Category: Features

Home Features
Discounts designed with students in mind
Post

Discounts designed with students in mind

By Becca Carlson College life can be expensive. Tuition, books, lab fees and additional required materials are a big concern for many students that do not qualify for financial assistance. On top of living expenses, these expenditures can really stress a person out. Not to mention many students are parents or caregivers balancing daily life...

Professors switch majors, switch careers
Post

Professors switch majors, switch careers

By Sarah Richards Pensacola State College Math Professor Greg Bloxom found his anti-inspiration to become a history major. He likes to tell the story of Miss Rudolph to “convince my students I’m not totally oblivious to their hatred of the subject [math]. I learned a lot from her.” He’d been warned by his mother not...

Students concerned about phone surveillance
Post

Students concerned about phone surveillance

By Anthony Sevilla & Maria Del Aguila Seeing ads while scrolling through your Twitter timeline is common enough for anybody with sight and a smartphone. However, recently, the precision of the correlation of these ads with your interests has been thrust under a microscope, with many claiming it’s a violation of privacy rights. “It’s just...

Easing the transition from cure to comfort at Emerald Coast Hospice
Post

Easing the transition from cure to comfort at Emerald Coast Hospice

By Sarah Richards When most people think of hospice, they think only of death and dying, but hospice isn’t about mortality. Hospice is about quality of life. Hospice isn’t a place—rather, it’s a specialized type of medical care. Donating one’s time, talents and heart to hospice is a wonderful way to improve one’s “soft skills”...

Club spotlight: Biology Club
Post

Club spotlight: Biology Club

By Maria Del Aguila Biology Club is for everyone— not just biology majors. It currently has over a dozen members who are involved in a wide range of activities from fundraisers to coastal cleanups to tours of scientific facilities. Majors range from medicine, general studies, natural resource conservation and marine biology. “Everyone has an interest...

Art Box volunteers at Hot Glass Cold Brew
Post

Art Box volunteers at Hot Glass Cold Brew

By Becca Carlson Art Box, one of the newest clubs at Pensacola State College (PSC), quickly set a vibrant tone for things to come this year. Officially charted in fall 2017, the club has already begun blending campus and community connections by volunteering at events such as the Hot Glass Cold Brew Great Gatsby Edition...

HUMANS OF PSC: February 2018
Post

HUMANS OF PSC: February 2018

      ANTHONY KELLEY Business Logistics Major How long have you been attending PSC? “For one year.” Where were you born? “Chicago.” Do you know of any immigrants in your family? “My grandfather is from Italy. He said, ‘In America, anything is possible.” What values do you think Americans have in common? “Anything is...

PSC instructors extend teaching outside of classroom
Post

PSC instructors extend teaching outside of classroom

By Jay Pham Students of Pensacola State College (PSC) are fortunate to have instructors that engage the students and are willing to go the extra mile to engage with the community. PSC instructors Amber Carey and Andrew Barbero, along with four other participants, presented at the innovative PechaKucha (PKN) Volume 11 event held at First...

Walter F. Spara Writing Competition
Post

Walter F. Spara Writing Competition

Winners receive accolades at awards ceremony By Sarah Richards   Seven students placed in the Walter F. Spara writing contest this year in the categories of poetry, essay, and short story. Brenna Tressler, majoring in Elementary Education, dominated the awards: first and second place in essay and second place in short story. “Walter Spara has...

Robinson Honors Program for academically gifted students
Post

Robinson Honors Program for academically gifted students

By Jay Pham Reserved Honors student parking, competitive edge for scholarships, leadership development and career planning skills; these are a few of the many perks for the new and improved Pensacola State College Robinson Honors Program reinstituted for fall 2017. The Robinson Honors program “gives you an advantage either when you are applying for a...