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ASO President steps down

ASO President steps down

Barbara Lombrano, an advocate for student leadership, announced her resignation from her position as ASO President after a year and half due to health issues. According to the Dean of Student Engagement Juan Carlos Astorga, Lombrano did not want to be contacted and wished to have her privacy respected. “She submitted a resignation as of […]

Bruins, Matadors and more

Dozens of universities are set to visit Pierce College on Thursday, Oct. 27 for the annual College Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Representatives from around 50 universities will line the Mall, ready to meet with students. The fair is designed to provide students with an opportunity to get information about prospective schools […]

Faculty advocating for cheaper textbooks

Faculty advocating for cheaper textbooks

The high cost of college textbooks continue to be a financial burden for many students wanting to pursue their education. Pierce College staff members are working towards providing low cost alternatives textbooks for students with the “Affordable College Textbook Act.” According to the College Board, during the 2014 and 2015 academic year, the average student […]

ASO state of mind

ASO state of mind

Hidden behind a polite smile and a modest demeanor, Amir Haghi, 19, juggles a schedule routinely divided between school, athletics, and the demands of student club life. Despite the chaotic lifestyle, Haghi intends to find time for the student body as its new vice president of the Associated Students Organization (ASO). Haghi recently moved from […]

Suicide hits LA district

Two students within the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) committed suicide. One student attended Valley College and the other attended Mission College. One of the students was a veteran. The announcement was made at the Board of Trustees meeting at Pierce College on Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the Great Hall. After a moment of […]

ASO tailgate success rallies Pierce community

ASO tailgate success rallies Pierce community

An hour before the whistle blows marking the start of the volleyball game versus Hancock, students enjoy pizza in the front of the North Gym and prepare to cheer on Pierce’s team. The Associated Students Organization is hosting tailgating events an hour before various sports games to rile up school spirit and promote community on […]

Extra, extra: Old news is no news.

Extra, extra: Old news is no news.

The marquee in front of the Great Hall has been providing information on events from the fall 2015 semester. Currently on display are reminders for an October Club Rush and the Student Trustee elections, both from more than a year ago. This particular electronic sign is operated by the Associated Students Organization to promote on-campus […]

ASO votes for new vice president

A new vice president for the Associated Student Organization (ASO) was elected in the committee meeting on Tuesday Oct. 4. The 17 committee members in attendance casted their votes for the two candidates, Amir Haghi and Kareen Cohen. Haghi won the election with a vote of 9:8. “I was prepared for whatever outcome, and it’s […]

Euphonic tunes induct first concert of afternoon series

Euphonic tunes induct first concert of afternoon series

More than 30 years of tradition continues as the first of the semester’s 10 free Thursday afternoon concerts premiered in the performing arts building on Sept. 29. The lights were dim, the room was full and ready to welcome the melodic music into the audience’s ears. This week’s concert featured classical music from different historical […]

ASO Senate discusses money for clubs

The possibility of a scholarship for the most active club on campus was brought up at the Associated Students Organization Senate meeting on Tuesday Sept. 27 at The Great Hall by ASO Treasurer Mher Mkrtchian. Mkrtchian’s idea is still in the early planning stages, but the hope is to encourage campus clubs at Pierce to […]

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