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Pima police have community in mind

April 12, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College police officers have been taking a more community-oriented approach while patrolling PCC campuses. Pima Police Chief Christopher Albers says he has adopted an “old beat cop” approach for his officers, which helps them to develop relationships with the campus communities they cover. “All of our officers are engaged in […]

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Social media or social isolation?

April 12, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Technology is advancing, and with its advancement comes new forms of communications.  Letters turned to phone calls and phone calls turned to text. Yes, I know that’s not the precise order it went, but you get what I mean. We’re always improving how things are done. The current trend of communication is […]

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Arizona House bills that could affect Pima Community College

April 12, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Several bills recently have passed the Arizona House and have moved into the Senate. If passed, they could affect Pima Community College and its students. They were brought up at the most recent board meeting by Chancellor Lee Lambert. • HB 2172: The non-lethal weapons bill has passed the house, and it’s […]

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PCC Police Department makes changes following review

April 12, 2018

By CONNOR BROWN Last year, Pima Community College Police Department was reviewed on procedure by the International Association of College Law Enforcement Administrators. The Loaned Executive Management Assistance Program sent IACLEA representatives who brought up a number of issues within the department that the report said “has led to a degree of management and operational […]

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Men’s Basketball: Aztecs finish as national runner up

April 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN The Pima Community College Men’s Basketball season came to an end on March, 24 when the Aztecs lost in the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball National Championship Game 89-85 to Triton College. Even though Pima didn’t come away with the national championship, it was still a record breaking year for the men’s […]

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Origin of women’s history month

April 2, 2018

As recently as the 1970s, women’s history was not taught in schools or a significant part of general public thought. To change this, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women wanted to honor women in history and initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration for 1978. The week […]

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PCC among top 150 community colleges in the U.S.

April 2, 2018

By JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College is being honored by the Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C., that recognizes high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Pima is one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College […]

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East Campus to begin passport services

April 2, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS As of March 2, the Pima Community College East Campus is designated to accept and execute passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs. It will verify the information of first-time applicants, minors and applicants who are not eligible to renew by mail. The East […]

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Trump suffers from STD

April 1, 2018

By ERIC TEEL In a revelation sending shockwaves through the corridors of Washington, leaked medical records from Trump’s personal physician have confirmed that the president suffers from advanced neurosyphilis. The documents show that the president contracted the sexually transmitted disease in 2009 while he was in Ukraine to judge the annual Miss Teen Ukraine pageant. […]

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National Rifle Association gunning for PCC

April 1, 2018

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO In a chaotic world where schools often are the target of gun violence, one group is taking matters into its own cold hands. The National Rifle Association is the unlikely candidate to have a hand in helping end violence. The group plans to buy out Pima Community College properties to turn into […]

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Little Pima on the prairie

April 1, 2018

By MICHELLE TRUJILLO Over the past year, Pima Community College has developed an uncontrollable infestation of the Cynomys gunnisoni. They are small herbivorous rodents that burrow in the ground and are better known as prairie dogs. Prairie dogs have been spotted by students around all six campuses. Students even have witnessed the cute but damaging […]

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Men’s Basketball: Best ever regular season comes to close

March 30, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Despite losing the last game of their regular season, the Pima Community College Men’s Basketball team just enjoyed the program’s best regular season in school history. This year the Aztecs, who finished 26-4 overall and 18-4 in conference play, set school records in both conference and total wins for a single season, […]

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Sabbatical watch: Where teachers are going

March 29, 2018

By NORA THOMPSON Eight Pima Community College instructors are taking a sabbatical for the 2018-2019 school year. A sabbatical is a paid leave of absence to travel and study. These professors were recommended for the sabbatical by The Faculty Professional Development and Sabbatical Standing Committee. All will receive full pay, except for one approved half-pay […]

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Cascading enrollment causes cutbacks

March 29, 2018

By JOE GIDDENS and NICHOLAS TRUJILLO Over the course of three years, Pima Community College has planned to have $15 million of net reduction by raising tuition $1 a credit hour, getting state funding and cutting positions in hopes to recover from falling enrollment numbers. The college having low enrollment numbers is an indirect effect […]

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Aztec Horoscope

March 29, 2018

By ERIK MEDINA Aries (March 21 – April 19) It’s time you put your foot DOWN. This time of year is your prime Aries. You usually won’t make a fuss about things, but enough is enough. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) You’re starting to try new things and that’s great. You’ve been limiting yourself […]

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