Month: February 2022

If you are here, congratulations
Campus News, News

If you are here, congratulations

By KEVIN HARTUNGPima Post I offer congratulations because you are part of a declining species, those now pursuing higher education. We are embarking on another semester at Pima Community College when the cry has been “back to normal.” But Pima, like most colleges and universities nationwide, has seen a decline in enrollment. The sharpest decline is evident since the pandemic, but the benefit is that the pandemic has focused a spotlight on what has been a steady decrease in enrollment over the last decade. “Overall, enrollment in undergraduate and graduate programs has been trending downward since around 2012, but the pandemic turbocharged the declines at the undergrad level,” said Elissa Nadworny in a National Public Radio broadcast on Oct. 26. Enrollment prior to the pandemic...
Biopics: a cheat code to the Oscars
Arts & Entertainment, Features

Biopics: a cheat code to the Oscars

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post When the Oscar season began this past fall and the perceived contenders were released, I noticed an uptick in high-profile biopics this year. Four of the movies with odds-favorite candidates in the acting categories were released within three weeks of each other, with just a few days in between releases. Last month, it was announced that Daniel Radcliffe will play “Weird Al” Yankovic in an upcoming biopic.  A slew of new biopics have taken over Hollywood in a seemingly new trend.  The problem with writing an article about how biopics are a new trend is that it has been written seemingly every year.  Biopics are biographical movies about historical, famous or public figures. But many also are made about lesser-known people ...