Thursday, November 15, 2018

Mutt lovers walk for cause

New Leash on Life, a non-profit animal rescue organization, held its Nuts for Mutts 5K dog walk fundraiser at Shepard Stadium Sunday. Founded in 1997 by Bobby Dorafshar, the idea came while working as a volunteer for the City of Los Angeles Animal Services.

Latino club renamed, shifts focus to faith

Latinos with a Purpose, an Associated Students Organization club at Pierce College, recently changed its name to Refuge. With a mission statement, "to promote our Latino culture and share our Christian faith," they have decided to rename themselves to include everyone at Pierce.

Sociology teachers tackles terror ideology

A differnent take on US and Terrorism The mediocre teacher tells, the good teacher explains, the superior teacher demonstrates but the great teacher inspires. And according to many of his students Professor Chuck O'Connell is the type to inspire. This is the fifth semester O'Connell, sociology professor at Pierce college, is teaching his US and Terrorism class.

Alumnus returns safely

After an attack from the Israeli army, Alexia Underwood returns from a six week program in Lebenon's American University.

I don’t care what you did last night

"I'm a Barbie girl, in the Barbie world," sang Richard McMillan, history professor, remembering an incident when a student's cell phone started ringing in the middle of the class. "I always try to make a laugh out of it," said McMillan. "The moment passes and then we can go on.

Gay club brings insight

One of the recent additions to the Pierce College student clubs is the Gay-Straight Alliance club, also referred to as the "Rainbow Army." The club meets every Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in room Math 1412, and food and drinks are provided. "Do you: Think stereotypes are wrong? Hate discrimination? Want to be in a comfortable environment? Want to meet new people? Think it's time for a change? Want to make a difference? Come check us out!" reads the club flyer.

Plan in place in case of campus attack

"In everybody's life there is an 'it' and there is your life before 'it' and your life after 'it'." -Tony Stark Iron Man: The Amazing Spider-Man: Issue 532 What drives a man to create his own 'it'? What gives the man the power to do something so heinous that he is willing to change the lives of thousands of people with his decision?

Foster kids get a day of fun ‘n’ play

A petting zoo, Tai the elephant, rock climbing, carnival rides and even a pee-wee circus training tent filled the normally quiet Shepard Stadium Sunday with foster children and their mentors taking advantage of the overcast day to bond over a little bit of fun as part of the annual Day of the Child event.

Group aids rape victims, stumbles without space

One in five college women have been raped, according to the Sexual Victimization of College Women Survey. Legislation was passed this year to attempt to protect California college age women. Sacramento passed the "Mandatory Orientation: Sexual Violence Prevention Act" this year, requiring California colleges to "implement written protocols to ensure that students, faculty, and staff who are victims of sexual assault… receive treatment and information.

Spooky house scares socks off

The moon was full, the crowds were large, the night stood still and then a sharp cutting shriek pierced through the ear. Welcome to the Pierce College Halloween Harvest Festival. It has been a great success that really lives up to its name. Large crowds of adults, teens and children gather to go to the festival on the corner of De Soto Avenue and Victory Boulevard .