Month: December 2021

How high is too high? Marijuana potency in Tucson
Features, Life Style

How high is too high? Marijuana potency in Tucson

Photo courtesy Wikimedia user Felix Brünnimann By JOSH BAILEY Pima Post Since recreational marijuana usage in Arizona was legalized at the start of 2021, the state has had various businesses take root that specialize in producing professional-grade cannabis. Most of these were outcroppings of earlier medical-orientated production companies and patents. Although state law and the Arizona Department of Health dictate that edibles for recreational sale cannot contain more than 100 milligrams of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), patients with a medical card are able to purchase higher potency marijuana ranges from 200-1,000 mg in a single edible. Federal law mandates that any marijuana product, which contains an overall THC concentration of more than 10%, is classified as a “high-poten...
Get money: Scholarship deadline extended
Campus News, News

Get money: Scholarship deadline extended

By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College’s deadline for scholarship applications for the Spring 2022 semester has been extended and now closes on Jan. 7.  Fifty-five foundation awards are available, along with 4,000+ scholarships for Pima students on the ScholarshipUniverse site (pima.edu/paying-for-college/scholarships/other-scholarships.html) Two of Pima’s tuition awards for Arizona residents, PCC Merit and PCC Excellence, are open for the 2022-2023 season with a deadline of June 30, 2022. “We will be reviewing and offering tuition awards on a monthly basis till we run out of funds ($600,000) and will be first-come, first-serve,” said Antonio Silva-Garcia, advance program director for Pima Financial Aid. “Earn to Learn has extended the deadline to Dec. 31, the...
Pima nets $5 million challenge grant
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Pima nets $5 million challenge grant

By CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post Pima Community College has been awarded a $5 million challenge grant from The Connie J. Hillman Family Foundation. This challenge grant campaign is the largest private gift to Pima Community College Foundation and will be directed toward the college’s progressive programming and existing workforce development. The award was announced at the night of the Larry Adamson of the Hillman Family Foundation at Pima Foundation's annual holiday reception. The gift will be going toward programs and workforce development initiatives and grants at Pima. “This challenge grant is designed to attract new funders and increase the investment of existing contributors,” states the Pima Foundation website. “For example, if a donor contributed $500 to Pima Foundation l...
A new frontier in the Old West
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

A new frontier in the Old West

By JAVIER DOSAMANTES  “The Power of the Dog”Directed by: Jane CampionRating: RRun time: 2 hours, 6 minutesOpens at The Loft Cinema Dec. 10 and is currently streaming on Netflix In Michael Mann's "Heat," Robert de Niro's character tells his love interest, "I'm alone, I am not lonely."  Throughout "The Power of the Dog," a psychological drama set in the Old West, I kept thinking about that quote. Everyone in this film is not alone, but they are lonely. Nobody's happy where they are, with whom they are, or with whom they are not. One character rejects society and longs for his brother's love in their mentor's absence. Meanwhile, the other brother wants to be accepted by society and rejects their way of life. A widow who terrifyingly coexists with her new brother-in...
New golf coach putts forth best effort
Campus News, News, Sports

New golf coach putts forth best effort

Photo courtesy PCC AthleticsMarcus Smith gives pointers to Pima Community College golfer Andrew Rivas before a putt during the 2020-2021 golf season. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post After being appointed as Pima Community College’s golf coach early 2020, Marcus Smith became NJCAA’s youngest head coach. Although it was a big accomplishment, the only surprise for him was how soon this opportunity came.  “I’ve always known I wanted to be a coach ... I did not know I'd do it this young, though,” said Pima Community College golf coach Smith, age 21. Smith started off his head coaching career before most would even consider helping out as an assistant coach or taking coaching courses. However, he did not begin golfing as early as you may expect.  “I started golf pretty lat...
Crumbl Cookies: Love at first bite
Business, News

Crumbl Cookies: Love at first bite

Crumbl Cookies opens in Oro Valley, joining the 300 franchises nationwide. What: Crumbl CookiesWhere: 7805 N Oracle Road, Suite 151, Oro ValleyHours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 8 a.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays; closed Sundays.Information: crumblcookies.com and (520) 355-3848 Story and photo by CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post After your first bite, any dieting resolutions will Crumbl. Crumbl Cookies, a wildly successful cookie shop, will have its grand opening in Oro Valley Friday.  The opening will feature a DJ along with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The shop had its soft opening Dec. 2. Crumbl Cookies was founded by Jason McGowan and Sawyer Hemsley, two cousins who harbored a dream of having a cookie bakery. The two went through lots of cookie dough to create ...
Addlemann leads No. 8 Pima women to win over Glendale
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Addlemann leads No. 8 Pima women to win over Glendale

Photo Courtesy PCC AthleticsPima Community College freshman guard Angel Addelmann attempts a layup over two Glendale defenders. By Nate MartinezPima Post The No. 8 Pima women’s basketball team (7-2,3-1 in ACCAC) won its away game on Wednesday night, beating the Glendale Gouchos (2-7, 1-3) by a score of 74-57. The Aztecs added to their 32-28 lead in the first half, outscoring Glendale 42-29 after the break. Pima will play on the road again at 2 p.m. Saturday when the Aztecs will face Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Freshman Angel Addleman (Palo Verde) led the team with 18 points. She also had nine rebounds and three steals. Torrance Begay was second with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists. Begay also went an impressive 5 for 5 from the field.Nikya Orange (Tanq...
No. 11 Pima men win road game against No. 17 Glendale
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No. 11 Pima men win road game against No. 17 Glendale

Photo courtesy PCC AthleticsPima Community College sophomore forward Daniel Moody shoots a three-pointer over the head of a Glendale defender. By Nate MartinezPima Post It was a tough road challenge for the No. 11 Pima men’s basketball team (7-2, 2-2 in ACCAC), who took on the No. 17-ranked Glendale Community College Gauchos (8-1, 3-1) on Wednesday night. The Aztecs ran away with the game late in the last period, going on an 11-4 run with 3:27 remaining, handing Glendale its first loss of the season 91-75. “It was a good team win. Our strength is our bigs and we finally got the ball where we needed to,” Pima coach Brian Peabody said. “Beating a nationally ranked team will help our confidence moving forward.” Leading the Aztecs in scoring was sophomore Daniel Moody (Walden G...
Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 13
Opinion, Sports

Point Shaver: NFL’s Week 13

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post  If you are struggling with a gambling addiction, call 1-800-522-4700. Welcome back to Point Shaver. Since the start of Point Shaver, I have a 60% or higher win percentage every week. Last week we went 80% and we are looking to keep that same success this week. Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints (Cowboys -5.5) Cowboys coming off a two-game skid against the Chiefs and the Raiders but they were without their marquee wide receivers. The Saints are on the longest losing streak in the NFL and will be without arguably their best player Alvin Kamara and both their offensive tackles. I don’t trust Taysom Hill to do much offensively without his best two weapons, and I see the Cowboys causing a couple turnovers. The Cowboys will bounce back and win on Thur...