MavLife is the student-run newspaper and website of La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, CA. We serve the communities of Cardiff by the Sea, Encinitas, La Costa, Leucadia, Olivenhain, and Northern Rancho Santa Fe.
MavLife is the voice of students on campus. In addition to bringing student news to the community, MavLife is an open forum publication that seeks to create dialogue on pertinent issues. This occurs through the monthly print version of the publication and online through MavLifeNews.com
MavLife staff members adhere to the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics, and the publication is a member of the Journalism Education Association, the National Scholastic Press Association, and the Student Press Law Center.
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MavLife has been honored to be recognized for achievement in scholastic journalism.
- Pacemaker Finalist, National Scholastic Press Association.
- Story of the Year (Fourth Place), Diversity, National Scholastic Press Association (“Coloring Outside the Lines” by Molly Mineiro, ’14).
- Best in Show (Second Place), Newspaper 13-16 pages, at the JEA/NSPA Spring 2014 National High School Convention in San Diego.
- Best in Show–Newspaper Center Spread Design, San Diego County Fair.
- Best in Class–Newspaper Feature Coverage, San Diego County Fair.
- “Courage in Student Journalism Award,” sponsored by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Student Press Law Center. This award is presented to a student journalist or group of journalists who have “shown determination, despite difficulty or resistance, in lawfully exercising his or her First Amendment press rights.”
- Sports Story of the Year (Fifth Place), National Scholastic Press Association (“Athletes Cope with Concussions” by Cosy Burnett, ’13).
- NSPA “First Class” Rating, with marks of distinction for Coverage/Content and Editorial Leadership, 2012-2013.
- Best in Show (Ninth place), Newspaper 13-16 pages, at the JEA/NSPA Fall 2013 National High School Journalism Convention in Boston.
- Best in Class–Two Page Spread, San Diego County Fair.
- Best in Class–Focus on School, San Diego County Fair.
- Best In Show (Fourth place), Newspaper 13-16 pages, at the JEA/NSPA Spring 2013 National High School Journalism Convention in San Francisco.
- NSPA “First Class” Rating, with marks of distinction for Coverage/Content, Writing, and Editorial Leadership, 2011-2012.
- Best in Class–News Coverage, San Diego County Fair.
- Honorable Mention, News Story of the Year (“I Don’t Know but I’ve Been Told” by Kiana Jackson, ’12), National Scholastic Press Association.
- JEA Impact Award (“Yearbook Budget: An Inside Look Into the Yearbook Finances” by Brenna Lyles, ’12 and Steven Fahy, ’14), which “recognizes secondary school students who, through the practice of journalism, have made a significant difference in the lives of others.”
- JEA First Amendment Press Freedom Award, for a school that “actively supports and honors the First Amendment through its student media.”