Lorain County Community College’s student-run newspaper The Collegian won five honors in The Press Club of Cleveland’s Excellence in Journalism Awards competition for 2015.
‘Commodores complete sweep’, written by Olivia Moe and Keith A. Reynolds, featured LCCC’s Lady Commodores volleyball team as they conquered three collegiate teams in a single weekend.
‘Death by the spoonful’, written by Reynolds, Alex Delaney-Gesing and Moe, provided an in-depth account of one student addict’s tribulations supported with national data that shines a light on an epidemic.
‘Minimum wage sparks debate’ written by Delaney-Gesing, showcased how students are affected by a reduction of services throughout LCCC’s campus and the cutting of student worker’s hours.
‘Resisting rape culture’, written by Karl Schneider, depicted a broad look at the road a rape survivor faces after following the experience that helped bring awareness to campus.
‘Student debt: Price tag on college loans rises past $1 trillion’, written by Schneider and Delaney-Gesing, mixed statistics with personal accounts of the burden of debt while featuring the figures of financial burdens taken on by students as they pursue their post-secondary education.
‘Student Debt’ has been announced in advance as a first place winner.
The remaining entries’ placings will be announced at the awards dinner at the House of Blues in downtown Cleveland on June 5.