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Pierce Pioneer

Horror helping society

October 30, 2013

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This issue, the paper looked at the physical and mental effects of a good scare. Adrenaline, excitement, and dread all attract people to fright, but horror can accomplish more than the mental equivalent of a roller coaster. The power and effectiveness of fear should be utilized by story tellers of any genre, for when used...

Versatile smoking

October 18, 2013

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Mariah Foley Staff Writer Last issue, The Pioneer featured an article about e-cigarettes.  This article portrayed e-cigarettes as a new way to quit, but did not mention that they are also a much safer and healthier alternative to cigarettes, not only for the smoker, but also for the environment. First of all, smoke fr...

Censorship is still alive

October 18, 2013

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Daniel Konicek Staff Writer Censorship can seem old and removed, a product of a flawed history. However, censorship has never gone away completely. It is more important now more than ever to preserve a clean marketplace of ideas because it key to overcoming the problems that stands between mankind and destruction. Biologically, there is very li...

Raining cats and dogs

October 16, 2013

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Mariah Foley Staff Writer Everybody loves a good catfight, but fights that break out between cat people and dog people are more prevalent and much less appreciated.  People love their pets, and that’s understandable. However, fighting about your love for your feline or canine, or their love for you, is ridiculous. F...

Ask Mariah- e-cigs

October 15, 2013

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Mariah Foley Staff Writer Last issue, The Pioneer featured an article about e-cigarettes.  This article portrayed e-cigarettes as a new way to quit, but did not mention that they are also a much safer and healthier alternative to cigarettes, not only for the smoker, but also for the environment. First of all, smoke fr...

Technology Editorial

October 1, 2013

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Daniel Konicek Staff Writer A common horror trope is the destruction of humanity and the corruption of self. Zombies, vampires, werewolves, mutants and other creatures prey on this fear; that is why they continue haunt to us. In this time of technology and social media, the fear of a generation of having a anti-social jerks twisted by the evils of Facebook and Twitter rises. W...

Have You Been Saying Yes?

September 24, 2013

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Austin Lewis Staff Writer In today’s age it has become so easy to communicate with others through texting, email, and social media sites that it’s more difficult to have interpersonal relationships. This has lead to more people becoming introverts and wanting to stay inside logged on to their social media’s instead of actua...

art as an outlet

May 30, 2013

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Art is an important aspect of everyday life. Dreams and imagination are sculpted through; drawing, painting, making music, and many more creative and expressive ways to create art. Many people find art to be a tool to vent and to produce yourself on or in beautiful and interesting makes of art. These types of meditative features...

join some clubs

May 30, 2013

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The average student attends Pierce for two years. It takes a couple months for a student to adjust to their classes, homework, extracurricular activities, and make some friends. The time spent trying to connect at school can be shortened if they join one of Pierce’s clubs. When someone joins a club, others with similar interests...

pioneer staff leaving

May 30, 2013

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As this year comes to the end, many Pioneer staff members are leaving Pierce College or transferring. It’s been a long and interesting year working with these people. The office has been filled with many laughs and many frustrations, but they will all be greatly missed as fellow co-workers. We’d like to thank all the...

parking problems

May 6, 2013

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Even if the school parking lot is never technically full, parking is still a disaster for students in a rush. In this week's Hallways Hassle, three of the six people interviewed listed parking as their least favorite aspect of Pierce College. If there are no plans to expand the parking lots, it falls upon the students to...

humans and guns

May 6, 2013

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Guns; we are all affected by them. They affect us both indirectly and directly. We see how the media portrays them to the American public. Everyone has their opinions on guns. Guns are to keep people safe, or guns are the reason people are dying. There is a common argument people make that says, “Guns don’t kill people,...

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