Month: May 2012

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Tag.

The following tied for third place in the Poetry division of the Walter Spara Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of English and Communications in the spring semester, 2012. Samantha Shields   Tag. He covered his mouth to hush the panting breaths he took. Leaning his bare back against the shed, he re-formed his small...

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An Admirable Gambler

The following won third place in the Humanities/Literature division of the Walter Spara Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of English and Communications in the spring semester, 2012.  Rachel Girouard   An Admirable Gambler   Author Bret Harte is best known for his story, “The Outcasts of Poker Flat,” in which the main character John...

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Consequentially Curious

The following won second place in the Expository/Argumentative Essay division of the Walter Spara Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of English and Communications in the spring semester, 2012. by Elise Gerard CONSEQUENTIALLY CURIOUS   “I wonder what’ll happen if I do this.” I thought to myself as I held a large, pink can of...

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The Scarlet Cloak

The following won first place in the Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction division of the Walter Spara Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of English and Communications in the spring semester, 2012.  By Emily Krzan “The Scarlet Cloak”   “Ohhh it’s so lovely, Mutti!” Ulrika squealed as she delicately ran her fingers down the length...

Bikers stage poker run for Manna
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Bikers stage poker run for Manna

Shanna Wells The Corsair On a warm spring morning, the sounds of motorcycles of every make and model could be heard roaring through the streets on their way to the Sports Bar of Perdido Key. At 8 a.m. the parking lot was full of bikes and people dressed head to toe in leather waiting for...

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Escambia jail lacks educational programs

Emily Wheeler The Corsair. From literacy to General Educational Development (GED) preparation to vocational education programs, prisons have historically attempted to offer at least some basic education to inmates in prison. Most employers recognize the GED as an alternative for a high school diploma, which is necessary for most jobs. Some believe that this educational...

The volunteers of Firehouse 17
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The volunteers of Firehouse 17

Nuavia Stewart The Corsair. “911, what’s your emergency?” “There’s been a shooting at Pace and Godfrey there’s a woman laying on the side walk in a pool of blood,” a frantic Ray Johnson shouts.  “She can’t breathe. Please hurry up!” Firehouse 17 located in West Pensacola, also well-known as the Brownsville area, gets the dispatcher’s...

The Woman
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The Woman

Travis DeSimone Corsair I am not really into horror films. Maybe it is because I was raised on a steady diet of slasher flicks, but nothing seems to be shocking to me any more. What makes a horror movie truly stand out to me is a sense of tension, suspense. It takes more than blood...

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Monster

Travis DeSimone The Corsair Naoki Urasawa may just be one of the best writers in the manga industry right now. With a focus on characters and story telling rather than all the over wrought nonsense you find in most modern anime and manga, Urasawa has changed the game. I am a big fan of his...

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The Price They Pay

The following won second place in the Short Fiction and Creative Nonfiction division of the Walter Spara Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of English and Communications in the spring semester, 2012. by Xzavyer Whittle The Price They Pay                 It was raining. Not the usual droplets but large, peculiar ones. The darkness of February...