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A dangerous escape

A dangerous escape

Rising opiate usage means helping the addicts through their trials, not throwing them in jail and letting them rot in a By KYLE MCDANIEL The opiate epidemic plaguing America right now is a true problem. I know from firsthand experience, as I was addicted for a few years. I don’t want to make this political, […]

Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

Free conferences at PCC teach students new leadership skills By MICHELA WILSON At 29, I’ve almost grown out of my teenage Daria phase. So when Pima Community College offered a free leadership conference, it made sense to sign up. The Sept. 29 conference was called Emerging Leaders and is just one of several leadership opportunities available […]

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

DACA conference provides eye-opening information

By WILLIAM LANG I jumped at the opportunity when Pima Community College urged employee participation in the “Arizona Educators Conference: Liberation Not Deportation” on April 7 in South Tucson. A message from my campus president’s office said, “​We strongly encourage you to join us and get the tools you need to work​ effectively​ with immigrant […]

Taking care of an ill parent

Taking care of an ill parent

BY ASHLEY MUÑOZ My initial goal for this piece was to have students with stories similar to mine come forward and feel comfortable being interviewed about their personal experiences. Although that didn’t happen, I still want this story to be told. Growing up with an ill parent, or having a newly ill parent, is something […]

Women's March: Hope sprouts during show of solidarity

Women’s March: Hope sprouts during show of solidarity

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ I was lucky enough to be a part of Tucson’s Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. People marched for women’s rights on the first full day of President Donald Trump’s term. On a cold and rainy day, not common for Tucson, our community came together to protest the new administration and […]

TOP 10: Revolutionary women

TOP 10: Revolutionary women

By BRYAN OROZCO In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, here are 10 women who fought for the rights of gender, people and/or their country. Their political thoughts and actions revolutionized their own era and set a precedent for today. Angela Davis (1944- ) Angela Davis was a political activist, a scholar and […]

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

Immigration policy: Presidential candidates offering drastically different viewpoints

By BRYAN OROZCO The topic of immigration is most evident within the American cultural pool. When put against the backdrop of the current presidential campaign, it is clear that it is a useful topic for gaining political support and, in a broader sense, political power. Yet when it comes to immigration, the tone from the […]

Lucid dreaming for the layman

Lucid dreaming for the layman

by S.J. BARAJAS When I was in high school, I remember dreaming of a fluorescent lit school hallway. I can recall promenading against a current of faceless students as I made my way to a class I knew I would be late for. All of a sudden, the scenery changed and I was in the […]

Don’t be a Phoney: Cells at Shows

Don’t be a Phoney: Cells at Shows

By JAMIE VERWYS So, that band that has been writing songs just for you all these emotional years is playing at your local venue. You have your tickets in hand, found a good place in line and can feel you’re heart racing as the band’s sound check flows out the sides of the building. Flash […]

Just how much is a degree worth?

Just how much is a degree worth?

By KATIE STEWART Census data analysis shows the growing value of a college education despite rising tuition costs, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. The earnings gap between young college graduates and those with a high school diploma is at its highest level in 50 years, according to the report. College […]

PCC offers help with university transfer strategies

PCC offers help with university transfer strategies

By BETO HOYOS and SEBASTIAN BARAJAS Making the transition from a community college to a university can be a confusing and rigorous process. Pima Community College offers a class specifically designed to ease students into the transition. STU 210 is a transfer strategies course for students seeking to further their education at a university. Students […]

INSIGHT: Value people for their inner beauty

INSIGHT: Value people for their inner beauty

By KATIE STEWART   In today’s media, outer beauty has become more important than what a person thinks or feels.   The need for character and morals has been cast aside. Instead, we value role models for being skinny and pretty, or buff and handsome.   This emphasis on physical beauty comes with a price. […]

FROM THE ARCHIVES

FROM THE ARCHIVES

Health articles encourage research, education By SIERRA J. RUSSELL Second of a two-part series Providing effective health care has been a greatly debated topic for decades. An Aztec Press article from 1975 described health insurance as an “expensive solution and not a total one, but it brings about a certain degree of peace of mind […]

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘Fat Voice’

Depression: Don’t listen to ‘Fat Voice’

Illustration by Isabel Cardenas   Editor’s note: This is the final story in a four-part series portraying one woman’s personal experience of depression, with a bit of advice thrown in.   By Liza Porter The Fat Voice is back. I hadn’t heard it in years, until the other day when I heard it say: “Don’t […]

Sexual assault contributes to depression

Sexual assault contributes to depression

Editor’s note: This series portrays one woman’s personal experience of depression, with a bit of advice thrown in. Illustration by Isabel Cardenas Story by Liza Porter I’m going to talk about a difficult subject. Rape. Better to just say it out loud than tip-toe around it. Which is what I’ve been doing for too many […]