Student Life wins 18 Missouri college newspaper awards

| Editor-in-Chief

Student Life, Washington University’s independent student newspaper, won 18 awards in the 2018 Missouri College Media Association newspaper contest, which honors outstanding collegiate journalism published in the state in 2017.

Student Life won first place in the Division 1 Sweepstakes category, which awards papers points for wins in each of the 25 different categories. This represents an improvement from last year, when the paper took second place in the Sweepstakes category. Student Life also won the second place award in the Division 1 category for best overall newspaper, losing out to Missouri State University’s The Standard.


Student Life (1st place)

Best Overall Newspaper:

Student Life (2nd place)

Editorial Writing:

Student Life Editorial Board – Las Vegas shooting demands student action on gun control (2nd place)

Feature Writing:

Ella Chochrek – Challenging an institution: The women who broke down ThurtenE’s gender barrier (1st place)

Sports Writing:

Aaron Brezel – With seconds left, a championship (2nd place)

Investigative Reporting:

Wesley Jenkins – Former dean of students indicted (1st place)


Matthew Wallace – All lives matter: How to be racist in 2017 (1st place)

Matthew Wallace – You belong here (3rd place)

Sports Column:

Rohan Gupta – More than a feeling (1st place)

Jon Lewis – One night in Trinidad (3rd place)

Entertainment Review:

Aidan Strassmann – The end of an era: Saying goodbye to ‘30 Rock’ (3rd place)

News Photography:

Katie Ehrlich – Protests continue downtown, in Clayton following Friday Stockley not-guilty verdict (1st place)

Jordan Chow – Women’s march draws thousands to Arch (2nd place)

Feature Photography:

Jiyoon Kang – Ashoka puts on ‘The Diwali Files’ (2nd place)

Information Graphic:

Noa Yadidi and Maddie Wilson – First-year numbers see no major change (1st place)

Page One Design:

Noa Yadidi and Sam Seekings – Protestors take to Loop after Stockley verdict (2nd place)

Photo Page:

Jiyoon Kang – Black Anthology Photo Page (Honorable Mention)

Multimedia Package:

Student Life – Who Won 2016-2017 (Honorable Mention)