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The Beginning of the End by Kyle McDaniel
Opinion

The Beginning of the End by Kyle McDaniel

By Kyle McDaniel   As you can tell there will be a reason for the writing of this article as it stems from a personal experience of mine, an experience that had everything you would need to create an Oscar winning film.   One day I noticed an employee who I thought was absolutely gorgeous, crying her eyes out and the gentleman I am, I decided to hand her a note that read, smile you’re beautiful. Later that night I asked her to dinner, she said yes and gave me her number.   It’s the night of the dinner and I got all dressed up to go, I picked her up and we enjoyed a wonderful meal, just talking, getting to know each other. Then when it’s time to take her home, she states “Can you take me to Josh’s house?”, of course I said yes, it is the first night anything her heart d...
Letter from the editor- Felony disenfranchisement
Opinion

Letter from the editor- Felony disenfranchisement

By NORA THOMPSON Could you imagine having to pay $700 to register to vote?  No one would do it. Voting, a civil right available to most U.S. reidents, suddenly would become a luxury.  This is a devastating reality for 221,000 people in Arizona. Just as Manny Mejias said during the Restore Your Vote press conference on Oct. 3: It’s like bringing back the poll tax.  America has a long history of voter suppression. It’s unfortunately a racist system that we live under, especially when, according to the Arizona Department of Corrections, 60.9 percent of inmates are non-white.  I got involved with Restore Your Vote Arizona, a project of the Campaign Legal Center. It’s a two-month campaign that’s focused on helping people with prior felony convictions get their rights returned. It’s current...
Aztec’s catching fire at the right time
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Aztec’s catching fire at the right time

By KYLE MCDANIEL   The #4 Aztecs are on a seven game win streak heading into their clash with the #11 team in the country. During the win streak they have outscored opponents 27 to 4. If they win their final three games it might propel them to 3rd or higher in the nation. To this point in the season Pima have scored 62 goals while only allowing 11. They have had 15 different goal scorers, with four players having at least 5 goals, but the overall leader is sophomore Hugo Kametani with 19.   Oct. 13 vs. Mesa CC 0, PCC 3   With this victory over the Thunderbirds, it gave the Aztecs the season sweep. This is the fourth year in a row that Pima has swept the season series against Mesa. Freshman Itsuki Ishihara got the scoring started with his goal in the first half. T...
Aztec’s fighting for a playoff berth
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Aztec’s fighting for a playoff berth

By KYLE MCDANIEL   Pima has 3 games left in the season, two at home. The Aztecs will need to use this home field advantage to help secure a spot in the NJCAA Region I, Division I playoffs, because only the top six make it. Pima’s next game is away to the number 9 team in the country Phoenix College.   Oct. 13 vs. Mesa CC 0, PCC 1   The Aztecs won their second game in a row thanks to a second half goal from sophomore Tayler Rinehart, who was assisted by freshman Gabriela Molina. With this win over the Thunderbirds, Pima moved into 4th place in the ACCAC standings. Pima after this game now have 25 goals on the season, with sophomore Kylee Martin leading the way with 5. They’ve also had 11 different players score, which is good and bad.   Oct. 9 vs. South Mount...
Aztecs ousted in first round of playoffs
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Aztecs ousted in first round of playoffs

By KYLE MCDANIEL   Pima’s season ended not in a fashion that they had hoped, losing in their first playoff match. This was the second consecutive year they lost in the first match.   The Aztecs have some key players they will be losing due to the NJCAA rule, allowing for only two years of competition. Keeper Mackenzie Bernal and other sophomores that were key contributors were Kylee Martin, Paola Ruedaflores, Tayler Rinehart, Perla Blanco, Annalisa Verdugo and Mykayla Toth.   Kylee Martin who played midfield was named first team all ACCAC/Region I after she started all 21 games. She also had five goals and one assist.   Oct. 22 at Scottsdale CC 1, PCC 0   The Aztecs season came to a screeching halt on Monday when they lost to the Artichokes in the NJ...
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Aztec’s fall out of the top five

By KYLE McDANIEL   So far this season, Pima Community College has won 85 percent of its games for a record of 11-2, which currently has the team ranked No. 6 in the nation.   When you average 3 goals a game and you concede under 1 goal a game, that’s a recipe for success.   Oct. 2 vs. Glendale CC “Canceled”   Sept. 29 at Paradise Valley CC 3, PCC 5   It took the Paradise Valley Pumas a mere 7 minutes to score on the Aztecs, but Pima wasn’t going to roll over that easy. The team put three goals past Paradise before the half.   Then the Pumas made it interesting in the 68th minute by netting a second goal, but the Aztecs scored two more times in the 70th minute to put the game out of reach.   Pima had four different scorers on the day, whic...
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Aztec’s struggle to find the back of the net

The Aztecs are 1-2-2 over their last 5 games, giving them a 5-5-3 record for the season so far. Averaging only 1.38 goals a game this season is something Pima Community College needs to fix.   Oct 2. Vs Glendale CC “Cancelled”   Sept. 29 at Paradise Valley CC 4, PCC 0   Paradise Valley the 19th ranked team in the nation was clinical in their finishing, scoring on half their shots. The Aztecs were able to keep pace with the Puma’s throughout the game, but weren’t able to be as proficient in front of goal as Paradise Valley was.   This was the third time Pima has been shutout this season.   Sept. 25 at Chandler-Gilbert CC 0, PCC 0, 2OT   Both goalies were busy in this match as both faced double digit shots, yet were able to each keep a clean sheet....