Pierce Pioneer

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...

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...

Movember grows hairy

November 2, 2012

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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