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Pima welcomes Becalos Grant students

Pima welcomes Becalos Grant students

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 […]

Pantry raid: Students benefit

Pantry raid: Students benefit

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 […]

Dental programs with bite

Dental programs with bite

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 […]

Student council

Student council

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, […]

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

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

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. […]

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. […]