Pierce Pioneer

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...

Sharing the road near Pierce

October 18, 2012

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Commentary Valerie Ettenhofer When driving in Lakewood, there are a few traffic-related oddities that drivers are bound to notice. As any commuting student can tell you, the rules of the road are different here. Extreme-angled intersections and flashing school zones are around every corner, pedestrians wander freely across ...

Do’s and Don’ts of a zombie takeover

October 18, 2012

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Commentary Georgina Tyler Thinking realistically, a “Zombie Apocalypse” may not really be possible to happen in the real world. But just for a giggle, think about what you’d do if you woke up one day, turned the T.V. on and saw people chomping on human flesh. If available to them, some people would probably have g...

Struggling with stupid stereotypes

October 18, 2012

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Commentary Ashley Terrien America as a country, like many others, has it's share of stereotypes thrust upon it's inhabitants. For example; all Americans are rude and stupid or stuck up and rich. But most cliché of all; all Americans are enormous, McDonald's eating, engorged pigs. Or more simply put, fat. This ste...

Free birth control: you already have it

October 18, 2012

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Marty Lobdell Staff Writer  I was recently asked my opinion of college health centers giving out free birth control. I have tried to avoid sharing my opinion on sexual matters, but in this case I will. There is research that shows when women have access to free, highly effective birth control methods, unwanted pregnancies and...

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...

No one cares about your political opinions

September 19, 2012

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Commentary Andrea Bell  Politics; everyone has an opinion on them. Everyone feels a certain way about a certain candidate, and the debate can get heated fast. Whether it’s Obama’s missing birth certificate, or Romney’s missing tax returns. Everyone can find a reason to hate the candidate. But the one thing that gets this Jour...

Help others by voting for Proposition One

September 19, 2012

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Commentary Christian Read Just in case no one has heard, Proposition One is a bill coming to the voters that would provide greater funding for the Pierce Transit public transportation system. Over the past four years, Pierce Transit faced serious budget cuts, and dealt with them by cutting buses to certain places and certa...

Friends Can Be Hard to Find

August 8, 2012

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Dear Rylee, I am a 19 year old college student here at Pierce and this is my first quarter. I have found that I am having the hardest time making friends. I have always been quiet and reserved, but connecting with people seems to be harder than I thought, it is like jumping onto a speeding train from a tricycle. My advisor s...

Ramadan: A month of benefits

Ramadan: A month of benefits

July 11, 2012

Commentary Haeril Halim Ramadan is the ninth month in Islamic calendar called "Hijri". It is the mo...

Dear Rylee: Men Making the First Move

June 29, 2012

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Dear Rylee Special Edition: Making the First Move: Men’s Edition Here it is men, although there are women out there who are bold and aggressive when it comes to making the first move, most women shy away from being initiators in the dating world. A woman wants to know that you can approach them without being afraid. ...

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