‘V’ named best college student organ in 41st Catholic Mass Media Awards

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The Varsitarian editor in chief Eugene Dominic V. Aboy receives the best college student organ award in the 41st Catholic Mass Media Awards last Nov. 13. (Photos by Arianne Maye D.G. Viri/ The Varsitarian)

THE VARSITARIAN, the 91-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, was named the best student organ for the collegiate level in the Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) on Nov. 13.

The publication won the award for its “Silencing the Shepherds” issue, whose cover story was about the dangers faced by clergymen who had criticized the Duterte government’s bloody war on drugs.

Six finalists out of 24 entries were recognized, including those from the student papers of Cavite State University, University of Rizal System, College of St. Benilde and Bataan Peninsula State University.

Batangas State University’s “Sensus Communis: The Lathe Journal” won a special citation.

“The Sage” of Sophia School won best student organ for high school, while “Hasik” of La Salle Green Hills bagged best student organ for grade school.

This was the third top CMMA award won by the Varsitarian, after winning best student organ in the college level in 2016, and a special citation for the same category in 2015.

The Catholic Mass Media Awards honors individuals and organizations that promote Christian values in the fields of advertising, film, press, radio and television.

The ceremony took place at the GSIS Theater in Pasay City with the theme “We are members one of another (Eph 4:25) from network community to human communities.”

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