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Certain movies and directors challenge viewers’ intellect, daring to take the path less traveled on the cinematic screen in order to make audiences actually have to think. Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” (2010) about hijacking dreams and 2012’s survival challenges in “The Hunger Games” are two thought-provoking success stories. We can now add “The Giver” to the list of films requiring moviegoers to think outside the box and ponder the role of individuals in society.
Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa has announced Jeffrey Schott as its new spa director at the Sonoran Spa. Along with this new hire, Westward Look has additionally named 3-year associate Christopher McLaren as the new catering sales manager.
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The Fox Tucson Theatre announces the starting lineup for the 2014 Fall Season. The Fox, downtown’s crown jewel, consistently seeks to present high quality entertainment that will appeal to Southern Arizona’s diverse community. Guests should visit www.FoxTucson.com to view the daily updated schedule of shows, speakers, and special events. Tickets for all events may be purchased online at www.FoxTucson.com, at the theatre box office or by calling 547-3040. Box Office Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends open two hours prior to each performance.
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Former Canyon Del Oro standout Jared Tevis was one of two Wildcat players to accompany Head Coach Rich Rodriguez to Los Angeles for Pac-12 Media Day.
This film provides the perfect mix of music and relationships, blending both with equal parts of raw emotion thrown in for good measure. Viewers looking for a splendid date night movie or an up-close view of the music industry’s research and development side of the house will find “Begin Again” a very satisfying summer soundtrack and film experience.
University of Arizona senior receiver Austin Hill is a member of the watch list for the 2014 Walter Camp Award, it was announced on Friday by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. The Walter Camp Award annually recognizes the outstanding player in college football.
Former Canyon Del Oro and current University of Arizona senior safety Jared Tevis is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport.
Jake Fischer did not know it then, but Arizona’s 42-19 win over Boston College in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl would be his final football game. Fischer knew making an NFL roster was unlikely, but he did not know he would not even get a chance.
(BPT) - In wartime, members of the armed forces often face dangerous situations. President George Washington recognized this, when he created what is now known as the Purple Heart medal in 1782, to honor combat wounded veterans. Since then, an estimated 1.7 million Purple Hearts have been awarded by the military to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen.
University of Arizona senior receiver Austin Hill is a member of the watch list for the 2014 Maxwell Award, it was announced on Monday by The Maxwell Football Club. The Maxwell Award, named in honor of Robert W. "Tiny" Maxwell, has been given to America's College Player of the Year since 1937.
Several Drexel Heights Fire District firefighters were recognized this year after their heroic life-saving actions. In March 2014 Drexel Heights Fire District units were dispatched to a southwest side house fire with a person trapped inside. Pima County Sheriff’s Office also responded.
(Family Features) The Big Ten, the nation's oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports received the honor, the first established award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.
The list of University of Arizona men’s basketball student-athletes selected in the NBA Draft grew by two on Thursday night, as former Wildcat stars Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson both had their names called at the Barclays Center.
Lorraine Morales, Ed.D., a student-centered leader with over a decade of wide-ranging administrative experience whose education journey was sparked when she obtained a high school equivalency, is the new president of Pima Community College’s Community Campus.
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Nominations for Pima Association of Governments’ (PAG) annual Thomas L. Swanson Regional Leadership Award will be accepted through July 30.
History and economics teacher Don Dickinson has never forgotten the words of his grandmother: “Promise to take your education as far as you can. I want you to become a teacher.”
Community college administrator and instructor Erica C. Holmes, Ed.D, is Pima Community College’s new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Services.
University of Arizona baseball player Scott Kingery has been named a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson Award, an honor to be presented to college baseball’s breakout player of the year. The annual award is given to a top amateur baseball player who elevates his game to an elite level throughout the season.
(BPT) - It could be a parent, a son or daughter, a co-worker, or a best friend. With more than 21 million American men and women over the age of 18 having served in the U.S. Armed Forces, most people know at least one person who is a veteran. But unless they are veterans themselves, most don’t understand what veterans face on the home front.
(Family Features) This grilling season, choose lean, tender lamb as the centerpiece for your summer entertaining menu.