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Pima soccer players take their skills to the next tier after a long season

February 21, 2018

 Story and photos by ARMANDO HARMON Last year the Pima Community College men’s soccer team earned third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I National Tournament, finishing with an overall record at 19-5-3. Even though the season didn’t go as planned, there was two standout athletes that were able to continue excelling in […]

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Revolutionary Coffee Shop

February 21, 2018

Photos and story by ERIC TEEL Take an espresso, mix it with Che Guevara books and poetry nights, and you get Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee. Located at 606 N. Fourth Ave., the Revolutionary Grounds is a center of Tucsonan activist culture. The shop offers a range of progressive literature with sections devoted to women’s […]

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Japanese Festival returns to Pima

February 21, 2018

Photos and story by JOE GIDDENS There was a big fight feel hanging in the air at the Pima Community College Downtown Campus, as the crowd cheered and the young squealed with delight as people used traditional Japanese wooden mallets to pulverize the rice in mortar to make mochi. Working quickly and bringing the hammers down […]

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Pima awarded 100K Strong grant

February 21, 2018

By CONNOR BROWN Pima Community College has been awarded a grant to help students study abroad at the Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo (ITH). The grant is provided by 100,000 Strong in the U.S., an innovation fund that seeks to “fuel strategic new partnerships among higher education institutions in the United States and the rest of […]

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Tobacco-free campuses coming soon

February 21, 2018

By ARMANDO HARMON Pima Community College is slamming the brakes on the use of tobacco on its campuses by making Pima a tobacco-free college. Pima will go back and rewrite its policy on tobacco use on campus. The proposition won’t be brought up to the board till the March meetings. According to Brosky, if things […]

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A new way TUGO is here

February 21, 2018

The bad news is that carbon emissions measured in parts per million, or PPM, have surged above 400 PPM since 2016. The somewhat symbolic and somewhat tangible former goal is for climate stabilization. An exact safe number is unclear; however, there is a movement calling for 350. The good news is that there’s a new […]

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‘Priscilla’ sparks the arts parade

February 8, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Last fall, the Center for the Arts at Pima Community College held events ranging from performances to exhibits, including the Sabbatical Exhibit, the Popol Vuh production and musical ensembles. “Last semester, events were very successful,” said Carol Carder, marketing and public relations director for the CFA. “We brought a lot people to […]

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Trans-Atlantic opens Bernal 2018

February 8, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery presents the first exhibit of 2018: “The Trans-Atlantic Fusion” exhibit, curated by David Andres. Hosted at the Bernal Gallery at Pima Community College’s West Campus, the exhibit runs through March 9. The gallery is free and open to the public. The gallery is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. […]

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Aztec Horoscope

February 8, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Aries (March 21-April 19) Are you an organ donor? If you’re not, now is time to become one. Seriously, don’t waste a second. Taurus (April 20-May 20) This week is a great time to make some new friends. Smile and wave at someone you don’t know. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Be wary […]

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Renting vs. owning a travel home

February 8, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER An education is expensive, but it can never be taken away from you. Many students work extra hard to afford one, with rent being their next highest expense. Every year they pour thousands of dollars into renting an apartment or home that they will never own. It can be taken away quite […]

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This is U.S.: Making America great again

February 8, 2018

By RENE ESCOBAR Democracy is a system of government by the whole population. As citizens of the United States, we have a say on who we elect into office. As voters and taxpayers, we are the people our political officials work for. As their employer, we should be able to remove any elected official. Our […]

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Thoughts on comedians #MeToo incident

February 8, 2018

By ALEX DE LEON Last year’s revelation of film mogul Harvey Weinstein’s rampant sexual predation was nothing short of a bomb dropped on Hollywood. The shockwaves have circumnavigated the globe and given rise to a movement called #MeToo. Women and men everywhere have stepped forward to tell their stories, bringing down the likes of actor […]

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OER program turns page on textbooks

February 8, 2018

By: Nora Thompson Imagine a world where textbooks are free. Pima Community College is getting closer to that reality by offering a number of online and classroom courses that don’t require students to purchase textbooks. OER textbooks, or Open Educational Resources, is a collection of materials that falls under Creative Commons licensing and is free […]

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Student wins national award By: Justina Ziegler

February 8, 2018

Pima Community College student Ana Chavarin won the Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) Adult Learner of the Year award on Jan. 17. “When I was nominated, it was a surprise to me,” Chavarin said. “I’m not a person who does things for rewards or recognition; I do things because it’s in my heart or […]

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Aztecs get the spring ball rolling

February 8, 2018

BY RENE ESCOBAR Play ball! Aztec baseball is back, looking forward to the new year putting behind a 30-26 season. With a new year, comes new opportunities. The Aztecs are looking for success in a stout freshman class and the leadership of the second-year returners. Hall of Fame head coach Rich Alday says the team […]

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