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Two distracted driving bills vie for passage

April 18, 2019

By KYLE KERSEY There are two competing measures passing through the Arizona legislature aimed at curbing distracted driving on a statewide level. The first is Senate Bill 1165, which would make it illegal to hold a cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. Hands-free voice-based communication would be exempt from the law, but it would […]

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PCC holds Respiratory Care Conference at Downtown Campus

April 18, 2019

By DRAEDON LEDBETTER The Arizona State Society for Respiratory Care held a conference April 3 in the Amethyst Room on Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus. The event ran from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “This is one of my proudest moments in my 14 years of affiliation with the respiratory therapy program at Pima Community College,” said […]

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PCC holds space for Team 18029’s weed-killing device

April 18, 2019

By DRAEDON LEDBETTER Pima Community College has started a partnership with the University of Arizona’s ENGR 498 class.  UA Engineering needed more space to work, which meant moving the initiative moved its operation to the Mechatronics lab at the Downtown campus.  The capstone project that Team 18029 has been working on is a weed-killing device.  […]

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Monaco takes lead as Pima’s athletic director

April 18, 2019

Jim Monaco is the new Athletic Director for Pima Community College and spoke to the Press about his duties and his transition from football coach to the Athletic Director. He gave us insight on what it is that an Athletic Director does and how he will be performing these new tasks. Q: What was the […]

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How Pima and the UA kill the weeds

April 18, 2019

Story and photo By DRAEDON LEDBETTER Pima Community College has started a partnership with the University of Arizona’s ENGR 498 class.  UA Engineering needed more space to work, which meant moving the initiative moved its operation to the Mechatronics lab at the Downtown campus.  The capstone project that Team 18029 has been working on is […]

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Giving prisoners a second chance at Pima

April 4, 2019

By COSTA B. PAPPAS Inmates can spend years inside county jails. When they are released into the world with their freedom returned, they often have little to no job experience or the necessary education. This is often compounded by the fact returning home can be a battle of its own. After all, spending time inside […]

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Pima’s Access and Disability Resources

April 4, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS and DRAEDON LEDBETTER Access and Disability Resources is open to students with disabilities at Pima Community College at every campus.  ADR offers low, medium and higher forms of technologies. Screen reading and voice recognition software are examples of some forms of higher technology. Digital recorders or smart pens can be considered medium […]

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What the HLC report means for Pima College

April 4, 2019

By AMARIS ENCINAS The Higher Learning Commission is a Chicago based regional accreditation institution that, “accredited degree-granting colleges and universities that are based in a nineteen stage region basis of the United States.  The HLC’s mission as a regional accreditor is to, “validate the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects […]

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New free educational services for our veterans

April 4, 2019

Story and photo by  KYLE MCDANIEL If you’re in the military and are looking to continue your education after your service, there’s the Veterans Upward Bound Program.  It’s a program that helps you continue your education after and sometimes during your service.  This is the second year of the five-year grant, and the program recently […]

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All aboard The Aztec Resource Center

April 4, 2019

Story and photo by PARKER BROCK   Pima Community College is building the Aztec Resource Center and Food Bank and everybody is getting on board.  The ARC is a student-driven initiative to provide more for students in need and is located at the West and Desert Vista campuses. The initiative is headed by Rachael Lord, […]

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