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Seniors reflect on their time with The Pioneer

Patricia Vanderbilt
May 28, 2012
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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
May 22, 2012
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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
April 19, 2012
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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
April 1, 2012
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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 15, 2012
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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 5, 2012
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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...

Production night liveblog

Production night liveblog

Cara Lowry
March 2, 2012
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What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Feb. 29/early morning of March 1) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. 4:49 p.m. Arrive in Pio office. Check email: Thirteen new messages, eight from Editor-in-Chief Tricia Vanderbilt. Respond...

Do you need something glossy in your life?

Do you need something glossy in your life?

Patricia Vanderbilt
February 29, 2012
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Hey Pio readers! Does anyone want something shiny in their lives? Not to fear, The Pioneer is bringing you Issue 2 of The Circuit; set to arrive just before Spring Break. But wait! There's more! Issue 2 of The Circuit will be TWO TIMES as long as Issue 1! That's two times the length for the s...

And the Pio 2012-2013 EIC is…

Patricia Vanderbilt
February 6, 2012
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Congratulations to Rachel Alexander, who will take over as Pioneer Editor-in-Chief for the 2012-2013 academic year. Alexander, a Politics/Environmental Studies major, is back at Whitman College this semester after a spending fall 2011 in Ecuador. Prior to studying abroad, she served as a News Edi...

Pioneer design blog #2

Pioneer design blog #2

Ted Hendershot
February 5, 2012
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Tutorial: Front Page When I sit down to design a front page--typically the Monday or Tuesday before the paper comes out--I start with our lead story, which is usually paired with a lead graphic. Sometimes I make the graphic from scratch, or assign it to a designer. Sometimes I have graphics read...

New Pio editors this semester

Jean Marie Dreyer
February 5, 2012
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My name is Jean Marie Dreyer, and I am the new Chief Copy Editor for The Pioneer. Although this is my last semester at Whitman College, I feel extremely lucky to have the opportunity to work with such a talented, fun and hard-working group of people.  I joined the newspaper to continue to develop my editi...

Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors!

Presenting the spring 2012 Pio editors!

Sara Rasmussen
January 31, 2012
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Back row, from left to right: Senior Reporter Rachel Alexander '13, Humor Editor Cari Cortez '13, Web Editor Sara Rasmussen '12, Feature Editor Kelsey Kennedy '12, A&E Editor Caitlin Hardee '12, Illustration Editor Binta Loos-Diallo '12, Managing Editor Cara Lowry '12, Web Content Editor Josh Goodman '12, Editor-in-Chief Patricia Vanderbilt '12, Sports Editor Libby A...

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