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Seeking fall colors? Lemmon is yellow

Seeking fall colors? Lemmon is yellow

By D.R. WILLIAMS It’s that time of year again: cold mornings, pumpkin spice lattes and tight yoga pants. If you look in the right spots, leaves are also changing color. Yellows, browns and reds are mixed in around town but the best colors are atop Mount Lemmon at around 9,000 feet. On the drive up […]

Just put right man in charge

Just put right man in charge

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO As the nation draws closer to election day, it’s nice to see a man who has faced many hardships on the ballot. Donald Trump used a small loan from his father to start his own business, which is now worth $3.9 billion. His reality TV show raked in 6.4 million viewers on […]

Want change? Generate noise

Want change? Generate noise

By D.R. WILLIAMS In the United States, one can receive a million-dollar loan from one’s father, star in a crappy reality show, sexually harass women and then gain credibility for a presidential campaign. Now that isn’t the typical American experience but, best-case scenario, you can be a real asshole and people will love you for […]

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 […]

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Welcome to our new-look Aztec Press

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Welcome to our new-look Aztec Press

By EDDIE CELAYA By now, I’m sure (I hope) you’ve recognized the new change. No, not the addition of Michael Strahan to the “Good Morning America” cast. Our new front-page masthead and layout. We think it looks great, and we think you’ll like it. We decided last semester to totally change the look of our […]

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Dive right in to lifelong learning

FROM THE EDDIE-TOR: Dive right in to lifelong learning

By EDDIE CELAYA If you saw me around Tucson this summer, congratulations! You probably learned how to float on your back and swim enough to keep you and your family off the evening news. See, I work as a swim teacher/instructor/coach/guru during the summer. Since I’m pretty good at it, I’ve moved up the swimming […]

Aztec Press Word: Marry, Fornicate, Eliminate...Top Republican Candidates

Aztec Press Word: Marry, Fornicate, Eliminate…Top Republican Candidates

    Marry? Fornicate? Eliminate? Top Republican Candidates

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 […]

New Marana outlet mall is a shopper’s oasis

New Marana outlet mall is a shopper’s oasis

by NATE KEZER Tucson Premium Outlets, the new outlet mall located just off the Twin Peaks exit, celebrated their grand opening on Oct. 1. The celebration included special events and prize giveaways, as well as entertainment. It all started with a ribbon cutting ceremony and keynote speech from the mayor, followed by several features and […]

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Pop Cycle reclaims sustainable art

      By BETO HOYOS Located in the heart of historic Fourth Avenue stands a shop dedicated to local art made from recycled and reclaimed materials. Pop Cycle offers everything from reclaimed, ecofriendly wallets to Tucson-themed wooden trays, and much more in between. Pop Cycle opened its doors to the public in September 2008, […]

AZTEC PRESS SPECIAL REPORT: A little sunshine for student reporters

AZTEC PRESS SPECIAL REPORT: A little sunshine for student reporters

By JAMIE VERWYS Editor’s note: Part 1 of this three-part series, published on March 26, covered issues with information requests. Part 2, published on April 9, explained issues in receiving police reports. Information creates a powerful ripple effect as it spreads throughout a community. When knowledge is shared, it is a process of action. It […]

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Compiled by Deanna Sherman Seven performances will take place at the Pima Community College West Campus’ Center for the Arts between April 26-May 3. Box office hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. For additional information, call the box office at 206-6986. A capella quartet performs April 26 Pima Community College will present a guest recital featuring […]

Fashion show traveling all ‘Around the World’

Fashion show traveling all ‘Around the World’

By SHANA ROSE Pima Community College West Campus Proscenium Theatre will be filled with fashion from all around the world May 1. The 2015 PCC Fashion Show is being put together by a collaboration of a fashion show/event planning class and the fashion club. The class has taken full control of the show’s production, with […]

Tucson to host traditional dance, music celebrations

Tucson to host traditional dance, music celebrations

By KATIE VACIO Tucson will be among the cities celebrating 100 years of traditional dance, music and song in a nationwide tour. The Country Dance & Song Society selected Tucson to host one of seven North American tour stops after scores of cities applied for the honor. A weeklong tour will take place April 25-May […]