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Population Pierce

Population Pierce explores the unique makeup of Pierce College by featuring the stories of individuals that comprise this diverse campus.

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...

Population Pierce: Inspired by the Jabbawockeez

“I started dancing when I was a little kid because I grew up in a Hawaiian culture. I danced when I was in 3rd...

Population Pierce: From kinesiology to psychology

  "I woke up at 5 o’clock and my mom would drop me off at a bus stop and I would take three busses there,...

Population Pierce: Communicating through hands

“I’ve always found it interesting how you can talk with your hands,” said 19-year-old American Sign Language major Tori Maddis. “Sign language is different in...

Population Pierce: Matthew Salinas

“The place we have right here, we call it like ‘the hut.’ It’s not an official club but dancers just know that we’re there....

Population Pierce: Gabe Dalessandro

"I came to Pierce in July. Stoked to play and compete with other people. I play slot receiver. It was going really great until...