Month: September 2009

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Corporations are not people

by Paul Smith The collusion of big business and government has swelled to glutinous proportions in this country. Over $1 billion was spent on last year’s presidential elections alone, much of that money coming as campaign contributions from individuals with direct ties to corporations and special interest groups. Ever since the Tillman Act of 1907,...

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Building the Maritime Park is a huge mistake

by Justin Otto I can’t help but wonder exactly what the people of Pensacola were thinking when they voted FOR the yet to be constructed monstrosity otherwise known as the Pensacola Maritime Park, which finally broke ground on Sept. 17. Rest assured, this park will end up being a grand affirmation that Pensacola isn’t just...

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Acting for Dummies

by Madelain Tigano Momentum: it’s the ability to get up and just tackle the fear, leaving it at the door while embracing the ability to show the weaker side.  How many times will it take to overcome? When will I feel total comfort out in front and in the spot light? These are some of...

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Volleyball team plays first game in the Hartsell

MADELAIN TIGANO The Hartsell Arena opened it’s doors Sept. 10 for the first volleyball game ever played on PJC’s Pensacola campus. Athletic Director Bill Hamilton did the honors in welcoming PJC’s opponents North Lake and PJC President Dr. Ed Meadows to the new court. Hamilton also thanked volleyball coach, Pete Pena, for his dedication in bringing...

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PJC to soon offer four-year degrees

JUSTIN OTTO The Corsair PJC will soon offer a limited number of baccalaureate degrees in addition to continuing to offer associate degree programs as they have offered for 61 years. “I think to meet the needs of the local service area we will have to look at a limited number of bachelors programs as demand...

Surgical Technicians demonstrate their skills
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Surgical Technicians demonstrate their skills

KATIE COSEO The Corsair Surgical tech week was held Sept. 21- 25, a national recognition for all surgical techs in and out of the operating room. “It’s like National Bosses day. It’s sort of a way to show appreciation for surgical techs,” explained Dr. Pat Miller-Coburn, program director at the Warrington Campus. On Sept. 24...

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Chiles’ ‘Worst to First’ visits SGA

MADELAIN TIGANO The Corsair The Lawton Chiles Foundation entered the Clyde H. Hagler Legislative Auditorium, on PJC’s Pensacola campus Wednesday Sept. 23, to speak to the Student Government Association (SGA) about their Worst to First pledge. “As Florida’s 41st governor, my father, Lawton Chiles, understood that any investment made in Florida’s children, investment in education,...

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Annual Greek Festival spreads Greek culture to Pensacola

Kay Forrest – The Corsair The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 1720 W Garden St. will hold its 50th annual Greek Festival Oct. 16-18. Admission is free. In addition to authentic Greek food and dancing, church tours will be offered and souvenirs will be sold. Though locals attend the festival for many reasons, one of...

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The Informant!

by Wade Manns The Informant! From Warner Bros., Participant Media, and Groundswell Productions Starring Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, and Melanie Lynskey Rated R for language. You might’ve heard in the 1990s about a certain scandal that went on among several agricultural conglomerates, involving the food additive known as lysine. This was a price-fixing...

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Annual ComposerFest comes to PJC

Come enjoy original music created by local and regional composers at ComposerFest, an annual Pensacola Junior College Lyceum Series concert. The free event is 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus. The purpose of ComposerFest is to provide the public an opportunity to hear music...