The Flyer is honored for general excellence

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The Flyer is honored for general excellence

Published: May 21, 2014.

The print edition of the Lewis University student newspaper, The Flyer, has been recognized by the American Scholastic Press Association with a first place award for general excellence.

ASPA judges referred to The Flyer is an “excellent school newspaper, which shows the creativity and journalistic knowledge” of the entire editorial and design staff.

The publication earned 920 out of a possible 1,000 points. Judges allocated points after reviewing complete issues from the spring 2013 and fall 2013 semesters. Areas critiqued included the newspaper’s content, editing, design, organization and artwork. The copy editing staff earned a perfect score of 125 points in the editing category. All the other categories earned strong scores.

Our editorial staff takes great pride in producing a newspaper that informs and entertains the university community,” said Lisa O’Toole, advisor of the print edition. “They are grateful for this acknowledgment of their efforts.”

The Flyer reports news and provides a forum for the discussion of issues relevant to the Lewis University community through a biweekly print medium and online through

The print editorial staff consists of 17 students from a variety of academic majors who publish the newspaper in a manner consistent with the Lasallian mission of Lewis University and the accepted norms of American journalism.

Staff members included:

  • Print Editor-in-Chief: Ross Reed
  • News Editor: Alex Veeneman
  • Asst. News Editor: David Ridderhoff
  • Tempo Editor: Lauren Grady
  • Asst. Tempo Editor: Roslyn Summerville
  • Health Editor: Stephanie Lipinski
  • Opinions Editor: Lauren Barnes
  • Sports Editor: Brian Neal
  • Asst. Sports Editor: Nicole Kappelman
  • Religion Editor: Theresa Marten
  • Copy Editors: Melissa Carrington and Saule Grybauskas
  • Layout Editors: Kendra Mills, Nicole Krage and Audrey Heiberger
  • PR/Bulletin Board Editor: Ashley Chaplin
  • Advertising Manager: Nicole Krage

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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