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ASO goes to Sacramento

Along with being hit hard by vast budget cuts, the California Community Colleges have not been receiving their full percentage of state funding. For this reason, the Pierce College Associated Students Organization will be sending 10 of their members to Sacramento to meet with legislators and voice their concerns.

UC’s accommodate transfers

University of California admissions are more competitive than ever, with high school graduates in California at record high numbers - but will a decrease in high school graduates in the coming years mean an easier transfer into a UC? Not necessarily, said Elizabeth Atondo, transfer director at Pierce College.

Is more security worth less freedom?

The Pierce College ENCORE/Oasis program continued its lecture series March 13 with Professor Norm Levy's talk entitled, "Freedom vs. Security post 9/11." ENCORE students accounted for the vast majority of the participants, but other students joined in as well.

Online assistance for teachers, students

Say goodbye to sprinting to class after a long night of procrastination - for many students, handing in assignments will be just a tap of the keyboard and a click of the mouse away. In almost 275 courses, more than 60 instructors at Pierce College are using Moodle to display course materials for students, according to the Moodle site for Pierce.

Volleyball scholarships

Three women's volleyball players have been awarded scholarships: Ashley Lugo-Brown, Terra Henn and Jenna Novelli. Lugo-Brown will be attending Cal State Long Beach in the fall, Novelli is already attending Truman State University in Missouri and Henn is deciding between scholarships to Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State Chico, University of Louisiana and Wayland Baptist in Texas.

Moodle takes the edge off class

Say goodbye to sprinting to class after a long night of procrastination - for many students, handing in assignments will be just a tap of the keyboard and a click of the mouse away. In almost 275 courses, more than 60 instructors at Pierce College are using Moodle to display course materials for students, according to the Moodle site for Pierce.

Farm Market to re-open in April

The Farm Market at Pierce College will be reopening April 1, providing fresh produce for Pierce and the local community every day. The market, which has been closed since September, is stocked mostly with produce grown at Pierce; however, some items such as strawberries are imported from other local growers, according to market manager Linda Carberry.

Hope for suffering, recovering addicts

Entering Addiction Studies 1 on Monday afternoon, an observer might expect a quiet room full of serious faces - but music is playing. The professor is discussing Miles Davis, and his dog, Benny, is lying curled up under his desk. Students are smiling, conversing and appear at ease.

Farm Market returning for the harvest

The Farm Market at Pierce College will be reopening April 1, providing fresh produce for Pierce and the local community every day. The Market, which has been closed since September, is stocked mostly with produce grown at Pierce; however, some items such as strawberries are imported from other local growers, according to Market manager Linda Carberry.

Retired psychologist shares wisdom

Dr. Larry Andre, professor of philosophy at Pierce College since 1998, is regarded by many students as one of the most likeable instructors on campus. After one of his courses, most students find philosophy to be a real part of their everyday lives. "Pierce is the greatest place to teach," said Andre, a professor known for his edgy humor.

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