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Vetting Tucson’s VA

Vetting Tucson’s VA

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Our Veterans Affairs healthcare system is failing those who endure the most. There is no one in our nation who sacrifices more than one who serves in the United States military – whether active duty, retired or reserve. These men and women of honor have dedicated their lives to our nation’s safety […]

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

New challenges and a better-quality paper By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO It’s hard to shy away from a new challenge, no matter what it is. The euphoria of overcoming an obstacle is unrivaled by just about everything. Especially when you are overcoming these obstacles with a team that shares the same vision. The Aztec Press is full […]

THE WORD: What is the one thing you  are looking forward to this semester?

THE WORD: What is the one thing you are looking forward to this semester?

Vincent Nagore, Math Right now, I’m just taking a break from all the math and science I do, I’m taking three music courses just to get happy, as long as it doesn’t get too crazy and I don’t put myself through a rigorous schedule.   Helen Nguyen, Undecided I’m really excited to get my life going. […]

Student crosses ocean to better his tomorrow

Student crosses ocean to better his tomorrow

By ARLAETH RAMIREZ Yigit Usta, 20, moved to the United States from his home Turkey, Istanbul. Usta moved from Istanbul three years ago when his uncle provided an opportunity to study in the United States. With the help of his family, Usta went to the University of Arizona for a semester until he realized tuition […]

Veteran finds life work as counselor

Veteran finds life work as counselor

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

Interviews and photos by Erik Medina at West Campus “I learned that calculus is really hard for me. But more importantly I found out that I wanted to go into geography while taking a physical geography class. I’m really excited that I was just accepted into U of A for a BS in geography for […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Andrea Lizarraga

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Andrea Lizarraga

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Daniella Campuzano Andrea Lizarraga, 21, takes classes at West Campus. She hopes to graduate from the respiratory care program next year. Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and why?  Andrea: Since I’m in the […]

Veteran finds life work as counselor

Veteran finds life work as counselor

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

“In the Army, we’re all brothers. We protect each other. Here, there’s no bond, it’s everyone for themselves.” Dan Kuciver, retired Army staff sergeant Stories and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Kuciver sits quietly at the table in his dining room, hooked up to his oxygen machine. His wife Karen, the […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

A quick conversation with Gabby Encinas  Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote   Gabby Encinas, a member of the East Campus Student Life team, is majoring in psychology.   Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and […]

THE WORD: How will you clean up the world?

THE WORD: How will you clean up the world?

Photos and interviews on Desert Vista Campus by Nicholas Trujillo          

TOP 10: Spring cleaning ideas for changing things up

TOP 10: Spring cleaning ideas for changing things up

By ERIK MEDINA In with the new, out with the old. We like to change things up. Springtime isn’t only about cleaning, it’s also about reinventing ourselves. Here are my top 10 ideas for spring cleaning. Actually clean We claim to clean our house or room all year long. But do we, really? Try actually […]

TOP 10: Ways to stay safe over Spring Break

TOP 10: Ways to stay safe over Spring Break

By DAKOTA FINCHER Spring Break is right around the corner and I cannot wait to be sitting on the beach sippin’ something strong. But with great power comes great responsibility, and we still have another half of the semester to finish. Watch your drinks. My mother taught me to never accept a drink from anyone […]

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SPRING BREAK BY THE NUMBERS

Compiled by Melina Casillas   50+* Percentage of students who plan trips to locations such as Las Vegas, Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana.   5* Number of top spring break locations located in Florida: Miami, Daytona Beach, Fort Myers, Panama City Beach and Cocoa Beach.   95* Percentage of college students who share hotel rooms […]

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

Interviews and photos by Erik Medina at Desert Vista Campus “I am spending time with my brothers and sleeping in.” Bella Caballero Major: Equine veterinarian “I am going to spend time with family and friends. I’ll probably go see the latest movie and will definitely sleep in.” Chantia Kinsey Major: Hospitality “I will be studying […]