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Unsung Heroes

Cindy Chang

March 31, 2013


Filed under Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

The past week was full of random, little tasks at work-I spent my week organizing case files, pulling notes of testimony, making exhibit lists, scanning in documents, dealing with prelims, etc.  It was a short week because Good Friday is a holiday here, so we didn't have work on Friday.  I also had...

Reflections on 2013 Urban Education Service Trip

Sayda Morales

March 30, 2013


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION, Opinion Writers' Blogs

On Saturday, March 16I hopped on the Bolt bus headed to Portland for the Urban Education Spring Break Service Trip. Sitting on the bus, looking out of the window, I could not have predicted the impact that my experiences from the trip would have on my perceptions of education reform, and more importan...

I Still Love H.E.R.: Common and Extended Metaphor

Matt Raymond

March 8, 2013


Filed under A&E Blogs

Why do we use metaphor? Are we just decorating our prose, as though we're peacocks flashing our linguistic feathers?  Are we intending to dramatize it, to make it visceral, to invoke an emotional response?  Or are we mapping experience, participating in our own game of synesthesia in order to elucidate...

The Fine Line Between Luck and Skills in Sports

Riley Foreman

March 6, 2013


Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Hitting a home run in Major League Baseball is as easy as … well, something extremely difficult to accomplish. Most of those who are reading this article would do just as poorly as the author when attempting this feat. As someone who thought T-ball looked challenging, I shouldn't be the one to...

Drew Raher’ticle

Tristan Gavin

February 28, 2013


Filed under Sports Blogs

In a disappointing loss to Whitworth on Saturday, the Whitman men's basketball team's season came to an abrupt end.  Whitworth has now won the conference tournament seven years in a row. Whitman has shown the ability to beat the Pirates in recent years, but again fell short of a conference title this...

Why Even Go to the Combine?

Dylan Snyder

February 27, 2013


Filed under Sports Blogs

This week Lucas Oil Stadium hosts many top members of this year's incoming NFL draft class for the NFL Combine.  For those of you who are unaware, the combine is a series of physical and mental tests for the incoming players ranging from 40 yard dashes to position specific drills to interviews to IQ test...

From Experiencing ACE’s to Acing Tests

Sayda Morales

February 27, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion Writers' Blogs

It is no wonder that Lincoln Alternative High School's mascot is the phoenix. At Lincoln, the students and staff prove that from a sad and despairing place, someone stronger and brighter can rise. On Tuesday, Feb. 26 I attended a panel in which Principal Jim Sporleder, faculty, and a student from Linc...

Is There an Echo in Here?

Is There an Echo in Here?

Blair Hanley Frank

February 27, 2013


Filed under Editors' Blog

You may be noticing something new and different about the Pioneer's website today, and it looks something like this: We're proud to announce that we're partnering with a New-York-based startup called Echoed to bring you, our readers, a new way to interact with the Pio online. Echoed is a system ...

Boobs Don’t Belong Here

Riley Foreman

February 21, 2013


Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Put your imagination to rest if you are reading the latest Sports Illustrated issue. You won't need it. The annual "Swimsuit Edition" released earlier this month showcases much more skin than suits. The coveted cover features Kate Upton posing in in a winter coat and bikini bottoms, with her swims...

Sports: More Than Just a Jock’s Game

Riley Foreman

February 21, 2013


Filed under Northwest Sports Optimist

Here's a secret: professional sports aren't all about the athletes anymore. Those nerds that your high school yearbook named "most likely to succeed" have finally found their niche in the world of sports. They might not be quarterbacks leading their teams to the Superbowl or pitching perfect games...

The tricks of time

Cindy Chang

February 17, 2013


Filed under Off-Campus Blogs, OPINION

I can't believe it's been over a week since I've updated this!  it just shows how fast time flies. It's strange how you can be so busy, and yet so not at the same time.  I wasn't overwhelmed at work this week, but when I look at the sheer amount of stuff I've accomplished I'm pretty astonished.  The fe...

Dilla Day and Detroit’s Rap Revolution

Matt Raymond

February 12, 2013


Filed under A&E Blogs

Last Sunday, Feb. 10 was Dilla Day in Detroit.  Hip-hop fans poured into the Filmore and they didn't leave until after 2 AM.  Brooklyn hip-hop icon Talib Kweli and Detroit's own Royce da 5'9" were the night's two biggest names. The music of a broken city reverberated in triumphal celebration. But...

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