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River, Sunshine, Piano… can life be better? J’aime la vie~

River, Sunshine, Piano… can life be better? J’aime la vie~

margaretyang

March 28, 2012


Filed under Off-Campus Blogs

Le temps est très bel ici à Nantes aujourd'hui, donc j'ai pris le Navibus avec une amie sur la rivière. J'adore la rivière, c'est très tranquille et très joli. Nous avons restes par la rivière pour deux heures et ensuite, nous avons marches par la rivière. J'espéré qu'il y a un ...

Anatomy of a news story: Sexual assault on campus

Rachel Alexander

March 15, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog

If you've read my recent story on sexual assault reporting on the Whitman campus, you might be wondering what goes into writing an article like this. The short answer is: a lot of work. Here's a peek behind the curtain of the Pio's investigative reporting team. First, the story idea. This article wa...

What’s the point of poetry?

philipcheng

March 5, 2012


Filed under BLOGS

What's the point of poetry? When we pose the question to ourselves, we often come to the conclusion that poetry will only serve to beautify language, and that this has no utilitarian purpose. Worse, yet poetry might even complicate language and make things difficult to understand. However, studies by Prof...

Questions as an environmentalist

Sam Chapman

March 5, 2012


Filed under BLOGS

This week's post is about questions. What is a good environmentalist? More than that, how does one live? I've been pondering recently about what would happen if an ideal warrior were to join the ranks of the Campus Climate Challenge. What would this person be like? Would they have any friends,...

Plugging in at the 2012 ACP conference

Sara Rasmussen

March 5, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog

This weekend, 13 Pio staff members learned about journalism at an Associated College Press conference in Seattle. The ACP hosts this conference twice annually, but it was my first-ever chance to attend. As Web Editor, I found the trip to be a particularly exciting experience because the emphasis t...

Production night liveblog

Production night liveblog

Cara Lowry

March 2, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog, Production Night Blog

What follows is a faithful account of the production of Issue 6 (taking place the evening of Feb. 29/early morning of March 1) as witnessed by me, The Pioneer's Managing Editor. 4:49 p.m. Arrive in Pio office. Check email: Thirteen new messages, eight from Editor-in-Chief Tricia Vanderbilt. Respond...

Do you need something glossy in your life?

Do you need something glossy in your life?

Patricia Vanderbilt

February 29, 2012


Filed under Editors' Blog

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...

Comments on a series of adventures

Sam Chapman

February 28, 2012


Filed under BLOGS

If you've been reading this blog regularly, you will know that I'm a rather strange person: more the type to be writing about where to find medieval coins with etching mistakes than about the personal journey of an environmentalist. Therefore, regulars shouldn't be surprised that one of the things I...

Why Zoning Out is Important

philipcheng

February 28, 2012


Filed under BLOGS

We are taught from a young age that to focus is good. Our parents say it, school teachers and coaches all say that to us. We all associate focus with responsibility and achievement. That conscious and effortful thought is the only good way to think, everything else, like zoning out, is just mental static. But,...

Thoughts on how we react to oil addiction

philipcheng

February 20, 2012


Filed under BLOGS

Many of the biggest problems in the world right now are caused by oil consumption. People should be rallying against it. We should be outraged by all the ecological damage that has been done to the planet in order to extract oil. We should mourn all the animals that have died from oil spills. Most of...

A preview of Whitman’s upcoming Bike Share

Sam Chapman

February 20, 2012


Filed under BLOGS

Bicycles are a complex business. On the one hand, they provide good exercise, fun, and speedy travel with zero emissions. On the other hand, they are expensive, difficult to store, harder to secure, and often sit idle for weeks at a time. Despite awareness of the benefits of cycling, lots of Whitties:...

Housing in the real world requires skepticism

philipcheng

February 14, 2012


Filed under BLOGS

Whenever we hear something about the housing market or the economy in general it generally doesn't phase us as students at a liberal arts college. We're in our own little community. However, after we leave college, we will have to deal with problems in the outside world. For example, the "robo signer"...

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