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Pima’s future up for grabs

Pima’s future up for grabs

By EDDIE CELAYA I have had the fortune (some would say misfortune) of covering the Pima Community College Board of Governors since my first day on staff in January 2016. I actually volunteered for the beat after an awkward silence elicited no “pick me” from anyone else. After my first board meeting, I would have […]

Follow through with summer plans

Follow through with summer plans

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO Summer has almost arrived, and with the new season comes higher temperatures, more trips to the pool and the end of another semester. Every summer, students discuss plans and it seems like they can’t wait to make each summer memorable. So far, I’ve heard classmates say that want to go to Disneyland […]

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

By WILLIAM LANG I jumped at the opportunity when Pima Community College urged employee participation in the “Arizona Educators Conference: Liberation Not Deportation” on April 7 in South Tucson. A message from my campus president’s office said, “​We strongly encourage you to join us and get the tools you need to work​ effectively​ with immigrant […]

Exotic animals not meant to be pets

Exotic animals not meant to be pets

BY ERIK MEDINA At least once in your life, you’ve probably thought about owning an exotic pet, perhaps a fox, a monkey, a snake or even a tiger. Don’t lie: Everyone wants a tiger. They’re ferocious yet magical creatures. Let’s hope you eventually got over it. Unfortunately, some individuals actually end up owning an exotic […]

Living with depression, bipolar disorder

Living with depression, bipolar disorder

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ I recently finished watching the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a novel by Jay Asher. The show is about a depressed teenage girl who commits suicide because of bullying and sexual assault. There has been a lot of backlash regarding some episodes, but as someone who has gone through […]

Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

By EDDIE CELAYA On April 6 the United States attacked Syria with tomahawk missiles. I can’t help but notice the hypocrisy of such a move by this particular administration. To start off, let’s get something out of the way. What the Syrian government is being accused of under the rule of Bashar al-Assad is deplorable […]

Caring isn't sharing

Caring isn’t sharing

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO For next fall, I have committed to move into a house with five other people. To complicate this, I am an only child. Whenever I tell people I’m an only child, most look me up and down, roll their eyes and assume I get everything I want. Being an only child, I […]

Don't cut EPA funds

Don’t cut EPA funds

By RENE ESCOBAR Since his presidency began, President Donald Trump has signed 19 executive orders for varied reasons. One stands out to me as the destroyer of former president Barrack Obama’s legacy. That action came March 28, when Trump signed an order to cut Environmental Protection Agency funds by one fourth. He would trim roughly […]

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students: Protest tuition increase

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Students: Protest tuition increase

  Pima Community College administrators, unfortunately with the support of the Board of Governors and faculty, are incompetent with a focus on their own aggrandizement at the expense of PCC students. Witness the recent increase in student tuition to support a financially bloated administration and faculty, notwithstanding a 30-plus percent decline in student enrollment within […]

FROM THE EDITOR: With great title, comes great responsibility

FROM THE EDITOR: With great title, comes great responsibility

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO This year I dropped the ball as the web editor. I didn’t make daily updates. I didn’t change the website. I didn’t inspire people to, either. What I did was just take a title that had a lot responsibility and throw it down the drain. However, next year will be different. Next […]

OPINION: Word to misogynists: Stop the slut-shaming

OPINION: Word to misogynists: Stop the slut-shaming

Hello, my name is Dakota Fincher and I’m a slut. I am a slut because most times I forego wearing a bra. My shorts may show a little too much skin on a 110-degree day in sunny Arizona.  Because of my sex appeal, my body count must be through the roof.  I’m sorry, let me explain. It is time to shame […]

OPINION: Republicans prove inept in first test

OPINION: Republicans prove inept in first test

The month of March marked a seminal defeat for the Trump White House and congressional Republicans. The American Health Care Act, the long-awaited Republican answer to “Obamacare,” went down without a vote as House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the un popular bill. From the moment the “Obamacare” Af fordable Care Act passed both houses of Congress and was signed into law by then President […]

OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

Who or what can stop the drug flow into our country? President Donald Trump? Border Patrol agents? A wall? The answer is simple: nothing. Trump has vowed to “destroy criminal cartels.” How is he going to accomplish such a feat? Hell, I don’t even know how any country can. Cartels are an intricate and complex infrastructure with multiple leaders supervising numerous aspects of […]

FROM THE EDITOR(S): Friendship begins in newsroom

FROM THE EDITOR(S): Friendship begins in newsroom

By KATELYN ROBERTS and ASHLEY MUÑOZ Roberts: Maybe you’re just starting with the Press. Maybe you’ve followed Pima Community College’s student newspaper since its inception in 1970. No matter when you picked up your first issue, my co-editor and I would like to thank you. Ashley Muñoz and I are the photo editors for this very newspaper you cradle in your hands, […]

Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

By CASEY MUSE JR. I am always talking about how lucky I have been to have had an opportunity to be a part of the Aztec Press. I was one of those people who had no idea what they wanted to do with their life after graduating from high school. After working full time for […]