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AZTEC CALENDAR Nov. 16-Dec. 6

AZTEC CALENDAR Nov. 16-Dec. 6

CAMPUS EVENTS Nov. 16: Scholarships Recipients and International Students –  Student Art Gallery Exhibit, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. A-248, West Campus Nov. 16: STEM Club meeting –  All students welcome; no sign-up required. 3:30-5 p.m. 02-201 Conference Room, East Campus Nov. 16: “The Vocal Clarinet”- PCC Music presents Michael Thrasher and Judy Biondini, 7-8 p.m. West […]

Enrollment update

Enrollment update

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The percentage of enrollment and retention is on a downward trend at Pima Community College. Retention is defined as students completing their college courses and graduating with the college. This process does not have to be on time, though. According to Complete College America, only 5 percent of students in America complete […]

HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Increase sets social Darwinism in motion

HOWS THAT MINIMUM WAGE LAW WORKING?: Increase sets social Darwinism in motion

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO For minimum-wage earners who’ve had a taste of the $1.95 per hour pay raise, I can relate if you are feeling both happy and scared by the change. My eyes light up when I see the significant increase in my paychecks. However, my face turns gray when I hear that another store […]

Part-time instructor, full-time rocker

Part-time instructor, full-time rocker

  By ERIK MEDINA    In the desert and concrete beyond Interstate 10 on the south side of Tucson, you’ll find a punk rock historian at Pima Community College’s Desert Vista Campus. Alisha Maria Vasquez, born in Tucson on Nov. 5, 1984, has lived in the city her entire life. “I’m a bubbly, punk, Chicana krip,” […]

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

Stomping Grounds: Games and Gadgets draw loyal fans

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO When a former stuntman/producer wanted to settle down two and a half years ago, he opened Tucson Games and Gadgets. “I’ve traveled the world, lived in 14 different countries and then I had an opportunity to come back to Tucson, where I grew up, and try something else,” store owner Mark Kadow […]