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Do you need something glossy in your life?

Do you need something glossy in your life?

Patricia Vanderbilt

February 29, 2012

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

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

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

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

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...

Pioneer design blog #1

Pioneer design blog #1

Ted Hendershot

January 31, 2012

Hi! Welcome to the first in a series of blog entries about the making of the print edition of the Whitman Pioneer. My name is Ted Hendershot, and I'm responsible for the design of the print edition and its weekly layout. I'm proud to announce the new production staff. Beginning with the coming issue, no. 2, these ...

Exciting additions to the Pio’s website

Josh Goodman

January 31, 2012

The Pio is expanding its web presence, and I for one am excited!  I'm the Pio's web content editor, a new position created to help make whitmanpioneer.com a destination that expands beyond what appears in print each week. Some of the additions to the Pio's website this semester: - Pio blogs. These include an environment...

Welcome to the Editors’ Blog

Patricia Vanderbilt

January 31, 2012

It's 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, and most of Whitman's students are asleep or holed up in the library chugging out a paper. But in a corner office on the second floor of Reid Campus Center, the editors and managers of The Pioneer are finishing boxes of pizza and arguing over headlines. Production Manager ...

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