On February 18th and 19th, F News was invited to attend the annual Illinois College Press Association conference, held in downtown Chicago. The conference hosted the staff of newspapers from over 25 different colleges in Illinois, who attended workshop sessions about reporting, interviewing, and networking. The 2-day event culminated in a luncheon and awards ceremony on Saturday, which honored the best of college journalism in 2010. F took home some major awards, including 1st place for online publication, which went to Elliott Beazley, F’s webmaster. Other awards went to staff writer Thania Rios for critical film review, designer Eric Baskauskas for full-page advertisements, staff writer Whitney Stoepel for feature story, writer and videographer Nick Briz for column, art director Annalise Fowler for page design and photo essay, and contributing editor Jennifer Swann for in-depth reporting. Congratulations to everyone at F News!