Insight

I’m grateful to be a teacher

February 21, 2018

By JERRY H. GILL When I was in high school, I read a book titled “Lucky to be a Yankee” by Joe DiMaggio, the great New York Yankee baseball player. Today, I would like to share with you why I feel lucky to be a teacher. In addition to the pleasure of getting to know […]

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Japanese Festival returns to Pima

February 21, 2018

Photos and story by JOE GIDDENS There was a big fight feel hanging in the air at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus, as the crowd cheered and the young squealed with delight as people used traditional Japanese wooden mallets to pulverize the rice in mortar to make mochi. Working quickly and bringing the hammers down […]

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I.T. GIRL: Is it too late to save the internet?

December 7, 2017

Is it too late to save the internet?   By KATELYN ROBERTS @kateroseroberts It’s a place we go when we’re in need of information, communication, advice, entertainment, news, humor, attention, help: the internet. Despite internet bills’ insanely expensive prices, and my strong desire for free Wi-Fi everywhere (knowledge is power), the internet may become less […]

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Take me to your leader

October 19, 2017

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 […]

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Pima’s future up for grabs

May 4, 2017

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 […]

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Follow through with summer plans

May 4, 2017

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 […]

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DACA conference provides eye-opening information

May 4, 2017

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 […]

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Exotic animals not meant to be pets

May 4, 2017

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 […]

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Living with depression, bipolar disorder

May 4, 2017

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 […]

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FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: We promise indepth news coverage

February 16, 2017

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 […]

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Hello! Hola! Ni Hao! Salut! Hujambo!

February 16, 2017

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 […]

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Sudanese-born student helps a world in need

December 8, 2016

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, […]

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State budget harms community colleges

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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Believing in the power, not the institution

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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

December 8, 2016

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 […]

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