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Age is just a number in the pool

A life is rarely changed by 0.1 second, but for Pierce swimmer Mario Marshall, that was the difference between qualifying for the Olympics and becoming an entrepreneur. “In 2008, the qualifying time was 55.5’ and my fastest time was a 55.6’,” Marshall said. “Do you know how I felt?” He...

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Brahmas drop the ball

Men’s volleyball struggled to finish their season with a win, as they lost against Moorpark College Raiders in four sets. The Brahmas lost the first two 25-19 and 25-15, but won the third set 28-26 off a Grant DeGrasse kill. In a tight fourth set, Pierce and Moorpark struggled at the beginning to...

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Softball lose in home finale

The softball team lost in their final home game of the season to the Bakersfield College Renegades by a score of 15-1 on Tuesday, April 16. Bakersfield started out ahead in the first inning with three runs due to Pierce’s fielding errors. At the top of the second inning, pitcher Jody Cory struck...

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Vikings slide to victory

The Brahmas were once again led by a strong pitching performance, but the offense faced a dominant starter and a questionable call as they lost to Long Beach City College on Monday, April 15, at Joe Kelly Field. Making his first start on the mound, Michael Roth pitched eight innings and allowed...

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Brahmas take charge of their career path

Getting a job is more than a resume or a cover letter. It takes vision, and Pierce College provided students with an array of potential career paths Thursday. Students and upcoming graduates were presented with possibilities and leads on landing prospective careers at the Job Fair. Different...

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Art Soup

Copy by Angelica Lopez and Photos by Chelsea Westman They say soup is good for the soul. Whether it’s cold outside or a student needs a pick-me-up, soup is a go to option that provides both comfort and a solution to hunger. Art soup is a service started by Art professor Monika Ramirez-Wee to feed...

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Family matters

Digging into your lineage is like opening doors, each revealing someone who could have been a track star, a military hero or a victim of a historic tragedy. Umoja helped students unlock those doors through a genealogy event held April 12 in a Library classroom. Outreach librarian Lisa Valdez hosted...

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Winning the game of clubs

There may not have been any gold medals or torches held high, but there were a few broken eggs and twisted ankles at the Club Olympics. Pierce College ASO hosted the event with competitors from the Ideas Club, International Students Club, Engineering Club, PTK Club and many more different student...

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From gender-neutral bathrooms to preferred pronouns, a group was established Feb. 21 to strengthen LGBTQ communities at all LACCD campuses. The Los Angeles Community College District created an LGBTQ Advisory Group which plans to meet regularly with the District. Instructor of Psychology Angela...

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The Brahma cheer team stampeded through the competition and became the college all-girl national champions. Pierce competed at the Spirit Cheer SoCal Finale Nationals in San Diego. After the judges scored the Brahmas routine with zero deductions, they were awarded first place. Zach Harris, the cheer...

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Brahmas lose in extras

With their ace on the mound against Los Angeles Mission College, the Brahmas took a lead into the seventh inning but ended up losing in 11 innings on Friday, April 12, at Joe Kelly Field. The 8-7 loss pushed the Brahmas’ losing streak to four games. Multiple Brahmas’ errors led to runs scoring...

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Anthony Sanchez from KPCRadio.com features Theatre Instructor Shaheen Vaaz, who is directing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “In the Heights” this theater season. “In the Heights” will run from April 26 to May 5 at the Performing Arts Mainstage. Tickets are available now at...

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BRIEF: Tennis representation at Ojai

Two players on the tennis team will be representing the Brahmas at the 119th edition of the Ojai State Tournament. Christian Ponce qualified for both singles and doubles competition, while Daniel Vinterfeld will be teaming up with Ponce. The state tournament will take place from Apr. 25-28 at Ojai....

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The swim team made a splash in the 19th edition of the Pasadena City College Invitational, a three-day event that had different colleges competing. Head Coach Judi Terhar said the importance of this invitational was to see where Pierce stacks up against the other swimmers. “It’s an opportunity...

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Reported by Felipe Gamino and Richard Espinoza. Men’s volleyball head into the final stages of their season as they went on the road to face Santa Monica College in a conference game. The Brahmas lost in straight sets to the Corsairs as they dropped to 3-11 in the season and 1-9 in conference....

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Baseball suffers narrow defeat

The Brahmas tried a new pitching strategy that worked as intended but they were unable to get the bats going against Bakersfield College on Saturday, April 6, at Joe Kelly Field. The Brahmas used five different pitchers in the 3-2 loss. All but the starter, Jackson Briscoe, pitched only one inning....

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BRIEF: Special bulletin released about a recent reported sexual assault

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department released a Clery report regarding a sexual assault that was reported to campus personnel on April 8, after a woman accepted a ride from a male suspect. The victim was offered a ride on De Soto Avenue south of Victory Boulevard while she waited for a bus....

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Men’s volleyball leaves empty-handed

Men’s volleyball struggled to get into gear, dropping their game against the El Camino College Warriors in straight sets (25-16, 25-19 and 25-12). With the loss, the Brahmas drop to 3-12 overall and 1-10 in conference play. Grant DeGrasse led the team with nine kills, while Daniel Grogan had 20...

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College can be one of the most stressful periods of times in anybody’s life, but everyone, regardless of intelligence or skill, is entitled to a break every once and awhile. Anahita Karimi Bidhendiis, a Biology major in the honors transfer program, shows that pacing oneself doesn’t get in the...

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Copy by Blake Williams and Photos by Josh Manes, Nick Martinez, Chelsea Westman, and Chris Torres   Despite struggles around all the Spring sports teams, they each have players who stand out. Swimmer Mario Marshall set a Pierce record in the 100-yard freestyle at the Pasadena Invitational. He is...

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