Month: March 2009

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The final steps to becoming a Guide Dog

By Jessica Woods A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the first two years of a guide dog’s training. I would now like to continue that story by telling you about a dog’s professional training and how it is matched with its owner. When a puppy raiser brings a dog back to the school,...

Independent-film fans seek refuge in Gulf Breeze
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Independent-film fans seek refuge in Gulf Breeze

by Paul Smith video segment produced by Paul Smith When most moviegoers decide to take in a film, they will usually check the show-times for the recent blockbusters, and then make the short jaunt down to the local megaplex for the latest installment of Hollywood escapism. But imagine instead, checking the show-times of the most...

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Movies – Watchmen film misses point of graphic novel

by Paul Smith Alan Moore’s “Watchmen” was largely considered to be the “holy grail” of graphic novels, the treasured masterpiece of superhero storytelling that was in a class all by itself. At full disclosure, while I am an avid reader of graphic novels, I grew out of reading superhero comics when I was about 12...

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Why students should speak out about budget cuts

Staff Opinion On March 3, about 200 students and faculty members of Washington High School staged a protest over proposed budget cuts to education that attracted both Pensacola Mayor Mike Wiggins and Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas to attend. Also, in Tallahassee, students from FSU, FAMU, and Tallahassee Community College have also all...

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Music Scene Showdown

by Nathan Cooper Music surrounds our everyday lives, from our car stereos and iPods, to the ringtones on our cell-phones. It is a part of our lives that I find most enjoyable. The problem with Pensacola is that there just isn’t a good enough venue to support a halfway decent music scene. Sure, there are...

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Job Fair for health programs

Student Nursing Association hosted its annual fundraiser Job Fair at Warrington Campus on March 12. Hospitals and Agencies set booths for many allied health programs such as nursing, radiography, sonography, and surgical tech to check out what these facilities were offering in jobs school.   “Our purpose is to get the students out into the...

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PJC’s Simulation prepares students

Katie Coseo   Many allied health students attending PJC at the Warrington campus use the Mary Ekdahl Smart simulation to prepare for real life situations. Many students would say that the simulations are a great help for learning in that students can make their mistakes with a mannequin than with a real person.   Paramedic...

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Tailgate with the baseball team

The PJC baseball team is hosting a tailgate party March 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the pensacola campus baseball fields. Stop by and get a chance to meet the players and support the team. Hot dogs and soda will be provided. Apple pie might also make its way to the field. For...

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Club Awareness Day

SGA and SLA are sponsoring a “Chillin with the Clubs” day on March 17 by the Pensacola PJC pavilion. This event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students are invited to check out the active clubs on campus and mingle with them. There will also be free ice cream for all those who come...

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Spanish Heritage Civic Band Concert

Preeminent composer, Robert W. Smith, will guest conduct the Pensacola Civic Band performing his new Symphony No. 3, “Don Quixote” during the Civic Band’s “Our Spanish Heritage” concert on Tuesday, March 17th at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church. The concert is held in conjunction with Celebrate Pensacola’s 450th Anniversary celebration of the settlement of Pensacola in...