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THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

Interviews and photos by Erik Medina at West Campus “I learned that calculus is really hard for me. But more importantly I found out that I wanted to go into geography while taking a physical geography class. I’m really excited that I was just accepted into U of A for a BS in geography for […]

PCC prevention program aims to educate

PCC prevention program aims to educate

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Joscelyn Luque and Paula Grijalva, Pima Community College students at Desert Vista Campus, began looking into the Aztec Proactive Prevention Program after they saw flyers at their campus. AP3 was developed for PCC students in an effort to prevent substance abuse and to decrease the number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases. […]

LIVING WITH TOURETTE'S: A story of tics, tantrums, and take-aways

LIVING WITH TOURETTE’S: A story of tics, tantrums, and take-aways

By ELISE STAHL Just because I’m nodding my head does not mean I agree with you. It’s just a tic, and it isn’t my only one. It isn’t uncommon for people to develop individual tics, twitches or spasms, especially when they are stressed or anxious. These are generally referred to as “nervous tics.” But some […]

West Campus moment of silence

West Campus moment of silence

  By KIT FASSLER Pima Community College West Campus students and staff members joined the ceremony to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the hit on the World Trade Centers Sept.11, 2001.  The ceremony was held at the Palm Court area at 2 p.m.  Students joined in the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Student Advisory Board […]

West Campus president retiring

West Campus president retiring

By ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College West Campus president Lou Albert has announced that he is retiring, effective Sept. 2. “Lou has been president of West Campus since 2003,” Chancellor Lee Lambert said in an email sent to college employees on May 5. “His leadership of the college’s largest campus and its many successful programs […]

Looking for a few good patients

Looking for a few good patients

By JAMIE VERWYS A beautiful smile feels good all around. Perfect teeth become one of our beauty ideals but, beyond appearances, oral health plays an integral part in our well-being. Poor oral health correlates with problems in sleeping, eating and speaking, according to a 2000 report, “Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon […]

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11

On the morning of Sept. 11, underneath a warming sun and accented by a cool breeze, dozens of Pima Community College students and faculty joined West Campus president Lou Albert in remembrance of the attack in New York 13 years ago. Sgt. Dave Gittings and officer Colin Keating, pictured right, raised the flag in solemn […]

Campus Coverage

Campus Coverage

Desert Vista Compiled by David J. Del Grande   Student elections   It’s time to cast your votes for the Desert Vista Student Government. On Sept. 20 from noon-1 p.m., candidates will deliver two-minute campaign speeches at the student government meeting.   Campaigning for all student government positions will end Sept. 23. Election results will […]

Concert celebrates 20 years of performances

Concert celebrates 20 years of performances

To commemorate 20 years of playing together, musicians Michael Keepe and Allen Rodriguez will perform at the Pima Community College West Campus Center for the Arts Recital Hall on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. The duo features Pima instructor Keepe on saxophone and Rodriguez on piano. The performance will include world premiere pieces written […]

Pima campus coverage

Pima campus coverage

CAMPUS COVERAGE   DESERT VISTA Food drive continues   A canned food drive for the Community Food Bank will continue until Nov. 16. Anyone interested in donating may bring canned foods to the Student Life Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   A car wash will be held at the Fitness Center on Sept. […]

Pima news briefs

Pima news briefs

Pima News Briefs   Authors to discuss liberating literature   The University of Arizona will hold this year’s event to mark the 30th annual Banned Books Week. Nationally, the theme for this year is Liberating Literature. Authors Sandra Cisneros, Manuel Muñoz and Helena Maria Viramontes will have brief readings at the event. The authors are […]

Voter Registration at West, East Campuses

Voter Registration at West, East Campuses

Voter registration available on West, East campuses before Oct. 9 deadline Those planning to vote in the upcoming November election must register by Oct. 9. Luckily, interested Pima Community College students don’t have to go very far. West Campus and East Campus  will have registration booths available to students before the deadline. East Campus hosts […]

Campus Coverage Sept 13-26

Campus Coverage Sept 13-26

Campus Coverage   Desert Vista food drive starting   Desert Vista Campus will hold an ongoing canned food drive starting Sept. 12 and running through Nov. 16. Canned donations will be accepted at the Student Life office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until the drive ends in November. For more information, […]

Online Extra: 3-on-3 basketball tournament rescheduled

Online Extra: 3-on-3 basketball tournament rescheduled

The 3on3 Pima Basketball Tournament has been rescheduled to Friday, May 14 from 10:30am-5pm. Teams already registered do not need to reregister. By Daniel Gaona Pima Community College West Campus Student Government will host the first annual Aztec Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament on April 30. The men’s, women’s and coed 16-team tournaments are set to begin […]

Sculptures beautify West Campus

Sculptures beautify West Campus

Story and photos by Narciso Villarreal Keep your eyes open for sculptures popping up for display on Pima Community College West Campus. The PCC Sculpture-on-Campus program began in 2004 at East Campus and expanded to West Campus this spring. Artists Lynn Aldrich and the team of David and Tom Weiss currently have sculptures on display […]