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Rising Tensions in 2020

Rising Tensions in 2020

February 27, 2020

Students and Professors on campus weigh in their personal thoughts on the U.S.-Iran conflict Beginning 2020, President Donald Trump authorized an a...

Conflicts in Iran and its Impact on Pierce College Students

Conflicts in Iran and its Impact on Pierce College Students

January 11, 2020

An update on what has happened, what we know so far, and what students on campus need to know regar...

Pierce College students reject White House policy on transgender service members

Pierce College students reject White House policy on transgender service members

March 12, 2019

Military transgender ban awaits Maryland judge’s decision In the military, an individual’s bac...

Issue 5 – March 4, 2019

Issue 5 – March 4, 2019

March 4, 2019

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Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

May 17, 2017

With Military Spouse Appreciation Day approaching, I asked; what is it about this niche group of people th...

RallyPoint 6 guides vets through transition

RallyPoint 6 guides vets through transition

January 26, 2016

Transitioning out of the military can be hard on both the service member and the family. RallyPoint 6 (R...

Veteran shares story of sexual assault

November 13, 2013

Military rape was topic of Veterans day activity Holly Buchanan Staff Writer Willie Duhon went out to have a few drinks at a bar alone, and when he got back to the barracks that’s when it happened. “I never saw it coming. I never knew who they were. I saw the fist and that was it,” Duhon said. Duhon is a veteran and was a guest speaker during Pierce College’s screening of the documentary “In...

7th annual military swap meet

March 26, 2013

Anuilagi Nguyen  Staff Writer Over a dozen vendors—many dressed in interesting period attire—and history buffs shared their vast collections of military memorabilia at the annual Military Swap Meet held at Ft. Steilacoom this past weekend. Lawrence Bateman, president of the Historic Ft Steilacoom Association, coordinated the Swap Meet. The Militar...

From stars and stripes to raiders

February 19, 2013

Lloyd Shisler Staff Writer Pierce College is a school that facilitates a lot of military vets.  We owe our lives to the sacrifices that these people have made for the U.S. population. There are a lot of questions that come to mind when it comes to being a vet. Being prior Air Force myself, I know a civilian can only imagin...

Respecting sacrifices, small or large city-wide

November 16, 2012

The National Veterans Day holiday brings appreciation and free food to Veterans everywhere Valerie Ettenhofer Staff Writer  Veteran’s Day is often observed as a somber, respectful time, meant for showing appreciation to those in our lives and communities who have served. In Lakewood, a city that is strong in its mil...

Appreciating our warriors

December 28, 2011

There have been many occasions where some Americans have mistakenly thought that Veterans Day is a day set aside by America to celebrate those lost in battle defending our country or those who became missing in action. This definition fits Memorial Day, the day to honor our country’s war dead. Veterans Day on the other...

Freedom Bridge gets buffed up

December 28, 2011

  The tattered and torn yellow ribbons demonstrating patriotism on the Berkeley street overpass will be replaced on Veterans Day, November 11. Student government president, Katelyn Neniskis, came up with the idea to clean up the Bridge after noticing that the ribbons and stickers were in poor condition. Neniskis has...

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