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2014 Better Newspapers Contest — Campus winners

2014 Better Newspapers Contest Winners — Campus

Editorial Comment2-Year College1stSanta Rosa Junior College—The Oak LeafNathan QuastStudents deserve a voice
Editorial Comment4-Year University1stCal Poly—Mustang DailyAja FrostCSU's derecognition of Christian club unfair
Editorial Comment4-Year University2ndSan Jose State University—Spartan DailyLauren HernandezLabor exploitation must come to an end
Editorial Comment2-Year College2ndContra Costa College—The AdvocateCody McFarlandIn need
Editorial CommentHigh School1stCoronado High School—Islander TimesstaffIslander Times Editorial Comment
Editorial CommentHigh School2ndTemple City High School—RampageDavid BrackbillThe dystopian future of lockerless high school
Feature Story4-Year University1stCal Poly—Mustang DailyJ.J. JenkinsEversley's Ascent
Feature Story4-Year University2ndCSU Fullerton—Daily TitanCynthia WashickoWorking science fiction
Feature Story2-Year College1stSanta Ana College—el DonAlex OlivaresBaring it All
Feature Story2-Year College2ndSanta Ana College—el DonChelsea YbanezTackling the Unspeakable
Feature StoryHigh School1stHarvard-Westlake School—The ChronicleSacha LinRace to College
Feature StoryHigh School2ndHarvard-Westlake School—The ChronicleZoe DuttonRace to the Top
General Excellence4-Year University1stHumboldt State University—The LumberjackStaff
General Excellence4-Year University2ndCSU Chico—The OrionStaff
General Excellence2-Year College1stPalomar Community College—The TelescopeStaff
General Excellence2-Year College2ndContra Costa College—The AdvocateStaff
General ExcellenceHigh School1stGranite Bay High School—The GazetteStaff
General ExcellenceHigh School2ndHarvard-Westlake School—The ChronicleStaff
Photo4-Year University1stSan Jose State University—Spartan DailyBrandon ChewOakland Protests
Photo4-Year University2ndSanta Clara University—The Santa ClaraMax WestermanNick Anderson Remembered
Photo2-Year College1stCity College of San Francisco—The GuardsmanSantiago MejiaPolice use force
Photo2-Year College2ndContra Costa College—The AdvocateQing HuangOakland
PhotoHigh School1stCoronado High School—Islander TimesStaff
PhotoHigh School2ndGranite Bay High School—The GazetteKat McGrailChristmas fun with Santa's Helpers
Sports Photo4-Year University1stSanta Clara University—The Santa ClaraMalu VeltzeWeekend Games End in Wins
Sports Photo4-Year University2ndCal Poly—Mustang DailyIan BillingsMadness
Sports Photo2-Year College1stContra Costa College—The AdvocateQing HuangBittersweet
Sports Photo2-Year College2ndSanta Barbara City College—The ChannelsRyan CullomSBCC football falls to Cerritos 22-19 in Golden State Bowl
Sports PhotoHigh School1stGranite Bay High School—The GazetteKat McGrailKeeping it under control
Sports PhotoHigh School2ndHarvard-Westlake School—The ChronicleBennett GrossBand of Brothers
Sports Story4-Year University1stSan Diego State University—The Daily AztecMatthew BainCan SDSU commit to pay commits?
Sports Story4-Year University2ndSanta Clara University—The Santa ClaraBrendan WeberBitter Rivals Set to Face Off
Sports Story2-Year College1stContra Costa College—The AdvocateRobert ClintonBittersweet
Sports Story2-Year College2ndPalomar Community College—The TelescopeKirk MattuTaking his opponents straight to the mat
Sports StoryHigh School1stCastro Valley High School—The OlympianLaura MacchiavelloSports support suffers, cuts coming
Sports StoryHigh School2ndHarvard-Westlake School—The ChronicleTyler GrahamRebounds to Receptions
Website4-Year University1stCal Poly—Mustang
Website4-Year University2ndLoyola Marymount University—Los Angeles
Website2-Year College1stCity College of San Francisco—The GuardsmanSantiago Mejia, Ekevara
Website2-Year College2ndSanta Rosa Junior College—The Oak
WebsiteHigh School1stGranite Bay High School—The
WebsiteHigh School2ndHarvard-Westlake School—The
Writing4-Year University1stCSU Chico—The OrionZachary Phillips
Writing4-Year University2ndCal Poly—Mustang DailyJ.J. JenkinsShipley's shot a year in the making
Writing2-Year College1stSanta Rosa Junior College—The Oak LeafJoshuone BarnesSRJC District Police 'wet lab' training exercise went awry
Writing2-Year College2ndSanta Ana College—el DonHarold PierceCommunication Breakdown
WritingHigh School1stGranite Bay High School—The GazetteJenna McCarthyWhat drugs are legal on campus?
WritingHigh School2ndHarvard-Westlake School—The ChronicleJessica SpitzWatching the news unfold