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The Daily Collegian Wins Cool Things Again

It was only two short months ago when I had to swallow my pride and give kudos to The Daily Collegian. Well, here we go again…

Yesterday afternoon, the Princeton Review released their list of the best college newspapers, which had the Collegian coming in, unsurprisingly, at number one. Unlike the College Media Matters list a couple months ago, this one is actually a pretty big deal.

The Collegian improved their ranking from a year ago, moving up from 6th place. The rest of the top ten list includes:

2. UNC Chapel Hill
3. Yale
4. Brown
5. University of Wisconsin – Madison
6. University of Kansas
7. University of Maryland – College Park
8. University of Florida
9. University of California Santa Barbara
10. University of Georgia

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — the content Penn State student media has put out over the last nine months has been excellent. Particularly during the Sandusky trial this June, student media completely dominated most national operations. The Daily Collegian has undoubtedly been one of the most comprehensive and fair news sources for information on the scandal, and this recognition is certainly well deserved.

Sam Cooper (senior-print journalism) said he likes to read the Collegian on the way to class.

“I think this is cool,” said Cooper. “I like to read the Collegian sometimes.”

Carolyn Lasky (senior-labor studies and employment relations) is pleased with the recognition.

“I read the Collegian,” said Lasky. “It is really fun to do.”

Greg Schlosser (sophomore-energy engineering) praised the work the newspaper has done.

The Collegian is perfectly fine,” said Schlosser. “Like they say, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”

But in all seriousness — aside from the occasional sterile student reaction and nut graf orgy — Penn State is lucky to have the best student newspaper in the country.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]

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