Student newspaper earns prestigious award

HUNTINGTON, Ind. — Huntington University’s student newspaper, The Huntingtonian, earned first place with special merit in the 2012 American Scholastic Press Association’s newspaper competition.

The Huntingtonian was judged among hundreds of other schools across the country. First place with special merit is given to those schools with “special and outstanding design and content,” according to the ASPA.

“You have an excellent student newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout/graphics designers and advisor,” said one of the ASPA judges.

The ASPA graded the publications on content coverage, page design, general plan, art, advertising and illustrations, editing and creativity.

“This is a tremendous honor for The Huntingtonian,” said Varun Kaushik, staff adviser for the newspaper. “To be recognized among the nation’s top collegiate newspapers is exciting and a great validation of the hard work put in by the newspaper staff.”

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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