Welcome back to another fabulous year at Post! And for those of you new-comers, whether you are a freshman or a transfer student, welcome as well, and good luck! As a new semester begins and our campus turns beautiful shades of red and orange, we can finally settle into our routines again and be productive citizens. This has been a big year for America, with the Olympics not too far behind us and the election coming up right in front of us — there are a lot of exciting things happening. Don’t forget to pick up the Pioneer every Wednesday, or check us out on the web at: www.liupostpioneer.com, to find out exactly what is going on around you, whether it be on campus or in our nation, we’ll have it all covered.
We realize that not everyone may be familiar with what the Pioneer is about. Well, it’s really quite simple. We’re the campus newspaper and we’re here to represent YOU. Yes, that’s right you, the students. We want to know your interests, your concerns, your frustrations and your joys. If you believe you’re being treated unfairly by the university, we want to get to the bottom of it. If there is an amazing class offered that you think many people don’t know about, we want to let them know. But, above all we represent fairness and the truth. As an honorable news source, our main goal is to deliver the unbiased truth about our campus community. Don’t you think that as students you deserve to know the truth? Because we sure as hell think that you do.
In this issue, there is something of interest for everyone. Did you know that an incredible group of LIU students and a physics professor worked to create the first of its kind radio-telescope on the east coast? Read all about it. Find out how our football team’s season began and meet our awesome new Reviews Editor, Paul. And that, my friends, is just to name a few of the stories you will find in this week’s paper.
Amidst reporting the news we always like to keep it fun. After all, these are the best four years of your life. Feel free to stop by our meetings on Mondays during common hour in Hillwood, rm. 199. Everyone is welcome, no matter what your major is. Write us a letter,(address it to the Pioneer newspaper, Hillwood Commons), shoot us an email (to firstname.lastname@example.org), and if you see us around, let us know what you think. We’re all about getting to know you. We hope you are having a wonderful start to your semester!
Olivia Wicik and Alex Parker
Meet the Editors-in-Chief
Olivia is a senior here at LIU Post and majors in print and electronic journalism. She was the Reviews Editor last year and has aspired to be an Editor-in-Chief since she started working with the Pioneer as a sophomore. Olivia just spent a semester at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia where she was the editor of an online magazine for aspiring journalists known as upstart. She looks forward to obtaining a job in the media industry and enjoying her senior year to the fullest.
Alex is also a senior print and electronic major journalism at LIU Post. She has been working with the Pioneer since her sophomore year and has been an Opinions Editor, Online Editor and writes a weekly relationship column. Last year Alex interned at Newsday and is now a freelance writer for them. She aspires to get a job in the media industry as well.