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“Aldegunda”: Prairie State College’s First Full-Scale Opera Performance

Shahedeh Tasharoki, Writer May 17, 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024, at 7:30 PM CDT, Prairie State College hosted an opera performance. This was the first time this college has ever hosted a full-scale opera act. The opera was created and led by...

cover of Dust on the Tracks by Zora Neale Hurston

Zora’s Zeal: Dust Tracks on a Road

Jocelyn Bilheimer, Writer May 16, 2024

I grew up with a trail in my neighborhood, leading to a wetland forest preserve. However, I never realized how blessed I was to have access to this kind of nature until I moved away. When I arrived back...

Your Average Community College Student

May 16, 2024

Have you ever wondered why most college students often feel drained, stressed, and overwhelmed for the majority of their academic careers? You will be surprised to hear that many factors such as balancing...

Drianna Balogun

Read “Metaphor for Love” by Drianna Balogun

May 14, 2024

Hometown: Lansing Illionis Personal/academic plans: academic plans are to graduate with a degree with plans to become an psychiatrists Hobbies/interests: reading/writing, baking and crocheting Writers...

Jaxon Pena

Read Jaxon Pena’s poem “torched”

May 14, 2024

  torched sonnet #2  A warmth and hunger pump through my veins  I am fed by your passion and desire  used to feel as if I was locked in chains  when in your presence, you...

Sarah Hein and Richard McCallum kicking off the first meeting of the Transfer Club

PSC Transfer Guide

Jocelyn Bilheimer, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

In a recent interview with The Pioneer, Sarah Hein, PSC Counselor and Transfer Coordinator, provided insight on the transfer process from PSC to a four-year university. To help students better understand...

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PSC Students Win Skyway Conference Creative Writing Awards

Caleb Avila, Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2024

  The Skyway Creative Writing Competition sponsored by the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference has recently announced the winners of the 2023 Creative Writing Competition, and the results are...

Taylor Swift

Caleb Avila, Editor-in-Chief February 25, 2024

Sensational pop star Taylor Swift has taken the United States by storm this past year. From the announcement of her Eras Tour back in June of 2022, to the premiere of her Eras Tour film, the pop star has...

Read award-winning play by PSC student Rodolpho Meza

Read award-winning play by PSC student Rodolpho Meza

February 24, 2024

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Geoffroy Agbakou
Photo used with permission from Chris Kutcha, PSC Athletics

Geoffroy Abakou: International Student + Athlete

Janissa S. Williams February 23, 2024

In the fall semester of 2022, the Prairie State College men’s soccer team brought home their first National Championship with a 1-0 win at Morton in the NJCAA Division II Championship match.   At...

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