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Run in sun for fun

April 18, 2012

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On your marks, Get set, Go. Springtime has arrived which means that this dreary state will be blessed with some sunshine. Since this wonderful thing called ‘nice weather’ is given to us so sparsely through out the year, we Washingtonians tend to spend every precious second of it outside. We’ve got to soak up every...

Hot Washington state lottery tickets

April 18, 2012

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Commentary Tamara Kelly One of my favorite shows to watch on TV is “Dumb Criminals.” No matter how intelligent, or the lack of, the criminals never fail to make it comical with their halfhearted, last minute illegal activities. The lack of planning seems to be the reiterating problem. Not strategizing their robbery with every possible an...

Youth expands English

April 17, 2012

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  Commentary Oscar Ramirez   “You mad bro?” If you have heard or read these words the chances are you are a habitual user of social media and probably fit within the age bracket that uses such expressions. Such sarcasm and condescending tones have become like the unofficial second language and co...

Instructor strives to succeed as student

April 17, 2012

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Ellen George takes on the responsibilities of a professor as well as a Ph.D. student Donna Kopmar Staff Writer   Ellen George is a beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano instructor. It is her second time working at Pierce. She has worked here for this school year and in 1997 to 2004. Her goal is ...

Hundreds of people, 24 hours, one cause

April 16, 2012

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Relay for Life unites communities throughout the nation to help find a cure for cancer Sofiya Lavochina Staff Writer Relay For Life is a nonprofit organization that donates all profits to the American Cancer Society. Pierce’s Phi Theta Kappa is introducing this relay as a way to give back to the community and s...

Are you smarter than Sam Reed?

April 16, 2012

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Secretary of State Sam Reed will battle students during civics week to see who is smarter Sydney Conrad Staff writer  A special guest is gracing Pierce College with his presence during what we know as civics week to bring awareness, and a bit of fun, to state politics and civilians. Secretary of State Sam Reed will ...

Student Rally

March 15, 2012

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This February 1, students from community colleges across Washington state converge on the capitol in Olympia to send lawmakers there a message: stop defunding our future. The recent cuts to the state budget in the wake of a huge shortfall have taken their toll on higher education, and Pierce students are feeling the ...

Gay Marriage Legalized in Washington State

March 15, 2012

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  Opponents of same-sex marriages hope to put the law on hold The fights between people for and against gay marriages continue, but for Washington State; a celebration lies for those that believe in same-sex matrimonies. Governor Chris Gregoire, a Democratic and a Roman Catholic, signed a law legalizing gay marr...

Anthem Tea and Coffee, reinventing cafe scene

February 29, 2012

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Seattle coffee shop revolutionizing traditional establishment by serving coffee, tea, beer and wine Anthem Coffee and Tea, a centrally located coffee shop in Tacoma, has a fresh new take on the traditional café. Right across the street from the University of Washington campus, the shop provides free wi-fi, a comfor...

Phi Theta Kappa welcome new students into society

February 7, 2012

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As students prepare for graduation and transferring to four-year universities, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society offers their members scholarship opportunities and assists them to become job ready. According to the Phi Theta Kappa website, the eligibility for membership are: students must be enrolled in a regionally accredited...

Student Spotlight: Thomas Ortega Judo

February 6, 2012

http://youtu.be/tY5kvnB1xJc Pierce takes a glimpse into the life of student,  Thomas Ortega Judo.

Bringing light to a decade of Darkness

January 24, 2012

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After ten years of near constant renovation Pierce College is still under construction. Formed in 1973, this community college merely consisted of the Cascade Building and what is known today as the Health Education Center (HEC). With many additions built since then, Pierce may be nearing the end of its' expansion. Major...

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