Features

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

March 2, 2017

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 […]

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THE WORD: What do you want from Donald Trump?

February 16, 2017

Photos and interviews by Dakota Fincher at Downtown Campus “I guess I’d like to see less homelessness because that’d be really great for us homeless people. I’d like to see more people going to school or work, or both.” Piper Dawn Major: Business   “Personally, me being a foreigner, a better view of the world. […]

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Part-time instructor, full-time rocker

February 16, 2017

  By ERIK MEDINA    In the desert and concrete beyond Interstate 10 on the south side of Tucson, you’ll find a punk rock historian at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus. Alisha Maria Vasquez, born in Tucson on Nov. 5, 1984, has lived in the city her entire life. “I’m a bubbly, punk, Chicana krip,” […]

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PCC student carves path to possibilities

February 2, 2017

By BRITTANY MATTOX The smell of roasted coffee beans infuses the air of a local Starbucks, on a gorgeous Tucson morning. Behind an HP laptop, sits one Pima Community College student who’s unlike the rest. Luis Ateca, 28, may seem like an ordinary student, but his journey to PCC has been different from most of […]

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BY THE NUMBERS – Relationships

February 2, 2017

Compiled by Elise Stahl 40 million Number of Americans who use dating sites. 53 Percentage of people who think a smile is the most attractive feature. 44 Percentage of Americans who are single (as of 2015). 43 Percentage of people who have Googled a potential partner before their first date. 40 Percentage of single people […]

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College class a good fit for 11-year-old

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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Cameroon refugee hopes to someday return

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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‘Broken’ student-vet makes makes most of life

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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Certified chef has own show on Telemex

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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

December 8, 2016

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. […]

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THE WORD: Thoughts on Trump becoming president?

November 22, 2016

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 […]

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THE WORD: What’s your favorite Thanksgiving food?

November 10, 2016

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 […]

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

October 27, 2016

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

October 27, 2016

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* […]

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‘Arizona Unseen’ spotlights Louis Carlos Bernal photos

October 27, 2016

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. […]

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