Month: April 2022

‘The Northman’: revenge of the action epic
Arts & Entertainment, Opinion, Reviews

‘The Northman’: revenge of the action epic

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post “The Northman”Directed by: Robert EggersRating: RRun time: 2 hours, 16 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema A movie like “The Northman” is rare nowadays, and even more rare is for studios to greenlight this type of movie. So this is how I imagine the pitch meeting went (it’s the only explanation): And we’re off. “The Northman” is a uniquely balanced film. It is raw and gruesome but at the same time beautifully shot without compromising artistry for fireworks. Most Shakespeare adaptations err in insisting that the dialogue has to remain in the Shakespearean style. That's great for people who have those artistic sensibilities. But when doing a version of “Coriolanus” as a contemporary war movie like Ralph Fiennes in 2011 … you might want ...
Pima County Fair returns after 3 years 
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Pima County Fair returns after 3 years 

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post  The fair finally has made its way back to Tucson. Many people are excited to see that it has made its comeback.  The fair started April 21, and it has brought back many memories post-pandemic along with joy and excitement. This year’s fair started off slowly, but as days have progressed, more crowds are arriving to enjoy funnel cakes and giant turkey legs. The Pima County Fair not only provides amazing and thrilling rides, but it also provides great concert entertainment. As the fair continues, it has different artists on different days. All of the performers will play on the Budweiser Stage. The lineup will be: Crowder: 7:30 p.m. April 27 T.I.: 8 p.m. April 28 Mammoth WVH and Ayron Jones: 7:30 p.m. April 29 Easton Corbin: Apr...
Clifford brings winning mentality to Pima baseball
Features, Sports

Clifford brings winning mentality to Pima baseball

Preston Clifford poses for a headshot. (Photo courtesy pimaaztecs.com) By NATE MARTINEZPima Post Preston Clifford likes to win. “If you’re a winner, you’re gonna find a way to win,” said the sophomore infielder for Pima Community College’s Baseball team. I think that’s something that — I don’t wanna say it the wrong way — but not everybody has. You’re gonna find a way. You’re gonna give up anything you can to win.” That is the mentality that Clifford has adopted since first stepping foot on the baseball field at Sabino High School, a lesson that he carries to this day. “I think that’s one thing at Sabino we did do,” Clifford said. “We didn’t care how it looked, or what it looked like or how it sounded. It’s all or nothing. I think that’s something I take into my game every ...
Graduation is almost upon us
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Graduation is almost upon us

By EMILY GASTELUMPima Post Graduation is coming, and Pima Community College is preparing to make this a memorable one. This graduation ceremony is going to be a big one here at Pima Community College because it is the first graduating class that is going to be held in person since the pandemic. In an email, spokeswoman Libby Howell said: “Chancellor Lambert and the College’s administration are very excited to be having PCC’s very first outdoor commencement ceremony at Kino Stadium.”  This year, Pimawill welcome Webster Rose, an online student from Pima, as commencement speaker. He will be flying out from Tampa Bay, Florida, to give his remarks live. At the ceremony, students will have the opportunity to have their picture professionally taken for free. This will take p...
FC Tucson draws against Forward Madison in home opener
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FC Tucson draws against Forward Madison in home opener

FC Tucson huddling together after a practice. (FC Tucson admin photo) By NATE MARTINEZPima Post A stellar back-and-forth match took place Saturday night at Kino North complex that saw FC Tucson battle with Forward Madison to a 1-1 draw. “It was a well-fought game,” midfielder Charlie Machell said. “I thought both teams had some good chances, especially them going down to 10 men. It felt like we probably could have knocked it in at the end, but probably at the end of the day, a point is a fair result.” The crowd of 1,492 was electric, the weather was ideal and the vibrant sun that set just over the horizon made for perfect conditions for a home opener. The FC Tucson fan base was abuzz with excitement to cheer for the home team, but that was not enough to control the chippy F...
Signing Day: not just for athletes
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Signing Day: not just for athletes

Students celebrate their enrollment in Pima Community College at PCC West Campus. (Ken Chavez) Pima Post Editorial Staff The college celebrated its students today during its annual National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Pima College's Office of the Provost sent out the following message to highlight today's event: The College participates in a wonderful event called National Letter of Intent Signing Day each year.  Just as we value and recognize athletes who commit to play a sport, the signing day ceremony is designed to honor students who are entering into, or are currently enrolled in a program at PCC. Earlier this week, email invitations were sent out to all students new to higher education in their first or second semester who are currently degree or cert...
An NBA check-in: the Eastern Conference edition
Opinion, Sports

An NBA check-in: the Eastern Conference edition

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post In my last NBA column, we took a look at how the Western Conference Playoffs would play out.  At the time, I wanted to wait a week to get a larger sample size from the Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers before discussing a convoluted Eastern Conference Playoff picture. However, that week turned into a month, the regular season is over and there is still no clarity on who could come out of the East. However, I’m of the unpopular opinion that we need to analyze things with nuance and perspective. And the Eastern Conference has been hard to figure out all season long.  With that said, I am glad that I did not participate in the initial hyperbole that anointed the 76ers as champions after the James Harden for Ben Simmons trade happe...
Edging back to normal? Chancellor Lee Lambert holds first Pima-wide staff meeting in-person since start of pandemic
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Edging back to normal? Chancellor Lee Lambert holds first Pima-wide staff meeting in-person since start of pandemic

From left, seated at the table are Board Member Demion Clinco, Board Chairwoman Catherine Ripley and Chancellor Lee Lambert. Story and photo by JOSH BAILEYPima Post On March 31, two of Pima Community College’s governing board members held an employee meeting atthe Pima West track field, marking the first time such has been done since the COVID-19 pandemic.Pima staff and faculty were invited to partake in a public town hall to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to Pima and its strive to educate in a post-pandemic America.Alongside Chancellor Lee Lambert, Governing Board members from District 1, Catherine Ripley, andDistrict 2, Demion Clinco, attended.The administration’s speech discussed adjusting and making difficult decisions in a post-pandemic world.Other topics discussed incl...
Tucson Taco Madness: The last taco face-off
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Tucson Taco Madness: The last taco face-off

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post This March, we had a tournament for the books. We witnessed upsets, future stars shining and legends coming up short. The 2022 Tucson Taco Tournament has now concluded, and a new champion has been crowned. Last night’s battle went down to the wire and culminated in a grueling journey for everyone who played. Tacos del Rancho and El Tacoson had to reach deep and put together their best tacos on the plate for one last time. It took a hard-fought and complete effort from both, but there could only be one winner. El Tacoson represented the South Central Conference with an al pastor taco, which is most emblematic of Mexico City. While Tacos del Rancho came out from the North Conference with a carne asada taco — the signature taco of the state of...
Robert Fieseler comes to PCC virtually 
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Robert Fieseler comes to PCC virtually 

By EMILY GASTELUM Pima Community College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion office is welcoming author/journalist Robert W. Fieseler virtually on Thursday, April 7. The New Orleans resident wrote “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation,” a book about a tragedy that claimed the lives of 32 gay people on June 24, 1973. He will discuss that event in a talk titled “Reclaiming the Fire: The Lost History of New Orleans’ 1973 Upstairs Lounge Arson.” Fieseler won the 2020 Columbia University Journalism School First Decade award as well as the 2019 NLGJA (National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association) Journalist of the Year.  For anyone interested in joining the free virtual talk, it will start at 1 p.m. Thursday via Zoo...