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Mendez proud to spotlight Chicano culture

Mendez proud to spotlight Chicano culture

                By TRAVIS BRAASCH Matt Mendez, a former Pima Community College student and University of Arizona graduate, has grown into a successful writer. His first book, a 2012 collection of stories about working-class barrio characters titled “Twitching Heart,” received widespread praise. Author Manuel Muñoz wrote, “This is exactly […]

Former PCC student writes bestselling novel

Former PCC student writes bestselling novel

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Former Pima Community College student Kathleen Glasgow reached the New York Times bestseller list this fall with her debut book, a young adult novel titled “Girl in Pieces.” “I’m so grateful for the response that ‘Girl in Pieces’ has received from readers,” Glasgow said via email while on a publicity tour. “I […]

Student artist creates mural for Creative Writing Center

Student artist creates mural for Creative Writing Center

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Tucson is known for its vibrant artistic community and Pima Community College is no exception. Cindy Banh is a Tucson native who has attended PCC part time since 2011 after completing high school at Flowing Wells. She finished her undergraduate prerequisites last spring. Her mural design won first place last spring in […]

Opiate addiction spikes in U.S.

Opiate addiction spikes in U.S.

By TRAVIS BRAASCH Drug addiction, specifically opioid addiction, has skyrocketed in America since the early ’90s. Opiates have been prescribed for various ailments for hundreds of years. In the early 1990s, a number of women became addicted to opium derivatives given to combat the effects of menstruation. The recent surge of opiate addiction comes from […]

Films! Beer! Art! And a taste of the circus!

Films! Beer! Art! And a taste of the circus!

 Compiled by Travis Braasch Summer may be winding down but there’s no shortage of fun in Tucson. When it’s time to take a break from all the books and studying, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events this coming month to take your mind off all of the stresses of school and work. From […]