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BC Student Newspaper, 'Veritas,' Receives National Recognition

May 02, 2017

Bridgewater College’s student news organization, BC Voice, has received recognition for its student-run newspaper publication, Veritas. The newspaper earned second place nationally for its enrollment category from the American Scholastic Press Association (ASPA).

The ASPA annually recognizes newspapers and other publications and considers such factors as page design, graphics, headlining, cover design, photography and excellence of writing.

 “I’m incredibly excited to have our hard work honored by the ASPA,” said Veritas editor-in-chief Katherine Hinders, a senior communication studies major from Herndon, Va. “It’s certainly validating for all the time we put into each issue.”

 “The quality of a school’s publications and how they present themselves to their reading community is a guidepost to the quality of the publishing school,” said Dr. Richard Plass in a congratulatory letter to 2017 winners. Plass is chairman of the ASPA judging committee.

In the fall of 2015, the staff of Veritas and Spark Radio merged to form a new multimedia student news organization, BC Voice.

“We’ve done well in the past and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished in the last few years,” said BC Voice executive director Megan Ford, a senior psychology major from Leesburg, Va. “Everyone involved in BC Voice is dedicated to producing a quality product from start to finish and that’s reflected in this award.”

“I’m proud of the dedication of all of the members of BC Voice,” said BC Voice adviser Dr. Jessica Brophy. “Their enthusiasm is infectious. I look forward to whatever is next for BC Voice.” Brophy said she expects the organization will continue to grow.

To view BC Voice’s work, visit their website at

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