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Why ‘Hamilton’ Epitomizes My Senior Year

Why ‘Hamilton’ Epitomizes My Senior Year

Hannah Davis, Editor-In-Chief
April 30, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News, Top Stories

This past year Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton - An American Musical” took the theatre world by storm. It tells the seemingly untold story of founding father Alexander Hamilton in a way that no one would have ever expected - a rap musical. In 2016 it was nominated for 16 Tony Awards - setting a...

How I Learned to Fail Successfully

How I Learned to Fail Successfully

William Spencer, Managerial Editor
April 30, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News, Top Stories

No really, I can graduate? All right, you caught me. I was going to write this amazing piece on how you can be successful when you graduate. I was going to have this awesome overarching theme like you see in the New York Times editorials, “How the tear in my underpants got me a job, saved my relationship,...

The Pioneer Launches New Instagram Account

The Pioneer Launches New Instagram Account

Veronica Leasure, Photography Editor
April 29, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News, Top Stories

The Catawba College Pioneer student newspaper goes visual by starting the @catawbapioneer Instagram account.  Pictures of campus events and student news will be posted regularly on the account to promote school pride and campus events. The Pioneer photography editor, Veronica Leasure, and Pioneer...

Palooza ’17 Recap

Palooza ’17 Recap

Jeremiah Moss, Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under Events, Student Life & News

A Ferris wheel, laser tag, cash, obstacle course, funnel cakes, and nice warm weather: Catawbapalooza ’17 was filled with nonstop exciting activities for every student, staff, and guest. The event went from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and for all of the students who attended, were the best six hours on campus. Casey...

Monster’s Bars

Monster’s Bars

Jeremiah Moss, Writer
April 29, 2017
Filed under Events, Student Life & News

On Friday, the 21st, Wigwam Production hosted a hip hop concert performed by an inspirational and encouraging rapper originating from Las Vegas, Vinci Carson. The night was never the same because of the impact of raw talent and bars that had fans takeoff from the ground. In 2008, Vinci was introduced...

The Dreaded Senior-itis

The Dreaded Senior-itis

Kelly Regan, Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Student Life & News, Top Stories

It’s that time of the year again. The time where senior college students seemed to be plagued with the terrible disease of senior-itis. Now you’re probably wondering what this terrible disease is and if it’s contagious. To answer your questions, senior-itis occurs when seniors tend to lose all...

What is the NSLS?

What is the NSLS?

Deep Dave, Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News, Top Stories

For many college students, building leadership skills and qualities can be tough to learn. However, with the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), that has been made much easier! Many may be wondering, what is NSLS? Well, it is one of the largest nationally recognized leadership honors society,...

March Madness at Catawba College

March Madness at Catawba College

Tre Evans, Writer
March 28, 2017
Filed under Sports, Student Life & News

March madness is a time college athletes are recognized for their hard work during the season. They play on the biggest stage and show their will power to win. The national tournament will make and/or break a team. Each team is a representation of not only themselves but also of fans, alumni, and their...

Eat More Chicken? Oh, wait…

Eat More Chicken? Oh, wait…

Jessica Pautz, Associative Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Odd News, Restaurants, Student Life & News, Students

How can we eat more chicken when there isn’t a Chick-fil-A within a three-mile radius from Catawba College? As of now, the closest Chick-fil-A is 19 miles away and no one wants to drive that distance unless they're truly dedicated to those spicy chicken sandwiches. In the year of 2015, the Mooresville...

No Stress Zone at Catawba College

No Stress Zone at Catawba College

Jeremiah Moss, Writer
March 21, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News

Close your eyes, loosen up those shoulders, relax, and breathe. Erase all of your worries because Spa Night has arrived once again to Catawba College. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect with the stress of midterm season coming and going. On March 17th, Wigwam Productions along with SHSS,...

Students Participate in Dunn’s Mountain Clean Up

Students Participate in Dunn’s Mountain Clean Up

Shelby Rogers, Writer
March 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News

Dunn’s Mountain Park was once the hot spot for partying in Granite Quarry. There are beautiful slabs of flat granite that make for a great location to hang out with friends and enjoy nature. The land was donated by Friends of the Mountain, a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant, and The Land Trust...

Julian Keniry Says Catawba College is a “Solar Campus”

Julian Keniry Says Catawba College is a “Solar Campus”

Jessica Pautz, Associative Editor
March 11, 2017
Filed under Events, Student Life & News, Students

One of the top environmentalists in the United States recently visited Catawba and was impressed with what she found on campus. Julian Keniry is the Senior Director of the National Wildlife Federation’s EcoLeader and Higher Education initiative. That means that she cares deeply about what college campuses...

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