Friday, August 23, 2019

Editorial: two-year deathtrap

Community college, also commonly referred to as two-year college--is anything but. Whether it's because of financial issues, "second chances" or any of the multitude of...

Support rape prevention, response

"In 2000, the Sexual Victimization of College Women survey estimated that a college with 10,000 students could expect more than 350 rapes per year to occur on that campus." This alarming statistic did not come from our research, but rather from the Pierce College Web site, where it informs students about sexual violence and their options should an attack occur.

Cash starved students struggle with added expenses

Classes at Pierce College are less expensive than most university courses, which is why a lot of students choose to attend a community college...

Better Grade, Better Aid

Trying to qualify for financial aid is one of the most crucial things when continuing on to secondary education, which is why financial aid...

It’s not easy being ‘green’

For Pierce College to merit the label "green," it should require every aspect of this school to be eco-conscious - this, we have not yet fully achieved. The Clinton Climate Initiative honored the Los Angeles Community College District's Green Building Program, which is the highest environmental accolade in the state, but how much of the school's efforts are going to waste? Every environmentally-efficient act the school and district takes seems to be countered by an almost equally harmful one.

Shaking down safety protocols and procedures

Protocols for emergency situations are important for college campuses, and having a campus in a geologically active state like California means being prepared for...

Lights out across Pierce College

One of the worst times to be at Pierce College is during the night. When the sun sets and the few sources of light...

More ATMs on campus can create convenient cash options for students

In the corner of the Pierce College bookstore there sits an ATM waiting to take a three-dollar service fee from your withdrawal. Imagine in...

Broadcast emergencies, spread the urgency

Everyone likes to think they’re special, that they’re the exception to the rule. Most believe they’d survive a zombie apocalypse. But what if nobody...

F#¢k the censorship

The practice of banning books is a form of censorship either for: political, legal, religious, or moral motives. Banned books include fiction and nonfiction...

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