Month: November 2021

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
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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
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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
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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
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‘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...
Dangerous Books series to debut Nov. 9
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Dangerous Books series to debut Nov. 9

Photo courtesy Carl-Michael Krawczyk Author Carl-Michael Krawczyk will discuss "Mein Kampf" in the first Dangerous Books series Nov. 9 at West Campus. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Something dangerous will be at Pima Community College Nov. 9. A dangerous book, that is. Pima will be hosting the first Dangerous Books event from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in the West Campus Library classroom.  Dangerous Books is an event meant to highlight popular banned books, books removed from public or school libraries. The first event will cover Adolf Hitler’s autobiography "Mein Kampf." “Each year, libraries across the country spotlight questions of intellectual freedom and censorship with events and displays for Banned Books Week,” stated the Dangerous Books announcement. “Many p...
COVID vaccinations available at Pima
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COVID vaccinations available at Pima

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund has launched a campaign urging more students at Pima Community College to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Just under 50 percent of people ages 18-24 are fully vaccinated nationally, the lowest among age groups over 18, according to the CDC. That’s concerning, given the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus. “We encourage people to speak to their friends and families, and that’s a way to overcome vaccination anxiety,” said Sydney Kale, Southwest campus organizer with PIRG. Since the initial launch of the educational effort, PIRG Campus Action and Arizona PIRG Education Fund have reached thousands of young adults at PCC and the University of Arizona with messages ...
Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 9
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Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 9

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. Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints (Falcons +6) After Jameis Winston went down with an ACL tear, there are big questions at who will be the starting quarterback and both the Saints backups are below average. A division rival in the Falcons, who have a good offense, can make this a close game. I have the Saints winning, but the Falcons cover, 24-20. Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars (Bills -14.5) Bills have a Top 5 offense and a Top 5 defense going against rookie quarterback Trevor Lawerence, who ha...
Loft Film Fest returns with Oscar hopefuls
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Loft Film Fest returns with Oscar hopefuls

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post After an “intermission” in 2020, The Loft Film Fest will be back in full force this year. The impressive lineup of national and international movies was collected from the most important festivals in the cinematic realm, including Cannes Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. One heavy-hitter — “Parallel Mothers” — undoubtedly will be contending for Oscars in 2022. "Parallel Mothers" is the highly anticipated film by Oscar-winning Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, and will be opening the festival on Nov. 10. The Loft Cinema’s 11th annual international film festival will run through Nov. 18. Ticket prices and availability vary. This screening will be the Arizona premiere for the film but will be released in U.S. theaters on Dec. 24. Ev...