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Award winning student journalism at Pacific Lutheran University

JUST ANNOUNCED: Mast Media takes home 1 national, 10 regional SPJs

SPJ awards

The Society of Professional Journalists named its national Mark of Excellence award winners today. The Mooring Mast’s Business and Ads Manager, Bjorn Slater, a junior, is one of them. His financial advice columns, “Accounting For Dummies,” took top prize in the general columns category. Slater...

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Protect yourself from Heartbleed hack


By Katelynn Padron, Business Writer Earlier this month, a Google programmer discovered the Heartbleed bug — a major coding mistake that made sensitive information such as passwords and addresses accessible to hackers — in an Internet security code. Heartbleed was part of a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption code. According to GMO Internet Group, these codes serve to create safer connections...

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Early goodbyes to PLU and our paper


One of the only drawbacks to graduating a year early is I’m forced to say goodbye to everything a little too early. In addition to my friends, professors and home, I have to give an early farewell to The Mooring Mast. I started at The Mast my second year at Pacific Lutheran University, one of those students who’d never even opened a copy of the paper before. I’ll never forget that first interest...

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Sam Says: It’s time to step down


With each passing minute, I have relished my position as sports editor of The Mooring Mast. The opportunities to write an array of articles and gain experience in doing so has been critical to my understanding of how to be successful in the sports media industry. It has been incredible to see every sports team at Pacific Lutheran University succeed in its own way. The women’s swim team and the...