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join some clubs

May 30, 2013

Filed under Editorials

The average student attends Pierce for two years. It takes a couple months for a student to adjust to their classes, homework, extracurricular activities, and make some friends. The time spent trying to connect at school can be shortened if they join one of Pierce’s clubs. When someone joins a club, others with similar interests...

pioneer staff leaving

May 30, 2013

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As this year comes to the end, many Pioneer staff members are leaving Pierce College or transferring. It’s been a long and interesting year working with these people. The office has been filled with many laughs and many frustrations, but they will all be greatly missed as fellow co-workers. We’d like to thank all the...

parking problems

May 6, 2013

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Even if the school parking lot is never technically full, parking is still a disaster for students in a rush. In this week's Hallways Hassle, three of the six people interviewed listed parking as their least favorite aspect of Pierce College. If there are no plans to expand the parking lots, it falls upon the students to...

humans and guns

May 6, 2013

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Guns; we are all affected by them. They affect us both indirectly and directly. We see how the media portrays them to the American public. Everyone has their opinions on guns. Guns are to keep people safe, or guns are the reason people are dying. There is a common argument people make that says, “Guns don’t kill people,...

cafeteria perks

May 6, 2013

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The start of spring quarter brought blossoms, some heavy rain, and a more organized cafeteria. For those students that frequent the food area, there are more options as well as symbols to designate different meals for people with certain preferences. These symbols show whether an item is vegetarian or vegan, gluten free, and...

beware the internet

April 17, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

Marty Lobdell Staff Writer The recent kerfuffle over footballer Manti Te'o and his supposed dead girlfriend, motivated this piece. The internet and its social media sites can bring people together but they can also cause difficulties. In 2010, a purported documentary titled “Catfish” followed a young man's online rom...

voting as a student

April 17, 2013

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Students should be active and aware within their school in the same way that citizens are encouraged to be active and aware in their communities. One of the civic duties of citizens is the responsibility to vote; to have one’s opinion heard and to make a social and political impact. Pierce College Fort Steilacoom is one...

speaking of speakers

April 17, 2013

Filed under Editorials, News

Having an Artists and Speakers Series budget will benefit the student body greatly. Many top universities get speakers to come to their schools and speak about their lives or social issues they specialize in. The speaker our student government acquired, Annie Leonard, will teach about the making of stuff and how it impacts the...

to choose or not to choose

April 17, 2013

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A Letter to the Editor, I stumbled upon your article the other day and was intrigued by the title. However, as I continued to read, I was quickly enraged by the unprofessionalism. I understand that for many this is a touchy subject, and I try to respect and be open to others' opinions. What I cannot logically respect however,...

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...

Kinsey confidential

March 18, 2013

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Q: I’m a 22 year old woman and have almost entirely lost my sex drive. I am in the mood for sex perhaps once every two months, and even then it takes me a long time to get my body into a state of arousal that makes intercourse possible [all the plumbing and hardware works fine then, though.] This is a huge departure from th...

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