few recycling programs were in place and people were beginning to realize the importance of sustainable materials.   Environmental organizations such as […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Global Art Project celebrates 20th anniversary

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Global Art Project celebrates 20th anniversary

Editor’s note: This regular feature explores topics discussed in past issues of the Aztec Press. By SIERRA J. RUSSELL When Katherine Josten formed the Global Art Project 20 years ago, she was a Pima Community College instructor seeking a way to unite people from around the world. Her idea began to take shape in the […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: States debate freedom of religious beliefs

FROM THE ARCHIVES: States debate freedom of religious beliefs

Editor’s note: This regular feature explores topics covered in past issues of Aztec Press. This column is the second part of a two-part series. By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Students and employees at Pima Community College represent a wide range of religious beliefs. This is seen in the pages of the Aztec Press dating back to […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Religious practices make headlines

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Religious practices make headlines

Editor’s note: This regular feature explores topics covered in past issues of Aztec Press. This column is the first in a two-part series. By SIERRA J. RUSSELL The recent controversy over SB 1062 has brought the question of religious practices back to the forefront of public debate. Religious freedom has been a highly debated topic […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Learn warning signs for abusive relationships

Editor’s note: This regular column explores topics covered in past editions of Aztec Press. By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Some people celebrate Valentine’s Day, while others see the holiday end in conflict. Relationships require patience, communication and, in many cases, an unbiased referee. In 1976, an Aztec Press reporter interviewed two women who had recently been […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Unique techniques dealing with common concerns

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Unique techniques dealing with common concerns

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL     As another semester begins, students are faced with an onslaught of challenging tasks and looming deadlines that can lead to overwhelming anxiety.     To help students with all that stress, Aztec Press has covered various techniques to combat fatigue and frustration over the years.     In an […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Nuclear threats impact decisions

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Nuclear threats impact decisions

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL The Aztec Press has covered consequences resulting from nuclear threats and conventional weapons from a variety of angles over the years. A 1977 issue described experiments that demonstrated possible hazards to the environment and residents surrounding nuclear power plants. The staff writer believed that the greatest danger the American people faced […]

Returning Vietnam vets spur 1975 enrollment increase

Returning Vietnam vets spur 1975 enrollment increase

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL In 1975, Pima Community College had the highest enrollment of veterans in the state. The Vietnam War was ending, unemployment rates were high and many veterans were searching for a new direction in life. The influx of veteran students required policies to be updated in order to match the growing number […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Death care’ article explores funeral costs

FROM THE ARCHIVES: ‘Death care’ article explores funeral costs

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL The health care industry has received lots of media coverage in recent months, but a 1976 Aztec Press article explored the “death care industry.” The student newspaper wrote about the costs of funerals, burials and cremation. At the time, full-service funerals ranged from $500 to $4,000. Today, the average cost of […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Health articles encourage research, education By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Second of a two-part series Providing effective health care has been a greatly debated topic for decades. An Aztec Press article from 1975 described health insurance as an “expensive solution and not a total one, but it brings about a certain degree of peace of mind […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Health care also a hot topic in 1976

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Health care also a hot topic in 1976

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL   First of a two-part series   Debates about health care date back to early editions of the Aztec Press. The December 1976 issue covered a range of health concerns, with a primary focus on costs.   One article featured an interview with a representative from the Arizona Department of Insurance, […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Back-to-school issues a challenge, but used to be worse

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Back-to-school issues a challenge, but used to be worse

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL   Early issues of the Aztec Press covered topics that remain relevant today, including the stress of finding a parking space, the price of textbooks and the general hassles of registration.   Today it may be a challenge to find a parking spot that is somewhat close to an entrance, especially […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1991 editorial reveals ‘homophobia’

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1991 editorial reveals ‘homophobia’

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Gay and lesbian students at Pima Community College have struggled for decades to raise awareness and promote understanding. A variety of viewpoints have been printed in the Aztec Press. A 1991 editorial expressed contempt for a recommendation to the Tucson Police Department by the Citizens Police Advisory Committee to begin “actively […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Earth Day issue urges water conservation

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Earth Day issue urges water conservation

Second in a two-part series By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Within the past 50 years, steps have been taken to maintain clean water and to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation. In 1974, Congress passed the Safe Drinking Water Act requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to determine contaminant levels in public water supply. A […]