PNW Pioneer

Felicia Garcia, Human Development

Hannah Sawyer, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Many college students relax over the summer, especially during the COVID pandemic. Not Felicia Garcia. While getting ready for her junior year studying Human Development and Family Studies, Garcia had an interesting “COVID s...

Camryn Mathews, English

Joshua Beauduy, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Summer is usually a time for students to go out on vacation, spend time with friends and enjoy the good weather, but for Camryn Mathews, a second-year English major, summer was different. “A usual summer for me consists of working...

Alex Bishop, Business

Megan Granados, Reporter

September 18, 2020

It’s a warm July afternoon and you are walking the beach. You feel the sand squish between your toes and hear the sound of the waves brushing against the shore as you walk along the Gulf of Mexico. As you look up to the sky you c...

Madison Marsh, Hospitality

Kameran Fleets, Reporter

September 18, 2020

After being evicted from her dorm and living through two months of quarantine lockdown, Madison Marsh had a summer of uncertainty. “At first I wasn’t sure if I would continue being a student at Purdue,” said Marsh, a j...

Emily Doll, Nursing

Russel Brodhacker, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Before the nation’s social and economic lockdown, Purdue Northwest Nursing major Emily Doll was anticipating summer’s freedoms and spoils, but like so many, she was shot down by the shutdown. Early in 2020, Doll was working as a custome...

Niko Kritikos, Business Marketing

Wesley Smith, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Niko Kritikos packed his bags, jumped in a car and headed to Gulf Shores, Alabama, for what he thought would be a relaxing spring break with friends last March. Two days later, the trip was canceled and the group began to mak...

Dan Oliszewicz, Marketing

Kevin Casey, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Junior marketing major Dan Oliszewicz is like many other Purdue Northwest student athletes. A member of the Men’s Hockey team, he cannot compete because of COVID-19. “At the start of the pandemic I was really worried a...

Students, staff struggle to adapt to new normal

Marisa Gentry, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Outfitted with face masks and standing six feet apart, some students are trickling back to in-person classes – even while most are attending their classes online. In the first semester since the COVID-19 pandemic forced PNW to ...

Students adapt to online classes, but some admit they struggle with the change to virtual learning

Kameran Fleets, Hannah Sawyer, and Wesley Smith

September 18, 2020

Just a few weeks into the semester, many students are struggling with distance learning. “I hate having classes online,” said Rob Cryns, a senior Communication student. Cryns is not alone. Since 84% of courses are either all on...

Amani Norwood, Biology

Anisa Carter-Bey, Reporter

September 18, 2020

Juggling work and college can be a challenge. That’s why Amani Norwood, a junior Biology major, was looking forward to her daughter’s first birthday. Until COVID-19 hit. “This was the craziest stuff I [had] ever experienc...

My Story: A journalist’s perspective

Chinelle Clark

June 4, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unusual, unexpected and an eye-opening experience. It escalated very quickly, and completely out of the blue.  Neither I nor anyone else was aware of the magnitude of pandemic during its in...