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Wednesday, July 28, 2021


The site that leads to NOWHERE

A pretty face isn't enough to cover up the lack of content of the Pierce College Web site.

A lot as empty as our commitment

There's a lot more than complaining that would help the parking situation.

Growing our way to financial security.

Pierce College is doing better than most when it comes to the budget crisis affecting other Community Colleges. There's a reason.<br>

Fees on the rise

Do not be alarmed by a possible enrollment-fee increase of at least $6 per unit sometime next year for California community colleges.

As of press time, there is no official news release about the fees returning $26 per unit-a price last paid in the summer of 2007-but there has been a speculation it will rise to $30 as soon as July 1 of next year.

Soldiers need new G.I. Bill

TOPIC | Post-9/11 Veterans Assistance Act OUR VIEW | The government needs to reform the current G.I. Bill to meet 21st century needs.

Library hours need revision

TOPIC | Pierce College library hours OUR VIEW | Create an independent study hall that opens earlier than the library. Every weekday morning, the Pierce College library is the last in the district to open its doors. Six of the nine college libraries even operate on Saturday.


Every weekday morning, the Pierce College library is the last in the district to open its doors. Six of the nine college libraries even operate on Saturday. Can't Pierce open the library an hour earlier? Students are waiting for earlier opening. The main reason for not being able to extend hours is a lack of additional funding and less staff, according to Florence Robin, library department chair.

It’s not easy being ‘green’

For Pierce College to merit the label "green," it should require every aspect of this school to be eco-conscious - this, we have not yet fully achieved. The Clinton Climate Initiative honored the Los Angeles Community College District's Green Building Program, which is the highest environmental accolade in the state, but how much of the school's efforts are going to waste? Every environmentally-efficient act the school and district takes seems to be countered by an almost equally harmful one.

Women’s History Month hits home

A group of men founded Pierce College in 1947, and when first opened, the entire student population was male. Currently, 56 percent of 20,000 students attending this school are female. Fifty-nine percent of all community college students in the U.S. are women, according to the American Association of Community Colleges.

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