Pioneer on the Street

Alpha Theta Xi Will Hold Pie In the Face Fundraiser

Alpha Theta Xi is having jars set up in the musket everyday this week from 10am-2pm for donations. If volunteers raise 5 dollars that equals 1 pie, 10 dollars equals 2 pies, and so on. Students can also buy raffle tickets for a dollar to be placed in our drawing for who pies the winners. The action will take place at the snowball tailgate on Saturday 2/28/15 from 11am-1:45pm out by the Waco Center. If you have any questions let me know.



Grey is the New Red

Grey is the New Red

Finally the “Fifty Shades of Grey” film is coming to a theater near you – Friday February 13,  to be exact. The film will be released just in time for Valentine’s Day. Of course, what’s Valentine’s Day without a little S&M or B&D? If you haven’t read the trilogy by E.L. James here is a synopsis of  the first book, on which the film is based (spoiler alert). In the first book, literature student Anastasia Steele goes to interview young entrepreneur Christian Grey; she meets an intelligent [...]



Commercial, Commercials, Commercials and more Commercials:A reaction to the 2015 Super bowel commercials.

Commercial, Commercials, Commercials and more Commercials:A reaction to the 2015 Super bowel commercials.

  Did anyone find this year’s Super bowl commercials, well, um… a little disappointing? Did you expect to see to some seriously funny commercial worthy of bringing up during the office discussions or before class? Instead, you ended up seeing Nationwide’s  poor dead little boy commercial or the seriously creepy  SquareSpace commercial where Jeff bridges watches a couple sleep. The most important part of the Super Bowl (besides watching the football game) has fallen short of giving people what they want: Funny!  What happened to [...]



Pioneer on the Street- Deflate Gate

Pioneer on the Street- Deflate Gate

    With the Super Bowl this upcoming Sunday night, there had to be games to get to the teams that are playing in the Super Bowl. These are the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. There was one game between the Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts that took place on Jan. 18th. After the game there was evidence and speculation that the Patriot’s balls were underinflated thus making the balls easier to grip and winning the game. The Patriot’s coach, Bill Belichick gave [...]



Pioneer On the Street: Higher learning, to be free or not to be free, that is the question!

President Obama announced on Janauary  8 a proposal for at least two years of free community college to students. Students who are enrolled  full or part-time and have a 2.5 GPA will have a fully paid tuition, guidelines in the president’s plan. The Federal Government would cover three quarters of the average cost of community college tuition with the remaining cost paid by the states who choose to participate. So the big question at hand, is this a beneficial plan? Criminal Justice major, Autumn Barnett [...]



Final Preparations

Final Preparations

It is about time for one of the most stressful weeks for each college students, finals week. Finals week is a week of torture for college students and The Phoenix was wondering how students handled the brain pain. Every student is different and the way they prepare for finals differs from person to person. Therefore, we decided to go around and ask students how they survive and prepare for finals week. Students go through crazy emotions and rituals during finals week. Some students go through doing [...]



Glenville Gives Thanks

Glenville Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving break is almost here and students at Glenville State College could not be more excited. Thanksgiving is all about being with family and friends all while sharing laughs and good food. So in honor of Thanksgiving the Phoenix went around asking students what they are most thankful for. Kaydee Mansheim, a senior , when asked what she was thankful for she said her family, Sawyer (her boyfriend), her best friend Kaitlyn Yerby, and the opportunity to graduate in May. Nate Bolin (junior), says that [...]



Pioneer on the Street- Election Reaction

The election of 2014, although not a presidential year, had interesting results. The Republicans will have control of both the house and the senate, and most state races were also won by Republicans, including West Virginia.  The Phoenix asked a few students what their reaction to the election was. Cody Moore, a freshman from Glenville, said that the election went the way he wanted it to and about half the races went the way he wanted them to. Tyler Wilson, a senior from Georgia, agreed that he [...]



Pioneer on the Street-Did You Vote?

Pioneer on the Street-Did You Vote?

With Election Day past us The Phoenix interviewed several students on-campus and asked them whether they voted or not and why they voted and why they did not. Bobby Nicholas, who is from Glenville, did vote and he said he did it because this is America. Timmy Williams who is from Spencer did not vote because he is here in Glenville and is currently away from his current polling location and did not have his absentee ballot in. Makayla Myers, who is a sophomore from [...]



Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised?

Should the Minimum Wage Be Raised?

Because of the recent strikes in a McDonald’s in Chicago to raise the minimum wage,  The Phoenix hit the streets on campus to see what the Glenville community thought. .We asked five students whether or not they thought the minimum wage should be increased and why or why not. We also asked them where they were from and their grade here at GSC. Mischell Workman, senior from Burnsville said, “The minimum wage should not be raised because the price of everything else will go up as well.” [...]