Month: January 2009

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Master Swimmers serious about everything they do

Moria Dailey Published: January 9, 2006 Who are the Master Swimmers?  They’re a group of swimmers, ranging in age from those in their mid-20s to a swimmer who is 82, who use PJC’s newly re-opened pool to practice. They’ve been a team for about seven years, according to Coach Steven Fair.  He’s been coaching them...

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FYI: Identity Theft

Corsair Staff Writers Published: January 9, 2006 Here are several steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft. Don’t carry around more than one credit card. Carry a debit card instead of a check book as debit cards have pin numbers; this makes it more difficult to gain access to your checking account....

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Cheap Tricks

Moria Dailey Published: January 9, 2006 Welcome to the first installment of Cheap Tricks – a guide for college students to enjoy Pensacola on the limited budget most college students share. First order of business?  Food, a big concern of many college students I know (myself included).  Here’s cheap food that isn’t bad food. First...

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Students win scholarships for spring semester

Corsair Staff Writers Published: January 9, 2006 PJC STUDENT WINS ARTS COUNCIL LOGO CONTEST Pensacola Junior College graphic design student Andrea Frederique won The Arts Council of Northwest Florida’s logo contest and a $250 scholarship. The Arts Council announced the news at its recent grants recognition reception. The winning logo is a sleek and clean,...

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Scholarships: How to find and apply for them

Kristen Bailey Published: January 9, 2006 Paying for college is a substantial worry among college students.  Unfortunately, many students do not utilize scholarship opportunities open to them. PJC offers many scholarships, ranging from merit-based to donor scholarships.  Students can go to the financial aid office and talk to a representative there for more information on...

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Bring in the new year with some conscientious resolutions

Yonit Shames Published: January 9, 2006 New Year’s celebrations have come and gone, but millions of New Year’s resolutions remain to haunt us (at least for the next few months, after which many will be forgotten). Every year, millions of Americans grit their teeth, set their stopwatches, and swear that they will reach some spectacular...

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Christmas: A time to celebrate the economy’s savior

Matt Worden Published: January 9, 2006 Well, another year has passed and we once again have weathered America’s most commercialized holiday. And again we’ve heard the same complaints as every other year, calling Christmas a “Hallmark holiday” and a “sellout celebration.” I understand these objections. But I also understand the need for the commercialization of...

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Wrong reasons continue to muddle season

Rachel Strehlow Published: January 9, 2006 “Happy Holidays!” “Happy Christmakwanzakuh!” “Season’s Greetings!” These are the politically correct terms that become more ridiculous every year. It’s no longer little baby Jesus in the nativity scene; it’s a “holiday infant.” Presents no longer lay under a Christmas tree; they lay under “multi-cultural trees.” It’s the annual assumption...

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Our View

Corsair Staff Published: January 9, 2006 Privacy is a wonderful thing.  It’s nice to know that no matter how intrusive and stressful life can be, at the end of the day you can retreat to your home and be alone, far from the watch of the maddening crowd. Or, at least, you used to be...

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Men lose thriller 87-85 at home

Corey Reese Published: January 9, 2006 The PJC men’s basketball team lost a heartbreaking thriller against Okaloosa-Walton College falling 87-85 at the Lou Ross Center on Wednesday. Phil Wallace led the Pirates with 22 points and 10 rebounds.  Julian Allen had 19 points and Tyler Cannon added 15 points but the game came down to...