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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 […]

AZTEC CALENDAR: April 20 - May 3

AZTEC CALENDAR: April 20 – May 3

CAMPUS EVENTS April 20-30: “Three Sisters,” West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $18 with discounts available. Box office: 206-6986. April 25: PCC Jazz Ensemble, West Campus Center for the Arts, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $6, with discounts available. Box office: 206-6986. April 25: I3 Film […]

‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Like many Pima Community College students, Mathew Merriman relies on the PCC financial aid department to provide reassurance and assistance for his financial aid disbursement. Merriman had ongoing issues with his financial aid since January. The problems were resolved in late March. He began contacting the PCC financial aid department in January […]

#ActualLivingScientists

#ActualLivingScientists

By KATELYN ROBERTS “Tucson was not party central in geology terms until about 50 million years ago,” Assistant Vice Chancellor Nic Richmond said in a STEM discussion at Pima Community College on March 30. Richmond, who also instructs geology classes at PCC, was one of three “#ActualLivingScientists” on the bill to speak during the steam […]

Task force seeks ways to lower cost of textbooks

Task force seeks ways to lower cost of textbooks

By DAKOTA FINCHER As college costs continue to rise, some students spend more on textbooks than they pay for tuition. Pima Community College student Sasha Brown wants to help students succeed by providing cheaper ways to get textbooks. Brown is a member of Pima’s InterCampus Council and Textbook Task Force. She is also part of […]

THE WORD: Are you taking it easy or buckling down?

THE WORD: Are you taking it easy or buckling down?

Photos and interviews by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote on East Campus   “I got my break, on Spring Break.” Marina Larson Major: Veterinary assistant   “As you go through the semester, the material only gets harder. If you start relaxing after midterms, it’s not gonna get better.” Ian Long Major: Engineering   “I’ve been buckling […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Elyssia Chavarria

FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Elyssia Chavarria

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Erik Medina Elyssia Chavarria takes classes at Northwest Campus and works as a student aide at the West Campus Library. She plans on transferring to the University of Arizona to become an American Sign Language interpreter. She […]

TOP 10: Ways to handle stress

TOP 10: Ways to handle stress

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO We all experience stress. It walks in and out of our daily lives, and can easily take over if we don’t take action. There are many ways to manage stress, but here are my top 10 easy ways to ease your worries. Figure out what is stressing you. Sometimes, we are overwhelmed […]

PIMA BRIEFS

PIMA BRIEFS

‘RISE UP’ seeks to empower women Forty Pima Community College students can attend a free women’s empowerment conference on April 8 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the West Campus community room, JG-05. Lunch will be provided. “RISE UP” embraces themes of radiate, innovate, service, empowerment, unify and purpose. Guest speakers and sessions will help participants […]

Accreditor releases Pima from notice

Accreditor releases Pima from notice

By MELINA CASILLAS After five years of being on probation and notice, the Higher Learning Commission has recognized Pima Community College’s improvement and has removed the college from “notice.” PCC began facing scrutiny after the summer of 2012 when allegations of sexual misconduct against ex-Chancellor Ray Flores became public. The college was first placed on […]

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

Monthly board meeting goes long, gets personal

By EDDIE CELAYA The March 8 Pima Community College Governing Board meeting will be remembered for two reasons: its nearly intolerable length and its bombshell accusations. A scheduled vote on the college’s most important issue, tuition rates, was postponed. The nearly five and a half hour long meeting tested the patience of the board members, […]

FIVE QUESTIONS: A brief conversation with Ashley Goode

FIVE QUESTIONS: A brief conversation with Ashley Goode

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions.   Compiled by Nicholas Trujillo Ashley Goode is a student at PCC and a mother at home. She’s studying behavioral health at Desert Vista Campus and loves to have “Goode” days. Question 1: What classes are you enjoying most, […]

THE WORD: How do you spend your extra money?

THE WORD: How do you spend your extra money?

Interviews and photos by Elise Stahl at Northwest Campus   “Usually on either crafts or on the kids I babysit.” Caleb Kern Major: Nursing   “Sometimes I spend it on clothes or something, but mostly I’ve been saving it to get gas and stuff like that.” Ashley Dixon Major: Business   “Smoothies and Starbucks.” Amy […]