Home » Archives by category » Opinion » Editorials (Page 6)

Student safety after night classes is concerning

Student safety after night classes is concerning

Now that it gets darker earlier due to daylight savings, students need to take precautions when taking night classes. Safety measures need to be addressed around Pierce College, especially up on the Art Hill. There are many dark spots on campus, from the Village to the Art department. There are no lights in the east […]

Pierce farm a relic of history that needs preserving

Pierce farm a relic of history that needs preserving

The farm is the face of Pierce College and one of the few things that remain from the identity of the old San Fernando Valley. Now that identity is being lost with the modernization of the valley. To make sure we keep our piece of this past, the land must be declared a historical landmark. […]

Bicycle and skateboarding lane on the Mall is a must

Bicycle and skateboarding lane on the Mall is a must

The law regarding no bicycling or skateboarding on campus was made not only as a safety measure for students, but as a way to keep Pierce College from being liable in case an accident were to happen. However, since its implementation, some students still break the law by continuing to ride inside the campus. Citing […]

Antiquated add slips are an annoyance

Antiquated add slips are an annoyance

People in the modern world communicate electronically. However, Pierce College students still add classes during the semester the old fashioned way – they turn in professor-signed, paper add slips in-person to the Admissions and Records office. Pierce College should have updated its late-period, class-adding system a long time ago. The problem with bringing paper add […]

Increased food fees cause budget bane

Increased food fees cause budget bane

Pierce College’s lack of options for lunch and recently-raised prices has put students in a tough predicament that will dissuade them from purchasing meals on campus. College students not only deal with the pressures of managing their personal and educational lives, but also with the restrictions of having a small variety of food choices offered […]

MTA Fare Increase impedes struggling students

MTA Fare Increase impedes struggling students

For many community college students, maintaining a job to pay bills while going to school to get an education can be a difficult task. More than 90 percent of Metro riders are minority and from low-income households, according to the LA Times, and many Pierce College who can’t afford a car or to be more […]

Pierce should try to conserve water

Pierce should try to conserve water

With thousands of students and faculty constantly on campus, colleges use up a ton of water. Although it flows freely from our sinks and showers, a lot of the time people and institutions don’t realize how limited and precious a resource water actually is. As the summer heat quickly approaches and California experiences its third […]

LACCD should lobby MTA to subsidize students

LACCD should lobby MTA to subsidize students

With the growing cost of community colleges reaching the level of some universities, many students are hurting financially. If community colleges are to maintain a level of affordability and a viable option of education for people, we must find a way to bring down some of the cost and one of the best ways to […]

Ignoring prerequisites poses academic obstacles

Ignoring prerequisites poses academic obstacles

Students who are unprepared for advanced courses may in fact be handicapping their grade point average if they can’t cut it. Is it better to have more prerequisites for a class or should we treat students as adults and let them make their way through a class, without the fear of dropping or failure? Even […]

Class crashing policy should prioritize early birds

Class crashing policy should prioritize early birds

Almost all college students will find themselves needing a class that’s closed. That’s where crashing comes in handy. It’s not that sitting through an entire class until your number is called while other possible sessions are filling up isn’t entertaining, but there must be a better way to conduct the process of enrolling a student […]

Advertising

To advertise in the Roundup, please contact:

Matt Thacker
Advertising Manager
thackemn@piercecollege.edu
phone: (818) 710-2960



The Roundup shall NOT accept the following:

(1) Any ad that fosters prejudice.

(2) Indecent or vulgar ads, offensive directly or by suggestion.

(3) Ads that may mislead.

(4) Matrimonial or dating offers.

(5) Offers of homework or research papers.

(6) Any ad that may cause monetary loss to the reader through fraud or injury to health.

(7) Large political ads.



The Roundup is not responsible for advertising content.