Simpson University Student Newspaper Earns First-Place Ranking

For Immediate Release


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University’s student newspaper, The Slate, received a first-place ranking from the American Scholastic Press Association in its 2014-15 annual Newspaper Review and Contest.

The association reviews college and high school newspapers and other scholastic publications. The Slate received its ranking in the division of colleges with 500 to 1,000 students.

The 2014-15 Slate staff includes editor-in-chief Morgan Salsedo; managing editor Kendra Kaiserman; layout editor Kimmy Berg; copy editor Paige Mattsson-Boze; and staff writers Katie Miller, Amanda Sturdevant, Chelsea White, Meg Edwards, Brittany Spicer, Tiffany Klender, Scott Oliver Griffin, Elizabeth Haase, Rachel Crew, Elden Whisman, and Michelle Jaramillo. The faculty adviser is Molly Rupert.

The Slate, which is published several times each semester in conjunction with the Newspaper Practicum class, has earned first place and first place with special merit rankings from American Scholastic several times since 2005.

The Slate was founded in 2000, under the guidance of Robert Edkin, retired editor of the Redding Record Searchlight. Past editors include alums Grace Metzger, Annabelle Fall, Mary Scott, Sara Gray, Elizabeth Silverstein, Elise Gleason, Annette Malone, Elizabeth Cifu, Emily Smith, Christina Coleman, Andrew Phillips, and Grace Slowik.


Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


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