Month: November 2012

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The pensacola symphony orchestra experience

Rebecca Byers The Corsair The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra performed at the Pensacola Saenger Theater in downtown Pensacola, Fl, on Nov. 3. The theme of the concert, French Impressions, featured a variety of musical numbers written by French composers Maurice Ravel and Georges Bizet. Richard Jernigan, a performing arts professor at Pensacola State College, is one...

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Let the holidays begin

Tabatha Fields The Corsair Giving thanks on Thanksgiving Day is a tradition that has occurred since 1621. Many students learn that Thanksgiving is a tradition that started with the arrival of the pilgrims, members of the Puritan Sect, who sailed to America on the Mayflower.  According to www.wilstar.com/holidays/thankstr.htm, Thanksgiving History and Customs, “The pilgrims who...

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Political roundtable: education, healthcare and foreign policy

Danielle Provau The Corsair Laughter and casual conversation floated from the six panelists as they waited for the second part of Pensacola State College Philosophy Club’s Political Roundtable to start, Oct. 29. Professor Mike Gilbert, moderator, called the panel to order to discuss education: liberal vs. vocational. Should one get more focus than another? “There...

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Coping with math

Tabatha Fields The Corsair Mathematics can be an exhausting subject for students if one does not understand it. As difficult as the subject is, there is no escaping it. It is a required course for many of the programs offered at Pensacola State College, and most students ask if they will ever use any of...

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Light the night

Josh Morton The Corsair Light the Night is an event set up by The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to bring awareness to blood cancers, leukemia and lymphoma. Originally started in 1949, the organization is still going strong in 2012. The group set up in downtown Pensacola at Seville Square on Nov. 8 with the gazebo...

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County contemplating gas tax to fund bus system

Brian McLellan The Corsair The Escambia County Commission is expected to vote on Nov. 19 on a measure that would add a four-cent gas tax county wide in order to fund the Escambia County Area Transit.  According to the Pensacola News Journal, the vote, scheduled one day before Commissioner-elects Lumon May of District 3 and...

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Men’s team two for two

Allyson Doty The Corsair The Pensacola State College men’s basketball team swept the Select Physical Invitational Tournament at home Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 for their 2012-2013 non-conference season opener.   They competed against Jefferson Davis Community College Friday, Nov. 2, keeping the crowd on their toes while they battled for the win.   At...

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Political roundtable: media rights

Danielle Provau The Corsair  Monday, Oct. 29, the Pensacola State College Philosophy Club hosted their 2nd Political Roundtable. The topics discussed and debated included media rights, education: vocational vs. liberal, health care, and American foreign policy.  The moderator, PSC professor Mike Gilbert, sat with six panelists to discuss the growing concerns of Americans with the next...

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Money matters

Rebecca Byers The Corsair Are you looking to improve your finances? Well, here is your chance. The official theme for Pensacola State College this year is “Money Matters.”  Rachelle Burns, the director of Student Support Services at PSC, is also the chair for the Financial Literacy Committee who came up with the theme. The Web site...

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At the finish line

Tabatha Fields The Corsair With election time here, and almost gone, Americans will be casting their votes to determine who will be the 45th president of the United States. Governor Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are in a close race to the finish line. According to the Huffington Post, “On October 30, 2012 Obama led...