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Mujer Latinoamericana, Exdirectora de la Xompañía Planned Parenthood, Gana Juicio en USA por 3 Millones de Dólares
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Mujer Latinoamericana, Exdirectora de la Xompañía Planned Parenthood, Gana Juicio en USA por 3 Millones de Dólares

Mayra Rodriguez By Mara Duran Vivir en Estados Unidos de manera legal es una meta que desean alcanzar muchísimas personas, las promesas del sueño americano son apetecibles para millones de inmigrantes que huyen de sus países por diversas circunstancias. Este no era el sueño de Mayra Rodríguez, ella relata que su infancia y adolescencia transcurrió en su país natal México, en donde terminó la carrera de laboratorista. Sorpresivamente, cuando iniciaba la de Medicina, su madre la obligó a emigrar a Estados Unidos, dejando atrás sus lazos familiares, sus amigos, sus estudios en la universidad y el futuro que construía en su mente imaginándose que sería doctora y salvaría la vida de los demás. Su hermano, víctima de un secuestro exprés, regresó con vida a su hogar, este lamentable hecho ...
Do Not Share Edibles With Your Pets
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Do Not Share Edibles With Your Pets

Photo by Matthew Henry By Alexandria Austin With the legal use of marijuana well under way in Arizona, there is a real concern with who you share your goodies with. With that said, please do not take the advice of the pizza delivery guy on what is safe for your pet! This incident actually happened in California, where one can have their edibles and herb selection delivered right to your door. A young pizza delivery guy had a separate collection specifically for pets.  When you visit the dispensary, there may be an array of pet friendly treats to share with your furry friend as well. The question is, who decided these were safe? Some questions may come up in your enjoyment of newly legalized cannabis. What do I do if my dog ate my joint? Or gummy edible? Or cannabi...
Has Remote Learning Worked?
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Has Remote Learning Worked?

Photo by Andrew Neel By Raymond Moreno In an article for the Wall Street Journal, reporters Tawnell D. Hobbs and Lee Hawkins make the case that remote learning has not worked for students. Hobbs and Hawkins argue that teachers who never used remote learning are, like their students, new to it and have to adapt their teachings to others for them to have a better understanding of the course.   Valeria Miranda, a 21 year old Interpreter Major, wasn’t really fond of remote learning. She said she doesn’t like remote learning because she feels like she gets less information from Zoom meetings as opposed to traditional in-person class time and needs more “one on one” time. “When it comes to in person learning I learn more because I’m more of a hands on learner,” she said....
Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Community Colleges to Offer 4-year Degree Programs
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Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Community Colleges to Offer 4-year Degree Programs

By Kevin Murphy On February 22, the Arizona House passed HB2523 by a vote of 57-3, which would allow community colleges to offer 4 year degrees. This is the first time ever that a bill advocating for four-year degrees being offered at community colleges has passed the Arizona House. If passed in the State Senate, the bill would require community colleges interested in offering 4 year degrees to conduct multi-year studies funded by local tax revenues to determine if they would be eligible to hire the required faculty and sustain four-year programs. While other state colleges have backed the bill going forward, Pima Community College has not advocated for or against it. Libby Howell, the Executive Director/Media, Community, and Government Relations at Pima Community College, said that the...
Career Café: Cover Letters and Coffee
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Career Café: Cover Letters and Coffee

By Kevin Murphy Career Café is a free event available to all Pima Community College students that offers career resources and career advice.  The event started in 2013, and this year is being held virtually due to Covid-19 safety protocols. It will cover subjects like resume review, professional interviewing, cover letter tips, and career resources. Though the event is virtual this year, prizes will still be awarded, and the coffee will be sent to students in the mail. First Year Experience program developer Renee Forsyth oversees the event. “The purpose of Career Café is to teach the students job skills and career navigation,” Forsyth said. “So what we found was that the college was hosting these different career fairs and mock interviews, and the students weren't even ready with that...
Lee Lambert Nominated for Chancellor Position at San Diego Community College
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Lee Lambert Nominated for Chancellor Position at San Diego Community College

Lee Lambert By Lanissa Patterson It is possible that by next fall, Pima Community College will have a new Chancellor. Current Chancellor Lee Lambert has been nominated for an opportunity at San Diego Community College District. According to a media statement by Pima Community College, Lambert is one of four finalists for the SDCCD Chancellor position.. The other finalists include; Barbara Kavalier, who is currently President of St. Charles Community College in St. Charles, Missouri, Pamela Luster, who is President of San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, California, and Carlos O. Turner Cortez, who is President of San Diego College of Continuing Education in San Diego, California, according to a media statement released by SDCCD.  The search for a replacement Chancellor...
Inauguration Day Park Protesters Rally Against Two Party System
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Inauguration Day Park Protesters Rally Against Two Party System

By Lanissa Patterson and Joshua Shaver On January 20, a small group of individuals gathered together for an Inauguration Day Protest, voicing their concerns about the two party system and new President Joe Biden. Organized by activist groups Stand Up Fight Back Tucson and Iron Brigade, the protest was held at Veinte de Agosto Park right across from Tucson City Hall. The protest began with 11 people and reached about 16 as the hour progressed. “We are here to protest the Inauguration of Biden,” said organizer Flash Bryson, a 19 year old student. “Yes Biden may have won but we are here to make sure that Biden is held accountable for all of the promises he made during his campaign… [also] we had to settle for Biden.”  A large sign saying “ABOLISH THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM” hung between two tre...
Embezzlement in Sierra Vista Leaves Small Businesses with a Hefty Bill to Pay
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Embezzlement in Sierra Vista Leaves Small Businesses with a Hefty Bill to Pay

By Kyler Van Vliet Embezzlement is defined by Merrian-Webster Dictionary as “to appropriate (something, such as property entrusted to one's care) fraudulently to one's own use.” The most notable embezzlement cases that people think of are the Ponzi-schemes that were carried out by Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford who would take money from new investors to pay out old investor’s “returns”, subsequently embezzling money before paying off their previous investors.  Both are currently serving a combined sentence of 260 years behind bars after stealing a grand total of 58 billion dollars. However, a study conducted by specialist insurer Hiscox in 2017 on embezzlement in America showed that small and mid-sized companies (fewer than 500 employees) are disproportionately victimized, making up 6...
Legal Treats, Cramped Streets
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Legal Treats, Cramped Streets

By Kevin Murphy Proposition 207 was passed last November, legalizing the use and sale of recreational marijuana in Arizona.  Under the new law, people 21 and older can grow up to six plants, with a maximum of 12 plants in homes with more than one adult, and possess up to an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana, with no more than 5 grams of concentrates.  Once licensed by AZDHS, medical marijuana dispensaries can sell recreational marijuana. Recreational marijuana sales have the usual state and local taxes applied as well as an additional excise tax of 16 percent.  After administrative costs, the remaining excise tax revenues are split mainly between community colleges (33%), police and fire departments (31.4%), state and local transportation programs (25.4%), public health and criminal justice ...
Restaurant Resilience: Two Local Restaurant Owners Adapt to Covid-19
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Restaurant Resilience: Two Local Restaurant Owners Adapt to Covid-19

By Kevin Murphy Tucson restaurant owners are adapting to a new normal under Pima County’s Covid-19 health and safety guidelines.  With the onset of nationwide Covid-19 vaccinations already under way, the light at the end of the tunnel couldn’t come any sooner for local restaurant owners who have been soldiering on in this bitter battle since the beginning of the pandemic.  With resilience and resolve, these restaurant revisionists have adapted and overcome setbacks to continue to safely serve their fare to the community at large. Located at 2650 N. 1st Ave., Smokey Mo co-owners OC Davis, Pat Jorgenson, and Brandon Johnson have been executing Kansas City style BBQ for the masses, while making some changes in protocols along the way.  Purchased from previous ownership in March of 2020, the...