The Beacon, the University of Portland’s weekly student-produced newspaper, is a finalist for the national College Media Association’s Pinnacle Award for Weekly College Newspaper of the Year. Newspapers from Vanderbilt University, DePaul University, and Texas Woman’s University are also finalists for the national award. The Pinnacle Awards honor the best college media organizations and student individual work. The winners will be honored at the National College Media Convention in Philadelphia Oct. 29 – Nov. 2. For more information contact Nancy Copic, student activities, at 7470 or email@example.com.