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Paris under terrorist attack

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

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The words no one wants to hear: terrorist attack. Paris was the latest location of an act of terror on Friday with a series of coordinated bombings and the hostage takeover of the Bataclan concert hall. At least one of the bombings appeared to be a suicide bombing. It is not yet known who is responsible for the attacks. At the t...

App gives comfort

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

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Walking alone can be scary. Walking alone at night can be terrifying. There is no such thing as being too safe these days and one new app allows friends to keep you company on your commute, even if they can’t be with you. Have you ever been walking through a dark parking lot late at night?  What about a college campus well a...

PCAD allows for second chances

Caleb Hensin, Staff writer

November 23, 2015

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The implementation of PCAD at Pierce is a step in the right direction for American education. For those who didn’t have the chance to gain a full high school education, getting that later in life is incredibly challenging, especially since 2014 when Pearson View, a private company, acquired the rights to GED tests. ...

You paid for that freebie

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2015

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The Services and Activities fee provides funding for many of the programs on campus but a majority of students are unaware that they are even contributing to these particular programs. Each year the college provides students with services that seem to be complimentary but in fact, we’ve paid for these with a portion...

Gay leadership sparks controversy

Kate Hummel, Gavin Moore

September 17, 2015

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Gavin Moore/ Staff Writer The recent decision to allow gay men to be Boy Scout leaders is a step in the right direction. Many steps have been taken to afford everyone with true equal rights, and there are still more to come. The Human Rights Campaign President, Chad Griffin, said in his statement regarding this change,...

Hallway Hassle: Can a relationship recover after someone cheats?

Brittanie Pervier, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

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Death ends important parts

Katelyn Hummel, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

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The death of Shylowe Statzer has shocked a number of faculty and students who had the chance to know or meet her. Death is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a permanent cessation of all vital functions”. This can be simplified by saying that death is the stopping of all important parts: parts of life, of the body, of...

#blacklivesmatter: there is no grey area

#blacklivesmatter: there is no grey area

September 17, 2015

For over a year now the #blacklivesmatter movement has been in full effect on social media and in...

We are fortunate and unscathed

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

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While the smoke from the wildfires has cleared over Pierce County, residents of central and eastern Washington are still suffering. The losses they have faced over this summer will continue to grow as the fires rage on. As a county, we may not have realized the grief caused by the fires but it’s important to bring...

No trust, no relationship

Brittanie Pervier, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

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Is a relationship worth saving after someone cheats? After the recent Ashley Madison scandal, it’s a question many are thinking about. The answer varies from couple to couple depending on the unique circumstances each relationship is faced with. However these circumstances all have one thing in common - dishonesty....

Art cuts in school

Dominic Wilkerson, Editor of Chief

May 12, 2015

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Recently there was a reading and reception from the Student Literary Arts Magazine, or SLAM. This year it was completely funded by student life from both Pierce College campuses. This shows an apparent appreciation for the arts and artists by the heads of these groups, but the same is not said for elementary schools all the...

How Vinyl records are once again becoming relevant

Nik Gugelman, Sports Editor

April 13, 2015

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In 2013 vinyl records were out of date. That changed in late 2014. In comparison to the first half of 2013 and the first half of 2014, sales went up 40 percent for vinyl records. We started the music revolution with cassettes. They were portable.  They were a part of the transition of getting music out to the people faster...

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