Arizona

Arizona Dino Fight Club: Sonorasaurus vs Dilophosaurus

April 12, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS Fundamental forces are on display in the state dinosaur of Arizona. Squabbling regionalism, inability to compromise and screwing Native people.  In an Aztec Press first, let’s start a scientific debate with the state of Delaware. Somewhere along Interstate 20 several months back, I was driving through West Texas going down both the […]

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Where the wild things remain

March 8, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS There’s always has been an air of mystery to French Joe Canyon. Located about 40 miles southeast of Tucson, take Arizona State Highway south toward Kartchner Caverns State and Sierra Vista. The canyon is just under 1.5 miles after Kartchner Caverns State Park. The turnout is hard to spot approaching but it’s […]

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CrossFit fitting student budgets

December 7, 2017

STOMPING GROUNDS Story and Photos by NICHOLAS TRUJILLO People crowd around the workout-of-the-day board. Co-owner Will Ornelas stands in front, explaining what each workout is, how to do it and what muscles it will work. Welcome to the noon lunch class for CrossFit PowerTrain. Ornelas walks around and follows people as they sprint through the […]

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The West Files: Aliens

December 7, 2017

The fifth and final story in a series on Arizona legends, unsolved mysteries and ghost towns By Michela Wilson   First documentation In 1947, a significant, yet little-known event established Arizona as a hotspot for UFO activity. On July 7, William Rhodes took some of the first-known photographs of an unidentifiable flying object over his […]

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PCC paramedic program ranks high nationally

October 19, 2017

By STEPHEN MOORE Graduates of Pima Community College’s Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute paramedic program have consistently higher pass rates than Arizona’s statewide and national averages for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians’ paramedic exam. PSESI, Arizona and national first attempt passing rates the NREMT paramedic are shown in Chart A, according to […]

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Increase could hurt workers

October 13, 2016

  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 […]

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Women’s Tennis: PCC women looking ahead to postseason

April 21, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (11-5, 6-2 in ACCAC) closed out the regular season in dominating fashion as it earned a shutout win at Paradise Valley Community College on April 12. Freshman Kelsey Brown shutout her opponent at No. 1 singles winning 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Samantha Ruth defeated her opponent […]

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Men’s Golf: Men finish season in tie with EAC

April 21, 2016

By BRYAN OROZCO Pima Community College men’s golf team closed out the regular season finishing in second place for the fourth consecutive time. The Aztecs tied with Eastern Arizona College with a two-round total of 571 (286-285) at the Scottsdale Community College Invitational. Eastern Arizona also took second with a score of 571 (279-292). South […]

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BASEBALL: Pima splits road games

March 24, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College baseball team lost two games against Scottsdale Community College on March 22. The Aztecs were behind 12-5 at the end of the fourth inning and ended up losing 13-8 after an attempted comeback. Pima lost the second game 12-2 with the Artichokes taking another early lead in the […]

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WOMEN’S TENNIS: PCC rebounds from loss heading into conference play

February 23, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (2-1) won a non-conference match on Feb. 21 against a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school. The No. 19 ranked Aztecs defeated Hastings College of Nebraska 7-2 at Mesa Community College. Pima won two of its doubles matches and earned the victory with five of […]

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MEN’S GOLF: Pima ties for sixth at tournament

February 23, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER Pima Community College men’s golf team tied for sixth at the Estrella Mountain Invitational on Feb. 15-16 at the Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield. The Aztecs recorded a two-day score of 599 (302-297) tied with Glendale Community College. Sophomore David Rauer, who won the Chandler-Gilbert Invitational individual tournament on Feb. 8-9, finished […]

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WOMEN’S GOLF: Hong takes first at Mesa Invitational

February 23, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s golf team was back in action Feb. 14-15 at the Mesa Community College Invitational at Dobson Ranch Golf Course. Freshman Desiree Hong won the individual tournament with a two-day score of 151. She shot a three-over par 75 in the first round and finished with a four-over […]

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Best Bets

February 23, 2016

Compiled by Eddie Celaya Rodeo parade Feb. 25 A historic Tucson tradition since 1925 and cause for a deeply appreciated four-day Pima Community College holiday, the 91st annual Tucson Rodeo Parade kicks off festivities for Rodeo Week on Feb. 25. The parade is billed as “The World’s Longest Non-Motorized Parade.” As many as 200 non-motorized […]

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Preseason pro soccer returns to Tucson

February 11, 2016

By BRYAN OROZOCO The Desert Diamond Cup preseason soccer tournament will return to the Old Pueblo for the fifth year in a row. Ten Major League Soccer teams, including the current MLS champion Portland Timbers, will compete along with three semi-professional teams throughout the month of February. Starting Feb. 17, three tournament matches will be […]

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Pima grapples with budget limit law

November 24, 2015

by NICK MEYERS Pima Community College won a narrow victory earlier this year when a bill in the state legislature that would have cost the college an additional $30 million in spending failed. The vote came less than a year after the state eliminated $7.1 million in funding to the college. “It’s something that would […]

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