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Sunday’s Senate, in Seconds

Tyler Maule
November 11, 2015
Filed under BLOGS

As the song  “Cupid Shuffle” faded out, ASWC representatives gathered for the year’s second Senate. During Senate updates, ASWC’s committees continued to prove their productivity and commitment. Anya Tudisco, chair of the Finance Committee,  solicited advice on the use of ASWC’s Savin...

Town Hall: Community and Safety

Tyler Maule
November 11, 2015
Filed under BLOGS

Whether they focus on a specific issue or address a broad range of ideas, Whitman’s Town Hall meetings have proven promising for community growth. These ASWC-hosted events facilitate discussion about the student body’s concerns. On October 20, Student Affairs Committee Chair Arthur Shemitz led the fi...

Live Blog Issue 10

November 11, 2015
Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Hello and welcome to the 10th installment of the Pioneer's live blog on Production Night. This is a special edition of the Pio because it's our 10th edition this year! We're very excited about some of the content in this issue so make sure to look out for it tomorrow on newsstands at noon. -MPS 5:52PM:...

Live Blog Issue 9

November 4, 2015
Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Fresh off an exhilarating trip to Austin, the Pio Staff returns to the office to lay out and finalize Issue 9. Stay tuned for updates about the snacks, funny things I hear, and also a tiny bit about writing, editing, laying out, etc. -MPS 4:44 PM: Popsicles. This will be a nice evening. 5:27...

Back from Austin Journalism Conference, with a Pacemaker!

November 4, 2015
Filed under Editors' Blog

We are back from the Associate Collegiate Press Conference in Austin!

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Live Blog Issue 8

October 27, 2015
Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Wow Pio Community! Sorry to surprise you all tonight but we've moved production night up a day so that we still have the help of all our important staff members who are leaving tomorrow for the ACP Conference. While they're in Austin, TX, we'll all be able to enjoy the fruits of the labor that's happening...

ASWC Commences a Productive Year

Tyler Maule
October 23, 2015
Filed under BLOGS, I Didn't Bother to Pick My Category

Last Sunday, the ASWC Senate entered its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year to the tune of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” As the music faded out, the formal dress code and prompt start reestablished the importance of the occasion. To begin, the Executive Council presented a variety of ongoing initiati...

Committee Feature: Student Affairs

Tyler Maule
October 23, 2015
Filed under BLOGS

Though all of ASWC strives to connect to the student body, the Student Affairs Committee specifically helps students improve Whitman through legislation. According to chair Arthur Shemitz, the committee “make[s] changes to the student body” by writing and approving acts and resolutions for the Senate to...

Live Blog Issue 7

October 21, 2015
Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

Welcome to another rousing addition of the Pioneer Production Night live blog. Here you can follow our every move as we lay out, edit, and finalize Issue 7. Look out for the paper tomorrow around noon! -MPS 5:02 pm: Controversy abounds in the Pioneer Offices over which kind of Oreo to get for the...

Live Blog Issue 6

October 14, 2015
Filed under BLOGS, Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

7:15 PM: Well I am slightly behind schedule with this live blog for Issue 6. But we have a surprise: A special guest appearance by Pizza...and also Whitman Grad/former Pioneer Managing Editor Serena Runyan. 7:16 PM: The Pioneer offices are buzzing with excitement and conversation. Sarah is busy with...

ASWC Senate Plans Ahead During Retreat

October 12, 2015
Filed under ASWC Unpacked

At last weekend’s annual ASWC retreat, roughly thirty students convened at the Johnston Wilderness Center. Exchanging names, ambitions, years and positions, the group was quickly united by their common passion for bettering Whitman College. Students discussed broader issues such as dissatisfaction...

The Problem with ‘Glam’ Vegans

October 12, 2015
Filed under BLOGS, Vegan Beats

Last Wednesday, returning from a late Pio production night, I was pleasantly startled upon opening my computer to the homepage of the New York Times. A strikingly idyllic photo of vegan celebrity Rich Roll and his family sat at the center of the site, accompanying a Jeff Gordiner article titled “Vegans G...

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