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Elon student media honored at state media conference

The Pendulum and Colonnades won Best of Show awards, while several students were honored for their reporting, design, photography and writing.

Members of Elon News Network gather following the awards ceremony at the 2017 North Carolina College Media Association conference, held at Elon University.

The Pendulum (the newspaper of the Elon News Network), Colonnades literary magazine and Phi Psi Cli yearbook were awarded individual and Best of Show awards Feb. 25 by the North Carolina College Media Association at its 2017 conference. The event was held at Elon University and featured more than 20 Elon faculty, staff, students and alumni as presenters, lecturers and event organizers.

Hundreds of entries from more than 20 media outlets submitted materials for awards consideration. Below is a list of only the Elon winners. (Numbers next to the names indicate the place students finished in a particular category.)

NEWSPAPER—SMALL SCHOOL (6,500 enrollment and less)

Best of Show—Newspaper

The Pendulum

Best of Show—Website

The Pendulum


1. Jack Hartmann—“Kim Schifino Crowdsurfs”

2. Hali Tauxe—“Quintana Descending a Ladder”

Single- or Two-Page Design

1. Stephanie Hays—“Drugs” (pages 8-9)


1. Stephanie Hays—“Working toward Reconciliation”

Members of Phi Psi Cli yearbook gather outside Dwight C. Schar Hall. Pictured (from left) are Laurel Wind, Jordan Levine, Kim Honiball, Sarah Stone and adviser Tommy Kopetskie.

‚ÄčMultimedia Package

1. Tommy Hamzik—“Hundreds march in silence for #BlackLivesMatter at Elon”

2. Bryan Anderson—“Elon using politics to put itself on the map”

News Writing

1. Leena Dahal—“Working toward Reconciliation”

Feature Writing

1. Courtney Campbell—“Tiny House Movement Grows at Elon”

2. Hannah Silvers—“Signing in Plain Sight”

Sports Writing

1. Alex Simon—“Finding their Match”

Opinion Writing

1. Hannah Silvers—“If you’re comfortable, you’re not trying”


Best of Show



1. Maddy Keith—“For Its Bits”


3. Lauryl Fischer—“For Hire”


Inside Spread Design

2. Kim Honiball—“The Start of Something New”


Tommy Kopetskie,
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