What started as a calm and informative night ended in a heated discussion with a pending debate at the Proposition and Candidate forum Thursday in the Pierce College Campus Center. The event was sponsored by the Women's Organization Coalition collaboration with Pierce.
It is a trying time right now for America's hospitals and in the eyes of many, they are falling apart.
During the winter session at Pierce College, when the majority of students are away on break, most classrooms are dark and silent. But this winter, 30 classrooms in the English, science and math buildings will be filled with the sound of drills and the smell of paint as contractors perform the first interior face-lift in more than 40 years.
Latinos with a Purpose, an Associated Students Organization club at Pierce College, recently changed its name to Refuge. With a mission statement, "to promote our Latino culture and share our Christian faith," they have decided to rename themselves to include everyone at Pierce.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a new law Oct. 4 that will give more funding to community colleges and replace Proposition 13 which was passed in 1978. The measure says that community colleges receive their funding from the state, not local districts as before.