Month: January 2018

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Robinson Honors Program for academically gifted students
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Robinson Honors Program for academically gifted students

By Jay Pham Reserved Honors student parking, competitive edge for scholarships, leadership development and career planning skills; these are a few of the many perks for the new and improved Pensacola State College Robinson Honors Program reinstituted for fall 2017. The Robinson Honors program “gives you an advantage either when you are applying for a...

Walter F. Spara Writing Competition
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Walter F. Spara Writing Competition

Winners receive accolades at awards ceremony By Sarah Richards   Seven students placed in the Walter F. Spara writing contest this year in the categories of poetry, essay, and short story. Brenna Tressler, majoring in Elementary Education, dominated the awards: first and second place in essay and second place in short story. “Walter Spara has...

Free speech safe on campus
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Free speech safe on campus

By Donny West Florida was on high alert early in October when Richard Spencer visited the University of Florida. A state of emergency was declared, and there was a great deal of anxiety throughout the state. Before the end of the day, three men would be charged with attempted murder. With all the turmoil throughout...

Athletic trainers improve campus well-being
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Athletic trainers improve campus well-being

By Jay Phillips Sports wouldn’t exist without the athletes who play them, which makes athletic trainers and an important component in the field of athletics. Sports medicine has become popular at Pensacola State College. Our athletic trainers are an example of why athletes depend on them. PSC’s trainers focus on injury prevention and keeping athletes...

Pirate alumni reconnect on, off the court
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Pirate alumni reconnect on, off the court

Play together, Stick together   By Jay Phillips Most student athletes dream of chances to earn scholarships and turn professional when they sign their letters of intent to play college sports. What many don’t realize is that the bonds created with their peers, and more specifically their teammates, are one of the truest treasures available...

Vason signs with University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Vason signs with University of North Carolina Wilmington

By Chris Sharp Ahyiona Vason, a sophomore guard for the Pirates, will be joining the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) women’s basketball team after making her official signing November 8 in the Lou Ross Center. Vason started in 27 of 28 games, contributing 9.9 points per game (ppg) and earning an average of 16.4...

Barron’s Corner: PSC student section comes to life
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Barron’s Corner: PSC student section comes to life

By Barron Demons The student section has shown their support for the basketball team since the first home game against Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC). Students have shown up in large numbers, giving the Pirates a lot to look forward to during the season. Junior college sports teams usually won’t experience the student support larger...

HUMANS OF PSC: January 2018
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HUMANS OF PSC: January 2018

What is your current level of education at Pensacola State College? This is my first and last semester at PSC. I am a transfer from Faulkner State currently enrolled in mostly elective courses. I plan on attending a four-year university locally to continue my drive toward becoming a conservational officer or a traveling park ranger....