Friday, February 22, 2019

Clubs for campus unity

Most students must have heard of the Associated Students Organization. The ASO Web site calls it a "student government [that] supports the growth of the Pierce Campus through active involvement with students, faculty and staff. Our goal is to create a better environment for an overall academic experience through leadership.

Armenian Genocide

"Who remembers the Armenians?" When Adolf Hitler asked his subordinates during World War II whether any of them recall the killings of more than 1 million Armenians in the early 1900s, there was no response. Today, Pierce College is taking the first steps in spreading awareness of the Armenian Genocide through the medium of art, with the opening of the "Power of the Poster" exhibition in April - the month of commemoration of the genocide.

One out of four teen females has an STD

A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed a fact about teenage girls today: One out of four have a sexually transmitted disease. Chlamydia, a bacterial infection and the most common type of STD in the United States, is also the most common among women at Pierce College.

Is more security worth less freedom?

The Pierce College ENCORE/Oasis program continued its lecture series March 13 with Professor Norm Levy's talk entitled, "Freedom vs. Security post 9/11." ENCORE students accounted for the vast majority of the participants, but other students joined in as well.

Hate crime fuels bill for peace

Lawrence King's death has inspired many reactions - from feelings of utter sadness, to plain indifference, to total dismay. However, the prevailing reaction is hope for a change, which Assemblyman Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) is trying to bring to life by passing a bill that teaches tolerance and acceptance of other people's sexuality.

Money added to a ‘grim’ budget

The college will add $2.4 million to its budget by the end of the year as a result of overall growth, according to an announcement by Pierce College President Robert Garber at Monday's Academic Senate meeting. However, Garber said the budget is "looking grim," explaining that recent cuts made by the state in K-12 education spending will ultimately affect the community colleges as well.

Don’t fear the Meat

The mistreatment of cows by the Hallmark Meat Packing Co. in Chino may have had the public worried - but there is nothing wrong with Pierce College's meat supply, according to college officials. A video released by the Humane Society of the United States earlier this year raised many concerns regarding school meat supply.

Sheriff’s Blotter

March 3 10 p.m. In Room 1205, a student complained about an employee harassing her while she picked up cans from inside the classroom. March 4 A student collapsed in Parking Lot 6 while walking to class, and was transported to the hospital by LAFD.

A day for women’s month

2000 and is currently overseeing an internship that will start this summer 2000 and is currently overseeing an internship that will start this summer to provide training in social justice for college sophomores and juniors. Board Trustee Angela Reddock related to Generations X and Y as an avid participant in many L.

‘ENCORE’ discusses organs

The topic of discussion for the ENCORE/Oasis lecture series for the week of March 6 was on a very controversial subject: "Should We Be Allowed to Sell Our Organs: Ethical Ramifications." The lecture program hosts a meeting every week in the Campus Center to discuss issues that pertain to everyday life.