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WATCH: Students compete in Ultra Fit Challenge

  Early Saturday morning, when many other students may have been sleeping, a group of male and female students competed in the Wellness Center’s annual Ultra Fit Challenge. From 9-12 a.m. these students competed in a series of exercises that tested their strength, determination, endurance and flexibility. Watch as Aviso AVW reporter Samantha Shaffer reports on [...]

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BLOG: Being a sportswriter means leaving your “fan hat” at home

On senior night last week volleyball completed arguably one of their greatest victories ever as they defeated archrival Walsh University in four sets with scores of 25-20, 15-25, 26-24 and 25-22. I was there as a fan, not a sportswriter. In fact, last week’s epic upset victory was the first Pioneer game I have gone [...]

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Incoming President King introduced to faculty, staff

  Incoming President Dr. David King paid a visit to campus on Friday, Oct. 4 when he was formally introduced to faculty and staff in the Johnson Center Dining Hall at 10 a.m. King delivered a brief speech and answered questions from faculty during the course of an hour-long introduction. “This is a very deep [...]

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Humans vs. Zombies overtakes campus

  If you’ve been on campus lately, you’ve probably noticed the hordes of people running around carrying Nerf guns and wearing lime green bands.  That was this semester’s game of Humans vs. Zombies which ran all through last week, with humans wearing the bands around their arm and zombies wearing them around their head. Players [...]

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WATCH: Students help combat hunger in Gigana Hugana Banana Split Contest

The 2011 Gigana Hugana Banana Split Contest took place Thursday, Nov. 3. Nine teams participated in the event to help raise money for the Stark County Hunger Task Force.                      Abigael Snyder is a reporter for Aviso AVW.  Caleb Kruse is a video editor for Aviso AVW   [...]

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Juvenile or just plain fun?: Humans vs. Zombies offers social outlet for students

  I hate to sound like the “old man across the street” on this one, but the very presence of Humans vs. Zombies can at times be a juvenile and bothersome spectacle to watch. With hoards of participants sporting bright green bandanas chasing one another through open areas on campus, all during class hours, my [...]

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Under the radar: Five Christian musicians who go unnoticed

  Pop-rock acts like Switchfoot and Relient K have managed crossover popularity. Punk act mewithoutYou has impressed the mainstream press with its highly experimental sound. And it seems like ever increasing numbers of indie bands are being “outed” in media outlets like Relevant as Christians (Cold War Kids, Sufjan Stevens and The Civil Wars to [...]

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Pioneer cross-country on fire; Has chance to capture NCCAA title

  The Pioneer men and women’s cross-country teams are preparing to head to Cedarville University this coming Saturday to compete in the NCCAA National Championships. After a “slow start” (statistically, but not compared to their competition) both the men’s and women’s teams have picked up the pace, coming in first place in each of their [...]

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Women’s basketball looks to rebound from emotionally draining 2010-2011 season

  After a heartbreaking season last year, the Pioneer women’s basketball team enters the new season with a few changes. With a new head coach and attitude, the team eagerly awaits the start of the winter sport season. “It is definitely a change for the better,” senior point guard Caitlin Sharp said. “Coach Mishler is [...]

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Men’s basketball faces most difficult schedule in Pioneer history

Last year was a strong stepping stone in the process for the men’s Pioneer basketball team. Despite having a young squad and tough schedule, the team was able to manage an 18-13 record overall. Down the stretch, however, the team faded a bit, losing seven of its last 10 games. In the 2011-2012 season, the [...]

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