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Many college students are choosing to eat fatty fast foods over foods that are healthier for them, which can lead to a path of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity later in life. “Students have to make better (food) choices,” said Laurence Thouin Jr., PhD, Pierce College professor in the life sciences department.
At the Jan. 24 Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees meeting, Associated Students Organization President Abraham White disclosed a program that would involve the renting of expensive textbooks. The program will provide the opportunity for students to rent the most expensive books by paying a small amount to use them for the entire semester.
Endometriosis: A disease with no cure. Five million women were diagnosed but no cure was found. Have you heard of endometriosis? Although five million women in the United States suffer from this disease scientists have yet to develop a cure. Most women have never even heard the term.
With four of seven seats on the L.A. Community College District (LACCD) board of trustees on the ballot this Tuesday, the battle for control in the country’s largest community college district is heating up. The Alliance for Education, a reform group headed by former trustee Pat Owens, is running a slate of four candidates against the four incumbents, and two independent candidates have joined the race for seat five on the board.
Elise Clifford, first director secretary and one of the founding members of Pierce College, has died. She was 92. Before it became what it is today, Pierce started off in 1947 as an agricultural school specified only for boys. Even though some modern necessities were missing, the students and staff started off on the right foot and were eager to begin their first days at the new college.
Despite a very tight schedule of only three weeks and various behind the scenes administrative issues, during the winter intercession, 30 classrooms around the Pierce College botanical garden received a face-lift. These classrooms are located in the Math, English, Social Science and Behavioral Science buildings.
With the death of legendary tennis coach Paul Xanthos in June 2006, the Pierce College tennis coaches have some big shoes to fill. Xanthos, who died at age 85, worked as head coach of the men’s tennis team for 30 years. He brought Pierce a 550-94 win/loss record and 23 conference championships.
Jamba Juice or Starbucks? Carl’s Jr. or Panda Express? Why not all of them? The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) has recently put out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for anyone interested in embarking on a new construction project that will feature a food court as well as a commissary for one of its bigger campuses-Pierce College.
Clerical errors caused Pierce College to forfeit all but one of the games won by both the men’s and women’s basketball teams this season. This was the first time in 17 years that the women’s team would have qualified for the state championships. The men’s team was ranked number two in the state and would have been a strong contender in their playoffs also.
Since its first opening in January 1964, the Whisky A Go-Go has undergone many changes, but still remains a crowd hot spot on the Sunset Strip. For a time, the Whisky only played recordings with no live band, but this changed as live bands became the main music played throughout the night.