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Appreciating our warriors

December 27, 2011

Filed under Campus, Feature, News

There have been many occasions where some Americans have mistakenly thought that Veterans Day is a day set aside by America to celebrate those lost in battle defending our country or those who became missing in action. This definition fits Memorial Day, the day to honor our country’s war dead. Veterans Day on the other...

Born with fists to beat any obstacle

December 27, 2011

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Leah Henson’s life experiences led her to the decision of becoming a social worker By Eileen Quackenbush/Staff Writer   Leah Henson Henson writes in a journal to help her cope with the deformities in her hands, the death of her daughter, and a battle with breast cancer. Henson’s mother worked in electronics and b...

“Almost, Maine” Steps on the Stage

December 27, 2011

Filed under A&E, Campus, News

Audiences applauded the new Pierce College production “Almost, Maine” featured at the Black Box Theatre on campus at 7pm on Nov. 11 12, 18, and 19. In the town of Almost is an array of interesting characters all living their lives while unexpectedly finding love in this comedic play. Playwright John Cariani interlaced...

Budget cuts hit childcare

December 27, 2011

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As budget cuts swept the nation like a hurricane, the campus daycare was no exception to the economic turmoil. The Milgard Child Development Center (MCDC) had to let go of part-time employees to avoid going over budget once again. Last year, MCDC went over their budget for part-time staff by $45,000. With the decrease...

Drunk Driving Demonstration

December 27, 2011

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Thursday, October 27th was DUI awareness day at Pierce.  Representatives from State Farm Insurance, Lakewood Police Department, and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department were on-hand in the Cascade building. State Farm set up a DUI simulator that placed students in a car cockpit, with a steering wheel, surrounded by three s...

Never been Kissed

December 27, 2011

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Despite the gray, rainy weather outside, Naida Yasub sat cozy in her two-bedroom apartment as her eyes gleamed with pride and she confessed that never in the 28 years of her life has she held a relationship with a man; let alone kissed one. Yasub is a strong Muslim international student visiting Pierce College from Gilgit,...

Training Gets Personal

December 27, 2011

Filed under Campus, News, Other, Sports

Diane Lynch a recent graduate of the DHFT certification program is the new personal trainer at the Hec. Diane’s Passion for staying fit led her to leave her job as a pharmacy technician and attend Pierce College Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician certification course. Diane became interested in health and fitness...

Scary Sketches Score students $125 in prizes

December 27, 2011

Filed under Campus

  Superstition Week, a series of Halloween themed events, included a very scary challenge. “Show Me Your Horror”, a drawing contest hosted by ShaTara Baker of Student Programs required contestants to draw and color something gruesome, disturbing, and most of all horrific. The first place winner would receive a...

Stockings for Soldiers

December 27, 2011

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Students give overseas troops gifts during the holidays Alexis Bell Contributing Writer As families and friends hang the lights, trim the trees, and enjoy home-cooked meals, there are still soldiers on deployment who may not be feeling the Christmas spirit. The Veterans Student Center has organized a Christmas s...

“Almost, Maine” Makes it’s Way Into Our Theatre

December 18, 2011

Filed under A&E, Campus, Feature, News

Lights, camera, action and let the fall play production begin. “Almost, Maine” is a collection of vignettes of love stories, nine different quirky love stories to be exact. “Almost, Maine” was written by world famous play writer John Cariani, also known for his appearance as a forensics technician Julian Beck on the...

Talking About The Tutoring Center

December 18, 2011

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The Tutoring Center has helped student Joshua Desmond improve his grades in the classes he takes each quarter. “The tutors have helped me improve drastically in my studies and test scores,” Desmond said. Sabrina Stevenson, the Tutoring Center manager, and her team try to make the Tutoring Center a welcoming place. "There's...

Our home gets a new dome

December 18, 2011

Filed under Campus, Feature

Pierce Fort Steilacoom will house the only Science Dome in the South Sound starting fall of next year. The new planetarium has the potential of being a useful tool in drawing the community to the campus. The astronomical center will offer educational and entertainment programs to college students, local residents, and K-12...

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