Month: October 2021

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
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

‘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
Life Style, Opinion

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...
COVID-19 impact on mental health
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COVID-19 impact on mental health

By TROY HUTCHISONPima Post  Since the start of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, the virus has affected lives not only by people getting sick, death and restrictions, but also has affected mental health. Mental health is one of those topics that many don’t like to discuss and overlook to avoid an uncomfortable conversation. However, it is one we must talk about, one that we need to illuminate.  When we started to live with restrictions, that meant that in-person classes and meetings we were accustomed to went to being taught online or done in some form of a virtual meeting through companies like Zoom.  At first, kids and people loved the idea of staying in and doing their work from the comfort of their own homes without having to go anywhere to get thi...
Pima Volleyball captain garners accolades
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Pima Volleyball captain garners accolades

By NATE MARTINEZ Pima Post "Defense is a constant battle with the other side. I think it has a lot to do with what a player can do physically, but I believe people overlook the mental aspect.” That is the mindset of Pima Community College sophomore libero Aydalis Felix, a Rincon/University High School graduate, whenever she steps on the volleyball court. Felix was named the ACCAC defensive player of the week for Sept. 13-19. This week, her coaches and peers acknowledged that accomplishment by voting her to be Pima’s Chapman Automotive Aztecs Player of the Week. “It means a lot to be recognized for my defensive accomplishments,” she said. “But it’s more of an honor for my team as a whole. I cannot receive such an honorary award without my team pushing me along and working just ...
A waiting game of fate
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

A waiting game of fate

Story and image by JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “The Card Counter”Directed by: Paul SchraderRating: RRun time: 1 hour, 51 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema Redemption and fate have a unique relationship, although the latter is not always reciprocal to anyone or anything.  Paul Schrader continues to explore this in his new film "The Card Counter," a movie about a mysterious and disciplined lonely gambler who thinks he can outlast his fate by walking in circles. Leonardo da Vinci is best known for the Mona Lisa, the Detroit Lions for being proverbial losers and Schrader for writing about morally flawed and darkly complex antiheroes. William Tell (Oscar Isaac) is the latest Schrader protagonist. He continues a famed lineage of characters that includes Travis Bickle from...