Melina Casillas

BLURRED LINES: student-staff dating

March 2, 2017

By MELINA CASILLAS There’s a fitness class at a community college with about 20 people. The setting is like many classrooms in a community college: varying age groups, from a 19-year-old to a 40-something who also happens to be a counselor at the college. The 14-week course takes its usual route as students learn new […]

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Don’t fear ongoing, inevitable change

February 2, 2017

By MELINA CASILLAS New year. New semester. New Aztec Press. Change has happened here at the Aztec Press. We’ve handed over the editorship to someone new and once again changed our flag and layout. Our goal, however, will always be the same: to deliver Pima news to our readers. We’ve also welcomed new staffers to […]

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Arts Briefs

September 29, 2016

Compiled by Melina Casillas Wind Ensemble performs Oct. 11 The Pima Community College Wind Ensemble will perform its first concert of the fall semester on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Recital Hall on West Campus. Tickets cost $6, with discounts available. The program will include a mix of new […]

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By the numbers: Spring break

March 10, 2016

Compiled by MELINA CASILLAS 1.5 million* Number of students who go on spring break each year. 1* Ranking for Panama City Beach, Fla., as the top U.S. spring break destination. 10+* Number of drinks consumed daily by both men and women on spring break. 100,000+* Number of students who spend their spring break in Cancun, […]

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Youth votes matter

February 23, 2016

By MELINA CASILLAS Voting is not meant just for an older American demographic. The youth vote of 18- to 29-year-olds is important as well. Young people must vote not only because it is our civic responsibility but also because our vote does influence elections. Presidential candidates across the board are seeking the youth vote. Donald […]

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