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Shea Dixon

I'm a polticial science major with high hopes and dreams. Currently, I am the Dynamics Editor for the student newspaper of Pensacola State College, the Corsair. I'm proud to be serving the people through the press.

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Wide selection of Pensacola coffee choices excite the taste buds

Pensacola, though it may be smaller than other cities, is no stranger to the cafe scene. This first weekend in March, we, the self-claimed food reviewers of the Corsair, took it upon ourselves to go out and find the best of the best among them. The first stop was Pensacola State’s coffee shop, The Drowsy Poet. Located in the Edward M. Chadbourne Library, every student during finals week is familiar with its cozy charm. The Drowsy Poet’s cozy charm is nestled just across the room from the

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For the People Act must be passed to protect democracy

32nd President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, once said, “Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” As it was then, so it is now. For the past few years, some individuals in Congress and state legislatures have been hostile to expanded voting rights. In some times, and some places, these individuals have been the majority. This has, in turn, resulted in

Zuzu acrobats dazzle audiences via Zoom

Direct from Dar Es Salaam’s outskirt suburbs in Tanzania, streamed live through the magic of Zoom, the famed Zuzu African Acrobats came to PSC. In celebration of Black History Month, the Pensacola State Black History/Multicultural Committee, February 19, presented the colorful spectacle of acrobatics, juggling, and dance. Dressed in lively green, yellow, and blue, their home country’s colors, the acrobats performed great feats of balance and skill. The performance consisted of several a

Class access troubles emerge as storm recovery continues

Many think that hurricanes are predictable. Enough so that if one is heading their way, they think they can easily evacuate and avoid it, but this isn’t always the case. Earlier this month, Hurricane Sally, a category 2 hurricane, formed within the Straits of Florida and made a beeline for the Louisiana Delta. This track, to many, appeared stable, on track to hit somewhere between Mobile and New Orleans. However, in the waning hours before landfall, the hurricane stopped dead in its tracks. Then, slowly shifted towards the Florida coast, rather than its Mississippi counterparts.

Greenspace beautification on campus must begin

The mark of many great colleges is the greatness of, not only the faculty, facilities, and staff, but also the grounds. While it can’t be argued that Pensacola State has its fair share of green spaces and courtyards, the difference lies in design and use. The vast majority of the green spaces around our campus are nothing more than just that, green spaces. According to the University of Washington, effectively designed green spaces provide a great number of health and educational benefits. They encourage walking and free-time exercise, which improves physical health.

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Youth must ignite sparks of progress

Election Day is again drawing closer and political rhetoric has increased to a fever pitch. In their efforts to grapple for every last vote, there have been numerous references by the candidates to America’s Founding Fathers. At the same time, some have sought to dismiss the passions and voices of youth advocates. These advocates are portrayed as too uneducated, unsophisticated, and inexperienced to have their voice matter in American government. However, we must look no further than the

Student finds freedom in creativity

Phylisia Johnson dreams of freedom. Freedom, however, comes in many forms. Then so, what frame of freedom does Johnson aspire for? She aspires for an occupation of freedom. She wants a job in which she can show her true creative spirit. The brave young woman desires a career that is free from the grey monotony of cubicles and office desks. Instead, she strives for one where her creativity can be put upon full display, for all to see.

Election weighs heavy on students

Political pollsters, talking head pundits, attack ads, and controversy, thus is the American tradition of elections. However, this year, even more so than usual, has been a particularly hard election year. Still, as of the time of writing, two weeks after the election, the losing side has refused to concede the race. With that side citing wide scale voter fraud of which there is no evidence as their reasoning to not concede. All of this has piled onto the hard times of the American people

Enrollment numbers affect classes

Silent halls, and libraries that are even quieter than usual, are now not an uncommon sight in the American college landscape. With the advent of a global pandemic and multiple natural disasters targeting the local area, the world has turned upside down. Among the many different topsy turvys of this era, is the fact that enrollment at many colleges, especially community colleges, has found itself plummeting. This has resulted in altered classes, affected extracurriculars, and flattened budgets.

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