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More help on the way

Tuition isn’t the only thing that college students have to pay for.  Currently, California students who need financial assistance are able to go to community...

Affordable resources increased

The OER initiative is gaining momentum, as the amount of sections providing open educational resources has almost doubled since this past Spring. This fall there...

Pierce increases reach

Pierce College hopes to expand its Outreach Program courses with the help of an assembly bill. While Pierce has been offering the Outreach program for...

Textbooks arrive late

The delay of textbook shipments at the student store have caused students to have a late start in learning. Outside competition and late textbook...

Lower prices, more sales

At the beginning of each new semester, outside textbook sellers visit the Pierce College campus and target students with reduced textbook prices. These companies...

OER implemented in courses

Textbook costs continue to rise, affecting student budgets nationwide. The average price of a new textbook increased from $58 in 2011-12 to $80 in 2015-16,...

High textbook costs, OER solution

Textbook costs continue to rise, affecting student budgets nationwide. The average price of a new textbook increased from $58 in 2011-12 to $80 in 2015-16,...

OER courses remain unaddressed

The status of Online Educational Resources (OER) courses that a new professor must take over remains ambiguous in regards to the material used, causing...

Faculty advocating for cheaper textbooks

The high cost of college textbooks continue to be a financial burden for many students wanting to pursue their education. Pierce College staff members...

The crime of copying

Students are prohibited from taking pictures or making copies of textbooks that have not been purchased, according to a Pierce College Student Store policy....

Latest news

LACCD and LASD renew their contract for six months

Los Angeles Community College Department’s (LACCD) Board of Trustees in a special meeting Saturday,  Dec. 12,  renewed its contract with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s...

Profs prepare

Pierce College professors are preparing their online coursework for the upcoming semesters as courses are expected to remain online until at least through spring. As...

Pierce music student dies

Pierce College student Alvin Supattarakorn would try to get his hands on most instruments within reach. He even kept a mini keyboard in his...

Sports in the air

UPDATE: Pierce College and the other LACCD schools won't participate in early spring competition. Read the full release here. With new restrictions issued by local...

Keeping the spirit of the season alive, online

The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful and isolating for a lot of people and the holidays can be an opportunity to reconnect with friends...
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