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THE WORD: Which music genre motivates you the most?

THE WORD: Which music genre motivates you the most?

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“When I’m studying, I listen to symphonies by Schubert because they have no lyrics in them.”

Anmol Jain

Major: Computer Science

Pg03-Ariela

“I grew up listening to jazz. It helps me focus and relax myself.”

Ariela Edelman

Major: Medical Lab Tech

Pg03-Jonathan

“Anything hardcore or heavy, like hip-hop or metal.” 

Jonathan Vasquez

Major: Dental Hygiene

Pg03-Kaity

“It varies. Whatever fits my mood that day.”

Kaity Lopiccolo

Major: Nursing

Pg03-Tyler

“While I work out, I generally listen to something uptempo that I can sing along with to keep me going.”

Tyler Mercer

Major: Undecided

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THE WORD: What are you most ungrateful for this semester?

THE WORD: What are you most ungrateful for this semester?

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Tabby McCarty

“The fact that I still can’t make a career choice after three years of school.”

Tabby McCarty

Major: Undecided

"This cold weather lately. I'm not a fan cold, that's why I'm in Arizona"

“This cold weather lately. I’m not a fan cold, that’s why I’m in Arizona”

Luke Smith

Major: Business

 

Isabella Gomez

“The 29 exams I will have taken or still have to take this semester.”

Isabella Lopez

Major: Dental Assistant Education

Bakarie Wilks

“The chemistry class I have this semester, because I never took chemistry before and the class is online. So it’s a challenge.”

Bakarie Wilks

Major: Veterinary Science

Quinn Hoenig

“Guests who come over and use a dish and they don’t wash it. Washing a dish is just an easy thing to do.”

Quinn Hoenig

Major: Hydrology

 

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The Word: If you went to Comic-Con, what or who would go as and why?

The Word: If you went to Comic-Con, what or who would go as and why?

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“I actually do cosplay. I would go as Ninja Brian from Ninja Sex Party because it’s the only costume where people laugh and applaud you flipping them off.” Adam Metzger Major: Art Education

“I actually do cosplay. I would go as Ninja Brian from Ninja Sex Party because it’s the only costume where people laugh and applaud you flipping them off.”
Adam Metzger
Major: Art Education

“Last year I went as Meiko from Vocaloid. I will probably just go wearing my Star Wars shirt. I hope the guy that makes the Friday the 13th comics comes.” Mireya Piña Major: Animatio

“Last year I went as Meiko from Vocaloid. I will probably just go wearing my Star Wars shirt. I hope the guy that makes the Friday the 13th comics comes.”
Mireya Piña
Major: Animatio

“I’m probably going to do something really casual because it’s not as big of a convention. I may just go in my normal clothes.” Erika Kendall Major: Digital Art

“I’m probably going to do something really casual because it’s not as big of a convention. I may just go in my normal clothes.”
Erika Kendall
Major: Digital Art

“[I would be] a character named Ioriya-gami from the game King of Fighters because ever since I was a kid I thought he was a really cool character.” Eli Peskin Major: Digital Art

“[I would be] a character named Ioriya-gami from the game King of Fighters because ever since I was a kid I thought he was a really cool character.”
Eli Peskin
Major: Digital Art

“I would cosplay Wonder Woman because she was one of the first ones to be a super-hero. She was really iconic.” Vanessa Reynaga Major: Digital Arts and Film

“I would cosplay Wonder Woman because she was one of the first ones to be a super-hero. She was really iconic.”
Vanessa Reynaga
Major: Digital Arts and Film

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

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

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Photos and interviews by Nate Kezer

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“I’m gonna go with education. I Like Bernie Sander’s proposal of universal college education.”

Tobias Hodges

Major: Undecided

Pg03-Marisa Cannon

“I would say gay marriage, because everyone deserves to be happy”

Marisa Cannon

Major: Dental Hygiene

Pg03-Micheal Laforge

“I would say probably immigration laws, because lots of people want to immigrate to the US and that can have an effect on jobs and the economy”

Michael Laforge

Major: Digital Arts

Pg03-Tara Wright

“Homelessness rates and how they are treated. We need more of a way to get them assistance.”

Tara Wright

Major: General Education

Pg03-Gregory Siow

“I would say gun control because of all the recent shootings.”

Gregory Siow

Major: Digital and Film Animation

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

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

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Photos and interviews by Steven Fowler

“Have a good idea of what you are going to do for the future so you don’t waste your time.” Marcus Molina Major: Pharmacy Tech

“Have a good idea of what you are going to do for the future so you don’t waste your time.”
Marcus Molina
Major: Pharmacy Tech

"Keep your dreams in front of you, study hard and stay true to yourself.” Christian Silva Major: Journalism

“Keep your dreams in front of you, study hard and stay true to yourself.”
Christian Silva
Major: Journalism

“Your grades. It’s really hard to try and get into a college with a low GPA.” Amanda Giannelli Major: Broadcast Journalism

“Your grades. It’s really hard to try and get into a college with a low GPA.”
Amanda Giannelli
Major: Broadcast Journalism

“Be prepared to do a lot more work. This is your time to search for what you want to do in life.” Julia Mona Major: Nursing

“Be prepared to do a lot more work. This is your time to search for what you want to do in life.”
Julia Mona
Major: Nursing

 “Make sure to take advantage of the time you have to do homework.” Kendra Curnett Major: Visual Arts


“Make sure to take advantage of the time you have to do homework.”
Kendra Curnett
Major: Visual Arts

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

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

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“People are going to express their opinion whether there’s a dislike button or not.”

Josue Segura
Major: Fire Science

 

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“I think there’s going to be more drama.”

Bianca Sahagun
Major: Criminal Justice

 

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“It would be cool to see celebrities like the Kardashians get dislikes.”

Rachael Martinez
Major: Undecided

 

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“It allows people to express themselves more freely.”

Karen Padron
Major: Nursing

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“I think it’s a good idea to have because if you don’t like a post, it will give them a clear idea.”

Gustavo Rios
Major: Undecided

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

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

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Photos and interviews by Micheal Romero

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“A burger. It’s cheap and satisfying.”

AYLICE VELASCO

Major: EMT

Pg03-Maria Escalante

“Make-up, because I wear it and I like it.”

MARIA ESCANLANTE

Major: Education

Pg03-Melissa Gonzalez

“Hot Cheetos, they’re always a quick good snack.”

MELISSA GONZALEZ

Major: Biology

Pg03-Nallhely Martinez

“Clothes. If you find something and it’s cheap, of course you want it.”

NALLHELY MARTINEZ

Major: Behavior Health Technician

Pg03-Pancho Moreno

“If there’s a cheap ass shirt, I’m like ‘Yo, I need this, it’s fresh as fuck.’”

PANCHO MORENO

Major: Civil Engineering

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

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Photos and interviews by Jessica Gonzales at West Campus

 “I’d feel betrayed.” ROSA MARIA QUINTANA Major: Social Science

“I’d feel betrayed.”
ROSA MARIA QUINTANA
Major: Social Science

“I don’t have a spouse but if I did, it would probably end.” JOSE DANIEL CAMPA Major: Undecided

“I don’t have a spouse but if I did, it would probably end.”
JOSE DANIEL CAMPA
Major: Undecided

“I would have a conversation to figure out what happened with our relationship, why they felt that they had to go see someone else to get it taken care of.” JESSICA DEMER Major: Fashion Design

“I would have a conversation to figure out what happened with our relationship, why they felt that they had to go see someone else to get it taken care of.”
JESSICA DEMER
Major: Fashion Design

“I would kinda feel a little betrayed, since the sole purpose is to have an affair with other couples.” MICHAEL CUTSHALL Major: Computer Science

“I would kinda feel a little betrayed, since the sole purpose is to have an affair with other couples.”
MICHAEL CUTSHALL
Major: Computer Science

“I’d probably feel betrayed, let down.” ANNA FIGUEROA Major: Physiology

“I’d probably feel betrayed, let down.”
ANNA FIGUEROA
Major: Physiology

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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?

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Photos and interviews by Pablo Espinosa at Downtown Campus

Pg03-Word-Eric Greer

“It’s an act of oppression.They cut the funding for the lower income people.”

Eric Greer

Pg03-Word-Mike Scanlon

“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

Pg03-Word-Maria Carillo

“That sucks. That’s not fair. I think the students need the money more. Why should we build more prisons when we’ve got to focus on education?”

Maria Carrillo

Pg03-Word-Cynthia Dalid

“I don’t think that is fair because we actually need it. I thought the prisons were getting enough money. It makes no sense.”

Cynthia Dalid

Pg03-Word-Rene Lopez

“It’s a bad idea to take away from education, which is our future. If he wanted to make more money, he should invest in education so people can get better jobs.”

Rene Lopez

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

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

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Photos and interviews by Alfred Dicochea III at East Campus

Pg03-Word-Allison Gutierrez

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.”

Pg03-Word-Ed Colel

Ed Colel
Major: Chemical engineering

“Water treatment. I want to do something that helps. I want to take messes and fix them.”

 

Pg03-Word-Jesse Sigurdsson

Jesse Sigurdsson  
Major: General studies

“What I’m doing now. I’m a missionary for a club on campus. It’s just what I love.” 

Pg03-Word-Kaitlyn Lane

Kaitlyn Lane 
Major: Associate of Science  

“Astrobiologist. I’m fascinated by it. You stop and look up, and you can’t see what’s out there with your eyes.”

 

Pg03-Word-Sam Schmid

Sam Schmid
Major: Veterinary assistant

“To be a veterinarian, because I love animals. If there is an animal in my house, it is because of me.”

 

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THE WORD: What change would improve student life?

THE WORD: What change would improve student life?

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Amy Copler, 20

Major: Nutrition

Pg03-Word-Amy Copler

“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

Pg03-Word-Eduardo Lujan

“I’d like to see more diverse student clubs, like a political science club or a criminal justice debate club.”

 

Joshua McLean, 19
Major:  Engineering

Pg03-Word-Joshua McLean

“I’d like to see better customer service in the bookstore and in the new cafeteria.”

 

Kari Mattias, 20 
Major: Nutrition

Pg03-Word-Kari Mattias

“I would like to see the tutoring center more accessible on Saturdays. Basically, more tutors, longer hours.”

 

Monique Carillo, 26
Major: Computer Science

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“I would like better communication between students and advisors. I’d also like to see better communication between advisors and between advisors and administration. Sometimes you get totally different information from each one.”

Photos and interviews by Emery Nicoletti on East Campus.

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THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

THE WORD: What are your plans for Spring Break?

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Pg03-Word-Jared Phillips

“I’m off to New Mexico to relax and visit friends and family.”

Jared Phillips, 25

Major: Biology

 

Pg03-Word-Alexandra Miller

“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

 

Pg03-Word-Andrew McGlaughlin

“I’m going boating with family and friends at Lake Pleasant and Lake Roosevelt. We’re going to get some wakeboard time in.”

Andrew McGlaughlin, 20

Major: Business

 

Pg03-Word-Amerillis Beager

“I’m taking my dogs to San Diego so we can run on the beach.”

Amerillis “Emmy” Beager, 19

Major: Liberal Arts

 

Pg03-Word-Allen Ganuelas

“Some friends have a cabin in Idaho, so I’m joining them to go snowboarding.”

Allen Ganuelas, 19

Major: Aerospace Engineering

 

 

Photos and interviews by Emery Nicoletti on Northwest Campus

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THE WORD: What inspired you to return to school?

THE WORD: What inspired you to return to school?

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Interviews and photos at Downtown Campus by Emery Nicoletti

“I’ve had a desire to learn how to weld for a while. I’m a metal artist. I can now mark this off of my bucket list.” Leonard Castro, 63 Retired, City of Tucson admin. Welding student

“I’ve had a desire to learn how to weld for a while. I’m a metal artist. I can now mark this off of my bucket list.”
Leonard Castro, 63
Retired, City of Tucson administrator
Welding student

“I was given a paid semester to Pima Community College from the VA, which encouraged me to enroll here. I have made many friends and connections.” Nick Christensen, 48 Military veteran Paralegal major

“I was given a paid semester
to Pima Community College
from the VA, which encouraged me to enroll here. I have made many friends and connections. I love Pima, but hate the elementary school sized desks. ”
Nick Christensen, 48
Military veteran
Paralegal major

“I moved here from Sonora, Mexico, two years ago. I speak Spanish and French, and am here to improve my English-speaking skills. I love studying and continuing my education.” Carmen Martinez, 60 Language/translation major

“I moved here from Sonora, Mexico, two years ago. I speak Spanish and French, and am here to improve my English-speaking skills. I love studying and continuing my education.”
Carmen Martinez, 60
Language/translation major

“I’m taking electrical classes here at the Downtown Campus. I’m working on expanding my opportunities in a field I currently work in.” Mandarke Florez, 42 University of Arizona employee Electrical student

“I’m taking electrical classes here at the Downtown Campus. I’m working onexpanding my opportunities in a field I currently work in.”
Mandarke Florez, 42
University of Arizona employee
Electrical student

“I’ve always wanted my degree. I’m semi-retired and now I’ve got the time.” Robert Leon, 62 Semi-retired, sales Undeclared major

“I’ve always wanted my degree. I’m semi-retired and now I’ve got the time.”
Robert Leon, 62
Semi-retired, sales
Undeclared major

 

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THE WORD: What happened to Ebola?

THE WORD: What happened to Ebola?

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It was a scam from the American government. I think that the G7  Summit got together and decided to spread fear.”

Ruben Dario Cervantes 

Major: Political Science

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“People forgot about it. People didn’t care until it came to America, then they stopped caring again.”

Jovany Pallanes

Major: Engineering

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“I think the biggest thing was people were panicking. It never really spread in the United States. It stayed in the hospitals.”

Asheley Costello

Major: Biochemistry

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“I think they found a cure and people got a vaccine. I heard some people say that you could change into a zombie, like you get zombie-like side effects.”

Georimar Soza

Major: Education

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I don’t think it really existed. I just think they put it out there to scare. I think if it really existed, they would of found a vaccine.”

Evelyn Veloz

Major: Education

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THE WORD: Have you been in love? How did you know?

THE WORD: Have you been in love? How did you know?

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Pg03-Word-Melissa Dormady

“I’ve been in love a few times. I thought that person was amazing, with flaws and everything. I just needed to be with them and didn’t really care about being with anybody else.”

Melissa Dormady
Major: Nursing

Pg03-Word-Yancey Goines

Yes I have. I just think you just kind of do. It’s almost hard to put into words when you’re in love. When you can’t stop yourself from saying it to the other person.”

Yancey Goines
Major: Music

Pg03-Word-Melinda Hill

“I’m engaged to be married, so I am in love. You know how people say that you know, like you have a gut instinct? You have that. Once you meet someone that is just for you, you know.”

Melinda Hill
Major: Nursing

Pg03-Word-Philip Wetherbee

“Yes. I would say when you’re willing to put the well-being of that other person above your own well-being, no matter how much it inconveniences you.”
Philip Wetherbee
Major: Environmental science

Pg03-Word-Stephanie Loreto

“Yes. I know I am in love, because I want to marry this person. I’m engaged to him and I’m gonna move to another country for him. I want to share my life with this person.”

Stephanie Loreto
Major: Fitness

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