WESTERN PRIDE!

Tatum Koogle, Nehemias Pascual, Edgar Rios, Jonathan Vazquez
October 3, 2013

Andale pumping up the crowd at a local AWC football game.
Andale pumping up the crowd at a local AWC football game.


Intro

Have you ever wonder what would it be like if there was more school spirit in AWC? Do you ever consider engaging in school events such as football games or homecoming? Imagine how much fun it would be if there are numerous amounts of students in the crowd during a football game, chanting for their team, it would be a blast. Here I have listed why students should be involved with their school’s activities and events. And what we could improve to increase our school spirit.

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Computer Lab used by Matadors For Academic Obligations

Catrynna Acosta

Gina Miller

Elizabeth Meyers

Claudia Sanchez

English 101-006

Walking to the computer lab this is what I see, matadors typing effortlessly, I got a passion for my class and I ain’t afraid to show it; I’m nerdy and I know it.

The gateway to glory, also known as one of the two entrances to the computer lab.

The Academic Complex Computer Lab (ACCL) is a site established for students to work on school assignments. It is located on Arizona Western College’s (AWC) main campus in the Academic Complex (AC) Building; room AC 159. This lab has its many perks such as the software, the service, accessibility, etc. and offers multiple things for the students that may be needed for a class. The computer lab is a convenient workplace for any student; it has over 120 computers available every day of the week, however the time schedule varies depending on the day. Continue reading “Computer Lab used by Matadors For Academic Obligations”

AWC: Melting Pot In The Desert

Kyle, Nolan, Spenser, Harley

Eng 101-006

International Program-

We all agree that the International program is a great thing for this college. Our group has experienced the difficulties in moving from country to country and how tedious it is. We have watched our family in Mexico come seek education in this country only to be bombarded with paper work and red tape. We have dealt with these matters first hand so what better place to go than AWC? Arizona Western College has a campus that is sprawling with life and opportunity.  Arizona western college has one of the best international programs available for students looking for a broader outlook on desert life. Whether you are currently attending or still undecided, AWC offers you an affordable and multicultural atmosphere. From Brazil to Russia, the international program unites students from all parts of the world, bringing a great deal of understanding and diversity to the college setting. Continue reading “AWC: Melting Pot In The Desert”

A True Look Into Dorm Life

Tanner McAninch and Jose Rosales-Rodarte

ENG 101-006

Intro-

Have you ever watched a movie about college and wonder what living in the dorms would be like? Well be prepared to view six different aspects of dorm life through the eyes of two Arizona Western college students who are currently living on campus.

Ever considered evperiencing the ”college life” by living on campus. Check out some of the awesome things that come with it. Continue reading “A True Look Into Dorm Life”

Lunch Time

Alan Carrillo

Pedro Rangel

Keila Foley

Valerie Munoz

ENG 101-012

This is the front view of the Cafeteria
This is the front view of the Cafeteria

Being hungry is no joking matter, as a college student most of us have a very tight budget. Between tuition, overpriced books and the cost of transportation we are left with a very limited income and a harsh question, where to eat? AWC cafeteria “tries” to meet the needs of students and faculty. There are different opinions to the efficiency and cost of a meal plan. The truth is that like any other public service AWC cafeteria has its supporters and those that are against it. Pros and cons are always easy to find at any establishment that is built to accommodate diverse types of people. It might be safe to say that when the cafeteria addresses many of the needs of the average student there are still several things that could be improved to best serve our pockets. The truth is that no matter how much the system changes there will always be nonconformist, and as a student I can’t blame them. Who wouldn’t want to get the most for their hard earned money? So my biggest question would be why should I eat at the AWC cafeteria? Continue reading “Lunch Time”

Financial Aid at AWC

Zachary Alvarez

Zachary Harrison

Erick Martinez

ENG-101-012

What Has 1 Arm, 1 Leg and No Money?

            Just about all of us, as college students in this day and age, have trouble handling all the finances involved with college. I think we can all agree that it is hard to get through college without financial help from relatives, especially when we’re buying $200 books that we’ll only use for one semester and often not at all. Fortunately for us, we have the financial aid office, and now we don’t all have to spend an arm and a leg to put more weight in our school bags. Continue reading “Financial Aid at AWC”

AWC: Da Gameroom

College is generally seen as a place for hard work and learning. Students always seem to be stressed and in need of time for leisure and require some sort of entertainment. For this reason, gamerooms were created across campuses worldwide to quench the thirst that students desire for their entertainment needs. AWC has jumped on the bandwagon on having a gameroom for their student body. Continue reading “AWC: Da Gameroom”

The ”Wonderful” Admissions Experience

Jose Reyes

Dakota Duran

Jesus Sandoval

Jesus Marquez

English 101-012

Capture

Let’s be clear about this, there is nothing enjoyable whatsoever about the whole admissions process. It can either be really bad, or not as bad as you expected it to be. AWC is one of the largest college’s in the region, it is ranked #19 in Arizona according to collegestats.org. With “over 12,000 people” enrolling every year, and around 7,000 full-time students, it’s best to register early in order to avoid ‘’the chaos’’. Continue reading “The ”Wonderful” Admissions Experience”

Starbucks: The Caffeine Rush Corner

The 3C Starbucks entrance Taken on September 26, 2013.

Brie Ann Lute, Sara Jackson, Shannon Nigh

English 101-006

One place for students to meet or get a caffeine fix is our campus Starbucks. It is a welcoming environment that offers food and drink as well as a lounge area for students to meet or wait for their next class. Our Starbucks is located in the 3C building by the cafeteria. They typically have three baristas working at a time. Its hours of operations are Monday through Thursday from 6am to 9pm, Fridays from 10am through 3pm, Saturdays from 10am through 3pm, and closed on Sundays. It is a fairly new addition to our campus. If you ask a majority of college students or staff members, they will say it is the best addition to the campus so far. If you look around any given classroom you can find at least one Starbucks drink. After reading about our experiences and our research, you will understand why we believe Starbucks is a great place to meet with friends. You will also have your own ideas and opinions about Starbucks. Continue reading “Starbucks: The Caffeine Rush Corner”

The 101 on Parking

Jonah, Valerie, and Kelsey

English 101-012

Background

The parking at AWC is everywhere around the campus. There are 17 different parking lots on the campus. Most are a viable to everyone but a few are restricted for dorms and living cottages. The biggest parking lots, #1-#5 are located on the South side of the campus. Lots #7-#9 are located on the East side of campus and #10-#14 are on the North side. Parking lots #15-#17 are restricted parking lots for the dorms and cottages. The newest of all 17 parking lots are lots #1 and #2 and are also the biggest on campus. Lot #1is covered parking because of the overhead solar panels that act as covered parking also making a great use of the surface area. Parking lots #4, #7, #9, and #10 are decently sized parking areas on campus where as the rest of the of the parking areas are a smaller sized area. You can always get a map on campus or get one here. Continue reading “The 101 on Parking”

Never Fear! The Math Student Success Center is Here!

A whiteboard from the Math Center. More helpful tools from the center.
A whiteboard from the Math Center. More helpful tools from the center.

Liz Lipumano

Marlene Hernandez

Yolanda Mendiola

Eng. 101-012

The Student Success Center sign right outside.
The Student Success Center sign right outside.

Did you know that math might be a struggle for many people? Some might have the natural talent to understand it just like that. But most people who struggle with math might be afraid to get help. That’s where this place comes into play. It’s the help of the Math Student Success Center at AWC. It’s a wonderful place for students to receive help and feel at ease at the same time. Continue reading “Never Fear! The Math Student Success Center is Here!”

You see? San Luis Learning Center is here!

Jessica Ayon, Ana Curiel, Vicente Gonzalez, Denise Muñoz English 101-211

Main entrance at the Arizona Western College, San Luis Learning Center, located in San Luis, AZ. September 2013.
Main entrance at the Arizona Western College, San Luis Learning Center, located in San Luis, AZ. September 2013.

How many of you have struggled getting to class on time? I know I have. How great would it be to have a college campus right in the comfort of your city? Thankfully Arizona Western College has provided San Luis Arizona with our own central campus which happens to be located right next to our local and only high school (San Luis High School)! Our San Luis Learning Center (SLLC) is located in 1340 N 8th Avenue, making our drives to school much faster, economic, and easier! I will be sharing some opinions and research that has been done about the aspects that you will find in Arizona Western College (AWC) throughout this blog post. Also, we will demonstrate the pros and cons that come within having a campus in-town.  We all might vary in our thoughts, so like I said we will provide various opinions based on interviews done. There are probably many other advantages and disadvantages to having a local campus so after reading this, feel free to share what things you think would enhance SLLC or what things you already enjoy about it! Continue reading “You see? San Luis Learning Center is here!”

San Luis Learning Center Layout

Abel Guiza, Arturo Cordova,

Ricardo Carranza, Miriam Villarreal

English 101-212

Are branch college campuses supposed to be as big as the actual college? What might be the advantages or disadvantages for students, teachers or staff members? Here at the San Luis Learning Center we have different expectations as well as perspectives about the structure and size of the building. The San Luis Learning Center, constructed in 2007, is located aside from San Luis High School and it’s a single building in which a good quantity of students attend each day. For some of us the size of this college is advantageous, and for other students it might not be quite as beneficial but instead unhelpful. Students, as well as teachers and staff members, have different opinions about this particular subject that we have to deal with day by day.

San Luis Learning Center Plaque Monday September 30,2013.
San Luis Learning Center Plaque Monday September 30,2013.

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San Luis Writing Center

Kimberly Esqueda

Marcela Guerrero

Leo Avila

Jose Astorga

Eng.101-212

Have you ever found yourself struggling with homework or class assignments? Have you ever felt like you aren’t getting enough help from your professor? If you have ever felt this way then I am sure you have never visited the writing center. I recommend you visit the writing center located at the San Luis Learning Center. I am sure many students have not heard of it, since it was barely opened last semester. They should get the chance to go and get the help they need.

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