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Seventh inning rally ends Lady Pirates season
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Seventh inning rally ends Lady Pirates season

By Barron Demons The Pirate softball team made a spectacular run to place a bid for the FCSAA (Florida College System Activities Association) Region 8 State Tournament but fell short against Indian River State College (IRSC) 2-1. The Lady Pirates defeated conference opponents Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) and Gulf Coast State College (GCSC) at...

Education grows through partnership of UF, PSC
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Education grows through partnership of UF, PSC

By Tori Riggs With 23 undergraduate majors and more than 50 areas of specialization, the University of Florida’s (UF’s) College of Agriculture and Life Science (CALS) offers both traditional and non-traditional tracks, from agricultural education to pre-med. One of UF’s campuses can be found locally. With just a quick drive to the PSC Milton campus,...

Support students’ right to be heard
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Support students’ right to be heard

By Anthony Sevilla In the wake of a school shooting earlier this year in Parkland, Fla., students decided, “Hey, watching my classmates being murdered isn’t fun.” Following their intuition, the Parkland teenagers have orchestrated overwhelmingly successful protests against gun violence. In the name of patriotism and the Constitution, some older millennials and baby boomers have...

Pirates punch ticket to state tournament
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Pirates punch ticket to state tournament

By Barron Demons During conference play-in games against rivals Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC) and Gulf Coast State College (GCSC), the Pirates went undefeated and secured a spot in the state tournament. With the number one seed secured by Chipola College, there was a race for the number two seed and a spot to play...

Vote with knowledge
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Vote with knowledge

By Alana Dutson At Pensacola State College (PSC), out of 73 students surveyed 78 percent of students do not identify themselves as a social activist. While this isn’t a big deal, it is a big deal that 66 percent of students cannot name a Florida senator or representative. Personally, I do not identify as a...

Pirate makes 1st Team All-Panhandle Conference
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Pirate makes 1st Team All-Panhandle Conference

By Barron Demons Alexis “Guz” Guzman shines in her first season as a college softball player and was voted on the First Team All-Panhandle Conference. First Team All-Panhandle Conference is an award given to some of the players who are considered the best in their conference after every season. Guzman is a Miramar, Fla. native...

Kilgore Kills It:  Student Literary Journal Revealed
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Kilgore Kills It: Student Literary Journal Revealed

By Sarah Richards The Kilgore Review, Pensacola State College’s (PSC’s) annual student literary journal, was unboxed April 10, 2018, in the Anna Lamar Switzer room at 6 p.m. The books were still warm, with its human heart illustration on the cover, the pages thick and decadent. The Literary Roundtable, PSC’s Literature Club, overseen by Instructor...

Shooting victim pursues RN degree
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Shooting victim pursues RN degree

By Rachel Giordano Shawn Smith, a Pensacola native, was living in St. Petersburg, Fla. On Oct. 11, 2016, his neighbor stood at his door, armed with a Colt 9 mm, loaded with hollow point bullets, waiting for him to turn around.   He fired two shots, one hitting Smith’s stomach, the other, his neck. The...

Natalie Sorensen carries team during final games
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Natalie Sorensen carries team during final games

By Barron Demons In what was arguably the most important game of the season during a play-in tournament and during the FCSAA (Florida College System Activities Association) Region 8 State Tournament, center fielder Natalie Sorensen comes up big for the Pirates. The freshman hails from Monticello, Fla., just outside of Tallahassee. She played at Aucilla...