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Gender Equity: one stall for all

Gender Equity: one stall for all

Gov. Jerry Brown mandated an amendment of Assembly Bill No. 1732 to include gender inclusive restrooms, according to an announcement made during the Pierce College Council meeting on Nov. 17 by Director of Facilities Paul Nieman. It will take effect as of March 1, 2017. “The President [Kathleen Burke] wants to do it as soon […]

No pot spots on campus

The approval of Proposition 64 brought concerns to Pierce College faculty and administration regarding the legal use of recreational marijuana in the two designated smoking areas of an otherwise smoke-free campus. Proposition 64, which makes smoking, buying and growing recreational marijuana legal in California, was approved by 56.85 percent of voters, according to Ballotpedia. “Proposition […]

Pierce College falters on Great California Shakeout

While 123 colleges and universities in Southern California participated in the Great California ShakeOut last Thursday, the drill was not properly executed at Pierce College. The Great California ShakeOut is an annual emergency evacuation system meant to reinforce the safe procedural behaviors that should be adhered to during an earthquake. The drill was set to […]

A safer campus for all

Public safety, sexual assault, a safe zone workshop and upcoming events were some of the issues that were discussed during Monday’s Academic Senate meeting in the Great Hall. The idea behind Safe Zones is to allow an area for students, staff and faculty to meet and discuss issues of gender and sexuality free of judgement […]

Academic Senate talks mentorships with CSUs

Pierce College may need to reconsider their first response procedures during medical emergencies after an incident that occurred last Tuesday where a student collapsed in the performing arts building and was not properly attended to. Garineh Avakian-Akkus, music professor, was present at the time of the incident and said she did not receive assistance by […]

Ladies and germs, the fair for health

Ladies and germs, the fair for health

A person’s well-being can be difficult to maintain whether eating healthy or visiting the doctor when the first signs of illness arrive however, campus health staff are here to aid.   The Student Health Center brought its services closer to students in their second health fair in the Great Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 18 from […]

The “me” in medicine

The Health Fair, located in the Great Hall, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This is the second time Pierce College will be hosting it with the aid of S.H.A.C. (Student Health Advisory Committee) and the health center. “Since spring semester was a success, we decided to try it for the fall semester,” […]

Flu vaccines now available

Flu vaccines now available

The first days of fall are a reminder that the cold and flu season is about to begin. In preparation the Health Center is providing students with the flu vaccine for $12 to combat illness. Each year’s vaccine is based off the flu from the year before. The vaccines are always prone to help students […]

Mental health prioritized

Assembly Bill 2017 (AB 2017) would create a grant program for California public colleges and universities to increase the mental health services offered on their campuses. The bill was passed in the senate on Aug. 23 and in the assembly Aug. 29. and awaits the signature of California Governor Jerry Brown. Brown has until Sept. […]

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