Month: November 2010

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People of Pensacola picket Publix for farmworker poverty
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People of Pensacola picket Publix for farmworker poverty

DUSTIN TONEY – The Corsair November 24, 2010 The Workers Solidarity Alliance (WSA) and the Progressive Student Alliance (PSA), a political group based at the University of West Florida, staged a picket Nov. 14  at the Publix Supermarket on 9th Avenue. The picket was organized in conjunction with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and...

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Safety grants fund flatscreens on campus

SEAN BLACKWELL – The Corsair Pensacola State College recently received two public safety grants that funded the new flat screens seen across the three campuses. The flat screens’ primary purpose is to provide campus safety alerts for all students and faculty, although they will serve a secondary purpose: advertising campus, student club, and sporting events....

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Pirate mail prepares a new port

KYRA WOOD – The Corsair Out with the old, in with the new! No later than spring 2011, the Novell version of Pirate Mail will be replaced with Microsoft Office Outlook Express Web Access. Outlook Express will give Pensacola State students not only a more efficient e-mailing system for the school to pass along important...

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Veterans Upward Bound boasts a bountiful venture

DUSTIN TONEY – The Corsair Brian Hayword was a high school drop-out. He took the GED, went into the military, came home injured and couldn’t find work; he tried for 6 years to do odd jobs. “It wasn’t working, so I went back to school,” said Hayword, a Pensacola State College student and member of...

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Men celebrate 50 years of basketball at Classic

JASON BASS – The Corsair The Pensacola State Men’s Basketball program wrapped up the Famous Dave’s Tip-Off Classic Nov. 6, losing 64-58 against the Faulkner State Community College Sun Chiefs. Halftime featured the 50th anniversary of men’s basketball at the college. Members of the original team and cheerleaders were introduced. The Pirates entered the game...

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Fabien Cousteau wants you to plant a fish

MATTHEW LEIGHT –  The Corsair November 24, 2010 On November 16, Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed diver Jacques Cousteau, visited the University of West Florida to give a speech. This stop was part of a series of presentations that the diver is giving in commemoration of the year his grandfather would have celebrated his 100th...

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StoryCorps returns to the Gulf Coast

ALEXA REED – The Corsair November 24, 2010 StoryCorps, in connection with public radio station WUWF, will be returning to Pensacola for a week in mid December to record more stories from local residents. The project organizers are specifically looking for interviews on how the Deep Water Horizon oil spill has affected lives around the region....

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No. 3 national ranking no surprise to Rigby

SEAN BLACKWELL – The Corsair November 24, 2010 Pensacola State College’s women’s basketball team are ranked third in NJCAA national ranking. In the pre-season poll they were ranked No. 14. This jump comes as no surprise for Head Coach Chanda Rigby. “We are humbled by it, but still in all we will not be satisfied until...