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Will the spirit of the Old West return to Tucson?
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Will the spirit of the Old West return to Tucson?

A street in Old Tucson in 1984. (Wikimedia Commons/Larry D. Moore) By JOSHUA BAILEYPima Post In life, every now and then something unique comes along in a time and place that’s just sustainable and right enough for it to prosper.  The economy is no different: Come up with a business idea, and it can grow into something massive. However, once these conditions become unsuitable, much like cellular life, a business may slowly burn up in troubling waters.  The desert lot that became Old Tucson Studios was purchased and constructed by Columbia Pictures in 1939 for the set of their film “Arizona.” Various portions of the park were used as sets for countless Western movies thereafter and continued to do so until its closing. The park had boasted live performances by artists...
Crumbl Cookies: Love at first bite
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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 ...
Pima can’t live on bread alone: ‘Awesome’ food pantry helps students
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Pima can’t live on bread alone: ‘Awesome’ food pantry helps students

Photos and story by JOSH BAILEYPima Post In 2019, Social Services Student Organization head Rachel Lord originally put forward the idea of a food pantry for Pima Community College. After a year of waiting for the approval by Pima staff, the SSSO Club was able to stockpile a wealth of nonperishable supplies for distribution by the start of the first semester of the school year.  Volunteers such as Susan Ho and Cameron Meyer soon signed on and have been tending the food pantry for students in need since then.  “We order things on an as-needed basis and pick them up from the Community Food Bank downtown, that’s how we’re operating right now. After the grant runs out, I’m not sure what we’ll do. That’s just a conversation we’ll have in the foreseeable future.” Ho expl...
Cryptocurrency: not so cryptic
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Cryptocurrency: not so cryptic

By Alex Jimenez  Courtesy Creative Commons Cryptocurrency has grown to be one of the biggest financial phenomenons across the globe, and people are making (or losing) money, yet not many people know what it is. Simply put, crypto is a digital currency. It can be traded online and often used as a form of payment.  How it works Crypto uses a technology called blockchain, which is essentially a network of computers around the world that is recording the transactions. Each block contains records in code, and together all the blocks create the blockchain.  As quoted in a Forbes article: “Imagine a book where you write down everything you spend money on each day,” said Buchi Okoro, CEO and co-founder of African cryptocurrency exchange Quidax. “Each page is simila...
SandScript Art and Literature Magazine
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SandScript Art and Literature Magazine

What is SandScript? SandScript is Pima Community College’s award-winning, student-run art and literary magazine. Now in its twenty-ninth year, the magazine features student works of visual art, poetry, and prose which are as exciting and diverse as the Pima student body itself.  We invite and encourage you to submit your work for consideration in the 2022 digital issue. You need not be a visual art or writing major, you just need to have something you want to say because we want to hear it. We are excited to experience all of the creative energy that Pima students have to offer. The call for submissions runs each year from the beginning of October through the end of February with the magazine coming out in May. The Community College Humanities Association awarded SandScr...
Electric Cars on Campus
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Electric Cars on Campus

A fully electric Dodge Firebird (Kyler Van Vliet) By Kyler Van Vliet On Wednesday, the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association (TEVA) held an electric vehicle car show to bring awareness to Earth Day and a bigger car show being held on Saturday, April 24. The event, held in the parking lot of Pima’s Downtown Campus, had several electric vehicles on display including an electric-converted Pontiac Firebird, a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt and various Tesla Models — all personal vehicles of event volunteers.  One person at the event was TEVA’s public relations and outreach representative Jerry Asher, also known as EV Jerry. EV Jerry was kind enough to give me a hands-on demonstration of what an electric vehicle is all about and gave me a quick ride around in his 2017 Tesla Model X.&nb...