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CM Life wins D2 of College Newspapers of the Year by Michigan Press Association


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Some of the CM Life 2020 staff pose with Washington Post correspondent Wes Lowery.

Central Michigan Life was named the Michigan Press Association's 2020 Division 2 College Newspaper of the Year on March 25. The student media company also won Best Online Newspaper.

During a virtual ceremony and through announcements later in the day, CM Life received multiple awards from the MPA. Individual members of CM Life won Division 2 titles in other categories. 

“(CM-Life) really rallied,” former Editor-in-Chief Dylan Goetz said. "We were able to accomplish so much." 

The following staff members also placed in individual categories:

College Photographer of the Year: 

Rachael Yadlowsky (2nd place)

Isaac Ritchey (3rd place)

Best Writer:

Evan Petzold (1st place)

Courtney Pedersen (2nd place)

Dylan Goetz (3rd place)

Best Column- Review or Blog- News or Sports 

Evan Petzold (1st place)

Best Editorial 

Dylan Goetz (1st place)

Best Feature Photo 

Essential Workers: Gravediggers (Honorable Mention)

Best Feature Story:

Sara Kellner (3rd place)

Best Front Page Design:

Sara Brownell (3rd place)

Best News Story:

Evan Petzold (Honorable Mention)

Best News-Only Photo:

Isaac Ritchey (2nd Place)

Best Non-Front Page Design:

Staff (3rd place)

Best Single Ad:

Advertising Staff (3rd place)

Best Special Advertising Section:

Advertising Staff (3rd place)

Best Sports/News Feature:

Evan Petzold (2nd place) 

Evan Petzold (3rd place)

Evan Petzold (Honorable Mention)

Best Sports Photo:

Isaac Ritchey (1st place)

Drew Travis (3rd place)

Michigan Press Association Foundation Scholarship Winner

Michael Livingston

During his time as Editor-in-Chief, Goetz and the 2020 team faced many difficulties due to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Goetz said he's, "super thankful," to be recognized by the MPA along with the rest of the staff.

"I feel super excited and thrilled that we were able to accomplish so much," Goetz said. 

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