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Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win
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Pima Men’s Basketball get much-needed win

By GERARDO CASTROPima Post Pima Community College men’s basketball team (13-8) returned to its home court last night at the West Campus Aztec Gymnasium where the team faced off against Phoenix College (10-9) in a close one. Both teams started off slowly. The score was a mere 2-3 for the first five minutes of the game. Freshman Traivar Jackson started to get things going for the Aztecs both on the offensive and defensive end as the team was feeding him in the post. He finished with 33 points and 8 blocks. Coach Peabody subbed in freshmen Jalen Johnson around the 12-minute mark as the team needed an offensive spark off the bench. Johnson finished with 15 points on an efficient 60 percent shooting performance. At the end of the first half, the Aztecs led the Bears 49-39. Th...
Get money: Scholarship deadline extended
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Get money: Scholarship deadline extended

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College’s deadline for scholarship applications for the Spring 2022 semester has been extended and now closes on Jan. 7.  Fifty-five foundation awards are available, along with 4,000+ scholarships for Pima students on the ScholarshipUniverse site (pima.edu/paying-for-college/scholarships/other-scholarships.html) Two of Pima’s tuition awards for Arizona residents, PCC Merit and PCC Excellence, are open for the 2022-2023 season with a deadline of June 30, 2022. “We will be reviewing and offering tuition awards on a monthly basis till we run out of funds ($600,000) and will be first-come, first-serve,” said Antonio Silva-Garcia, advance program director for Pima Financial Aid. “Earn to Learn has extended the deadline to Dec. 31, the...
Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Paradise Valley CC For 10th Straight Win
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Aztecs Baseball Sweeps Paradise Valley CC For 10th Straight Win

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College baseball team (20-6, 13-5 in ACCAC) continued its hot streak on Saturday as the Aztecs scored 25 runs to overwhelm Paradise Valley Community College (2-23, 2-16). Freshman Jose Enriquez was a force at the plate as he finished the day 5 for 8 with seven RBIs and two runs scored. Sophomore Angel Ochoa (Canyon del Oro HS) was 5 for 6 with three RBIs and two runs while freshman Daniel Durazo (Salpointe Catholic HS) went 4 for 6 with two RBIs and a run. Freshman Bradon Zastrow and sophomore Noah Estrella (Flowing Wells HS) provided strong starts on the mound and picked up the wins. Game 1: Pima CC Aztecs 10, Paradise Valley CC Pumas 1 PCC     1 2 0 4 3 0 0   10 11 2 PVCC  0 0 0 1 0 0 0    1   5  1 The Aztecs took the early lead and provided a cushion...
La Vida Real Detrás de Tus Mentores
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La Vida Real Detrás de Tus Mentores

By Mara Durán Poco sabemos sobre la vida de los maestros de Pima Community College (PCC). No nos detenemos a pensar en quienes son, ni cómo han logrado llegar a donde están, lo que sí es un hecho es que todas las personas son el resultado de un bagaje cultural que podemos conocer para enriquecernos a través de sus experiencias, llenas de lucha, crecimiento e inspiración.  Les presento a Guadalupe Annette Cruikshank, su familia y amigos la conocen como Lupita, pero en su trabajo todos le dicen Guadalupe. Es una mujer profesionista, dinámica, amable, agradecida con la vida, maestra de español y traducción en PCC desde el año de 1998.  Un dato muy significativo es que egresó de Pima. Guadalupe recuerda haber tenido experiencias que enriquecieron su aprendizaje, menciona que sus maestros y c...
Mason Lee Wins Both Matches But Aztecs Men’s Tennis Falls at Mesa CC
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Mason Lee Wins Both Matches But Aztecs Men’s Tennis Falls at Mesa CC

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College men's tennis team (0-2) played a match on the road on Thursday at Mesa Community College. The No. 16 ranked Aztecs fell to the No. 17 ranked Thunderbirds 6-3. Freshman Mason Lee (Catalina Foothills HS) won both his single and double match-ups on the day. Lee along with No. 1 doubles partner Corey Pabst, defeated Beto Carlon and Cameron Khan 8-4. Lee went on to beat Khan in their No. 3 singles match 6-3, 6-3. Sophomore Landon Strickland provided the other victory for the Aztecs as he won a third-set tiebreaker over Max Beasley 6-0, 2-6, 6-2 at No. 5 singles. Strickland and No. 3 doubles partner Emanuel Robles-Serrano (Desert View HS) lost to Emilio Alvarado and Hung Pham 8-5. Robles-Serrano fell at No. 6 singles to Pham 6-3, 6-3. Pabst...
Kelch, Enriquez and Acevedo Homer as Aztecs Baseball Wins 8th Straight
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Kelch, Enriquez and Acevedo Homer as Aztecs Baseball Wins 8th Straight

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College baseball team (18-6) took command early on Thursday in its non-conference game against Community Christian College. The Aztecs defeated the Saints 13-3 in 8 innings as freshman Alec Acevedo (Nogales HS) hit a leadoff walk-off home run to end it with a run-rule victory. The Aztecs did their damage in the early innings as they scored five runs in the 1st and seven runs in the 3rd inning. Pima got on the board in the 1st inning when freshman Bradon Zastrow hit a sacrifice-fly RBI to score freshman Parker Schmidt. Sophomore Terrell Huggins (Cienega HS) hit a 2-run RBI single to bring in freshman Jose Enriquez and freshman Daniel Durazo (Salpointe Catholic HS). Freshman Romeo Ballesteros (Salpointe Catholic HS) followed suit with a 2-run RBI s...
Aztecs Volleyball Drops Two Matches at Yavapai College
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Aztecs Volleyball Drops Two Matches at Yavapai College

By Raymond Suarez The Pima Community College volleyball team (0-7) played two matches on Friday at Yavapai College (10-5). Sophomore Aydalis Felix (Rincon HS) totaled 46 digs in the two matches while sophomore Eve Pearson (Canyon del Oro HS) finished the day with 13 kills. Match 1: Yavapai College Roughriders 3, Pima CC Aztecs 0 (25-8, 25-19, 25-16): The Aztecs fell behind early in the first set dropping 13 of the first 16 points but in the second set they took an early lead. With the score tied at 6-6, the Roughriders scored five straight points to take the lead for good. As the set progressed, the Aztecs were able to close the gap to five points but that's as close as they would get. The Aztecs started the third set with another early advantage. With the score tied at 13-13, the Rough...
Pima student athletes given new life after lost season
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Pima student athletes given new life after lost season

By Nate Martinez By now, one would have to be living under a rock to not know that COVID-19 really hindered college athletics. Many student athletes in the United States had their seasons cut drastically short thanks to the virus. For some, this is heartbreaking, but they can look forward to another chance to play next season. For others, this may have been the last year of eligibility to make one more run at a potential championship.  Things seemed to have hit an all time low for student athletes across the United States until a recent decision by the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). On October 22, the NJCAA decided that the 2020-2021 year of eligibility would not count towards student athlete eligibility. This basically means that athletes who were to compete, or h...
Before the sun sets on his career, Chris Paul will try to elevate Phoenix
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Before the sun sets on his career, Chris Paul will try to elevate Phoenix

Photo by Tim Shelby By: Kyler Van Vliet With the NBA off-season shortened up to fit the altered 2021 season timeline, the trade moratorium was lifted this Monday on November 16. Many teams were quick to jump all in and start flipping assets in order to elevate their teams, and the Phoenix Suns were not late to the ball.  The Suns traded for the Hall of Fame point guard Chris Paul. The trade consisted of the Suns sending Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre Jr., two other young players and a future first-round pick to the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder.  After reestablishing himself as one of the best point guards in the league this past season it was no surprise that his former team, the Thunder, were going to capitalize on other team’s desire to acquire Paul via trade.  Before the moratorium wa...
Climate change education remains difficult for Arizona science teachers
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Climate change education remains difficult for Arizona science teachers

Photo by Dulcey Lima Posted with permission from Inside Tucson Business. Original Story can be found here. By Joe Giddens The quality of climate change education in Arizona’s classrooms received a middling grade from the National Center for Science Education’s new review of the nation’s science standards. While the state’s science curriculum was updated in 2018, Arizona bears scars of the politicization of science. “While it is disappointing to be given a ‘C’ grade … the Arizona Department of Education continues to prioritize climate change education within our science standards,” said ADE spokeswoman Morgan Dick. Science standards are what students should know by the end of the school year, however, Arizona leaves specific curriculum to the school districts. The report tied Arizona with M...