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From the Editor: Social media, meet journalism

From the Editor: Social media, meet journalism

by JAMIE VERWYS Many of us saw the same images and eye witness accounts of the attacks on Paris on November 13. A complex mix of sadness, anger, fear, support and suspicion were the forefront of media outlets and quickly spread across the Internet. While we all may have our own separate thoughts and concerns […]

From the editor:Believe in yourself, chase your dreams

From the editor:Believe in yourself, chase your dreams

by Jamie Verwys At some point in all of our young lives, the whole world changes. Gone are the days when our largest concerns are scrapped knees and lost toys. Now, we have to face late payments, health insurance, jobs, relationships and of course, school and our futures. It didn’t happen overnight. The process in […]

Aztec Press special report: Police lock crime report details

Aztec Press special report: Police lock crime report details

Editor’s note: Part 1 of this three-part series was published on March 26 in Issue 5. It covered issues with information requests. By JAMIE VERWYS On Jan. 18, 2013, a female student at Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus was apparently robbed at gunpoint and nearly raped. The victim told campus police she was in a […]

#GamerGate: Camps form in video game industry

#GamerGate: Camps form in video game industry

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT #GamerGate, as it is commonly referred to online, has been the talk of the video game industry for the second half of 2014. What started off as a bad relationship between creator and critic split the video game community in two. The controversy has forced gamers to explore serious topics, ranging from […]

Journalists need more protection

Journalists need more protection

BY ZACK LEDESMA At least 370 journalists have been murdered since 2004 and in 90 percent of the cases nobody was convicted for the crime, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. Governments need to make a more active effort to protect journalists and enforce strict punishment to discourage violence against the press. One especially […]

Every voice carries meaning

Every voice carries meaning

By JAMIE VERWYS I have always been drawn to words. My oma (grandmother) often regales me with the vivid stories I created as a child. Despite her recent diagnosis of dementia, she still remembers those stories. As a teenager, writing poetry became my medicine for depression. It halted anxiety issues and the woes of puberty, […]

Internship provides career insights

Internship provides career insights

By BETO HOYOS The best way to get a real understanding of how news stations operate is to intern at one while still in school. This fall, I began an internship with Tucson’s CBS affiliate, KOLD News 13. It’s helped me gain a broader understanding of broadcast news and what it takes to work in […]

FROM THE EDITOR: Shining a light in dark places

FROM THE EDITOR: Shining a light in dark places

By ANDREW PAXTON This semester, Aztec Press has embarked on several in-depth investigative reporting adventures in an attempt to take you, the reader, to places you may have never been or to help you see things differently than you did before. From the VIP rooms of well-known adult establishments to the struggle adjunct faculty members […]