Student-produced magazines receive top honors from Indiana Collegiate Press Association

Author: Shannon Chapla


The University of Notre Dames two student-produced magazines, Scholastic and The Juggler, have been named 2007 News and Literary Magazines of the Year by the Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA).

A biweekly publication founded in 1867, Scholastic has received the award five of the last seven years. Co-editors were David Poell, a senior philosophy major from<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />Lenexa,Kan., and Christopher Meskill, a senior accountancy major fromMineola,N.Y.Poell won a first-place award for his editorialA President Under Fireduring academic freedom discussions on campus.In addition, top honors were awarded to Sarah Barrett for best entertainment story, Brittany Lash for best sports column, Julie Ruffin for best feature photo, and Brenna Mannion for best sports photo.

The Juggler, which is published each spring, was founded in 1920 as a monthly humor magazine and features a student literature collection of poetry and short stories.The issue, edited by Michael Bogacz, a senior marketing major fromOmaha,Neb., also received first-place awards for best overall design, cover design by Lauren Hallemann and hand-drawn illustration by Adam Fung.

Notre Dame’s annual yearbook publication, The Dome, also was recognized as runner-up in its category, bettered only by the annual produced by the students ofIndianaUniversity.

All three publications are funded and advised by Notre Dames Student Activities Office.

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