Month: April 2009

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A Scratch on the Record

Troy Lambert Short Fiction When Tony woke up, it was still dark outside. April was gone, but her clothes, still scattered across his bedroom floor, told him that she hadn’t gone far. When he found her she was standing on the front porch, wrapped in a small flannel blanket, smoking a cigarette in the company...

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Screams

Julia Traylor Note: This essay is one of the first place winners of the 2009 Walter F. Spara Writing Competition. In today’s literary world, birds have become symbolic ambassadors of Romantic connotation. From the immortal freedom of Keats’ nightingale to the esoteric purity of Shelley’s skylark, students have been conditioned to view birds as the...

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Laughing at Them, Not With Them

Paul Smith ENC1102 Note: This essay is one of the first place winners of the 2009 Walter F. Spara Writing Competition. On November 16th, 1965, William F. Buckley’s influential conservative rag, National Review, reprinted the Kurt Vonnegut short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” as a prime example of where the ills of socialism could lead, and in...

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Game Review: Resident Evil 5 hits the systems

Wade Manns The Corsair Resident Evil 5 by Capcom Rating: Mature (17+) for, from what I’ve observed so far, blood and gore and violence. Genre: survival horror Players: one or two over Xbox Live The Resident Evil series, since 1997 has been one of the leading and scariest survival horror series ever. First released on...

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Conflicting breaks cause conflicts for students

Ansley Zecckine The Corsair PJC, the University of West Florida and the school districts of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties need to take the time to schedule spring breaks that better serve student needs — consistently. For years spring breaks in Escambia and Santa Rosa county schools have been occurring at no specifically pre-scheduled week...

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With many distractions, road dangers abound

Ben Johnson The Corsair As we all know, there are potential dangers on the road when we drive that could, at any moment, seriously hurt or even kill someone (including yourself). Things like rain, construction, sleet, or snow (not that we have much snow around here) but things of that nature are some things to...

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Technology provides more tools than ever at LRC

Erin Smallwood The Corsair Long live the libraries! Now more than ever students are turning to Internet search engines instead of entering the doors of the library to complete their term papers. NetLibrary, a provider of eBooks, conducted a study of the online habits of 2,000 college students. Ninety-three percent claimed that finding information online...

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Tuscan Oven Pizzeria cooks meals with slice of tradition

Erin Smallwood The Corsair Prior to World War II most European villagers relied largely on a single communal wood-fired oven to cook their daily meals, rotating different types of food throughout the day. Once the war had ended, more than lives and landmarks were lost. Many of the communal ovens were also destroyed, leaving villagers...

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Couture for a Cause raises proceeds for The Zoo

Sarah Marie Thompson The Corsair The building was packed with Pensacola’s finest at downtown Seville Quarter for Couture for a Cause. It was a rare chance for designers and models to strut their stuff as they went “green” down the runway. Couture for a Cause was presented with models showcasing nifty wearables from recycled items....