Month: January 2009

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A Road Made Easier

by Jessica Woods Walking into a class for the first time can be intimidating for any student. What is my instructor going to be like? What are the expectations for this course going to be? So, imagine the added burden of having a disability such as blindness. I am one of those students. Yes, those...

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A Charlatan by Design

by Paul Smith “Belief is the death of intelligence.” – Robert Anton Wilson My fundamental approach to life, and with it, all matters of intellectual deliberation, is one of agnosticism. I do not mean this so much in the religious sense, but rather, I try to consider all of life’s pertinent questions with cautious hesitancy....

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Hoobastank to perform live on campus for Studio Amped

Kristin Martin If you’re on campus around noon next Tuesday, you might want to stop by the Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio to see Hoobastank, an alternative rock band, be recorded live for Studio Amped, a WSRE-TV performance series. The event is free, but you’ll need a ticket to get in. You can pick...

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Hope to Harvest: 10 Ounces

by Ansley Zecckine In a recent movie called “Seven Pounds,” Will Smith’s character makes the ultimate sacrifice for someone whom he feels deserves to be saved. In Christianity, there should be two similar parallels, one of them being Christ’s sacrifice for us. With Jesus’ sacrifice, however, there is involved a profound love which we do...

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Taxpayers continue to beg for cuts during bailout

by Nathan Cooper The economy is under incredible pressure as newly elected President Obama takes office, and many are wondering how he will handle it from here on out. Several have already outstretched their palms in anticipation of a bailout, but I for one hope that our tax dollars won’t be given away blindly, never...

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A Tortured Solution: Soul-searching in America

by Paul Smith Eric Holder, Obama’s nominee for attorney general, stated with no equivocation before Senate confirmation hearings on January 15th, that waterboarding was indeed torture. His candor seems deemed to set a new precedent for what the Justice Department may resemble under an Obama administration: if it is torture, then by definition it is...

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Communication, challenge yourself to speak up

by Ben Johnson Hello classmates, welcome to the New Year! As we all know, the beginning of a new year can be a good time to come up with some resolutions and reassess some priorities. I myself have not come up with a list of resolutions, but there are some things that need work for...

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Hillary: the New Secretary of Taint

by Paul Smith Lyndon Johnson once quipped of J. Edgar Hoover, “It’s probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in,” suggesting it better to assimilate your political enemies into your professional circle rather than have them working against you from the sidelines. And so it is that...

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Flag football team defeats defending champs to take the national title

Corey Reese Published: January 9, 2006 PJC’s flag football team defeated defending champion Georgia Southern 29-26 to win the American Collegiate Intramural Sports National Flag football title. The New Year’s weekend tournament saw the Pirates go 6-0 en route to that title.  Doug Rogers was named Offensive MVP and Kirk Slay was named Defensive MVP. ...

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PJC men fall to Shelton State, women win in Louisiana

Corey Reese Published: Januray 9, 2006 PJC’s men’s basketball team took on Shelton State in their final game before conference play opens, losing 109-101. Julian Allen had 29 points and Yarrish Hammons had 20, but foul trouble and other mistakes beat the Pirates. “The pressure they put on in the first half hurt us,” Coach...