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And the Pio 2012-2013 EIC is…

Patricia Vanderbilt

February 6, 2012


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

First impressions of Amman, Jordan

leslimeekins

January 24, 2012


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Greetings from Amman, Jordan! (Or, as the Jordanian would say, اهلاÙ‹ Ùˆ سهلاÙ‹) I've been here for four days now, and so far I have found that Jordanians are very excited to meet Americans: my exchanges have...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Friends

Alex Norman

December 21, 2011


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Well, my computer crashed the day after I submitted my Independent Study Project (phew, that was close!) and I'm actually back home sweet home in Olympia, WA for the holidays. Rather than abandon the last couple of posts I had planned to make last week, however, I'd like to use them now to reflect upon...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Finding Financial Assistance for Your Off-Campus Program

Alex Norman

November 22, 2011


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I figure there is no better time than right after a showcase of my camel ride in the Sahara to speak a bit about how I got here. If you are a Whitman student who is interested in studying abroad but reliant on financial aid to do so, then here are a few tips: 1: If you are already receiving financial...

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Camels, Macaques, Schoolgirls and Dune Boys

Alex Norman’s Study Abroad Blog: Camels, Macaques, Schoolgirls and Dune Boys

Alex Norman

November 22, 2011


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Well, as usual, this post is a bit overdue, but a couple weeks ago we had our Southern Excursion and WOW, what a trip! To be sure, we spent much of our time travelling to the Middle Atlas, Ouarzazate, Merzouga, the High Atlas, Marrakech and Essaouira in a bus, but each stop we made was well worth the...

Ben Lerchin

January 16, 2010


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