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Harford Community College student magazine wins national honors

Owl Magazine, the student magazine of Harford Community College in Bel Air, recently won national honors in the Apple Awards Competition sponsored by the National College Media Association.

The Winter 2012 issue placed second in the category of Best Magazine Cover. The front page was designed by Brianna Breece, a graphic design major, and featured photography by English major John Morin. The front-page models were HCC students Laurise McMillian and Marcell Betts.


"A Crash Course in Counter Culture" from Owl Magazine's Summer 2012 issue also placed second in the category of Two-Page Spread, a category judging design, photography and writing quality. The spread featured photography and an article by John Morin about experiences at a Rocky Horror Picture Show re-enactment and a Furthur concert, featuring original members of the Grateful Dead. Danielle Frater, a graphic design major, designed the spread.

Student media publications from across the country entered the competition in 2012, with the awards announced March 12 at the annual National College Media Association conference in New York City.


Owl Magazine is the student publication of Harford Community College, under the direction of Editor-in-Chief John Parks, Chief of Production Stephanie Perkins, Technical Advisor Phil Roszak and Chief Adviser Claudia Brown.

This marks the second year of the students publishing the magazine, which features a variety of entertainment, community, opinion, sports and fashion pieces.

Copies of the current issue of Owl Magazine are available on Harford Community College's campus and numerous community locations, such as high schools, libraries, restaurants and businesses.

A digital publication for the winning issues can be found at the following links for Winter 2012 and Summer 2012.