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Learn about Pima programs in free meetings
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Learn about Pima programs in free meetings

By TROY HUTCHISONPima Post Get your popcorn ready. Pima Community College is bringing back its now sixth annual Popcorn With A Program. The free program helps first-year students learn more about majors they might be interested in pursuing. Students can find out details on various programs as well as ask questions to subject experts.  This semester, the program will feature Applied Technology; Social Sciences, Humanities and Education; and Health Science. Dates/Times:  2-4 p.m. Feb. 16, focusing on Applied Technology 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, focusing on Social Sciences, Humanities and Education 2-4 p.m. April 20 at 2-4 p.m., focusing on Health Science  The meetings for these functions will take place over Zoom with any students that are int...
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...
Pima nets $5 million challenge grant
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Pima nets $5 million challenge grant

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Pima Community College has been awarded a $5 million challenge grant from The Connie J. Hillman Family Foundation. This challenge grant campaign is the largest private gift to Pima Community College Foundation and will be directed toward the college’s progressive programming and existing workforce development. The award was announced at the night of the Larry Adamson of the Hillman Family Foundation at Pima Foundation's annual holiday reception. The gift will be going toward programs and workforce development initiatives and grants at Pima. “This challenge grant is designed to attract new funders and increase the investment of existing contributors,” states the Pima Foundation website. “For example, if a donor contributed $500 to Pima Foundation l...
Pima Women’s Soccer to play Nationals
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Pima Women’s Soccer to play Nationals

Stephanie Van Latum/Pima AthleticsPima Community College midfielder Mari Acosta dribbles the ball down the field in September. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College women’s soccer team will enter the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship as the No. 4 seed, taking place Nov. 15 through Nov. 20, as the No. 4 seed. The Aztecs are in Pool D along with No. 5 Holmes Community College from Goodman, Mississippi, and No. 9 Southwestern Illinois College from Belleville, Illinois. Pima secured its bid to the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship after beating Mesa Community College 2-0 in the Region I final on Oct. 15. The two goals were scored by Delaney Puntin and Alyssa Kopach, who was named the Region I, Division II Tournament MVP. After winning the re...
Pima Volleyball captain garners accolades
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Pima Volleyball captain garners accolades

By NATE MARTINEZ Pima Post "Defense is a constant battle with the other side. I think it has a lot to do with what a player can do physically, but I believe people overlook the mental aspect.” That is the mindset of Pima Community College sophomore libero Aydalis Felix, a Rincon/University High School graduate, whenever she steps on the volleyball court. Felix was named the ACCAC defensive player of the week for Sept. 13-19. This week, her coaches and peers acknowledged that accomplishment by voting her to be Pima’s Chapman Automotive Aztecs Player of the Week. “It means a lot to be recognized for my defensive accomplishments,” she said. “But it’s more of an honor for my team as a whole. I cannot receive such an honorary award without my team pushing me along and working just ...
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....
Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors
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Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors

Pima Community College Governing Board member Catherine Ripley By Kyler Van Vliet Catherine Ripley has spent her life traversing the world working as a U.S. diplomat, counter-terrorism strategist, professor and – for a few months – as a bassist. This January, Ripley started her new career as a member of the Pima Community College Board of Governors, representing District 1 in Arizona.  She won the general election last November in 2020 against Ethan Orr with a campaign focused on increasing enrollment through formal partnerships with local High Schools, the JTED Program and the Earn to Learn Programs.   Like most universities and colleges, Pima’s enrollment rate is down. According to The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college enrollment declined...