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Latinos with dark skin face more discrimination, study finds
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Latinos with dark skin face more discrimination, study finds

Evan Agostini/Invision/APNoah Catala, left, Melissa Barrera, Christopher Jackson, Marc Anthony, Dascha Polanco, Leslie Grace, Anthony Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Gregory Diaz IV, Olga Merediz, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jimmy Smits, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jon M. Chu pose together at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere of "In The Heights" at the United Palace theater on June 9 in New York. The way people with dark skin are portrayed in movies and in TV, if at all, also impacts how we perceive them, said Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal, associate professor of sociology at Texas Tech University. By ASTRID GALVANAssociated Press PHOENIX — Skin tone impacts the everyday lives and the long-term success of Latinos in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center finding that comes ...
Dangerous Books series to debut Nov. 9
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Dangerous Books series to debut Nov. 9

Photo courtesy Carl-Michael Krawczyk Author Carl-Michael Krawczyk will discuss "Mein Kampf" in the first Dangerous Books series Nov. 9 at West Campus. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Something dangerous will be at Pima Community College Nov. 9. A dangerous book, that is. Pima will be hosting the first Dangerous Books event from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Nov. 9 in the West Campus Library classroom.  Dangerous Books is an event meant to highlight popular banned books, books removed from public or school libraries. The first event will cover Adolf Hitler’s autobiography "Mein Kampf." “Each year, libraries across the country spotlight questions of intellectual freedom and censorship with events and displays for Banned Books Week,” stated the Dangerous Books announcement. “Many p...
COVID vaccinations available at Pima
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COVID vaccinations available at Pima

By JOSHUA SHAVERPima Post Arizona Public Interest Research Group Education Fund has launched a campaign urging more students at Pima Community College to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  Just under 50 percent of people ages 18-24 are fully vaccinated nationally, the lowest among age groups over 18, according to the CDC. That’s concerning, given the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant of the virus. “We encourage people to speak to their friends and families, and that’s a way to overcome vaccination anxiety,” said Sydney Kale, Southwest campus organizer with PIRG. Since the initial launch of the educational effort, PIRG Campus Action and Arizona PIRG Education Fund have reached thousands of young adults at PCC and the University of Arizona with messages ...
AZ high court upholds ruling blocking school mask bans
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AZ high court upholds ruling blocking school mask bans

By BOB CHRISTIEAssociated Press PHOENIX — The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously upheld a lower court judgment that found the Republican-controlled Legislature violated the state constitution by including new laws banning school mask mandates and a series of other measures in unrelated budget bills. The swift ruling from the state's high court came less than two hours after the seven justices heard arguments in the state's appeal of a trial court judge's ruling. The justices had hammered Solicitor General Beau Roysden with questions about the Legislature's inclusion of policy as different as dog racing and secure ballot paper in one of the budget bills. The court upheld a September ruling from Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper that blocked the school...
PCC Men’s Soccer in regional final Saturday
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PCC Men’s Soccer in regional final Saturday

Photo credit: Stephanie Van Latum/PimaAthleticsCaption: All-conference winger Brian Vu jumps and wins a header as defender Sam Lossou, ACCAC Player of the Year, runs behind Oct. 12 against the Yavapai College Rough Riders in a 2-1 victory. By ALEX JIMENEZ Pima Post Pima Community College men’s soccer (15-1, 8-1 ACCAC) beat Glendale Community College 4-2 in the Region I semifinal Wednesday to advance to the Region I final game.  Glendale scored in the 2nd minute to give the Vaqueros an early lead, but winger Jacob Garcia leveled the score in the 28th minute. Francisco “Esty” Manzo gave Pima a first half lead shortly after, but Glendale answered back in the 56th minute. With the score tied at 2-2, defender and ACCAC Player of the Year Sam Lossou scored in the 69th minute to...
PCC Men’s Soccer enters Regionals as top seed
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PCC Men’s Soccer enters Regionals as top seed

Photo courtesy of Pima AthleticsWinger Brian Vu goes into a challenge to win the loose ball Oct. 12 against Yavapai College in a 2-1 win. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College men’s soccer (14-1, 8-1 ACCAC) was handed its first loss Saturday, in the last game of the regular season by Arizona Western College (17-0, 9-0). After the loss, Pima fell from No. 1 to No. 2 in the country, according to the NJCAA DII Men’s Soccer Rankings.  Arizona Western held lots of possession and had a few goal-scoring chances in the first half, but Pima’s defense remained solid. Pima grew into the game and created a couple scoring chances in the second half themselves, including a late freekick from Saul Lopez that went just wide of the post.  In the 65th minute, Nozomu Kamei...
Visit free Pima art exhibit “American Renaissance”
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Visit free Pima art exhibit “American Renaissance”

Queen Mary by Alanna Airitam By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College is hosting the American Renaissance art exhibit at the Louis Carlos Bernal Art Exhibit on PCC’s West Campus until Dec. 8. Admission to the exhibit is free and displays work from two artists: Alanna Airitam and Wayne Martin Belger. Alanna Airitam is a San Diego-based portrait photographer. Her main goal as an artist is to bring representation to African-American people. “My practice is focused on researching historical and contemporary narratives of stereotypes, representation, identity, and heritage through portraiture and vanitas still life subjects,” states Airitam in her artist statement.  “Weary from experiencing how people of color are treated, I felt called to create images of people ...
Pima Men’s Soccer aims to remain undefeated
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Pima Men’s Soccer aims to remain undefeated

Stephanie Van Latum/PimaAthleticsPima Community College Defender Sam Lossou lines up to control the ball Oct 12 against the Yavapai College Rough Riders in a 2-1 victory. By ALEX JIMENEZPima Post Pima Community College men’s soccer team will play in a big conference game and the last regular season game of the year against Arizona Western at Aztec Soccer Field at 7 p.m. Saturday. Both teams are at the top of the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference with a record of 14-0, 8-0 ACCAC for No. 1 Pima College and 16-0, 8-0 ACCAC for No. 6 Arizona Western. A win for either team would secure the top spot in ACCAC. The Aztecs will enjoy a weeklong break between games, having gone into overtime in three of its last four games.  PCC’s last game was against Paradise Valle...
Arizona poised to give COVID shots to kids
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Arizona poised to give COVID shots to kids

ASSOCIATED PRESS The state's top public health official says preparations are underway to provide COVID-19 vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 if the federal government authorizes a lower-dose Pfizer vaccine in early November. Don Herrington, acting director of the state Department of Health Services, also says parents should have their children vaccinated for COVID-19. Arizona has over 600,000 children in the 5 to 11 age group, Herington said in a blog post Wednesday. “Arizona stands ready to vaccinate them,” he said. Herrington said pediatric vaccinations will be available in some areas at special vaccination clinics at locations arranged with schools and local health care providers. He also said retail pharmacies and more than 900 providers such as pediatrician...
SOAR puts a face to student resources
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SOAR puts a face to student resources

By TROY HUTCHISONPima Post  On Friday, Pima Community College will be hosting a YouTube live event, "Faces of First-Year featuring Pima's Project SOAR Program," at 1:30 p.m. to help first-year students get to know the faces behind those in resources that can make the transition to college easier.  YouTube Channel: (@PimaStudentEngagement) For more information on the SOAR Project, go to www.pima.edu/student-resources/support-services/trio/project-soar.html. If for any reason you are unable to make the event but are interested in watching it, you can go back at any time at Faces of FYE video playlist to watch past episodes.