Month: March 2011

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New baseball coach combines hard work, fun

NATHAN HICKS – The Corsair Whether it’s the smell of freshly cut grass, grilled hotdogs, or the sound of a homerun crashing off the end of a bat, baseball season is here at Pensacola State. “We are looking to win this year, but we have fun too. One thing I like about this team is that...

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Will Ricketts: local developer and entrepreneur

WILLIAM BEARD – The Corsair You don’t have to live in Silicon Valley to start and grow a successful tech startup. Boston, New York, Austin, and even our neighbors over in Tallahasse, at Silicon Tally, are all trying to incubate the latest and greatest ideas in technology. Recently, I sat down with a local developer...

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March madness

The months between January and August are terrible for the majority of us sports fans. We rely on football, either pro or college, to give us our entertainment on the weekends, after a long week from work or school. We miss the thrills of week to week drama (and joke) that is the BCS in...

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Guns allowed on campuses? Laughable…

TIM AJMANI – The Corsair Florida state senators made a critical decision this past Wednesday to kill the proposal for firearms on college campuses. That is definitely good and all. But the bigger issue is this – why was this even necessary in the first place? Common sense should have prevailed here. To the normal...

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Japan quake affects everyone

TIM AJMANI – The Corsair The earthquake was bad enough – a 9.0, one of the strongest in Japanese history. But the tsunami and the 7.1 quake in aftershock that followed were even worse. Now, Japan is dealing with potential problems in the future with nuclear meltdowns, and radiation following a couple of explosions at...

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‘Disability’ removed from name of college service agency

LAUREN MABRIE – The Corsair Pensacola State College’s Disability Support Services is no longer. The name was recently changed to the Student Resource Center for ADA Services. “We are trying to make the name more user friendly,” said Shelly Lawson, coordinator of the center. ADA is the Americans with Disabilities Act. Created by Congress in...

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Online Speech courses offer chance to use video

MEGAN DESBIENS – The Corsair Pensacola State College began offering online courses almost a decade ago when the Internet and World Wide Web were on its road to fame, yet the speech courses did not gain vast student interest until recently. Thanks to social media outlets such as YouTube, faculty and staff have been able...

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Skills USA encourages high goals

RABECCA ROGERS – The Corsair Success is something that comes from knowledge, knowledge comes from education, and education is to be taught at the earliest age possible for success to be achievable. SkillsUSA is a huge provider of education to ensure students have the skills necessary to achieve higher goals in today’s workforce. SkillsUSA is...

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A season to remember

2011 will be remembered as the year of Lady Pirates basketball. Save for a loss in the semi-finals of the National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s National Basketball Championships, the team had a near-perfect season. They broke the school record for consecutive wins, and in the process amassed a 35-1 record. Their sole loss was...

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Stacking Review

WADE MANNS – The Corsair Stacking By Double Fine Genre: third-person puzzle/action? Double Fine has a history of releasing games that are really fun but have some pretty weird concepts. The company, founded by former graphic adventure genius Tim Schafer, has been the launching ground for underdog titles that never seemed to get past the...