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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Energy at Rose Bowl fuels fan’s devotion

As I walked into the Rose Bowl Saturday, it was going to be a great day. The long-standing rivalry between USC and UCLA is one of the biggest stories in college football. They are cross-town rivals who play for bragging rights every year, and I could just feel the excitement as I walked into the stadium.

Creationism In Public Schools

It’s one of the oldest and most important questions we have been asking since humans have started walking the earth. It’s a choice that everyone...

New Pierce Web site hard to navigate

The highly anticipated, newly designed Pierce College Web site made its debut at the beginning of this semester. I was underwhelmed and disappointed. The Los Angeles Community College District mandated that all district Web sites use the new Content Management System.

A ditzy blonde? It’s sure better than a dumb brunette

"How many blondes does it take to screw in a light bulb?" "Why did the blonde cross the road?" Over the years I've heard them all but it still doesn't cease to amaze me how many people still humor themselves when they approach me with yet another blonde joke (as though I haven't heard "that one" before) comically insulting my very intelligence.

Parking pass policy unfair

This semester, Pierce College implemented a new rule that students will be required to pay their semester dues in full before being allowed to...

Finding food on campus

Grumble. Grumble. Growl.   It is that time of the day. The sun is shining up above your head and the your stomach is rumbling down...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Compliments to the Roundup

I want to congratulate you and your staff for your remarkable April 15 edition of the Roundup. If there were a Pulitzer Prize for student newspapers this would deserve it. I have been an adjunct professor at Pierce for more than thirty years and always read the Roundup. Normally, I find little of interest to me and it takes me only a few minutes to scan it. Not this time. I read every article with great interest and was deeply moved by them. Thank you very much for this outstanding example of  relevant journalism.

Richard Goldsmith

Column: Tips for dating men

An easy solution to an age-old question: Who pays on the first date? The person who invites the other out has asserted their interest,...

Modern portrayal of queen loses audience

Most history books portray French monarch Marie Antoinette in a negitive light, emphasing her most famous words, "Let them eat cake," to her starving subjects. Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Oscar nominated director Sofia Coppola, however, takes Antoinette's struggles and delves deep into the very core of who Coppola refers to as "France's most misunderstood monarch.