About

PULSE is the student-run lifestyle magazine of Central Washington University (CWU) in Ellensburg, Wash. Launched online as a blog in 2008, PULSE switched to a magazine format in 2010. Our student staff of writer-reporters, photographers, designers, videographers and editors aims to accurately capture all aspects of student life, both on campus and off, in editions now printed and distributed across Central Washington twice per academic quarter. 


PULSE AWARDS

2019

· First place “Best of Show” Feature Magazine Category – Associated Collegiate Press Midwinter National College Journalism Convention

· Winner - Best Use of Multimedia - Society of Professional Journalists Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

· Finalist - Best Photo Illustration - Society of Professional Journalists Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

· Finalist - Best Affiliated Website - Society of Professional Journalists Regional Mark of Excellence Awards

 

2018

· First and Third place, photography - 2018 College Media Shoot-out at ACP convention

· Third-place national Pinnacle Award - College Media Association – Best Feature Photo

· Fifth place, Associated Collegiate Press “Pacemaker – Best Feature Photo

· “Diversity Award” (Student) – Central Washington University

· “Best of Show” Multimedia Package – Associated Collegiate Press

· 4th place “Best of Show” Feature Magazine - Associated Collegiate Press

· 9th place Website from a Small School - Associated Collegiate Press

· Best Feature Photo – Associated Collegiate Press Pinnacle Awards

 

2017

· 2nd place, Reporter of the Year, Nicole Trejo-Valli - Associated Collegiate Press national awards

· 2nd place, Illustration of the Year, Maddie Bush – Summer Drinks - Associated Collegiate Press national awards

· Honorable Mentions - Cover Design of the Year and Magazine Spread of the Year (Vanessa Cruz); Story of the Year (Megan Schrenk – “Injured & Alone”)

· Winner, Class Favorite, Photo Shoot-Out Competition, Associated Collegiate Press conference -- Ryan Weier

· Winner, Best Non-Fiction Magazine Article - Society of Professional Journalists

· Finalist, Best Radio Feature, PULSE Radio - Society of Professional Journalists

· Finalist, Best Affiliated website - Society of Professional Journalists

· Second place, Best in Show, Feature Magazine – Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show Award

 

2016

· Finalist, Best Student Magazine – Associated Collegiate Press Associated Collegiate Press (national - one of 22 selected nationwide)

· Fourth place, Feature Magazine – Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show Award

· Honorable Mention, Juried Student Art Show, Central Washington University Art Department

 

2015

· Winner, Best Student Magazine -- Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award (regional)

· Winner, Non-Fiction Magazine Article -- Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award (regional)

· Finalist, Best Use of Multimedia – Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award (regional)

· Fourth place, Best Student Magazine – Associated Collegiate Press, Best of Show Award


2013

· Finalist, Online Feature Reporting - Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award (regional)

2012

·  Third place, Best Student Magazine – Society of Professional Journalists, Mark of Excellence Award (regional)