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Pull down those fences

Ever find yourself walking down the Mall and admiring the gorgeous scenery all around? The lush green grass, the majestic bull statue, the pristine fogging fountain…and all of that heavily-tarped chain-link fence covering up construction zones. Beautiful, isn’t it? According to the map of the campus on Pierce’s official website, 11 of the 55 buildings […]

Metro Line 164 has it all

Metro Line 164 has it all

Many students already use public transportation to get to and from school. But if you drive, you might not realize how useful the bus can be, just for short trips during the day. Whatever your direction, whatever your fancy, Victory Boulevard’s Metro line 164 bus has something for every student at Pierce College. Victory Boulevard […]

What about next time?

We sure do depend on electricity around here.   Monday’s power outage– caused by a blown transformer way down on Ventura Boulevard– struck the campus between classes and only lasted an hour.   During that hour, one thing became evident– we have some holes to plug in our emergency response capability.   Monday’s power failure […]

Surveillence cameras necessary

Surveillence cameras necessary

    The jewel of the Los Angeles Community College District is becoming more and more tarnished with every week due to mounting budget concerns.   But as your mother always told you, there are some things that you simply can’t skimp on.   Deodorant, food, toilet paper– you get the point.   One of […]

Lockers should be free

Lockers should be free

Pierce is a commuter college; this means that thousands of students come to and from our campus while carrying their personal belongings.   Many of these students depend on public transit and only have their backpacks and purses to accommodate their mobile lifestyles.   That’s textbooks, notebooks, laptops, supplies, lunches, entire academic lives, being shouldered […]

Where’s your school spirit?

Times are tough, and during these tough times there is one place where we can all come together, school. However, the truth of the matter is that many of the students at Pierce are indifferent, or simply do not care, about the school they go to. This reality should be worrisome. School pride is very […]

Worth the big bucks

As school starts yet again, students are greeted with long lines everywhere. Waiting at the bookstore to buy your books for the class you just added. Waiting at Admissions and Records if you were lucky enough to be added to a class, and struggling to find a parking space in order to get to class […]

Promote public education: Vote ‘YES’ on Proposition 30

It’s a real shame that getting an education in California is so hard these days.   So who is to blame for this crisis? At this point it really doesn’t matter. We just desperately need money for our schools.   Over the past few years California’s Department of Education has taken detrimental cuts to funding, […]

Law enforcers, get informed

Law enforcers, get informed

  The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.”   Sadly, as Roundup staff has witness over the past semester, those who enforce laws on campus are not familiar with this basic amendment.   Law enforcers do not, in […]

Why only three lucky departments?

Instead of equally distributing additional sections between departments, this semester, Pierce College ignorantly added 42 sections, which include 1,000 seats, to three departments alone.   More than 100 students stood at the door of each biology class during the first week of this semester.   More than 100 students in each section hoped this would […]

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