West Campus

Question: How can we make our schools safer from gun violence?

April 18, 2018

Interviews AND Photos By Eric Teel At West Campus          

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The Word: What are rules to follow when you are on a date?

April 12, 2018

INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOS BY MICHELLE TRUJILLO AT WEST AND DESERT VISTA CAMPUSES Daniel Gonzalez AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING “Just be respectable towards the person you’re with. People like that.” Emmanuel Benjamin PHYSIOLOGY “Dress neatly and have a plan. Don’t take her to the movies, that’s a third date thing. Go someplace you can interact. Make it fun […]

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‘Eurydice’ brings tragedy to Pima stage

March 29, 2018

By ERIC TEEL Get ready to take a journey to the land of the dead with Pima’s newest theater production, “Eurydice.” The show, which will run from April 12 through April 22, is Pima Community College’s fresh reimagining of the ancient Greek tragedy “Orpheus.” Written by Sarah Ruhl and directed by Nikki Martinez, this production […]

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Students hangry for solutions

March 8, 2018

BY JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College students are wondering what is going on with their food services, or lack thereof, at the Northwest, Downtown and East campuses. Before this semester began, those campus cafeterias closed because Follet wasn’t making enough of a profit in the cafeterias to cover their staffing costs. Micah Paul Sherman, student […]

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Pima welcomes Becalos Grant students

November 16, 2017

By ARMANDO HARMON In May, Pima Community College submitted a proposal for the Secretariat of Education SEP-Belcalos-Santander Universidades International Program. Otherwise known as the Becalos grant, this grant allows students from Mexico to have the opportunity to enroll and take courses at PCC. At the start of the semester, 75 students were enrolled at the […]

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Pantry raid: Students benefit

November 16, 2017

Photo and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima’s West Campus is in the process of creating a food bank for students who aren’t getting enough to eat. The West Campus Social Services Student Organization is the club that brought this idea to the drawing board, with the Student Life Center’s staff support. Roxanna Lucero, Student Life […]

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Dental programs with bite

November 2, 2017

A $3.25 million grant has yielded crowning achievements in dental programs at PCC’s West Campus Photos and story by JUSTINA ZIEGLER Pima Community College’s West Campus received a Title V grant four years ago, worth $3.25 million over five years, to renovate its dental programs. As of September, construction has been completed. The Dental Studies […]

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Student council

November 2, 2017

PCC’s Center for the Arts presents a rendition of “Popol Vuh” By KATELYN ROBERTS Pima Community College’s Center for the Arts will present “Popol Vuh: The Story of Seven Macaw,” a retelling of the Mayan creation myth. “Popol Vuh,” created by Kinan and Lakin Valdez for El Teatro Campesino, a theater group founded in 1965, […]

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THE WORD: What is the one thing you are looking forward to this semester?

September 7, 2017

Vincent Nagore, Math Right now, I’m just taking a break from all the math and science I do, I’m taking three music courses just to get happy, as long as it doesn’t get too crazy and I don’t put myself through a rigorous schedule.   Helen Nguyen, Undecided I’m really excited to get my life going. […]

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THE WORD: What did you learn this semester?

May 4, 2017

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 […]

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PCC prevention program aims to educate

April 20, 2017

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. […]

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

April 6, 2017

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 […]

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West Campus moment of silence

September 17, 2015

  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 […]

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West Campus president retiring

May 7, 2015

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 […]

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Looking for a few good patients

February 12, 2015

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 […]

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