2008 Collegiate
Newspaper Contest

Winners page

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For the Collegiate Newspaper Contest, entries in 20 categories were judged in the three divisions described below. In a few categories, divisions were combined if entries were too few for adequate competition.
Division 1: Four-year college or university daily newspapers
Division 2: Four-year college or university weekly, bi-weekly or monthly newspapers
Division 3: Two-year college weekly, bi-weekly or monthly newspapers

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1. General Excellence
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon
2nd Vanguard, Portland State University
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland
2nd The Linfield Review, Linfield College
HM The Collegian, Willamette University
Division 3
1st The Torch, Lane Community College
2nd The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College

2. Best Design
Division 1
1st The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University
2nd Vanguard, Portland State University
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland
2nd The Linfield Review, Linfield College
Division 3
1st The Torch, Lane Community College
2nd The Mainstream, Umpqua Community College

3. Best Section
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon
HM Vanguard, Portland State University
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland
2nd The Beacon, University Of Portland
Division 3
1st The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College

4. Best Special Section
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon
2nd The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University
HM Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland
2nd The Beacon, University Of Portland
HM The Beacon, University Of Portland
Division 3
1st The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College
HM The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College

5. Best Headline Writing
Division 1
1st Vanguard, Portland State University (Stover E. Harger III)
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Katie Michael)
Division 2
1st The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Lizzie Martinez, Nicki Tyska)
2nd The Beacon, University Of Portland (Caitlin Moran)
HM Hilltop News, Corban College (Kate Snyder)
Division 3
1st The Mainstream, Umpqua Community College (Justin Woodruff)
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College (Isaac Viel)
HM The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Chris Young)

6. Best Writing
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Ryan Knutson)
2nd Vanguard, Portland State University (Owen R. Smith)
HM Vanguard, Portland State University (Stover E. Harger III)
Division 2
1st The Voice, Multnomah Bible College (Benjamin Tertin)
2nd The Collegian, Willamette University (Tatiana Mac)
HM The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Stacey Barchenger)
Division 3
1st The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College (Will Parker)
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College (Lana Boles)
HM The Torch, Lane Community College (Alex Braga)

7. Best News Story
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Ryan Knutson)
2nd Vanguard, Portland State University (Stover E. Harger III)
Division 2
1st The Collegian, Willamette University (Lauren Gold)
2nd (tie) The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Jillian Beaudry)
2nd (tie) The Beacon, University Of Portland (Anna Walters)
HM The Voice, Multnomah Bible College (Karissa Clark)
Division 3
1st The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (John Hurlburt)
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College (Willa Bauman)
HM The Torch, Lane Community College (Sandy Wilcox)
HM The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College (Stephen Floyd)

8. Best Series
Division 1
1st Vanguard, Portland State University (Tim Foster, Nathan Hellman, Skyler Archibald, Owen R. Smith)
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Ryan Knutson, Trevor Davis)
HM Vanguard, Portland State University (Stover E. Harger III, David Holley, Steve Haske, Eva Schifter)
Division 2
1st The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Lizzie Martinez)
2nd The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Jillian Beaudry)
Division 3
1st The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College (Stephen Floyd)
2nd The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (John Hurlburt, Lydia Bashaw)

9. Best Feature Story
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Mike O'Brien)
2nd Vanguard, Portland State University (Deeda Schroeder)
Division 2
1st The Voice, Multnomah Bible College (Benjamin Tertin)
2nd The Siskiyou, Southern Oregon University (Shonti Tager)
Division 3
1st The Torch, Lane Community College (Lana Boles)
2nd The Mainstream, Umpqua Community College (Justin Woodruff)

10. Best Editorial
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Emerald editorial board)
2nd The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Lauren L. Dillard)
HM Vanguard, Portland State University (Staff)
Division 2
1st The Collegian, Willamette University (Editorial board)
2nd The Beacon, University Of Portland (Staff)
Division 3
1st The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Sam Krause)
2nd The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Katie Wilson)

11. Best Sports Story
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Kevin Hudson)
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Doug Bonham)
HM Vanguard, Portland State University (Owen R. Smith)
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland (Andy Matarrese)
2nd The Siskiyou, Southern Oregon University (Michael Nomura)
HM Hilltop News, Corban College (Mark Flores)
Division 3
1st The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College (Christina Hammett)
2nd The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Andrea Simpson)
HM The Torch, Lane Community College (Alex Braga)

12. Best Review
Division 1
1st Vanguard, Portland State University (Katie Kotsovos)
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Lindsay Funston)
HM Vanguard, Portland State University (Stover E. Harger III)
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland (Caitlin Moran)
2nd The Beacon, University Of Portland (Michael Houston)
HM The Collegian, Willamette University (Lydia Burnett)
Division 3
1st The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College (Aaron Broich)
2nd The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College (Stephen Floyd)
HM The Mainstream, Umpqua Community College (Lacey McKim)

13. Best Columnist
Division 1
1st The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Nick Lilja)
2nd Vanguard, Portland State University (Sarah Hutchins)
HM The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Rachel Spitler)
Division 2
1st The Collegian, Willamette University (Tom Ackerman)
2nd The Siskiyou, Southern Oregon University (Mark Pepitone)
HM The Voice, Eastern Oregon University (Stephanie Brookhart)
Division 3
1st The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College (Gregory Dewar)
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College (Bob Rodgers)
HM The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College (Aaron Broich)

14. Best Photography
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Jarod Opperman)
2nd The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Peter Strong)
Division 2
1st The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Katelyn Krygowski)
2nd The Pioneer Log, Lewis & Clark College (Kevin Brown)
HM The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Jordan Jacobo)
Division 3
1st The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College (Will Parker)
2nd (tie) The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Katie Wilson)
2nd (tie) The Torch, Lane Community College (Isaac Viel)

15. Best Spot News Photo
Division 1
1st The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Peter Strong)
2nd Vanguard, Portland State University (Ed Johnson)
Division 2
1st The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Katelyn Krygowski)
2nd The Siskiyou, Southern Oregon University (Beth Pahl)
Division 3
1st The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College (Stephen Floyd)
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College (Curtis McCain)
HM The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Elizabeth Hitz)

16. Best Feature Photo
Division 1
1st Vanguard, Portland State University (Kristy Hruska)
2nd The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Andrew Burton)
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland (Thomas Ngo)
2nd The Rearguard, Portland State University (Emma Duncan)
HM The Beacon, University Of Portland (Sarah LaPonte)
Division 3
1st The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College (Badger Chishti)
2nd The Torch, Lane Community College (Isaac Viel)
HM The Advocate, Mt. Hood Community College (Christina Hammett)

17. Best Sports Photo
Division 1
1st The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Peter Strong)
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Jarod Opperman)
HM Vanguard, Portland State University (Fang-zhou Zhou)
Division 2
1st The Voice, Eastern Oregon University (Ian Garcia)
2nd The Siskiyou, Southern Oregon University (Anne Hutchinson)
HM The Collegian, Willamette University (Stephen Scott)
Division 3
1st The Torch, Lane Community College (Isaac Viel)
2nd The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College (Chris Kelley)
HM The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Sam Krause)

18. Best Graphic
Division 1
1st Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Ryan Heidt)
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Ryan Heidt)
HM Vanguard, Portland State University (Jeff Hammond)
Division 2
1st The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Ryan Gerdes)
2nd The Rearguard, Portland State University (Emma Duncan)
HM The Siskiyou, Southern Oregon University (Anne Hutchinson)
Division 3
1st The Torch, Lane Community College (Diana White)
2nd The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Kyle Steele)
HM The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Kayla Berge)

19. Best Cartooning
Division 1
1st Vanguard, Portland State University (Ed Johnson, Stover E. Harger III)
2nd The Daily Barometer, Oregon State University (Albert Pineda)
HM Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Patrick Finney)
Division 2
1st The Collegian, Willamette University (Patrick Willgohs)
2nd The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Keegan Bassett)
Division 3
1st The Torch, Lane Community College (Tom Adams)
2nd The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Megan Koler)

20. Best House Ad
Division 1
1st Vanguard, Portland State University (Ed Johnson)
2nd Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Staff)
HM Oregon Daily Emerald, University of Oregon (Staff)
Division 2
1st The Beacon, University Of Portland (Thomas Ngo)
2nd The Linfield Review, Linfield College (Claire Oliver)
Division 3
1st The Torch, Lane Community College (Curtis McCain)
2nd The Clackamas Print, Clackamas Community College (Elizabeth Hitz)
HM The Commuter, Linn-Benton Community College (Will Parker)