Friday, January 18, 2019

Ramzy’s Cafe: Your answer to Valley nightlife

Forget driving 20 miles to Hollywood and dealing with the ridiculous lines of overplayed celebrity hangouts. Finally, there is a place for those Valley-dwellers seeking a night life close to home and budget. Adorned golden walls carved with statues of pharaohs and sensual red lighting enticed me as I entered Ramzy's Café in Tarzana.

The budget of our futures

As students, our failure to act in unity has cost us greatly in terms of community college funding. California community colleges may lose up to $525 million, according to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed 2008-09 state budget. Community college enrollment is rising, especially at Pierce College, yet the amount of money we receive from the state is plummeting.

Suffering Secondhand

It is safe to assume that everyone reading this publication is well aware of the fact that cigarette smoke is harmful to an individual's health. The number of public service announcements warning consumers of the fatality of smoking cigarettes is countless.


New smoking campaign at Pierce: Con

As an ex-smoker, I understand the harmful effects of the disgusting habit. I used to hate rules against smoking and believed they infringed on my God-given rights. Now I get it. When I see smokers, I weave and bob to dodge the incoming cancer. So, as I came onto the Pierce campus Feb.

New smoking campaign at Pierce: Pro

Many smokers are brooding about the new smoking regulations being put into effect this semester. Some non-smokers are complaining the lack of sternness exercised by the new regulation makes it no more than an elaborate "please." Look at the bright side of it all though; now, everyone knows where it's okay to smoke and where it may bother someone.

Letter from the editor

I chop it up line by line. The high is unsurpassable. It's production day in the Roundup newsroom at Pierce College and we're into our twelfth hour. The rush of seeing our final product on newsstands keeps us going more than the 16.ozs of sugar we've downed with a side of coffee.

Lost Odyssey review

"Lost Odyssey" is a Japanese role-playing game, a type that has been slowly slipping towards extinction. This latest spin on an old style of gaming was created by Mistwalker Studios, who also made the recent RPG "Blue Dragon". It was created exclusively for the Xbox 360 and rated M.

Budget Editorial

As students, our failure to act in unity has cost us greatly in terms of community college funding. California community colleges may lose up to $525 million, according to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed 2008-09 state budget. Community college enrollment is rising, especially at Pierce College, yet the amount of money we receive from the state is plummeting.

Boondock smokers

"Moooo!" No, it's not the sound of cattle being herded along the farm road; it's the sound of smokers being herded into any one of the nine tiny boxes where we are now allowed to smoke on campus. All we need now are faculty members standing around us with electric cattle prods to make sure we stay within the lines.

Become a rock star on your own time

The video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band have made it possible for everyone to be a rock star in the comfort of their own home. Guitar Hero is a series of music video games released in 2005-2006 worldwide by RedOctane and Activision. Guitar Hero comes with a controller that looks like a guitar and the game itself involves playing the guitar and hitting the right notes in songs that range from "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath to "Fat Lip" by Sum 41.