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Volleyball: Coach of the year, semi-finals

Despite losing 2-3 to Irvine Valley in the semifinals of the State Championship April 27, the men’s volleyball team ended the season with a 14-5 record. Head Coach Eddie Stanislawski was selected as the Western State Conference Coach of the Year and Joe Padapolous was named to the All State Tournament team, both for their impressive performances.

News in Brief

It’s been three and a half years since the last publication of the school magazine, The Bull, and today it makes its long-awaited comeback arriving at newsstands across campus and at no charge to students. The Bull documents a single day on campus with an array of vivid photography and in-depth feature stories which not only chronicle the day’s events, but pay homage to the men and women who often go unappreciated while they help keep us safe and keep the school running properly.

Youth group speaks against violence

Victory over Violence had a startling effect on people who attended its exhibition Monday. Victory over Violence is a youth sponsored group meant to help young people identify and counteract the root causes of violence in their lives and in their communities.

Dance concert set for the stage

This weekend the Pierce College Dance Theatre brings us their annual spring recital, showcasing originality and a broad balance of different styles of dance. “This show is exciting, challenging and colorful,” said Marian S. Weiser, the dance vice chair. “And that’s a good thing because it’s an all-inclusive style.

Several charges against Corwin dropped

Matthew Arthur Corwin, the former president of East Los Angeles College’s Associated Student Union who was arrested April 26 on suspicion of possessing illegal assault weapons and credit card theft, had a second court hearing Monday during which it was revealed that a number of charges had been dropped.

LACCD profs rank high in pay

A salary review published in the National Education Association’s newsletter, Higher Education Advocate ranks a full-time teacher’s salary at Pierce College to be $69,200 annually. This means that Pierce and the L.A. Community College District (LACCD), rank in the top half of the list that was published in the Advocate’s 2007 review, which compared the salaries of full-timers and part-timers in all the colleges in California.

Old Roundup bungalow takes its final bow

Old Roundup bungalow takes its final bow

It has been a mainstay for more than 50 years on the Pierce College campus, but finally it is being torn down. The old Roundup bungalow was the spot where student journalists honed their skills reporting thousands of stories over the years. Behind the scenes, it has meant a lot to reporters past and present as it remained a symbol of the hard work that goes into keeping the public informed.

Swimming: School records set, state finals made

Swimming: School records set, state finals made

The women’s team ended the season with a 3-3 win-loss record, while the men’s team struggled and ended the season with a 1-5 win-loss record. Jessica Chen placed first in the 50, 100 and 200 yd. freestyle events as well as Deborah Hefter sharing similar success in the 50 and 100 yd.

Tennis: Dismal season, hopes for the next

Pierce tennis ended in a disappointing fashion with a 2-8 win-loss record in the league as they struggled to compete for honors. “The season was a disaster,” said Allen Dunn, assistant tennis coach. “We didn’t have much to work with,” he said. Pierce however did fare slightly better in the postseason tournaments.

Don’t give up

Don’t give up

It has been roughly five years since the last time I left the United States of America and Pierce College because of a personal matter. I left my education over here at that time without a degree. Last January, I came back again to this country for continuing my education about two more semesters left and after two denials of a visa.

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