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‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’: a masterclass on how not to direct movies
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‘Prisoners of the Ghostland’: a masterclass on how not to direct movies

Story and image by Javier Dosamantes 'Prisoners of the Ghostland'Directed by: Sion SonoRating: NRRun time: 1 hour, 53 minutesShowing at The Loft Cinema Back in 2010, chicken franchise KFC launched the Double Down. It was a chicken sandwich that instead of having two pieces of bread to hold together the meat and fixings ... had two fried chicken fillets. The anatomy of the sandwich looked like this: a fried chicken fillet on the bottom, cheese, bacon and cheese in the middle, and topped off with another fried chicken fillet. It was a deliciously over-the-top and decadent idea. But without the bread to tie up the ingredients, the Double Down was incredibly messy and the flavors were too intense and chaotic instead of complementing each other.  It feels like good-...
Check out free Pima art exhibit ‘Egress’
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Check out free Pima art exhibit ‘Egress’

By Alex Jimenez Pima Community College will host Egress - an art exhibit with work from three London-based artists.  Admission to the exhibit is free and is being held at the Louis Carlos Bernal Art Exhibit on PCC’s West Campus through Oct. 8. The art displayed is all made on paper and was completed during the COVID lockdown by Alice Browne, Anthony Banks and George Little.  All three of the artists attended the Royal College of Art in London. “Each artist explores abstracted themes about London from ‘Leftovers’ left on tables to the surrounding English environments to imagined ideas about San Sebastian to Orbits,” said gallery director David Andres in the exhibit introduction. “‘Egress’ is but a snapshot of what was produced.” George Little’s art uses restaura...
Pima College Volleyball’s Bright future
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Pima College Volleyball’s Bright future

Photo courtesy of Pima College Athletics Pima Community College outside hitter Jessica Bright-Schade has accrued over 70 kills and nearly 100 digs. By Nate Martinez Pima’s volleyball team did not have an easy schedule last season, but outside hitter Jessica Bright-Schade and the Aztecs made history by advancing to their first national tournament. Due to COVID, it was difficult to find ACCAC teams that could play regular season games, leaving Pima with a slate of NJCAA Division I competition. Despite the elevated level of competition, the Aztecs, who compete in Division II, were able to secure a spot in the NJCAA tournament in April. The team lost to Grand Rapids Community College in the consolation rounds, but given the circumstances, the run was amazing. This yea...
Newest ‘Spider-Man’ will be 2021’s biggest movie
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Newest ‘Spider-Man’ will be 2021’s biggest movie

Wikimedia Commons: Gamer16 (License) By Carlos Miranda “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is bringing back old villains from previous Spider-Man movies.  All of the Spider-Man/Marvel fans have been waiting a long time for this trailer to drop. The trailer dropped on Aug. 22, and this trailer has shocked fans all over the world.  With more than 355.5 million views, this movie trailer was the most-watched movie trailer in a 24-hour period. The previous record was “Avengers: Endgame,” which had gotten 289 million views. The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” movie trailer was an awesome, crazy, mind-blowing, insane trailer to watch. This was the trailer people have been waiting all year to see. This preview showed us what to expect for this new movie, which will be released in ...
Mujer Latinoamericana, Exdirectora de la Xompañía Planned Parenthood, Gana Juicio en USA por 3 Millones de Dólares
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Mujer Latinoamericana, Exdirectora de la Xompañía Planned Parenthood, Gana Juicio en USA por 3 Millones de Dólares

Mayra Rodriguez By Mara Duran Vivir en Estados Unidos de manera legal es una meta que desean alcanzar muchísimas personas, las promesas del sueño americano son apetecibles para millones de inmigrantes que huyen de sus países por diversas circunstancias. Este no era el sueño de Mayra Rodríguez, ella relata que su infancia y adolescencia transcurrió en su país natal México, en donde terminó la carrera de laboratorista. Sorpresivamente, cuando iniciaba la de Medicina, su madre la obligó a emigrar a Estados Unidos, dejando atrás sus lazos familiares, sus amigos, sus estudios en la universidad y el futuro que construía en su mente imaginándose que sería doctora y salvaría la vida de los demás. Su hermano, víctima de un secuestro exprés, regresó con vida a su hogar, este lamentable hecho ...
Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors
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Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors

Pima Community College Governing Board member Catherine Ripley By Kyler Van Vliet Catherine Ripley has spent her life traversing the world working as a U.S. diplomat, counter-terrorism strategist, professor and – for a few months – as a bassist. This January, Ripley started her new career as a member of the Pima Community College Board of Governors, representing District 1 in Arizona.  She won the general election last November in 2020 against Ethan Orr with a campaign focused on increasing enrollment through formal partnerships with local High Schools, the JTED Program and the Earn to Learn Programs.   Like most universities and colleges, Pima’s enrollment rate is down. According to The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college enrollment declined...
La Vida Real Detrás de Tus Mentores
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La Vida Real Detrás de Tus Mentores

By Mara Durán Poco sabemos sobre la vida de los maestros de Pima Community College (PCC). No nos detenemos a pensar en quienes son, ni cómo han logrado llegar a donde están, lo que sí es un hecho es que todas las personas son el resultado de un bagaje cultural que podemos conocer para enriquecernos a través de sus experiencias, llenas de lucha, crecimiento e inspiración.  Les presento a Guadalupe Annette Cruikshank, su familia y amigos la conocen como Lupita, pero en su trabajo todos le dicen Guadalupe. Es una mujer profesionista, dinámica, amable, agradecida con la vida, maestra de español y traducción en PCC desde el año de 1998.  Un dato muy significativo es que egresó de Pima. Guadalupe recuerda haber tenido experiencias que enriquecieron su aprendizaje, menciona que sus maestros y c...
Successful Pima Coach Rebekah Quiroz “Hit the Dirt” and “Never Looked Back”
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Successful Pima Coach Rebekah Quiroz “Hit the Dirt” and “Never Looked Back”

Originally posted to allsportstucson.com By Kevin Murphy Pima Community College head softball coach Rebekah Quiroz is in her third season at the helm and is poised to write the next chapter in an already illustrious softball career. During legendary softball runs in high school, college, and in the professional ranks, Rebekah has been blessed to play for three legendary coaches: her father Armando Quiroz, Stacy Iveson and Mike Candrea. She also played on teams with the likes of softball greats Nancy Evans and Jenny Finch. In 2018, after storybook playing and coaching career, Rebekah was hired as Pima’s head softball coach, replacing her father Armando after he retired. At the outset of the 2021 season, Quiroz reflects on the softball experiences that got her to where she is and her expe...
Pandemic Playbook: Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course
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Pandemic Playbook: Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course

By Kevin Murphy The clean and crisp desert air, the jingle of the chains, the audible yelling and laughter in the distance: this is what playing a round of disc golf at the Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course is like. For those not in the know: disc golf - or frisbee golf - is like the game of golf, except instead of golf balls being shot with a club towards holes in the ground, frisbees are thrown from a concrete tee pad toward above ground baskets installed on the course.  Like regular golf, each basket is still called a hole. It is a game of skill, played solo, in pairs, or in groups, where the true opponents are yourself and the elements. Nestled within Santa Cruz River Park in the El Rio Acres neighborhood near Speedway and I-10, this hidden treasure, established in 1978, is freq...
Career Café: Cover Letters and Coffee
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Career Café: Cover Letters and Coffee

By Kevin Murphy Career Café is a free event available to all Pima Community College students that offers career resources and career advice.  The event started in 2013, and this year is being held virtually due to Covid-19 safety protocols. It will cover subjects like resume review, professional interviewing, cover letter tips, and career resources. Though the event is virtual this year, prizes will still be awarded, and the coffee will be sent to students in the mail. First Year Experience program developer Renee Forsyth oversees the event. “The purpose of Career Café is to teach the students job skills and career navigation,” Forsyth said. “So what we found was that the college was hosting these different career fairs and mock interviews, and the students weren't even ready with that...