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THE WORD: What is the greatest issue facing America today?

THE WORD: What is the greatest issue facing America today?

Photos and interviews by Nate Kezer “I’m gonna go with education. I Like Bernie Sander’s proposal of universal college education.” Tobias Hodges Major: Undecided “I would say gay marriage, because everyone deserves to be happy” Marisa Cannon Major: Dental Hygiene “I would say probably immigration laws, because lots of people want to immigrate to the […]

THE WORD: What advice would you give college-bound high-schoolers?

THE WORD: What advice would you give college-bound high-schoolers?

Photos and interviews by Steven Fowler

THE WORD: What do you think about Facebook having a ‘dislike’ option?

THE WORD: What do you think about Facebook having a ‘dislike’ option?

“People are going to express their opinion whether there’s a dislike button or not.” Josue Segura Major: Fire Science   “I think there’s going to be more drama.” Bianca Sahagun Major: Criminal Justice   “It would be cool to see celebrities like the Kardashians get dislikes.” Rachael Martinez Major: Undecided   “It allows people to […]

The Word:What is something you buy cheap with no hesitation?

The Word:What is something you buy cheap with no hesitation?

Photos and interviews by Micheal Romero “A burger. It’s cheap and satisfying.” AYLICE VELASCO Major: EMT “Make-up, because I wear it and I like it.” MARIA ESCANLANTE Major: Education “Hot Cheetos, they’re always a quick good snack.” MELISSA GONZALEZ Major: Biology “Clothes. If you find something and it’s cheap, of course you want it.” NALLHELY […]

THE WORD: How would you feel if your spouse was on Ashley Madison?

THE WORD: How would you feel if your spouse was on Ashley Madison?

Photos and interviews by Jessica Gonzales at West Campus

Documentary: Sex trafficking close to home

Documentary: Sex trafficking close to home

By KIT B. FASSLER Sex trafficking is happening in Tucson. Educating the public about that fact was the key purpose of a gathering held on March 24 at West Campus co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Studies Club and the Social Services Student Organization. After showing a documentary film, the groups hosted a community discussion. Most attendees […]

THE WORD: What do you think of Gov. Ducey’s education budget cuts?

THE WORD: What do you think of Gov. Ducey’s education budget cuts?

Photos and interviews by Pablo Espinosa at Downtown Campus “It’s an act of oppression.They cut the funding for the lower income people.” Eric Greer “I’m very against it. I don’t think we need more prisons. We should use the money from prisons and give it to education.” Mike Scanlon “That sucks. That’s not fair. I think the students need […]

The Word: What's your dream job and why?

The Word: What’s your dream job and why?

Photos and interviews by Alfred Dicochea III at East Campus Allison Gutierrez Major: Business “I would work for Live Nations. They work with concerts, and that is my passion. I go to concerts all the time.” Ed Colel Major: Chemical engineering “Water treatment. I want to do something that helps. I want to take messes […]

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLUB Group helps new arrivals feel at home

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CLUB Group helps new arrivals feel at home

By DANYELLE KHMARA The Pima Community College International Student Club is a place where international students can get to know each other and participate in fundraisers, class trips and community service. Club president Alejandra Fraijo moved from Sonora, Mexico, to Tucson six months ago for a better education and because Pima is close to her […]

THE WORD: What change would improve student life?

THE WORD: What change would improve student life?

Amy Copler, 20 Major: Nutrition “I would like two things: more social events that take place on campus, and more tutors available to assist students.”   Eduardo Lujan, 21 Major: Administration of Justice “I’d like to see more diverse student clubs, like a political science club or a criminal justice debate club.”   Joshua McLean, 19 […]

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

“I’m off to New Mexico to relax and visit friends and family.” Jared Phillips, 25 Major: Biology   “My friend and I are going to Rocky Point, Mexico. Jet skiing, horseback riding and a sunset cruise are all on the agenda.” Alexandra Miller, 19 Major: Nursing   “I’m going boating with family and friends at […]

Up With People celebrates 50th anniversary

Up With People celebrates 50th anniversary

BY KIT B. FASSLER and JACK KEERS Host families assembled at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus on March 2, eager to welcome an Up With People cast of 100 students from 20 countries. Rain that day surprised visitors expecting dry, warm weather in the desert. The group came to perform, do community service and hold […]

FIRST BITE: Truck offers Italian flair

FIRST BITE: Truck offers Italian flair

Editor’s note: Pima Community College has replaced cafeteria meals with food trucks. Aztec Press is investigating the new options with fork in hand. By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Jozarelli’s Italian Street Food is one of the sharpest looking food trucks parked out front of Pima Community College campuses. While the concept is nothing new, Jozarelli’s separates itself […]

Therapeutic program eases tensions

Therapeutic program eases tensions

By ALYSSA RAMER Pairs of students dot a room filled with massage tables. One massages as the other relaxes on a table. The students massaging gently push their hands into their partner’s lower back. The students were practicing an athletic massage, which is a shorter massage than the 50-minute option normally offered at Pima Community […]

Pro rodeo’s ‘dirty little secret’

Pro rodeo’s ‘dirty little secret’

By BRYN BAILER The last bucking bull burst from the chute…the final cowboy scrambled through arena dirt to dodge the Brahma’s crushing hooves…and another pro rodeo has come to a close. The sweaty, bruised, rough-stock riders spit the grit from between their teeth, grab their gear bags and head for the parking lot, where another […]