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Olivet College student newspaper receives state recognition
Jan 10, 2005

OLIVET, Mich. The Olivet College Echo, Olivet Colleges student-run campus newspaper, recently received several honors in the annual Michigan Press Association / Michigan Collegiate Press Association College Newspaper Contest. The college newspaper was awarded six first-places, two second-places and one third-place.

The awards were based on entries published from Jan. 2003 to Nov. 2004, according to Joanne Williams, Echo adviser and assistant professor of journalism and theatre at the college. Echo honors were earned in the category for newspapers published less than weekly.

Contest winners are listed below.

1st place awards

Classified section Echo staff

Columns There Should Be Nothing Casual About Casual Sex by columnist Tonja Hewitt, a 2004 graduate from Olivet.

Editorial Demanding Safety by editor Priyanka Mehra, a 2004 graduate from Rego Park, N.Y.

News graphic Tattoo by photographer Tracey Fix, a sophomore from New Buffalo.

Sports feature Griswold Field No Longer by staff writer Sarah Griswold, a 2004 graduate from Grand Rapids.

Sports photo Speeding Around the Track by Fix


2nd place awards

Sports news Swimmers Break Records by Griswold

House ad Spring Break by arts and entertainment editor Ron Cole, a 2004 graduate from Buchanan and photographer Brian Ward, a senior from Olivet.


3rd place award

Sports column Is There Room for God in Sports by staff writer, Chris Cook, a senior from Detroit.


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