2020 Best of the Midwest Best of Show

Announced at the Best of the Midwest College Journalism Convention, Feb. 23, 2020, in Minneapolis. Competing were entries of current work submitted by collegiate-media groups attending the convention.

Magazine

1.  The Chronicle, North Central College
2.  Arches, Mount Mary University
3.  The Collegian, South Dakota State University

Newspaper

1.  The Advance-Titan, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
2.  The Collegian, South Dakota State University
3.  The Record, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University
4.  The Spectrum, North Dakota State University
5.  The Oracle, Hamline University
6.  The North Wind, Northern Michigan University
7.  The Observer, Case Western Reserve University
8.  The Wartburg Trumpet, Wartburg College
9.  The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
10.  St. Norbert Times, St. Norbert College

Two-year Newspaper

1.  The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
2.  The Campus Eye, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Special Edition

1.  reMark, Mount Mary University, Mental Health Issue
2.  The Oracle, Hamline University, January Magazine
3.  The Collegian, South Dakota State University, New Law Clouds Nicotine Legality
4.  The Spectrum, North Dakota State University, National Championship
5.  The Advance-Titan, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Basketball Preview
6.  The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College, Homeless
7.  The Observer, Case Western Reserve University, The 50th Anniversary Issue
8.  The Mac Weekly, Macalester College, Colonial Macalester
9.  Patriot, University of the Cumberlands, The Photo Issue 001
10.  The Stink Eye, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, The Stink Eye

Website

1.  The Observer, Case Western Reserve University
2.  The Oracle, Hamline University
3.  The Advance-Titan, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
4.  NCCLinked, North Central College
5.  The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
6.  Arches, Mount Mary University
7.  Campus Eye, Anoka-Ramsey Community College

News story

1.  Hannah Catlin, Abe Asher, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Board says no new fossil fuel investments in victory for student activists

2.  Estelle Timar-Wilcox, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Major changes coming to Mac?s sustainability office

3.  Matt Hooke and Anna Giubileo, The Observer, Case Western Reserve University
Farewell, President Snyder

4.  J. Michael Bertsch, The Collegian, South Dakota State University
Beneath the legal jargon of South Dakota?s HB 1057

5.  Lindsay Weber, The Mac Weekly, Macalester
Green Sheikh appearance canceled amid protests

6.  McKenna Scherer, The Winonan, Winona State University
Faculty raises concerns over budget

7.  Silvia Oakland, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
Freedom and pressure: Alcohol use in college

8.  Lindsay Weber, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Mayor Carter holds community meetings on St Paul gun violence

9.  Hannah Golfarb, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Macalester reckons with Hong Kong protest movement

10.  Meghan Arbegast, The Spectrum, North Dakota State University
First Lady fights to end addiction stigma

Feature Story

1.  Quinn Clark, Arches, Mount Mary University
Living in Fear

2.  Cullen Trobec, The Record, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University
Those dirty rats

3.  Anthony Erickson, The Campus Eye, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Twisted Origins

4.  Meghan Gresk, Arches, Mount Mary University
Women’s Colleges Are More Relevant Than Ever

5.  Victoria Berndt, The Collegian, South Dakota State University
Wilson emerges as next SDSU star

6.  Quinn Clark, Arches, Mount Mary University
A Fresh Start for Sex Trafficking Victims

7.  Laura Ellen Brandjord, The Spectrum, North Dakota State University
The Unchosen Ones

8 (tie).  Ren Gennerman, The Winonan, Winona State University
Assault victims talk community support

8 (tie).  Kalley Miller, The Spectrum, North Dakota State University
Thousands of historic items at NDSU

9.  Anya Savvy, City College News, Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Real Recovery at Minneapolis College

10 (tie).  Silvia Oakland, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
Lantinx students feel pressure to avoid native language

10 (tie).  Will Schwinghammer, The Record, College of Saint Benedict & Saint John’s University
Reflecting on the Johanna Kiln’s history

Sports Story

1.  Matt Glover, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Halftime protest calls out sports culture

2.  Isabelle Tavares, The North Wind, Northern Michigan University
Marquette surfers talk waves, weather and more

3.  Christina Gordon, The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
Playing ball once again: Gibis overcomes battle with cancer and returns to baseball

4.  Ryan Reebenacker, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
Wrestling is what saved me

5.  Ryan Reebenacker, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
We love Kenny Anderson

6.  Matt Glover, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Macalester Men’s Basketball builds new culture, new success

7.  Sydney Mohr, The Winonan, Winona State University
Women’s rugby talks DII move

8.  Landon Dierks, Jakob King, The Collegian, South Dakota State University
Jacks fall short against top-ranked Bison

9.  Lydia Hansen, The Oracle, Hamline University
Hamline Women’s Hockey makes record as NCAA championship runners-up

10.  Megan Dierberger, The Record, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
From Division III courts to Division I sidelines

Multimedia Story Package

1.  Sean Bull and Britton Downing, The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
Into the field: Monitoring Area Lakes

2.  Kori Suzuki, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Groveland: Climate Change, Part 2

3.  Kori Suzuki, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Groveland: How renaming failed at the University of Minnesota

4.  Annika Wall, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
Outrage culture affects campus political dialogue

5.  Silvia Oakland and Mackenzie Nuanez, The Trumpet/Knight Wire, Wartburg College
U.S. enacts travel ban, coronavirus found in Chicago

Editorial/Commentary

1.  Maria Munguia Cortes, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
I am an immigrant, I am not welcome

2.  Isabelle Tavares, The North Wind, Northern Michigan University
What NMU can do about substance abuse

3.  Jamie Hollins, Arches, Mount Mary University
Hope in the Help We Seek

4.  The Collegian Editorial Board, The Collegian, South Dakota State University
South Dakota’s meth problem

5.  Amara Gobermann, The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
Black history should be taught

6.  Anica Graney, The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
Who needs a hug? Not me!

News Photo

1.  Sabrina Merritt, The Oracle, Hamline University
Still I rise

2.  Silvia Oakland, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
Traditional dances from the Iowa Latino Heritage Festival.

3.  Kyra Kronberg, St. Norbert Times, St. Norbert College
Occupy Protest: Rest in Bruess

4.  Sabrina Merritt, The Oracle, Hamline University
Anti-Trump protesters photo collection

5.  Kori Suzuki, The Mac Weekly, Macalester College
Minnesota Climate Strike photo collection

6.  Sabrina Merritt, The Oracle, Hamline University
Anti-Trump protesters photo collection

7.  Mohammed Islam, The Winonan, Winona State University
Little Shop of Horrors

8.  Denisse Hernandez, Arches, Mount Mary University
Living in fear

9.  Christina Gordon, The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
57-year-old golfer

10.  Natalie Tyler, The Winonan, Winona State University
Basketball vs. Minnesota-Duluth

Design

1.  Anica Graney, The Clarion, Madison Area Technical College
Virtual reality front page

2.  Annika Wall and Ryan Reebenacker, The Trumpet, Wartburg College
Nov. 5 sports pace

3.  Denisse Hernandez, Arches, Mount Mary University
Mental health cover

4.  Jessie Rowley, Arches, Mount Mary University
Tragedy to triumph spread

5.  Evelyn Kastner, The Campus Eye, Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Spooky eye cover

6.  Ryan Yoo, The Observer, Case Western Reserve University
Welcome back issue cover

7.  Yeon Ji Eom, The Collegian, South Dakota State University
LBGTQ glossary

8.  Leslie Chavez, Arches, Mount Mary University
Art therapy saved life

9.  Emily Seaton, The Collegian, South Dakota State University
Tabacco infographic

10.  Denisse Hernandez, Arches, Mount Mary University
Living in fear