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By EDDIE CELAYA Pima County Community College Board of Governors meetings are generally dull as dirt. It’s just short of a rule. Watching paint dry is a cinematic experience compared to your average board meeting. Which is why, at the Board of Governors first meeting on Jan. 11, I was so surprised to see a […]

Women's March: Hope sprouts during show of solidarity

Women’s March: Hope sprouts during show of solidarity

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ I was lucky enough to be a part of Tucson’s Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21. People marched for women’s rights on the first full day of President Donald Trump’s term. On a cold and rainy day, not common for Tucson, our community came together to protest the new administration and […]

UA men’s basketball in need of spark

UA men’s basketball in need of spark

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA The University of Arizona men’s basketball team stands as one of Tucson’s top sport programs. It’s often a topic of discussion in Tucson, including at Pima Community College. UA constantly provides top-ranked teams drawn from talented recruiting classes. However, the beginning of the 2016-17 season has been hard for the Wildcats. The […]

Athletic trainers ‘first line’ in emergency situations

Athletic trainers ‘first line’ in emergency situations

By AUDRIE FORD At Pima’s West Campus, within the fitness center, reside three employees who are in charge of the health and safety of all 400 current Pima athletes. These medical professionals see between 50 and 100 students daily and must attend to their needs on and off the field. Their names are April Jessee, […]

Women's Tennis: PCC women looking ahead to postseason

Women’s Tennis: PCC women looking ahead to postseason

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (11-5, 6-2 in ACCAC) closed out the regular season in dominating fashion as it earned a shutout win at Paradise Valley Community College on April 12. Freshman Kelsey Brown shutout her opponent at No. 1 singles winning 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Samantha Ruth defeated her opponent […]

Men's Golf: Men finish season in tie with EAC

Men’s Golf: Men finish season in tie with EAC

By BRYAN OROZCO Pima Community College men’s golf team closed out the regular season finishing in second place for the fourth consecutive time. The Aztecs tied with Eastern Arizona College with a two-round total of 571 (286-285) at the Scottsdale Community College Invitational. Eastern Arizona also took second with a score of 571 (279-292). South […]

Sports Briefs: Freshman guard earns All-American honors

Sports Briefs: Freshman guard earns All-American honors

By Jason Weir A season of honors for Pima Community College women’s basketball freshman point guard Sydni Stallworth continued April 5 when she was selected first-team All-American.“It feels great to receive the award as a freshman,” Stallworth said. “I want to thank my entire coaching staff and my teammates.” Stallworth, the sixth PCC women’s basketball […]

BASEBALL: Pima splits road games

BASEBALL: Pima splits road games

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College baseball team lost two games against Scottsdale Community College on March 22. The Aztecs were behind 12-5 at the end of the fourth inning and ended up losing 13-8 after an attempted comeback. Pima lost the second game 12-2 with the Artichokes taking another early lead in the […]

WOMEN'S TENNIS: Pima Aztecs storm back to the court

WOMEN’S TENNIS: Pima Aztecs storm back to the court

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (3-2, 1-1 in ACCAC) fell in an ACCAC conference match against No. 6 Mesa Community College on March 1 at the Tucson Racquet Club where the No. 19 ranked Aztecs were shut out 9-0. Freshmen Kelsey Brown and Samantha Ruth fell 8-6 in their No. […]

BASEBALL: Aztecs stay near the top of standings

BASEBALL: Aztecs stay near the top of standings

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College baseball team (12-3, 3-3 in ACCAC) has gone 3-3 since Feb. 9 and remains toward the top of the standings in community college play behind (15-0) Central Arizona College and (14-2) Mesa Community College. “We like to take the positive and build on that,” sophomore Al Cruz said. […]

WOMEN'S TENNIS: PCC rebounds from loss heading into conference play

WOMEN’S TENNIS: PCC rebounds from loss heading into conference play

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s tennis team (2-1) won a non-conference match on Feb. 21 against a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school. The No. 19 ranked Aztecs defeated Hastings College of Nebraska 7-2 at Mesa Community College. Pima won two of its doubles matches and earned the victory with five of […]

MEN'S GOLF: Pima ties for sixth at tournament

MEN’S GOLF: Pima ties for sixth at tournament

By STEVEN FOWLER Pima Community College men’s golf team tied for sixth at the Estrella Mountain Invitational on Feb. 15-16 at the Wigwam Golf Course in Litchfield. The Aztecs recorded a two-day score of 599 (302-297) tied with Glendale Community College. Sophomore David Rauer, who won the Chandler-Gilbert Invitational individual tournament on Feb. 8-9, finished […]

WOMEN'S GOLF: Hong takes first at Mesa Invitational

WOMEN’S GOLF: Hong takes first at Mesa Invitational

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College women’s golf team was back in action Feb. 14-15 at the Mesa Community College Invitational at Dobson Ranch Golf Course. Freshman Desiree Hong won the individual tournament with a two-day score of 151. She shot a three-over par 75 in the first round and finished with a four-over […]

Artist competition takes aim at graffiti

Artist competition takes aim at graffiti

By AUDRIE FORD The city of Tucson unveiled five murals made to discourage graffiti and tagging in the downtown area during a ceremony on Feb. 5. The Environmental Services Department, along with Tucson Arts Brigade, created a competition that whittled 44 entries down to five winning designs that were painted on refuse containers. Artists Johanna […]

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Compiled by Eddie Celaya Rodeo parade Feb. 25 A historic Tucson tradition since 1925 and cause for a deeply appreciated four-day Pima Community College holiday, the 91st annual Tucson Rodeo Parade kicks off festivities for Rodeo Week on Feb. 25. The parade is billed as “The World’s Longest Non-Motorized Parade.” As many as 200 non-motorized […]