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1/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Pirate's Cove opens at Palo Verde College
Pictured left to right are ASG officers: Historian Ariel Ramirez, Vice President Daniel King, Commissioner of Publicity Ashley Bergh, Advisor Staci Lee, Business Manager Imelda Gonzalez, President Robert Camacho, and Secretary Jessica Moreno; not pictured, Student Trustee Frannie Gregory.
Pictured left to right are ASG officers: Historian Ariel Ramirez, Vice President Daniel King, Commissioner of Publicity Ashley Bergh, Advisor Staci Lee, Business Manager Imelda Gonzalez, President Robert Camacho, and Secretary Jessica Moreno; not pictured, Student Trustee Frannie Gregory.

Jaclyn Randall
Associate Editor


BLYTHE - Palo Verde College Associated Student Government (ASG) now has a place on the main campus to call their own. The old bookstore was converted into a student center at the end of the Fall semester. At the start of the current semester, The Pirates's Cove opened and offers students a place where, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday, they can hang out on couches.

The Pirate's Cove comes with amenities that rival other student service centers at other college campuses throughout the country. It has a refrigerator and microwave, a place for students to study, and a place for students to relax.

There is foosball, table tennis and an air hockey table. Coming soon will be satellite TV, giving students another way to unwind in between studies. The Pirate's Cove also has student staff available for students who wish to check out equipment or need extra assistance while in The Cove.

ASG meetings are also held in The Pirate's Cove on Tuesdays at 11 a.m.

The artwork for The Pirate's Cove was done by Chuy Ayala.


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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: School of Swashbuckling

Designed for swashies (pirates in training) looking to further their education after community college please consider CalTech

http://www.ugcs.caltech.edu/~elliottk/pirate/applicat.html



Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: @ How come

Because they got the ok to do it!!!

Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Article comment by: Secilie Rodriguez

WAY TO GO ASG!!! Keep up the good work. I know how long ASG has been trying to get this, now the students will be able to enjoy it.It's a shame that whenever there is good news in the newspaper there always has to be people who have negative comments instead of seeing the good. ASG works hard every year holding fundraisers to fund their events.

Posted: Friday, February 1, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

To Find out. Please educate me. So where does ASG get their money from. Bake sales? working a second job. Donations? Maybe a Grant? like from tax money, that people pay into? If it is not State money or City money and School money. Then My Apologies. They can do what ever they want with it.

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Article comment by: B & B Hawkins

Wow! Easy "find out before you speak"! We don't have to "...enroll...to become educated..." over things we "obviously know nothing about"! A kind word in response to a program some are unfamiliar with "educates" too.

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Article comment by: how come

How come graffiti on the wall is OK some places and not others?

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Article comment by: Find out info before you speak

To all the people commenting about how the ASG's money should be spent should first find out where the money comes from. The money used for the cove & the satellite comes out of ASG funds, not college funds. The ASG also awards students scholarships every year to students, again from their own funds that they raise through the year. I suggest all the negative commenters to check out the college and enroll in courses at the college to become educated before speaking about something you obviously know nothing about. Keep up the great work, ASG!

Posted: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Article comment by: B & B Hawkins

We think it's a great idea, except for the satellite t.v. There are t.v.s EVERYWHERE nowadays. Gas stations, Dr.'s offices, restaurants, banks, bathrooms and phones! You can't go anywhere and not see one. And, One mans "treasure" is another mans "trash" when it comes to what's on. We agree with E.P.B. when they said, "...used to help low income students." Take the "Satellite" money and create scholarships with it. Any little bit helps a kid who has only a little bit.

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

@El Booyas. Learn to live in the real world. When these people leave college into the real work force , that's if they can find work. They will expect to have the same. Everything rapped up into a nice little ball. if they do not have these things at home then let them work hard for them with a real job. Why work hard when you can get it free. I smell nanny state. Look if there were money to throw up in the air and to burn. Then give them all you want. But if there is not enough, then spend wisely. That should be a no brainer even for you.

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article comment by: Peace Be still

I think it's a grand idea. And we must also trust the young adults to be responsible enough not to abuse their privilages.I think this will work out just fine. Our community collge here in Arizona has such a place and the young adults are great.Students have fun...but remember be responsible:)!

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article comment by: @ El pica Booyas

El Pica Buyas, your comment is as ignorant as ever. You obviously havent come close enough to educational progression to understand how semi-recreation helps supplement school moral. Your argument is invalid,ignorant but worst yet, full of confidence. (deleted), as always..

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article comment by: EL PICA BUYAS

I can see a place for them to study. satellite TV coming soon. Foosball, table tennis, air hockey. Couches? How can a student study with all the racket that will be made from playing these table games. I think that's why they have a Library. it a miss use of funds. What's next an open bar. There will be a lot of playing games and making out on the couches but no studying. So how much will it cost for a school year to run this place? Maybe over $10,000 Which that money could be used to help low income students. That's why they have a home to do all of what this place is for. (deleted)

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article comment by: B. Hawkins

@Unknown. Buckle-up Buttercup! Someone needs you I'm sure.Sounds like you have extra time on your hands so why not volunteer at Harmony Soup Kitchen or SWC? Serving others does wonders for the soul!

Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Article comment by: Unknown Unkown

Yeah Yeah! No matter what this School does it will still (deleted). I used to be all interested in participating in activities until staff started being rude and showing that they didn't care about my education." Playing Favoritism".

Any hoot!
Didn't mean to (deleted) anyone off just calling it like it is.

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