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Veteran finds life work as counselor

Veteran finds life work as counselor

By NATHAN PETERSON Transitions between military and civilian life can be difficult, as those two worlds are polar opposites. Pima Community College student and retired Navy sailor Baudelio “Rudy” Alegria knows the transition all too well. Before military life, Alegria was a student at Tucson High School. He played three sports, including baseball. The baseball […]

R.I.S.E. – Resources. Information. Services. Education.

R.I.S.E. – Resources. Information. Services. Education.

By ROBYN ZELICKSON A common misconception about homelessness is that people choose to live on the streets. But, it’s not always a choice. Most often, it’s unfortunate and uncontrollable circumstances of one sort or another. To try and alleviate some of those circumstances, Pima Community College students held an event at Downtown Campus on April […]

High school newspaper bill pulled, now in limbo

High school newspaper bill pulled, now in limbo

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO After unanimously passing the Arizona State Senate, State Bill 1384 failed to get past the House. The bill granted student journalists better protections against school administrations. It enabled student editors, instead of advisers, to regulate the content of their newspapers. Sen. Kimberly Yee, R-District 20, introduced the bill, but House Majority Leader John […]

Counting down the days until summer

Counting down the days until summer

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

Gonzales issues letter, challenges PCC counsel

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors voted during the April 12 meeting to limit debate for the sake of time and efficiency, spurring another round of contentious motions and requests. The action followed an epic five-and-a-half-hour long board meeting on March 8. During the meeting, District 5 Representative Luis Gonzales clashed […]

Pima Briefs

Pima Briefs

Northwest Campus hosting Cram Jam Northwest Campus will hold its annual Cram Jam on May 8-9 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Student Life Center. NWC Student Life partners with the Tutoring Center each year to create a communal finals-studying environment. Students have the option to join a study group, or meet one-on-one with a […]

AZTEC CALENDAR: May 4-18

AZTEC CALENDAR: May 4-18

CAMPUS EVENTS May 4: Stress relief session, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Stop by to learn new ways to relieve stress before finals week. Details: Student Life, 206-2121. May 8 and 9: CRAM JAM, Northwest Campus Student Life Center, D-201, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Join a large study group or have a […]

Dropout turns All-USA honoree

Dropout turns All-USA honoree

By ELISE STAHL Of all the words to describe Liz Pennington, the new member of Phi Theta Kappa’s 2017 All-USA Community College Academic Team, “college dropout” would likely not come to mind. But Pennington, a graduating Pima student who will transfer to the University of Arizona to complete her studies, once dropped out of that […]

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

Kucivers’ fight typical for veterans

“In the Army, we’re all brothers. We protect each other. Here, there’s no bond, it’s everyone for themselves.” Dan Kuciver, retired Army staff sergeant Stories and photos by ROBYN ZELICKSON Retired Army Staff Sergeant Dan Kuciver sits quietly at the table in his dining room, hooked up to his oxygen machine. His wife Karen, the […]

Tuition on the rise (again)

Tuition on the rise (again)

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College Board of Governors voted to raise tuition for the upcoming school year by $3, bringing the rate to $81.50 per credit hour. The board also voted to add a $75 per semester fee for all out-of-state and international students. Before the vote, board members laid out their reasoning […]

Student newspaper bill reaches halfway mark

Student newspaper bill reaches halfway mark

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Almost five months after its inception, Arizona Senate Bill 1384 is nearly halfway through the process of becoming law. The bill would allow more protection for high school journalists to freely cover news without fear of censorship from administrators, alleviating restrictions from a 1988 case known as Hazelwood vs. Kuhlmeier. In the […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

FIVE QUESTIONS: Gabby Encinas

A quick conversation with Gabby Encinas  Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote   Gabby Encinas, a member of the East Campus Student Life team, is majoring in psychology.   Question 1: What classes are you enjoying the most and […]

DON'T CALL ME A B****

DON’T CALL ME A B****

TOP 10: Spring cleaning ideas for changing things up

TOP 10: Spring cleaning ideas for changing things up

By ERIK MEDINA In with the new, out with the old. We like to change things up. Springtime isn’t only about cleaning, it’s also about reinventing ourselves. Here are my top 10 ideas for spring cleaning. Actually clean We claim to clean our house or room all year long. But do we, really? Try actually […]

Pima Briefs

Pima Briefs

Feeling stressed? Try therapeutic petting zoo East Campus Student Life will help students deal with end-of-semester stress by providing furry friends to play with. Stop by the Therapeutic Petting Zoo on April 26 from 10 a.m.-noon in the East Campus courtyard. For details, call Student Life at 206-7616. -By Dale Villeburn Old Coyote   East […]