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2015-2016 Whitman Pioneer Staff

Anthony Reale

Copy Editor & Blogger

Anthony Reale, a first-year, discovered that he was destined to work on The Pioneer at birth.  His obnoxious correcting of friends' and family members' grammar proved to work to his advantage when he realized that he had o... 

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Olivia Gilbert


Olivia Gilbert is a first year student from Grand Rapids, Michigan and an opinion columnist for The Pioneer-- her first journalistic endeavor. She aspires to major in English and environmental studies.

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Sarah Cornett


Sarah is a senior History major from Sacramento, California, and The Pioneer's Editor-in-Chief. She's previously worked as a News writer, News Editor, and had a brief stint as the Features section editor last spring.

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Andy Monserud

News Writer

Andy is a junior Politics major and third-year Pioneer employee from South Saint Paul, Minnesota.  After spending a semester as an Opinion columnist, Andy became a News writer and spent a year as co-News Editor before returnin... 

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Benjamin Shoemake


Benjamin Shoemake is a senior Mathematics / Gender Studies double-major, and a columnist for The Pioneer.

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Jessi Anderson


Jessi Anderson is a sophomore history major and a copyeditor for The Pioneer. She's previously worked as a copyeditor for all sections of The Pioneer. 

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Martina Pansze

A&E Editor

Martina Pansze is a sophomore and editor of the Arts & Entertainment section of The Pioneer. She's previously worked as a feature reporter.

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Austin Biehl

Humor Writer

Austin Biehl is a senior psychology major and is excited to be writing for the humor section of the paper. Austin has never worked in journalism before, and his experience consists solely of a blog he wrote about the time he spent... 

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Ellen Ivens-Duran

News Writer

Ellen is a senior history major from Los Angeles, CA. Her interest in journalism stems from an assignment to create a podcast as a capstone project on Semester in the West. It also doesn't hurt that an alarming number of her friends... 

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Hannah Bartman

Feature Editor

Hannah is a senior Art major and Sociology minor and the Feature editor for The Pioneer. Her history with the Pio includes Feature, News and A&E reporter, A&E editor and infographic artist.

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Marra Clay


Marra Clay is a junior Chemistry-Environmental Studies major from Minnetonka, Minnesota. This year she is the publisher of The Pioneer. During her first year at Whitman College Marra worked as a photographer, then served for one ... 

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