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Enrollment drops for second consecutive year

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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 2020.  But Pierce President Alexis Montevirgen said Pierce’s enrollment is doing...

BRIEF: Pierce College President Alexis Montevirgen resigns

Pierce College President Alexis Montevirgen has announced Thursday his resignation.  Montevirgen said in an email that he plans to step down from his position by the end of the academic term in June due to...

Abandoned field in need of a team

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The athletic facilities at Pierce College have been unused for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   President Alexis Montevirgen previously said he wanted to have the athletes return to athletic conditioning after...

Career tech on campus

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At Pierce College’s Applied and Industrial Technology buildings, people are likely to be greeted by the sounds of welding metal, the sight of sparks flying and the echoes of what would’ve been full classrooms...

Community growth for a bargain

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Pierce College holds the Topanga Vintage Market for independent vendors to sell goods to the community the fourth Sunday of every month. The market attracts 2,200 to 3,400 shoppers, according to their website. But to...

Echoes of the Asian American community

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With the rise in hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, there is no shortage of words to describe what emotions I feel as a Filipino American; anger, sadness and...

Academic Senate turmoil

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The Academic Senate appointed Tuesday a new representative after a heated discussion about potentially offensive and discriminatory comments one of the candidates said were leveled against her.  Alex Villalta was appointed as the Senate Representative...

Pierce College childcare center hopeful to reopen

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With schools making plans to soon reopen their campuses, childcare staff members at Pierce College believe it is important to get the COVID-19 vaccine.  On March 1, California announced that childcare workers are eligible to...

A single mom’s tough year

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The Brahma Pantry should be Pierce College's main focus during the pandemic. Being a student and a working, single mother of two children makes keeping everyone on schedule hard. My 15-minute breaks consist of rushing to...

Emotional rescue

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Stress and anxiety can take a toll on a student's mental state when there are Canvas notifications knocking on the virtual door. Michelle Reyes, a member of Pierce's Center of Academic Success, will present three...