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Wacky Wednesdays and Being the Illustration Editor

Wacky Wednesdays and Being the Illustration Editor

Julie Peterson
March 26
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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
March 26
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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
March 26
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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
March 26
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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
March 26
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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
March 26
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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
March 26
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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
March 26
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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 ...

Production night liveblog, part deux

Cara Lowry
March 26
Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

It's me again, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. Enjoy liveblog number two––a faithful account of the goings on of the evening of April 18, 2012 and the early morning of April 19. (Read the first one here) 5:04 p.m. I arrive in the Pio office. 5:05 p.m. Senior Reporter and Editor-in-Chief Elect Rachel Alexander tells me I should l...

Production night productions: The Popcorn Dance

Sara Rasmussen
March 26
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Pure skill. Featuring Managing Editor Cara Lowry, Photo Editor Ethan Parrish, and fall semester's Humor Editor Adam Brayton.

Anatomy of a news story: Sexual assault on campus

Rachel Alexander
March 26
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If you've read my recent story on sexual assault reporting on the Whitman campus, you might be wondering what goes into writing an article like this. The short answer is: a lot of work. Here's a peek behind the curtain of the Pio's investigative reporting team. First, the story idea. This article wa...

Plugging in at the 2012 ACP conference

Sara Rasmussen
March 26
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This weekend, 13 Pio staff members learned about journalism at an Associated College Press conference in Seattle. The ACP hosts this conference twice annually, but it was my first-ever chance to attend. As Web Editor, I found the trip to be a particularly exciting experience because the emphasis t...

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