By Braeden Pelton
The Collegiate, Grand Rapids Community College’s student publication, won 12 awards – including four first place finishes – in the college division of the 2022 Michigan Press Association Better Newspaper Contest.
The awards were announced March 16 with GRCC performing well in several categories. The winning entries are listed below.
Each entry scores points based on placement with first placements receiving 100 points, second getting 70, and third placements earning 40. If you’d like to see all of the results, visit the college contest winners page of the MPA website.
Best News-Only Photo – First Place, Elizabeth Halvorson, “Protests continue in GR after GRPD release the video of death of Patrick Lyoya”
Third Place, Alena Visnovsky, “Why I Stopped Viewing Social Media Stories”
Column- Review or Blog- News – First Place, Elizabeth Halvorson, “My Walk Through a Mental Minefield”
Column- Review or Blog- Sports – First Place, Jackson Heidon, “It’s Time for Change for the Betterment of the NFL”
Third Place, Kaia Zimmerman, “The World is Putting Too Much Pressure on Athletes”
Editorial – Second Place, Alena Visnovsky, “Inherent Classism Continues to Impinge Community Colleges and their Students who Choose to Invest in These Low-cost Educational Options”
Feature Photo – Third Place, Alena Visnovsky, “Why I Stopped Viewing Social Media Stories”
Investigative Reporting – Third Place, Brendan Petruska, “Is it Time for GRCC to Re-evaluate Pronoun Policy?”
Honorable Mention, Elizabeth Halvorson, Kaia Zimmerman, Joseph Poulos, “President Leaving GRCC After Closed Search at FSU Coverage”
Online Newspaper – Honorable Mention, The Collegiate
Original Cartoon-Editorial or Entertainment– First Place, Abby Haywood
‘Tough on Toys’
‘President Pink peaces out’
‘Fact Checking With Aaron Rodgers’
Sports News/Features – Third Place, Kaia Zimmerman, “GRCC announces New Softball Coach After Brian Skudre Resigns”