Month: May 2011

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Drug bust largest in school history

Lauren Mabrie The Corsair Pensacola State Police scored the biggest drug bust in college history April 20, according to Chief  Hank Shirah, netting $4,548 in U.S. currency and 500 grams of hydroponic marijuana with a street value of $10,000. Andre Earl Johns, 22, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school property;...

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Reflecting on the NFL lockout

Tim Ajmani The Corsair If we were to take a poll of the most popular sport in America right now, it wouldn’t be “America’s Pastime”, baseball. It wouldn’t be basketball, despite the current state of the NBA that is signaling that a “passing of the torch” is taking place. And it wouldn’t be hockey, the...

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Midway through the NBA playoffs

Tim Ajmani The Corsair Before the 2011 NBA season began, all of the talk and focus was on the offseason events surrounding the Miami Heat’s coup of snaring three free agent all-stars. The trio of Dwayne Wade, Lebron James, and Chris Bosh was being hailed as the next superpower of the NBA. People were proclaiming...

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Love or Fear?

Tim Ajmani The Corsair The famous philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli once discussed a concept whether it is better to be feared than loved regarding a leader in power. Machiavelli’s ideas mostly come up when discussing political polices like dictatorship, or when something is accomplished through whatever means are deemed necessary. It is interesting, however, when the...

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Reflections on Osama bin Laden’s death

Tim Ajmani The Corsair The very first thing that I talked about when I joined the Corsair was about how political parties are separating and tearing the United States apart. I said Americans weren’t concerned about Americans; they are concerned about Democrats and Republicans. While this likely won’t change any time soon, at least we...

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Constructive Criticism

Dylan Threadgill The Corsair My first thought after I was told that the college was implementing a Bright Ideas Week at Pensacola State College was ‘what about the students?’ After hearing of little feedback from staff I decided to ask students that exact question. “What do you think would make Pensacola State…better?” Holly Dunn, a...

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Parenthood

Travis Noonan Poetry – Third Place When my children ask how to ward off terrors brought on by darkness, I wilt suggest sleeping with two pillows: one under the head and the other wrapped tightly in their arms. “Treat the latter like a future lover. Tell it all of the things your mother’d never hear.”...

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Semper in Occulto

Ryan P. Quirk Poetry – Second Place I have traded in my humanity for a steady hand. Compassion for coolness. Curiosity for hatred. The scents of blood and gunpowder intoxicate me. A body, not a friend. I make a decision and he dies. Each bullet rips out part of my soul, The mark of a...

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The Right to Die

Carla Courtney Essay – First Place The issue of assisted suicide may be sensitive to some because of misinformation, unfounded fears, or even religious beliefs. Once addressed in a logical, unemotional manner, those concerns should dissipate leaving one to view the act as a kind, moral, and necessary choice when the situation warrants; and those...

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Spotlight

Ryan P. Quirk Poetry – First Place The smoke, so thick that I decide to take some home as a memento, fills this room. It has become so crucial to this place that a clear night’s breeze seems alien. I caress your neck and we begin our session. Dozens of eyes stare at us in...