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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 […]

‘Get Out’ and wake up to subtle racism

‘Get Out’ and wake up to subtle racism

Editor’s note: Two staff members, photo editor Ashley Munoz and sports editor Casey Muse Jr., discuss the movie “Get Out” and the larger societal implications of racism. By ASHLEY MUÑOZ and CASEY MUSE Muñoz: The combination of horror, suspense and racism in the post-Obama era earned “Get Out” a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes […]

Pima’s future up for grabs

Pima’s future up for grabs

By EDDIE CELAYA I have had the fortune (some would say misfortune) of covering the Pima Community College Board of Governors since my first day on staff in January 2016. I actually volunteered for the beat after an awkward silence elicited no “pick me” from anyone else. After my first board meeting, I would have […]

Follow through with summer plans

Follow through with summer plans

By DANIELLA CAMPUZANO Summer has almost arrived, and with the new season comes higher temperatures, more trips to the pool and the end of another semester. Every summer, students discuss plans and it seems like they can’t wait to make each summer memorable. So far, I’ve heard classmates say that want to go to Disneyland […]

Exotic animals not meant to be pets

Exotic animals not meant to be pets

BY ERIK MEDINA At least once in your life, you’ve probably thought about owning an exotic pet, perhaps a fox, a monkey, a snake or even a tiger. Don’t lie: Everyone wants a tiger. They’re ferocious yet magical creatures. Let’s hope you eventually got over it. Unfortunately, some individuals actually end up owning an exotic […]

Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

Bombing Syria: What’s the point?

By EDDIE CELAYA On April 6 the United States attacked Syria with tomahawk missiles. I can’t help but notice the hypocrisy of such a move by this particular administration. To start off, let’s get something out of the way. What the Syrian government is being accused of under the rule of Bashar al-Assad is deplorable […]

OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

OPINION: Drug cartel will always find a way

Who or what can stop the drug flow into our country? President Donald Trump? Border Patrol agents? A wall? The answer is simple: nothing. Trump has vowed to “destroy criminal cartels.” How is he going to accomplish such a feat? Hell, I don’t even know how any country can. Cartels are an intricate and complex infrastructure with multiple leaders supervising numerous aspects of […]

Breaking the Stigma

Breaking the Stigma

Mental illness remains the taboo of our society. When someone says they have a mental illness, many people automatically believe the individual is crazy or unstable. As a society and as a community, we must understand that mental illnesses are not as bad as they’re made out to be. Some people live their daily lives […]

Trump's political suicide

Trump’s political suicide

By Eddie Celaya Donald Trump is back at it with the spying. Kellyanne Conway is worried about your microwaves Go-Go-Gadgeting into G-men. And all the while, Vladimir Putin has done a decent job infiltrating and running the country. Let’s recap the month. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn resigned for lying about meetings with Russian Ambassador […]

Here's a tip

Here’s a tip

By DAKOTA FINCHER Tip. Your. Server. It’s discouraging to find a table left filthy and penniless after the patrons ran you ragged for extra ranch dressing and fourth refills of Dr Pepper. I understand the minimum wage has gone up along with prices at certain restaurants, with minimum wage for servers going from $5.05 to […]

Too many movies, not enough readers

Too many movies, not enough readers

By Bryan Orozco With 37 Marvel comic book movies since 2000 and 13 more to come in the next four years, it is easy to say that the superhero genre has taken over the film industry. The debate of how much the films stay true to the source material is always being uttered somewhere, and in […]

Mind your space......But mind your manners

Mind your space……But mind your manners

Mind your space By Melina Casillas There’s an unspoken common courtesy when riding the elevator: you stay on your side and I stay on mine. I’ll push the button for your designated level if you ask. Elevators aren’t fun. You just want to get from the floor you’re on to your next destination, but there’s always […]

Should voters elect Sanders?

Should voters elect Sanders?

NO: He’s right, but too naïve By JERRY GILL Since I, too, have long been a democratic socialist, I agree with almost every plank in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ platform. He is right about our country’s needs. However, he is very naïve about being able to deliver on his promises. There are at least four reasons […]

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 […]

Bring back hard ‘R’ movies

Bring back hard ‘R’ movies

By MICHEAL ROMERO If you’ve been to a movie theater in the past decade, you’ve seen a flurry of remakes, reboots, re-imaginings and 3D revisions of popular source material. Some have been good, but most have been awful. Despite this alliterative trend, one R-word has seen less attention when churning out those adaptations and that […]