After announcing last month that free HIV testing would no longer be available on the Pierce College campus, the Health Center will once again be offering confidential testing beginning November 13. In addition to the confidential testing, the speaker’s bureau Being Alive will be returning to campus for an AIDS/HIV Awareness Week that will highlight personal accounts of living with HIV/AIDS.
Approximately 18,657 students are enrolled at Pierce College this semester. A population that throughout the years has become increasingly diverse despite the contrary difficulty that the University of California campuses experience each year in attracting students, particularly those with distinct ethnic backgrounds.
The number of students enrolled in Pierce College’s concurrent enrollment program is growing, and the students are getting younger. “If the student looks 14-years-old, they probably are,” said Izzy Goodman, president of the Pierce Academic Senate. Concurrent student enrollment at Pierce, students in kindergarten through 12th grade, has reached 1,548 students, a majority of whom are still in high school.
America is deemed by many as “the land of opportunity” and is a country in which so many of our ancestors and existing immigrants seek to inhabit in hopes of a better life. So then why is it that, according to a 2004 survey of the United States’ Census Bureau, twelve and a half percent of the U.
When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill to reduce fees from $26 to $20 per unit beginning after Jan 1, 2007, members of the Los Angeles Faculty Guild and other educational organizations said the reduction was not enough. The guild’s new initiative, filed in mid-July, proposes a reduction in enrollment fees to $15 per unit and would restrict the government from increasing the fees in the future.
Without a king or queen, or much involvement from the clubs for a unique new arrangement the Associated Students’ Organization (ASO) planned for Saturday’s homecoming, few in attendance realized that the game was Pierce College’s official homecoming game. Cheerleading coach Jenny Johnson organized the 2004 and 2005 homecomings, and had planned on continuing the traditional event, complete with king and queen this year.
Although you reported that Peter Hankwitz included his personal opinions of gay issues, I wondered if it was really necessary to refer to him as a “gay Republican” in the heading above the column. I think the lead-in to the story would have been just as effective without the irrelevancy of the adjective appearing there.
Art speaker Kim Abeles will be speaking at Pierce College Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Art 3300 classroom. According to Abeles, social issues are the main focus and inspiration for her artwork. Her work includes sculptures, painting and photographs. “I like to do things the hard way.
Soothing, relaxing, jazzy and mellow describes Ani Difranco’s sound throughout her album “Reprieve.” “Hypnotized” the opener does just what it says. The song lingers the listener in and makes them feel at ease. The smooth sound of her guitar allows you to drift into relaxation and takes you into another world.
Because it was opening on a Friday night, Halloween weekend and after a long day of work, I was afraid it would be hard to try to grant the cast and crew of Pierce College’s latest theater production, “The Elephant Man” my fullest attention and objectivity.