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10 signs you are an obnoxious Seahawks fan

Riley Foreman

October 13, 2013


Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist, Web Only

Due to the recent success of the Seahawks, Seattleites are experiencing a fandom revival, and relearning how to be annoying. What follows are the top ten characteristics of the modern 12th Man: 1. You ignore Richard Sherman's blatant pass interference, but scream uncontrollably at the TV when the...

Danny Brown, Pusha T, and Old Guy Rap

Quin Nelson

October 13, 2013


Filed under A&E Blogs, Between the Speakers

The release of Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail was the day rap became mortal. Mr. Carter, one of the greatest rappers of all time, not only put out a mediocre piece of work––it was boring. Over eccentric beats, Jay showed himself to be in a creative rut, unable to make the comforts of fame and fo...

Don’t change the channel when the Seahawks are playing

Riley Foreman

October 6, 2013


Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist, Web Only

Last Sunday, many a Seahawks fans awoke early to watch the morning matchup against the Houston Texans. By halftime, a loss in the Seahawks' future seemed inevitable, as they trailed 20-3. Seattle RB Marshawn "Beast Mode" Lynch fumbled for a turnover, Russell Wilson was sacked twice, and Houston QB Matt...

The Hot Seat

Riley Foreman

September 30, 2013


Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Last night the Seattle Mariners finished their fourth consecutive season under .500 with a truly awful 9-0 loss to the A's. The M's haven't appeared in the playoffs in over a decade, and less than a month ago they suffered a brutal sweep by the Astros, the team with the worst record in the AL. Sure,...

Time for QUESTions

Cam Young

September 30, 2013


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

Too many times I have questioned time. I question whether it's on my side Or taking me for a ride?   Time. Like the spine that keeps me up right It keeps me up at night. Time to plan. Time to think. All I have is time. Time has me running in leg braces. Time promotes ...

Wherein Arika travels to Arica, Chile

Arika Wieneke

September 24, 2013


Filed under Off-Campus Blogs, Web Only

Since this is my first post in the Pio I think it would be appropriate to fill you in a little bit about who I am and just what I'm doing. My name is Arika Wieneke and I am a junior sociology major with an interest in public health and medicine. My study abroad program's official title is SIT Chile: Pu...

Production Night Live Blog for Sept. 18

Shelly Le

September 18, 2013


Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 2 (taking place the evening of Sept. 18/early morning of Sept. 19) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Editor in Chief. 6:30 p.m.: Whoops, I forgot to start the live blog. Commence the first production live blog of the year! 6:32 p.m...

Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Presenting the Fall 2013 Pioneer Editors and Managers!

Shelly Le

September 13, 2013


Filed under Editors' Blog

This afternoon was our first editors critique meeting and I can't honestly say more about how proud and honored I am to work with such dynamic, fun, dedicated, and good-looking (If I do say so myself!) individuals. Our majors span from BBMB to Economics to German Studies and our non-Pio interests incl...

Letter from the Editors on Debate Investigation

Shelly Le

May 18, 2013


Filed under Editors' Blog

Over the past three weeks, a team of Pioneer reporters has been working to shed light on the circumstances leading up to Jim Hanson's decision to step down from his position as Director of Forensics. Our reporting included dozens of interviews, both on and off the record, with current debate students, ad...

Fox News Doctor ‘Not an Iota’ Right

Riley Foreman

April 16, 2013


Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

In recent times, household names have shamed the multi-billion dollar sports industry to an extent that almost no other generation has witnessed.  A 20-year old sports fan has been alive long enough to endure the Tim Donaghy fixed games fiasco, the steroids-era Mitchell Report, the dog-fighting days...

Visualizing the ASWC budget

Rachel Alexander

April 2, 2013


Filed under Editors' Blog

Since ASWC released a preliminary budget on Sunday, there has been a lot of discussion on campus about the budgeting process. Many readers have commented on the information we've provided detailing cuts in the yearbook and other campus organizations, asking questions about how ASWC decides budgeting...

Notes on the Pio’s budgeting process

Rachel Alexander

April 1, 2013


Filed under Editors' Blog

In response to student concerns about ASWC's preliminary budget for the 2013-14 school year, and specifically about the amount of funding given to The Pioneer, I would like to clarify several things about the budgeting process for The Pioneer and provide the campus with more information about how we use ...

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