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Low-income communities learn to tackle climate-fueled heat
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Low-income communities learn to tackle climate-fueled heat

Environmental activist Reggie Carrillo speaks with community members, Friday, Sept 28, 2022, in Phoenix. Carrillo has benefited from one of several nonprofit initiatives to educate and engage residents about climate fueled heat that disproportionately affects low income neighborhoods of color. (AP Photo/Matt York)Residents look at a map of central Phoenix to find locations for a cool corridor at an event hosted by Arizona State University graduate design students at Academia del Pueblo charter school, Friday, Sept 28, 2022, in Phoenix. Community members were learning how to organize and advocate for cooler, greener, healthier neighborhoods. (AP Photo/Matt York)Arizona State University graduate design professor Chingwen Cheng speaks at Academia del Pueblo charter school, Friday, Sept 28, 2...
Making a bold mid-career move: from business to cybersecurity
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Making a bold mid-career move: from business to cybersecurity

For Tauty Sanchez, choosing Pima was easy – she knew she'd feel represented and supported By Kanika SamraPima Community College External Relations Tauty Sanchez is amongst a group of student-interns gaining hands-on experience at the Center of Excellence in Information Technology/Cybersecurity (IT CoE) on PCC’s East Campus. As an intern at the Cybersecurity Operations Center –CSOC for short– Tauty is working on an Elasticsearch project that looks at incoming cybersecurity threats, such as attacks on an institutions’ firewall, and parses them for information. Parsing, she explains, helps to identify relevant information from long and complicated data feeds which contain strings of numbers and characters. Making sense of incoming traffic and then taking appropriate decisions is ke...
Clifford brings winning mentality to Pima baseball
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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 ...
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...
Biopics: a cheat code to the Oscars
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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 ...
Festival of Books volunteers needed
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Festival of Books volunteers needed

By JAVIER DOSAMANTESPima Post Help celebrate literature this Spring at The Tucson Festival of Books on March 12-13 at The University of Arizona campus. Pima Community College is seeking volunteers to provide a Pima presence at its table. Volunteers can share and present information on their subject matter expertise, while partnering with Pima’s external relations staff during the festival. The event will run from  9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day — if you are interested in volunteering, complete this form by Feb. 25. 
How high is too high? Marijuana potency in Tucson
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How high is too high? Marijuana potency in Tucson

Photo courtesy Wikimedia user Felix Brünnimann By JOSH BAILEY Pima Post Since recreational marijuana usage in Arizona was legalized at the start of 2021, the state has had various businesses take root that specialize in producing professional-grade cannabis. Most of these were outcroppings of earlier medical-orientated production companies and patents. Although state law and the Arizona Department of Health dictate that edibles for recreational sale cannot contain more than 100 milligrams of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), patients with a medical card are able to purchase higher potency marijuana ranges from 200-1,000 mg in a single edible. Federal law mandates that any marijuana product, which contains an overall THC concentration of more than 10%, is classified as a “high-poten...
Brews with Hutch: Barrio Brewing Co.
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Brews with Hutch: Barrio Brewing Co.

Barrio Brewing Co. sells flights of 5-ounce pours for $6. Patrons may sample any of 12 standard and 4 rotating beers on draft. Story and photo by TROY HUTCHISONPima Post The craft beer scene around the country has taken off and the number of local breweries has climbed over the years in Tucson.  With the number of breweries increasing in the city, I decided to go around town and share my thoughts on some breweries.  First on the list is one of the oldest breweries in Tucson. Barrio Brewing Co. was established in 1991 as part of a small restaurant called Gentle Ben’s Brewing. About 15 years ago, Barrio Brewing split off into its own building at 800 E. 16th St. Dennis and Tauna Arnold originally owned both businesses, but in recent years, Barrio Brewing has becom...
Top 9 Mexican food and drinks you must have this fall
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Top 9 Mexican food and drinks you must have this fall

Story and photos taken by CARLOS MIRANDAPima Post It's that time of the year again … the fall/winter season.  That means bring all the food, desserts and drinks our way. This season, these are the nine Mexican/Hispanic food, desserts and drinks you should try/enjoy at least one time. Posole Posole is a soup that has some type of shredded meat, pork or chicken. It also has lots of hominy, which are whole kernels of dried field corn. Sometimes people add pinto beans. Posole is best served with toasted buttered bread or tortilla. And you don't have to, but people like to garnish the soup with lime, cilantro, green onion or regular onion, cabbage, radishes and spicy chili flakes. This dish is best to eat on a nice cold day or even at family gatherings. Buñuelos B...
‘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-tast...