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Column: Superfluous Man
Opinion

Column: Superfluous Man

By Kevin Hartung When did man become so nonessential in our society? It seems to me that an American way of thinking is to view our own beliefs or values through the prism of whether they are shared by others. This cult of personality ideology is, I believe, diametrically oppositional to the principles used by a free, democratic society. When an ideologue emerges, we should see the person as one formed by a cult of personality before we decide who or what he represents. Today. men let tribe mentality determine their values, their thinking, their actions, and their narrative. An individual lacks real power to make others sit up and take notice, so he uses the power of groupthink to get his message across. However, no matter how much control he has, another ideologue can convince the group ...
Opinion: Migrants Abandoned in Yuma
Opinion

Opinion: Migrants Abandoned in Yuma

Photo by Donald Giannatti By Kyler Van Vliet Custom and Border Protection holding facilities have been at maximum capacity since April of last year and now migrants are being released into Yuma County.  Due to a rise in border apprehensions combined with social distancing guidelines that don't allow for as many people to be held in one particular space, CBP has released a group of 20 people into the neighboring community of San Luis. Several more similarly sized groups were let out in subsequent days. Yuma County is not new to sheltering released migrants. Two years ago, Yuma saw the release of 5,700 migrants into the county of about 215,000 people over a three-month period. Two years ago however, there was a non-profit shelter for people to stay at. That sole temporary shelter in the ar...
Pima Aztecs Sports Update
Sports

Pima Aztecs Sports Update

Photo by Raymond Suarez By Nate Martinez The men and women’s golf team kicked their season off with the Mesa Invitational Tournament on February 15-16. Overall, the men’s team failed to place. However, freshman Connor Wierman from Ironwood Ridge High School finished in 16th place individually. He posted a score of 76 on the first day and 73 the next. Andrew Rivas, the freshman from Canyon Del Oro High School, finished 24th overall, shooting an impressive par 72 on his first day. He struggled on the second day, shooting an 81 for an overall of 153. Sophomore Jackson Williams, also from Ironwood Ridge, put up a score of 193.  The women’s team had a lackluster day as well. Despite the disappointing team outing, freshman Victoria Pena from Tucson High School managed to place 8th individual...
Black History Month: Recognizing Two Women who Told Me Their Story
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Black History Month: Recognizing Two Women who Told Me Their Story

By Alexandria Austin This month is a time to look beyond our history books to recognize African Americans who have made a difference in the world. I chose to look at our world, the United States, and as a woman, I chose my world. Two of countless stories here are of and from Margot Lee Shetterly and Ava DuVernay. Did you know there were women involved in the space race? Did you know there were human computers? Did you know a group of brilliant women were responsible for getting John Glenn safely home? Did you know these women were Black? “Hidden Figures” is a book written by a Black female writer, Margot Lee Shetterly. Shetterly grew up in Hampton, Virginia, where she says “the face of science was brown, like mine...I knew so many African-Americans working in science, math and engineeri...
Trailblazer Fred Snowden
Sports

Trailblazer Fred Snowden

Photo by The Tucson Citizen By Troy Hutchison Before 1970, there were zero black head coaches in D1 college basketball, The first coach to break through was Illinois State's William J. Robinson. In 1972, a man named Fred Snowden took the head coaching job at the University of Arizona, becoming the school's first black coach and the first black coach at a major institution. Back in the 70's, Arizona wasn't a part of the Pac-12; in fact, the conference was known as the Pac-8, and the Wildcats were in a different conference called the Western Athletic Conference, also known as the WAC. Before Snowden's arrival to the desert, Arizona had been in a drought when it came to college basketball. The program had suffered three straight losing seasons and hadn't made the NCAA tournament since 1951....
Seven Films to Celebrate Black History Month
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Seven Films to Celebrate Black History Month

By Lanissa Patterson It’s Black History Month: the time when we celebrate Black stories, Black culture, and honor the journey of the Black American. This journey is foretold in many ways, including through cinematics. Here is a list of movies to watch this Black History Month while we continue to remain indoors. 1. Black Dynamite Black Dynamite is a 2009 parody film mocking popular blaxploitation movies of the 70’s. Michael Jai White stars as Black Dynamite, a former CIA agent looking to avenge the death of his brother. But first he has to get past Kung Fu Masters and “The Man”. Directed by Scott Sanders and starring Michael Jai White, Arsenio Hall, and Kym Whitley, I recommend this to anyone who needs a good laugh. 2. Paid in Full Directed by Charles Stone III, Paid in Full is a crim...
Teaching Seven Year Olds Over the Internet: How Hard Could It Be?
Features

Teaching Seven Year Olds Over the Internet: How Hard Could It Be?

By Kyler Van Vliet Remote learning has proven to be a real learning curve for both the college student and professor, but perhaps the true struggle lies with the job of trying to manage the education of 22 six and seven year-olds.   Jana Schubert of Blenman Elementary School is a first-grade teacher who has been adapting to remote learning since the fourth quarter of the 2019-20 school year.  Schubert, 58, spent the bulk of her 21-year career teaching at White Elementary before moving to Blenman two years ago.  For the past year, her and her peers have been on the frontlines of educating elementary students through remote learning, guiding curriculum from home. Schubert stressed how difficult the year has been for not only herself and the staff, but also for the students. She said that ...
Ed Doran: Student Success Guru
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Ed Doran: Student Success Guru

By Kevin Murphy If you are looking for ideas on what it takes to be successful in college and beyond, Ed Doran holds the keys. Doran recently retired from his full time duties after 20 years at PCC.  He spent the last 10 years of his career as an educational support counselor at the Downtown campus, and remains an adjunct instructor for the STU 210 University Transfer Strategies course, which helps students make the transition from PCC to a university.  Amy Davis, who works at the department for student success courses at Pima Community College, has nothing but good things to say about Doran. “Ed is a wonderful Student Success faculty member who cares deeply about his students' success in his courses and in their lives,” says Davis. “ He recognizes that Student Success courses are about ...
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...
Aztecs Start Season Hot, Take Three of Four From Ranked Opponent
Sports

Aztecs Start Season Hot, Take Three of Four From Ranked Opponent

Photos by Raymond Suarez By Nate Martinez After a series of postponed games, Pima Community College baseball was finally able to kick off the delayed 2021 season. They took on the number 20 ranked College of Southern Nevada Coyotes in back-to-back doubleheaders last Friday and Saturday.  February 12 (Game 1): Aztecs 8, Coyotes 9 In a very rocky start for the Aztecs, Pima found themselves in the hole 9-2 going into the bottom of the fifth inning in game one of their first double header. Freshman pitcher Wilson Bannister gave up four runs in the first inning of his first start of the season. He was taken out in the top of the 5th after allowing a home run and nine runs in 4.1 innings..  Freshman pitcher Darius Garcia finished the game, striking out three and giving up no runs on one hit. ...