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TOP 10 Psychic Oscar predictions for 2017

TOP 10 Psychic Oscar predictions for 2017

By ASHLEY MUÑOZ Oscar season is the best time of the year. Better than my birthday. Better than Christmas. Even better than St. Patrick’s Day. It’s my Super Bowl. What can I say? I really love movies and I really hate my life. It’s the one time of the year I can lay in bed […]

Punk band evolves but holds onto DIY ethic

Punk band evolves but holds onto DIY ethic

By TRAVIS BRAASCH While many musicians and bands continue to create music in the same vein as when they first started, Ceremony has broken free from the constraints of hardcore punk and continues to evolve with each new release. Ceremony started in Rohnert Park, California, in the early 2000s. The group released its first EP, […]

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Tucson-made movie achieves wider distribution

By ROBYN ZELICKSON A movie filmed in Tucson has moved on to screenings in locations ranging from South Dakota to Sweden. Los Angeles filmmaker Desmond Devenish spent three weeks shooting his crime thriller “Misfortune” in Tucson. He premiered the movie at Tucson’s Arizona International Film Festival last May. While in Tucson, Devenish began a “grassroots […]

Top 10: Books you should read in your twenties

Top 10: Books you should read in your twenties

By DAVID PUJOL Literature is an escape from our world to another; we use it to learn, grow and reflect. Your twenties are your formative years, so here are the top ten books that might help you reflect and discover yourself in these life-shaping years. In the words of author Marina Keegan, “what we have […]

Road Running pizza fresh, made to order

Road Running pizza fresh, made to order

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT When you crave pizza, you usually think to call up the closest Pizza Hut or Papa Johns. After eating at Road Running Wood Fired Pizza, you won’t be doing that again. Each order starts with choosing your toppings, or a specialty pizza, like the Chicken Pesto or Hawaiian pizza. Your order is […]

FIRST BITE Mexican and Peruvian fusion

FIRST BITE Mexican and Peruvian fusion

By SHANA ROSE Gigi’s Mexican and Peruvian Fusion food truck has been making stops at Pima Community College campuses in its lime green vehicle, ready to feed adventurous students. Customers can choose from a variety of dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, tacos, fries and bowls. Where does the “fusion” come in? Some ingredients in the typical […]

Top 10 Fast food drive-through burgers

Top 10 Fast food drive-through burgers

By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Recently, my taste buddies and I went on a mission to find the best fast food burger you can get in a drive-through. All scores are based on averages out of 10 by myself and three others in three categories: appearance, texture and taste. 10. Wienerschnitzel I guess it goes without saying […]

FIRST BITE Burger wrapped in ramen

FIRST BITE Burger wrapped in ramen

By DANYELLE KHMARA Fat Noodle, one of the food trucks in rotation at Pima Community College campuses, offers savory ramen with fresh vegetables and a locally-raised beef burger with unique flair. It offers several options of ramen noodle dishes and the burger has a bun made of ramen. The noodles are made fresh in the […]

FIRST BITE: Truck offers Italian flair

FIRST BITE: Truck offers Italian flair

Editor’s note: Pima Community College has replaced cafeteria meals with food trucks. Aztec Press is investigating the new options with fork in hand. By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Jozarelli’s Italian Street Food is one of the sharpest looking food trucks parked out front of Pima Community College campuses. While the concept is nothing new, Jozarelli’s separates itself […]

‘Spamalot’ auditions Dec. 1-3

‘Spamalot’ auditions Dec. 1-3

The Pima Community College theater department will hold auditions for its spring musical, “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Dec. 1-3 in the West Campus Black Box Theatre from 6 p.m. until late each night. Any PCC student is welcome to audition. Applicants must be present at all three auditions to be considered for a part. Dec. 1: […]

Listen up, go see 'Philip'

Listen up, go see ‘Philip’

By ZACK LEDESMA In director Alex Perry’s “Listen Up Philip,” Jason Shwartzman plays arrogant egocentric writer Philip Friedman, who lives in the city with his girlfriend Ashley, played by Elisabeth Moss. Struggling to make headway on his newest novel, Friedman is offered to stay at the rural summer home of a once-famed writer named Ike […]

‘Underground Sonics’ achieves timeless sound

‘Underground Sonics’ achieves timeless sound

By DAVID JOSEPH DEL GRANDE “Critical Music Presents: Underground Sonics” is a compilation that keeps my soul on tempo with Afrika Bambaataa while looking for the perfect beat. The Drum & Bass album contains 18 tracks featuring a collection of artists including Emperor, The Upbeats, Phace and the recently formed trio Ivy Lab, to name […]

‘Amplify KXCI’ turns up the volume

‘Amplify KXCI’ turns up the volume

By JAMIE VERWYS Tucson community radio station KXCI has been a pillar of the local music scene for 30 years. Since its debut broadcast in December 1983, the station has connected the community with countless musicians, non-profit organizations and events. For 25 of those years, KXCI has called the downtown Armory Park neighborhood its headquarters. […]

For movie buffs, new year means award season

For movie buffs, new year means award season

By KATIE STEWART Every new year brings many annual events, from football playoffs to the start of a new semester. For stars of the big screen, the new year means award season. From the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild honors to the prestigious Academy Awards, it’s the playoffs for film stars and movie creators. […]

SandScript wins regional award

SandScript wins regional award

BY RACHEL WHITE SandScript, Pima Community College’s literary magazine, has again won first place in regional competition. For the second in a row, SandScript brought home first-place honors in the Southwest division of the Annual Literary Magazine Competition hosted by the Community College Humanities Association. The CCHA, founded in 1979, is a national organization dedicated […]