Month: February 2022

Divided board confirms contract extension for Chancellor Lambert
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Divided board confirms contract extension for Chancellor Lambert

By KEVIN HARTUNGPima Post “I voted to continue Chancellor Lambert’s contract based on his outstanding leadership over the past two years. His response to the COVID crisis was swift and seamless."Board President Catherine Ripley Pima Community College Chancellor Lee Lambert’s contract extension received a narrow favorable vote in October.  In 2013, Lambert arrived at a college that was struggling, a college on probationary status and a chancellor who left in disgrace. He took charge and set goals to turn the college around. The PCC Board of Governors voted Oct. 10 to extend Lambert’s contract for one year in an affirmative 3:2 vote. A 2% increase to his base salary was approved, taking Lambert from $342,093–in a prior five-year contract running from 2020-2025– to a base...
Pima sports results for Feb. 13-17
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Pima sports results for Feb. 13-17

By NATE MARTINEZPima Post The Aztecs’ Men’s Track team broke three indoor school records and Pima Women’s Basketball forward Keara Felix earned the ACCAC’s Division II player of the week. At the Mesa Indoor Invitational Feb. 13, No. 1 ranked Orian Barger finished at first place in the 600-meter race with a time of 19.54 seconds, breaking Pima’s original indoor record.  No. 8 ranked Reece Gardner also broke an indoor record in the heptathlon with a total point score of 4,859. He finished first in the event and earned a national qualifier. And No. 13 ranked Joel Gardner earned a school record and a national qualifier in the 5000-meter race event with a time of 15:09.16. On the women’s team, three Aztecs earned first-place finishes in the same invitational. Jada Olsen ...
Preview: ‘The Spongebob Musical’
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Preview: ‘The Spongebob Musical’

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post What: “The Spongebob Musical”Where: Center for the Arts, 2202 W. Anklam RoadWhen: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 1 p.m. Sundays Feb. 24 to March 6. ASL interpreters will be at the March 3 show. Cost: $12-$24520-206-6986Website Things are about to get wet at the Center for the Arts.  “The Spongebob Musical” is coming to the Proscenium Theatre Feb. 24 to March 6. Pima Community College Theater is excited to take its audience along on this journey with these classical sea friends. Spongebob and his friends would like you to join them in the adventure to their beloved hometown. The adventure of a talking yellow sea sponge who lives under the sea in his town of Bikini Bottom will take his underwater friends on a new adventure. They will test...
‘Flee’ is a story worth telling
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‘Flee’ is a story worth telling

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “Flee”Directed by: Jonas Poher RasmussenRating: PG-13Run time: 1 hours, 29 minutesNow streaming on Hulu Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s “Flee” is a unicorn of a film.  We haven’t seen anything like it before, and we probably never will.  Some films in the animated documentary genre have been nominated for an Oscar or have received critical acclaim, but none to the extent and success of “Flee.” Movies in this genre tend to be overly ambitious or too niche with their storytelling and animation. However, this animated docudrama has been a heralded success because of its simplicity in style. The reception from critics, audiences and the academy resulted in three Oscar nominations for Best Documentary Feature, Best Animated Feature Film and...
2022 Oscar nomination takeaways
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2022 Oscar nomination takeaways

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Now that the dust has settled from the media and fan reactions to the 2022 Oscar nominations, it’s time to do the uncool thing and look at the list with nuance and hindsight. For the most part, the nominations ended up being what many prediction models anticipated, and there was only one reproachable snub (it was not Lady Gaga). Although, the argument for “Spider-Man: No Way Home” receiving a Best Picture nomination could be made because it was a highly critically acclaimed movie and a massive commercial success. It demolished “Titanic” in the box office during an era when no one goes to theaters anymore because of streaming and the pandemic. The Oscars are on an annual slide in ratings, and adding one or two of these movies might give ...
Learn about Pima programs in free meetings
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Learn about Pima programs in free meetings

By TROY HUTCHISONPima Post Get your popcorn ready. Pima Community College is bringing back its now sixth annual Popcorn With A Program. The free program helps first-year students learn more about majors they might be interested in pursuing. Students can find out details on various programs as well as ask questions to subject experts.  This semester, the program will feature Applied Technology; Social Sciences, Humanities and Education; and Health Science. Dates/Times:  2-4 p.m. Feb. 16, focusing on Applied Technology 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 30, focusing on Social Sciences, Humanities and Education 2-4 p.m. April 20 at 2-4 p.m., focusing on Health Science  The meetings for these functions will take place over Zoom with any students that are int...
Big companies offer students a break on prices
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Big companies offer students a break on prices

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post (Nick Youngson/Alpha Stock Images) Being a college student can be pricey.  It’s up to them to budget their money and see what is necessary or not.  You would be surprised, however, with the amount of money college students can save from deals. Big corporations such as Apple, Spotify, Amazon and Microsoft Office 365, give discounts or even free material for students currently enrolled at a college or university.  Several Pima Community College students found the discounts beneficial. “My opinion on the student discount is quite positive,” said Luciana Velarde, a Music Performance major. “I might not have to worry a lot about spending money on campus or stress about books as much, but it is a great option to have regardless. Savin...
‘Gem and Jam’ rocks Tucson for 14th year
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‘Gem and Jam’ rocks Tucson for 14th year

Tripp St. on the Onyx Stage Story and photos by JOSHUA BAILEYPima Post Pima Gem & Jam: Friday Roundup This weekend marked the 14th annual Pima Gem and Jam Festival in Tucson.  The fairgrounds held a whopping 5,000 guest capacity for the music fest and hosted a variety of artists and DJs playing an eclectic mix of jams ranging from EDM to folk-country.  Stars like Rising Appalachia, STS9 and Simon Posford were scheduled to appear over the weekend. The first year back from the pandemic made Pima Gem & Jam hit the ground running with a dazzling lineup of artists, entertainers and music-weavers. Tripp St., known for his unique style of electronic music reminiscent of action-packed sci-fi media, made an appearance at the Onyx Stage on Friday to an enthusiast...
Beauty in a ‘Nightmare’
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Beauty in a ‘Nightmare’

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “Nightmare Alley”Directed by: Guillermo del ToroRating: RRun time: 2 hours, 30 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema “Film noir” is a term coined by French movie critic Nino Frank to describe a subgenre of detective and mystery movies between the 1940s and 1950s. The term translates directly to "dark" or "black" films. Movies in this genre are literally and figuratively dark: The lighting is dim to create gloom, and shadows are heavily employed to form an atmosphere of mystery. Their overarching themes include murder, double-crossing, pessimism or romantic betrayal. The characters in the genre are cynics motivated by selfishness or pure evil, who embark on an immoral and tragic journey. It's the opposite approach Guillermo del Toro has to his u...
Pima Men’s Basketball team dominates Glendale Community College
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Pima Men’s Basketball team dominates Glendale Community College

By GERARDO CASTROPima Post Pima Community College men’s basketball team (14-8) hosted Glendale Community College (13-9) Saturday in a game that wasn’t close at all besides the beginning stages of the game when the score was 2-3.  Glendale never had a lead in the game and Pima made sure to take advantage of that. The Aztecs came out strong out the gates against Glendale as the score was already 12-5 with 16:38 left in the first half of the game. One major factor that was noticeable throughout the game was the Aztecs' 3-point shooting as the team shot an impressive 58.1% from beyond the arc. As the game went on, the Aztecs were able to run away with this one by a multitude of scoring runs. Notable runs were carried out by sophomore Daniel Moody and freshman Griffin Ef...