Bakersfield College held Pierce College’s Women’s soccer team to a 0-0 tie on Friday. The Brahmas had plenty of scoring chances in the first half, but they could not put in the back of the net. “We are frustrated and had our opportunities,” said Coach Adolfo Perez.
Day: October 25, 2006
Gang member- turned student honors prof
History Professor Richard McMillan was recently honored by former student Mario Corona, 29, at the San Fernando Valley Faith Committee’s annual community summit. McMillan and several other teachers who helped inspire Corona, received a certificate of appreciation.
Yes, I’ve been here for seven years
I came across a quote emblazoned on the front of a T-shirt recently that read: “College. The best 7 years of my life.” To add insult to injury was the drawing of an overly gleeful middle-aged man accompanying the impertinent line. But if you’re like me, this quote, however relatable and sometimes embarrassing, is completely true.
V.P. honored for Enterprising work
Pierce College hasn’t always been the thriving, successful and economically established school that it is today. Recently honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Los Angeles Community College District, Vice President of Economic Development Tom Oliver, former interim president from 2004 to 2006, helped raise the school’s decreasing student enrollment numbers and formulated an educated master plan to assist in the million-dollar deficit hole into which Pierce had fallen.
Support rape prevention, response
“In 2000, the Sexual Victimization of College Women survey estimated that a college with 10,000 students could expect more than 350 rapes per year to occur on that campus.” This alarming statistic did not come from our research, but rather from the Pierce College Web site, where it informs students about sexual violence and their options should an attack occur.
Two opposites face off in forum debate
What started as a calm and informative night ended in a heated discussion with a pending debate at the Proposition and Candidate forum Thursday in the Pierce College Campus Center. The event was sponsored by the Women’s Organization Coalition collaboration with Pierce.
Football takes another beating
It was a clear cool evening Saturday at Shepard Stadium, but apparently a hot and hazy one on the field for the Brahmas, facing the College of the Canyon’s Cougars with a 53-17 loss. Unfortunately, a key mistake in the game was the Brahmas defense, ranked 13 in rushing defense in the Western State Conference, which allowed Canyon’s Cougars offensive team, ranked number two in the WSC, earn the win.
100 games ‘n’ counting for Brahmas’ soccer
The Pierce College women’s soccer team has won more than 100 games in just under six seasons, a feat for any team, and one that should be recognized by a school not always known for its athletic domination. The women’s soccer program started in 2001 and now has recorded its 103 victory in its first 135 games.
Persian festival fetes culture
Music, dancing and food were just some of the things that many people enjoyed at the Persian cultural Mehregan 2006 festival in Pierce College’s Swisher Park Sunday. “This is a day everyone can see each other and smile,” said festival organizer Roberto Soofiani, 55.
During the winter session at Pierce College, when the majority of students are away on break, most classrooms are dark and silent. But this winter, 30 classrooms in the English, science and math buildings will be filled with the sound of drills and the smell of paint as contractors perform the first interior face-lift in more than 40 years.