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Plan in place in case of campus attack


"In everybody's life there is an 'it' and there is your life before 'it' and your life after 'it'." -Tony Stark Iron Man: The Amazing Spider-Man: Issue 532 What drives a man to create his own 'it'? What gives the man the power to do something so heinous that he is willing to change the lives of thousands of people with his decision?

Football struggles to gain footing


Pierce College's football team was once again defeated in the hands of an undefeated Glendale Community College squad. The Vaqueros ran wild on the Brahmas defense, or lack there of, ending in a 3-28 loss. Pierce displayed no signs of awakening from both sides of the football Saturday night.

Kim Abeles

Art speaker Kim Abeles will be speaking at Pierce College Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. in the Art 3300 classroom. Social issues are the main focus and inspiration for her artwork. Her work includes sculptures, painting and photographs. "I like to do things the hard way.

Band at Pierce

Jamming in the cafeteria is nothing new to this Pierce College band without a name. "For our name we want something that has kind of a blues feel...something with trains. Trains have kind of a working class feel, and a blues kind of feel, but it's also something that's going somewhere," says Beth Nordeen, 33, who plays rhythm guitar.

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.

New Voters Project


Opinions are like belly buttons; everybody's got one. For U.S. citizens 18 and older, the government not only allows, but encourages expressing those opinions through voting. "The need for an active student voice has never been greater," said Abraham White, Pierce College Associated Students Organization (ASO) President, "and [that] cannot be accomplished without more students getting out to the polls and voting.

Group aids rape victims, stumbles without space


One in five college women have been raped, according to the Sexual Victimization of College Women Survey. Legislation was passed this year to attempt to protect California college age women. Sacramento passed the "Mandatory Orientation: Sexual Violence Prevention Act" this year, requiring California colleges to "implement written protocols to ensure that students, faculty, and staff who are victims of sexual assault… receive treatment and information.

Foster kids get a day of fun ‘n’ play


A petting zoo, Tai the elephant, rock climbing, carnival rides and even a pee-wee circus training tent filled the normally quiet Shepard Stadium Sunday with foster children and their mentors taking advantage of the overcast day to bond over a little bit of fun as part of the annual Day of the Child event.

High-demand courses added for spring


As the fall semester drops its last leaf and comes to an end, spring semester approaches with a new class plan. The official end date of the fall semester at Pierce College is Dec. 21, which for some students can mean winter break or winter session. As for the spring semester, which begins Feb.

Fundraiser for child abuse victims coming Sunday


Sue Meier, an adjunct Pierce College psychology professor, is among a number of faculty members who walk the walk. Meier is coordinating this year's Strike Against Child Abuse fundraiser Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at Canoga Park Bowl, locatede at 20122 Vanowen St.