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Living With Autism

Living With Autism

March 18, 2018

I am a 45-year-old student of Pierce College at Fort Steilacoom. April is Autism Awareness Month and because I have autism, I would like to share what it is like t...

A new year can bring hope

A new year can bring hope

March 9, 2018

Imagine a young woman walking into your office. She is trembling as you see tears fall from her fair face, hitting the carpet beneath you. The makeup on her face is smudging as it comes off re...

Why don’t we talk about trans women – especially in a positive light?

Why don’t we talk about trans women – especially in a positive light?

March 5, 2018

While transgender women in the LGBTQA community are discussed often, they seem to be overlooked or disregarded...

A recipe for remembering home

A recipe for remembering home

February 2, 2018

I miss Tet. I will be honest with myself and say this without doubt, hesitation or any type of implications....

New Year’s resolutions

New Year’s resolutions

December 14, 2017

Here are some suggestions for writing down resolutions with passion and a promise to pursue them in the next year.

Surprises of color bring joy

Surprises of color bring joy

December 12, 2017

In the world outside that is full of green and gray, seeing color gives hope that there is a brighter future ahead.

Revel in the spark that comes once a year

Revel in the spark that comes once a year

December 12, 2017

I believe life is like the fireworks. Every single spark — none of them is alike and each has its place —  together creating magnificence in the dark sky.

Remembering my Santa Claus — halfway around the world

Remembering my Santa Claus — halfway around the world

November 13, 2017

...it was something that put an end to my childhood. It felt like I just woke up from a dream where an old chubby man in red gives presents to every good child...

Light a candle at Christmas

Light a candle at Christmas

November 13, 2017

A lit candle is more than a source of light in a dark room. All civilizations and religions have used it as a focal point for something.

Thanksgiving is an American holiday

Thanksgiving is an American holiday

November 13, 2017

However, Native Americans history is very different than the whitewashed version taught in school.

Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving

November 13, 2017

...Thanksgiving has taken a new path of “Friendsgiving.” Generally celebrated the weekend before traditional Thanksgiving Day, it is meant for friends to celebrate their own way

International student sees hurdles in applying for foundation scholarship

International student sees hurdles in applying for foundation scholarship

October 19, 2017

Pierce College Foundation has funded bunch of dollars into a scholarship and all students should try to apply for it — even international students.

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