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North Central College journalists win awards for excellence

Crystal Madrigal ’16 and Daniel Schryer ’15
Student journalists win five awards in sports game stories, headline writing, features, photography and sports design from Illinois College Press Association.

Student journalists from North Central College have earned five awards for excellence from the Illinois College Press Association (ICPA).

The awards were announced at ICPA’s annual conference Feb. 20-21 in Chicago. College newspapers throughout Illinois, ranging from those at small colleges to publications at large state universities, participated in the annual journalism contest. Entries are judged by working journalists and professional editors who are members of the Illinois Press Association. Some 38 schools contributed 1,260 entries, resulting in 270 winners.

Students explore cosmos, curiosities during D-Term

Physics major Juliano Lodi ’15
D-Term allows North Central students to relax, take courses for credit and explore new and exciting interests through Verandah Experiences.

Staying on campus during North Central College’s D-Term meant that Juliano Lodi ’15 (photo, right) could join his fellow classmates on a tour of the cosmos.

Rebecca Rachan ’16 attends prestigious math workshop

Rebecca Rachan ’16
North Central College mathematics major Rebecca Rachan ’16 participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop at North Carolina State University.

Rebecca Rachan ‘16, a mathematics major at North Central College, participated in the Undergraduate Modeling Workshop May 18-23 at North Carolina State University. Rachan was one of 29 students from across the nation—from schools like Virginia Tech, Brown and Penn State—accepted into the prestigious workshop.

“When I got in, I was shocked and incredibly excited,” says Rachan, who completed her rigorous application with help from Marco Martinez, North Central College assistant professor of mathematics.

Students join efforts to revitalize communities in Detroit

Marissa Sylvester ’15, far left, gives her perspective
Of the many students who served nationwide during spring break, some traveled to Detroit to serve with a mission dedicated to economic disaster recovery work.

The sign beside the highway reads “Detroit: City Limits.” Well, it’s supposed to, but the graffiti makes it hard to see. Dilapidated houses and boarded strip malls pass the bus window. It’s spring break, and Marissa Sylvester ’15, biology major, traded sandy beaches for service.

“I could have gone home and relaxed,” says Sylvester. “But I wanted to do something significant and useful. Helping others means much more to me than sleeping late.”

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