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Pet Adoption should not be taken lightly

May 19, 2014

Filed under Editorials, Front Page

Daniel Konicek Staff Writer In the recent weeks, the veterinary program has advertised pet adoption of a variety of pets, which they often start doing to gain interest when they have too many animals.  There are never enough homes for the pets that desperately need them, and local shelters are waiting for people to volunt...

Fight for freedom worth one month a year

February 27, 2014

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

Letter to the Editor [In response to “Black History Month racist” in the Feb. 13 issue.] I must admit I got upset and seriously offended by the commentary. The first thing I wanted to do was retaliate with negativity. The late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. taught our nation about the power of love and respect for one hum...

Healthcare system lies

December 2, 2013

Filed under Editorials

The new health care system, Obama care seems to be all the rage for young adults and college students, but what are we really buying into? There’s a lot more to this plan just the benefits for a person. In the long run it can potentially save individuals some out of pocket money on their next visit to the hospital. The...

Proactive Prevention

October 30, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Young women of this generation are generally not too concerned with their health other than their weight. They tend to think with the mindset that because they are young that breast cancer couldn’t possibly happen to them at this age. But the age of women who are at high risk for breast cancer is hitting closer to home. Women...

Horror helping society

October 30, 2013

Filed under Editorials

This issue, the paper looked at the physical and mental effects of a good scare. Adrenaline, excitement, and dread all attract people to fright, but horror can accomplish more than the mental equivalent of a roller coaster. The power and effectiveness of fear should be utilized by story tellers of any genre, for when used...

Versatile smoking

October 18, 2013

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Mariah Foley Staff Writer Last issue, The Pioneer featured an article about e-cigarettes.  This article portrayed e-cigarettes as a new way to quit, but did not mention that they are also a much safer and healthier alternative to cigarettes, not only for the smoker, but also for the environment. First of all, smoke fr...

Censorship is still alive

October 18, 2013

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Daniel Konicek Staff Writer Censorship can seem old and removed, a product of a flawed history. However, censorship has never gone away completely. It is more important now more than ever to preserve a clean marketplace of ideas because it key to overcoming the problems that stands between mankind and destruction. Biologically, there is very li...

Raining cats and dogs

October 16, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

Mariah Foley Staff Writer Everybody loves a good catfight, but fights that break out between cat people and dog people are more prevalent and much less appreciated.  People love their pets, and that’s understandable. However, fighting about your love for your feline or canine, or their love for you, is ridiculous. F...

Ask Mariah- e-cigs

October 15, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Editorials

Mariah Foley Staff Writer Last issue, The Pioneer featured an article about e-cigarettes.  This article portrayed e-cigarettes as a new way to quit, but did not mention that they are also a much safer and healthier alternative to cigarettes, not only for the smoker, but also for the environment. First of all, smoke fr...

Technology Editorial

October 1, 2013

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Daniel Konicek Staff Writer A common horror trope is the destruction of humanity and the corruption of self. Zombies, vampires, werewolves, mutants and other creatures prey on this fear; that is why they continue haunt to us. In this time of technology and social media, the fear of a generation of having a anti-social jerks twisted by the evils of Facebook and Twitter rises. W...

Have You Been Saying Yes?

September 24, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Editorials, News

Austin Lewis Staff Writer In today’s age it has become so easy to communicate with others through texting, email, and social media sites that it’s more difficult to have interpersonal relationships. This has lead to more people becoming introverts and wanting to stay inside logged on to their social media’s instead of actua...

art as an outlet

May 30, 2013

Filed under Editorials

Art is an important aspect of everyday life. Dreams and imagination are sculpted through; drawing, painting, making music, and many more creative and expressive ways to create art. Many people find art to be a tool to vent and to produce yourself on or in beautiful and interesting makes of art. These types of meditative features...

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