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Networking Opens New Doors

Networking Opens New Doors

February 24, 2016

Many students who pass through the halls will rarely communicate with other people on camp Their obj...

Adjusting the Minimum Wage for Students

Adjusting the Minimum Wage for Students

February 24, 2016

According to a 2011 statistic, 71% of the nation’s 19.7 million college undergraduates work. Accor...

Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Making New Year’s Resolutions Stick

January 26, 2016

It is officially 2016 and the game of New Year’s Resolutions has already begun.  The idea of indulging ...

Helping Veterans in transition

Helping Veterans in transition

January 26, 2016

During this time that the US government has decided to downsize the military, many veterans are transitioning...

Paris under terrorist attack

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

Filed under Editorials

The words no one wants to hear: terrorist attack. Paris was the latest location of an act of terror on Friday with a series of coordinated bombings and the hostage takeover of the Bataclan concert hall. At least one of the bombings appeared to be a suicide bombing. It is not yet known who is responsible for the attacks. At the t...

App gives comfort

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

Filed under Editorials

Walking alone can be scary. Walking alone at night can be terrifying. There is no such thing as being too safe these days and one new app allows friends to keep you company on your commute, even if they can’t be with you. Have you ever been walking through a dark parking lot late at night?  What about a college campus well a...

PCAD allows for second chances

Caleb Hensin, Staff writer

November 23, 2015

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The implementation of PCAD at Pierce is a step in the right direction for American education. For those who didn’t have the chance to gain a full high school education, getting that later in life is incredibly challenging, especially since 2014 when Pearson View, a private company, acquired the rights to GED tests. ...

You paid for that freebie

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2015

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The Services and Activities fee provides funding for many of the programs on campus but a majority of students are unaware that they are even contributing to these particular programs. Each year the college provides students with services that seem to be complimentary but in fact, we’ve paid for these with a portion...

Gay leadership sparks controversy

Kate Hummel, Gavin Moore

September 17, 2015

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Gavin Moore/ Staff Writer The recent decision to allow gay men to be Boy Scout leaders is a step in the right direction. Many steps have been taken to afford everyone with true equal rights, and there are still more to come. The Human Rights Campaign President, Chad Griffin, said in his statement regarding this change,...

Hallway Hassle: Can a relationship recover after someone cheats?

Brittanie Pervier, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

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Death ends important parts

Katelyn Hummel, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

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The death of Shylowe Statzer has shocked a number of faculty and students who had the chance to know or meet her. Death is defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary as “a permanent cessation of all vital functions”. This can be simplified by saying that death is the stopping of all important parts: parts of life, of the body, of...

#blacklivesmatter: there is no grey area

#blacklivesmatter: there is no grey area

September 17, 2015

For over a year now the #blacklivesmatter movement has been in full effect on social media and in...

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