PNW Pioneer

Career Center tailors services to new virtual format

Mohammed Alsulaiman

May 29, 2020

While many graduates are nervous about their job prospects during the COVID-19 pandemic, PNW’s Career Center is upbeat about their future. “I am most confident in our students being qualified to obtain a job or internshi...

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 research building for the Inland Steel Corporation, will be torn down beginning this...

Students are encouraged to start or join an organization on campus

Shannon Yardley, Reporter

May 8, 2020

Any PNW student can start an official campus organization that is devoted to their unique passion. Whether it is American Sign Language, music or movies, you can create a club dedicated to your wildest dream. “The great...

Once-top 10 League of Legends player to coach esports team

Kayla Green, Reporter

May 5, 2020

PNW’s newest sports team has a new coach. Justin Bragg will lead the Pride’s esports team, which will compete in online games with teams across the nation. “I am very excited to be able to join the community here but...

Study abroad cancelations disappoint students and faculty alike

Ethan Courtney, Reporter

May 4, 2020

All of PNW’s more than 20 education abroad programs were canceled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving students and faculty disappointed and stuck at home. PNW is one of many universities forced to cancel events, program...

Long-awaited opening of bioscience building set for fall

Jake Franovich

May 4, 2020

While in-person classes were canceled, construction on the Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation building continued. Contractors have officially turned the building over to the university. “With the major construction don...

Declining enrollment may mean the end of a once-popular PNW program

Chinelle Clark

May 1, 2020

Westville’s early childhood development program may be suspended, the latest victim of a demographic change that has significantly reduced PNW enrollment: A decline in the number of high school students. The declining enro...

PNW’s STEM program provides students hands-on experience

Mason Crist

April 29, 2020

PNW’s STEM activities offer engineering students a range of practical experiences to supplement classroom learning. The STEM activities include: Motorsports Formula SAE, in which students design, fund, manufacture and ra...

Some students may see housing fee refunds, but few others expected

Abbey Babe

April 17, 2020

Now that PNW classes have moved online, some students are wondering if the university should reduce either tuition or fees. Some universities have announced they will refund a portion of student fees. Others are considering suc...

Graduating seniors react to commencement ceremony being postponed until December

Pioneer Staff

April 15, 2020

To appease graduating seniors whose May commencement was cancelled, PNW is inviting them to participate in fall graduation next December. The reaction so far has been cool. "The school changing the date is a nice gesture, but my senior y...

PNW copes with quarantines

Tatiana Spak and Jake Franovich

April 10, 2020

Some students are finding the adjustment to online instruction difficult, particularly those who are not equipped to study at home. “I am not excited at all about transferring to online,” said junior Bradley Knight. ...