Literary Arts magazine wins awards


The MCC literary arts magazine VOICES 2021 won two awards from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

The awards are the Gold Medalist Critique, receiving a score of 850/1,000, and the Gold Crown Award – the highest level of recognition given by the CSPA for excellence to a student publication.

The magazine features poetry, short fiction, music, visual art, and videos submitted by MCC students.

“The VOICES committee could not be prouder of our students and their achievements in the
2021 edition,” said Matt Irie, an Art instructor at MCC who leads the VOICES magazine staff.
“The awards and recognition are well earned and much deserved.”

The staff of the VOICES magazine includes other  faculty:  Paige Lush, Starr Nordgren, Amy Ortiz,
and Justin Schmitz.

The 2022 issue of VOICES is now available all around campus.

— By Jared Bysiek