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Going back to college

January 8, 2014

On July 4th, 2007 I was celebrating our countries day of independence not knowing that by 9:30 PM, my life would drastically be changed forever. My friends and I had been drinking pretty much the whole day at my friend’s bosses’ lake house. We took the boat out late that afternoon and cruised... Read more »

Senior Salute: Stephanie Cook

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Stephanie Cook , Editor
April 20, 2012

My parents weren’t lying when they said my college career would go by fast. Here I am, twenty-two years old, about to graduate from Catawba. I remember when I first heard of the school when I was sixteen, unsure of how to exactly pronounce it. After finally getting the name down, my twin sister... Read more »

Senior Salute: Jarrett Murphy

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Jarrett Murphy, Sports Editor, Writer
April 19, 2012

My time here at Catawba has been interesting to say the least. I’ve had good times and bad times, but I can honestly say I would not trade it for anything in the world. When I first found out I got accepted to Catawba, I was so excited because I would be going to college. It has been a dream of mine... Read more »

Senior Salute: Bianca J. Stokes


Bianca Stokes, Writer
April 12, 2012

(sings) Now I’m gonna make mistakes from time to time/But in the end believe that I’m gone fly/No matter if I’m wrong or if I’m right/These are the pieces of me… Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest... Read more »

Senior Salute: Erin Kidd

April 27, 2011

Oh hey! (I was told I needed to start my senior salute with those words because I always use them as a greeting). My time here at Catawba is coming to an end in a couple of weeks, and it is my turn to write a senior salute. I remember reading the ones that my friends Aly and Jen wrote last year and realizing... Read more »

Senior Salute: Kaylee Johnson

Kaylee S Johnson, Photo Editor/Fine Arts Editor
April 26, 2011

I’ve been here for three years, and I wouldn’t have traded it for the world.  Don’t get me wrong, college had it’s ups and downs, but in the end, I had the time of my life. I transferred in as a sophomore from UNCC because of big changes that were about to occur in their theatre... Read more »

Senior Salute: Molly Williams

Molly Williams, Writer
April 26, 2011

“Walk on, walk on, walk on, because you can’t go back now…” The Weepies have sung those words to me for a few years now, but they have never seemed more poignant until now. As I walk the sidewalks of campus and roam the halls of Admin these days, I realize that I have now been a part of Catawba... Read more »

Senior Salute: Angela Banks

Angela Hope, Writer
April 26, 2011

Imagine it’s your senior year of high school and you are still debating what colleges you could attend. While sorting through the mail you glance at a postcard. The picture on the front reminds you of your own hometown, but more quaint. This is what happened to me. I was still sorting through my... Read more »

Meet the New Editor of the Pioneer: Erin Kidd

Brandi Cockerham, Writer
February 14, 2011

The Pioneer has a new editor! Erin Kidd, formerly a co-editor with Brandon Coble, has recently been named the editor. When asked why Coble stepped down as editor, she explains: “Brandon recently applied for a part time job at Fox Charlotte and received the job. He decided that he did not have the amount... Read more »

Meet Erica Smith New To The Pioneer

Erica Smith, Writer
January 24, 2011

I am Erica Smith. I was born in Lubbock, Texas on April 8, 1992. I am a freshman at Catawba College and I am majoring in Communications. I plan on being a journalist in the future.  I would like to write news stories either about world events or politics. In high school, I wrote about sports mostly.... Read more »