Month: March 2018

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Lady Pirates wrap up season
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Lady Pirates wrap up season

By Barron Demons After a remarkable start, the Pirates walk off the court for the final time this season. Head Coach Clenita “Penny” Belford and her team looked unbeatable to start the season. The Pirates, in their first 16 games, went 16-0 and were ranked number 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)....

Playoff hopes shattered
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Playoff hopes shattered

By Barron Demons In a fight for second place for the Region 8 State Tournament, the Pirate men basketball team fell to Chipola College 66-61, eliminating them from postseason contention. Where the top two teams of their conference gets a chance to play in the Region 8 tournament, the Pirates found themselves in third place,...

Pirates basketball upsets Region 8 number one team
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Pirates basketball upsets Region 8 number one team

By Barron Demons The Pensacola State College (PSC) Pirates defeated the number one ranked Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) Raiders 87-70, ending the Raiders’ 25-game winning streak. Hartsell Arena erupted on Feb. 7 when Gerald Williams made a last second, heroic three-pointer to seal the game against conference foe Tallahassee Community College. Beating the Raiders...

Barrons Corner: Willesley Butler shines in final season with Pirates
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Barrons Corner: Willesley Butler shines in final season with Pirates

  By Barron Demons Willesley Butler has been a part of the men’s basketball team since 2015. In his final season with the Pirates, Butler was determined to give it his all. Born in Old Harbour, St. Catherine, Jamaica, Butler started playing basketball at 14. While living in Jamaica, Butler received an athletic scholarship to...

Robinson Honors Program spotlights students
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Robinson Honors Program spotlights students

By Becca Carlson Last fall, the newly revamped Robinson Honors Program welcomed 27 new scholars from various academic backgrounds. Among them were Angelina Simmons and Wren Godwin, both pursuing a General Studies A.A. but with very different paths ahead. Simmons wants to focus on criminal justice and intends to transfer to the University of West...

Study Habits: Traditional vs. new age
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Study Habits: Traditional vs. new age

By Alana Dutson How important are your study habits? If you were asked to change the way you study, would you? As students settle into the new semester at Pensacola State College (PSC), many are fine-tuning their study habits. So, do students choose a traditional study method or a new age study method? Some students...

Child Care available for students at PSC campus
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Child Care available for students at PSC campus

By Alana Dutson As a student, life can be hectic with deadlines and schedules to keep. Imagine being a parent and adding in the extra stress of finding affordable child care that will accommodate your busy schedule. At Pensacola State College (PSC), many of our students are faced with that exact scenario. Thankfully, there is...

PSC welcomes new astronomy instructor
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PSC welcomes new astronomy instructor

Astronomy club prepares for unusual conga line of planets By Josh McQueen Lauren Rogers is over the moon with her recent appointment as sole Astronomy Instructor at Pensacola State College (PSC). In addition, the astronomy department is all the buzz due to upcoming celestial phenomena. The retired Dr. Wayne Wooten’s forty year tenure as the...

CTE, SJS department offers services for students
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CTE, SJS department offers services for students

Students in need of financial and career advice find assistance By Jay Pham Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Student Job Services (SJS) offers scholarships, résumé help, mock interviews, job fairs, hiring events, work-study positions and more. The main requirement to receive these services is that students must be enrolled in degree-specific paths. “If they’re...

Internships prepare students for future success
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Internships prepare students for future success

By Becca Carlson College offers students the skills they will need to get a job, but they don’t necessarily teach how to work with clients once hired. Internships can teach students how to work in real world settings, but they are hard to come by. Pensacola State College (PSC) Visual Arts Instructor Mark Hopkins worked...