Archive for May, 2016

ONPA Awards

In the better-late-than-never department, here are the  winners of the annual statewide collegiate journalist competition sponsored by the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association.

The Beacon fared well, including snagging the award for General Excellence and First, Second and Third Place for Best Writing AND Best Sports Story, among others. Go team!


General Excellence- The Beacon

Best Writing – Malika Andrews

Best News Story- Students Witness Refugee Crisis (Alina Rosenkranz and Clare Duffy)

Best Feature Story- Class on the Cusp (Philip Ellefson and Cassie Sheridan)

Best Sports Story – His Way Out (Malika Andrews)


Writing- Cheyenne Schoen

Feature Story – Knowledge as Power (Clare Duffy)

Special Section – Get Outside (Rebekah Markillie and Karen Garcia)

Series- Transition: Transgender student finds home in Mehling HallTransphobic Incident spurs pain, action (Cheyenne Schoen, Lydia Laythe)

Sports Story – Socially Constricted (Malika Andrews)

Columnist – Heartbeat (Cassie Sheridan)

Photography – Hannah Baade

Design – Rebekah Markillie and Hannah Baade

Graphic: The Freshman Equation – Hannah Baade

Website – Christian Rodriguez and Beacon staff

Freshman Equation graphic


Writing – Clare Duffy

Editorial- We Stand With Planned Parenthood (Lydia Laythe and Beacon Editorial Board)

Sports story- Behind the Game Face (Malika Andrews)

Section- Clare Duffy and Beacon reporters

Cartooning: Tell Us What You’re Doing For Mental Health (Nathan DeVaughn)


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