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Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

Free conferences at PCC teach students new leadership skills By MICHELA WILSON At 29, I’ve almost grown out of my teenage Daria phase. So when Pima Community College offered a free leadership conference, it made sense to sign up. The Sept. 29 conference was called Emerging Leaders and is just one of several leadership opportunities available […]

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 […]

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: We promise indepth news coverage

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: We promise indepth news coverage

By EDDIE CELAYA Let me start off by saying it’s good to be back in my old Eddie-tor spot. For that, a big thanks is in order to current editor-in-chief Melina Casillas. The content of the paper will only get better under her leadership. Thank co-photo editor Kate Roberts for the paper’s clean, hip new […]

Hello! Hola! Ni Hao! Salut! Hujambo!

Hello! Hola! Ni Hao! Salut! Hujambo!

By ERIK MEDINA For some reason, many residents of the United States think it’s “un-American” to speak a language other than English. In reality, the U.S. does not have a national language. Many of our citizens use the excuse of “it’s freedom of speech” when speaking their mind, but harass individuals who are speaking another […]

Sudanese-born student helps a world in need

Sudanese-born student helps a world in need

By DAVID PUJOL Ibrahim Younis, a 44-year-old Sudanese-born Tucsonan, has worked as a coordinator for Doctors Without Borders since 1997. “To save a life, to feed people, to be able to make this change, it’s addictive,” Younis said during a Pima Community College presentation that drew students, faculty and community members. “When you’re back home, […]

State budget harms community colleges

State budget harms community colleges

By BRITTNEY YOUNG The more time spent looking at Gov. Doug Ducey’s educational funding budget, the more it sucks. Kindergarten through 12th grade spending isn’t the only thing that has been reworked in the governor’s new plan to redefine educational spending. Community colleges have endured the most in Arizona’s “redefined” state funding. Rather than rework […]

Believing in the power, not the institution

Believing in the power, not the institution

By MARIA ANGULO I am a person of faith. I believe in a higher power. I believe in God. But I disagree with most of what the church has to say. Sunday has been church day ever since I was a little kid. I grew up with a Christian mom who came from a very […]

GUEST COLUMN: Lyft, Uber prime time a rip-off

GUEST COLUMN: Lyft, Uber prime time a rip-off

By ISABEL FORSMAN Things that should be illegal: stealing, murder, drug use and prime time on Lyft and Uber rides. As a college student, I use Lyft and/or Uber when I don’t want to drive on the weekends. Ergo, I always use it. Prime time happens when potential customers request an excessive number of Lyft […]

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

By KATELYN ROBERTS While on Facebook the other day, I received a notification from my friend Mike. His profile picture appeared to the left of his witty comment and I clicked on the thumbnail to get a closer look. That had been his picture for awhile now, and I could tell it was a childhood […]

A living wage for real, living people

A living wage for real, living people

By NICK MEYERS In November, Arizonans will have an opportunity to vote on the first minimum wage initiative since 2006. Proposition 206 will increase the wage from $8.05 to $10 starting on New Year’s Day, to $10.50 a year after that, to $11 a year after that and to $12 in 2020. Minimum wage initiatives […]

Increase could hurt workers

Increase could hurt workers

  By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO No one works at minimum wage in my family except me. I’m the youngest. A proposal on the November ballot would not provide a whole lot of improvement. Proposition 206 would increase the minimum wage from its dormant state at $8.05 an hour to $10 in 2017, then slowly creep to […]