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Good-bye PJC Hello Pensacola State

Nicholas Alford – The Corsair Maps. Signs. Stationary headings. Decals. Bumper stickers. Business cards. Diplomas. Bookmarks… The list goes on and on. There seems to be no end to the things that must be changed in PJC’s final transition to the Pensacola State College brand. These changes affect every department, from marketing to the president’s...

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Pensacola State College Receives Grant for Recycling Receptacles

Pensacola State College will soon be replacing some of its dumpsters with recycling containers thanks to a grant provided by a partnership between Keep America Beautiful and Coca-Cola. The containers will be material specific, each container having different bins for placing paper, plastic and glass. Recycling bin grant recipients were chosen by Keep America Beautiful...

PJC alumnus leads Discovery
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PJC alumnus leads Discovery

Madelain Tigano – The Corsair The color of dawn begins to tint the sky, though the moon still lingers as everyone faces east, waiting. The countdown reaches 10, with every second thereafter a tease until the launch begins. At first there is no sound. Smoke rises from underneath the space shuttle and begins to fill...

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Brain Bowl team goes all the way

Kyra Wood – The Corsair PJC’s Brain Bowl team placed fourth out of eight competing teams assembled from all over the country to participate in the Brain Bowl Nationals, Feb. 26-27. Nationals took place at Chipola College in Mariana, a frequent National Academic Quiz Tournament host. PJC has attended nationals a total of five times...

Double delight greets viewers of Discovery launch
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Double delight greets viewers of Discovery launch

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Spectators at the Kennedy Space Center got a double treat today as they gathered before dawn to witness the International Space Station cross the moon about 15 minutes before Discovery launched in a spectacular show. The pre-dawn launch was right on schedule at 6:21 a.m. this morning. “With the shuttle going up...

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Six hours until expected blastoff of Discovery

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Alan Poindexter, PJC alumnus and Commander of the STS-131 Discovery space shuttle, is scheduled to walk out with his crew of seven at 2:34 a.m. EST. From there the crew will take a bus to the Discovery shuttle, boarding the shuttle at 3:01 a.m. Poindexter will lead the crew to the international...

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Fueling of the external tank has begun

At 9:28 p.m. EST, NASA started to fill the external tank attached to Discovery with liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. The tank is used to fuel the shuttles three main engines weighing at 58,500 pounds and 1,668,500 pounds after it is filled with the propellants. The tank estimates at three hours to complete fueling. The...

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NASA informs weather is the only possible delay in STS-131 mission

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Weather may be the only factor for delay in the launch of STS-131, which is scheduled for Monday morning at 6:21 a.m. EST. PJC’s alumnus, Alan Poindexter will be commanding the Discovery launch. Today at the Kennedy Space Center for the STS-131 news conference, the management team took on questions revolving around...

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More credits mean more fees

Madelain Tigano–The Corsair Thinking about changing your major?  You might be penalized for that decision under a new state law that went into effect this school year. The Florida Legislature passed a 2009 state law (FS 1009.286) stating that students who enter a community college or state university for the first time in the 2009-2010...

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Milton hosts St. Patrick’s Day blood drive

  Cole Simmons – The Corsair   The Student Government Association will be hosting a blood drive on St. Patrick’s Day between 9 AM and 1 PM by Milton Campus’ building 4200. All blood types are sorely needed, with emphasis on O – Negative. T-shirts and refreshments will be given to donors, furnished by Northwest...