Month: March 2014

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New Head Basketball Coach Found for Lady Pirates
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New Head Basketball Coach Found for Lady Pirates

By: Ally Doty A new chapter began this week for the Pensacola State College Women’s basketball team when athletic director, Bill Hamilton, hired Clenita “Penny” Jones as the new head coach, taking former coach, Leah Drury’s position after two years of dedication. Jones attended Washington high school and played under one of the most well-known...

In search of solution, homelessness expert gives talk at City Council
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In search of solution, homelessness expert gives talk at City Council

by T. Cummings The Pensacola City Council hosted a talk on homelessness on March 12 led by homelessness expert and former White House Fellow Dr. Robert Marbut. The event, held in the City Council chamber, was attended by about 100 people, including the Mayor and several City Council members. Marbut explained his approach to homelessness...

With smashed cars and pies, students relieve stress during midterms
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With smashed cars and pies, students relieve stress during midterms

by Rebecca Juntunen Every college student faces stress during midterm week, and there’s nothing like heaving a pie at someone’s face or smashing apart a car to help relieve that stress constructively. On the afternoon of March 12th, Pensacola State College’s Student Government Association set up an old, neon-spray-painted car and whipped-cream pies outside the...

Opinion: Religious freedom is at risk in Ukraine
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Opinion: Religious freedom is at risk in Ukraine

by T. Cummings As Russia asserts its power in the Crimea, many people are wondering what is at stake in Ukraine. What could a strong Russian presence mean for Ukrainians? The country’s fragile economy, its relationship with Europe, and the need for a stronger democracy are important issues that many media outlets have reported on....

Ohio-Chillicothe Brought to Slaughter
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Ohio-Chillicothe Brought to Slaughter

By: Spenser Garber On March 4, 2014, Ohio-Chillicothe University Softball team visited Pensacola State College for a double-header where the Pirates won both games, 16-2 and 17-0. The first game saw a troubling start with 2 runs for the Ohio Hilltoppers and PSC suffered three up and three down in the first inning. Shortly after,...

MTV Dating Star Visits Pensacola State College
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MTV Dating Star Visits Pensacola State College

By: Ally Doty “Give anyone five minutes of your time,” was one of MTV dating coach Adam Ladolce’s favorite pieces of advice to give during his one-hour presentation on ‘Being the Life of the Party: Alcohol Free.’ Ladolce visited Pensacola State College’s main campus to give students and staff advice of how to grab the...

Pirates Basketball Wins First tournament Game Since 1998
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Pirates Basketball Wins First tournament Game Since 1998

By: Ally Doty The Pensacola State College men’s basketball team headed to Ocala, FL on Monday, March 3 to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association State Tournament for the first time since 1998, when they defeated Dayton State College 102-79, but lost their second game, being bumped out of the tournament and went...

Long-running Lumberjack Festival educates with side of competition
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Long-running Lumberjack Festival educates with side of competition

by Savana Morie The sun shined bright on Pensacola State College’s Milton campus last Saturday, March 1, making it a seemingly perfect day for people of all ages to come enjoy the 26th annual Northwest Florida Forestry Conclave and Lumberjack Festival, with events running from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry was free and open...

AmeriCorps VISTA program Joins Forces with Mayor for Blanket Drive
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AmeriCorps VISTA program Joins Forces with Mayor for Blanket Drive

By Rebecca Juntunen You don’t have to walk too far in Pensacola to find a homeless man or woman standing on the roadside. It isn’t uncommon, either, to see them huddled on park benches or sleeping in other temporary shelters around the city. Pensacola State College’s AmeriCorps VISTA program is taking strides to change this...