Month: September 2021

Pima College Volleyball’s Bright future
Features, Sports

Pima College Volleyball’s Bright future

Photo courtesy of Pima College Athletics Pima Community College outside hitter Jessica Bright-Schade has accrued over 70 kills and nearly 100 digs. By Nate Martinez Pima’s volleyball team did not have an easy schedule last season, but outside hitter Jessica Bright-Schade and the Aztecs made history by advancing to their first national tournament. Due to COVID, it was difficult to find ACCAC teams that could play regular season games, leaving Pima with a slate of NJCAA Division I competition. Despite the elevated level of competition, the Aztecs, who compete in Division II, were able to secure a spot in the NJCAA tournament in April. The team lost to Grand Rapids Community College in the consolation rounds, but given the circumstances, the run was amazing. This yea...
Newest ‘Spider-Man’ will be 2021’s biggest movie
Arts & Entertainment, Features, Opinion

Newest ‘Spider-Man’ will be 2021’s biggest movie

Wikimedia Commons: Gamer16 (License) By Carlos Miranda “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is bringing back old villains from previous Spider-Man movies.  All of the Spider-Man/Marvel fans have been waiting a long time for this trailer to drop. The trailer dropped on Aug. 22, and this trailer has shocked fans all over the world.  With more than 355.5 million views, this movie trailer was the most-watched movie trailer in a 24-hour period. The previous record was “Avengers: Endgame,” which had gotten 289 million views. The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” movie trailer was an awesome, crazy, mind-blowing, insane trailer to watch. This was the trailer people have been waiting all year to see. This preview showed us what to expect for this new movie, which will be released in ...
‘Donda’: Was the wait worth it?
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

‘Donda’: Was the wait worth it?

By Nate Martinez It had felt like ages since Kanye West had released another big studio album.  That’s probably because his last release was 2016’s “The Life of Pablo.”  To be fair, West had dropped some albums, but not the long, complex and structured albums that fans expected. In 2018, West released a seven-song EP called “Ye,” which totaled 23 minutes of play. He then went on to drop “Jesus Is King” that same year.  Now, after three years, a couple of presidential tries, some album fakeouts, a very public split with Kim Kardashian and a handful of live breakdowns on national television, West himself managed to drop the long-awaited “Donda” Aug. 29.  This album, named after his late mother who died in 2007, wouldn't be a Kanye album without its shar...
Amparano attributes team chemistry to wins
Sports

Amparano attributes team chemistry to wins

By Nate Martinez Pima Community College Aztec women’s soccer has enjoyed a lot of success the past couple seasons, and a big reason for that is Salpointe Catholic High School graduate Angelina Amparano. Pima is off to a 3-0 start after upsetting No. 2 Phoenix College in its home opener and then shutting out its next two opponents while scoring 11 goals. “Our team chemistry worked well that game,” Amparano said of the win over Phoenix College. “We all worked together, so it was a team effort.” The sophomore goaltender has been stellar since allowing only one score and saving seven shots against Phoenix College. In her second match, Amparano made 12 saves in a shutout against Glendale and then 3 saves against Mesa. Two dominant outings at the net earned her ACCAC Player of...
‘Princess Mononoke’ is a masterpiece
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‘Princess Mononoke’ is a masterpiece

Story and image by Javier Dosamantes "Princess Mononoke"Directed by: Hayao MiyazakiRating: PG-13Run time: 2 hours, 13 minutesStream on HBO Max with subscription or rent on Amazon Prime for $11.99 Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli's co-founder, has garnered a devoted following worldwide and is widely acclaimed across the anime and cinematic worlds.  I, however, was not part of the Academy Award - winning filmmaker's loyal fan base. Until now. Not because I didn't like his work. I just hadn't seen any of it. I know, I know, it seems like I'm the only film geek who doesn't revere Miyazaki's work. That all changed when I went to a screening of “Princess Mononoke” as part of The Loft Cinema's “Cult Classics” series.  “Princess Mononoke” — written and directed by Miy...
Champions League Group Predictions
Sports

Champions League Group Predictions

By Alex Jimenez The Union of European Football Associations Champions League, soccer’s most prestigious club competition, returns this week, after one of the most hectic transfer windows in history closes. The two biggest names in soccer, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, will be lining up next to new teammates in the 2021-2022 iteration of the UCL - with the latter making a move nobody expected; joining Paris Saint-Germain after Barcelona’s financial crisis forced them to let Messi walk free.   The Champions League group stage consists of eight-four team groups. Each team plays the opposing three teams in the group on two separate occasions, once at home and once away, with the top two teams in each group advancing to the round of 16.  Here is a closer look a...
SandScript Art and Literature Magazine
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SandScript Art and Literature Magazine

What is SandScript? SandScript is Pima Community College’s award-winning, student-run art and literary magazine. Now in its twenty-ninth year, the magazine features student works of visual art, poetry, and prose which are as exciting and diverse as the Pima student body itself.  We invite and encourage you to submit your work for consideration in the 2022 digital issue. You need not be a visual art or writing major, you just need to have something you want to say because we want to hear it. We are excited to experience all of the creative energy that Pima students have to offer. The call for submissions runs each year from the beginning of October through the end of February with the magazine coming out in May. The Community College Humanities Association awarded SandScr...