Month: October 2009

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PJC ABE student dies during police chase

MADELAIN TIGANO The Corsair PJC’s Adult Basic Education student, 17-year-old Victor Steen, lost his life early morning Oct. 3 after fleeing a construction site in Brownsville. A News release states, Officer Jerald Ard, 35, from Pensacola Police Department saw Steen take off on his bicycle and proceeded to chase him with his cruiser. Ard tried...

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PJC walks for hearts

KATIE COSEO The Corsair Downtown Pensacola hosted its annual American Heart Association; Heart walk teams from all PJC campuses participated. With heart disease and stroke being one of the leading causes of death in the U.S, Pensacola citizens came out with dogs, strollers, and walking shoes to show their support. PJC had faculty, administration, and...

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Was Steen’s death an abuse of power?

by Justin Otto The recent death of Victor Steen raises some interesting questions. What exactly was the crime he was being pursued for? He was hanging around a construction site which is apparently illegal, but why? If the thought was that he was stealing things from the site, I might see a reason for the...

The Corsair awarded General Excellence
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The Corsair awarded General Excellence

The Corsair placed in nine categories to take the General Excellence award Oct. 23 at the Florida Community College Press Association banquet in Ocala.  It was the fifth year in a row the PJC newspaper has won with Christina Drain as adviser. Individual awards include – First Place Danica Spears – sports photo, picture story...

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International Tenors perform an unforgettable show

KELCI PASCOE The Corsair The International Tenors put on quiet the show Tuesday evening in the Ashmore Auditorium.  Applauses and “bravo’s” flooded every corner of the building. Such a reaction to the tenors was well deserved. The International Tenors performed a large variety of music from classic opera arias to pop performances. They even performed...

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Two PJC students will be chosen for Academic teams

USA Today and Coca Cola Scholars Foundation are sponsoring the All USA Academic Team and the All Florida Academic Team for 2010.  Members of these teams have the opportunity to earn some of the $500,000 in stipends.  PJC is going to nominate two students for The All-USA and The All-Florida Academic Teams.  To apply, send...

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Pensacola Chamber of Commerce partners with PJC

ASHLEY THOMPSON -The Corsair The Pensacola Area Chamber of Commerce has partnered with PJC to launch the Gulf Coast Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), an online community intended to help new high-tech companies in the area. “PJC provides working space and a supportive environment that will serve as a bridge between the CIE and...

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Adelitas Way come to Pensacola Civic Center

Timm Showalter – The Corsair Shinedown fans attending the show this Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. inside the Civic Center might think they have passed through a time warp back to 1985 when they hear Eddie Murphy’s, “Party All the Time.” Have no fear; this is just the precursor to the rockin’ out Las...

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PTK hosts Car Wash at Apple Market

The Theta Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is having a car wash Saturday at Apple Market from 9am-12pm, Donations Only.  The students are raising money to go to the PTK International Convention.  This is a very large meeting that offers our students leadership workshops, world renowned guest speakers, team building activities, and networking with...

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Lady Pirates earn ticket to state tournament

MADELAIN TIGANO The Lady Pirates, PJC’s volleyball team, are now conference champions after winning Oct. 14 against Gulf Coast Community College in a battle for an entry to the state tournament. “I’m excited to go to state,” said Cassidy Nance, freshman player. “It is what we worked really hard for, and we finally did it.”...