Blowing hot air

Since 2010, Pierce College has been a smoke-free campus; too bad the students do not seem to understand what that means.   Either that, or they...

Dropping classes is a reasonable option

In high school, students are forced to hang on through tough classes and maybe receive an “F,” but in college one can just drop...

Opinion Poll: Where do Pierce students buy textbooks?

The following poll was conducted by staff reporter Ethan Hanson on the Pierce College campus on Oct. 7, 2013. Students were asked, "Where do Pierce...

Con: Should vaccinations be mandatory?

Vaccines should not be mandatory for citizens of the U.S. Although there is no federal law that mandates getting vaccinated, all 50 states independently require...

Can we make college campuses safe again?

A series of school shootings during the last decade has lead many Americans to believe that school campuses are no longer safe.   They’ve become a...

Gasoline: Do we deserve to pay the high prices?

Gasoline costing $4 per gallon is enough of an expenditure to make any form of public transportation seem more appealing than spending 20 bucks on a round-trip excursion downtown. With gas prices rising not only to record-breaking rates, but also at high speed, one may begin to wonder how much more consumers will take before finding other means to get around.

Too many W’s – Pro

Dropped a class the first time you’ve  taken it? That is absolutely fine. Life happens, right? Work comes up, family needs you, you realize you...

Please: No ants in my pants

Using a public restroom is always an awkward experience. The thin metal walls that separate you from another uncomfortable stranger during your most vulnerable moment of the day are enough to make anyone hold their urges until they arrive back at home. Many students attend classes at Pierce College in large bulks of time.