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Students attend university from around the globe

Students attend university from around the globe

Written By Kayla Snyder, Co-Copy Desk Chief

December 5, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Wessel Reitveld, Richard Perez and Robelin Bautista all came to America driven by the world of sports. For Katja Rochat and Florencia Urquidi, America furthered opportunities their home countries didn’t have. Victor Sule came to America with a nonconventional dream and the passion to pursue it. For some inter...

Pioneer Public – Michael Gieseke

Pioneer Public – Michael Gieseke

Written By Carley Bonk, Co-Features Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

When Dean of Student Life Michael Gieseke isn’t overseeing resident life, commuter services, health services or student activities, he’s taking calls from parents or reading emails about shenanigans that happened in the residence halls the previous evening. “The rule of thumb is that I have no idea ...

Finals week stress approaches

Finals week stress approaches

Written By Kimberly Keagy

December 5, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

For Amber Mole, hard workouts do the trick when finals week approaches and anxiety rises. Having a personal planner loaded with lists of things that need to be accomplished helps Kaitlyn Smith endure the most trying time of the semester. Establishing behavioral norms is also a way to deal with the p...

Students jam to tunes through varied methods

Students jam to tunes through varied methods

Written By Chloe Jakiela, Staff Photographer

November 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Latest Stories

Alec Ebeling, junior creative writing major, sifted through their record collection and revealed a few favorite vinyls along with an album by their father’s old band “The Spy-Fi Sounds of The Omega Men.” “I like vinyl because it appeals to me as a collector of things, getting that physical album a...

Libertarian-slanted club starts at university

Libertarian-slanted club starts at university

Written By Aidan Segal, Staff Writer

November 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Brennen Burke wears a baseball cap with the image of a coiled rattlesnake slithering over the bolded words, “DON’T TREAD ON ME,” an iconic symbol that dates back to the American Revolution. The back of his laptop has an assemblage of National Rifle Association and Libertarian Party stickers. ...

Pioneer Public – Alexandra Youssef

Pioneer Public – Alexandra Youssef

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

After college, Alexandra Youssef said she’d like to live in California, working as both a therapist and a film screenwriter. “I kinda want to do both, I guess,” she said by phone. “And it’s going to be a lot to work on... so I wanna dual-focus in both and try to see where life takes me....

Students jolly to work back home for holidays

Students jolly to work back home for holidays

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Men, women and children bustle up and down aisles and in and out of stores from sun up to sundown as the best deals await eager shoppers. Employees flash a friendly smile despite the long day ahead and scurry from shopper to shopper answering questions. It’s Black Friday, a retail worker’s busiest ti...

Student explores harrowing themes through dance

Written By Kelsey Eiseman

November 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

In a dance routine on campus, a student plays a strong grown man watching three young girls in dresses with their hair in pigtails as they play. The man is dancing, visibly frustrated, while the girls flutter and dance around joyfully. Continuously watching, the man is lurking in the background. He starts to interact wi...

Pioneer Public – Shaniece Lawrence

Pioneer Public – Shaniece Lawrence

Written By Matt Petras, Co-Features Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Senior Shaniece Lawrence was already studying biological science but didn’t realize she wanted to use that to become a pediatrician until she joined Strong Women, Strong Girls.  “It’s basically a club where we go mentor little girls in different elementary schools and we empower them and tel...

Seniors experience last round of scheduling

Seniors experience last round of scheduling

Written By Briana Walton

November 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Hannah Hepler was relieved. Alannah Owens was thankful it was over. Azurai Phillips was amazed at how easy the process was. While registering for classes can bring stress to students twice a year, for seniors, the task has brought upon feelings of relief and even joy as they schedule for the last time....

Thanksgiving break approaches

Thanksgiving break approaches

Written By Lauren Ortego, Co-Copy Desk Chief

November 14, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Joe Truesdell’s dad has his own way of celebrating Thanksgiving and it involves a turkey breast, a smoker and up to 12 hours of preparation. Truesdell is just one student heading into the first break of the semester next week, joining others whose plans range from relaxing with family to attending ...

Student begins independent pet-sitting business

Student begins independent pet-sitting business

Written By Carley Bonk, Co-Features Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

Pets have always been an essential part of Alex Trybus’ life. Growing up with Australian cattle dogs - Nicki and Jolene - helped her develop a desire to not only love and care for her own animals but for others as well. As a student, Trybus needed a job that fit her busy schedule yet allowed the opportuni...