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Production Night Live Blog for Sept. 18

Shelly Le
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 2 (taking place the evening of Sept. 18/early morning of Sept. 19) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Editor in Chief. 6:30 p.m.: Whoops, I forgot to start the live blog. Commence the first production live blog of the year! 6:32 p.m...

Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Shelly Le
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog

This afternoon was our first editors critique meeting and I can't honestly say more about how proud and honored I am to work with such dynamic, fun, dedicated, and good-looking (If I do say so myself!) individuals. Our majors span from BBMB to Economics to German Studies and our non-Pio interests incl...

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

Shelly Le
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog

Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson's decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate students, ad...

Visualizing the ASWC budget

Rachel Alexander
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog

Since ASWC released a preliminary budget on Sunday, there has been a lot of discussion on campus about the budgeting process. Many readers have commented on the information we've provided detailing cuts in the yearbook and other campus organizations, asking questions about how ASWC decides budgeting...

Notes on the Pio’s budgeting process

Rachel Alexander
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog

In response to student concerns about ASWC's preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year, and specifically about the amount of funding given to The Pioneer, I would like to clarify several things about the budgeting process for The Pioneer and provide the campus with more information about how we use ...

Is There an Echo in Here?

Is There an Echo in Here?

Blair Hanley Frank
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog

You may be noticing something new and different about the Pioneer's website today, and it looks something like this: We're proud to announce that we're partnering with a New-York-based startup called Echoed to bring you, our readers, a new way to interact with the Pio online. Echoed is a system ...

Jan. 30 Production Night Liveblog

Libby Arnosti
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog

6:29 p.m. I (Managing Editor Libby Arnosti) walk into the newsroom to find Rachel sitting on the table, many productive people working around her, and an opened box of Cheez-its. This last makes me happiest. 6:32 p.m. Rachel shows us two great things that happened in her life today: 1. A newly-printed...

Production Night Liveblog for November 28

Blair Hanley Frank
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

4:45 p.m. Rachel orders me to "commence a liveblog." And thus, we begin. 4:50 p.m. Chief Copy Editor Marisa Ikert arrives with snacks. And there was much rejoicing. 4:57 p.m. Sex Columnist Spencer Wharton arrives with chips for our salsa. 4:58 p.m. Rachel: "I should try to have a snark-free...

Surprise not-quite-Halloween liveblog!

Rachel Alexander
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

We surprised you, didn't we. That's right, it's Tuesday and we're doing production. Why, you ask? Because I'm heading to Chicago tomorrow afternoon along with seven other Pio staffers to attend the Fall Associated Collegiate Press Conference. So we're making the paper tonight, because we love you all...

Oct. 24 production night liveblog

Rachel Alexander
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

3:30 p.m. I arrive to a deserted office, with the exception of Opinion P.A. Maddie Coons. In the process of snacking, I manage to get honey stuck all over my hands. I feel oddly like Winnie the Pooh. 3:52 p.m. Production Manager Sean McNulty arrives, and fails to notice when I say hi to him since...

Oct. 17 Production Night Liveblog

Rachel Alexander
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

The Pio is back with another liveblog! 4:15 p.m. I arrive in the office after a long day of interviewing political candidates in Walla Walla. Production Manager Sean McNulty is hard at work on this week's wine map. 4:35 p.m. I head to a meeting with the ASWC Nominations Chair to report on the Pio's...

Presenting: Our Editorial Staff

Rachel Alexander
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog

One of the best parts of my job is getting to work with a such talented and fun group of editors. In our non-Pio lives, we're involved in many different activities on campus––varsity athletics, theater productions, Greek life, the Outdoor Program––and we bring these diverse interests together...

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