BSC Communication students and programs win top awards

BISMARCK, N.D. - Bismarck State College mass communication students are receiving national recognition for work they are doing in the classroom.

Three of the on-campus media outlets for television, radio, and print are celebrating wins at the Pinnacle Awards this fall. The awards recognize the best college media organizations across the country, and this isn't the first time BSC is receiving honors.

“We've been fortunate to get the equipment that we've needed to do this for the students and they've really embraced this technology and they've done some really good things with it,” said Dusty Anderson, instructor.

Anderson helped get the the television station, Mysticast, going 8 years ago. He also helped launch the radio station, The Myx. Both were awarded at the national Pinnacle Awards in each of the last two years.

This fall, Levi Holzer got to sit behind the mic at the Myx, learning how to work the equipment and record shows. This week for his final exam he did a live show.

“Doing this I can talk about what's happening now and what’s going to be going on later on. And just having fun with it making it your own, its just quite something special,” said Holzer.

Hunter Andes, who's already taken print and television classes will join Holzer next semester at The Myx.

“By taking newspaper, tv, radio, Figments the whole spiel, it just totally makes you a better well rounded person for the workforce,” Andes said.

BSC'S Figments of Imagination also won at the awards as one of the top literary arts magazines in the country.