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Hallway hassle: Kony edition

May 3, 2012

Filed under Campus, Video

http://youtu.be/9279emqhRoQ Here's the latest hallway hassle brought to you by the Pioneer. Special thanks to the students of Pierce College for letting us interview them! Filmed by Zach Wingfield and Igor Gonchar. Edited by Igor Gonchar. Interviewers: Caila Fautenberry, Georgina Tyler, and Sarah Clifton....

Instructor strives to succeed as student

April 17, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

Ellen George takes on the responsibilities of a professor as well as a Ph.D. student Donna Kopmar Staff Writer   Ellen George is a beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano instructor. It is her second time working at Pierce. She has worked here for this school year and in 1997 to 2004. Her goal is ...

Hundreds of people, 24 hours, one cause

April 16, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

Relay for Life unites communities throughout the nation to help find a cure for cancer Sofiya Lavochina Staff Writer Relay For Life is a nonprofit organization that donates all profits to the American Cancer Society. Pierce’s Phi Theta Kappa is introducing this relay as a way to give back to the community and s...

Are you smarter than Sam Reed?

April 16, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

Secretary of State Sam Reed will battle students during civics week to see who is smarter Sydney Conrad Staff writer  A special guest is gracing Pierce College with his presence during what we know as civics week to bring awareness, and a bit of fun, to state politics and civilians. Secretary of State Sam Reed will ...

With all change comes challenge

April 16, 2012

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Dining Bay is consumed by construction, forcing Student Programs to relocate activities Sydney Conrad Staff Writer Construction has consumed yet another part of the Pierce College campus, and this time it has a direct impact on the student body. Taking away the second space given to Student Programs and Student Government fo...

Domestic violence strikes all ages

March 26, 2012

Filed under Campus, News

(Pierce provides support for those abused by intimate partners)   One out of every four women have been a victim of intimate partner violence, or formerly known as domestic violence. For over ten years Pierce College has held a domestic violence panel for the students, faculty and staff members with the goal of ...

Feeding homeless in a foreign country

February 29, 2012

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International students volunteer at 'Rescue Mission' feeding the homeless It was Tuesday evening when the International NWCCI department announced volunteer opportunities at the Rescue Mission, but when international students hear the words Rescue Mission they assumed that it is an emergency service or a CPR course. W...

Working the catwalk

February 29, 2012

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International students put on a fashion show as entertainment during lunch подиума, pasadizo, passerella, Laufsteg, πασαρέλα. All of this terminology mean runway, fashion runway to be exact. The school hosted an international students fashion show where all students from completely different backgrounds united to stunt their stuff. Kimiko Morrow participated in ...

Black History Month

February 16, 2012

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February set aside for celebrating accomplishments of Black Americans “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history,” Dr. Carter G.Woodson once said. Initially formed in 1926 by Woodson, Black History Month is celebrated across ...

Bonding with books

February 16, 2012

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Members of Pierce welcome to read and discuss chosen book Pierce College has kicked off their Common Book Program this quarter and has announced the common book that will be read for winter quarter, encouraging faculty and students alike, from both college locations, to unite together and read best-seller “Brain Rules: 1...

Student spotlight: he will never quit

February 16, 2012

Filed under Campus, Feature

Paul Garcia wrestles with complicated academic schedule in Running Start Paul Garcia is a senior at Steilacoom High School, sophomore at Pierce College, and is currently enrolled in the Running Start Program. He’s in the process of graduating high school and getting his associates degree. Garcia has should have 75 credits ...

Travel the world inside school walls

February 15, 2012

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Students from around the world gather together in the halls of Pierce to depict the cultures of their homes during International Education Week. This event is celebrated across the United States as a way for American students to recognize and learn about the different nationalities represented in their schools. Pierce College...

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