1 Az t e c Pr e s s Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 Vol. 56, Issue 4 Community Campus Desert Vista Campus Downtown Campus East Campus Northwest Campus West Campus Inside... PCC nabs Fulbright scholar, page 3 Letters to the editor, page 7 One hot, single lady, page 11 Out with the old, offensive coordinator that is, page 12 Bathroom intruder still at large By J. Mark Sternberg Police are still searching for the man who has been sneaking into women s restrooms on multiple Pima Community College campuses and peeping at students. Five reports of a man in PCC bathrooms have been filed in less than a month. Since the Aztec s previous article was written, two more incidents have been reported. The most recent incident occurred Oct. 3 as two women were using a restroom in the Downtown Campus Science and Technology Building. Reports stated a man stepped up on the toilet in an adjacent stall and looked over the divider at one of the women. The woman saw the man and yelled at him. The man stepped down and ran out of the room. On Sept. 25, PCC Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report about a man in the women s restroom at West Campus Tucson Building. A member of the PCC faculty saw a Hispanic male exit the women s bathroom. According to the police report, the faculty member then entered the bathroom and noticed the toilet seat was up and the rim of the bowl was sprayed with urine. She then contacted police. A report issued by the college describes the suspect as Hispanic or African-American, years of age, height 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches, medium build, short dark hair and rough or pockmarked skin. Police believe the incidents are related. PCC has hired private security guards to keep an eye on the bathrooms. Campus Watch programs are being expanded as well. The Campus Watch program trains students and staff to watch for and report suspicious activity. We are seeing a lot more people being interested and being involved, PCC Executive Director for Public Information David Irwin said of the Campus Watch programs. To report suspicious activity, call 911 or campus police at New DUI laws bring harsher penalties By Jessica Sharman It s been decided: you ve got to blow to go. New penalties for Driving Under the Influence convictions include mandatory ignition-interlock devices for first-time offenders, increased fines and longer jail time. In addition, even sober drivers caught with a suspended or revoked license will now have their vehicles impounded for a minimum of 30 days. The new state laws went into effect in September, after being signed by Gov. Janet Napolitano last May. An ignition-interlock device installed inside a car tests for blood alcohol content when a person blows into it, and prevents the car from starting if a specific level of alcohol is found on the breath. Previously, the devices were mandated only for people convicted of repeat or extreme DUIs. The new law targets first-time offenders as well. PCC student Christopher Burcyzk, 21, was charged with a DUI before the new laws took place. Of course, when my friends drink and drive they never get caught but the first time I ever drink and drive I get caught, Burcyzk His ordeal began on Aug. 17. When he left Fourth Avenue, he was pulled over for a crack in his windshield. The officer stated that he smelled booze. I wasn t going to lie, so I took the field tests and Breathalyzer test, Burcyzk The officer took Burcyzk to a service station on Alvernon Way and Second Street, and had one of his friends come get him. Since then he has been ordered to pay $1,700 in fines, take 16 hours of alcohol education class, attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving class and spend 24 hours in jail. His license will be suspended until he completes the tasks. As soon as I got the DUI, I got a job and put my car up for sale, Burcyzk I knew I would have to pay a lot of fees. On top of the $1,700 fine, Burcyzk must pay $80 for the alcohol education class and $25 for the MADD class, plus find alternative ways to school and work. I would never want to go through this ordeal ever again, he It s not worth the time, the money or the hassle. Drivers convicted under the new DUI laws will face even greater expenses. DUI offenders now must also pay for the ignition-interlock device, which typically costs $100 for installation and about $80 a month to maintain, according to Scott Sullivan, an officer with the Tucson Police Department s DUI enforcement unit. He said most first-time offenders are ordered to keep the device installed for 12 months. Some PCC students question the need to require an ignitioninterlock requirement for first offenders. If someone were blowing through the roof, then yeah, it would make sense for them to get an interlock device but not after one or two beers, student Cody Campbell It s ridiculous. However, Sullivan hopes the new laws will decrease DUIs throughout Arizona. Ultimately, people make the choice to drive, he Everyone thinks they know their limit and as long as they re not puking and stumbling over everything they think they re fine. TPD will enforce the new DUI laws stringently in order for Tucson to have safer roads, Sullivan The new state legislation also created a category of super extreme DUI for offenders with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.20 percent or above, which is continued, page 2 Jessica Sharman, Aztec Press Quick facts: Legal limit: Blood alcohol levels at.08 percent or higher are past the legal limit. Jail time: DUI: 1-10 days Extreme DUI: Minimum of 90 days Aggravated DUI: No more than two years; varies depending on violation and case Fines: First offense: $250 minimum, plus other conditions Second offense: $500 minimum, plus other conditions Third offense (Extreme): $500 minimum, plus other conditions Jail cost: 80 percent surcharge on the base fine, levied for each individual s case License suspension: DUI: 90 days Extreme DUI: One year Aggravated DUI: License revoked for three years Probation: DUI: Up to five years (informal, may not be supervised) Aggravated DUI and Extreme DUI: Up to 10 years Vehicle impound: First-time DUI: Yes, if person has bloodalcohol content of.15 percent or higher Photo illustration, Benji Park Extreme DUI and Aggravated DUI: Yes Classes: Traffic school is required and alcohol education classes are mandatory for Aggravated DUI and possible for other DUI offenses. In some cases, offenders must also perform community service Tough impounding law takes effect Along with new DUI laws, Arizona also passed a tougher impounding law. People caught driving with a suspended or revoked license will have their car impounded for a minimum of 30 days. Owners of impounded cars must prove they have a valid license and pay administrative, storage and towing fees before their car will be released to them. If an owner of an impounded vehicle cannot pay the fees within 30 days, the vehicle will be seized by the towing companies. The city of Tucson has contracted with Gary s Towing, 5351 E. Drexel Road. Pima County impounds go to Frontier Towing, 3630 S. Dodge Blvd. Typical 30-day impound costs can total $685. A break-down of costs includes: Administrative fee: $150 Towing charges: $50 Storage charges: $15 a day, or $450 for 30 days Gate fee (if picking up after hours): $35 - Compiled by Jessica Sharman
2 2 Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 Aztec Press DUI laws continued from page 1 more than double the current limit of 0.08 percent. Offenders would be required to spend 45 days in jail with no time suspended and pay increased fines. Sen. Jim Waring, R-Phoenix, sponsored the Arizona DUI law, SB The ignition interlock requirement was added as an amendment by Sen. David Schapira, D-Tempe. The requirement is modeled after New Mexico s ignition interlock law, which contributed to a 12 percent drop in alcohol-related traffic fatalities, according to New Mexico police records. The new law lists additional requirements for people ordered to install an interlock device in their car. If they refuse to submit Police Beat Sept Oct. 1 Car break-in reported on West Campus Oct. 1 A passenger window was broken and a CD player stolen during a car break-in on West Campus on Oct. 1, according to a Pima Community College Department of Public Safety report. A woman told campus police she parked her Toyota Corolla in Lot 7 at 10:45 a.m. When she returned at 12:30 p.m., she found her passenger window broken, her CD player pulled out and the dash damaged. Loss was set at $200 for the JVC player, plus damages of $300 for the window and $500 for the torn dash. Truck stereo reported stolen from Downtown Campus A stereo system was stolen and a pickup truck damaged during a vehicle burglary at Downtown Campus on Sept. 24, according to a Pima Community College Department of Public Safety report. A man called campus police to say his GMC Sierra had been broken into while parked in Lot 11. The truck doors were open, the glove box and dash were broken out and wiring had been cut. An LCD deck and amplifier valued at $1,250 were missing. Damage to the truck was set at $1,000. The man said he parked and locked his vehicle at about 11 a.m. He found the damage and theft when he returned about 12:45 p.m. to a blood alcohol test or commit any DUI violation, they can be found guilty of aggravated felony DUI and may be required to keep their ignition interlock installed for an additional 12 months. Offenders are also required to report any information from the ignition interlock device about tampering, failure to provide proof of compliance or attempts to operate the vehicle with a blood alcohol content higher than the approved limit. The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division predicts that, if past trends continue, 14,000 first-time DUI offenders will be required to install an interlock device in their vehicle within the next 12 months. Woman reports suspicious West Campus photographer A woman called campus police Oct. 1 to report she was approached by a suspicious man on West Campus. She said the man walked up to her, took her photograph and asked if she wanted to be in movies. The photographer was described as a thin white male with gray hair in his early 60s, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was driving a white, four-door passenger car. Man claims permission to play games on PCC computers A Pima Community College Department of Public Safety officer responded to a call Sept. 25 from an employee at the Downtown Campus regarding a man who wouldn t stop playing games on a library computer. The officer arrived at the library to find a man playing backgammon on one of the computers. According to police reports, the man said he refused to leave when asked because an employee had told him that he could play games on the computers. The man did not remember who the employee was or when he was told that. The officer warned the man against trespassing or loitering on any PCC property. There were no further incidences. - Compiled by Kyla Cox Help available for substance abusers Pima Community College counselors can provide a list of free and private organizations that offer help to people with substance abuse or addiction problems. Michael Barr, training manager for Southern Arizona Mental Health Clinic, said the free clinic helps more than 7,000 people a year. SAMHC is open 24 hours Send us your news a day, seven days a week, and walk-ins are welcome. Barr said all counselors have at least a master s degree and are prepared to help. The clinic, located at 2502 N. Dodge Blvd., can be reached at or Contact the counselors on your PCC campus for details on other recommended resources. - Compiled by Jessica Sharman We here at the Aztec Press sure do like news. If you have something newsy to share with us, feel free to send press releases, tips or other varieties of writings. Send s to: Send mail to: Aztec Press, Pima Community College, 2202 W. 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3 News Aztec Press Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall Visiting Fulbright scholar teaching Asian religion By Zuleica Sanz Dr. Naganathan Gnanakumaran, a Fulbright scholar who recently moved to Tucson to teach Asian religions at Pima Community College and University of Arizona, says knowledge of religions increases awareness and acceptance of other people s beliefs. The Sri Lanka native arrived in the United States with his wife, Baleswary, to continue his teaching career. He hopes to use his knowledge to update Hindu teachings at PCC and UA, and teach students how they can use Indian philosophy in everyday life. Asian religions such as Buddhism and Hinduism give you a totally different perspective, he Dharma is a concept of right and wrong, of finding peace and a right way of life. Gnanakumaran believes that peace and acceptance can resolve conflicts such as the ongoing civil war in Sri Lanka. He said that unlike Christianity or Islam, no conversion is necessary in order to study and practice Buddhism and Hinduism. It is a form of knowledge, he Diane Miller, executive assistant to the West Campus president, said PCC officials were approached last fall by Dr. Adele Barker, professor of Russian and Slavic at the University of Arizona. She wanted to discuss the possibility of partnering with the UA to bring a Fulbright Scholar to both institutions in Gnanakumaran is co-teaching Asian religions for PCC this fall in collaboration with PCC faculty member Dr. Stewart Barr, in addition to teaching Asian Religions and Hinduism at UA. Personally I like the guy, he s a good teacher, Barr He s giving us access to Asian religion and philosophy that we otherwise wouldn t have. In the spring, Gnanakumaran will teach a joint Honors Seminar for UA and PCC students. From PCC s perspective, the goal of his visit is to bring academic and cultural awareness of Matthew Henry, Aztec Press Dr. Naganathan Gnanakumaran outside West Campus J-building Sri Lanka to students, faculty and the college community, Miller When asked to name the difference in educational systems between Sri Lanka and the United States, Gnanakumaran said students in Sri Lanka take an admission exam and have to do well in order to continue their education. In Sri Lanka, admission into a university depends purely on academic merit, he Education is free to those few students that get admitted into universities. It s funny, though, in some places like India students bow or kiss the professor s hand or feet, he added. It is considered to be respectful. Gnanakumaran mentioned the ability to check out 50 library books at PCC and 250 at UA, compared to a maximum of 10 books in Jaffna. He also said that in Sri Lanka there aren t many Internet resources available for students, so they rely mainly on books. Tucson has been a good fit, he I really like it he It is an honor to be here. America is a well developed country and I like its cultural diversity. I hope that when the war is over you can go and witness the beauty of Sri Lanka. Gnanakumaran discusses civil war in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is a multicultural island with five major ethnic groups. Sinhalese are the largest ethnic group, making up about 74 percent of the population. Minority groups include Tamils, Muslims, Burghers and Veddah. The four major religions are Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. Gnanakumaran said disintegration of such a diverse community is the main reason for ongoing civil war. Tamils are the major minority group in a region on the northeast side of the country. For the past 25 years, a guerrilla army called Tamil Tigers has been fighting against the government to achieve independence from Sri Lanka. The civil war and terrorism has created horrors responsible for daily civilian deaths. A United Nations press release reported a total of 67,000 civilian deaths since the war started and more than half a million Sri Lankans d i s p l a c e d t h r o u g h o u t the country. Nearly 213,000 are newly displaced since the resumption of armed conflict in The war has created discrimination against Tamils due to the bad reputation the Tamil Tigers have created for them, Gnanakumaran Many Tamils are deprived from education, he They have a hard time being admitted into universities no matter how brilliant they are, and others are faced with unemployment. People in Sri Lanka, including children, are affected by the war in many forms. They live in an unsafe environment, schools are sometimes closed due to bomb attacks and Tigers often abduct boys and young men to make them fighters or use them as suicide bombers, a common method of attack. Mysterious disappearances It is almost impossible to live a peaceful life. Even the press is controlled. Journalists who dare reporting the truth in Sri Lanka risk being killed. - Dr. Naganathan Gnanakumaran and abductions have also been reported by human rights groups. An 8 o clock curfew has been imposed for the safety of the people due to the violence that does not seem to cease. The war has caused a lot of suffering, Gnanakumaran It has come to the point where if someone dies, you just have to accept it. There is no effective justice system and someone dies every day. This situation has made Sri Lanka a very unsafe place to live and many Sri Lankans are moving out of the country. Sri Lanka was also affected by the Sumatra-Andaman Tsunami in December 2004, which greatly impacted the country s e c o n o m y along with the war. The civil war has hurt the county s tourist industry and impaired exportation of goods except for coconuts. Life is cheap over there compared to America, Gnanakumaran A U.S. salary could do wonders in Sri Lanka. Unfortunately people in Sri Lanka make an average of $5 a day and have to survive on that. Sri Lanka is known as a distinctively beautiful island, with jungles and a tropical climate that used to attract many tourists. It s such a beautiful country, something people from all over the world traveled miles and miles to see until the war started, Gnanakumaran The war used to be concentrated mainly in Jaffna but has now spread throughout the country, he It is almost impossible to live a peaceful life. Even the press is controlled. Journalists who dare reporting the truth in Sri Lanka risk being killed. THE WORD: Do you feel safe on campus Interviews and photos by Siobhan Candelaria Yeah, I mean I don t think too many people would stalk me. I m pretty crazy. Joseph Paige I personally do feel safe. I have not had any problems. I think a bathroom stalker could happen anywhere but I do check the stalls when I go to the bathroom. People are not doing anything to catch him. I don t see the campus police ever. Keosha Smith (far left) This is my first year of college, so I have not experienced too much. I feel safe at Pima so far. Samuel Diarte Yeah I feel safe. I just saw the notices about the bathroom stalker on the door. I thought it was pretty creepy, though. Kristen Albert Jahnie Dee Gomez
4 You re Never Out of Touch. 4 News Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 Aztec Press Members of the U.S. Armed Forces don't have to be deployed or even on active duty to benefit from a relationship with the American Red Cross. You re an integral part of the military family. And you or your family may supports the editorial staff s needcause, us someday.mcswane said he is relieved Princeton s Scandal = no punishment going green By Aaron Hedge By Aaron Hosios (U-WIRE) FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- After nearly two weeks unsure that he would keep his job after becoming a national figure of controversy for printing an editorial that said Taser This... F--BUSH, Collegian Editor in Chief J. David McSwane got a slap on the wrist and will keep his job. The Board of Student Communications (BSC) presented their decision to the Collegian editorial staff Thursday night after a fact-finding hearing, during which the BSC asked the editors questions about why they decided to print the editorial and whether they still thought it was the right thing to do. They decided not to fire McSwane because the September 21 editorial was an expression of opinion, which we regard as protected by the First Amendment, the BSC said in a statement. The BSC decided to admonish McSwane. Admonish is defined in the BSC Manual as a reminder to the editor of his responsibilities and an encouragement to modify his behavior. But they held in the letter that It is our judgment that your decision was unprofessional and unethical. The Collegian editorial staff is jovial about the decision. I m just overwhelmed and overjoyed with pure happiness just because nobody could take Dave s place, said Managing Editor Hailey McDonald, who would have taken McSwane s place as editor in chief had he been fired. His journalistic and leadership abilities are out of this world and I think the paper would have gone down in quality a couple notches, McDonald She looks forward to trying make up for the unintended consequences of the controversial editorial. Some CSU students were angered by the editorial. One student ing on sustainability on campus for the Facilities Department. These efforts have included installing occupancy monitors to automatically turn off the lights in empty rooms and installing energy-efficient lighting in dorms and offices. Murphy admits that there must be a balance between cost and payoff for the University to adopt new technologies. Though CFLs are more expensive than incandescent bulbs, a Facilities survey of CFL lighting in Robertson Hall, the computer science building and Frist Campus Center revealed that the technology paid for itself in less than three years. While the University examines new technologies, Diemand-Yauman plans to continue distributing CFL bulbs. There will be another exchange later this week, and the organizers will distribute the remaining bulbs door-to-door. Diemand-Yauman hopes that after this school year, the exchange will mainly target freshmen, allowing them to acquire CFLs and encouraging them to purchase CFLs instead of incandescents. Since CFL bulbs contain trace amounts of mercury, they cannot be disposed of in the same way as incandescent bulbs, they need to be disposed of differently. While Facilities already has a program to recycle the bulbs, ConnorDiemand said that he plans on creating something similar for students. (U-WIRE) PRINCETON, N.J. -- More than 500 students picked up energy-efficient light bulbs on Friday at the class of 2010 s bulb exchange, an effort by class officers to help reduce Princeton University s energy consumption. Most University lighting has been switched to compact fluorescent lamp bulbs over the past few years, according to the Facilities Department. The bulbs last 10 times longer than incandescent bulbs and are four times more efficient. With dorms, lecture halls and eating clubs already using CFLs, the last step in distributing the bulbs across campus is getting students to change the bulbs in their personal lamps and other lighting fixtures, class of 2010 president Connor Diemand-Yauman Diemand-Yauman began planning the bulb exchange at the end of the last school year after visiting a friend at Yale University and observing a similar university-sponsored program there. Friday s event was sponsored by the Office of Sustainability, and the bulbs were provided by the Facilities Department. At the exchange, sophomore class officers and other members of the class distributed hundreds of CFL bulbs to promote awareness of the new technology. The organizers explained that, over a CFL bulb s lifetime, it will emit 450 pounds less carbon dioxide than an incandescent bulb. By organizing the event, they hoped to distribute 3,200 bulbs to the student body, which will keep 1,440,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions out of the air. The exchange received strong approval from students. I worked for an environmental company over the summer and actually did research on CFLs. When I head about this, I was really excited, sophomore Ann Gong Sophomore Jing Lin said that she thought the exchange would likely increase awareness among the student body. Students at the event said that if they were satisfied with the bulbs they received, they would purchase CFLs instead of incandescent bulbs in the future. Would I buy them for my home Of course I would, Lin The University has been modifying its buildings to make them more energy efficient for years. We are constantly looking at new technologies, said Arthur CENTER Murphy, who has been in work- but said that the Collegian abused that the ordeal is over. its First Amendment rights. The last two weeks As a community-based military man orhas been family can They could havewoman, done it you a a and seriesyour of falls and triumphs and receive scithe same valuable RedMcSwane Cross nicer way... said human emotional stress, emergency full-time activemade the ences senior Matt Lorenz. The services He as thinks the Board duty military We offer emerfirst Amendment is something to personnel. right decision. gency communications and other serbe cherished, not abused. 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5 Aztec Press Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall PCC to receive $4 million grant versed in Supreme Little in size, but not heart By J. Mark Sternberg Pima Community College will receive an extra $4 million in Upward Bound grants as a result of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which was signed into law by President Bush on Sept. 27. The Desert Vista, Northwest, Downtown and East campuses will receive $250,000 each in additional grant funding for four years. Upward Bound is a program that helps students transition from high school to college. PCC is the only community college in Arizona to receive the grants. Tune in to Online Banking Our Free Interest Earning Checking Account, Free Online Banking, Free Bill Pay* and Free estatement is music to your ears. Join Hughes Federal Credit Union for A positive difference in your financial life. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Tucson. 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People who provide public service for 10 years will see their student loans forgiven. The act is being called the largest investment in college financial aid since the GI Bill in Your savings federally insured to at least $100,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government NCUA National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency Americans not well Court knowledge By Jon Meza (U-WIRE) PHILADELPHIA -- John Roberts is the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Um... who Roberts, along with his eight colleagues on the nation s highest court, are virtual strangers to most Americans, according to a recent study by the Annenberg Public Policy Center. The study, which was released as part of an annual survey about constitutional issues, showed that only 30 percent know that Supreme Court decisions are the final interpretations of the law. It also revealed that 72 percent don t know who Roberts is, while twothirds of those surveyed could name one of the three American Idol judges. These survey findings show just how important it is to educate all Americans about their government and the Constitution that created it, Annenberg director Kathleen Hall Jamieson said in a press release, The health of a democracy depends on an enlightened and engaged citizenry. University of Pennsylvania political science professors said they weren t surprised by the results, though they believe it isn t that vital for most to be familiar with the Supreme Court. Most Americans will go from the cradle to the grave without contact with the judicial system, said Political Science professor Richard Johnston. Knowledge about the United State s legal system is desirable but not absolutely necessary, said political science professor Rogers Smith, who noted availability of legal counsel to explain the structure. Even so, some say basic knowledge of the judicial system is still necessary. In general, it is important to know how [government institutions] work and how institutions affect citizens and how citizens affect institutions, said Fels Institute of Government director and political science professor Donald Kettl. Penn students, fortunately, seem to be bucking the trend. I haven t noticed a significant decline over the years, in students knowledge of government, Rogers He added that he finds them to be more or less informed about constitutional issues. To combat the survey results, the Annenberg Public Policy Center is distributing informational DVDs to over 27,000 schools around the nation. The DVDs feature high school students discussing the judicial system with current justices. CFA looking for volunteers The Pima Community College Center for the Arts needs ushers to staff performances. Volunteers receive free admission to events and typically work for 45 minutes. The CFA hosts various shows and groups. Some October upcoming performances include: WomanKraft The Water s Edge Much Ado About Nothing Other performances include jazz band and wind ensemble. For more information, including dates and times, or to sign up, see Carina or Veronica in the CFA front office at West Campus, or call News brief by Bryanna Botham PCC students back Barack Pima Community College Downtown Campus students have organized a new club, STU- DENTS for Barack Obama, in support of the 2008 presidential election candidate. This semester, the club is working to recruit new members and volunteers for its activities. The group, open to all PCC students and Pima County residents, currently reports about 30 members. For more information or to join, contact STUDENTS Presiding Officer Ephraim Cruz at or hotmail.com. -News brief by Bryanna Botham Honor society orientations Membership to the honor society Phi Theta Kappa is by invitation only. However, post degree students who have earned 12 current credits at Pima Community College with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may attend an orientation where they can be invited to join. If you fit this description, you can attend an orientation on one of the following dates: Wednesday, Oct 17, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - West Campus, La Cholla room Saturday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Desert Vista Campus, Ocotillo room The benefits to joining PTK honor society include; the privilege of wearing the Honor Stole and tassel at graduation, Phi Theta Kappa seal on your diploma and transcript stamp, automatic nomination to the National Dean s List and an opportunity to be nominated for the Phi Theta Kappa/ USA Today All-USA academic team. For campus phone numbers and more information on PCC s PTK honor society, visit: organizations.shtml
6 6 Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 News Aztec Press Students drop rank concern By Laura Repcheck (U-WIRE) UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- High school seniors may think they want to avoid Dorms like Dungeons, but a recent study shows reviews don t matter after freshman orientation. A study conducted by the New York Times Magazine and mtvu, published Sept. 30, showed that the Princeton Review and the US News & World Report college rankings lose their significance once the college experience begins. The study found that 85 percent of University of Pennsylvania graduates, as well as 72 percent of those from the University of Michigan, said their schools rankings in the US News & World Report were somewhat or very important when they were initially choosing schools. Years later though, more than one-third said these rankings are not as important to them as they were in high school. There is no direct relationship between the reports and the amount of applicants the university receives, said Anne Rohrbach, Pennsylvania State University interim executive director of undergraduate admissions. It is one of many ways that students make their decisions about schools. This year, Penn State dropped from the No. 2 slot to No. 6 on the Princeton Review s party school ranks. As long as we re in the Top 10, it s good enough for me, Greg Lusas (freshman- communications) Rohrbach said the rankings may serve as a starting point for some students, but that there are many other factors involved in choosing a school. The New York Times survey, conducted in June, consisted of telephone interviews of 271 college graduates under the age of 30 and 1,300 online surveys, mostly from the 2002 graduates of the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan and Reed College. Regardless of their schools rankings, 93 percent of those polled rated their college experience as excellent or good and close to nine in 10 students reported that they felt college was worth the money they put into it. Jenna Kelleher (senior-hotel, restaurant, and institutional management) said the most important thing she would walk away with could not be found on a list. I would definitely say my friends have been the most important thing, she I ve learned a lot about myself being here, Megan Luteran (senior- communication sciences and disorders) She added, I ve figured out how I work best, with people and with studying. Barbecue supports Air Force families An eight-week class in Ethics for Clinical Research, CTC 220, starts Oct. 24 at Northwest Campus. The clinical research program will also offer two orientation sessions on Northwest Campus: on Nov. 7 at 5:30 p.m. in A-207 and on Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. in C-316. The Ethics for Clinical Research class will meet on Wednesday from 5:30-8:50 p.m. through Dec. 12. It introduces students Yale loses military recruiter ban case By Catherine Manfre (U-WIRE) NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court struck down efforts by Yale Law School to limit military recruiters on campus because of the government s policy that bans openly gay individuals from joining the military. Two weeks ago, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the district court decision in Burt v. Gates, a lawsuit filed by a group of Yale Law School faculty regarding the Solomon Amendment. The Solomon Amendment, passed in 1996, allows the government to withhold federal funding from universities that do not allow military recruiters on campus. Many schools object to permitting military recruiters on campus because they claim the military does not adhere to the schools non-discrimination policies -- specifically its don t ask, don t tell policy. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Solomon Amendment in its Rumsfeld v. FAIR decision. FAIR, the Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, was a coalition of law schools, including NYU Law, that took the issue to the court. Now, as a result of Rumsfeld v. FAIR and the subsequent decision in Burt v. Gates, universities Purchase of a $5 ticket can support Davis Monthan Air Force Base families and fill your stomach at the same time. The ticket will buy your choice of a hamburger or a hot dog, chips, drink and a cookie at upcoming barbecues at each Pima Community College campus. The barbecues are fundraising events that will provide holiday food baskets for families of DMAFB service members who are currently deployed. They are open to PCC staff and students. The barbecues will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in campus courtyards or parking lots. -News brief by Jessica Sharman Get some grub Oct. 17: Northwest Campus Oct. 17: Desert Vista Campus Oct. 18: East Campus Oct. 24: Green Valley Education Center Oct. 26: Community Campus Oct. 31: District/M&S Oct. 31: West Campus Nov. 1: Downtown Campus Nov. 2: Davis-Monthan AFB Clinical research class starts Oct. 24 to the historical evolution of research ethics and pertinent moral theory, and ethical analysis applied to clinical research trials. The instructor is Ellen Salkeld. She has a doctorate in medical anthropology and is also teaching CTC 215 and CTC 202. Students can register for the class at the Northwest Campus One-Stop Center. There are no pre-requisites for the class. -News brief by Alex Sanderson will have to make the decision between receiving federal funding or sticking to their non-discrimination policies. Dean Harold Hongju Koh, of Yale Law School, said in a statement, I am proud that we defended our right to academic freedom and spoke up for the equal opportunity of all of our students to work for our military services. Koh said traditionally, employers who are unwilling or unable to abide by Yale s 1978 nondiscrimination policy have not been permitted to take advantage of the school s interview-coordination services. Justin Lee, the chair of the Student Senators Council and the University Committee on Student Life, and current NYU Law student, said in an that the decision is a reaffirmation of an outdated and discriminatory practice that has been allowed by the Supreme Court. The District Court had granted an injunction saying that Yale did not have to abide by the Solomon Amendment in 2005; however, the recent decision by the Court of Appeals gave instructions to vacate the injunction given by the District Court, Koh We continue to look forward to the day when all members of our community will have an equal opportunity to serve in our nation s armed forces, Koh UA Photography Center honors author-artist The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona will host a book signing and lecture by author and artist Ann Fessler on Oct. 26. Fessler, a 1982 graduate of the UA photography MFA program, is currently a professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she has served as head of the photography department and coordinator of the graduate program. She will receive the Harold Jones Distinguished Alumni Award. In a lecture entitled For the Record, Fessler will discuss her visual work and reflect on both her early influences and the themes of family and identity that have been at the center of her work for the past 25 years. She will talk about her concerns, including the gap between lived history and recorded history, and the problems of representing others in words and pictures. Before the lecture, Fessler will signing copies of her books. Her non-fiction book, The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade, has been praised by critics in major newspapers and magazines across the country and is a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She has also published several artist books. The book signing begins at 5 p.m., followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. The nearest parking garage to the Center is located on Speedway Boulevard. For additional details, visit or contact Barbara Allen at or -News brief by Kyla Cox
7 Opinion Aztec Press Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall Letters to the editor Abuse column ineffective I found Bryanna Botham s column, Wise up, Ladies [Opinion page, Sept. 27-Oct. 10 issue] a rather poor introduction to relationship violence. Botham needs to check her own misogynist tendencies: I find myself elated when he gets to beating her. This isn t an effective introduction to her piece, if the intention is to educate women who are abused or are hoping to prevent abuse of women. There is also the issue of men who are abused, both by men and women, and lesbian relationship violence. Perhaps she would like to do thorough research locally to offer those numbers to students who may be suffering silently. That is, if she wants to help at all and not just use space to discuss herself. Kathi Sabot PCC Nursing Instructor Aztec more interesting The look of the Aztec Press hasn t changed yet, but the features and tone already feels fresh. You seem to understand who your audience is and the articles are more interesting. For those of us who are not students, this is what we need to stay in touch with subjects of interest to those we serve. Maggie Romance PCC Organizational Development Nursing staff dedicated Following the recent nursing department coverage in the Aztec Press: As a nursing student, I would like to express how hard working and dedicated the faculty and staff in this department are. The nursing department operates with a minimal staff; it s difficult to recruit instructors when compensation doesn t meet wages in the field. Every member of the nursing department is willing to take extra time to prepare students for the workforce. These individuals are overworked, yet they teach us the art of nursing with finesse. Let s all take a moment to congratulate the nursing department for operating a program that is renowned in this region. Adeline Marie Kara PCC student Jena Six opinion too PC It is sad and appalling that such disgusting, politically-correct trash passes for journalism these days. Michael J. Salzer PCC student Tell us something good. Or bad. The Aztec Press welcomes letters to the editor online at or by mail at 2202 W. Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ Be sure to include a name and phone number where you can be reached. The Aztec Press reserves the right to edit letters for length, accuracy and clarity. Non-driver report: traffic sucks Let me get this out in the open: I don t drive. I don t have a driver s permit. My extent of experience behind a wheel, aside from a few practice loops on an empty street near my house, comes from the Disneyland Autopia School of Driving. The thought of driving scares the crud out of me. Which is why I take the bus. But even taking the bus isn t much help around here lately. Between the constant construction on the Interstate, the road widening on River Road and the planned widening of Grant Road, it s a miracle we re able to get anywhere at all, let alone get there on time. The Department of Transportation Web site at dot.ci.tucson. az.us shows 23 active projects and 15 planned construction projects within the near future. Let me share with you my favorite part of class. You re in a lecture, class is really dragging and the teacher just seems hellbent on boring everyone to tears. It s 15 minutes before class is set to end, and then it happens: Two rows up, someone flips shut his book. Behind and to the right, someone clicks a pen. The ponytail on the girl in front of you swishes as she looks over her shoulder to check the clock. Just off to the left, someone works the zipper on her backpack. Then the whole thing snowballs. All over the classroom, people start putting their stuff away. Most of them haven t even There are reconstruction projects, deconstruction projects, resurfacing, a pedestrian overpass for Euclid and Aviation Parkway, and a new underpass downtown. And that doesn t include the Regional Transportation Authority s new sidewalks or the Interstate construction. The Interstate construction is the project that hits the hardest for me. Every access ramp from Prince Road to just before the intersection with I-17 is closed off for 2½ years while I-10 is widened. The frontage roads are choked with cars and trucks that would probably be on the Interstate if the ramps were open. The tunnels that allow the surface streets to pass under the Interstate keep opening and closing, forcing people to divert and use the already-packed frontage roads in order to keep going. Speedway isn t very speedy when it takes more than 10 minutes to complete a journey that otherwise would take a few seconds. A lot of the other drivers would probably rather be zipping along on the Interstate rather than crawling slowly through stoplight after stoplight. There was an article in the Arizona Daily Star on Aug. 23 about how Tucson could be more like One zip starts the movement Girls & Sports By Kyla Cox looked at the clock. The sounds of class getting out go from sporadic noise, to a slight murmur, to a dull roar. By the time the teacher starts to raise her voice, it is too late. Countless years of associating those sounds and sights with leaving means the teacher is powerless to stop it. It s ingrained in our subconscious now. Even if the teacher resorts to the Hey! Were not leaving yet! tactic, we students are done learning at that point. We have tasted the sweet air of freedom and, while we might re-open our notebooks, all we re going to write down now is the next test or as- By J. Mark Sternberg signment due date. Sometimes I will try and start the movement. Closing hardcover textbooks is great, but nothing beats the noise of a zipper. The key is not to stand out as one person. Slam your book shut Phoenix. I ve been to Phoenix. I ve been on the streets at all times of the day, thanks to my father living and working up there for half a year. And if Tucson becomes something like that, I ll move to Los Angeles and deal with the monster traffic there. It gets congested enough around here without throwing highways and freeways and loops into the mix. I know I ll have to drive someday. I ll have to wade through the sea of cars out on the roads and contend with snowbirds, little old ladies with bad eyesight and teenage boys showing off the size of their engines rather than the size of their brains. But until then, I ll watch it from the (sort of) comfort of inside of a bus. At least nobody ll hear me if I curse out the stoplights. too loudly and the only reaction you ll get is, Look at this jerk slamming his textbook shut. Here s a hot tip: Wait for someone else to make the first noise. Some dude clicks his pencil Bam! You re right there with a binder close. Why am I sharing this with all of you There are lots of reasons, but mostly it is so you can arm yourselves. Pima Community College doesn t always require teacher evaluations at the end of classes. Sometimes, little stuff like this is the only way you can get that sweet revenge without running the risk of getting a worse grade. Red Sox destined to capture World Series The championship series are under way in the 2007 Major League Baseball playoffs. The Boston Red Sox look primed to capture their second World Series title of this decade after not winning one since The Red Sox can beat you in many different ways. They have a deep bullpen and two big sluggers on offense, plus a 20-game winning pitcher who does even better in the postseason. Their overall talent outclasses the other three teams remaining in the playoffs. The Cleveland Indians were a big surprise this season by winning the American League Central. They knocked off the powerful Yankees in the first round, thanks to great pitching and a bit of luck in game 2. However, in a longer best-of-seven series, I expect a stronger Red Sox team to outlast them. The only chance the Indians have to win the series is if their two stud pitchers, Fausto Carmona and C.C Sabathia, can shut down the powerful Red Sox lineup for four outings, which is highly unlikely. In the National League, two very inexperienced but intriguing teams will fight for a berth in the World Series. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks both made surprising runs to the playoffs. The Rockies used an incredible comeback at the end of the year just to get in, while the Diamondbacks managed the best record in the National League despite being outscored by their opponents. The Colorado Rockies are all about offense. They have been torching teams over the past few weeks but their bats are due to get cold. A more versatile Arizona Diamondback team with better pitching and an anyone can be the hero on any given day mentality should end the Rockies magical run. They are also looking for their second World Championship this decade, although the team they have now is a much different team than the one that won in The American League fared much better than the National League this season. All four of By Alex Sanderson the original playoff teams in the AL had a better record than any in the National League. Therefore, the Red Sox shouldn t have any problems handling the Diamondbacks in the 2007 World Series.
8 8 Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 A&E Aztec Press Water s Edge drama slated Oct By Bethany Barnes Siobhan Candelaria, Aztec Press Director David Andres poses in the Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery. New director named for PCC Bernal Gallery By Siobhan Candelaria The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery may be one of the best untapped resources at the West Campus. Located in the Center for Arts building, the gallery showcases artwork by Pima Community College faculty and by professional artists outside the Pima community. Admission and all programs offered through the gallery are free of charge. Through Oct. 17, the gallery will feature artwork by Jay Gogin, Maria Lee and Hiro Tashima. Both Lee and Tashima are teachers at the West Campus. Their three types of artwork present an intriguing mix of stoneware and silkscreen. The next exhibit, New Abstractions, will feature the works of Tim Mosman, Barbara Jo McLaughlin and David Andres from Nov. 5 to Dec. 7. Andres was appointed as the new director of the gallery at the beginning of this school year. The artist, a painter and print maker who also teaches print making in the spring at the West Campus, has been with PCC on and off for more than 10 years. As a graduate student, Andres directed the Joseph Gross Gallery at the University of Arizona. Andres also manages the student gallery at West Campus, and teaches a student gallery class that helps students learn how to hang artwork and manage a gallery space. The best part of my job is getting to know the artists, Andres Talking about something they have personally done becomes very personal. The Bernal Gallery presents two exhibitions each semester, and gives PCC students a chance to showcase their artwork. From the end of April to mid- May, a jury selects the best student artwork from all of the artists who enter. Money raised from various Tucson organizations is used to award cash prizes. The Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery is dedicated to a former PCC photography teacher who is now deceased. The Water s Edge, a new WomanKraft drama running Oct at Pima Community College s Proscenium Theater, spotlights local performers. The play, the first full-length production by local playwright Linn Lane in many years, tells the story of a friendship between Marina (a Boston lesbian) and Tod (a survivalist Southern family man). When Marina escapes the pain of a recent break-up by visiting her old friend, Tod, three disturbing secrets unfold. Marina is played by Renata Rauschen, an actress with an extensive theater background both locally and in Florida. Dan Reichel, a well-known local actor and director, plays Tod. PCC student Valentina McMahon plays Jenny, Tod s teen-age daughter. Ann (Tod s wife) is played by recent import Edin Sirak, while Gwen, a small town lesbian, is played by local muralist Donette Tyrrell. The play s director is Gayle Swanbeck. McMahon, a PCC theater major who plans to transfer to the University of Arizona, has previously acted with the Live Theatre Production Workshop. The Water s Edge will be her first production with WomanKraft. When asked what audiences could expect, McMahon said they should be prepared for some surprises! She said the production was going well and all aspects had come together despite the busy schedules of cast members. Performance times are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets cost $13, with discounts available for bulk ticket sales. Photo courtesy of WomanKraft PCC student Valentina McMahon will perform in Waters Edge. Tickets can be purchased at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. ( ), or at the WomanKraft Art Center, 388 S. Stone Ave. ( ) PCC s Proscenium Theater is located on West Campus in the Center for the Arts. Call the box office at Save the date What: The Water s Edge When: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus When: Friday-Sunday, Oct Tickets: $13, with discounts available for bulk ticket sales Box office: PCC to present Much Ado About Nothing at Black Box By Aztec Press staff Pima Community College performing arts students will present William Shakespeare s merry war of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing, Nov The production will be presented in the round in the Black Box Theatre at the Center for the Arts at West Campus. Performance times are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $8-$12. The festive and witty comedy, directed by Betsy Kruse Craig, is set in the late 1930s/early 1940s in the sun-drenched seaport of Messina, Italy, with Shakespeare s soldiers converted to mob lieutenants. The essence of the play is the classic war between the sexes. The assumption, by the males in the story, that their wives will cheat on them leads to all the ado about nothing. Craig said performing the play in the round allows freedom to use space more openly, creating a dynamic and exciting environment with the audience making up the four walls of the courtyard where the action is played out. This multi-layered comedy, played by a large boisterous cast of 25, gives the audience a sense of spending a few days in the Italian countryside, she It s packed with situations we can all recognize the non-stop conflict between males and females. For ticket information, contact the box office at or Thursday 11 Friday 12 Sunday 14 Monday 15 Wednesday 17 Wear pink today for breast cancer awareness Thursday/Friday: Take the disability challenge all day at the East Campus student mall. Free Depression screening, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Northwest Campus on the promenade level. Free. Eleraldo guitar performance, noon to 12:30 p.m. in the West Campus cafeteria. Free. Learn disability etiquette and more, disability awareness panel, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room at Desert Vista Campus. Free. Tucson authors Ellen Sullins and Annina Lavee, Other Voices women s reading series, 7 p.m. at Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Free. Friday/Saturday: Blue Velvet, Late Night Cult Classic, 10 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. $5 Softball scrimmage vs. Cypress Community College, noon at West Campus softball field. TBA movie, Hispanic History Month film festival, East Campus, Community Room L-101. Free. Alcohol awareness week starts. Death markers will be posted around campus, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. all week at East Campus. Breeders, on Mondo Monday, 8 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E Speedway Blvd. $2. TBA movie, Hispanic History Month film festival 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at East Campus. Free. Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plaza Courtyard at Desert Vista Campus. $5 Volleyball vs. Glendale Community College, 7 p.m. at West Campus gymnasium.
9 Aztec Press Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall Thursday 18 Pima Community College students Evi Loveres and Chris Carroll stand in front of posters they and other digital arts students designed for the 2007 Mariachi Conference. The work was on display Oct. 3 at the Tucson Convention Center, celebrating achievements in digital arts during a luncheon. Friday 19 Matthew Henry, Aztec Press PCC Snapshot: Digital Arts display Photo courtesy of PCC Center for the Arts Pima Community College Chorale and College Singers. Chorale, College singers to perform at Proscenium Aztec Press staff reports Pima Community College s performing arts department will present the PCC Chorale and College Singers in concert, under the direction of Benjamin Sorenson, at the Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Chorale, a large mixedvoice choir, will sing several selections including Te Deum by John Rutter. Te Deum is one of the most ancient of Christian liturgical texts, originating early in the fourth century as a preface, sanctus and concluding prayer for the Mass of Easter Vigil. The Chorale will also sing Agnus Dei by Greg Gilpin, Coffee Grows on the White Oak Trees by J. Richard Gilbert and Earthshine by Gene Grier and Lowell Everson. The College Singers, a small mixed-voice choir, will sing three folk songs edited by John Rutter. By Steve Velasquez The Flaming Lips, a Grammywinning psychedelic pop-rock indie band, is known for spacey lyrics and over-the-top concert performances. A new DVD entitled UFOs at the Zoo captures a performance in their hometown of Oklahoma City. The concert showcases their trademark concert props, including a U.F.O. hovering over the stage, fans dressed in bizarre costumes, the lead singer crowdsurfing in a bubble, huge yellow balloons, streamers and confetti. The DVD also comes with downloadable MP3 files of all the tracks, a buddy icon, wallpapers, an art booklet, ring tones and bonus digital material. In interviews, one fan says going to a Flaming Lips concert is a spiritual experience and another Sorenson has been directing the Chorale and College Singers since He performs regularly with the Arizona Opera Company and has prepared choruses professionally for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Opera Company. Save the date What: Pima Community College Chorale and College Singers in concert When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. Where: PCC Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre, West Campus Tickets: $5-$6. Box office hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and one hour before performance Information: or Flaming Lips DVD captures band s one-of-a-kind concert experience expresses his belief that the band members heads are going to explode. Meanwhile, a Flaming Lips roadie goes searching for girls and asks them to dance onstage dressed as Santa Clauses and aliens. Overall, I think this is one of the better music DVDs I have seen. For less than $20, you get a DVD that does an excellent job of catapulting the viewer into the strange world of The Flaming Lips and their fans. Saturday 20 Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Barbecue, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the library courtyard, East Campus. $5 One show only: Itty Bitty Titty Committee, 7:30 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $5. Friday/Saturday: They Live, Late Night Cult Classic, 10 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $5. Football vs. Snow College, 2 p.m. at Amphi High School, 125 Yavapai Rd. Volleyball vs. Embry- Riddle Aeronautical University, 7 p.m. at West Campus gymnasium. Donkey Kong-A-Thon, 9 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Regular admission prices. Shriek Of The Mutilated on Mondo Monday 8 p.m. at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. $2 Tuesday/Wednesday: Dance Dance Revolution, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room at Desert Vista Campus. Free. TBA movie, Hispanic History Month film festival, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Community Room at East Campus. Free. Women s basketball Scrimmage vs. Tucson Sol, 6:30 p.m. at West Campus gymnasium.
10 10 Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 Features Aztec Press Stomping Grounds: Rialto s great concerts By Siobhan Candelaria Going to see a concert is a favorite pastime for many people. There are so many things that get you pumped just thinking about your favorite band performing live. For me, the sound of live music surpasses everything else. The wave of vibration you feel pulsating from the speakers and flowing through your body has become one of the most soothing sensations I know. The Rialto Theatre in downtown Tucson has been home to both famous groups and artists, and some not so well known. Either way the music always sounds great. The openness of the theater along with the strength of the stage creates a canvas for great sounding acoustics. I started going to shows at the Rialto not too long ago, and have had only excellent experiences every time. The close-knit vibe is what I love the most. As soon as you walk in the door, you feel right at home. The red walls and blue ceiling painted with microphones, speaker boxes and light bulbs, along with the dim lighting, creates a very cozy ambiance. The staff at the Rialto also keeps the clientele coming back. As Rialto employee Rebecca Saplienza says, I try to keep the customers happy. There are some major perks to working for the Rialto, according to Saplienza: You get to see a lot of music for free. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of seeing a show at the Rialto, I recommend checking one out. The easy-to-use web site, The Desert Bluegrass Association will present its eighth annual Tucson Bluegrass Festival at the Desert Diamond Casino on Oct. 27and 28 with six top bands performing in the casino s plaza from 10 a.m to 5:30 p.m. each day. Performers will include The James King Band, Blue Moon Rising and the Cooper River Bluegrass Band. Band members will also hold workshops for those interested in improving their playing skills. Part of the parking lot near the performance venue will be reserved for camping and for jam sessions. 23 rd Annual Law School Information Expo When: Thursday, October 18 th 11:00 am 2:00 pm Where: U of A Student Union Ballroom Representatives from over 100 Law Schools! Events all week long! See for more information Sponsored by Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Chapter, Western Association of Pre-Law Advisors, & University College lists all upcoming events. Box office hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. UA Poetry Center plans Bluegrass starts Oct. 27 housewarming festival By Kyla Cox The University of Arizona s Poetry Center will hold a public housewarming party from noon to 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 to celebrate its move to a new building. Nationally renowned poets including Billy Collins, Robert Haas, Brenda Hillman and Alberto Rios will give readings to show their support for the Center. There will be more than poetry readings during the festival. Among the performers and musicians scheduled to join in are: Odaiko Sonora taiko drummers, Flam Chen acrobats, Local folk-rock legend Al Perry, Native American flautist R. Carlos Nakai, who will perform during opening ceremonies, Typing Explosion, a poetry performance happening. There will also be activities geared toward children, including art exercises and face painting by the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson Madonnari chalk artists and children s theater. Vendors will provide food and snacks during the festival. A writer named Ruth Stephan founded the UA Poetry Center in 1960 when she donated 500 books and two small houses to the university. The center is named in honor of arts advocate Dr. Helen S. Schaefer, who has been a long-time supporter of Siobhan Candelaria, Aztec Press Signed band memoribilia from years of business line a wall at the Rialto Theatre downtown. the center along with her husband, former UA president Dr. John P. Schaefer. The Poetry Center s library collection is one of the largest in the nation, housing more than 60,000 works. For the first time since the late 1970s, the entire collection will be housed in one location and fully accessible to the public. The building, designed by Line and Space, LLC, includes a rare book room, archives, event Siobhan Candelaria, Aztec Press Since 1920, people have been going to this front box office of Rialto Theatre to purchase tickets for concerts of all kinds. and meeting space and a residence for visiting writers and scholars. The new building is located at 1508 E. Helen St., just north of Speedway Boulevard and west of Cherry Avenue. Free parking for the event will be available in all Zone One lots and at the Highland Street parking garage. For more information about the festival or the center, contact Annie Guthrie at The charge for camping is included in the admission price. Desert Diamond Casino is also offering dining options to festival attendees. Daily admission costs $18 and weekend passes are $25. Children under 16 will be admitted free with a paying adult. Desert Diamond Casino is located at Interstate 19 and Pima Mine Road just south of Tucson. For additional information on the festival, contact Michael Headrick at , or go online at - News brief by Kyla Cox
11 Aztec Press Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall PCC Bachelorette of the Month: Chautauqua Hampton Interview by Jessica Sharman Q: What are your turnoffs Name: Chautauqua Hampton Age: 36 Major: Pre-law Q: What are your hobbies A: I am always ready for any type of debate. I think everyone should be able to defend what they believe to be true. I also enjoy writing and reading, and as a result I have a magazine that I am trying to launch in Tucson called Shy Cover Girl. I enjoy photography, modeling, socializing, graphic design and marketing. A: I would have to say that arrogance, rudeness and being judgmental are traits that would make me think twice about a man. Also any man that has anything to do with drugs is a big no. Q: What do you notice first about a man A: The eyes. Eyes are able to communicate without a word needing to be Q: What are your turn-ons A: A man has to be intelligent and well grounded. He has to be looking good too. A man with these traits is definitely a good catch. Photo, Jessica Sharman, Illustration, Bess Watt Fashion Watch Interview by Jessica Sharman Q: Where do you shop most Photo, Jessica Sharman, Illustration, Derek Hugen Name: Benny Ndisabiye Age: 19 Major: Undecided Q: How would you describe your style A: My style is definitely influenced by hip hop. I love that type of music and I like the style artists portray. Every here and there I add something of my own to make it a little more me. IPOD Nano Digital Video Camera & other great prizes to be won at Open House & BBQ! A: K Momo is a regular store of mine. It has pretty much everything I like and a variety of brands for me to choose from. Shiek I hit up a lot too, they have pretty good prices. I get a lot of stuff off the Internet; my favorite site would probably be Coolkicks.com. Q: Tell me about your outfit A: Alright, the whole outfit is from Coolkicks.com. Like I said it s a favorite of mine. Shorts: $75 Shoes: $85 Shirt: $35 Jacket: $125 The chain and bracelet were a gift so I don t know how much they were. Q: What is your favorite accessory Become a Mining Engineer with a degree from the University of Arizona. Oct. 10, 4-7 p.m., Mines 221 Oct join us at the Mines Bldg! For map to mine, Ros HILL at: Scholarships: Nearly $150,000 this year alone Summer jobs: $21/hour 100% job placement Salaries starting at $60,000, with signing bonuses, housing & vehicle, continuing education Discounted tuition for out-of-state students Work locally, or anywhere in the world! Dept. of Mining and Geological Engineering A: Sneakers are without a doubt the best, specifically Nike. They are comfortable plus they look good. Know someone who can dress themselves Someone who is unattached and looking for love The Aztec is looking to spotlight good style and unite lonely hearts. Next, we target world peace. No, seriously, us at
12 12 Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 Sports Aztec Press Football team shakes up staff, replaces offensive coordinator Aztec Press staff reports J. Mark Sternberg, Aztec Press Lace Puffers goes up for a spike during a game at West Campus. Women s volleyball struggles By Brad Labanow The Pima Community College volleyball team has yet to get on a roll this season as they head down the final stretch with a record of The Aztecs have struggled from the start and never found the rhythm that nearly took them to the regional playoffs last year. Team members have displayed strong performances but cannot seem to close the door. The Aztecs traveled to No. 3 Phoenix College on Sept. 28. They fought hard but lost in three matches (13-30, 27-30, 13-30). On Oct. 3, the Aztecs traveled to Chandler-Gilbert and once again fought hard but dropped three straight (23-30, 21-30, 26-30). Ann Nakasawa notched 25 assists during the three matches. Caitlin Rand had 10 kills, 11 digs and two blocks, and Lace Puffer had three blocks. Carmen Vinueza-Daly continued her steady play for the Aztecs on defense with 27 digs. We fought hard at the end of the games, but it was just too late, head coach Dan Bithell said in a press release. On Oct. 5, the team lost to South Mountain Community College in three games (19-30, 20-30, 26-30). Ashley Miller had a twoway effort with 11 kills and 10 digs. Vinueza-Daly led the team in digs with 15, while Nakasawa had 19 assists. The team was scheduled to host Eastern Arizona College on Oct. 10, after the Aztec Press went to press. Volleyball Schedule Friday, Oct. 12: at Mesa CC, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Glendale CC, 7 p.m., WC gym Friday, Oct. 19: at Arizona Western College (Yuma), 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University, 7 p.m., WC gym Wednesday, Oct. 24: at Scottsdale CC, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26: Yavapai College, 7 p.m., WC gym The Pima Community College football team has shaken up the coaching staff, with Jason Bushey taking over offensive coordinator duties from Andy Krause. Krause served two years with Pima. He was the defensive coordinator for the first half of the 2006 season before taking over the offensive duties. This year, Krause started the season as offensive coordinator. He helped the Aztecs put points on the board starting in Week One, when the team s 63-0 win over Verde Valley made them the highest scoring two-year college in the nation. In subsequent games, however, the Aztecs didn t move the ball as planned. The coaching change was made before the Sept. 22 matchup against No. 10 Glendale. The Aztecs have also seen a change at the starting quarterback position. After sophomore Ryan Morgan suffered a concussion during the Sept. 15 game against Mesa Community College, freshman Armando Pena took over. In the Glendale game, Pena completed 20 passes in 31 attempts for 252 yards and one touchdown. Head coach Bill Laslett said both quarterbacks will see playing time. Both are getting equal number of reps during the week, Laslett We are still going to play Ryan when he is healthy and ready. During a loss to the Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes on Sept. 29, Pena went with three touchdowns. Bryson Harrington caught two of the touchdown passes and ended the night with four catches for 93 yards. Malcolm Shepherd scored the third touchdown on an 11-yard pass from Pena. On the defensive side, Kolter Matthew Henry, Aztec Press An Aztec defender stops a Glendale Community College football player during a home game Sept. 22. Killion and Lonnie Brunson led the Aztecs with seven tackles each. Brunson was in on three plays that resulted in negative yardage for Scottsdale and Killion twice made the Fighting Artichokes scramble for lost yardage. Other big defensive plays were made by Kevin Keeton, who picked off an Artichoke pass, and Joseph Frias, who made the Aztecs only sack of the game. Samuel Sharawara enjoyed a tremendous night on special teams, booming punts 60 and 76 yards. During a road game in Yuma on Oct. 6, the Aztecs lost to Arizona Western College Pena went for a total of 221 yards but the Aztecs were outgained on the ground, Coaching changes during the year aren t new to the Aztec football program. In 2005, head coach Mark Hourany stepped down after three games and offensive co- ordinator Jim Yencarelli took over head coaching duties. In 2006, former UA quarterback Marc Lunsford was fired as offensive coordinator after the third week. Since Bushey began leading the offense, the Aztecs have gained nearly 600 yards in the air and have been accurate in doing so. The Aztecs rank No. 2 in completion percentage in the Western States Football league, with a completion percentage of 63. Harrington ranks second in the WSFL with four touchdown grabs and Sheperd is tied for third with three scores. Sharawara leads the WSFL in net punting average, with a 42.4 yard average on 26 attempts for 1,102 yards. The Aztecs best chance to post another win this season may come Oct. 13. The Aztecs travel east to play the New Mexico Military Broncos, who are 1-4 on the year. The season ends with two tough games. Utah s Snow College, ranked No. 1 in the nation, comes to Tucson on Oct. 20. The Aztecs finish the year on the road against No. 4 Eastern Arizona in Thatcher. Football Schedule Saturday, Oct. 13: at New Mexico Military Institute, 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20: Snow College, 2 p.m., Amphi High School, Tucson Saturday, Oct. 27: at Eastern Arizona College (Thatcher), 6 p.m.
13 Aztec Press Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall Aztec trainer seeks great things for Pima By Rebecca Greenwald Pima Community College s head athletic trainer, Ben Carbajal, came to PCC in August 1979 after working as a trainer for a high school in West Texas. His 28-year tenure at PCC qualifies him as one of the longest serving trainers at any college or university in Arizona. During the fall sports season, Carbajal logs a 75-hour work week. The athletic training room stays open six days a week to assist Pima athletes with tasks ranging from stretching before games to icing sore muscles afterward. Every day we assist athletes with pre-practice and game stretching or heating, evaluate injuries and support athletes with taping or other needs, Carbajal Carbajal has an immense love for athletic training and promotes injury prevention for all of his student athletes. I enjoy the combination of sports and medicine, and help contribute to student athletes being healthy and ready to perform for their sport, he C a r b a j a l holds a master s degree in sports medicine from the University of Arizona and is nationally certified as an athletic trainer. He began his career in Texas after graduation, then moved back to Tucson after receiving a job offer to be the head athletic trainer at PCC. To help prospective sports Student Advantage Checking No Monthly Service Charge Free Visa Checking Card and a Free Visa Credit Card* Free Online Banking Cross country runner Denise Barajas pedals an exercise bike under the watchful eye of Ben Carbajal, head athletic trainer. medicine majors, Carbajal sponsors internship for students who want to become athletic trainers. The interns assist Carbajal with stretching, taping, icing and helping athletes during practices and games. I believe that athletic training and the discipline you learn in your sport helps you to achieve your goals later in life. Carbajal shares advice and motivation for athletes through his formula for success. The formula starts with a plan or vision, then organization for that plan, then willingness to make sacrifices and lastly obtaining your goals. What athletes need to do is take care of themselves and represent themselves in the right way -Ben Carbajal Free Online Bill Payment with a Visa Checking Card Rebecca Greenwald, Aztec Press inside and outside of school, and do it with the greatest passion, he Carbajal s goals for PCC start with making Pima s program the best community college athletic program in Arizona. I want other colleges to look at our program and wonder how they could be as solid of a program and wonder how we do it, he Carbajal also wants all athletic trainers, coaches and student athletes to communicate and build respectful relationships within PCC s athletic program. In addition, he wants to promote excellence in athletic training and motivate Pima athletes to do their best in both education and sports. I believe that athletic training and the discipline you learn in your sport helps you to achieve your goals later in life, he Live, work or go to school in Pima County You can join! Call convenient Tucson area locations We also do Student Loans! vwestcu.org SOCCER UPDATE: Men lose at home By Alex Sanderson The men s soccer team has held its home field for most of this season. However, Arizona Western College defeated the Aztecs 3-2 in a double overtime game on Oct. 6. The Aztecs bounced back Oct. 8 with a 2-0 shutout of Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Travis Sanchez scored both goals to improve the team s home record to 6-1. The men s team has struggled on the road recently, losing three games to drop their season record to However, the team has fought hard to win home games and head coach Dave Cosgrove said he is happy with their efforts. We are working hard and doing a good job to protect the home field, Cosgrove said in a press release after shutting out Glendale Community College at home, 5-0. Leading scorer Fernando Gauna continues to be a major reason the team is in second place in its conference and ranked 15 th overall in the nation. Gauna leads the team in both goals and assists, and is involved in almost every goal the team scores. By Alex Sanderson The Aztec women s soccer team played Chandler-Gilbert Community College to a 1-1 tie on Oct. 8, but remain undefeated through their first 12 games. Their season record stands at with just six goals allowed. The Aztecs continue to be led on offense by Nichole Elias and Kaylen Jackson. Viviana Zumpano has also recently come on strong, and is the second leading scorer on the team. Defensively, Student Loan Lender Code: * Subject to approval, must be 18 years or older. Certain restrictions may apply. Vantage West is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. Goalkeeper Alejandro Rangel-Flores has done a solid job in the net, giving his team a chance to win every game. The team defeated Scottsdale 6-2 at home on Sept. 26 with contributions by Gauna, Sanchez, Leopoldo Villasenor, Sergio Carrillo and Philip Mayben. Phoenix College shut out the Aztecs 2-0 on the road Sept. 29 in revenge for an Aztecs 2-1 win earlier in the season. The team was scheduled to play Mesa Community College at West Campus on Oct. 10, after the Aztec Press went to press. Men s Schedule Saturday, Oct. 13: at South Mountain CC (Phoenix), 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17: Yavapai College, 3:30 p.m., WC field Saturday, Oct. 20: at Paradise Valley CC (Phoenix), 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22: Region I Quarter-Finals (Site, times TBA) Wednesday, Oct. 24: Region I Semi-Finals (Site, times TBA) Women tie game the team s two goalkeepers, Adrianna Phininzy and Jenny Kendall, continue stellar play. As the team continues racking up wins, its national ranking among junior colleges keeps rising. The Aztec women jumped to No. 3 in the nation after defeating Phoenix College 5-1. They also beat Scottsdale Community College 5-1, and shut out Cochise College 3-0 in a rematch of an overtime game played earlier in the season. While the team is undefeated, head coach Kendra Veliz knows there are still some things her team needs to work on. Her biggest concern is that her team has not started off well enough during their last few games. We need to play better in the first half, Veliz said in a news release. We need to get it done early and put teams away early. The Aztec women were scheduled to play Mesa Community College at West Campus on Oct. 10, after the Aztec Press went to press. The team s regular season is drawing to a close, with regional play set to begin Oct. 23. Women s Schedule Saturday, Oct. 20: at Paradise Valley CC (Phoenix), noon Tuesday, Oct. 23: Region I Quarter-Finals (Site, times TBA) Thursday, Oct. 25: Region I Semi-Finals (Site, times TBA)
14 14 Sports Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 Aztec Press Women s basketball has high hopes J. Mark Sternberg, Aztec Press New coach Todd Holthaus at basketball practice. New coach brings big experience By Rebecca Greenwald New Pima Community College women s basketball coach Todd Holthaus brings years of experience to the job. Holthaus, who is 6 feet 8 inches tall, played for Grand Canyon College. During his four years of collegiate basketball, he earned Academic All American honors and helped his team advance to the NCAA Div. II tournament all four years. He has been living in Tucson for the past 10 years. He spent eight years at Flowing Wells High School as the girl s varsity coach, and took the team to the playoffs each year. His coaching career continued at the University of Arizona, where he served as the assistant coach for women s basketball. Although Holthaus loved coaching for UA, he found it required too much time away from his children. He said his new position at PCC allows him to fulfill family commitments and provides an opportunity to improve the Aztec women s basketball program. Coaching gives me the opportunity to continue with the sport I love, Holthaus The women s basketball team has struggled in past seasons, but Holthaus is determined to turn the program around. He has recruited strong players from across the state, and wants to instill new team attitudes of desire to win and playing hard. My philosophy is to work our butts off and take pride in what we do, he Holthaus emphasizes defense in practice, and says defense provides a solid foundation for winning games. Defense is effort and attitude, he By Alex Sanderson Arizona State University School of Social Work Tucson Component Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Degree Application deadline for Fall 2008 admission is June 1, 2008! Steps for 2008 Admission 1. Attend a BSW Information Session (see Fall 2007 session dates and location below). 2. Bring a copy of all of yourunofficial transcripts to the Information Session. 3. You will be contacted toschedule an individual appointment with our Academic Advisor to determine your plan of study and start date. Topics Covered How to apply to the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program in Tucson Child Welfare Scholarships 2007 BSW Information Session Dates Tuesday, October 30 4:00-5;00 pm Tuesday, November 13 4:00-5:00 pm Tuesday, December 4 4:00-5:00 pm All sessions are held at: ASU Tucson Component 340 N. Commerce Park Loop Tortolita Building, 2 nd Floor, Ste. 250 The Aztec basketball season is officially under way. The women s team has struggled in recent years but a new coach hopes to turn things around. I think we have a chance at surprising people, head coach Todd Halthaus The women s basketball team has finished last in its conference the past four or five years. However, Halthaus wants to look to the future instead of dwelling on the past. Halthaus said he wants his players to play as hard as possible and represent their school well. He called making the division II regional playoffs a reasonable goal. The team held its first practice on Oct. 1. Most team members also took part in summer conditioning classes, which gave Halthaus a chance to get to know his team. He said things are going well in his relationship with his players. I ve gotten to know my team pretty well so far, but I know I will have to learn more about each student as the season goes on, he Visit or call x s 10 or 17 to reserve your seat. J. Mark Sternberg, Aztec Press Forward Madysen Vallery (right) and center Lorel Voss fight for the ball at a women s basketball practice session. On Oct. 6, the Aztecs traveled to Mesa Community College for a preseason Jamboree, a series of scrimmages between two-year colleges that play in Pima s conference. The Aztec women won all three of their scrimmages, providing encouragement for their goal of improving on the recent past. The first chance to observe the Aztecs in action at home will be Oct. 24. The women will play a scrimmage against Tucson Sol at 6:30 p.m. in the West Campus gym. The first game of the regular season will be at home Nov. 9 against a New Jersey team, Brookdale Community College. Women s basketball The PCC women s basketball regular season runs Nov. 9 to Feb. 29. Home games are played in the West Campus gym. Tickets cost $3 for students and $5 general admission.
15 Distractions Aztec Press Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall Aztec Crossword: Social Currency Created by Bryanna Botham ACROSS 3. Piggy name for an attractive lady. 5. Sparkly show of wealth. 8. Nationality of an idol. 11. Tattle-tale rodent. 12. Relax in a cool way. 14.Virtual room of one s own. 15. Level of journalistic honesty lacking factual backing. 18. Stupid, Pointless, Aggravating Mail. 19. Trio of prostitutes, or Santa speak. 20. Non-mainstream music. 21. Searing, snarky comment. DOWN 1. Ability to detect homosexuality. 2. Fancy word for slang. 4. The democratic encyclopedia. 6. It s so easy, even he could do it. 7. Ex-Falcons QB, dog-gone. 9. One s underpants, or where they re kept. 10. Womanizing sportsman. 13. Noun: Place of little wealth; adjective: of cheap or poor quality. 15. Quiet cell use. 16. One might carry junk in theirs. 17. Socially acceptable, popular. Pop Quiz Hot Shot Know pop culture If so, try this pop quiz, hot shot. Compiled by J. Mark Sternberg Questions 1. What was the name of the founder of Wendy s Hamburgers 2. What is Indiana Jones real first name 3. What was the first music video played on MTV 4. What does scuba stand for 5. What are the five Cs of diamonds Answers 1. Dave Thomas 2. Henry (after his father) 3. Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles 4. Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus 5. Certification, Carat, Clarity, Color, Cut (No guys, Cost is not one of them.) Across the Universe dazzles with strong story, music, visuals By Bethany Barnes Across the Universe has finally reached Tucson! The movie saw limited release Sept. 14 and a nationwide opening Sept. 21, but somehow missed Tucson. However, the movie has now made its way to Century 20 Park Place, and was certainly worth the wait. The musical is set in the 1960s to Beatles music. The story centers around Jude, a dockworker from Liverpool who goes to America to find his father. On that journey, Jude befriends an Ivy League dropout and moves with him to New York. From there, the characters face the pressing problems of their time. The characters all have names taken from Beatles songs and there are many other Beatle references. Thankfully, the movie does not get overly gimmicky and no one is drafted into an army headed by Sgt. Pepper. It is an ambitious task for director Julie Taymor to use such beloved songs, but the movie does perfect justice. While some may argue they prefer the original music, the point of the movie is Top 20 Reasons Why Convergys is The Employer of Choice 1. Tuition Reimbursement Program 2. Employee Referral Program 3. Competitive Pay 4. Fun Environment 5. Paid Training 6. Flexible Shifts 7. Career Advancement 8. Clean & Professional Surroundings 9. Continuous Development 10. Incentives 11. Employee Appreciation 12. Safety & Security 13. Great Reputation 14. Great Managers 15. Employee Break Area 16. Pay For Experience 17. Transfers On-Site 18. Casual Dress 19. Friendly Staff 20. Rewards Use this checklist to compare what Convergys offers versus other employers. When you look at the total package, you ll agree that we re The Employer Of Choice , ext: A6W-WAA North Commerce Drive (Located off Prince I-10) Convergys is an EOE M/F/D/V not to produce cover songs but to use the music to craft a story. All of the music is used brilliantly and, in many cases, in unexpected ways. One of the best aspects of the film is that it shows myriad viewpoints. There are people who want to join the army and others who are drafted. There are peaceful protesters and some who are not. In addition to being powerful in music and story, Across the Universe is visually stunning. All of the shots are gorgeous. It is the only movie I ve viewed that felt like a theatrical production. The theater experience most certainly can be attributed to director Taymor, who won a Tony award for directing the Lion King musical. Across the Universe provides a unique cinematic experience. Catch it while you can.
16 16 Oct. 11 to Oct. 24, Fall 2007 Aztec Press By Kyla Cox Libra (Sept. 23- Oct. 22) It s October, the time of year when people tend to go, well a little crazy. Blame it on all the cheap candy in the supermarkets or maybe on the fact that the days are starting to get a little shorter. Regardless, the people around you will be acting strange for a while. Keep your head and don t let it get to you. And watch out for the living dead. Scorpio (Oct. 23- Nov. 21) Ken Jennings (you know, that guy who won all of those Jeopardy! games) carried a good luck charm around in his pocket when he was busy getting rich by remembering random useless bits of trivia and pop culture. The same thing will apply to you for the next few weeks, minus the Don t Be Afraid of Transfer! more sun all week ad 7-7_8x5_CMYPage 1 9/10/2007 4:15:34 PM More Sun all Week for PCC Students! More Sun All Week from Sun Tran means you can study longer and still take the bus! Sun Tran offers additional weeknight and weekend service on these routes that serve Pima Community College campuses, plus many other routes in the Tucson region. Extended Monday - Friday Service on routes: 3-6th St./Wilmot East, West 19 - Stone Downtown 4 - Speedway Downtown 22 - Grande Skill Center 10 - Flowing Wells Downtown 27 - Midvale Park Desert Vista 16 - Oracle/12th Ave. Downtown Doom, doom, doom; Horoscope giant mounds of money. Luck s on your side, so carry around a random object and call it your lucky charm. It might help with midterms. Sagittarius (Nov. 22- Dec. 21) In horror movies, it s the guy who goes into the basement who dies first. He s the one that everybody usually remembers first when summing up the movie. You re that guy. Something unhappy is lurking on the horizon, waiting to scarf you down like free chocolate from Godiva. Do yourself a favor, find somebody to hang with. Maybe it ll eat them first. (Note: this does not apply if said horror movie is a parody. Then you ll be fine.) Capricorn (Dec. 22- Jan. 19) Ever been in a class where Have fears of the transfer process taken a ghoulish grip on you Have the agonized cries of tortured classmates left your blood running cold it seemed like everybody was named Steve or John or Erica It s hard to stand out when everybody s pretty much the same. My advice to overcome the Invasion of the Steves is to do something flamboyant or cool this week. Learn how to juggle, put on a one-man (or one-woman) show in the middle of the cafeteria, or even set a new school record. Just don t wind up in an episode of America s Funniest Home Videos while you re doing it. Aquarius (Jan. 20- Feb. 18) I know that school s starting to become a spooky place, what with the bathroom stalker and all. And I know that some of you (you know who you are) are seriously starting to get paranoid when it comes to public bathrooms. Don t get so spooked out that you wind up only going It s a horror story with a happy ending! Attend Don t Be Afraid of Transfer! October 31, am to 1 pm West Campus Cafeteria We ll bust the myths surrounding transfer to the University of Arizona! Representatives of PCC and the UA will answer your questions and settle your fears. Learn more about Sponsored by the West Campus Office of Student Development. Call for more information. Extended Weekend Service on routes: 3-6th St./Wilmot East, West 4 - Speedway Downtown 16 - Oracle/12th Ave. Downtown New Sunday service on Ina Road at home. It s a long time to wait, and it ll only cause misery for you. Don t worry, things will return to normal in due time. Pisces (Feb. 19- March 20) Some of the more resourceful (or bored) among us often come up with zombie plans for when the undead rise and begin to hunt the living. While I m not saying something like that s going to happen any time soon, it might not hurt to make an emergency plan just in case. Stock up on canned goods and a flashlight. On the bright side, you ll be the most prepared one on your block for winter power outages. Organize before they rise, as they say! Aries (March 21- April 19) It s not a hallucination brought on by mid-term panic: Keep your shades on because there s more Sun to come! For more information call or visit Additional Sun Tran service is made possible by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) plan approved by voters in May things really are getting more expensive. And I m not talking about class books or paper or drain cleaner. I m talking food. Burgers. That fancy weird coffee drink you just have to have each and every morning. Dollars don t go as far as they used to, so maybe it s time to cut back a smidge on your spending. Instead of getting that triple venti soy espresso latte, go for regular coffee. At least sugar and cream are free. Taurus (April 20- May 20) There s a drought when it comes to good movies right now. Summer s over, and winter s still a long ways off. The tickets cost a lot, and the popcorn Well, where do you think most of the theaters make their money Don t plan on heading out to catch that new docudrama comedy flick the first chance you get. Even if you get in, there ll probably be a power outage or they ll run out of popcorn or something. You can thank me later. Gemini (May 21- June 20) It s allergy season! For those of you with allergies, it means sniffling and sneezing and misery all around. For those of you without them, it means misery, without the sniffling and sneezing. Start popping those Vitamin C pills and stock up on Kleenex ahead of schedule. It s the most miserable time of the year, after all. (Not to be confused with the most wonderful time of the year, that s something else entirely.) Cancer (June 21- July 22) People like you. You re smart, you re funny and you tend to stick your neck out for others. Unfortunately, there are some people who ll take that as an invitation to bite your head off (not literally, thank goodness). Wear a turtleneck to school or keep your coat buttoned high. Nothing dissuades the critical like an unexposed neck. The same thing applies to vampires. Maybe there s a connection! Leo (July 23- Aug. 22) No, staying up all night cramming for a test will not make you smarter. All it does is make you tired and irritable the next morning. Anticipate any tests or big assignments coming up and head them off at the pass. And if Sagittarius comes around asking for help, take them up on it. It could work to your advantage. Virgo (Aug. 23- Sept. 22) Nothing says annoying like somebody talking on a cell phone, putting on makeup and eating breakfast while weaving in and out of early morning rush hour traffic. You ve seen them before, right And while it may seem like they re deliberately trying to get your goat, the honest truth is that they are! Find a way to foil their plans, and it ll be smooth sailing for you when it comes to driving. Until the snowbirds arrive, that is.