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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 […]

Trickle-down economics doesn’t work

Trickle-down economics doesn’t work

By BRITTNEY YOUNG The theory behind trickle-down economics is that tax breaks for the wealthy will in turn benefit the middle class because the extra monetary gain “trickles” down. The idea is that all members of society benefit from this growth, which comes from those with the resources and skills to increase productive output. In […]

International trade key to state growth

International trade key to state growth

Future leaders discuss cross-border trade issues  EDITORS’ NOTE: Because this story is international in scope, Aztec Press is offering it in Spanish as well as English. By KATTA MAPES For more than 50 years, the Arizona Town Hall group has reached out to its members across the state to involve them in civil discourse on […]

Mental Health Month is just a beginning

Mental Health Month is just a beginning

By AUDRIE FORD One in five Americans will be affected by a mental condition during their lifetime, according to research by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental-health organization. Sixty-seven years ago, the nonprofit Mental Health America set May aside as Mental Health Month. While much has changed in the past […]

TOP 10: Revolutionary women

TOP 10: Revolutionary women

By BRYAN OROZCO In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, here are 10 women who fought for the rights of gender, people and/or their country. Their political thoughts and actions revolutionized their own era and set a precedent for today. Angela Davis (1944- ) Angela Davis was a political activist, a scholar and […]

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

By BRYAN OROZCO The topic of immigration is most evident within the American cultural pool. When put against the backdrop of the current presidential campaign, it is clear that it is a useful topic for gaining political support and, in a broader sense, political power. Yet when it comes to immigration, the tone from the […]

The name’s Bond... Pima County bonds

The name’s Bond… Pima County bonds

by NICK MEYERS With all the excitement over presidential debates, campaign rallies and whatever came out of Donald Trump’s mouth this week, it can be difficult to remember that we have local elections this year. Pima County voters will head to the voting booths on Nov. 3 to vote in our local elections, which is […]

Guest  Commentary

Guest Commentary

I want to emphasize that I love Pima Community College. I’ve always felt so lucky to work in higher education. Not everyone has the opportunity to make a living doing something that they love and feel passionately about. I love our mission of “providing educational pathways that ensure student success and enhance the academic, economic […]

Scholarship student goes for the gold

Scholarship student goes for the gold

By JAMIE VERWYS In college, completing assignments and making it to class are hard enough. When students manage all of that and end up receiving praise for their work, it is an example of how hard work can pay off. Pima Community College student, Andrew Paxton, will be remembered as an involved, passionate academic who […]

Students positive about new Tech Corner

Students positive about new Tech Corner

By NICK MEYERS This semester, Pima Community College rolled out a new Information Technology help desk to assist Pima students facing software troubles. The Tech Corner, located in the Downtown Campus Learning Commons, helps students with issues on their personal computers ranging from software to web assignments to phone apps. Chris Williams, a PCC IT […]

DOGPATCH- Angels doing hell work

DOGPATCH- Angels doing hell work

By DANYELLE KHMARA When you pull into Summit View Estates, the area dubbed “Dogpatch,” you pass a sign that reads “No dumping.” It’s riddled with bullet holes. Going down the dirt road, there’s scattered, run-down trailers, piles of worn-out tires, trash bags and miles of desert. Not far in, there’s a small clearing that contains […]

Struggling to balance work, class

Struggling to balance work, class

By TANISHA KNUTZEN From classes to hours of homework and balancing a social life, the college experience is a demanding time in many students’ lives. Throw a work schedule into the mix and responsibilities reach a maximum stress level. Although the demands for working students are high, the motivation to keep moving through the long […]

The writer behind Writing 101

The writer behind Writing 101

By JACK KEERS He sits in a darkened room, fingers hovering over a keyboard while sweat drips down shadowed cheeks, concentration enhanced by gentle Italian techno music. Shell shocked and numb, he realizes his book is finished. Writing 101 instructor Andrew Foster, 34, has worked part time at Pima Community College for eight years. He […]

The high cost of DUIs

The high cost of DUIs

By TANISHA KNUTZEN Making mistakes is a part of life but some mistakes cost more than just a lesson learned. A promising future for “Joe Smith” changed dramatically after he was convicted twice for driving under the influence of alcohol. “Pretty much, it’s a life sentence,” he said. “One poor decision changed my life, to […]

WAITING TO EXHALE! Some student desks a tight fit

WAITING TO EXHALE! Some student desks a tight fit

By EMERY NICOLETTI Returning to school late in life was a monumental move for me. I actually drove to my first class the night before and turned on the lights because I wanted a feel for the room. I planned to pick my desk, then arrive about 30 minutes early the next morning to make […]