Features

Digital film czar Dakota Pollard set to graduate

December 12, 2019

By CELINA MORENO  Being a good student can be fairly easy.  However, the stress of classes, working and making sure you can survive can be very stressful. Dakota Pollard, 22, juggles all three with pretty much no issue.  Pollard is a person with many skills. From time management to workload management, he also is skilled […]

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Kombucha’s health claims overhyped

November 21, 2019

By ELLIANA KOPUT As the ecological well-being of the earth we know and love continues to suffer, so inversely grows our individual will to start living mindfully.  In considering the implications of poor environmental health, many are taking rides in the bandwagon down food trend lane.  On this issue’s analysis of current food fads, let […]

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The Top 50 Greatest Things about Pima

November 21, 2019

Photo and story by JOE GIDDENS We conclude our the best-of-Pima list in honor of Pima’s 50th anniversary in no particular order. 41. Culinary careers Pima’s culinary program at the Desert Vista campus offers a variety of options for Tucson’s aspiring master chefs to receive their education. The college offers a Culinary Arts associate degree […]

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Immerse yourself with art and music at Dusk Music Festival

November 7, 2019

  By ELLIANA KOPUT Dusk Music Festival will return Nov. 10 and 11 to Tucson at Armory Park.  The gates will open at 2 p.m. both days, and the event will end at 11 p.m. Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday. The eclectic music lineup is primarily a combination of electronic, indie and pop music.  General […]

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Hop into east side’s Hop Street Lounge

October 24, 2019

By JOSHUA SHAVER From the outside, Hop Street Lounge looks like a smaller bar. But once I walked in, I saw a really big, clean bar. Impressive. There’s a lot of room for people to lounge around, socialize and feel comfortable while drinking a variety of alcoholic beverages.  Hop Street opened about six months ago. […]

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Basketball Diaries: Instructor takes two for the team

October 24, 2019

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Spiritual puzzle creator and student publishes book

October 24, 2019

Story and photo  By ELLIANA KOPUT Shelly Emerson, a Pima Community College student, offers the gift of spiritual reminder through optimism, critical thinking, and creativity. As Emerson put it: Romans 12:6 tells us, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.” Her book “Spiritual Mazes & Puzzles” was released in […]

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Veteran writing instructor was born to teach

October 17, 2019

Story and photo by ELLIANA KOPUT Mic Denfeld is a writing instructor at Pima Community College’s West Campus.  She’s one of the oldest, most experienced, most lively and compassionate faculty members. She is held near and dear to the hearts of many.  Denfeld leads her classes through a series of assignments that aim to encourage […]

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Instructor details the never-ending battle to get published

October 10, 2019

By JERRY GILL In my early years as a professor, I tried to publish articles in very prestigious journals. One was “Mind” and it was edited by Professor Gilbert Ryle at Oxford University.  My first submission was about some of the ideas of Professor Quine at Harvard. In his brief rejection letter, Professor Ryle wrote: […]

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Now is the time for ecstatic dancing

September 26, 2019

Story and photo  by ELLIANA KOPUT    It’s not infrequently that we hear, like a bitter ghost of perpetual displeasure, “Ugh! There’s nothing to do in Tucson” echoing through the hallways at Pima Community College.  While we know that this is hyperbolic and seemingly fallacious, we must not hate the player. Instead, we should hate […]

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