Month: November 2021

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
AP, Politics

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Alastair Grant/Associated PressAttendees walk past a banner at the venue of the COP climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 29. On Nov. 5, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming a photo showed jets used by attendees to get to the conference. In fact, the photo was taken during the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans. The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: Despite false claims, LA mayor who tested positive for COVID had not received booster shot CLAIM: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has received three COVID-19 vaccine doses...
Rep. Gosar under fire for anime attacking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
AP, Politics

Rep. Gosar under fire for anime attacking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

J Scott Applewhite/Associated PressRep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., waits for a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, July 22. Gosar is facing criticism after he tweeted a video that included altered animation showing him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. In a tweet Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez said Gosar “shared a fantasy video of him killing me.” Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar was facing criticism after he tweeted a video that included altered animation showing him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. In a tweet Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., referred to Gosar as “a creepy member I work with” and said he “shared a fantasy video of him killing me.” ...
Arizona aims to end 20-game losing streak
AP, Events, Sports

Arizona aims to end 20-game losing streak

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated PressArizona quarterback Will Plummer (15) is pressured by Southern California linebacker Drake Jackson during the second half of an NCAA college football game Oct. 30 in Los Angeles. By JOHN MARSHALLAssociated Press Arizona's close calls are mounting. The Wildcats had a strong first half against Washington two weeks ago, a big finish against Southern California last weekend. There's just one thing missing: a win. While the Wildcats have been playing better in recent weeks, they keep finding ways to get in their own way, stretching a school-record losing streak to 20 straight games. “Not where we want to be at this point in the season, but we are building it,” Arizona coach Jedd Fisch said. “You can see we are putting some good games together...
Latinos with dark skin face more discrimination, study finds
AP, Arts & Entertainment, Culture, News

Latinos with dark skin face more discrimination, study finds

Evan Agostini/Invision/APNoah Catala, left, Melissa Barrera, Christopher Jackson, Marc Anthony, Dascha Polanco, Leslie Grace, Anthony Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gregory Diaz IV, Olga Merediz, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jon M. Chu pose together at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of "In The Heights" at the United Palace theater on June 9 in New York. The way people with dark skin are portrayed in movies and in TV, if at all, also impacts how we perceive them, said Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal, associate professor of sociology at Texas Tech University. By ASTRID GALVANAssociated Press PHOENIX — Skin tone impacts the everyday lives and the long-term success of Latinos in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center finding that comes ...
Dangerous Books series to debut Nov. 9
Campus News, Culture, Events

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
Campus News, News, Science

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
Opinion, Sports

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
Arts & Entertainment, Culture, Events

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...
All Souls encouraged to come out on Sunday
Arts & Entertainment, Culture, Events

All Souls encouraged to come out on Sunday

Photo by Kathleen Dreier Photography Locals and visitors alike flocked to the All Souls Procession Nov. 8, 2015. The procession will take place Sunday. By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post The 32nd All Souls Procession is returning this Sunday after being put on hold last year.  Last year, the event was deemed  too risky to have because of the pandemic.  “We erred on the side of caution for the safety and well-being of our audience,” said Nadia Hagen, artistic director of the All-Souls Procession. “We are returning after a year that was filled with a lot of difficulty, grief and loss for people,” she added. “Being able to be back in a social setting and share with the community makes this moment special for all of us.”  In Tucson, the procession began in 19...
AZ high court upholds ruling blocking school mask bans
AP, News

AZ high court upholds ruling blocking school mask bans

By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld a lower court judgment that found the Republican-controlled Legislature violated the state constitution by including new laws banning school mask mandates and a series of other measures in unrelated budget bills. The swift ruling from the state's high court came less than two hours after the seven justices heard arguments in the state's appeal of a trial court judge's ruling. The justices had hammered Solicitor General Beau Roysden with questions about the Legislature's inclusion of policy as different as dog racing and secure ballot paper in one of the budget bills. The court upheld a September ruling from Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper that blocked the school...