Monday, November 12, 2018

ASO candidates announced

The spring elections for positions in the Associated Students Organization have been scheduled for April 14 and 15, with a debate forum scheduled for April 8. The official list of candidates was released early last week. There are four candidates for the position of president: Skyler Grant, Sallay Manah, Christian Marfil and Adam Wade.

Giving Pierce a fresh face

When the Los Angeles Community College District did not get enough money for construction under Proposition A in 2001, they sought out for more. The district went out to the voters with Proposition AA in 2003 and received another $980 million for the bond construction program.

Getting on the ticket

The spring election is just around the corner and the Associated Student Organization is excited about what some are calling an "incredibly contested" upcoming election. With the release of the official list of students running for office yesterday, the ASO is gearing up for what it expects to be a busier campaigning season than last year, leading into elections somewhere between late March and early April.

Farm Market to re-open in April

The Farm Market at Pierce College will be reopening April 1, providing fresh produce for Pierce and the local community every day. The market, which has been closed since September, is stocked mostly with produce grown at Pierce; however, some items such as strawberries are imported from other local growers, according to market manager Linda Carberry.

The Weekly Blotter

Feb. 19 1:30 p.m. Someone reported graffiti on the walls of the North Gym restrooms. 5:30 p.m. Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., a vehicle was stolen from Parking Lot 4. The victim left the keys in the vehicle. Feb. 20 1:20 p.m. In the Horticulture parking lot, a vehicle was damaged by an unknown object.

Waiting lists get the axe

The new software that will do away with the "waiting list" enrollment process at Pierce College was discussed at the Academic Senate meeting Feb. 25. A handout that described how the new method would be more efficient was presented by Robert Martinez, academic policy vice president and William Duxler, physics and planetary science department chair.

Alumnus found dead on UC campus

A Pierce College alumnus who transferred to U.C. Santa Cruz as a junior was found dead at his on-campus residence on Feb. 14. Efrain Sanchez Jr., a 20-year-old psychology major, was found unconscious in the shower of a College 10 residence hall at 9:40 a.

THE WEEKLY BLOTTER

Jan. 30 - 4 p.m. Five laptop computers were stolen from Room 1411 sometime between Jan. 16 and Jan. 29. Though the room was locked, no forced entry was detected. Feb. 4 - 1:50 p.m. In the agricultural area, a contractor engaged in a loud verbal dispute with union representatives.

Department money on the chopping block

A further attempt to cut spending in community colleges has resulted in a district-wide push-back of department purchasing deadlines. A memo from the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) gave schools until Feb. 28 to make any last-minute department purchases for the 2007-08 fiscal year, which ends on June 30.

Intercom to come in fall

The installation of an intercom system, enabling direct communication from classrooms to the sheriff's office, should be complete by the beginning of the Fall 2008 semester. Nextel has created a one-of-a-kind prototype call box that teachers and students alike can use to directly speak to the sheriff in the case of an emergency.