Kalamalama received its third national award for Best Community
Service for its coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks. Kalamalama
ran a series of stories, including an eyewitness account from
an HPU alumnus living in New York, an article on how to cope
with stress generated by the event, and pieces on the architectural
structure of the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.
The special issue also featured a front-page photo collage
honoring the heroes of Sept. 11. This page, the quality of Kalamalamas
photographs and its overall wizardry with collages earned the
newspaper a second overall best from the American Scholastic
Press Association. HPU students Rick Bernico and Agge Sjobom
were singled out in the award for Most Oustanding Photography
for their work throughout the year with both cameras and Photoshop
For the fifth straight year, Kalamalama received the national
First Place with Special Merit award in the American Scholastic
Press top division, which consist of colleges and universities
with more than 2,500 students. Newspapers receiving this award
must score more than 900 of a possible 1,000 points in such
areas as content coverage, page design, art, editing, and creativity.
Kalamalama scored 965 points.
The American Scholastic Press Association is a national organization
serving more than 2,000 schools, colleges and universities in
the United States.