Month: November 2009

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Suspect in PJC sexual assault faces competency hearing

  ASHLEY TOMPSON The Corsair The suspect in a sexual assault on the Pensacola campus last spring will go before a judge on Nov. 30 to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial, according to the state attorney’s office. Jaworski Lee Simmons, 28, was charged with forcible sexual battery, battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment...

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Ft. Hood tragedy ‘terrorism’ debate is irrelevant

by Paul Smith The recent tragedy at Ft. Hood in Texas where Major Nidal Malik Hasan, a Palestinian-American and Army psychiatrist, senselessly killed 13 people and wounded 30 others has inspired a ridiculous national debate of over the definition of terrorism. Fox News (of course) recently ran a poll on its website asking whether the...

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Whatever happened to manners?

by Justin Otto As I live my life day to day, I am faced with this question. This is an especially perplexing question as I am from Pensacola, FL – which, in case you aren’t up to date on your geography, is in the Southeastern United States. The reason I bring this up is because...

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What am I doing at Sluggo’s?

by Timm Schowalter I was trapped in a room full of 50 or so other kids that would look like aliens compared to the button-down oxford-type so typically exemplifying our species. I could find no way to escape, which was incredibly ironic because the only thing I could focus on was the filthy half-glowing “exit”...

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PJC plans to build in Gulf Breeze

ASHLEY THOMPSON The Corsair PJC, in conjunction with the Santa Rosa School District is set to begin building a new facility in the Midway area of Gulf Breeze. This facility, called PJC South Santa Rosa Center, will house multiple areas of study and will include labs and classrooms, as well as an administrative area, and...

Women ranked No.2 in the state
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Women ranked No.2 in the state

   DAVID CLARK   The Pensacola Junior College Women’s basketball team has high hopes coming into the 2009-2010 season.  Judging by the way they have been playing pre-conference (5-1), PJC fans have reason to be excited too. The Lady Pirates beat the fifth-ranked junior college team in the nation, Trinity Valley Community College (Texas), Nov....

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Warrington builds Green, “Thanks to Lowes”

KATIE COSEO The Corsair On Tuesday at Warrington Campus, faculty, staff, students and administration gathered together for the ribbon cutting of the Green Education Module. For the past several months students passing the old fire truck garage on Warrington campus have been hearing the drills and saws of construction. When passing the garage students could...

Elisabeth von Trapp uses family history of song to inspire the audience
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Elisabeth von Trapp uses family history of song to inspire the audience

ANDREA MCMILLIAN The Corsair “Gesang ist dasein – To sing is to be,” quoted Elisabeth Von Trapp after she had finished her performance in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium. Elisabeth Von Trapp is the granddaughter of Maria and Baron Von Trapp, whose story inspired the play The Sound of Music.  Throughout her life, she sang...

PJC and Manna help feed the community for the holidays
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PJC and Manna help feed the community for the holidays

KELCI PASCOE The Corsair On Friday, Nov. 13, PJC and our local Manna food bank came together to host the third annual Throw a Bowl for Manna event, held in the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts. This event had a wonderful turn out and the promise of an equally excellent turn out for...