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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....
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...
Electric Cars on Campus
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Electric Cars on Campus

A fully electric Dodge Firebird (Kyler Van Vliet) By Kyler Van Vliet On Wednesday, the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) held an electric vehicle car show to bring awareness to Earth Day and a bigger car show being held on Saturday, April 24. The event, held in the parking lot of Pima’s Downtown Campus, had several electric vehicles on display including an electric-converted Pontiac Firebird, a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and various Tesla Models — all personal vehicles of event volunteers.  One person at the event was TEVA’s public relations and outreach representative Jerry Asher, also known as EV Jerry. EV Jerry was kind enough to give me a hands-on demonstration of what an electric vehicle is all about and gave me a quick ride around in his 2017 Tesla Model X.&nb...
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...