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Faculty taking action to bring awareness to students from recent robbery incident

Safety is an aspect that campus administration and sheriffs prioritize to ensure an environment fit for study; however, when the few crime incidents do occur, steps are taken to secure the grounds. On Nov. 7, Deputy Barreras stated in the incident report that a special services student, through the Tierra Del Rey Program, was standing […]

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 […]

Location frustration

Hands shaking, stomach quivering with excitement, and then your name is called. Walking on stage is the moment every student is waiting for, to celebrate all the struggles and sleepless nights to get where they are now. However, last year’s ceremony at Rocky Young Park was overcrowded to the point that families and friends were […]

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 […]

College leaves students abandoned

About 45,000 students were prepared to start classes this month at ITT Technical Institute, but then received an email on Sept. 7 about their college permanently closing due to federal and state investigations, according to the Pierce College website. The Education Department has begun reaching out to community colleges near ITT campuses to encourage them […]

Opinions needed

There’s a place for everything, including your thoughts on the Pierce College campus. The Associated Students Organization (ASO) is planning to place suggestion boxes around campus where students can have a place to put all their opinions and recommendations about the campus. “It’s kind of a great idea because I could see the potential in […]

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 […]

Clubs clash on social media

Clubs clash on social media

Controversy surrounding immigration and the Black Lives Matter movement have ignited tension nationwide leading up to the 2016 presidential election. That kind of vitriol and divisiveness has reached the campus of Pierce College. A Facebook group titled LA Pierce College Republicans has targeted MEChA de Pierce College, a Chicano group on campus, along with its […]

College Fair Extraordinaire

College Fair Extraordinaire

High school students from across the San Fernando Valley gathered on campus to meet a myriad of college representatives for Pierce’s College Fair Extraordinaire. More than 1,000 students and families present at Pierce’s College Fair Extraordinaire chased after chances to visit university booths set up by faculty, Peer-2-Peer volunteers and about 70 colleges in and […]

New dean of student engagement

New dean of student engagement

A sturdy man with goatee walks in through the doors of the Associated Students Organization building with a friendly smile as he greets students passing by. Juan Carlos Astorga is the newly hired Dean of Student Engagement. While Spring 2016 will be Astorga’s first semester at Pierce College, he has over 20 years of experience […]


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