Pierce College Puyallup presents ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’

yellow_wallpaperPierce College Puyallup presents The Yellow Wallpaper, by Charlotte Perkins Gillman, opening Nov. 6 in the Black Box Theater. The performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6-8.

Diagnosed with temporary nervous depression with a slight hysterical tendency, the play’s main character, Jan, is confined to an upstairs bedroom to rest. With nothing but the wallpaper to keep her company, she becomes obsessed and soon descends into madness. This classic short story highlights the ills in women’s healthcare. [Read more...]

Beachwood, Tillicum, and Oakwood named 2014 Schools of Distinction

LAKEWOOD – Beachwood, Tillicum and Oakwood Elementary Schools were named 2014 Schools of Distinction from The Center for Educational Effectiveness in partnership with the Association of Educational Service Districts, the Association of Washington School Principals, Washington Association of School Administrators, Washington State School Directors’ Association and Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

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Pierce College Puyallup Student Life challenge promotes sustainability

plastic bag storyPierce College Puyallup is ramping up efforts to become even more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable by taking a stand against the use of plastic bags.

Every student who takes a pledge against using plastic shopping bags will be given a free Pierce College reusable shopping bag that reads, “Pierce College: Together Making a Difference.”

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Lakes’ Kiyrie Simons Player of the Week

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By Jon Esken

Kiyrie, a senior at Lakes High School, was selected to be the Athlete of the Week based on his dedication to academics, community involvement, leadership, and athletic performance. Kiyrie holds a 3.988 GPA, ranking sixth in his class of 299 students. He has earned several college credits through the heavy course load of AP and honors courses he has taken. Kiyrie helps younger students succeed both academically and athletically by serving as an Ignite Mentor and a volunteer assistant coach for the Lakewood Lumberjacks youth football team.

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