The California College Media Association (CCMA) recognized Biola University’s student media outlet — The Point Magazine — with two awards at the Associated Collegiate Press West Coast conference in La Jolla on March 9.

The Point, Biola’s bi-annual student-run magazine, won second place in the “Best Magazine Cover Design” and third place in the “Best Magazine Inside Page/Spread Design” categories for its Fall 2023 edition.

“I feel very proud to have led the Point team this year as I've had an incredibly talented staff, especially our design team who won these awards,” said Alexis Marion, editor-in-chief of The Point. “It has been a really rewarding experience leading such a talented team of writers, designers, photographers, and editors to continue producing our nationally award-winning magazine.”

The California College Media competition is judged by professionals in news media from New York to Los Angeles. Biola’s student-run publication competed with colleges across the state including Cal State publications and other Christian universities like Pepperdine and Cal Baptist.

The Point staff, comprised of 22 students from various majors across campus, is solely responsible for putting the magazine together with the guidance of faculty adviser Dr. Tamara Welter, professor of journalism. The staff works long hours for weeks at a time in order to put together this award winning magazine.

“The staff works on tight deadlines, with writers interviewing professionals and students who have inspiring stories, photographers capturing visuals to further tell each story, editors going through every sentence of the copy, and designers bringing it all together to produce our final product,” said Marion.

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Written by Grace Morales, University Communications intern. For more information, contact Media Relations at