Student Life wins 18 Missouri college newspaper awards

| Editor-in-Chief

Student Life, Washington University’s independent student newspaper, won 18 awards in the 2017 Missouri College Media Association newspaper contest.

The contest honors excellence in collegiate journalism published in 2016 in Missouri. The awards were announced at the annual Missouri College Media Association (MCMA) convention, held at Missouri Western State University in Saint Joseph, Mo. this past weekend.

Student Life won second place in the Division 1 Sweepstakes contest, which awards papers points for wins in the contest’s 25 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 Maneater, the University of Missouri-Columbia’s newspaper, won first place in the Sweepstakes competition. The Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University’s newspaper, took home the award for best overall newspaper in the Division 1 category.


Student Life (2nd place)


Lauryn McSpadden—Odd one out (1st place)

Editorial Writing:

Student Life editorial board—To the survivor in the spin room: We stand with you (2nd place)

Entertainment Review:

Ayanna Harrison—#BlackBoyJoy and Ray Sremmurd (1st place)

Feature Page:

Laura Ancona—Debate Double Truck (honorable mention)

Feature Page:

Becca Christman—Invisible on Campus Part 1 (honorable mention)

Feature Writing:

Aaron Brezel—Thanks Magnus (honorable mention)

In-Depth News Reporting:

Package including: Sam Flaster, Wesley Jenkins, Noah Jodice and Noa Yadidi (2nd place)

Investigative Reporting:

Noah Jodice and Zach Kram —Invisible on Campus (1st place)

Ella Chochrek and Wesley Jenkins—Student Union campus climate survey issues concerns, hopes for reform (honorable mention)

Multimedia Package:

Student Life staff—Who Won 2015-2016 (2nd place)

Page One Design:

Maddie Wilson (honorable mention)

Maddie Wilson (honorable mention)

Photo Page:

Laura Ancona and Stephen Huber—Debate photo page (honorable mention)

Political/Editorial Cartoon:

Noah Jodice—Dog President (2nd place)

Special Section or Supplement:

Student Life staff for debate special issue (3rd place)

Sports Column:

Sarah Hands—On the World Series, anachronism and perfect 10s (2nd place)

Story Illustration:

Laura Ancona—Grand Canyon (1st place)

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