Month: October 2021

PCC Men’s Soccer in regional final Saturday
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PCC Men’s Soccer in regional final Saturday

Photo credit: Stephanie Van Latum/PimaAthleticsCaption: All-conference winger Brian Vu jumps and wins a header as defender Sam Lossou, ACCAC Player of the Year, runs behind Oct. 12 against the Yavapai College Rough Riders in a 2-1 victory. By ALEX JIMENEZ Pima Post Pima Community College men’s soccer (15-1, 8-1 ACCAC) beat Glendale Community College 4-2 in the Region I semifinal Wednesday to advance to the Region I final game.  Glendale scored in the 2nd minute to give the Vaqueros an early lead, but winger Jacob Garcia leveled the score in the 28th minute. Francisco “Esty” Manzo gave Pima a first half lead shortly after, but Glendale answered back in the 56th minute. With the score tied at 2-2, defender and ACCAC Player of the Year Sam Lossou scored in the 69th minute to...
Pima can’t live on bread alone: ‘Awesome’ food pantry helps students
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Pima can’t live on bread alone: ‘Awesome’ food pantry helps students

Photos and story by JOSH BAILEYPima Post In 2019, Social Services Student Organization head Rachel Lord originally put forward the idea of a food pantry for Pima Community College. After a year of waiting for the approval by Pima staff, the SSSO Club was able to stockpile a wealth of nonperishable supplies for distribution by the start of the first semester of the school year.  Volunteers such as Susan Ho and Cameron Meyer soon signed on and have been tending the food pantry for students in need since then.  “We order things on an as-needed basis and pick them up from the Community Food Bank downtown, that’s how we’re operating right now. After the grant runs out, I’m not sure what we’ll do. That’s just a conversation we’ll have in the foreseeable future.” Ho expl...
Young Thug’s ‘Punk’ shows he still has it
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Young Thug’s ‘Punk’ shows he still has it

YSL Records BY NATE MARTINEZPima Post The month of October has been very kind to fans of hip hop across the United States. Recently, the highly touted singer/songwriter Young Thug dropped his second studio album “Punk” on Oct. 15.  The album opens up with a soft alternative rock kind of flow, something Young Thug fans have been used to for a while now.  Young Thug has been known to mix alternative genres with hip hop. In 2016, he dropped the mix tape, “JEFFREY,” which mixes influences of reggae and rock. Young Thug also gave his fans “Beautiful Thugger Girls,” which had heavy tones of country rock mixed in. Mixing punk and soft rock with hip hop may sound like an album that was destined for failure. Young Thug actually does an amazing job in blending the sounds to...
A whole new ‘Dune’
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A whole new ‘Dune’

Courtesy of Warner Brothers Entertainment By JAVIER DOSAMONTES “Dune”Directed by: Denis VilleneuveRating: PG - 13Run time: 2 hours, 35 minutes In all honesty, I'm not a big fan of sci-fi movie franchises, but because of the people involved in this project, I was looking forward to the first installment of "Dune." Director Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario," "Arrival") is at the top of his game and his trajectory is beginning to feel a little Nolan-ish in the "Batman Begins"-slash-"The Prestige" era. Everything he has done in terms of style and vision starts to come together in this movie, making it the perfect set up before he drops down the hammer in the second installment of the series  à la "The Dark Knight." Nolan invented the blueprint on how to successfully attack th...
PCC Men’s Soccer enters Regionals as top seed
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PCC Men’s Soccer enters Regionals as top seed

Photo courtesy of Pima AthleticsWinger Brian Vu goes into a challenge to win the loose ball Oct. 12 against Yavapai College in a 2-1 win. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College men’s soccer (14-1, 8-1 ACCAC) was handed its first loss Saturday, in the last game of the regular season by Arizona Western College (17-0, 9-0). After the loss, Pima fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in the country, according to the NJCAA DII Men’s Soccer Rankings.  Arizona Western held lots of possession and had a few goal-scoring chances in the first half, but Pima’s defense remained solid. Pima grew into the game and created a couple scoring chances in the second half themselves, including a late freekick from Saul Lopez that went just wide of the post.  In the 65th minute, Nozomu Kamei...
Visit free Pima art exhibit “American Renaissance”
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Visit free Pima art exhibit “American Renaissance”

Queen Mary by Alanna Airitam By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College is hosting the American Renaissance art exhibit at the Louis Carlos Bernal Art Exhibit on PCC’s West Campus until Dec. 8. Admission to the exhibit is free and displays work from two artists: Alanna Airitam and Wayne Martin Belger. Alanna Airitam is a San Diego-based portrait photographer. Her main goal as an artist is to bring representation to African-American people. “My practice is focused on researching historical and contemporary narratives of stereotypes, representation, identity, and heritage through portraiture and vanitas still life subjects,” states Airitam in her artist statement.  “Weary from experiencing how people of color are treated, I felt called to create images of people ...
Pima Men’s Soccer aims to remain undefeated
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Pima Men’s Soccer aims to remain undefeated

Stephanie Van Latum/PimaAthleticsPima Community College Defender Sam Lossou lines up to control the ball Oct 12 against the Yavapai College Rough Riders in a 2-1 victory. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College men’s soccer team will play in a big conference game and the last regular season game of the year against Arizona Western at Aztec Soccer Field at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both teams are at the top of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference with a record of 14-0, 8-0 ACCAC for No. 1 Pima College and 16-0, 8-0 ACCAC for No. 6 Arizona Western. A win for either team would secure the top spot in ACCAC. The Aztecs will enjoy a weeklong break between games, having gone into overtime in three of its last four games.  PCC’s last game was against Paradise Valle...
SOAR puts a face to student resources
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SOAR puts a face to student resources

By TROY HUTCHISONPima Post  On Friday, Pima Community College will be hosting a YouTube live event, "Faces of First-Year featuring Pima's Project SOAR Program," at 1:30 p.m. to help first-year students get to know the faces behind those in resources that can make the transition to college easier.  YouTube Channel: (@PimaStudentEngagement) For more information on the SOAR Project, go to www.pima.edu/student-resources/support-services/trio/project-soar.html. If for any reason you are unable to make the event but are interested in watching it, you can go back at any time at Faces of FYE video playlist to watch past episodes.
Point Shaver: Week 7
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Point Shaver: Week 7

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Welcome back to Point Shaver! As I promised, we went 60% and would have done even better if the Eagles didn’t get a 2-point conversion. I predict a 60% win rate with this week’s picks. Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns (Broncos +3.5) The Browns can’t catch a break with injuries with Nick Chubb being ruled out, Kareem Hunt being carted off last week and Baker Mayfield being injured as well as their two starting offensive lineman. There are just so many injuries, and on top of that, it is a short week. The Broncos with a good defense are going to be able to keep this game low scoring and it will be a dog fight. I have Broncos with the upset, 19-17 Atlanta Falcons vs. Miami Dolph...
‘No time’ to be pretentious
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‘No time’ to be pretentious

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “No Time to Die”Directed by: Cary Joji FukunagaRating: PG-13Run time: 2 hours, 43 minutes "No Time to Die '' is a great installment in the James Bond franchise and an awesome action movie — worth watching in theaters — but will make a great viewing when it hits a streaming service. It didn't redefine the franchise like "Casino Royale," and it's not as ambitious or stylish as "Skyfall." But it is wildly entertaining and is elevated to a more elegant popcorn movie because of the amazing directing, acting and score. Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for directing the first season of "True Detective" — the dark HBO miniseries — gave this lighter screenplay a twist. His timing on when to inject comedic and cheesy moments gives the movie a blockbust...