PNW Pioneer

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 lives. “I’ve skipped a couple questions on a quiz just to get through them to see w...

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 are not normally learned in a classroom – matter. A lot. “In this fluid and ever...

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 employers revoked or limited offers to recent college graduates, according to a study by...

Center for Faculty Excellence helps instructors help students

Chinelle Clark, Reporter

May 7, 2020

Students who are struggling with their studies may soon get some help from the Center for Faculty Excellence, a new resource designed to help faculty create tailored assistance for their students. Over 200 PNW faculty members have participat...

Students share tips for staying fit

Tatiana Spak

May 5, 2020

As people are stuck inside with nothing to do but snack, many have noticed weight gains that some have labeled the COVID-15, referencing “the freshman 15”. In response, many students have gotten serious about working out...

Many options to enjoy nature at Gabis Arboretum

Jake Franovich

March 11, 2020

The Gabis Arboretum has many ways for people to get involved, including classes, events and opportunities to volunteer.  “Gabis Arboretum offers a variety of classes and activities,” said Peyton Lindquist, the arboretum’s...

PNW students may be among nation’s hardest working

Megan Wolski, Reporter

February 26, 2020

PNW may have some of the hardest working college students in America. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that 43% of full-time students hold down a job. But at PNW, the number of employed students is much higher. “Approximatel...