The baseball team fell short of a victory Thursday, losing 10-9 to Bakersfield in one of the closest games of the season, according to head coach Joe Arnold. Pierce has now fallen four games behind, which makes it very crucial for them to do well in their next few games to clench a playoff spot.
While recent research reveals that roughly half of all high school seniors in the 50 largest cities in the U.S. don’t graduate, Pierce College continues to try to persuade students who may have left their education early to return to school. A study released April 1 by America’s Promise Alliance found that in the 2003-2004 school year, the graduation rate in Los Angeles was at 43.
With the state withholding information about the budget for the nine community colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District, Pierce College has to hold off on hiring any new teachers. The number of positions is limited based on retirement numbers dropping, according to Pierce College President Robert Garber.
The Pierce College Manure team is the only community college team in the country that was selected to compete in the National Sustainable Design Expo on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on April 20. The team is in Washington, D.C., having left Friday to return on Monday.