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Point News Awarded 'Most Outstanding College Newspaper'


St. Mary's College of Maryland President Jane Margaret O'Brien (second row, right) joins editors of the college's newspaper to celebrate its being named "Best College Newspaper for 2007-2008" by the American Scholastic Press Association. Pictured with O'Brien are (front row, from left) Laura Cooper, arts and entertainment editor; Lara Southgate, assistant style editor; Julia Copley, managing editor; Meredith Queen, co-news editor; Lisa Harmon, co-sports editor; Katie McLaughlin, co-news editor; Melanie Zuckerman, assistant editor-in-chief; and Grace Livingstone, layout editor. In the back row (from left) are Kyle Jernigan, assistant opinions editor; Rowan Copley, co-photo editor; Dan Pindell, back page/humor editor; Ryan Hunt, opinions editor; Justin Perry, style editor; and Eric Schlein, editor-in-chief. Not pictured are Mariel Saez, co-sports editor and Matt Molek, co-photo editor.
St. Mary's College of Maryland President Jane Margaret O'Brien (second row, right) joins editors of the college's newspaper to celebrate its being named "Best College Newspaper for 2007-2008" by the American Scholastic Press Association. Pictured with O'Brien are (front row, from left) Laura Cooper, arts and entertainment editor; Lara Southgate, assistant style editor; Julia Copley, managing editor; Meredith Queen, co-news editor; Lisa Harmon, co-sports editor; Katie McLaughlin, co-news editor; Melanie Zuckerman, assistant editor-in-chief; and Grace Livingstone, layout editor. In the back row (from left) are Kyle Jernigan, assistant opinions editor; Rowan Copley, co-photo editor; Dan Pindell, back page/humor editor; Ryan Hunt, opinions editor; Justin Perry, style editor; and Eric Schlein, editor-in-chief. Not pictured are Mariel Saez, co-sports editor and Matt Molek, co-photo editor.

ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. (May 02, 2008) - The Point News, St. Mary's College of Maryland's student newspaper, was named "Best College Newspaper for 2007-2008" by the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA) last month. The Point News tied with Knight News CUNY at Queens College in Flushing, New York.

The Point News was also given a First Place with Special Merit award.

The biweekly publication is created by an all-student staff of approximately 30. The editor-in-chief is Eric Schlein, assistant editor-in-chief is Melanie Zuckerman, and the managing editor is Julia Copley.

In their award letter, the ASPA told The Point News, "You have an excellent school newspaper, which shows the talent of your editors, reporters, writers, photographers, layout designers, and advisor[s]. Congratulations to all on your First Place with Special Merit award."

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