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Surprise not-quite-Halloween liveblog!

Rachel Alexander
April 23, 2017
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
April 23, 2017
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
April 23, 2017
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
April 23, 2017
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...

Wacky Wednesdays and Being the Illustration Editor

Wacky Wednesdays and Being the Illustration Editor

Julie Peterson
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog

It all began on a Wednesday. Wednesdays are the busiest days, even though I was not expecting that to be the case. I have one class on Wednesday, so I thought they would generally be relaxing––that is until I got caught up in the tidal wave that is Wednesday Production Night. I usually start...

Making headlines behind the scenes, not in front of cameras

Alex Hagen
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog

As the Pio's Arts & Entertainment section editor, I feel personally responsible for educating our faithful readers about cultural events on and beyond Whitman's campus. As misguided as this sense of responsibility may be, I nonetheless feel the weight of the art world on my shoulders. So, what art...

Oct. 10 Production Night Liveblog

Rachel Alexander
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Hello dedicated readers! We're back with a second Production Night Liveblog, written by Editor-in-Chief Rachel Alexander and Managing Editor Libby Arnosti. (Update: and Web Editor Blair Hanley Frank, who asked if he can join us.) Will we finish before 2 a.m.? Will Rachel finally die of a sugar overdose...

Rachel and Libby’s Production Night Liveblog

Rachel Alexander
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Hi everyone, and welcome to our first liveblog of the semester! Every Wednesday night (and on into Thursday morning), the staff of The Pioneer gather in the newsroom, tucked away on the top floor of the Reid Campus Center, and put together a paper.  The following is a faithful account by me, the Pio...

Endless hunt for story ideas

Pamela London
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog

Every Thursday, you pick up the latest copy of The Pioneer and-in a perfect world-read it cover to cover. You carefully scan each article and linger over every mesmerizing photo. You intermittently find yourself ROTFLOL-ing when you think about one of the jokes on the back page. Yet you wonder: how on e...

The Editors’ Blog is back!

Rachel Alexander
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog

Outside of Greek groups, The Pioneer is the largest student organization on campus––74 paid staff members, as of my last count––but on a campus this full of busy, high-achieving people, it's easy to forget that your section-mates or friends work for the campus paper. Last year, our editors ...

Seniors reflect on their time with The Pioneer

Patricia Vanderbilt
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog

ALYSSA FAIRBANKS, Feature Editor The end of this semester brings the end of my time at Whitman, and specific to this post, the end of my involvement with Whitman's newspaper, the Pioneer. I have worked for the Pio since freshman year as an A&E reporter, A&E production associate, managi...

We’re here for the summer!

Josh Goodman
April 23, 2017
Filed under Editors' Blog

For the last 115 years, The Pioneer has more or less shut down for the summer, leaving a four month gap in our coverage of Whitman news. In the past this made sense--not much happened, and not many students were around to write or read a weekly newspaper. But with  more Whitties spending their summers ...

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