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Catching a bullet: Preventing gun violence

Catching a bullet: Preventing gun violence

By COLE POTWARDOWSKI The need to avert gun violence in schools has risen since the Newtown, Conn., massacre last year, but Arizona lawmakers are stumped trying to find solutions. On Dec. 26, 2012, shortly after Connecticut’s Sandy Hook shootings, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne issued his ideas to avert another massacre. His ideal solution was […]

Death from above: Drone use raises questions

Death from above: Drone use raises questions

By ANDREW PAXTON The Obama administration’s drone program is receiving growing scrutiny lately, especially as the use of Unmanned Arial Vehicles over America continues to grow. Many question the legality and morality of the government’s surveillance and targeted assassination programs. Thousands across the globe have been killed, and countless more have been negatively affected by […]

THINGS I DON’T GIVE A S&*! ABOUT: Why should anyone care about me? I don’t

THINGS I DON’T GIVE A S&*! ABOUT: Why should anyone care about me? I don’t

By MYLO ERICKSON One of the things in my life that I care very little about is, well … me. I don’t take myself too seriously. I’m not in denial about my weight or looks. I do own a mirror, which I must replace every time I take a look. However, during high school and […]

Sadly, it’s time to go somewhere new

Sadly, it’s time to go somewhere new

By MIKI JENNINGS I’ve spent four semesters on staff at the Aztec Press, working in different capacities: as a reporter, covering our social media posts for a semester and overseeing the Arts and Entertainment section for the last two semesters. I’ve helped newbie reporters get started and find their footing, and I feel confident about […]

I’m not crazy, just a little unwell

I’m not crazy, just a little unwell

By APRIL GEORGE I don’t like to talk about my illnesses. It makes me feel like I’m whining, despite countless people telling me I should talk about it more. Unfortunately, my anxiety kicks in and I start wondering if they’re only telling me that to make me feel better. It’s an awful, endless cycle. I […]

Comic: Down Time

Comic: Down Time

Trust me: Asperger’s is no gift

Trust me: Asperger’s is no gift

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON  I’ve dealt with Asperger’s syndrome for all my life, unable to find a proper medication until the end of high school. For years, I struggled with fits. I still have problems interacting with others on a daily basis. The educational help I received served only to keep me in school, not […]

MY TUCSON: City serves up diverse plates

MY TUCSON: City serves up diverse plates

By ERIC KLUMP   To those unfamiliar with it, Tucson may appear to be a typical Southwestern city. It seems like a land of strip malls, prefabricated homes and chain restaurants with little or no unique food identity.   However, those people are greatly mistaken. It is their loss if they skip a visit for […]

CRACKING WISE: Paintball that town red

CRACKING WISE: Paintball that town red

By DAVID MENDEZ It has come to my attention that there’s a whole town for sale in southern Wyoming. According to an Associated Press report, the town of Buford will be auctioned by the town’s mayor and only resident, Don Sammons. His asking price? A low, low $100,000. For that cool hundred grand, buyers get […]

Cracking Wise: Beard to be wild

Cracking Wise: Beard to be wild

By DAVID MENDEZ I’ve got a confession: I don’t look good with a beard. There. I’m out. I’ve said it. See, with my face shape (which I’ll describe as “round-y” only because “adorable yet rugged” isn’t actually a shape), I tend to look like a furry oval. It doesn’t help that, at 24, I’m still […]

CRACKING WISE: Tuition woes

CRACKING WISE: Tuition woes

By DAVID MENDEZ  Arizona’s assault on education just keeps on coming.  Less than a week after Gov. Jan Brewer did her best to plug sales of her book by shaking a finger in the face of our president, embarrassing Arizona in the process, a state legislator introduced another law to “fix” Arizona’s educational system.  Rep. […]

Try to buy American products

Try to buy American products

By TRACY NGUYEN  We all know America’s economy is at risk. Everywhere we look, we see jobless people.  The U.S. government is working hard to help the economy recover. How can we as individuals do something about it?  The answer is to buy products made in America. We have the power in our hands. Isn’t […]

CRACKING WISE: Nix guns on campus

CRACKING WISE: Nix guns on campus

By DAVID MENDEZ Pima Community College’s governing board doesn’t want it. Administrators of Arizona universities and colleges don’t want it. The police departments charged with protecting those institutions don’t want it. So why on earth do Arizona legislators keep pushing to allow guns on campuses? For the second straight year, Rep. Jack Harper, R-Surprise, and […]

‘Occupy Tucson’ a fascinating political movement

‘Occupy Tucson’ a fascinating political movement

By PATRICK SCHNEEWEIS During waves of protest that spanned the United States last October, a group of Tucson residents established an occupation inspired by Occupy Wall Street. I participated in the occupation, both as an activist and as an anthropology student at Pima Community College researching the influence of radical political organizing on contemporary social […]

World Café at Downtown Campus

World Café at Downtown Campus

By ASTRID VERDUGO  Since 1995, tens of thousands of people on six continents have used the World Café method at different venues.  At Pima Community College, Downtown Campus recently held its first Conversations Café as a process that continued for consecutive weeks.  Although Downtown Campus hosted its first official “Conversations Café,” an exercise that’s constantly […]