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Robinson Honors Program celebrates athletes
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Robinson Honors Program celebrates athletes

By Barron Demons Aminat Jubril and AJ Yates continue to play the sport they love while being members of Pensacola State College’s Robinson Honors Program. Most athletes, whether on scholarship or walk-on, attend school to be a part of a sporting team and to obtain their degree. Jubril and Yates are extending their knowledge beyond...

Barron’s Corner: Softball injuries lead to pre-med degree
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Barron’s Corner: Softball injuries lead to pre-med degree

By Barron Demons Samantha Reid started playing “Wee-Ball” at age two and fell in love with the game. Reid was eventually plagued by injuries and made the decision to leave the sport she loves. N ow a sophomore at Pensacola State College, (PSC) Reid has decided to pursue a medical degree. Reid started playing in...

Barron’s Corner: PSC student section comes to life
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Barron’s Corner: PSC student section comes to life

By Barron Demons The student section has shown their support for the basketball team since the first home game against Southwest Tennessee Community College (SWTCC). Students have shown up in large numbers, giving the Pirates a lot to look forward to during the season. Junior college sports teams usually won’t experience the student support larger...

Vason signs with University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Vason signs with University of North Carolina Wilmington

By Chris Sharp Ahyiona Vason, a sophomore guard for the Pirates, will be joining the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) women’s basketball team after making her official signing November 8 in the Lou Ross Center. Vason started in 27 of 28 games, contributing 9.9 points per game (ppg) and earning an average of 16.4...

Pirate alumni reconnect on, off the court
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Pirate alumni reconnect on, off the court

Play together, Stick together   By Jay Phillips Most student athletes dream of chances to earn scholarships and turn professional when they sign their letters of intent to play college sports. What many don’t realize is that the bonds created with their peers, and more specifically their teammates, are one of the truest treasures available...

Athletic trainers improve campus well-being
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Athletic trainers improve campus well-being

By Jay Phillips Sports wouldn’t exist without the athletes who play them, which makes athletic trainers and an important component in the field of athletics. Sports medicine has become popular at Pensacola State College. Our athletic trainers are an example of why athletes depend on them. PSC’s trainers focus on injury prevention and keeping athletes...

Pensacola welcomes home Gold Medalist sprinter
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Pensacola welcomes home Gold Medalist sprinter

By Barron Demons From Woodham High School to the Olympic Games, Justin Gatlin reveals his journey to capture the gold medal, beating the legendary Usain Bolt. Seville Quarters had the privilege of welcoming home the champion. Gatlin took pictures with friends and family before he took the podium to speak about how he was able...

From PSC to the Final Four
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From PSC to the Final Four

By Jay Phillips Former Pensacola State College-star Hassani Gravett and his fellow South Carolina Gamecock teammates are cocky for a reason after coming off their school’s most memorable season ever. This past March, the University of South Carolina’s Men’s Basketball team put together one of the most miraculous Cinderella Stories of all time reaching college...

Hinds handles head coaching
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Hinds handles head coaching

Jay Phillips Pensacola State College (PSC) has a long tradition of winning athletic contests, no matter what the sport or location. Recently, PSC’s alumni dominance has been expanded, courtesy of current Niceville Volleyball Head Coach and former PSC-standout, Karson Hinds. Hinds was a do-it-all at PSC under Head Coach Chris Laird. Laird explained that she...