The South Carolina Press Association announced the winners of its annual SCPA Collegiate Newspaper competition, and three Wofford students were recognized for outstanding accomplishments. Wofford’s Old Gold & Black, meanwhile, received third place for best overall newspaper. Wofford competed against more than 400 entries from other colleges and universities across the state.
Tom Fenner (‘11, Columbus, Oh.) won third place in the Arts and Entertainment Story category for “Gobble, Gobble!” Jessica Miller (’09, Spartanburg, S.C., bottom left), recent recipient of a Fulbright Grant and a Phi Beta Kappa to be, received second place in the Feature Story category for “A Blackmail Note…” and also second place in the Column category for her Editors Top 5 column. And finally, Vanessa Lauber (’09, Greer, S.C., top left), who earned Phi Beta Kappa honors as a junior, won third place in the Feature Story category for “Shutter Happy” and first place in the Column category for “Unequal Rights, Does carpet art count, You are what you eat.”
“The Old Gold & Black staff worked hard this year and deserves the recognition from the South Carolina Press Association,” says advisor JoAnn Mitchell Brasington. “They’ve explored relevant topics, improved the look of the paper, and practiced tight editing. I’m proud for them.”
The OG&B, as it is usually called, has been a part of Wofford campus life since 1915. The bi-weekly newspapers is governed by a publications board independent of the college administration, it is known for outspoken editorials and commentary as well as its coverage of college news.