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Lack of lights cause concern

With the onset of daylight savings time, darkness sets in early these days, leaving a certain feeling of safety to be desired on campus. As a female who has taken many evening classes in past semesters, I know the fear of darkness all too well. I’m not afraid of the dark. I’m not afraid of […]

Learning to live with concussions’ long-term effects

Throughout my short athletic career I have suffered a variety of injuries from sprained wrists to a ruptured ACL in my left knee, but none have compared to the long lingering effects of the two major concussions I have had. The first one was probably the most traumatic one I endured even though I do […]

Pierce needs school spirit

It should come as no shock that the Los Angeles campus of Pierce College is a haven for film production, but the reason is not proximity to Hollywood – rather it’s the bare nature of school spirit. Film productions are costly because they build elaborate sets to transport viewers to faraway places. So, if a […]

Warner Center 2035 Plan will benefit Pierce College

Over the past couple of years, Pierce College has attempted to reinvent itself by adding a few choice structures with the intention of brightening up the campus, but you can’t necessarily light one or two candles in a chandelier and expect all the prisms to illuminate. It’s time for a dramatic change in scenery and […]

Trash talk for those on campus

Trash talk for those on campus

It’s easy to place blame on the custodians for lack of cleanliness on campus and in classrooms, but too often we neglect our own responsibilities as students, or simply even as adults. The secret is out: our campus is filthy. While students and faculty look to the custodial staff for help, it’s important to remember […]

Opinion Poll: Health and Safety Dashboard

The following poll was conducted by news editor Genna Gold the week of Nov. 3 on the Pierce College campus. Students were asked the following questions and 75 responded as indicated below Did you know the Sheriff cadets would escort you to your car? Yes – 54 No – 21 Do you know what a […]

Skateboarding is not a crime, just annoying

Skateboarding and bike riding on campus may be a faster way to get through the school, but it’s a nuisance if you’re not on wheels. It’s a burden to predict routes of oncoming traffic from people traveling at higher speeds. The mere sound of an illicit skateboarder’s wheels instills fear — and hope – that […]

Give wheels the right of way on campus

The distance from one Pierce class to another is often difficult to cover on foot if a student has classes back-to-back, so bikes and skateboards should be allowed to help students get to class on time. Riding is forbidden on campus, but signs containing the anti-biking and skateboarding laws are not prominently displayed, and many […]

New law neglects old problem

A two-tier system that allows California community college officials to charge more than $200 per unit for additional high-demand classes will do little to affect the imbalance between the number of classes offered to the thousands of students enrolled. The so-called two-tier legislation, AB-955 Community colleges: intersession extension programs, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry […]

Class crashers are unwitting victims

In spring 2013 more than 3,100 freshman students enrolled at Pierce College while only 2,545 basic general education seats were available, leaving a potential 550 students only one option: crash the classes they need. If students at Pierce find it unfair when those who crash later drop, then they have a steep road to climb […]


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