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From confusion to clarity at Pima Community College

April 18, 2019

Story and photos by ERIK MEDINA From Feb. 10 through 13, the annual Community College Legislative Summit took place in Washington, D.C.  This is a summit that Pima Community College has participated in for several years. This year, Pima attended the summit with two student representatives.  This issue, we’re focusing on Pima student Matthew Gowan, […]

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Pima’s CC geology teacher is the schist

April 4, 2019

  Story and photo by ERIK MEDINA For 16 years, John Reynolds has been teaching geology and geography at Pima Community College.  Reynolds came to Tucson because of his wife’s job at Texas Instruments transferred her. This was around the time Reynolds was retiring, so they took advantage of that.  Q: Did you always see […]

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Breaking norms and achieving more

April 4, 2019

Story and photo by ERIK MEDINA From Feb. 10 through 13, the annual Community College Legislative Summit took place in Washington, D.C.  This is a summit that Pima Community College has participated in for several years. This year, Pima attended the summit with two student representatives.  Fatuma Salat is a first-generation college student who plans […]

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Sugar Skulls take on the town; Tucson’s new indoor football team

March 29, 2019

By Hank Robichaud   There is professional football … I repeat, there is professional football in Tucson. The Sugar Skulls, a new Indoor Football League team based in Tucson, has started their inaugural season. The Indoor Football League is an eight-on-eight football game on a 50-yard field with walls that resemble that of a hockey […]

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Serving it up for students

March 25, 2019

By PARKER BROCK   Shannon Kull and Candy Richards are two of the food service workers at Pima Community College West Campus cafeteria. Kull has been working for Follet for the last 15 years and they both sat down to talk with the Aztec Press.   Q: How long have you been working here at […]

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Helping Tucson to hear the music

February 28, 2019

By JOSH GRAY Carol Carder is Pima College’s Marketing and PR Coordinator for the Center for the Arts and Pima Arts. Carder moved here, from the Midwest where she worked in the marketing department for another college, to be close to her daughter. She has been with Pima for 14 years now. Q: What do […]

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Let’s get metaphysical: a look beyond

February 28, 2019

By COSTA B. PAPPAS   The Ninth House is tucked away in Downtown Tucson on South Scott Avenue. A white minimalistic-styled room filled with spiritual objects ranging from crystals to essential oils is filled with the smell incense as soon as you enter. You’ll be met by Melisa Cole, a young woman with a calming […]

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The gospel of Kenneth Vorndran

February 14, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY Kenneth Vorndran has been an instructor at Pima Community College for 15 years, but in the mid ’90s, he found himself at a crossroads. A veteran Maryland high school English teacher of over a decade, Vorndran had come to realize that it wasn’t a job he wanted to do for the rest […]

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Mother-daughter duo take center stage in ‘Mamma Mia!’

February 14, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS Originally written by Catherine Johnson and recreated as a light-hearted and romantic work, “Mamma Mia!” will be presented by Pima Theatre. The shows will begin Feb. 21 and run through March 3. American Sign Language interpreters will be at the Feb. 28 show.  Musical numbers will include “The familiar ABBA songs including […]

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Really Digging Archaeology

December 6, 2018

By: DANIEL VELASCO Pima’s Archaeology Centre is a long standing institution that has helped students gain the necessary skills needed to become an archaeologist. “The Archaeology Centre is a facility with faculty, staff and equipment to support the education and training of archaeology students in field methods. Students learn to locate, map, document, and excavate […]

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