Pima celebrates its students

May 9, 2018

This year’s Multicultural Convocation will be celebrated on May 4, starting at 6 p.m. in the Aztecs Gymnasium at the West Campus. The convocation, is a more intimate celebration honoring PIma Community College graduate’s academic achievements and the entire makeup of its student body. There will be a free reception with a variety of food […]

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The lives behind the PCC All-Arizona Scholars

April 12, 2018

By CONNOR BROWN The All Arizona Academic Scholarship gives students two years of paid tuition to their choice of an Arizona university. Eleven Pima Community College students were chosen this year to receive the scholarship. These are five of the winners and their stories on what pushed them to achieve this prestigious honor. Lauren Easter […]

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Men’s Basketball: Aztecs finish as national runner up

April 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN The Pima Community College Men’s Basketball season came to an end on March, 24 when the Aztecs lost in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game 89-85 to Triton College. Even though Pima didn’t come away with the national championship, it was still a record breaking year for the men’s […]

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Aztec Press wins awards

May 5, 2016

The Aztec Press team can add two more awards to the newsroom wall of honors. The Society of Professional Journalists awarded the newspaper first place as best non-daily newspaper in its Region 11 Mark of Excellence award on April 30. The annual contest recognizes the best in college journalism. Published work from 2015 issues was […]

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Aztec Press reporters win major state awards

May 7, 2015

Aztec Press student reporters received two major awards in Arizona Press Club competition. The awards, announced May 4, were for stories published in 2014. The Aztec Press competed against statewide community newspapers, rather than in a student category. David Del Grande won first place in Community education reporting for his September 2014 investigation into Pima […]

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Aztec Press runner-up for national award

November 13, 2014

The College Media Association, the largest organization for student journalists in the country, announced its picks on Oct. 31 for best newspapers nationwide. Pima Community College’s Aztec Press took second place in its division. The announcement came during the CMA’s 93rd annual National College Media Convention, held this year in Philadelphia from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. […]

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Aztec Press wins regional awards

April 16, 2014

The Pima Community College student newspaper, Aztec Press, continues to win prestigious regional awards.   Most recently, Aztec Press was named one of two regional finalists for best all-around nondaily student newspaper when the Society of Professional Journalists named its Region 11 Mark of Excellence winners March 29.   The honor marked the fifth year […]

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Aztec Press regional finalist for Mark of Excellence award

April 2, 2014

The Aztec Press finished as one of two regional finalists for best all-around nondaily student newspaper when the Society of Professional Journalists named its Region 11 Mark of Excellence winners March 29. A California newspaper, the Southwestern College Sun, won first place. Aztec Press shared finalist honors with City on a Hill Press of the […]

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Aztec Press finalist for SPJ Mark of Excellence award

March 11, 2014

For the fifth year in a row, the Aztec Press has been named a regional finalist for a prestigious Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence award for best all-around non-daily student newspaper. SPJ will announce the first, second and third place winners at the Region 11 conference in Hawaii on March 29. Aztec Press […]

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Aztec Press wins Arizona Newspaper Association awards

October 9, 2013

Aztec Press has once again received accolades, this time from the Arizona Newspaper Association’s 2013 “Better Newspaper Contest.” Our online site,, received a first-place award for “Best Website.” Aztec Press also was awarded third place in the “Community Service/Journalistic Achievement” category. In individual awards, student Larry Gaurano received a second-place award for “Best Feature […]

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Aztec Press wins major regional award

April 18, 2013

Pima Community College’s student newspaper, Aztec Press, won a prestigious Society of Professional Journalists regional award for overall excellence. Aztec Press won third-place 2012 Mark of Excellence honors for best all-around non-daily newspaper in SPJ’s annual contest. The biweekly Aztec Press competed for the first time this year against four-year universities in the large, non-daily […]

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FROM THE EDITOR: Aztec Press continues winning awards

April 18, 2013

By CHELO GRUBB Two issues ago, we announced that our paper was a finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2012 best all-around non-daily student newspaper at a large institution in our region. The winners were announced April 13 at a conference in Las Vegas, and Aztec Press placed third. Being a finalist, we knew […]

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FROM THE EDITOR: Aztec Press ‘best all-around’ finalist

March 21, 2013

By CHELO GRUBB It’s award season in the collegiate journalism world. The Aztec Press is competing for 2012’s best all-around non-daily student newspaper at a large institution in our region. Being a finalist means we have won either first, second or third place in the Society of Professional Journalists’ prestigious Mark of Excellence category. The […]

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FROM THE EDITORS: Aztec Press wins gold, silver awards

April 5, 2012

By CHELO GRUBB and DAVID MENDEZ  Last issue, we were eagerly awaiting the final weekend of March. That weekend, the two of us, our assistant photo editor Larry Gaurano and our faculty adviser Cynthia Lancaster headed to Los Angles to attend a conference and see where our paper ranked in 2011. Going in, we knew […]

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Porter a national finalist for depression series

May 5, 2011

Aztec Press staff writer Liza Porter won a 2010 first-place regional Mark of Excellence award in feature writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. The series advanced to national competition and was named a national finalist — one of the top three feature series in the country. The Aztec Press placed third at the regional […]

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