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Romney rallies Pensacola
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Romney rallies Pensacola

Allyson Doty The Corsair Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney campaigned at the Pensacola Civic Center downtown Pensacola Saturday Oct. 27. Doors opened at 9:15 a.m. where thousands of people came to hear what Romney had to say about his campaign. Two hours later, the civic center was almost full. There was a section of people wearing...

Pretty in pink
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Pretty in pink

Tabatha Fields The Corsair In spite of the cold weather, limited parking, and heavy traffic, thousands of pink-adorned breast cancer survivors and supporters showed their care for breast cancer awareness at the 10th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk early Saturday morning in Pensacola.  People in the Cordova Mall parking lot registered for the...

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Are students with eligibility going to vote?

Brandi Meriwether The Corsair Are Students with eligibility going to vote in the upcoming election? With the 2012 election quickly coming our way, most students are paying close attention to politics and the presidential campaign. This is going to be a very important decision for students. Students with new eligibility are struggling to decide if...

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“The Casual Vacancy” isn’t so casual

Bronwen Gerber The Corsair As a long time Harry Potter fan, it was difficult for me to imagine a J.K. Rowling book that did not feature Hogwarts. It was even harder to imagine a book for adults set in modern-day England. At first begrudgingly, then eagerly, I decided to give “The Casual Vacancy” a chance...

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Pirate basketball preview

Allyson Doty The Corsair The Pensacola State College Men’s basketball team has progressed during their preseason with hours of practice and preseason matches last weekend. “We are a work in progress,” released head Basketball Coach Pete Pena, “I think we have gotten better every time we scrimmage … we are growing as a team.” They...

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PSC student perks

Tabatha Fields  The Corsair Pensacola State College students not only receive a quality, academic education, but they also receive benefits for being a PSC student.  If a student has a valid PSC identification card, they are entitled to receive perks on campus that are free of charge, like using the gym, pool, or library to...

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Quarterback challenge proves to be a challenge for some

Allyson Doty The Corsair Nine contestants put their quarterback skills to the test Oct. 9 during the annual Pensacola State College Quarterback Challenge down on the intramural track and field.  The first challenge, a distance toss for the most yards, was handed to Shane Dorlag who threw farther than 55 yards and scored 40 points....

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Gulf Coast tramples Lady Pirates

Allyson Doty The Corsair The Lady Pirates, PSC’s volleyball team, got banged up by rival Gulf Coast State College, Tuesday, Oct. 9. Losing three sets to two took them a step back from taking the conference title. “You can’t beat an emotionally-momentum team like Gulf Coast,” expressed Chris Laird, volleyball head coach. In the first...

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Barbecue on the grounds

Tabatha Fields The Corsair The smell of barbecue brewing under the student center gazebo filled the air right before noon as the Student Veterans Association hosted a barbecue fundraiser on Pensacola State College’s main campus Oct. 4.   According to the Green and White, PSC faculty and staff news site, “The SVA held the event in...

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Prep Football, week 6

Isaiah Grant The Corsair This past week, I went to Booker T. Washington High School to take in a football game between their Wildcats and the Escambia Gators.  Neither program has been good in recent years. Escambia drew first blood on the opening kickoff to take a 7-0 lead. Washington responded with a touchdown, but...