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Release Date: 
Monday, April 25, 2016

The Mirror News Wins Awards!

The Mirror News staff and advisors proudly display their certificates and awards.
Mirror News staff and advisers proudly display their certificates and 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

Editorial Cartoon

  • 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

Entertainment Cartoon

  • 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.