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ACP Winners

2013 ACP Story of the Year Winners
co-sponsored by The Deadline Club, the New York chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists

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News Story

First Place
Naheed Rajwani
The Daily Bruin, Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, Calif.
Taking charge
http://graphics.dailybruin.com/training-ground/#carousel-6

Second Place
Lucy Dieckhaus
The Maroon, Loyola Univ., New Orleans, La.
SGA’s proposed constitution cuts the number of elected representatives by more than half
http://www.loyolamaroon.com/2.6710/sga-s-proposed-constitution-cuts-the-number-of-elected-representatives-by-more-than-half-1.2815864#.UguK-GQ6W8E

Third Place
Katie Mettler
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
Out of nowhere
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=91806

Fourth Place
Matt McKinney, Kate Mishkin
Knox Student, Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.
Knox bans 10 people since June
http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2013/04/17/knox-bans-10-people-since-june/

Fifth Place
Katherine Blunt
The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.
Scared into silence: Sexual assault persists as underreported college crime
http://www.elonpendulum.com/2013/04/scared-into-silence-sexual-assault-persists-as-underreported-college-crime/

Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Clausen
Legacy, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, La.
Academia: It’s a Boy’s Club
http://www.lsureveille.com/legacy/article_411c2d06-036a-11e2-8588-001a4bcf6878.html

Honorable Mention
Megan Gates
The Standard, Missouri State Univ., Springfield, Mo.
Former bookstore director pleads guilty to stealing more than $1.1 million
http://www.the-standard.org/news/former-bookstore-director-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-more-than-million/article_457312a0-9642-11e2-a32c-001a4bcf6878.html

Honorable Mention
Harry Huggins
Observer, Fordham Univ., Lincoln Center, New York, N.Y.
Faculty speak out against salary agreement
http://www.fordhamobserver.com/faculty-speak-out-against-salary-agreement/

Honorable Mention
Dara McBride, Debbie Truong
The Daily Orange, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N.Y.
A Tale of Two Cities: University, local communities examine present, future of Connective Corridor
http://dailyorange.com/2012/12/a-tale-of-two-cities-university-local-communities-examine-present-future-of-connective-corridor/

Honorable Mention
Andrew Kulak
Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Downtown Blacksburg faces change as chains move in
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/21750/downtown-blacksburg-faces-changes-as-chains-move-in

Feature Story

First Place
Jessica Lee
Minnesota Daily, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Engaged at home, but not married
http://www.mndaily.com/politics/minnesota-state-politics/legislature/2013/05/07/engaged-home-not-married

Second Place
Sam Katzman
Flux, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, Ore.
When Communities Collide
http://www.fluxstories.com/2013/06/when-communities-collide/

Third Place
Lauren Ferguson
The Crimson White, Univ. of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
In sororities, integration still elusive
http://cw.ua.edu/2012/10/24/in-sororites-integration-still-elusive/

Fourth Place
Upasana Kaku
The Hoya, Georgetown Univ., Washington, D.C.
Double lives
http://www.thehoya.com/the-guide/double-lives-1.2931328#.Uf_iWWQ6W8E

Fifth Place
Devon O’Brien
Ethos, Iowa State Univ., Ames, Iowa
Smoke and Mirrors
http://ethosmagazine.org/2013/02/smoke-and-mirrors-2/

Honorable Mention
Mary Kenney
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
A Crooked Odyssey
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=90175

Honorable Mention
Kevin Sun
The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.
Social Class at Harvard
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/3/28/social-class-harvard/

Honorable Mention
Warner Strausbaugh
Daily Barometer, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, Ore.
What I cherish is my strength
http://www.dailybarometer.com/news/article_b494c8f7-71a5-5c6a-987b-49eb93c22688.html

Honorable Mention
Mark Smith
The Optimist, Abilene Christian Univ., Abilene, Texas
Fatal accident ends trip to Oplin
http://www.acuoptimist.com/2013/01/fatal-accident-ends-trip-to-oplin/

Honorable Mention
Priscilla Alvarez, Cameron Austin, Andrew Kulak, Dean Seal
Collegiate Times, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Why It Matters
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/spotlight/why-it-matters-how-four-students-are-working-to-shape-the-election

Sports Story

First Place
Jacob D. H. Feldman, Maya Jonas-Silver, Martin Kessler
The Harvard Crimson, Harvard Univ., Cambridge, Mass.
Leaving It All Out on the Field
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/4/4/scrutiny-concussions-athletics-academics/

Second Place
Derek Wetmore
Minnesota Daily, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
U favors men’s sports
http://www.mndaily.com/sports/athletics/2013/05/09/u-favors-men%E2%80%99s-sports

Third Place
Kelly Parsons
The Daily Tar Heel, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
The lasting effects of head injuries
http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2012/10/508614ef3a5f8

Fourth Place
Mark Cooper, Debbie Truong
The Daily Orange, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, N.Y.
Major issues: Trend toward CRS, CFS majors for student-athletes raise questions at Syracuse
http://dailyorange.com/2013/04/major-issues-trend-toward-crs-cfs-raise-questions-at-syracuse/

Fifth Place
Josh Mansour
The State News, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, Mich.
Mind Games
http://statenews.com/article/2012/12/mind-games

Honorable Mention
Jonathan Kuperberg
The Daily Californian, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
Morning Glory: Bak Bak’s search for a home
http://www.dailycal.org/2013/02/13/morning-glory-bak-baks-search-for-a-home/

Honorable Mention
Amanda L. Abad
The Sun, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.
Talented athlete regroups after escaping six years of abuse
http://www.theswcsun.com/talented-athlete-regroups-after-escaping-six-years-of-abuse/

Honorable Mention
Claire Wiseman
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
The story behind the score
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=90925

Honorable Mention
Greg Joyce
The Heights, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Spring Sports Preview: A Fight In Full Swing
http://www.bcheights.com/sports/spring-sports-preview-a-fight-in-full-swing-1.2998170#.Ugug9mQ6W8E

Honorable Mention
Aaron Mansfield
The Spectrum, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Lee, and they will follow
http://www.ubspectrum.com/sports/lee-and-they-will-follow-1.3032315

Editorial/Opinion

First Place
Salena Krueger
The Times, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, Wis.
One healthy formula: MATC minus smoking plus some wellness = healthy & radiant campus
http://www.matctimes.com/the-scene/one-healthy-formula-matc-minus-smoking-plus-some-wellness-healthy-radiant-campus-1.2924333#.UiijAGQ6W8E

Second Place
Jason Willick
The Daily Californian, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, Calif.
Race versus class
http://www.dailycal.org/2013/03/18/race-versus-class/

Third Place
Rosemarie Driscoll
Pauw Wow, St. Peter’s Univ., Jersey City, N.J.
Enough with the Dead White Dudes - Diversity in Education
http://pauwwow.com/opinion/enough-with-the-dead-white-dudes-diversity-in-education

Fourth Place
Staff
The Daily Illini, Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.
Roger Ebert Remembered
http://www.dailyillini.com/opinion/editorials/article_a793ad04-9daf-11e2-9bc3-0019bb30f31a.html

Fifth Place
Staff
Loyolan, Loyola Marymount Univ., Los Angeles, Calif.
Enough with evading the issue, LMU
http://www.laloyolan.com/opinion/board_editorials/enough-with-evading-the-issue-lmu/article_9c8707c0-008f-11e2-86c3-0019bb30f31a.html

Honorable Mention
Tyler Davis
The Columbia Chronicle, Columbia College, Chicago, Ill.
Add ‘gender identity’ to anti-discrimination statement
http://columbiachronicle.com/add-%E2%80%98gender-identity%E2%80%99-to-anti-discrimination-statement/

Honorable Mention
Staff
Knox Student, Knox College, Galesburg, Ill.
Dont let tuition hit $50,000
http://www.theknoxstudent.com/news/2013/01/16/thoughts-from-the-embers-dont-let-tuition-hit-50000/

Honorable Mention
Kendra Farmer
Thorobred News, Kentucky State Univ., Frankfort, Ky.
View scanned PDF of story

Honorable Mention
Ashley Steves
The Spectrum, State Univ. of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.
Dear President Tripathi, It’s your turn to talk about the Heights
http://www.ubspectrum.com/opinion/dear-president-tripathi-1.2999801#.UiilKmQ6W8E

Honorable Mention
Staff
The Pendulum, Elon Univ., Elon, N.C.
Chick-fil-A (and its symbolism) to remain on campus
http://www.elonpendulum.com/2013/05/chick-fil-a-and-its-symbolism-to-remain-on-campus/

Diversity

First Place
Charles Scudder
Indiana Daily Student, Indiana Univ., Bloomington, Ind.
A queen comes home
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=91521

Second Place
Alisa Reznick
The Daily, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Out of the shadows
http://dailyuw.com/archive/2013/04/22/features/out-shadows#.UgE_hWQ6W8E

Third Place
Jennifer Xu
The Michigan Daily, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
Autism as an identity, not a disease
http://www.michigandaily.com/arts/melanie-yergeau-autistic-self-advocacy

Fourth Place
Branden Largent
Minnesota Daily, Univ. of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Outing sexual violence disparities
http://www.mndaily.com/2013/03/05/outing-sexual-violence-disparities

Fifth Place
C. Harold Pierce
El Don, Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, Calif.
On the down low
http://www.eldonnews.org/news/2013/04/15/on-the-down-low/

Honorable Mention
Serina Duarte, Albert Fulcher, Ernesto Rivera
The Sun, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, Calif.
Winning the race of her life
http://www.theswcsun.com/winning-the-race-of-her-life/

Honorable Mention
Randy Schafer
The Red & Black, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
Race discrimination, anti-hip-hop attitudes affect some downtown patrons
http://www.redandblack.com/variety/race-discrimination-anti-hip-hop-attitudes-affect-some-downtown-patrons/article_f2ce669a-2df4-11e2-8c6a-001a4bcf6878.html

Honorable Mention
Nora Ibrahim
The Daily Illini, Univ. of Illinois, Champaign, Ill.
Cochlear implants change deaf culture as importance of American Sign Language diminishes
http://www.dailyillini.com/features/article_5dff0baa-b080-11e2-afb5-001a4bcf6878.html

Honorable Mention
Kelly Bauer
Northern Star, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, Ill.
Undocumented students work toward better life at NIU
http://northernstar.info/campus/news/article_e0a73506-b629-11e2-bf9a-001a4bcf6878.html

Honorable Mention
Evan Thompson
The Observer, Central Washington Univ., Ellensburg, Wash.
Wrestling for more than a ring
http://cwuobserver.com/wrestling-for-more-than-a-ring/