PNW Pioneer

COVID aggravates enrollment declines, budget challenges
Jake Franovich, Reporter • October 7, 2020

COVID-19 has aggravated PNW’s enrollment woes – and caused the university to suspend several academic programs. New data from the Office...

Frustrations grow as online schooling continues
Marisa Gentry, Reporter • October 7, 2020

The word “frustration” might best express how most members of the PNW community feel about the semester so far. As PNW continues to find...

Once-bustling campuses look eerily empty since students and staff work from home
Russel Brodhacker, Reporter • October 7, 2020

Since most classes moved online, the Hammond and Westville campuses often resemble ghost towns. Gone are study groups meeting in crowded cafeterias,...

PNW announces the launch of a new Criminal Justice major
Sherry Kenady, Reporter • September 18, 2020

PNW will get into the law and order business when the university launches a criminal justice major in the fall of 2021. “The whole purpose...

School links general ed revisions to spring accreditation visit
Sherry Kenady, Reporter • September 18, 2020

PNW is using a scheduled accreditation review by the Higher Learning Commission in April to revise the university’s general education requirements. “This...

Gyte Annex to be demolished
Mason Crist May 26, 2020

PNW is demolishing one of the oldest buildings on campus to make way for its newest. The Gyte Annex, constructed in 1954 as an industrial...

Students acknowledge they are addicted to using social media
Wesley Smith, Reporter • October 7, 2020

With social media use on the rise among young adults, some students say they are addicted – and their addiction is interfering with their daily...

Employers value soft skills over classroom knowledge in recent graduates
Mason Crist, Reporter • October 7, 2020

A degree is important to anyone seeking a career, but the degree alone is not enough. Experts say soft skills – the sorts of things that...

Students struggle to find jobs as employers reduce opportunities
Megan Granados, Reporter • October 7, 2020

It is harder than ever for PNW students to get an internship or job. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer places are hiring. Nearly 74% of...

While national leagues hold protests for social justice, PNW athletes plan their own
Wesley Smith October 7, 2020

In the wake of major sports leagues’ player-led protests, PNW’s own student-athletes are demanding that their voices on social justice issues...

Esports team debuts in Collegiate Rocket League tournament qualifiers
Jasmine Flowers, Reporter • October 7, 2020

The esports team debuted in the Collegiate Rocket League qualifiers but could not clinch a spot in the league’s tournament. Two qualifier...

Students support NFL members taking a stand for BLM
Joshua Beauduy, Reporter • October 7, 2020

Watching the Chicago Bears lock arms with the Detroit Lions in recognition of social justice before the season-opening kickoff, several PNW students...