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Movember grows hairy

November 2, 2012

Filed under Editorials

No Shave November is a great reminder of the effects that prostate and testicular cancer can have on men. It is also a subtle way to support and raise awareness of these forms of cancer as well. Besides, we all know that some ladies dig men with that beardy lumberjack look. Men’s health has never been on America’s radar...

Notes to self on advising

October 18, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

Advisors can be helpful, especially when you know what direction you’d like to aim your life in. It’s important to know who your advisor is, set up a career plan with them, and check in quarterly. However, if you are driven, research-oriented and passionate about your goals, it is possible to achieve almost as much...

If lost, just ask

September 26, 2012

Filed under Editorials

Finding a classroom on campus can be a challenging obstacle for a new student, especially when it’s a classroom tucked away in a basement, a corner, or a building which few students venture out to. For this sole purpose, having a map can be a life saver and relive a new student’s stress the first couple of days. But...

Google takes over

September 26, 2012

Filed under Editorials

There are often times when one wonders “What does the future hold?” But the answer never comes until the future is upon us, but by then it is the present and the future is ever more fleeting, leaving us standing on a loose foothold of the unknown. Google is a colossal billion-dollar company that leaves many in a...

Beauty lies within

June 12, 2012

Filed under Editorials, News

Miss Pierce College, a long-standing tradition of beauty pageants that have been rolled up into a college theater. Ladies are judged on their etiquette, talent, and question answers but in reality it is their beauty that is judged. America is a society that bases their opinions on looks rather than personality and etiquette....

Living in a masquerade

May 25, 2012

Filed under Editorials, News

Many people today live out untruthful lives, which may seem like nothing, but how far is too far and do your intentions make a difference? You might put on a mask to impress someone of interest upon meeting them, maybe one to better your chances at winning over an interview or various other reasons. The thing is despite doi...

2012 Convention season in full swing

May 15, 2012

Filed under Editorials

Starting from early spring to early fall, gamers, comic book lovers, and anime fans alike come out of the woodwork to attend various conventions throughout the country. Groups of friends carpool, share hotel rooms, and dress up as their favorite characters for a weekend to celebrate their favorite movies, comic books, video...

Be cool, go green

May 15, 2012

Filed under Editorials

Going green seems to be one of the latest fads that have people jumping on the bandwagon these days. But why do some people refuse? Is it really too much effort to switch out all of your regular light bulbs for florescent ones? It may sound old and repetitive to our ears by now, however it re- ally is easy to recycle....

Save a pets life

May 15, 2012

Filed under Editorials

For years people have been suffering through the long depress- ing commercials depicting lonely pets yearning for adoption. During the Fall 2011 quarter the newly founded Vet-Tech pro- gram took in 18 dogs and 14 cats that they have been caring for since. Unfortunately the program does not continue into the sum- me...

Reality = news lessons

May 15, 2012

Filed under Editorials, News

The late Walter Lippman once said that the purpose of journalism is to provide a view of reality upon which the citizen can act. The problem found within that quote is that everyone interprets reality from a different viewpoint. A real life example of this would be the article printed in the previous issue of the Pioneer...

Lengthen your life by eating healthier

May 15, 2012

Filed under Editorials, News

Convenience: that is what the world seems to be about these days. What can I get that’s cheap, fast and tastes good? The one place you can get that on campus is the cafeteria. We indulge in the salty delights of French fries, the satisfaction of cheeseburgers, the sweet decadence of cheesecake and then wash it all down...

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