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How Vinyl records are once again becoming relevant

Nik Gugelman, Sports Editor

April 13, 2015

Filed under Editorials

In 2013 vinyl records were out of date.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...

Liam Neeson Supports Gun Control

Joseph Kelley, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Academy Award nominee actor Liam Neeson, famous for films such as “Schindler’s List,” “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” and the “Taken” franchise has voiced his opinion about gun control. While promoting his newest film, “Taken 3,” in Dubai during an interview with “Gulf News,” Neeson spoke out about the...

Transexual vs. Transgendered

Emily Clark, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

With “Orange is the New Black”  TV series rising in popularity, the transgender community has become more visible. This year, LaVerne Cox (Sophia Burset in “Orange”) became the first openly transgender person to be on the cover of Time magazine for her accomplishments in the visibility of transgender equal rights. Transgender...

Banning books is banning development

Emily Clark, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

Every year in October banned book week is “celebrated”. They are book readings, library sit ins, and petitions signed. But the root of the problem is rarely investigated. Books can be banned for a variety of reasons. Books are most often banned for sexual content and  offensive language, as cited by the Office of Intellectual...

Why we love Kinsey

Why we love Kinsey

November 7, 2014

After Marty Lobdell stopped writing the “Sex Talk” column last year, The Pioneer’s staff was faced...

What is “Genderqueer?”

November 5, 2014

Filed under Editorials, FrontPage

In the last issue of the Pioneer, there was an opinions article about the issues with Facebook and Drag Queens having to list their full names. The source was a genderqueer person named Jade Sylvan and since then there has been some confusion between sex and gender identification. So what exactly defines a genderqueer person?...

Letter to the Editor: Milk is milk

C.J. Thompson, Pierce College Instructor

October 21, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

[In response to “Teething on other animals’ teets” in the Oct. 6 issue.] I am writing in response to Kaitlyn Turner’s recent article entitled “Teething on other animals’ teets.”  Where do I begin? First let me say I have no association with the Dairy Industry.  My interest is solely on the responsibility o...

‘Beautiful Me’ broadcasts all body types equally

May 29, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorials, FrontPage

The Student Government and Activities Board recently put on the ‘Beautiful Me’ fashion show to raise money for the student book fund. The flyers littered campus, calling for “all types” of women to model in the show. The fashion show has promoted not only the fund, but body tolerance for all shapes and sizes, a viewpoint...

Editorial: Godzilla has run out of things to destroy

Editorial: Godzilla has run out of things to destroy

May 28, 2014

When people think Godzilla, they think of the iconic monster that destroyed Tokyo in the 1954 original....

Pet Adoption should not be taken lightly

May 19, 2014

Filed under Editorials, FrontPage

Daniel Konicek Staff Writer In the recent weeks, the veterinary program has advertised pet adoption of a variety of pets, which they often start doing to gain interest when they have too many animals.  There are never enough homes for the pets that desperately need them, and local shelters are waiting for people to volunt...

Fight for freedom worth one month a year

February 27, 2014

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Letter to the Editor [In response to “Black History Month racist” in the Feb. 13 issue.] I must admit I got upset and seriously offended by the commentary. The first thing I wanted to do was retaliate with negativity. The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught our nation about the power of love and respect for one hum...

Healthcare system lies

December 2, 2013

Filed under Editorials

The new health care system, Obama care seems to be all the rage for young adults and college students, but what are we really buying into? There’s a lot more to this plan just the benefits for a person. In the long run it can potentially save individuals some out of pocket money on their next visit to the hospital. The...

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