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Opinion: Stop penalizing students for getting an education
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Opinion: Stop penalizing students for getting an education

by Ben Sheffler Interest rates on new subsidized Federal Direct Stafford student loans increased yesterday from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent because Congress couldn’t agree on a plan before the deadline, affecting approximately 700 students every semester at Pensacola State College. And Congress is on a week-long recess for the Fourth of July. There was...

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Prep Football, week 6

Isaiah Grant The Corsair This past week, I went to Booker T. Washington High School to take in a football game between their Wildcats and the Escambia Gators.  Neither program has been good in recent years. Escambia drew first blood on the opening kickoff to take a 7-0 lead. Washington responded with a touchdown, but...

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DeLuna Fest: The voice of the vendor

Josh Morton The Corsair OK, wow. DeLuna Fest was intense. Loud music, soft music, dancing, moshing, eating too much, not sleeping enough, drinking too much alcohol, hydrating with warm water, and I’d do it all again in a heartbeat.  Since this is the first music festival that I have been given the opportunity to do...

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Homecoming at the Eagles’ Nest

Isaiah Grant The Corsair Several weeks ago, I wrote a column concerning the Pine Forest Eagles football team. Prior to last week, the Eagles were coming off two consecutive road losses and hoped their homecoming game against the Tate Aggies would redeem them. This past Friday, I walked to the high school to take in...

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Learn a foreign language

Bronwen Gerber The Corsair Why learn a foreign language when the whole world speaks English?  Transmuted to the perspective of the Pensacola State College student, this question becomes “why take a foreign language when it is four credits and a lot of extra work?”  It is true that as native English speakers, Americans are spoiled...

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The last blues party of the year

Isaiah Grant The Corsair Blues is a type of popular music originated in Mississippi by Black slaves. The slaves played and sang the blues to lament the hardships that went on in their lives. Of course, the genre would evolve into rock. Every year, on Labor Day weekend, the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds hosts a blues...

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DeLuna Fest 101

Josh Morton The Corsair   It’s finally here! We’ve been hearing about it for months and the eagle has finally landed! DeLuna Fest will be celebrating its three-year-anniversary party on Pensacola Beach starting Friday and ending Sunday. Starting at 2 p.m. Friday, there will be six stages set up on Pensacola Beach and in the...

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A blast in Pensacola’s past with PSC professor Broxton

Bronwen Gerber The Corsair Last Saturday, along with a group of about thirty people, I went on a two-hour-long journey through Pensacola’s past. Our guide: Pensacola State College history Professor Randall Broxton. The walking tour, organized by the Jared Sparks Historical Society of Pensacola State College, began at the Fleming Fountain and took us around...

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They want me to come

Isaiah Grant The Corsair I like a girl named Paris; she is one of the most popular people on Earth. I read about her in books and sometimes see her on television. She likes me too and hopes that one day, I would fly across the Atlantic to come visit her. If I do come...