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Live and back in action

After standing empty for an entire year, the Pierce College Performing Arts Building was filled with prop graffiti walls, hanging lights and the laughter...

Six degrees of social justice

The sound of police sirens approaching from a distance may comfort some, but to others it’s a noise associated with anxiety of potential brutality. This...

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...

Finding your voice after it’s gone

There’s a lot of Amy Solano in the Nina character from “In the Heights,” the role she played this month at Pierce College. Like...

‘In the Heights’ does it right

Now considered a revolutionary writer, Lin Manuel Miranda, before his groundbreaking and critically acclaimed “Hamilton,” took the Broadway stage with “In the Heights.” Though the...

Shaheen Vaaz discusses theater and directing ‘In the Heights’

Anthony Sanchez from KPCRadio.com features Theatre Instructor Shaheen Vaaz, who is directing Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "In the Heights" this theater season. "In the Heights" will...

Hard acts to follow

The top man of 'Top Girls' wins alternate award When we are young and impressionable, we don't usually know exactly what we want to do...

‘Top Girls’ go for top prize

In 2001, the President of the United States was George W. Bush and the first film of the Harry Potter series was released. It was...

Top Girls is close to top notch

*Correction: After the opening scene the play does not jump to present day. It jumps to 1982 London  *Correction: The sets minimalistic aspects are not...

Top Girls Preview

  In society today, women often feel as if they are forced to choose between a career and motherhood. Top Girls may resonate with audiences facing...

Latest news

An ending … and a beginning

For 30 years, Rodney Allen served Pierce College in achieving the school’s mission statement of enhancing a student-centered learning environment. Pierce is now returning the...

BRIEF: Interim President named

Los Angeles Community College District Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez announced in an email that Aracely (Ara) Aguiar will serve as the Interim President for Pierce...

Opening the farm

For many Pierce College students, the campus farm is just another entrance and exit onto campus. However, that can change if the school makes...

Building a community through exchanging textbooks

Two things that many students almost always need at the start of every new semester are textbooks and money. A way for Pierce College to...

Resume the competitions

With the school five months into the third semester following COVID-19 protocol, it’s time for Pierce College to allow student athletes to resume competition.  In...
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