Marian's Journalism Program is award-winning, locally, state-wide and nationally. The students enrolled in Journalism I and II are responsible for all content, writing, editing, photography, layout and design of the material they produce.
Selected members of the Journalism II class plan and publish the yearbook. The Crusader is a photo-journalistic account of all activities and students at Marian.
Click here for senior photo information and senior parent ads!
The school newspaper The Marian Network is a monthly publication prepared by the Journalism II class.
Journalism I students plan, record, edit and post a weekly podcast, The Marian Beat, from Marian's state-of-the-art video editing lab. Podcasts are viewed each Friday morning.
Click here to access the M-Beat and archives of all shows from the last few years.
Click here to visit the Student Publication Site
For the seventh time in the last eight years Marian journalists have won the Class A2 Journalism Championship.
In the Class A2 Contest, 20 students were recognized as winners.
First Place Class Awards:
Jessica Mizaur, column writing
Nicola McCutcheon, entertainment writing
Sarah Reynolds, news/feature photography
Kathryn Blaser, yearbook feature writing
Sydney Pelster, yearbook theme copy writing
Yearbook team of Sydney Pelster, Emily Fisher and Allison Smith, yearbook theme development
Second Place Class Awards:
Sloan Nelson, advertising
Newspaper team of Nicola McCutcheon, Anna Pope, Anna Mandel and Eileen Baca, in-depth newspaper coverage
Lauren Tussey, sports feature writing
Third Place Class Awards:
Emily Johanek, advertising
Poorna Ramasubramanian, headline writing
Sarah Townsend, news writing
Megan Woodruff, newspaper feature writing
Maria Corpuz, newspaper ayout
Ellie Hupp, yearbook feature writing & yearbook theme copy writing
Many of these students will have the opportunity to compete at State Journalism on Monday, May 13 in Lincoln.
are Emily Johanek, Sloan Nelson (advertising), Sarah
Reynolds(news/feature photography), Jessica Mizaur (column writing),
Nicola McCutcheon (entertainment writing), Poorna Ramasubramanian
(headline writing), Megan Woodruff (newspaper feature writing), Maria
Corpuz and Erin McQuillan (newspaper layout), Sarah Townsend (news
writing), Kathryn Blaser (yearbook feature writing), Ellie Hupp and
Sydney Pelster (yearbook theme copy writing) and Sydney Pelster, Emily
Fisher and Allie Smith (yearbook theme development).
include Alexis Vinton (column writing and editorial writing), Lauren
Tussey (headline writing and sports feature writing), and Ellie Hupp
(yearbook feature writing).
Some categories were considered final
at the preliminary stage because it would be too difficult to compete
on site with a one-hour time limit, so these students are also
recognized as state winners:
Seventh Place: Network team of Nicola McCutcheon, Anna Pope, Anna Mandel and Eileen Baca, in-depth newspaper coverage
Eighth Place: Emily Fisher, photo illustration
Ninth Place: Sydney Rhoades, photo illustration
National Scholastic Press Association Honor Roll
Congratulations to the girls who qualified for the National Scholastic Press Association Honor Roll. Journalism students were eligible for this honor if they have "excelled as journalists and scholars". Officially, they have served on staff for at least a year and have a minimum GPA of 3.75. These students will be listed in the Best of the High School Press publication next fall and can be found on the Contest and Critique page of the NSPA web site: http://nspa.studentpress.org
Network Newspaper Staff:
Megan Woodruff co-managing editor
Poorna Ramasubramanian co-copy editor
Nicole McCutcheon, co-copy editor
Emily Johanek sports editor
Sydney Rhoades graphics editor
Elizabeth Boulay entertainment editor
Theresa Kennelly entertainment editor
Anna Mandel features editor
Gabrielle Maenner features editor
Erin McQuillan features editor
Rachel Rensch news editor
Crusader Yearbook Staff:
Kathryn Blaser co-copy editor
Elizabeth Hupp club section editor
Sydney Pelster managing editor
Emily Fisher graphics editor
Michelle Tsatsos co-copy editor
Allison student life editor
Danielle Morrell sports editor
Katherine Nelsen sports editor
Journalism Education Association Awards
Marian journalism students received notification of their winning entries in the 2013 JEA (Journalism Education Association) of Nebraska's winter contest. Their works were judged by professional journalists, veteran journalism advisers and others in media-related fields and ranked with other JEA school members from the state of Nebraska.
Advertising - Sloan Nelson
In-Depth Coverage - Network Team of Poorna Ramasubramanian, Lauren Tussey,
Bizzy Boulay, Whitney Hayes, Alexis Vinton,
Ali Paasch, Megan Woodruff & Laura Atherton
News/Feature Photography - Sarah Reynolds
News/Feature Photography - Anna Pope
Sports Feature Writing - Lauren Tussey
YB Feature Writing - Allie Smith
YB Feature Writing - Annie Coder & Emily Fisher
Graphic Illustration - Megan Woodruff & Sydney Rhoades
Graphic Illustration - Jessica Mizaur
Newspaper Layout - Sarah Townsend
Newspaper Layout - Maria Corpuz
Review Writing - Poorna Ramasubramanian & Lauren Tussey
Sports News Writing - Emily Johanek
Sports News Writing - Nicola McCutcheon
Column Writing - Jessica Mizaur
Column Writing - Maria Corpuz
Sports Feature Writing - Gabby Maenner
Sports/Action Photography - Emily Johanek
Sports/Action Photography - Maria Corpuz
Journalism Students Receive National Attention
Marian journalism students recently earned national recognition – ranking ninth for the school’s yearbook and receiving seven Superior or Excellent ratings in a National Write-Off Competition -- at the National Journalism Convention in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 15-17.
The 2012 yearbook, Beyond, was ranked #9 in the National Best of Show competition. Marian’s yearbook was judged by a panel of award-winning advisers and was recognized in the top 10 in quality for its size. “It is truly an honor well-deserved,” said Marian Journalism Teacher Marsha Kalkowski.
A total of 34 student writers and editors representing M-Beat (video podcast), the Network Newspaper, the Crusader Yearbook and Burn Literary Magazine, attended the conference, and participated in the National Write-Off Competition where these 13 girls were recognized for their journalism skills:
Emily Fisher, Editorial Cartooning
Gabby Maenner, CommentaryWriting
Dani Morrell, Yearbook Layout, Inside Page Design
Ellie Hupp, Yearbook Clubs Copy/Caption Writing
Madisen Waters, Yearbook Student Life Copy/Caption Writing
Megan Woodruff, Newswriting
Sara Cipolla, Literary Magazine Poetry Writing
Abby Peters, Feature Writing
Lauren Tussey, Review Writing
Michelle Tsatsos, Yearbook Sports Copy/Caption Writing
Sloan Nelson, Computer Design Advertising
Sarah Reynolds, Newspaper News/Feature Photography
Sarah Townsend, Sports Writing
“We are so proud that student journalists from Marian’s yearbook, newspaper and literary magazine have earned national recognition,” Kalkowski said.
NE Federation of Press Women Award Winners
First Place: Emily Fisher, Yearbook Layout;
Sydney Pelster, Yearbook Copywriting;
Alexis Vinton, Column
Second Place: Allie Smith, Yearbook Layout
Third Place: Katherine Lang, Yearbook Layout
The winners were invited to receive their certificates at the NPW Spring Conference, held Saturday, April 20th at Creighton University’s Skutt Student Center in Omaha. Allie was unable to join us for lunch, but the other four winners were in attendance.
Congratulations to students in Marian's Journalism program who earned BEST NEWSPAPER and the SWEEPSTAKES AWARD for Division B schools at the University of Nebraska Omaha's Mav Media Day on March 25, 2013.
Individual awards went to:
Juniors in the M-Beat Program:
Christina Chapman, Ellen Townley, Lizzie Erftmier - Best News Broadcast, 3rd Place
Seniors on The Network:
Nicola McCutcheon - Best Sports Story, 1st Place
Sarah Reynolds - Best News/Feature Photograph, 1st Place
Sydney Rhoades - Best News Story, 1st Place
Alexis Vinton - Best Column, 1st Place
Laura Atherton, Bizzy Boulay, Whitney Hayes, Ali Paasch, Poorna Ramasubramanian, Lauren Tussey, Alexis Vinton and Megan Woodruff - Best In-Depth Story by Team, 1st Place
Lauren Tussey - Best Sports Story, 2nd Place
Rachel Rensch - Best News Story, 3rd Place
The day at UNO included special presentations in Backpack Journalism, Sports Writing, Trauma Journalism, Layout & Design, Leadership in Media, Photography, Social Media Etiquette and Opinion Writing. Some students were able to tour UNO's campus and School of Communication and others were able to browse a career and club fair related to Communication Studies. Special thanks to Scott Peak, Social Media Director, and Mrs. Ginny Mathey, mother of junior Maria Mathey, who assisted with chaperoning details.