The Mirror News Wins Awards!
HFC's student-run newspaper The Mirror News won many awards and honors at the Michigan Community College Press Association’s (MCCPA) Press Day. This annual conference took place April 9 at Central Michigan University.
Press Day is open to community colleges throughout the state of Michigan. At Press Day, The Mirror News won more than a dozen awards in various categories as noted below.
Student Journalist of the Year Second Place: Lauren Church
Feature Photo First Place: Marcus Olah
Sports News Photo First Place: Hector Ochoa
- First Place: Parrish Broadnax
- Honorable Mention: Fatima Almusawi
First Amendment Reporting
- Second Place: Brittney Arafat
- Third Place: Bashair Pasha
- Honorable Mention: Issamar Almaraz
- Honorable Mention: Marcus Olah
- Second Place: Parrish Broadnax
- Third Place: Veronica Stone
Sports Column Third Place: Devin Radke
Video Production/Online Slide Show Second Place: Mirror News Staff
Online Newspaper Third Place: Mirror News
Critical Review Third Place: Quilon “Kai” Patterson
News Photo Third Place: Hector Ochoa
Humor Column Third Place: Iman Saleh
Sports Feature Story
- Honorable Mention: Ashley Ball
- Honorable Mention: Nicole Ndwaniye
Multi-Media Reporting Honorable Mention: The Mirror News Staff
The content of the The Mirror News, which appears every three weeks from September through May and once in August and June, is created, edited and designed by HFC students. It is distributed to nearly 15,000 students, faculty and staff on campus. This student-run newspaper has been around for more than 70 years.
Assisting the students working for The Mirror News are advisors Cassandra Fluker, HFC Student Activities officer, and Dr. Peter Kim, an HFC English professor. Both Fluker and Kim developed and implemented a co-op course to cultivate the talents and skill-sets of students who are interested in writing/reporting, photography, illustration/design, media management, as well as other multi-media areas.
“This course has helped tremendously with the growth of our students and the growth of our newspaper. We are very proud of our students and the honors they received on Press Day,” said Fluker.