Student Life earns 16 Missouri collegiate newspaper awards

| Staff Reporter

Student Life, the independent student newspaper of Washington University, won 16 awards in the 2014 Missouri Collegiate Media Association newspaper contest, presentation slides by the Missouri Press Association revealed Tuesday.

Honoring excellence in collegiate journalism in Missouri, the contest receives entries from all over the state. Missouri State University’s newspaper, The Standard, was named the Best Overall Newspaper in Division 1 for the second straight year, and Truman State University’s newspaper, The Index, won Best in State.

Student Life finished second behind The Standard in the Division 1 Sweepstakes contest, where papers are awarded points for wins in the contest’s 26 categories. Four points were awarded for each first place finish, three points for second place, two points for third place and one for each honorable mention.

The awards were highlighted by a 1-2-3 sweep of the Investigative Reporting category, won by Michael Tabb, News Staff and Sahil Patel, respectively.

Here are the individual winners for Student Life:

Sweepstakes – Student Life (2nd Place)

News Writing – Michael Tabb, Divya Kumar, Caroline Ludeman, Sahil Patel, Sadie Smeck (3rd Place), SAE suspended after racial slur in pledge activity

Editorial Writing – Natalie Villalon (2nd Place), Marry me!

Editorial Writing – Sarah Hands (Honorable Mention), Starting off shy: introverts and orientation

Featuring Writing – John Schmidt (Honorable Mention), Mastering sex at Wash. U.: How Masters and Johnson forever altered the sexual landscape

Sports Writing – Zach Kram (Honorable Mention), Volleyball upsets No. 4 Emory for share of regular season UAA title

Investigative Reporting – Michael Tabb (1st Place), University reopens question of offering credit for ROTC classes

Investigative Reporting – Divya Kumar, Manvitha Marni, Sahil Patel, Michael Tabb (2nd Place), Facebook post highlights concerns with mental health policy

Investigative Reporting – Sahil Patel (3rd Place), Faculty divided on 10-minute passing time

Sports Column – Zach Kram (3rd Place), Root, root, root for the Cardinals

News Photography – Matt Mitgang (1st Place), CGI U

Political/Editorial Cartoon – Andrew Catanese (1st Place), The Babysitters

Nonpolitical/Entertainment Cartoon – Andrew Catanese (1st Place), Hepatitis A

Advertising – Leah Kucera (2nd Place), Twitter House Ad (Page 8)

Photo Page – Leah Kucera, Sam Schauer, Sahil Patel, Matt Mitgang (2nd Place), CGI U (Page 4)

Web Page/Newspaper Homepage – Emily Sybrant, Billy Jacobson, Sahil Patel (2nd Place), http://www.studlife.com