Month: October 2021

Puppy love: Pet a Pup event coming to Northwest library
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Puppy love: Pet a Pup event coming to Northwest library

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Starting Oct. 19, you'll be able to get your dog fix. Pima Community College's Northwest Campus will host five Pet a Pup events. Ruby, a mini Goldendoodle, and her handler, Jeannine, will be at the Northwest Campus Library. If you can’t make it on Oct. 19, there will be four more days you can pet a pup: 10 a.m. Oct. 25, 10 a.m. Nov. 2 and 16 and 3 p.m. Dec. 6. This is a good opportunity to come down and pet a dog. It's also a great opportunity to get a therapy session for students to come to this event. “Interacting with a friendly pet can improve physical and mental health and also show that contact with an animal lowers blood pressure, decreases cholesterol levels, reduces anxiety, boosts the immune system, decreases aggression and increases...
Point Shaver: Week 6
Opinion, Sports

Point Shaver: Week 6

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Week 6 is upon us and I guarantee a 60% win rate this week.  Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Philadelphia Eagles (-6.5) Don’t think too deeply into the Eagles beating the Panthers last week without Christian Mccaffrey. Overall sloppy game by the Eagles while the Bucs scored a season high 45 points against a good defense in Miami. The Bucs have the better offensive weapons, have the better quarterback, have the better pass rush, etc. Bucs easily cover and win, 34-20. Los Angeles Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens (Chargers +2.5) Both teams are coming off tremendous comebacks and great quarterback play. The only difference is the Chargers did it against a good Browns defense, and the Rav...
Pre-season NBA power rankings
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Pre-season NBA power rankings

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post The NBA 2021-2022 season is set to start when the Nets and Lakers tip-off on Tuesday. Although these two teams would be considered favorites to most, the NBA is seeing much more parity across the league. For example, the Milwaukee Bucks are coming off an NBA championship -- having beat the Suns in the finals and the Nets, who didn’t have James Harden, in the Eastern Conference Finals.  The Phoenix Suns, who came short to the Bucks in the NBA Finals, have kept the core group of players who helped them reach high levels of success last season and have added a veteran in JaVale McGee. With the dynamic guard partnership of Chris Paul and Devin Booker, the Suns have one of the elite backcourts in the NBA. The Nets now have a unique situation to dea...
False alarming: Fire alarms rain on J Building
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False alarming: Fire alarms rain on J Building

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Students and faculty in the J Building at Pima Community College’s West Campus have become used to hearing the ultra-loud fire alarm. At least eight fire alarms have pealed through the building since the first day of Fall classes.   According to Aubrey Conover, campus vice president, the primary reason for the rash of fire alarms has been the Tucson Fire Department testing pressure in the lines, which can trigger the alarms. On some days, the alarm only sounds off one time. On Sept. 28, however, the J Building experienced three fire alarms, much to people's consternation. “The fire detection/protection contractor was called to evaluate the situation,” said Ouatfa Chuffe-Moscoso, director of Environmental Health and Safety for PCC. “The cause ...
What fines? Libraries are abolishing fees
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What fines? Libraries are abolishing fees

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Hey, New York City, Tucson is way ahead of you. Recently, NYC public libraries announced that they have ended late fees and forgiven existing fines to people who had overdue books and other materials. NYC joins other libraries that are opting to forego fees in the name of equity. Pima County Public Library decided to do the same thing over a year ago. On July 1, 2020, the county’s libraries became fine-free. There is a caveat, however. A Pima County Public librarian explained that if people keep an item for 30 days past the due date, they will be charged the full price for that item. That is a process the library has had in place for many years. The difference now is that the daily fine is eliminated. Pima Community College’s libraries d...
‘Duster’: HBO show being shot on West Campus
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‘Duster’: HBO show being shot on West Campus

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post A new HBO MAX series called “Duster” will have Pima Community College’s West Campus as part of its backdrop. The series is reported to be about a getaway driver from the 1970s. A security guard on set described the plot as sort of a spinoff from “Breaking Bad.”  There are multiple sets in Tucson, including one of them being in the back parking lot of Pima.  There were multiple older expensive cars on the set. When I walked on to get more information, I was escorted off because of COVID protocols and NDAs (Non-Disclosure Agreements).  If the pilot episode goes well, filming will continue for seven to 10 weeks, the security guard said. The movie is expected to generate $50 to $70 million for Tucson. 
The lone golfer: Victoria Peña returns with a more robust team this season
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The lone golfer: Victoria Peña returns with a more robust team this season

Photo courtesy of Victoria PeñaPima Community College Golf coach Marcus Smith stands next to sophomore Victoria Peña, who is starting her second season on the Pima Golf team. By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Last season, the women’s golf team only had one girl on the team: Victoria Peña.  This season, there are six, including Peña. Peña, 20, has been playing golf half her life.   Her best score in 18 holes of golf is an 80. She discussed how she has yet to get an ace (hole in one), although she has been close to making one. The Pima Community College women’s golf team pre-season is coming up in November and the regular season starts in the spring. When she was the only woman on the team, Peña had a good season. “Being the only girl last season was actually...
Book sale at Downtown and West campuses
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Book sale at Downtown and West campuses

Story and photo by TROY HUTCHISON Starting on Tuesday, Pima Communication College is launching its fall book sale at West and Downtown campuses. More than just books will be available for people to purchase, there will be books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and vinyl records ranging from $1 to $3.  It is noted that only cash or checks will be accepted as payment. Downtown Campus dates and hours (Amethyst Room): 1-6 p.m. Oct. 129 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 139 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 14  West Campus dates and hours (Santa Catalina Building, third floor): 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 209 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 219 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 22 If you have any questions, call the following numbers: Downtown: (520) 206-7267West: (520) 206-6821
‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’: This is why Netflix exists
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‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’: This is why Netflix exists

Story and image by JAVIER DOSAMANTES “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”Directed by: Michael ShowalterRating: PG-13Run time: 2 hours, 6 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema Making a good biopic is one of the hardest things to pull off in filmmaking because you're trying to fit a person's whole life into a two-hour format. And at the same time, you want to approach the subject with a creative angle instead of just making a glamoured-up reenactment. Without getting too technical, biopics are structured in two different ways: in chronological order (following life's events from beginning to end) or concentrating on a landmark event or time of a person's life, then using flashbacks to add context and backstory. "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" opens with a scene in 1994, then jumps back to Faye's c...
An electric experience: driving my first Tesla
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An electric experience: driving my first Tesla

Story and photo by JOSHUA BAILEY The electric car smoothly accelerated onto the road.  The Tesla Model 3’s acceleration had an ease to it that gas-operated cars don’t, and it required much less effort to drive efficiently.  Dave Gebert, the owner of said Tesla Model 3 and organizer of October’s National Drive Electric Week in Tucson, tapped the dashboard screen. It almost resembled a tablet, but the feats it could perform were far more advanced. A chime sounded, and Gebert gestured at the green microphone pictured.  “Turn on cruise control,” Gebert said.  In shock, I took my foot off the pedal, which seemed to have depressurized into a relaxed position. The gears moving beneath it reminded one of the way a self-playing piano works.  The Tesla...