Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Suffering secondhand

It is safe to assume that everyone reading this publication is well aware of the fact that cigarette smoke is harmful to an individual's health. The number of public service announcements warning consumers of the fatality of smoking cigarettes is countless.

Helicopter makes emergency landing at Pierce

A helicopter landed today at a Pierce College field on Victory Boulevard and Winnetka Ave. to take a three-year-old girl to Children's hospital after she had a seizure in her mother's car.

Pierce student kidnapped, robbed

An unidentified Pierce College student was robbed and kidnapped in front of Pierce College Wednesday afternoon while walking to his car on Winnetka Avenue.

Weight of a hundred propositions

The election approaches and all of California's residents have, in recent weeks, been bombarded by television, radio and mail advertisements urging us to vote "Yes" or "No" on the six propositions that have been tacked on to the presidential primaries this time around.

CSU’s change application deadline

A new deadline for most California State University applications will begin six months earlier than usual, on Feb. 1st and will affect up to 10,000 incoming freshmen. The deadline change does not affect community college transfer students, only high school graduates coming into the CSU system as freshmen.

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Sheriff’s Blotter

DMV sting operation nets 16: The Department of Motor Vehicles conducted a sweep of Pierce College March 6, running a sting operation to catch drivers illegally using disabled placards for parking on campus, netting at least 16 people. According to an employee of the sheriff's department, most of those caught were using the placards of disabled family members.

Learning online, ‘Moodle’ style

At its Dec. 4 meeting, the Pierce College Academic Senate discussed a new program for faculty called Moodle that will help create an easy and effective online learning system for students. Moodle only became possible due to Title III, a U.S. Department of Education grant in the amount of $370,000 per year for five years that was awarded to Pierce in 2002.

Botanical garden Phase II under way

The groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the S. Mark Taper Foundation Botanical Garden took place between the Mathematics and Life Science Buildings Friday. The garden is named after the S. Mark Taper Foundation, which is known throughout California for its donations and its work with various organizations, such as arts, domestic abuse and community development programs.

Study focuses on Hispanic students

A study considering different goals to prepare Hispanic students for higher education was released Dec. 4 by Excelencia in Education, the Tomas Rivera Institute and the California Policy Research center. In 2005, Excelencia found that only nine percent of Hispanics in California held a bachelor's degree or higher.