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College class a good fit for 11-year-old

College class a good fit for 11-year-old

By ADRIAN FORD Most 11-year-olds are just starting middle school. A few are thinking about college, and even fewer are actually in college. Brooklynn Bluto is one of those select few. Bluto is currently enrolled in Japanese 101 at Pima Community College Downtown Campus. The sixth grader also attends Sahuarita Middle School. “I chose Japanese […]

Cameroon refugee hopes to someday return

Cameroon refugee hopes to someday return

By RENE ESCOBAR Elialie, a 23-year-old Pima Community College student from Cameroon, was born into a civil war. In her hometown of Edea, people lived in the rubble of demolished buildings. Many children were orphaned, unclothed and starving. “I hated where I lived,” she said. “I wanted to leave every day I was there, but […]

'Broken' student-vet makes makes most of life

‘Broken’ student-vet makes makes most of life

By ALLIE HOLLER If you walk into Tucson’s Isle of Games on a Sunday, you’ll find Pima Community College student Ron Cover. Cover (pronounced like over) will be in the back of the store with spiders, demons, the occasional elf and a large collection of paints and brushes. He spends his Sundays painting miniatures for […]

Certified chef has own show on Telemex

Certified chef has own show on Telemex

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Growing up, Chef Mario Diaz De Sandy Jr. wanted to be an actor. He didn’t find his current passion for cooking until later. He now pursues both passions. The certified executive chef has his own cooking show.  “Originally I went to school for acting, back in the day, like early ‘80s,” De […]

THE WORD: What's the nation's greatest challenge?

THE WORD: What’s the nation’s greatest challenge?

Photos and interviews by Bryan Orozco at West Campus     “I’d say the economy for sure. I think our future president has some good ideas, but I’m not sure he knows how to work them out.” Dulce Clark Major: Pre-medical   “Probably unity between the people.” Charles Perkins Major: Electrical engineering   “Financial aid. […]

THE WORD: Thoughts on Trump becoming president?

THE WORD: Thoughts on Trump becoming president?

Photos and interviews by Nicholas Trujillo at Desert Vista Campus “Either way, no one was going to be happy. People shouldn’t judge everyone else, because everyone has a different opinion.” Paul Silva Major: Mechanical engineering “It caused a lot of hate between everyone. We have to learn to connect with each other and just deal […]

THE WORD: What's your favorite Thanksgiving food?

THE WORD: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Photos and interviews by Arlaeth Ramirez at Downtown Campus   “Sweet potatoes. It’s like desert while eating dinner.” Logan Slater Major: Liberal arts   “Mashed potatoes have to be my favorite, just because of the gravy.” Jasmine Ballesteros Major: Physiology   “My mom puts good stuff in the mashed potatoes. I’m not sure what I […]

I.T. Girl: Free app provides local political info

I.T. Girl: Free app provides local political info

By KATELYN ROBERTS We’ve all seen “Feel the Bern” merchandise, “I’m with Her” T-shirts and “Make America Great Again” baseball caps decked out on babies, students, Uber drivers and your racist grandpa. Social media has also enjoyed the strongest influence ever in a presidential election. The candidates know this, and use it to their advantage. […]

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ELECTION BY THE NUMBERS

Compiled by Casey Muse Jr. 8* Date in November when the election takes place.  16* Number of Republican candidates Donald Trump defeated on his way to the GOP nomination. 19* Date in March 2000 when “The Simpsons” joked about Trump being president. 29* Number of electoral votes in the important swing state of Florida. 45* […]

'Arizona Unseen' spotlights Louis Carlos Bernal photos

‘Arizona Unseen’ spotlights Louis Carlos Bernal photos

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Pima Community College will host a photography exhibit titled “Louis Carlos Bernal: Arizona Unseen, Color Photographs 1978-1988” through Dec. 9 in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. The 48 color images, which have never been seen, are from the Louis Carlos Bernal Archive, located at the University of Arizona’s Center for Creative Photography. […]

THE WORD: Do you feel involved with Desert Vista?

THE WORD: Do you feel involved with Desert Vista?

Photos and interviews by Nicholas Trujillo at Desert Vista Campus “The campus is really small and that’s what I like about it. It feels safe here. It feels like everyone here is more serious with what they want to do.” Elias Lopez Major: Welding               “I feel like I […]

THE WORD: What are your craziest summer plans?

THE WORD: What are your craziest summer plans?

Photos and interviews by D.R. Williams on East Campus                                                                                        

THE WORD: How are you helping the environment?

THE WORD: How are you helping the environment?

Photos and interviews by Andres Chavira at East Campus

THE WORD: How do you choose an instructor?

THE WORD: How do you choose an instructor?

         

THE WORD: What was your worst spring break experience?

THE WORD: What was your worst spring break experience?

Photos and interviews by S. Paul Bryan