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Live Blog: Issue 5

October 4, 2016

Tonight production night is on Tuesday so we can distribute Issue 5 before Fall Break. Right now we have the Vice Presidential Debate playing on a laptop, and everyone who isn't working or doing homework is playing an imessage word game. Clearly, we are all giant nerds! So here are some stats. Nu...

Live Blog: Issue 4

September 28, 2016

Issue four already! Here are some fun quotes from this week's production night. "We're already printing the word 'badassery' on the front page... might as well use the butt-grabbing picture, too." -Marra "Puns are always a good way to go. Or, sometimes, the worst way to go." -Georgia "This...

Live Blog: Issue 3

September 21, 2016

Happy Wednesday! Anthony demonstrated a high kick and ripped his pants about 12 inches. Here is a picture!   That was exciting. Mitchell has been working hard all night improving his technique catching Starburst Minis in his mouth. As Whitman College's Intramural Sports Czar (his official position),...

Live Blog: Issue 2

September 14, 2016

We are getting into the swing of things! The newsroom is abuzz with the sound of furious typing and the Django soundtrack. 5:22- We have some awesome articles coming out this week. I'm looking forward to an article about the role of the Greek system on campus as well as Eric's review of "Hell...

Live Blog: Issue 1

September 7, 2016

We're back at it, folks. Pretzels were consumed, headlines were over-thought, and Beyonce was played. Issue one is happening! As this semester's Managing Editor, I will be live blogging the up and downs of production night every week. Here are the highlights: Humor Editor Peggy brought...

Live Blog: March 9

March 9, 2016

A variety of responses to the neon yellow Oreos Jess brought for snacks today: "I just needed this color of yellow in my life," said Jess. "They taste like Oreos, but make me feel like Spring Time," said Kerr. "They look like they're radioactive," said Marra. "These are such a weird color,"...

Live Blog Issue 1

January 27, 2016

The Pioneer is back for 2016 and the winds of change are blowing! With a night class for our illustrious Production Manager Kerr, we have shifted our schedule dramatically forward. Will we meet our eager deadlines? Stay tuned to find out. 2:20 pm: Five Production Assistants have finished their layout...

Live Blog Issue 13

December 9, 2015

Last live blog of the semester. Wow. So sad. So many memories. Anthony calling me his dad, Anthony being loud, Sarah and Marra being fantastic, bosses, Anthony bring loud. -MPS 8:11 PM: Art director Maggie Baker: "I wish I was artsy" 8:12 PM: Anthony: "I had a very successful baseball career...

Live Blog Issue 12

December 2, 2015

The diligent Pioneer editors and PAs are back after giving thanks with their families and loved ones and have turned their collective attention to putting together Issue 12, our second-to-last issue of the semester. This is certainly a bittersweet moment, as it means I only have one more of these live...

Issue 11 Live Blog

November 18, 2015

I cannot believe we're already to Issue 11. Today's production night is much like any other. While the newspaper includes new stories every week that refresh the paper's content, there is a certain monotony to the weekly routine we all continually experience. I'm in a reflective mood this week with our...

Live Blog Issue 10

November 11, 2015

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

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...

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