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Northern Student staff wins awards from MN Newspaper Association

BLOOMINGTON—The BSU's student-run monthly news magazine received five awards in the Minnesota Newspaper Association Minnesota College Better Newspaper Contest Thursday.

The ceremony, taking place in Bloomington, gave four awards to three students and also gave the publication, The Northern Student, third place in the General Excellence category.

Students earning individual awards this year included the following:

• Shawn Campbell, a senior mass communications major from Bemidji, received second place in the Arts and Entertainment Story category for his April 2017 cover story "Record Store Day: Celebrating Music in Bemidji." The story covered Northern Community Radio's third annual pop-up vinyl record sales event held in conjunction with the national Record Store Day initiative.

• Tony Grobove, a senior marketing communication major from Burnsville, won first place in the Feature Photo category for his cover photo for the December 2017 issue, supporting the story "Why Do We Drink."

• Hope Wall, a 2017 graduate in arts and design from Big Lake, won first and second place in the Use of Information Graphics and Graphics Illustration categories. She won first place for her illustration with the magazine's story "Sex: What No One talks About" from the February 2017 issue. Her second-place award came from her cover illustration for the story "Record Store Day: Celebrating Music in Bemidji," from the magazine's April 2017 issue.

"I am very proud of the Northern Student staff," said Valica Boudry, associate professor of integrated media and faculty adviser to the publication. "They put a lot of work into every issue because they enjoy what they do. It's a nice bonus, though, when their hard work is recognized by professionals in our field."