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Pjc.edu poorly represents PJC’s excellence

Ricky Di Published: December 6, 2006 A school’s Web site is a valuable tool.  Like an ambassador to the public, it gives prospective students a quick glance as to how the institution is run. For some students, a Web site is the first thing about a school they see. With the steadily increasing importance the...

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OUR VIEW: Corporate Claus comes to town

Published: December 6, 2006 ‘Tis the season to dish out copious amounts of money on presents for your loved ones.  Maybe we should just change the title of the holiday season to “give corporations your money season.”  Because isn’t that what we do each year?  The only true value on presents is how much they...

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The Nobel Peace Prize is meaningless

by Paul Smith The Nobel Peace Prize was recently awarded to President Obama, which immediately sent the right-wing up in arms, bemoaning that the award was bestowed undeservedly. However, what Obama’s critics fail to realize is that the Nobel Peace Prize is largely a trivial empty gesture, one which has been given out many times...

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How to Fight Collegiate Stressors

by Christopher Banks, paramedic and PJC nursing student Now with midterms behind us, rarely is there a sense of a downhill side to the semester. More often than not, the last half of the semester can feel as if a “final” boulder is being hurled wildly out of control down our mountain of books, notes,...

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Corporations are not people

by Paul Smith The collusion of big business and government has swelled to glutinous proportions in this country. Over $1 billion was spent on last year’s presidential elections alone, much of that money coming as campaign contributions from individuals with direct ties to corporations and special interest groups. Ever since the Tillman Act of 1907,...

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Building the Maritime Park is a huge mistake

by Justin Otto I can’t help but wonder exactly what the people of Pensacola were thinking when they voted FOR the yet to be constructed monstrosity otherwise known as the Pensacola Maritime Park, which finally broke ground on Sept. 17. Rest assured, this park will end up being a grand affirmation that Pensacola isn’t just...

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Acting for Dummies

by Madelain Tigano Momentum: it’s the ability to get up and just tackle the fear, leaving it at the door while embracing the ability to show the weaker side.  How many times will it take to overcome? When will I feel total comfort out in front and in the spot light? These are some of...

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Pirates provide plenty of thrills and entertainment

Lindsey Chavers Published: November 22, 2006 Not a lot was expected of them, especially after the last few seasons, but that’s not the case anymore.  The men’s basketball team is currently undefeated and there is just something electrifying about those Pirates. I am not one to be too captivated with basketball.  Let’s just say I...