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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