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April 17, 2013
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Student newspaper claims another All-Kansas Award

Baldwin City, Kan. — The Baker Orange, the student newspaper at Baker University, claimed Kansas Associated Collegiate Press' All-Kansas Award for four-year private colleges April 14-15 at the Kansas Collegiate Media Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita. It marked the 14th time since 1998 that the Orange received the All-Kansas honor.bakerorangeforweb

Chris Duderstadt, a senior from Overland Park, Kan., and the editor of the Orange, was the first runner-up for Four-Year College Newspaper Journalist of the Year, earning $100.

The student media online site,, placed first in the private college division.

Dave Bostwick, assistant professor of mass media, is the adviser for the Baker Orange and

Here are Baker's individual awards from the contest for work published between March 2012 and February 2013:

First — Tera Lyons, Strasburg, Colo.

Interior Page Design
First — Lyons

Front Page Design
First — Lyons

Photo essay
Second and third — Lyons

First — Lyons and Rachel Dannen, Olathe, Kan.

Sports column writing
First and second — Sara Bell, LaMonte, Mo.
Third — Chris Duderstadt, Overland Park, Kan.

Column writing
Second — Lauren Bechard, Gardner, Kan.

Sports news writing
Third — Bell

Editorial cartoon
First — Abbey Elsbernd, Andover, Kan.

Photo essay
First — Callie Paquette, Ottawa, Kan.

News photography
Third — Paquette

Sports feature writing
Second —Duderstadt

Feature writing
Second — Meagan Thomas, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Feature photography
Second — Khadijah Lane, Lawrence, Kan.

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