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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...

Priscilla Perez Releases Debut EP, “Weirdo’s Like Us”

Priscilla Perez Releases Debut EP, “Weirdo’s Like Us”

William Spencer, Writer and Managing Editor
April 23, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, Uncategorized

Catawba College student, Priscilla Perez is releasing her debut EP entitled “Weirdos Like Us” on Sunday, April 30. Since September of last year, Perez has been in the studio rehearsing, recording, and assisting with mixing the 4-track compilation. “ ‘Weirdos Like Us’ is one of the songs on...

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,...

Catawba’s “Hit Men”

Catawba’s “Hit Men”

Joshua Stewart, Sports Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

Lately, Catawba College has been blessed with a growing amount of success in the athletic realm. Under the guidance of Coach Curtis Walker, the football team has perennially boasted one of the best defenses in the conference. Also, this season both our men’s and women’s basketball team celebrated...

Breaking the Catawba Curse

Breaking the Catawba Curse

Joshua Stewart, Sports Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

  If you’ve been following Catawba Men’s basketball over the years, then you’ve most likely picked up on a horrible reoccurring theme. Players past and present have referred to this omen as “The Catawba Curse.” Since the arrival of Head Coach Rob Perron in 2014, Catawba teams loaded...

Salisbury’s Latest Buzz: The Smoke Pit

Salisbury’s Latest Buzz: The Smoke Pit

Carissa Hughes, Writer
February 21, 2017
Filed under Out & About, Top Stories

As many of Catawba’s students already know, the current buzz in town is Salisbury’s newest addition The Smoke Pit, located downtown on 117 E Innes St. This barbeque joint is the best thing since Go Burrito. Walking to the restaurant you can smell the sweet hickory smoked barbeque from a block away...

Catawba’s Fountain: The Sequel

Catawba’s Fountain: The Sequel

Veronica Leasure, Photography Editor
February 18, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News, Top Stories

On the Catawba College campus restoration is underway of the fountain in Stanback Plaza in front of the Student Center. Frannie Taylor is the head of the campus project department in charge of reviving the fountain. The fountain’s original pumps are going to be used to make it functional again. Taylor...

Catawba Student Named Miss Rowan County

Catawba Student Named Miss Rowan County

Megan Braun, Writer
February 13, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News, Top Stories

Mary Scott Norris, a senior integrated marketing and communications major at Catawba, was recently crowned Miss Rowan County 2017, disputing the myth that beauty pageants are no longer relevant. Norris decided to enter the pageant to earn scholarship money. The pageant does not just award prizes to...

Wigwam O’clock: Behind the Scenes

Wigwam O’clock: Behind the Scenes

Jeremiah Moss, Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Student Life & News, Top Stories

On Catawba's cambus, Friday nights mean one thing: Wigwam! Wigwam Productions is one of the organizations in Catawba College that hosts bingo night, movie night, arcade night, laser tags, customization events for cell phones and street signs. Wigwam also host professional entertainment events such as...

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