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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. ...

Remember the less fortunate

Dominic Wilkerson, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

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Thanksgiving, but don’t forget The holidays are upon us and celebrating with our families is something that is a given during this time of the year. With the amount of time we will be spending with them, it is easy to forget those less fortunate. In a report published in 2012, Pierce County has about 1997 homeless people on the ...

Keep trees alive

Brittanie Pervier, Staff Writer

November 23, 2015

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Candy canes, elaborate lights and Christmas trees are common holiday traditions that have been passed down for years. According to the Seattle Times, each year about 30 million fresh Christmas trees are sold in the U.S. using about 350,000 acres to grow them. Additionally, about 13 million artificial trees are sold each ye...

Fox News: the new comic book authors

Caleb Hensin, Staff Writer

November 8, 2015

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Ever the picture of responsible and fair reporting, Fox News has once again demonstrated a complete lack of self-awareness. On Oct. 18, a “Fox and Friends” segment criticized the first issue of the new Captain America comic book series, “Captain America: Sam Wilson,” for “targeting conservatives.”   Man...

Planned Parenthood shutdown is a bad idea

Jazmine Broadax, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2015

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Several weeks ago the campus hosted a club fair. Of the many interesting clubs featured, there was one supporting pro-life. Merriam Webster defines pro-life as “opposed to abortion.” The argument presented by the pro-life group was that “all Planned Parenthood does is perform abortions, and/or advocate pregnant women t...

Trump declared racist by ignorant populus

Dominic Wilkerson, Staff Writer

November 8, 2015

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  Donald Trump has been causing a mighty fuss in the recent months during his run for President of the United States. His main staple is securing the borders and deporting the illegal immigrants. There is one slight problem with that. A majority of the illegal immigrants are Mexicans. This leads one to believe that h...

Americans starve while U.S. funds illegals

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2015

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For years now, millions have been fleeing the war-stricken country of Syria to avoid terrorism and persecution. European borders are flooded with families trying to find a safe place to raise their children. They leave behind everything they know. They risk perilous seas and place their lives in the hands of human smugglers...

You paid for that freebie

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2015

Filed under Editorials

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...

Common core math makes moms mad

Jessica Gonzalez, Staff Writer

October 10, 2015

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I sat down with my daughter to help her with her 4th grade math. She attends a school within the Clover Park school district and all math is done through a curriculum titled Common Core. Now, it is understood that Common Core is the new standard almost nation-wide and that it’s supposed to “develop critical-thinking, problem...

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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