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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 […]

Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma

Mental illness remains the taboo of our society. When someone says they have a mental illness, many people automatically believe the individual is crazy or unstable. As a society and as a community, we must understand that mental illnesses are not as bad as they’re made out to be. Some people live their daily lives […]

Trump's political suicide

Trump’s political suicide

By Eddie Celaya Donald Trump is back at it with the spying. Kellyanne Conway is worried about your microwaves Go-Go-Gadgeting into G-men. And all the while, Vladimir Putin has done a decent job infiltrating and running the country. Let’s recap the month. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned for lying about meetings with Russian Ambassador […]

SUNDAY SPECIAL: The Obama admin. may have tapped Trump (But it’s a good thing)

SUNDAY SPECIAL: The Obama admin. may have tapped Trump (But it’s a good thing)

By EDDIE CELAYA Donald Trump may not be all wrong this time. But he just may be shooting himself in the foot. Actually, we may have the beginnings of a farewell-letter to the greatest American political suicide since Richard Nixon. Let’s recap. After a month that saw National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resign for lying […]

BLURRED LINES: student-staff dating

BLURRED LINES: student-staff dating

By MELINA CASILLAS There’s a fitness class at a community college with about 20 people. The setting is like many classrooms in a community college: varying age groups, from a 19-year-old to a 40-something who also happens to be a counselor at the college. The 14-week course takes its usual route as students learn new […]