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DANNETTE WALLACE- THE CORSAIR Cutting financial corners in difficult times When you listen to news reports today it is clear that the United States is still feeling the effects of the recent economic recession. Students are not exempt from these aftershocks. A query about student savings with an internet search engine yields many results most...

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New textbooks…really?

John Curtis – The Corsair As many a student will attest, financial excess and attending college seldom co-exist.  There is no doubt that a college education is expensive, but this point is only exacerbated by our current textbook system. I considered taking a Pre-Calculus course this fall as an elective, I eventually passed on the...

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Park Yes Stadium No collects 3,916 signatures for petition

UPDATE 21 Aug 2010: Nicholas Alford – The Corsair Marty Donovan and his associates with the Park Yes Stadium No succeeded in collecting 3,916 signatures for their petition to put the Community Maritime Park decision back to a referendum. However, city officials refused to take the petitions, saying that they cannot accept them after close...

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New Textbooks, Really?

John Curtis – The Corsair As many a student will attest, financial excess and attending college seldom co-exist.  There is no doubt that a college education is expensive, but this point is only exacerbated by our current textbook system. I considered taking a Pre-Calculus course this fall as an elective, but eventually passed on the notion. ...

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Fiction Writing Course Returns in the Fall

Administrative decision allows English department to offer creative writing occasionally John Curtis – The Corsair Creative writing courses have been reinstated at Pensacola State College, but with restrictions to ensure cost-effectiveness. Creative Writing-Fiction (CRW 2100, section 0430) is being offered at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays this fall, and Creative Writing-Poetry (CRW 2300) may...

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Maritime Park Faces Opposition by Petitioners

Nicholas Alford – The Corsair Marty Donovan has been tirelessly walking the neighborhoods of rural Pensacola for almost three months now. He knocks on doors, makes phone calls and visits local businesses, rain or shine, to circulate his petition among the people of Pensacola. If he doesn’t  get 3,805 voters to sign his petition by...

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Castlevania: A Retrospective

Wade Manns – The Corsair   If you’re an old school gamer like me, you’ve no doubt heard of Castlevania, the storied vampire and monster slaying game series. That’s an odd title, no doubt, but those who have enjoyed video games since the beginning know what it means: solid action, great music and (even since...

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Good-bye PJC Hello Pensacola State

Nicholas Alford – The Corsair Maps. Signs. Stationary headings. Decals. Bumper stickers. Business cards. Diplomas. Bookmarks… The list goes on and on. There seems to be no end to the things that must be changed in PJC’s final transition to the Pensacola State College brand. These changes affect every department, from marketing to the president’s...

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Pensacola State College Receives Grant for Recycling Receptacles

Pensacola State College will soon be replacing some of its dumpsters with recycling containers thanks to a grant provided by a partnership between Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola. The containers will be material specific, each container having different bins for placing paper, plastic and glass. Recycling bin grant recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful...