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cafeteria perks

May 6, 2013

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The start of spring quarter brought blossoms, some heavy rain, and a more organized cafeteria. For those students that frequent the food area, there are more options as well as symbols to designate different meals for people with certain preferences. These symbols show whether an item is vegetarian or vegan, gluten free, and...

beware the internet

April 17, 2013

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Marty Lobdell Staff Writer The recent kerfuffle over footballer Manti Te'o and his supposed dead girlfriend, motivated this piece. The internet and its social media sites can bring people together but they can also cause difficulties. In 2010, a purported documentary titled “Catfish” followed a young man's online rom...

voting as a student

April 17, 2013

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Students should be active and aware within their school in the same way that citizens are encouraged to be active and aware in their communities. One of the civic duties of citizens is the responsibility to vote; to have one’s opinion heard and to make a social and political impact. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is one...

speaking of speakers

April 17, 2013

Filed under Editorials, News

Having an Artists and Speakers Series budget will benefit the student body greatly. Many top universities get speakers to come to their schools and speak about their lives or social issues they specialize in. The speaker our student government acquired, Annie Leonard, will teach about the making of stuff and how it impacts the...

to choose or not to choose

April 17, 2013

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A Letter to the Editor, I stumbled upon your article the other day and was intrigued by the title. However, as I continued to read, I was quickly enraged by the unprofessionalism. I understand that for many this is a touchy subject, and I try to respect and be open to others' opinions. What I cannot logically respect however,...

counterpoint: animal rights

April 17, 2013

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Valerie Ettenhofer Staff Writer Several animal rights laws do a wonderful job of protecting our furry friends, but sometimes the extremes activists and advocates go to can be ridiculous or even dangerous. Compassionate farming, protection from abuse and neglect and more are noble causes to stand for, but why do people n...

Point: Animal rights

April 17, 2013

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Healani Brennan Staff Writer The policy of killing an animal if they attack a human being is a barbaric act. Recently, a news story reported on how a volunteer at a zoo walked into a lion cage and was mauled by the lion. Other zoo workers immediately shot and killed the lion. Lions are close to extinction already. Zoos...

Kinsey confidential

March 18, 2013

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Q: I’m a 22 year old woman and have almost entirely lost my sex drive. I am in the mood for sex perhaps once every two months, and even then it takes me a long time to get my body into a state of arousal that makes intercourse possible [all the plumbing and hardware works fine then, though.] This is a huge departure from th...

addicted to perfection

February 27, 2013

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According to the National Eating Disorder Association, 10 to 15 percent of Americans suffer from some type of eating disorder. Teen media’s pressure to be perfect gets much of the blame for this, but in some cases the influence is closer to home. Many teen magazines have an affect as well, 46 percent of girls from the...

The right to an education

February 27, 2013

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A recent discussion regarding the women of Islam brings about an issue that seldom receives the proper attention, and that is whether or not education is a natural human right. Those who are concerned about having a fair and universal educational system suggests that not enough has been done by first world nations to secure...

Life, Liberty, and Controversy: Django: Unchained sparks heated debates the world over

January 28, 2013

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Following the release of Django: Unchained, controversy about its provocative use of racial slurs, historical inaccuracies, and outlandish bloody violence has sparked both positive and negative reviews. Almost immediately, audiences celebrated the film’s evenly paced, well-told story, electrifying performances, and excell...

Out in the open

November 29, 2012

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Marty Lobdell Staff Writer  You have probably seen public sex in movies, e.g., the elevator scene in Fatal Attraction.  Although many people have had public sex, there are risks. In fact, the riskiness of public sex is likely why it is arousing for some people. A terrible outcome can occur when a couple is having sex in pu...

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