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About the Collegiate

Grand Rapids Community College students first published a student newspaper in the 1920s. In the last twenty years, the GRCC student newspaper, The Collegiate, has won numerous awards, including 11 First Place, General Excellence awards from the Michigan Community College Press Association; four First Place, General Excellence awards from the Michigan Press Association; five national “Pacemaker” finalist awards from the Associated Collegiate Press; two first place, Best of Show “Golden Apple” national awards from the College Media Advisers; and one national “Pacemaker” finalist award for its web site, www.theCollegiatelive.com.  The web site, provides students with Internet journalism work projects like multi-media features, blogs, and archives. During its first full year, www.theCollegiatelive.com. was voted Michigan’s best community college student newspaper web site for 2008 by the Michigan Community College Press Association, and won a national Pacemaker finalist award from the Associated Collegiate Press.