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Attendance doesn’t equal learning

Mandatory class attendance in college has been debated for years. Students and professors are found on both sides of the argument. According to the...

Con: Absentee slips

Every year around the end of the semester there are always students who knock on a professor's door during office hours with an excuse...

Pro: Absentee slips

It’s a scene all too familiar in any given Pierce classroom when a semester begins. You show up 10 minutes early to grab that...

Con: Math as a GE

Unless a student chooses a STEM career, requiring an  Engineering, Math or  Science major , the  question becomes, "what are the odds the average...

Pro: Math as a GE

We use mathematics in our everyday lives more than we think we do. That is why math should be a mandatory part of students’...

Con: Math as a GE

On entering college, students should be allowed the freedom to focus on their strengths. Opting-out of math, with the knowledge that it will not...

General education an option

After 12 years of education on a broad range of topics, students are usually able to determine their academic strengths and weaknesses. Ideally, students...

Lower the units for full-time status

To obtain 12 units to be considered a full-time student is arguably the most frustrating part about registering for classes. The units required to be...

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Clothesline Project online

Even students who didn’t know about the Clothesline Project likely saw last October dozens of t-shirts hanging between trees in Rocky Young Park with...

BRIEF: Football to return in the spring

The Southern California Football Association released the schedule for the spring 2021 season. All sports including football were moved to next semester because of...

Cool relief for a hot LA

After walking for miles on Sepulveda Boulevard in search of cans and plastic bottles to trade for income, Jose M. frequents a refrigerator painted...

Artistic response to racial violence

Trayvon Martin, a Black 17-year-old, was killed in 2012 by George Zimmerman, who was a part of his local neighborhood watch. In response to Zimmerman’s...

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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