About

Mission

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California Lutheran University’s student news outlet, The Echo, has two primary purposes: to publish news, features and editorials as a vehicle of information and opinion by students for the university community and to provide the best educational experience possible in preparation for employment in professional journalism.

2018-2019 Editorial Staff

Editor in Chief
Dakota Allen
dakotaallen@callutheran.edu

News Editor
Olivia Schouten
oschouten@callutheran.edu

Features Editor
Nicki Schedler
nschedler@callutheran.edu

Sports Editor
Brooke Stanley
bstanley@callutheran.edu

Opinion Editor & Managing Editor
Carly Aronson
caronson@callutheran.edu

Photo Editor
Arianna Macaluso
amacaluso@callutheran.edu

Copy Editor
Rissa Gross
mgross@callutheran.edu

Digital Content Manager
Vianca Castaneda-Correa
vcastanedacorre@callutheran.edu

El Eco Editor
Blessy Pinzon
bpinzon@callutheran.edu

2018-2019 Business Staff

Advertising Manager
Rachel Johnson
racheljohnson@callutheran.edu

Distribution & Promotions Manager
Krystal Rhaburn
krhaburn@callutheran.edu

Faculty Adviser
Dr. Kirstie Hettinga
khetting@callutheran.edu
Office: (805) 493-3542

Awards

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2018 Best News Series (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), First Place, Dakota Allen, Krystal Rhaburn, Taylor Rowlands, Nicki Schedler

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2018 Best Arts & Entertainment Story (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), First Place, Nicki Schedler

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2018 Best Non-Breaking News Story (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Third Place, Maryssa Rillo

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2018 Best Editorial (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Third Place, Nicki Schedler

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2018 Best Features Photo (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Third Place, P. K. Duncan

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2018 Best Breaking News Story (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Honorable Mention, Dakota Allen

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2018 Best Multimedia Presentation (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Honorable Mention, Aliyah Navarro

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2017 Best Editorial (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), First Place, Alli Barton

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2017 Best Arts & Entertainment Story (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Second Place, Makenna Pellerin

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2017 Best News Photo (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Second Place, Roman Valenzuela

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2017 Best Features Photo (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Second Place, Clara Berks

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2017 Best Headline Portfolio (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Second Place, Daniela Abravaya

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2017 Best Sports Story (4-year division, under 10,000 enrollment), Third Place, Jeff Rebello

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2016 Best Features Photo (weekly, 4-year division), Honorable Mention, Eric Duchanin

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2015 Best Features Photo (weekly, 4-year division), Honorable Mention, Paulyn Baens

California College Media Association Award for Excellence in Student Media
2014 Best Headline Portfolio (weekly, 4-year division), 1st Place, Kaitlyn Guilbeaux

Society of Professional Journalists
2011 Mark of Excellence Award, Third Place in Sports Photography, Four-Year College/University, Maxwell Buchanan

Society of Professional Journalists
2010 Mark of Excellence Award, Second Place in Editorial Writing

California Intercollegiate Press Association
2000 Best newspaper Front Page Layout, Tabloid, Weekly, Third Place

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1999 Best Newspaper Overall Design, Tabloid, Weekly, Honorable Mention

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1998 Newspaper General Excellence, Weekly, Third Place

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1998 Best Newspaper Overall Design, Tabloid, Weekly, Second Place

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1998 Best Newspaper Special Section, Weekly, Honorable Mention

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1998 Best Newspaper News Series, Weekly, Honorable Mention, Stephanie Hammerwold

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1998 Best Newspaper Arts Review, Weekly, Second Place, Eric Lawson

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1997 Best Newspaper Editorial, Weekly, First Place

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1997 Best Newspaper Special Section, Weekly, Third Place

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1996 Newspaper General Excellence, Weekly, Second Place

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1996 Best Newspaper Opinion Section, Weekly, Honorable Mention

California Intercollegiate Press Association
1996 Best Newspaper Editorial, Weekly, Honorable Mention

California Intercollegiate Press Association
San Luis Obispo Sweepstakes Award, Weekly, Second Place

Associated Collegiate Press
1996-1997 Four Marks of Distinction, Honor Rating All-American

Associated Collegiate Press
1995-1996 Four Marks of Distinction, Honor Rating All-American

Associated Collegiate Press
1993-1994 In Recognition of Merit Awards, Honor Rating First Class

Associated Collegiate Press
1991-1992 Four Marks of Distinction, Honor Rating All-American