Opinion

OPINION: Word to misogynists: Stop the slut-shaming

April 6, 2017

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 […]

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OPINION: Republicans prove inept in first test

April 6, 2017

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 […]

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OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

April 6, 2017

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 […]

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FROM THE EDITOR(S): Friendship begins in newsroom

April 6, 2017

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, […]

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Thank you Aztec Press, Pima Athletics

March 23, 2017

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 […]

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Breaking the Stigma

March 23, 2017

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 […]

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Trump’s political suicide

March 23, 2017

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 […]

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

March 5, 2017

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 […]

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BLURRED LINES: student-staff dating

March 2, 2017

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 […]

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Former PCC Instructor faces protest charges

March 2, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA No one can accuse former Pima Community College journalism instructor Jenni Monet of staying on the sidelines. Monet, a native of New Mexico’s Laguna Pueblo tribe, recently added a new line to her resume: misdemeanor riot charges. The charges came while Monet was covering environmental/native-rights protests in Standing Rock, North Dakota, at […]

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HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Spike may actually limit number of jobs

March 2, 2017

By DAVID W. SKINNER The minimum wage rate in Arizona has risen from $8.50 to $10 since Jan. 1 and will continue to rise 50 cents each year until the minimum wage reaches $12 by the year 2020. This isn’t going to work. Raising the minimum wage will put people out of work. Before voters […]

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HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Increase sets social Darwinism in motion

March 2, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO For minimum-wage earners who’ve had a taste of the $1.95 per hour pay raise, I can relate if you are feeling both happy and scared by the change. My eyes light up when I see the significant increase in my paychecks. However, my face turns gray when I hear that another store […]

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FROM THE EDITOR: College encourages arts’ excellence

March 2, 2017

By ROBYN ZELICKSON Music. Art. Theater. Dance. Before I worked on the Aztec Press, I was oblivious to these programs at Pima Community College. Because I’ve been interested in the arts from a young age, however, I was naturally drawn to writing about arts and entertainment. When I take a trip down memory lane, I […]

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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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Chancellor must add constituent empathy to his ledger approach

February 16, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA I recently had an opportunity to sit down for wide-ranging interviews with numerous Pima Community College decision makers, including Chancellor Lee Lambert. You can find portions of my interviews in our reporting throughout this issue. A page 7 story by Brianna Hernandez focuses on college budget woes. It details three possible budget […]

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