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Are you smarter than Sam Reed?

April 16, 2012

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Secretary of State Sam Reed will battle students during civics week to see who is smarter Sydney Conrad Staff writer  A special guest is gracing Pierce College with his presence during what we know as civics week to bring awareness, and a bit of fun, to state politics and civilians. Secretary of State Sam Reed will ...

With all change comes challenge

April 16, 2012

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Dining Bay is consumed by construction, forcing Student Programs to relocate activities Sydney Conrad Staff Writer Construction has consumed yet another part of the Pierce College campus, and this time it has a direct impact on the student body. Taking away the second space given to Student Programs and Student Government fo...

Domestic violence strikes all ages

March 26, 2012

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(Pierce provides support for those abused by intimate partners)   One out of every four women have been a victim of intimate partner violence, or formerly known as domestic violence. For over ten years Pierce College has held a domestic violence panel for the students, faculty and staff members with the goal of ...

Feeding homeless in a foreign country

February 29, 2012

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International students volunteer at 'Rescue Mission' feeding the homeless It was Tuesday evening when the International NWCCI department announced volunteer opportunities at the Rescue Mission, but when international students hear the words Rescue Mission they assumed that it is an emergency service or a CPR course. W...

Working the catwalk

February 29, 2012

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International students put on a fashion show as entertainment during lunch подиума, pasadizo, passerella, Laufsteg, πασαρέλα. All of this terminology mean runway, fashion runway to be exact. The school hosted an international students fashion show where all students from completely different backgrounds united to stunt their stuff. Kimiko Morrow participated in ...

Black History Month

February 16, 2012

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February set aside for celebrating accomplishments of Black Americans “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history,” Dr. Carter G.Woodson once said. Initially formed in 1926 by Woodson, Black History Month is celebrated across ...

Bonding with books

February 16, 2012

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Members of Pierce welcome to read and discuss chosen book Pierce College has kicked off their Common Book Program this quarter and has announced the common book that will be read for winter quarter, encouraging faculty and students alike, from both college locations, to unite together and read best-seller “Brain Rules: 1...

Student spotlight: he will never quit

February 16, 2012

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Paul Garcia wrestles with complicated academic schedule in Running Start Paul Garcia is a senior at Steilacoom High School, sophomore at Pierce College, and is currently enrolled in the Running Start Program. He’s in the process of graduating high school and getting his associates degree. Garcia has should have 75 credits ...

Travel the world inside school walls

February 15, 2012

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Students from around the world gather together in the halls of Pierce to depict the cultures of their homes during International Education Week. This event is celebrated across the United States as a way for American students to recognize and learn about the different nationalities represented in their schools. Pierce College...

Lake Pollution Happening in Own Backyard

February 15, 2012

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The toxic blue-green algae in Lake Waughop is dangerous and potentially deadly to people and their pets Written by Eileen Quackenbush After going for a swim in the lake behind the college, a dog groomed itself and ingested toxic water; now the dog is dead. The 33-acre Waughop Lake at Fort Steilacoom Park contains ...

Phi Theta Kappa welcome new students into society

February 7, 2012

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As students prepare for graduation and transferring to four-year universities, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society offers their members scholarship opportunities and assists them to become job ready. According to the Phi Theta Kappa website, the eligibility for membership are: students must be enrolled in a regionally accredited...

Professor by day, dancer by night

February 7, 2012

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Steve Crain coordinates the health science wellness and physical education department. He has worked here for about 18 years.  Before he came here, he worked on his doctoral degree at a university. Something that stands out with this teacher is he competes in dance competitions. Where did you work before you came here? ...

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