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“Decriminalize Black Lives” Protest Held at UArizona’s Old Main
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“Decriminalize Black Lives” Protest Held at UArizona’s Old Main

By DALTON GRIJALVA On Friday August 28th at 5 p.m., a crowd of UArizona students and others from around the community of Tucson met at the campus’ Old Main building to protest for the Decriminalization of Black lives. I have been to multiple protests for black lives matter protests. The protest, organized by The Coalition of Black Students and Allies (COBA), was a peaceful demonstration. Everyone was required to wear a mask. Protestors were informed of their rights, as well as educated on what to look for in case someone became dehydrated. Volunteer paramedics handed out Gatorade and water. “We organized the protest because one, we had prepared a peaceful environment during the celebration of Black lives which was unconstitutionally disrupted by UAPD,” said Lone Malefo, a chemical engine...
A Letter to the Class of 2020
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A Letter to the Class of 2020

By MARTHA McSALLY To the class of 2020: whether you are a preschool, middle school, high school, or college graduate, congratulations on your achievements. This may not be the graduation you imagined. It is certainly not the graduation that your family, your teachers, or your friends wanted either. But the hardships of this year can never diminish what you have accomplished. I hope that you will look back on this time and realize that in many ways, you have accomplished more. Those of you finishing high school and college have gone without the rites of passage that the rest of us took for granted—no extended family gatherings, large ceremonies, or memorable photos in your caps and gowns. Instead, many of you may be worried for your family members or friends on the frontlines of COVID-19 ...
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University bears ridicule for creating UArizona

By ELLIANA KOPUT The University of Arizona has been referred to by an array of nicknames since the dawn of time … or at least since it was founded in 1885.  Among those, “UofA” and “UA” have reigned most popular.  However, the UA recently has sought a change in nicknames in hopes to increase search engine optimization, or SEO.  So, the old abbreviations have been booted and replaced by “UArizona.”  The school also didn’t want any mix-ups with other UA schools (think University of Arkansas, University of Alaska and University of Alabama).  We don’t know about you, but we could think of worse things than being confused with a winning football program such as Alabama’s. Then again, at least UArizona has a football team.  Upon doing a quick observational experiment, we found that the p...
Arizona combats teacher shortage
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Arizona combats teacher shortage

By ELLIANA KOPUT The state of Arizona is still working to fight a disheartening shortage in public educators, one of the many issues identified in the “Red for Ed” movement.  Many thoughts are unfolding in search of the means to attract new and committed teachers to the K-12 system.  “I’m looking for the best and brightest to commit to teach in Arizona public schools,” Gov. Doug Ducey said in his 2017 State of the State Address. “If you make that commitment, we’ll make this commitment; your education will be paid for, a job will be waiting and you will be free of debt.”   The Arizona Board of Regents developed a plan for the Arizona Teacher’s Academy, which, according to the Arizona Office of Education, is “a unique and innovative strategy to improve public education.” In April 2018,...
Kliff Kingsbury Has Sean Mcvay’s Chin, But Does He Have His Stones?
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Kliff Kingsbury Has Sean Mcvay’s Chin, But Does He Have His Stones?

By Kyle Kersey Overtime. 1:10 on the clock. Fourth and seven on your opponent’s 47 yard line. You’re currently rostering the supposed “next big thing” as your quarterback (irony intentional), and he’s led you back from down 18 in the fourth quarter. The question at hand: do you go for it? It’s been a running joke in NFL circles all offseason: the Arizona Cardinals, tired of losing to the Los Angeles Rams, are now trying to copy them with their latest head coaching hire, Kliff Kingsbury. He sports the handsome good looks and youthful charm of the Rams’ very own Sean McVay, as well as exciting offensive ideas in a league that’s been trending towards the offensive side of the ball for the last 30 years or so.  But McVay had NFL coaching experience when he was hired by the Rams at the ripe o...
PCC holds Respiratory Care Conference at Downtown Campus
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PCC holds Respiratory Care Conference at Downtown Campus

By DRAEDON LEDBETTER The Arizona State Society for Respiratory Care held a conference April 3 in the Amethyst Room on Pima Community College’s Downtown Campus. The event ran from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. “This is one of my proudest moments in my 14 years of affiliation with the respiratory therapy program at Pima Community College,” said Pima Respiratory Care Program Director Jeffrey Miller. Miller has left Pima as of April 5 to be the respiratory therapy manager at Tucson Medical Center. Russell Schmidt is taking over Pima’s respiratory care program. Opening remarks began at 9 a.m. A portion of the opening remarks were pre-recorded and the other portion was live at the event. Early on in the conference, there was job interview etiquette tips and how to be prepared for the interview compared...
Ducey submits a water and flight plan
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Ducey submits a water and flight plan

Potential return of state funds to Pima Community College Story and photos by JOE GIDDENS   Doug Ducey won his second term for governor in November over Democrat challenger David Garcia by nearly 15 points.  Ducey was inaugurated for his second term on Jan. 7 and presented with the State of the State Address from Phoen on Jan. 14. He took his message the next day to the Tucson Convention Center for the State of the State luncheon presented by the Tucson Metro Chamber.   “I told him, it was a good speech, a bipartisan speech, and I hope that he can accomplish, at least part of what he wants to; his action with regard to gun safety in schools is commendable,” Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said.  Drought Ducey opened his State of the State by making water and the drought his fi...
What’s growing in your backyard?
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What’s growing in your backyard?

By: DANIEL VELASCO Rain brings the best things to Tucson on the rare occasion we receive it. Rain brings cool weather, earthy scents and vibrant colors. The rain also creates the exact conditions perfect for growing fungus. From yeast to athlete’s foot, fungus is everywhere and will inevitably in one way or another, eat us. With this threat heavily upon us, and finishing up monsoon season -- albeit a fairly dry one -- here’s a guide to some common fungi you might find at whatever cold, dark and damp place you hang out at in Arizona. While mushrooms usually grow in forested areas that receive plenty of rain, Arizona still is home to an array of mushrooms. From Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) to Valley Fever (Coccidioides), Arizona is home to multiple different mushrooms that yield a wi...