Month: May 2009

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Apartment hunting in Pensacola a challenge

Erika Wilhite Published: April 12, 2006 Going to college and moving out of your parents’ house sound like they ought to be synchronized events. But with the current economy and the shortage of cheap, student-friendly housing in Pensacola, many students are choosing to spend their college years at home with mom and dad. But if...

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Cranes for Kids

Gina Nespoli Published: April 12, 2006 In honor of April being “Child Abuse Prevention Month” the state-wide Guardian ad Litem program is raising awareness with origami cranes.  Each crane is made with a special wish inside, such as wishing a child a stable home; something most children in these programs do not have. Rosemary Ash,...

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Online classes are a viable option for busy students

Michael Rutschky Published: April 12, 2006 PJC has offered distance learning courses via the Internet since 2004 as an alternative for people who cannot consistently attend classes on campus.  Students can register for courses on  PJC’s website. Currently eCoast offers about 60 different courses that allow students to earn an A.A. in either business or...

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Inductees accepted from five junior colleges nationwide

Sahara Locke Published: April 12, 2006 PJC welcomed the newest members of Kappa Delta Pi  on April 4. The chapter society recognized and renowned for its commitment to honoring and acknowledging the future teachers of the country opened its doors for only the second time in PJC history to allow the college to host the...

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Spyglass allows for easy navigation of PJC’s Web site

Sahara Locke Published: April 12, 2006 If you have visited the PJC Web site since returning from Spring Break, you have noticed that a transformation has taken place: a new look, a new feel, a new style, and a new mode of navigation throughout the site.  The new Web site and its accompanying Spyglass have...

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Current PJC student runs for mayor

Moria Dailey Published: April 12, 2006 Myspace.com, the networking Web site that has been on the tip of everyone’s tongue and subject of multiple newspaper articles, now has a new use. Byron Tripp is using the Web site to “get the word out” about his mayoral campaign. Tripp, 24, is majoring in general studies at...

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Beakers or wetsuits?

Yonit Shames Published: April 12, 2006 Ask a student what he or she has done at PJC, and you’ll probably receive the usual, less-than-enthusiastic responses: “I’ve studied for college algebra tests,” “I’ve written three English papers,” or “I’ve memorized the names of all of Europe’s kings.” But if you’re lucky, you just might come across...

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Blind, but not to ambition

Pamela Griswold Published: April 12, 2006 Lucretia Brown, 31, is a journalism student unlike any other. Like many students, Brown is close to finishing her degree. Like many journalists, she voices her opinions and seeks opportunities to inform the public of the world that surrounds them. Unlike the rest of the student population, Brown is...

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State funded program determined to improve literacy

Kristen Bailey Published: April 12, 2006 The Adult Base Education  program is opening doors for students in pursuit of a higher education. The program allows students to attend free classes, with flexible course schedules, in order to obtain their GED or a state issued diploma. Additionally, the ABE program provides classes for students who are...

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Taking back the night remembers abuse victims

Erika Wilhite Published: April 12, 2006 On April 6 the University of West Florida hosted Take Back the Night, the largest event of Sexual Abuse Awareness Week. A barbecue dinner took place on Cannon Green; live local bands played throughout the evening, punctuated by guest speakers, including PJC president Tom Delaino and UWF provost Sandra...