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Climate change topic for Speakers’ Series

Climate change topic for Speakers’ Series

By SHAQ DAVIS Pima Community College chemistry instructor Silvia Kolchens will discuss her climate change research at the Arctic’s edge during a Dec. 3 presentation. Her talk, the final session of the 2013 Speakers’ Series, will take place at 6 p.m. in the Community Board Room of PCC’s District Office Building C at 4905 E. […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Federal snooping concerns PCC students in 1977, too

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Federal snooping concerns PCC students in 1977, too

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Decades before the recent national security scandal regarding leaks by Edward Snowden, there were concerns about restrictions on personal privacy. “Millions of Americans are affected by some form of government surveillance carried out by a nationwide computerized network of federal and local security agencies,” Aztec Press reporter Tom Kehoe wrote in […]

FROM THE EDITOR: Remember true meaning of holidays

FROM THE EDITOR: Remember true meaning of holidays

By ANDREW PAXTON As we prepare for the holiday season with thoughts of big meals and expensive new gadgets, few of us take the time to consider what we are supposed to be celebrating in the first place. Most people don’t understand the history of the rituals they engage in year after year, and those […]

College students falling in health care gap

College students falling in health care gap

By DANA BOYD Numerous college students fall into a gap when it comes to the new Affordable Care Act. While students under 26 will still be covered by their parents’ insurance provider under the new law, others are not covered and don’t work the minimum number of hours to receive coverage from an employer. This […]

HOROSCOPE

HOROSCOPE

By BETO HOYOS Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) It’s been a long time since you touched base back home. If you forget where you come from, you won’t get where you want to be. The answer to your problems may await you in the place where it all began. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You set the bar too high. Lower your expectations.  Not everyone is a utility player. Sometimes you need to just play your position. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your character helps you out in awkward situations and your humor makes even bitter old men crack a smile. As seasons transition, however, so must you. Do something important to show people you’re not just a goofball. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You feel like taking off on a random adventure or road trip, but now is a bad time for that. Your work load shows no mercy. But fret not, the holidays will bring solace. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) You’ve come a long way, Pisces. Hard work and good looks keep you swimming right along. However, you’ve drifted away from those who care. Reach out to them. Aries (March 21-April 19) You’ve been stuck in a routine, and […]

ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

Creative Writing Weekend A writers’ workshop focusing on fiction is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 15, through Sunday, Nov. 16, at Downtown Campus. Sessions will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday Writer Naomi Benaron will lead the workshop. Her novel “Running the Rift” won the 2010 Bellwether Prize […]

'CONSTRUCT' art exhibit expands to airport

‘CONSTRUCT’ art exhibit expands to airport

By KATIE STEWART The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery’s art exhibit “CONSTRUCT: Putting It Together,” has expanded to a new community outreach space at Tucson International Airport. The extension is part of a cultural and community outreach commitment by Pima Community College, according to director David Andres. The “CONSTRUCT” exhibit is on display through Dec. 11 […]

BEST BETS

BEST BETS

Compiled by A. Greene SlutWalk Nov. 16 Tucson’s third annual SlutWalk will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, beginning at the University of Arizona’s Women’s Plaza of Honor. Participants will gather at 4:30 p.m. and march at 5 p.m. from the UA to the Joel D. Valdez main library downtown. SlutWalk is an international movement that […]

TOP 10

TOP 10

Must-have Thanksgiving foods By SHAQ DAVIS Thanksgiving Day is rapidly approaching. If you need ideas for delicious food or want to salivate a bit, this Top 10 is for you. When you find yourself five pounds heavier at Thanksgiving’s end, do remember to wake up early and get your daily exercise on Black Friday.  10.  […]

By the Numbers

By the Numbers

Thanksgiving  Compiled by Dana Boyd *1621 Year of the first Thanksgiving held by the colonists. *3 Number of days the first Thanksgiving feast lasted. *143 Number of pilgrims and Wampanoag who attended the first Thanksgiving. *46 million Approximate number of turkeys eaten on Thanksgiving Day. *88 Percentage of American families that eat turkey on Thanksgiving. […]

TOP 10 Military history books

TOP 10 Military history books

By MICHAEL ANDERSON Military history is a diverse topic, about which many books have been written. Any attempt to compile a comprehensive top 10 list is pointless. Instead, here are 10 books I’ve found to be entertaining, important or both. 10. “The Greatest Raid of All” – By C.E. Lucas Phillips This is the gripping […]

STOMPING GROUNDS: Skate Country wheeling out fun

STOMPING GROUNDS: Skate Country wheeling out fun

By DANA BOYD Colorful lights dance across a wide floor, glimmering on a room full of adventure. Skate Country, a roller rink on Tucson’s far east side, opened its doors in 1972. The rink still works hard to bring wholesome family entertainment to Tucsonans. “We are keenly aware of the times and what the public […]

HOROSCOPE

HOROSCOPE

By LOC TRAN Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) What’s with the mood, Scorpio? Brighten up and stop being so crabby. People around you feel like they’re being sucked into a black hole. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec 21) Please remember that you’re not a baby. Stop being so dependent on your parents and go make something of yourself. […]

ARTS BRIEFS

ARTS BRIEFS

Complied by Katie Stewart  Fall Open Studio Tour A Fall Open Studio Tour will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, and Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. The free annual event draws an estimated 8,000 visitors to more than 200 artists’ studios throughout Tucson and Pima County. The studio tour gives artists an […]

Returning Vietnam vets spur 1975 enrollment increase

Returning Vietnam vets spur 1975 enrollment increase

By SIERRA J. RUSSELL In 1975, Pima Community College had the highest enrollment of veterans in the state. The Vietnam War was ending, unemployment rates were high and many veterans were searching for a new direction in life. The influx of veteran students required policies to be updated in order to match the growing number […]