Month: March 2010

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Multimedia department preps for NASA launch
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Multimedia department preps for NASA launch

HD camera? Check. Boom microphone? Check. Reporter’s notebook? Check. Journalistic objectivity? Check. Jubilant anticipation that will probably make me lose sleep? Check. In a dynamic journalism career that has had its ups and downs, I’ve had an opportunity to get close and personal with some intriguing and historic subjects, but none can match the Discovery...

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College students look forward to a long spring break

Madelain Tigano– The Corsair A salty aroma fills the air as the hot rays beat down, tanning exposed flesh. Booze and sun oil lie next to oversized towels of the vacationers who have flocked to the warmth of the shore to release their stress in a week of freedom. Spring break: it’s what most college...

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Newspapers use new technology to stay alive

Kimberly Sweetman–The Corsair From the days of the town crier to development of modern printing presses, journalism has always been in some stage of transformation. Today, as the Internet helps spread news and information quicker and easier than many believed possible, what is the future of newspapers and other printed media? That is the question...

Same court, different sport
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Same court, different sport

  I’ve always heard buried treasure is found where “X” marks the spot, but finding a head basketball coach on a volleyball court sounds a bit more farfetched. However, PJC athletic director Bill Hamilton did just that, filling the men’s basketball head coaching vacancy with current Pirate volleyball coach Pete Pena. Now, if you know...

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Award-winning author comes to PJC

Kay Forrest – The Corsair Rheta Grimsley Johnson has a simple piece of advice to offer aspiring journalists. “Learn to write a short declarative sentence, learn the basics, and all the rest is just gravy,” she said. “You cannot name a great American writer who was not first a newspaper person, with the exception of Faulkner…...

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Pensacola campus offers motorcycle safety course

Register now for the Pensacola Junior College Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider course that provides complete instruction to develop safe, street-riding skills and obtain a motorcycle endorsement. The three-day course is held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays on the Pensacola campus. Starting dates for upcoming courses...

The Corsair is covering NASA: Alan Poindexter
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The Corsair is covering NASA: Alan Poindexter

Commander Alan Poindexter is a 1983 PJC graduate who will lead the STS-131 mission to the International Space Station aboard space shuttle Discovery. Poindexter earned his wings at NAS Pensacola in 1988. He is married to former Lisa A. Pfeiffer of Gulf Breeze and has two children. Selected by NASA in June 1998, He reported...

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More credits mean more fees

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Thinking about changing your major?  You might be penalized for that decision under a new state law that went into effect this school year. The Florida Legislature passed a 2009 state law (FS 1009.286) stating that students who enter a community college or state university for the first time in the 2009-2010...

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Burton delivers a 3-D ‘Alice’

Jeremy Torres – The Corsair Tim Burton’s new 3-D version of “Alice in Wonderland” is absolutely visually dazzling. This is the sequel to the 1951 Disney film of the same name that featured characters whose purpose was to tease, puzzle, and torment a young girl named Alice. “What a child’s film,” I thought of the...

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Find your career at Medical Expo

Check out exciting health career choices at Pensacola Junior College’s Medical Career Expo.The event is 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23, in Student Affairs, Building 3600, on the Warrington campus, 5555 W. Highway 98. PJC’s Medical Career Expo features more than 20 health careers including Surgical Technology, Medical Assisting, Health Information Management, Dental Hygiene,...