Thursday, April 18, 2019

Women’s History Month hits home

A group of men founded Pierce College in 1947, and when first opened, the entire student population was male. Currently, 56 percent of 20,000 students attending this school are female. Fifty-nine percent of all community college students in the U.S. are women, according to the American Association of Community Colleges.

Road Trip full of laughs

In every father's life there comes a time when he must let his little girl leave the nest and live her own life in the world. In the newly released movie "College Road Trip," starring Raven-Symoné and Martin Lawrence, a father-daughter relationship gets put to the ultimate test while choosing the perfect college.

Nintendo unleashes a smash hit

The screen lights up, the Wii whirls and Nintendo's masterpiece finally comes to life. Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the third game is its series and by far the best. At the manufacturer's suggested retail price of $49.99, this game is worth every penny. The third installment, rated T, brings us all of the traditional fighting that has been perfected on the previous games and incorporates new moves, levels, characters and story.

Cheating an unholy route to victory

Recall the age-old adage: Nice guys finish last. While true to a point, recent history would indicate that this saying is no longer quite accurate. Nowadays, you're run-of-the-mill average Joe finds his or herself trailing the ever- increasing line of ruthless competitors.

Knowledge is eco-friendly power

Global warming is the result of more than 6 billion people going about their normal day. While trying to find a parking spot at Pierce College may be tough and annoying, it does more than cause students to be late to class. All of that fuel emission being spread through the air is what global warming feeds on.

Make a difference

Improving the environment is difficult for one Pierce College student, but all of us collectively can make a big change. If all Pierce students eliminate one environmentally-harmful habit, it would amount to more than 21,000 changes. Scientists around the world warn of ozone depletion, environmental pollution and global warming, which affect our lives directly.

Black History Month:

Black History Month is a time to reflect upon the works and achievements of black people like Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X - pioneers who fought for equal rights, respect and freedom. Is it our job as a people to keep those dreams alive? Yes.

Teaching by the least common denominator

Jim is a professional. He works hard every day to do the best job he can on any given project and his customers have reaped the rewards of his natural talent and the pains he takes for his work. Bob works alongside Jim; he's unmotivated, not particularly talented and puts in minimal effort.

New Pierce Web site hard to navigate

The highly anticipated, newly designed Pierce College Web site made its debut at the beginning of this semester. I was underwhelmed and disappointed. The Los Angeles Community College District mandated that all district Web sites use the new Content Management System.

Global warming is in our hands

Improving the environment is difficult for one Pierce College student, but all of us collectively can make a big change. If all Pierce students eliminate one environmentally-harmful habit, it would amount to more than 21,000 changes. Scientists around the world warn of ozone depletion, environmental pollution and global warming, which affect our lives directly.

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