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Get lost less often with virtual maps

Get lost less often with virtual maps

By ALEX DE LEON College can be a confusing place. There are books to buy, schedules to keep and financial aid to worry about. Just getting around campus can be difficult. Genji Tapia, president of the Game Developers Guild at West Campus, said a group of students is trying to make navigating Pima Community College’s […]

Top ten worst commandments

Top ten worst commandments

By ALEX DE LEON Before there was Jesus, there was Moses, the OG. Turning water into wine? Pfffft. Moses parts seas. So it makes sense that this Old Testament badass would be the bearer of almighty knowledge from on high. But like a bag full of iPods, these Ten Commandments seem to have outlived their […]

Former PCC president honored for his service

Former PCC president honored for his service

By ALEX DE LEÓN If there is one person responsible for creating the Pima Community College that we know today, it is S. James Manilla. Manilla was president of PCC from 1979-1987. Chancellors were called president at that time. Manilla was recently honored at a PCC Board of Governors meeting on Oct. 11 and was […]

Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

By ALEX DE LEÓN At last count, 58 people were killed and over 500 were wounded Oct. 1 by gunman Stephen Paddock from the 32nd floor of his Mandalay Bay hotel room in Las Vegas. Most of the victims were attendees of the Route 91 Harvest Country Music Festival on the Strip. Jason Aldean was […]

Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

By ALEX DE LEON I recently saw the movie “Wonder Woman.” It has received near universal praise and has been hailed by critics and audiences as a triumph of female empowerment. I liked the movie. I thought it was entertaining. It was well-paced and the action sequences were fantastic. I was a little dumbstruck, however, […]

Growing up is scary: a review of "It"

Growing up is scary: a review of “It”

Truthfully terrifying, endearingly real and not what  moviegoers might expect from a scary movie By ALEX DE LEÓN I knew little about “It” prior to viewing. The basic premise: killer clown. Got it. Beyond the killer clown, I knew that it was based on a Stephen King novel and that it had previously been adapted […]

The danger of being an EMT

The danger of being an EMT

By ALEX DE LEÓN My heart is a rock that drops into my gut. The tingling of tiny needles jabs at my fingers. The tingling cascades like the rapping of splayed hands across a piano, up my arms to my shoulders, across my chest and downward, to my waist and my knees and wraps around […]