PNW Pioneer

Vaccines may be ready for public distribution soon, but students voice concern about speedy roll-out
Wesley Smith, Reporter • December 9, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine could be widely available by April but some students say they are concerned about the product’s safety and speedy development. “I’m...

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...

After a tough 2020, New Year’s resolutions take on greater meaning
Marisa Gentry, Reporter • December 9, 2020

Most people cannot wait for 2020 to end. Students have struggled with COVID-19 protections, suspension of in-person classes, the rise of Zoom...

More than 1,000 students poised to complete their studies at PNW are taking their last

look at the campus. Despite concerns about COVID-19 and their job and continuing ed-
ucation prospects, students remain optimistic about the future. Photo by Pioneer staff
Despite uncertainty, graduates remain optimistic about future
Sherry Kenady, Reporter • December 9, 2020

Some students graduating this week are struggling with their next steps as a surreal cloud hangs over a masked world gazing blankly into a new...

Sean Connery’s death revives best Bond debate
Megan Granados, Reporter • November 18, 2020

The death of Scottish actor Sean Connery in October inevitably raises the question: Who was the best James Bond? Connery was the first...

Matt Dudzik, the assistant athletic director for intramurals and facilities, oversees the diverse intramurals program. Photo by Wesley Smith
Intramurals offer novel experiences
Wesley Smith, Reporter • November 18, 2020

From bubble soccer to combat archery, intramurals provide students an opportunity to show off their skills while scoring a few friends along...

Pride teams poised to pounce as conference approves the return of college athletics
Sports Information • November 18, 2020

Pride athletic teams are poised to resume competition in January. The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Council of Presidents...

Leo the Lion is PNW’s current mascot. In 2016 both campuses combined and became The Pride, leading to the creation of Leo the Lion who represents both Hammond and Westville locations.
Leo is the latest in a long line of mascots between two campuses
Joshua Beauduy, Reporter • November 18, 2020

Students are familiar with Leo the Lion, the front-man mascot for the PNW Pride. They may not know that Leo is only the latest in a long line...