Author: Alex De Leon

Thoughts on comedians #MeToo incident

February 8, 2018

By ALEX DE LEON Last year’s revelation of film mogul Harvey Weinstein’s rampant sexual predation was nothing short of a bomb dropped on Hollywood. The shockwaves have circumnavigated the globe and given rise to a movement called #MeToo. Women and men everywhere have stepped forward to tell their stories, bringing down the likes of actor […]

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Get lost less often with virtual maps

December 7, 2017

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 […]

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Top ten worst commandments

November 16, 2017

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 […]

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Former PCC president honored for his service

November 2, 2017

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 […]

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Don’t bet on gun control post-Vegas

October 19, 2017

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 […]

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Wonder Woman: Not the hero we need

October 5, 2017

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, […]

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Growing up is scary: a review of “It”

September 21, 2017

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 […]

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The danger of being an EMT

September 21, 2017

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 […]

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