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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall brings changes to Pima

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Fall brings changes to Pima

By KATELYN ROBERTS Just as I told myself, after 24 years, that I could finally handle — and even embrace — Arizona summers, I felt it. A crispy breeze caught me by surprise. Keep in mind I am rarely surprised, but I’m particularly in awe of this quickly approaching October. Can you feel it? Here […]

#ActualLivingScientists

#ActualLivingScientists

By KATELYN ROBERTS “Tucson was not party central in geology terms until about 50 million years ago,” Assistant Vice Chancellor Nic Richmond said in a STEM discussion at Pima Community College on March 30. Richmond, who also instructs geology classes at PCC, was one of three “#ActualLivingScientists” on the bill to speak during the steam […]

FROM THE EDITOR(S): Friendship begins in newsroom

FROM THE EDITOR(S): Friendship begins in newsroom

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, […]

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

TRACK AND FIELD: Pima jumpers sweep meet

 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 […]

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

Track: More PCC qualifiers for indoor nationals

 By KATELYN ROBERTS With the Aztecs’ last meet before nationals under their belts, every national qualifier earned is being counted. On Feb. 17, Pima Community College’s track and field teams competed in the NAU Tune-Up Meet in Flagstaff. Freshman Colin Dylla qualified nationally for the 800-meter race with a time of 1 minute and 58.17 seconds, taking fifth place  Freshman Filimone Tu-avao qualified in the weight […]

Minimalists gives minimalism a bad name

Minimalists gives minimalism a bad name

By KATELYN ROBERTS With New Year’s resolutions devised, put into place and maybe even already abandoned, January and February produce all kinds of hip lifestyle buzzwords. As a vegan, I already chant the antioxidant-rich language of organic superfoods and probiotics. Recently, however, the “minimalism” trend caught my attention. Minimalists live efficient lives, and sometimes strive […]

I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

I.T. GIRL: Please burst my bubble

By KATELYN ROBERTS Despite the ease of access to virtually anything anywhere all of the time, technology still seems to stifle our growth as a coexisting community. Filter bubbles are the reason you see posts from your closest friends, you laugh at most of the memes in your feed and you always see oddly accurate […]

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

Nostalgia: How sweet it was

By KATELYN ROBERTS While on Facebook the other day, I received a notification from my friend Mike. His profile picture appeared to the left of his witty comment and I clicked on the thumbnail to get a closer look. That had been his picture for awhile now, and I could tell it was a childhood […]

I.T. Girl: Free app provides local political info

I.T. Girl: Free app provides local political info

By KATELYN ROBERTS We’ve all seen “Feel the Bern” merchandise, “I’m with Her” T-shirts and “Make America Great Again” baseball caps decked out on babies, students, Uber drivers and your racist grandpa. Social media has also enjoyed the strongest influence ever in a presidential election. The candidates know this, and use it to their advantage. […]

Solar panels begin producing power

Solar panels begin producing power

By KATELYN ROBERTS Tucson’s inexhaustible sunlight is producing power at three Pima Community College campuses. Solar panel installation finished in January at the Community, Downtown and West campuses, along with the Maintenance and Security facility. Power is produced through rented panels installed by SolarCity. The college then purchases the energy from SolarCity. PCC signed a […]

I.T. GIRL: Widespread surveillance spawns encryption apps

I.T. GIRL: Widespread surveillance spawns encryption apps

By KATELYN ROBERTS Sending an email to another country, associating with someone on the TSA No-Fly List or simply contacting someone by mistake can trigger an algorithm of commands that scan your browsing history, location data, text messages, contacts and online purchases. Mining dating, whether by a business or the government, isn’t unusual. However, most […]

Celestial Rites serves eclectic clientele

Celestial Rites serves eclectic clientele

By KATELYN ROBERTS When I walked into Celestial Rites and took a seat on a couch in the shop’s cozy backroom, one of the owners told me not to be nervous. He could tell I was nervous? Of course he could. Michael Kraych reads energy for a living. With his partner Jennifer Kraych, Michael has […]

Out with the Old Pueblo; In with the New Pueblo: Tangible Technology comes to Tucson

Out with the Old Pueblo; In with the New Pueblo: Tangible Technology comes to Tucson

By KATELYN ROBERTS Turn on your device. Connect to Wi-Fi. Plug into power. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait. It’s simplicity and ease in five steps. All you have to remember is your password. Whether it’s a quick software update or an app that helps you fight evil unicorns from entering your nightmares, almost all […]