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Enrollment drops for second consecutive year

Statewide, community colleges are experiencing dips in enrollment because of COVID-19.  Pierce College is no different.  Pierce faces a decline of 17% in enrollment since spring...

Pierce music student dies

Pierce College student Alvin Supattarakorn would try to get his hands on most instruments within reach. He even kept a mini keyboard in his...

LACCD and LASD going separate ways

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) will terminate its contract with Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) after failure to reach mutually agreeable...

Enrollment down

Pierce College’s current 10% deficit in enrollment compared to last year would normally raise the loudest alarms across the district. But the numbers are “looking...

Solutions proposed to overcome virtual learning barriers

California Community College Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley answered students’ questions about the upcoming fall semester in a virtual town hall on Tuesday.  “There is tremendous...

Column: New horizons

As I near the end of the third month in quarantine at home, I find myself noticing a decline in my mental health and...

Students isolated for Ramadan

While COVID-19 limits social interactions, Pierce Muslim students who are fasting during Ramadan are especially at a loss because it’s a holiday that’s usually...

New building proposal stirs controversy

Pierce will be undergoing major changes to its campus within the next decade, one being the new multi-purpose academic workforce education building (MPAWE), which...

Pierce students balance being essential workers

As government officials urge Americans to practice social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19, some Pierce students find themselves risking their own health...

Looking COVID-19 in the eye

A man alone on his deathbed looked over at his wife and son. He wanted to be able to hold them close, but he was...

Latest news

BRIEF: Pierce Athletics temporarily affected by COVID-19

UPDATE #2 on 7/20 at 4:32 p.m. Interim President Aracely Aguiar said LA County Department of Public Health visited the campus. “We were in compliance, however...

BRIEF: Former Brahma drafted to the Minnesota Twins

  Most baseball players dream of playing professionally. For former Brahma pitcher Johnathan Lavallee, he will get that opportunity. Lavallee was selected in the 16th round...

BRIEF: Kaiser Permanente to offer vaccine incentive for students

The Foundation for Los Angeles Community Colleges and Kaiser Permanente have announced a partnership to offer students from the Los Angeles Community College District...

BRIEF: Pierce vaccination site closes

Months after becoming the largest testing and vaccination site in the San Fernando Valley, Pierce College shut down operations on Saturday, June 19. According to...

BRIEF: Pierce Student Health Center reopens

After a year and a half, the Pierce College Student Health Center reopened Monday for in-person services, including mental health and family planning. SHC assistant...
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