Month: November 2021

Why we’re getting punched by the pump
Campus News, News

Why we’re getting punched by the pump

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Photo courtesy of herzogbr is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 Gas prices across the nation have been rising for months, and it’s affecting all of our wallets. The reasoning behind the rising prices, however, is not so simple. According to AAA, the national average per gallon is $3.41 on Nov. 18. Arizona’s average is sitting at $3.72, which is 31 cents over the national average.  Per usual, Tucson’s average per gallon is lower than the rest of the state at $3.55, while Phoenix has an average of $3.79 and Flagstaff tops Arizona’s prices at $3.84. There hasn’t been a national average this high since June 2014, when a gallon of gas was $3.72. In fact, Arizona tops the nation in the highest week-over-week increase at the pump, with an 8-cent jump....
WNBA changes playoff format
AP, Sports

WNBA changes playoff format

By DOUG FEINBERGAssociated Press The WNBA is changing its playoff format to a more traditional bracket. The league has announced that the postseason will consist of three rounds — best- of-three games for the first round and best-of-five games for subsequent ones — beginning this summer. The top eight teams overall will make the playoffs. “We have been evaluating different playoff formats over the past 12 months, and the new playoff format being announced today will enable fans to engage with all of the league’s best teams and top stars right from the start of the postseason with all eight championship contenders immediately involved in exciting, first-round action,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said in a statement. The league adopted a playoff structure in 2016 that had ...
The Word: How have rising gas prices affected you?
Campus News, News, Opinion

The Word: How have rising gas prices affected you?

By Josh BaileyPima Post As prices continue to rise almost daily, Americans are pinning the blame on a plethora of figures and circumstances. Even while our representatives initiate discussions within the government about the crisis, such as the Biden administration seeking cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission to ensure gouging by fuel giants is not taking place, little action has been taken to effectively change the current trajectory of oil prices. Others argue it is simply the markets, and while the country remains divided on the topic practical plans have still yet to be put in place to prevent the average price per gallon from reaching five dollars in western states like California and Arizona. Alex Jimenez has more on rising gas prices. I asked people on West Campus...
Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 11
Opinion, Sports

Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 11

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post  If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Welcome back to Point Shaver. I had missed last week because of being sick, but we are back to helping you win money on football spreads. I predict a 60% win rate every week. GreenBay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings (Packers -2.5) Both teams are coming off a big win, but the Packers shut out the Seahawks who had Russell Wilson back. The Packers defense is becoming one of the best defenses in the league. In back-to-back games, the team held the Chiefs under 14 and held the Seahawks to a goose egg. Aaron Rodgers has had a quiet but really efficient year with 17 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions. Division games are always close, so I think the Packers win and cover in a close game, 2...
Top 9 Mexican food and drinks you must have this fall
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Top 9 Mexican food and drinks you must have this fall

Story and photos taken by CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post It's that time of the year again … the fall/winter season.  That means bring all the food, desserts and drinks our way. This season, these are the nine Mexican/Hispanic food, desserts and drinks you should try/enjoy at least one time. Posole Posole is a soup that has some type of shredded meat, pork or chicken. It also has lots of hominy, which are whole kernels of dried field corn. Sometimes people add pinto beans. Posole is best served with toasted buttered bread or tortilla. And you don't have to, but people like to garnish the soup with lime, cilantro, green onion or regular onion, cabbage, radishes and spicy chili flakes. This dish is best to eat on a nice cold day or even at family gatherings. Buñuelos B...
Pop into Popcorn with a Program
Events

Pop into Popcorn with a Program

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College is hosting the next Popcorn with a Program virtual event between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17. PWAP is an event designed to connect students with advisors, faculty and even students from around the campus. Although the program is part of Pima’s First Year Experience, all students are invited to attend.  “Students can login anytime during the two-hour event and visit one, some or all of the breakout sessions, which will introduce them to the support network related to the featured program/major for that particular event,” said Renee Forsyth, Pima’s FYE program developer.  “Our next event on Nov. 17 will be featuring the Liberal Arts major, so we will have advisers, faculty and clubs related to the following conce...
Thoughts about Week 1 of The Loft Film Fest
Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Thoughts about Week 1 of The Loft Film Fest

By JAVIER DOSAMANTES The Loft Film Fest is back for its 11th annual installment after a one-year hiatus, and The Loft's patrons are not taking it for granted. Some film festivals and cultural events blur the lines between celebrating the arts and blatant networking, but The Loft Film Fest has been a pure celebration of film. People attending all or most films stop to have pre- and post-movie impromptu critiques among themselves, take notes during movies and cheer before every showing. The staff — gracious and knowledgeable — have amicable conversations with regulars, and Jeff Yanc (program director), is great at presenting movies with show host swagger. Last week, at the festival’s kickoff and Arizona premiere of "Parallel Mothers," the crowd cheered for the festival's ...
Pima Men’s soccer enters Nationals as No. 2
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Pima Men’s soccer enters Nationals as No. 2

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 JIMENEZ Pima Post Pima Community College Men’s Soccer team (15-2) has been invited as the No. 2 seed to the NJCAA DII Men’s Soccer National Championship, taking place Nov. 15 through Nov. 20. Pima lost the regional tournament to Phoenix College in penalty kicks to secure a bid to the national tournament. However, it received one of four at-large bids thanks to its strong performances this season and consistently being in the nation’s top 10. The Aztecs are in Pool B along with No. 7 Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa, and No. 11 Muskegon Community College in Muskegon, Michigan. ...
Pima Women’s Soccer to play Nationals
Sports

Pima Women’s Soccer to play Nationals

Stephanie Van Latum/Pima AthleticsPima Community College midfielder Mari Acosta dribbles the ball down the field in September. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College women’s soccer team will enter the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship as the No. 4 seed, taking place Nov. 15 through Nov. 20, as the No. 4 seed. The Aztecs are in Pool D along with No. 5 Holmes Community College from Goodman, Mississippi, and No. 9 Southwestern Illinois College from Belleville, Illinois. Pima secured its bid to the NJCAA DII Women’s Soccer National Championship after beating Mesa Community College 2-0 in the Region I final on Oct. 15. The two goals were scored by Delaney Puntin and Alyssa Kopach, who was named the Region I, Division II Tournament MVP. After winning the re...
‘The French Dispatch’ is a grand idea
Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

‘The French Dispatch’ is a grand idea

Story and image by JAVIER DOSAMONTESPima Post “THE FRENCH DISPATCH”DIRECTED BY: WES ANDERSONRATING: RRUN TIME: 1 HOUR, 48 MINUTESSHOWING AT THE LOFT CINEMA Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" began showing at The Loft a little over a week ago, and I have watched it twice.  Not because I enjoyed the movie, but because I wanted to figure out a way to talk about it. Anderson is an all-time great filmmaker. His résumé is full of cinematic gems like "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," among many others. Everything he does is either a classic or a cult classic, but something’s off on this one. The film's concept — while ambitious — should work under the direction of Anderson. It's an ode to...