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Task force seeks ways to lower cost of textbooks

April 6, 2017

By DAKOTA FINCHER As college costs continue to rise, some students spend more on textbooks than they pay for tuition. Pima Community College student Sasha Brown wants to help students succeed by providing cheaper ways to get textbooks. Brown is a member of Pima’s InterCampus Council and Textbook Task Force. She is also part of […]

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THE WORD: Are you taking it easy or buckling down?

April 6, 2017

Photos and interviews by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote on East Campus   “I got my break, on Spring Break.” Marina Larson Major: Veterinary assistant   “As you go through the semester, the material only gets harder. If you start relaxing after midterms, it’s not gonna get better.” Ian Long Major: Engineering   “I’ve been buckling […]

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FIVE QUESTIONS: A quick conversation with Elyssia Chavarria

April 6, 2017

Editor’s note: In this ongoing feature, we ask a Pima Community College student some not-so-serious questions. Compiled by Erik Medina Elyssia Chavarria takes classes at Northwest Campus and works as a student aide at the West Campus Library. She plans on transferring to the University of Arizona to become an American Sign Language interpreter. She […]

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TOP 10: Ways to handle stress

April 6, 2017

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO We all experience stress. It walks in and out of our daily lives, and can easily take over if we don’t take action. There are many ways to manage stress, but here are my top 10 easy ways to ease your worries. Figure out what is stressing you. Sometimes, we are overwhelmed […]

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AZTEC CALENDAR: April 6-19

April 6, 2017

CAMPUS EVENTS April 9: Faculty piano recital, West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Tickets $8, discounts available. Box office: 206-6986. April 11: Free screening of award-winning documentary, “The Rebound,” featuring PCC student Mario Moran, West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theater. Wheelchair basketball demonstration at 6:30 p.m., documentary screening at 7 p.m., […]

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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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TRACK AND FIELD: A long (jump) and winding road

April 6, 2017

By EDDIE CELAYA Standing nearly 6 feet tall with stunning red hair, sophomore Hannah Bartz is used to standing out in a crowd. Put her on the track and she doesn’t just stand out; she races to the front of the pack. “We were always pretty fast in elementary school,” Bartz said of herself and her equally fast, just as brightly […]

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TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

April 6, 2017

 By KATELYN ROBERTS After a home meet at the Willie Williams Invitational, Pima Community College track and field hits the road until April 8.  March 23-25: Puma Outdoor Meet WOMEN’S Freshman Alyssa Watkins took third with her hammer throw, setting a mark of 155 feet, 1 inch. Watkins earned an outdoor national qualifier mark. Freshman Rhiannon Bearup qualified nationally with her time of 1 minute […]

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BASEBALL: Baseball struggles to find constant wins

April 6, 2017

 By RENE ESCOBAR The Pima Community College baseball team (17-23, 8-20 AC CAC) has ridden an up and down wave as they split twice and lost twice in a row March 25: PCC 10, South Mountain 9/ PCC 8, South Mountain 9 The Aztecs won in extra innings in a high-drama match up at South Mountain. Freshman Jesus Solis drew a lead-off walk at […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Men’s team back on map

April 6, 2017

 By CASEY MUSE JR. There are many lessons to be learned from the men’s basketball team this past season. The most important: Never give up, no matter what the situation. This motto was building for the Aztecs before the season even started. The program viewed itself as a long shot to land hometown player Deion James, who was coming back after one year of […]

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TENNIS: Esquer still building program

April 6, 2017

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO With the Pima Community College tennis squads completing the first half of their season, head coach Ian Esquer will gear up his teams for the NJCAA Region I Tournament at Paseo Racquet Center in Glendale, Arizona. “For the amount of time we have been practicing, they’ve done a good job of stepping up to the plate and competing against all kinds of […]

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GOLF: Hong swings in first

April 6, 2017

By DAVID W. SKINNER As the post-season approaches, the Pima Community College men’s golf team will host a home invitational on April 9-10 at the Silverbell Golf Course. Meanwhile, the PCC’s women’s golf team will pack their bags for a two-day event at Paradise Valley. MEN’S TEAM The Pima Community College men’s golf team placed fifth at the South Mountain Invitational as freshman Derek Lozier […]

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