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The Oak Leaves brings home 9 statewide awards

Katharine Ings, faculty advisor for The Oak Leaves, reports that the student newspaper took home nine statewide awards from the 2017 Indiana Collegiate Press Association contest.

Editors were Kalie Ammons, Emily Barrand and Sarah Farnam (Spring 2016); Sarah Farnam and Carly Kwiecien (Fall 2016), with design editor Jafet Garcia and online editor Karen Kanyike.

A complete list of the awards follows:

  • First Place Best Themed Issue: The Joak Leaves
  • Second Place Best Sports News Story:  Kelleen Cullison, “Women’s Basketball Refines Defense”
  • Second Place Best Feature Photo: Emily Barrand, “Drag Yourself Here” (from Fairytales Drag Show 2016)
  • Second Place Best Sports Page: Kody Smith, Zach Newcomer, Guerby Ruuska, Jafet Garcia, Kalie Ammons, Emily Barrand, “Spartan Sports: Baseball and Basketball”
  • Third Place Best Non-Deadline News Story: Sarah Farnam, “Helman Hall Elevator Turns into Hel-evator”
  • Third Place Best Entertainment Story: Cass Ratliff, “Photographer Captures Cuba’s Vibrant Culture”
  • Third Place Best Continuous Coverage of a Single Story:  Sarah Farnam, Aaron Lloyd, Staff, “Campus Community Mourns, Honors Lost Lives” (3 stories)
  • Third Place Best News or Feature Series:  Karen Kanyike, Stratton Smith, “Manchester Students, Faculty study Abroad during January Session 2016” (3 stories)
  • Third Place Best Sports Photo: Savannah Riley, “Teed Off” (Golf)

The Oak Leaves is published on Fridays 10 times a semester during the academic year. Established in 1913, the paper serves as a forum for community commentary and opinion, and as a vehicle for news that relates to the Manchester community.

About Manchester University

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training, a Master of Pharmacogenomics and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at www.manchester.edu

April 2017