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Splashing in the classroom

The swim and water polo teams are diving for some local and international scholarships as well as keeping good GPAs by balancing both studies...

Con: Professors Displaying Grades

As college students, we are used to getting our information as quickly as possible, which is why it can be frustrating to wait for...

Pro: Professors Displaying Grades

In today’s current environment, many students feel at ease as their grades remain private to the rest of their peers. However, the feeling of content...

Withdrawing is better than taking a fail

Some people think receiving a W on their transcript is like becoming Hester Prynne marked with an ‘A’ in The Scarlet Letter. Except in...

Drop fails aren’t as bad as W’s

The big question that comes to mind by many students is, “Should I take a fail or drop and get a W?” It’s a...

Participation shouldn’t be graded

Class participation shouldn't be mandatory for a student's grade. Not only is it too ambiguous to grade, but it also punishes and creates a...

Better Grade, Better Aid

Trying to qualify for financial aid is one of the most crucial things when continuing on to secondary education, which is why financial aid...

Con: Teachers grading on a curve

Grading on the curve is a method of grading that is based on letter grades that are distributed on a bell curve.  Typically, for...

Pro: Teachers grading on a curve

Grading on a curve is a highly useful tool that all professors should utilize in their classes. Procedures that are used to grade on a...

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Artistic response to racial violence

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Coffee, conversations and computers

Pierce College President Alexis Montevirgen virtually opened his doors on Oct 14. to host the second Zoom session of Coffee and Conversation with the...
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