Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home state awards for
excellence in student journalism. The Voice student newspaper of CCAC
North Campus and West Hills Center is the recipient of multiple 2018 Student
Keystone Press Awards (Division III), including three first-place awards. The
newspaper is entirely student led and staffed by student volunteers, overseen
by an administrative club leader.
Voice received the
following first-place awards: General News: Shuttle service improves student
access to campus by Lucie Waller; Public Service/Enterprise Package: Pittsburgh
area deals with drug crisis by Andrew Cardone and Carlis Spivey; Sports
Photo: NWHL All Stars come to Pittsburgh by Allison Roup.
Voice also received the
following second-place awards: Sports Photo: Penguins look to make history,
not just repeat by Allison Roup; Cartoon/Graphic Illustration (three
entries): Mental illness rates in college rise; Women bear more college debt
than men; and USA women’s hockey team wins battle for equality by Robin
addition, The Voice received the following Honorable Mentions: Review: Ford
and Gosling team up for Blade Runner 2049 by Nicholas Capra; and
Cartoon/Graphic Illustration (three entries): Students develop a
super-power; Ten Tips for College Success; and NFL tempers flare and
lead to penalties by Holly Painter.
by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the Student Keystone
Press Awards contest recognizes high school and college journalism that
provides relevance, integrity and initiative in serving readers. Winners will be honored at the Student Keystone Press
Awards Luncheon during the America East Media Business & Technology
Conference on March 14, 2018, in Hershey, Pa.