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Pierce College Facing Budget Cuts Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Pierce College Facing Budget Cuts Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

June 15, 2020

As the 2020-2021 school year approaches, Pierce College prepares for potential budget cuts due to a wide state fund decline. On May 11, Pierce College Chancel...

4 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint on a Budget

4 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint on a Budget

December 9, 2019

Being environmentally cautious can be pricey, but fortunately there are a few ways that you can help...

Citizenship shutdown

October 11, 2013

Neal Curtis-Duguay Staff Writer As the average citizen may know, the government has refused to agree on a national budget for the new fiscal year. Politicians of every party have been feeling a little hot under the collar for their lack of decision-making, earning them criticism, complaints, and a general lack of faith from the...

student services budget gives money to athletic program

May 13, 2013

Lloyd Shisler Staff Writer Student Services and Activities Budget [S and A] is a budget that supports and funds Pierce programs such as athletics, tutoring, theater, pioneer, writers studio, music program and many more. Cameron Cox, director for student life, mentioned that Pierce’s tuition was raised last year at 1...

speaking of speakers

April 17, 2013

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...

targeting tuition

April 16, 2013

Valerie Ettenhofer Staff Writer It's likely impossible to find a state budget that fits the interests of all groups, but this year college students in particular are facing a double-edged sword. The budget for next year will be formed out of proposals negotiated by the state Senate, House of Representatives and Governor J...

Tough decisions lead to staff pay changes

November 30, 2012

The Pioneer values accurate and credible reporting, and to that end the staff wishes to clarify one point in the Nov. 29 article titled “Tough decisions lead to staff pay changes.” It was reported that the Chancellor, Dr. Michele Johnson, will receive a “$50,000 bonus and a $25,000 raise.” While these numbers are...

Plans for improvement transcend funding

November 10, 2012

Pierce fails to receive Title 3 federal funding, still sets high goals for student progress Valerie Ettenhofer Staff Writer  If the staff in charge of allocating the Pierce College budget does their job well, students shouldn’t notice the hole in federal funding caused by our failure to qualify for a Title 3 grant...

Meals for deals

November 10, 2012

Create quick bites on a budget Connie Woodhouse Contributing Writer We all know that inflation is on the rise, for some of us paying for our college tuition can be a challenge. Life adds up very quickly, and we still need to eat.  If you’re like me, you want to stretch your dollar and get your money’s worth. Here ...

Budget cuts hit childcare

December 28, 2011

As budget cuts swept the nation like a hurricane, the campus daycare was no exception to the economic turmoil. The Milgard Child Development Center (MCDC) had to let go of part-time employees to avoid going over budget once again. Last year, MCDC went over their budget for part-time staff by $45,000. With the decrease...