Month: October 2020

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Life with snail mail brings positivity

The modern mailbox is boring. The daily ritual of walking or driving to the mailbox, flipping open the little door, to take out bills, political campaigns, philanthropic pleas, and magazines is no luxury of communication anymore, it’s a chore. No different than sweeping the kitchen or putting away the dishes.

Youth must ignite sparks of progress
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Youth must ignite sparks of progress

Election Day is again drawing closer and political rhetoric has increased to a fever pitch. In their efforts to grapple for every last vote, there have been numerous references by the candidates to America’s Founding Fathers. At the same time, some have sought to dismiss the passions and voices of youth advocates. These advocates are portrayed as too uneducated, unsophisticated, and inexperienced to have their voice matter in American government.

PSC perseveres despite Sally’s destruction
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PSC perseveres despite Sally’s destruction

The students and staff of Pensacola State College (PSC) held their breath as Hurricane Sally began her devastating path of destruction through Northwest Florida September 16. The bands surrounding Hurricane Sally lashed at the coastlines for over 24 hours, causing life-threatening six-foot coastal storm surges as it stalled over the ocean.

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Rest in power, Chadwick Boseman

I usually don’t get sad at celebrity deaths. But I’m not going to lie, when I heard about Chadwick Boseman’s death, my heart. It’s not the fact that he died so young, but it’s the manner of how he died. Colon Cancer. Most celebrity deaths involve a nasty cocktail of depression, unspoken horrors, and usually, drugs.

Hurricane Sally makes landfall 16 years after Ivan
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Hurricane Sally makes landfall 16 years after Ivan

By Madeline Hicks September 16th, 2004, Category three Hurricane Ivan ravaged the Gulf Coast, leaving significant damage in its wake. 16 years later, Category two Hurricane Sally slammed into near identical areas on the anniversary of Ivan.  In the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of South Florida, Hurricane Sally formed on September 12th, marking...

Nursing graduates attend annual Pinning Ceremony
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Nursing graduates attend annual Pinning Ceremony

By: Madeline Hicks The annual nurse pinning ceremony accredited 20 nursing graduates at Brownsville Church July 30.   Dean of Health Sciences, Dr. Sluder, congratulated the students and gave recognition to the professors who led the way.  PSC President Dr. Ed Meadows highlighted the peculiarity of the circumstances in light of COVID-19. “The field that you’re...