Pierce Pioneer

The student media teams are searching for creative co-workers.

It’s great opportunity for someone looking for part-time employment within the college that offers a flexible schedule. Students who work for the media teams will bring new voices to publications to give us fresh perspectives.

This is a work-from-home opportunity until campus reopens.

  • Starting pay: $13.94/hr
  • Starting hours: 10-15hrs/week

Positions begin in late August and will continue throughout the 2021-22 school year.

Positions Available:

Online Manager: The student responsible for the look and content on the website.

Social Media Manager: The student who creates the content for the social platforms.

Writers: The students who research, interview, and write stories.


Team members need to take 10 credits each quarter from fall to spring and maintain a 2.7 grade point average.

Contact adviser Teresa Josten at [email protected] for more information or detailed job position descriptions.


Fall final schedule- FS and Puyallup

Fall Finals

Please Note:

  1. Classes with associated labs should base their finals on their lecture day and times.
  2. Classes that meet 4 days a week are considered daily for the final exam schedule.
  3. If your class does not appear on this schedule, please check with your instructor.
  4. In case of exam conflicts arising from irregular class times, the student must make arrangements with the instructor of the class that does not adhere to the class-time schedule listed below to take that exam at a different time. Finals will be conducted in the regularly schedule classroom. Any instructor setting an alternative final exam date and/or time must have prior approval of the appropriate Division Dean and confirmed room availability.

Students: Grades are available through the web on Tues., Dec. 17, 2013.

Fall 2013, Puyallup Finals

Monday, Dec 9, 2013

Regular Class Time

Regular Class Days

Final Exam Time

7:00 am Daily 7:00 am 9:00 am
10:00 am Daily 10:00 am 12:00 pm
12:00 pm Daily 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
2:15 pm MW 2:15 pm 4:25 pm
5:30 pm MW 5:30 pm 7:40 pm
7:50 pm MW 7:50 pm 10:00 pm

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Regular Class Time

Regular Class Days

Final Exam Time

8:00 am Daily 8:00 am 10:00 am
11:00 am Daily 11:00 am 1:00 pm
12:00 pm Daily 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
2:15 pm TTh 2:15 pm 4:25 pm
5:30 pm TTh 5:30 pm 7:40 pm
7:50 pm TTh 7:50 pm 10:00 pm

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Regular Class Time

Regular Class Days

Final Exam Time

9:00 am Daily 9:00 am 11:00 am
1:00 pm Daily 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 14, 2013

All FINALS for Saturday classes are given in regularly scheduled classrooms, during regular scheduled class times.

Fall 2013, Fort Steilacoom Finals

Monday, December 9, 2013

Regular Class Time

Regular Class Days

Final Exam Time

8:00 am All Classes 8:00 am 10:00 am
10:00 am TTh, TWTh 10:00 am 12:00 pm
11:00 am Daily, MWF, MW 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
1:00 pm Daily, MWF, MW 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
3:00 pm All Classes 3:00 pm 4:00 pm
5:30 pm MW, M, W Evenings Scheduled class time

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Regular Class Time

Regular Class Days

Final Exam Time

9:00 am Daily, TTh, TThF, TWTh 8:00 am 10:00 am
11:00 am TThF, TTh, TWTh 10:00 am 12:00 pm
12:00 pm Daily, TThF, TTh, MTTh 12:00 pm 2:00 pm
1:00 pm TTh 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
2:00 pm All Classes 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
5:30 pm TTh, T, Th Evenings Scheduled class time

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Regular Class Time

Regular Class Days

Final Exam Time

7:00 am All Classes 7:00 am 9:00 am
9:00 am MW, MWF 8:00 am 10:00 am
10:00 am Daily, MW, MWF 10:00 am 12:00 pm
12:00 pm MWF, MW 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

Saturday, December 14, 2013

All FINALS for Saturday classes are given in regularly scheduled classrooms, during regular scheduled class times.


Kicking it on the green with the men’s team

Mackenzie Hendricks
Puyallup Post Staff Writer

Assistant coach Micah Wenzel profiles Puyallup campus soccer team’s star players

This year, the men’s’ soccer team has made quite a few changes. The first change is coaching, and the second is players.

Mark Lee, the former assistant coach, stepped up as head coach and is currently helping the Raiders vie for a playoff spot. Assistant coach Micah Wenzel is a new addition to the program.

“We are looking to get deep into the playoffs,” Wenzel said. “If we play right we have the potential to challenge for the title.”

The Raiders are near the top of the standings and have won seven games so far this season.

“We have lost a few tough games, and there is always room for improvement,” Wenzel said. “Lately, we’ve had a consistency issue. We need to work on coming out alive. We’ve been coming out flat, which is not what we want as a team.”

Despite a few struggles, Wenzel offered up many good points about the team.

“We have really great young talent,” Wenzel said.  “We are focusing on building up our freshman for next year. Our freshman players really contribute to our offense. Christian [Rath] is really dynamic. Joel [Carillo] is very fast. Matthew [Sollis] is our leading goal-scorer. He works hard and can make something out of nothing.”

But the returning players cannot be overlooked. There are six sophomores on the team: Andrew Anderson, Alex Cacciola, Tommy Finseth, Jonathan Rodriguez, Drew Sadowsky and Chris Warner.

Starting goalkeeper Andrew Anderson played for Rogers High School on South Hill before joining the Raiders.

“Andrew has made some big saves this year,” Wenzel said. “He is a really strong keeper, and I could see him going on to play at the next level.”

Midfielder Alex Cacciola played for Puyallup High School before coming to Pierce.

“Alex is very crafty,” Wenzel said. “He brings a spark off the bench, but he also does well as a starter.”

Tommy Finseth, a co-captain, is a midfielder and forward who played for Auburn Mountainview in high school.

“There is a lot of leadership from Tommy,” Wenzel said. “He is a vocal player and he pushes to get the best from everyone. He is a strong presence on the field.”

Defender Jonathan Rodriguez came from Mount Tahoma High School.

“Jonathan is having a fantastic year,” Wenzel said. “He lets his playing do the talking for him. He is also very good on the ball. We tried him up front occasionally because of that.”

Drew Sadowsky is a midfielder and forward from Bonney Lake High School.

“Drew is a more reserved guy off the field,” Wenzel said, “but on the field he pushes the other players and he always does exactly what we want from him.”

Co-captain Chris Warner is a defender and midfielder who played for Rogers High School before beginning at Pierce.

“Chris is our enforcer,” Wenzel said. “He steps up and makes the key tackles. He takes charge and is very vocal back there on defense.”

Despite having difficulty maintaining interest with the freshman players in the past, the coaches are confident for this season and the next.

“Mark (Head Coach Mark Lee) and I are pushing them in their academics and doing all we can to keep them wanting to play,” Wenzel said. “And we are always looking to step up our level of play as a team. As for the playoffs, we will see what happens.”

United States: a country continues to be divided by racism

Tamara Kelly
Staff Writer

Civil war could accrue if Obama elected for second term

Julian Bond, a civil rights leader, spoke at the Puyallup campus on Thursday, Oct. 18 about racism and its active and passive behaviors that are apparent even today.  Bond noted that racism is “absolutely parallel in the American experience.”

While racism is often thought of as individual behavior and individual actions, Bond went on to explain that it is a complex set of societal actions and attitudes that are both conscious and unconscious.

Bond used an analogy to help explain the difference in active and passive racism. Active racist material involves walking forward at top speed on a moving sidewalk. Passive racist behavior is standing still on a moving sidewalk, but the sidewalk carries the rider forward. Unless the rider turns around and runs backward faster than the sidewalk can carry him forward he receive the same benefits as the active racist who is racing forward at top speed.

“Unlike all the other ethnic variations of an all American theme, African-Americans remain the indigestible alternative; they refuse to agree to white supremacy,” Bond said. “And unlike the others, black ethnic vocalization has often been characterized and demeaned as identity politics, somehow democratically illegitimate, while white variants like: puritanism, The Confederacy, Klu Klux Klan, the Moral Majority, Tea Party and others are simply ordinary expressions of democratic activism.”

Bond said that race is a social construct not a biological absolute. It’s not like gender, which is determined by an X or Y chromosome and that there is no genetic marker for race. Most genetic markers are within racial groups, not between them. If race is insignificant biologically it has significance with in it culturally.

With the election of America’s first black president many burdens of racial stereotypes were thought of as broken, but an unrealistic pressure was placed upon Obama’s shoulders for racial tensions. Bond explained.

“With the views of Rick Perry and County Judge, Thomas Head suggesting an internal state war might be in the United States future if Obama is reelected again, shows that we are a country divided,” said Bond. “Both our response to the nations first black president and our response to the Civil War’s anniversary confirmed that we are still a country at war with it’s self, but we’re not the same country, we’ve gone from civil war to civil rights.”

Bond reminds us that while Martin Luther King was the face of civil right we must not forget that the civil rights was a display of thousands of blacks moving together for a purpose.

“It relied not on the noted, but on the nameless. Not the famous, but on the faceless.” Bond said.

The civil rights movement brought about change not just for black Americans, but also changed the way we contribute to making those changes, by sit-ins and voting.  It paved the way for other movements to be heard.

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