Saturday, January 19, 2019

Farm animals for the win

There’s a special connection between humans and animals. Chloe Colón loves to help animals every day and is following her dreams by working at...

Population Pierce: Westwood bound

    Alex Arzoo, 17, shares his tale of parental expectations and university pride. "My parents never pressured me into going to UCLA even though my...

Online assistance for teachers, students

Say goodbye to sprinting to class after a long night of procrastination - for many students, handing in assignments will be just a tap of the keyboard and a click of the mouse away. In almost 275 courses, more than 60 instructors at Pierce College are using Moodle to display course materials for students, according to the Moodle site for Pierce.

Anny is OK, and she’ll make sure you are too

Students can encounter many obstacles when trying to get help with their college career. Pierce College has hired Ahn “Anny” Ho to be a...

Shooting for the future


Pierce College student Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez, 23, won a $10,000 scholarship from Nikon in October at the Eddie Adams Workshop, also know as "Barnstorm," in New York.

Music speaks to her

At 16 years old, most high school students don’t know their future path. Garineh Avakian was nearly a dropout, but because her parents recognized and...

Lord of the (3-)rings

A new perspective on the fantasy and science fiction in “The Lord of the Rings” series comes to Pierce as Professor Marra Kraemer takes...

Cafeteria name and food revamped

What was once called the Pierce College Cafeteria is now called the Pierce Country Café, with changes including a new head chef, Jose Cruz, former personal chef to hockey celebrity Wayne Gretzky. The name changed because, "we want a new face and want people to try us and try us again," said Café Manager Linda Brown.

Tales from the farm:

How many of us can claim that we had a sow run after us all the way around the Pierce College farm because we stole her piglet? That was one of the most memorable incidents Marilyn Feldman,58, had about her college life at Pierce in 1957. "My friend and I were walking past the pig barn after class one day and saw that a sow was surrounded by her piglets," said Feldman.