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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Opinion

To Whom it May Concern:

Although you reported that Peter Hankwitz included his personal opinions of gay issues, I wondered if it was really necessary to refer to him as a "gay Republican" in the heading above the column. I think the lead-in to the story would have been just as effective without the irrelevancy of the adjective appearing there.

New play proves to be eye-catching

Because it was opening on a Friday night, Halloween weekend and after a long day of work, I was afraid it would be hard to try to grant the cast and crew of Pierce College's latest theater production, "The Elephant Man" my fullest attention and objectivity.

Difranco latest work borders on failure

Soothing, relaxing, jazzy and mellow describes Ani Difranco's sound throughout her album "Reprieve." "Hypnotized" the opener does just what it says. The song lingers the listener in and makes them feel at ease. The smooth sound of her guitar allows you to drift into relaxation and takes you into another world.

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.

Modern portrayal of queen loses audience

Most history books portray French monarch Marie Antoinette in a negitive light, emphasing her most famous words, "Let them eat cake," to her starving subjects. Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Oscar nominated director Sofia Coppola, however, takes Antoinette's struggles and delves deep into the very core of who Coppola refers to as "France's most misunderstood monarch.

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.

College: the best 7 years of my life

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.


Concert inspired by angels inspires

As the silence filled the auditorium, the vivid musical notes of the "City of Angels" gradually rose under the direction of Pierce Music Professor, Director Stephen P. Piazza. The Los Angeles Symphonic Winds hosted this event at the beginning of this month at the Performance Arts Building.


Some way, some how, pay staff

Why are so many full and part-time workers, provisional workers and student workers at Pierce and all around the LACCD not getting paid on a regular basis? Over the past two weeks, The Roundup staff has heard a variety of stories from workers being overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all.


I just want to sleep, maybe some day

College life is hard. It's amazing how noticeably different life is when you are not in high school anymore. Part-time and full-time jobs, responsibilities of college life and so much more seem to barge in. At times it becomes almost impossible to cope.


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