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Is Everyone Accounted For?

Is Everyone Accounted For?

March 20, 2020

A deep dive of the 2020 Census and its potential impact on state funding Many students of diverse backgrounds face challenges in various aspects of th...

Online Courses  Sweeping Away Campus Classes

Online Courses Sweeping Away Campus Classes

December 4, 2019

It’s the middle of the quarter, and already time to start thinking about what classes to take next. With s...

Campus safety officer aspires to do bigger things after graduation

Campus safety officer aspires to do bigger things after graduation

June 24, 2019

Edgar Velasco uses his college experiences to prepare him for what he’ll be doing next Some people watch crime shows for fun. Other people...

New chief diversity officer hopes to dismantle barriers in education

New chief diversity officer hopes to dismantle barriers in education

May 20, 2019

Charlie Parker wants to use his life experiences to inspire students to reach their full potential It would be easy to miss Charlie Parker as ...

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Conversation partner program offers students insight other cultures

December 12, 2017

“It’s easy to judge a culture from far away... but once you are in it, once you have a friend then it’s whole different story,” Hopp said.

Equity Rally: A Coalition for the People

Equity Rally: A Coalition for the People

March 10, 2017

Drudging in freezing cold rain and muddy shoes, activists from all over the state are kept warm with ho...

Banning books is banning development

Emily Clark, Staff Writer

November 26, 2014

Every year in October banned book week is “celebrated”. They are book readings, library sit ins, and petitions signed. But the root of the problem is rarely investigated. Books can be banned for a variety of reasons. Books are most often banned for sexual content and  offensive language, as cited by the Office of Intellectual...

Bachelor degrees come to Pierce

Bachelor degrees come to Pierce

May 1, 2014

Pierce Administration weighs the possibility of offering certain four-year degrees Cameron Cyprain ...

Students take a pledge to achieve higher learning

May 29, 2013

Cameron Cyprain Staff Writer Nationally, approximately half or less than half of all students who actively pursue an education after high school fail to obtain a certificate or an Associate’s degree from a community college, enter into a four-year university, or earn a Bachelor’s degree. An alarming trend that continues ...

The right to an education

February 27, 2013

A recent discussion regarding the women of Islam brings about an issue that seldom receives the proper attention, and that is whether or not education is a natural human right. Those who are concerned about having a fair and universal educational system suggests that not enough has been done by first world nations to secure...

Hip hop and R&B meet education

February 22, 2013

Rasheed Thomas Staff Writer They say that music is one of the greatest forms of self-expression. Today, wherever you go you hear music; at school, at home, at work. So why is it that individuals don’t support their local artists? With so much undiscovered talent in the Pacific Northwest it’s unbelievable that individu...

students can save big bucks with a little creativity

February 19, 2013

Cameron Cyprain Staff Writer Most students are aware of the recent distribution deal between Pierce College and Barnes & Noble, in which the sale of textbooks and education related products would be offered. Apparently, the shift in management was necessitated by the need for a more streamlined user experience and p...

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