Friar's Lantern


The Friar’s Lantern is the student-run website and print news publication at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pa.

418 South Warren Ave.

Malvern, PA 19355

[email protected] •

Mission Statement

The Friar’s Lantern is the student-run news publication of Malvern Prep. The principal goals of the website and print are to provide accurate and relevant information to the Malvern community and to offer a forum for intelligent dialogue on all things Malvern. The reporting for these student publications is conducted thoroughly and edited by student leaders to ensure this accuracy to the best of our ability. In order to fairly provide all points of view, contributions from all members of the Malvern community are welcomed and encouraged through letters of opinion, student reporting, and respectful commentary.


Letters to the editor are encouraged, and may be submitted to [email protected] Anonymous letters will not be published. Editors reserve the right to contact writers or edit submissions for reasons of space or clarity. Our staff also welcomes feedback in the comments section of The Friar’s Lantern online, or via our social media channels. Each comment is subject to review by a moderator or an Editor-in-Chief of the Friar’s Lantern. Commenters’ email addresses must be verified, and comments are reviewed for defamation, profanity, obscenity, libel, and invasion of privacy. Not all comments are published.

Recognition + Awards


Columbia Scholastic Press Association

Pennsylvania School Press Association

  • Gold Rating

National Scholastic Press Association


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Pennsylvania School Press Association


Journalism Education Association


Columbia Scholastic Press Association


Pennsylvania News Media Association Student Keystone Press Awards


  • FIRST PLACE, Sports Page Design—Chase Bennett ’19
  • HONORABLE MENTION, Editorials—Staff


Pennsylvania Press Club








  • Honorable Mention to Steve O’Meara for “Football Begins Inter-AC”


  • 1st place to Chase Bennett for “When the vapor clears”
  • 2nd place to Chase Bennett and Ethan Rowley for “Freshman Survey 2017”


  • 3rd place to Chase Bennett for “The Return of O’Shaan Allison” 
  • Honorable mention to Chase Bennett for January 2018 front page “Building” ​


Youth Journalism International

  • FINALIST, Student Journalist of the Year: Dan Malloy
  • FINALIST, Journalism Educator of the Year: Kate Plows
  • FIRST PLACE, Editorial: “Fraternity means more than its reputation,” Editorial Board
  • FIRST PLACE, Sports Feature: “The Return of O’Shaan Allison,” Garrett Hallinan
  • FIRST PLACE, Sports News: “Intramural basketball is back and better than ever,” Stowe Milhous
  • HONORABLE MENTION, Enterprise Reporting: “When the Vapor Clears,” Alex Haylock, Mike Harrington, Dan Malloy, Liam McKnight, Billy Corcoran
  • HONORABLE MENTION, First Person Essay: “Catching up with ketchup,” Eric McLaughlin
  • HONORABLE MENTION, General Reviews: “Lunchables: A truly unparalleled culinary experience,” Aidan White


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Journalism Education Association

Write-offs – NHSJC Seattle, April 2017

  • SUPERIOR – Eric McLaughlin, Sports Writing
  • EXCELLENT – Dan Malloy, Feature Writing
    • Chase Bennett – Logo Design
    • Ethan Rowley – Photo Illustration
    • Brian Szipszky – Newswriting

Pennsylvania School Press Association

  • Statewide Journalism Competition
    • 2nd Place – Editorials: Tyler Pizzico’17
  • Student Journalist of the Year – Tommy Pero ’17
  • Gold Rating

Pennsylvania News Media Association Keystone Press Awards

  • First Place / Ongoing News Coverage: Head of School Transition / Staff [Tyler Pizzico, Tommy Pero, Michael Harrington, Dan Malloy, Editorial Board]
  • First Place / Sports Story: Committing to Crew / Eric McLaughlin ’18
  • Second Place / Feature Story : Class of 2020 Survey / Staff [Ethan Rowley, Chase Bennett, Tommy Pero, Tyler Pizzico]
  • Second Place / Personality Profile: Commitment / Pat Ferraiolo ’17, Ben Yankelitis ’16
  • Second Place / Columnist: Jack McClatchy ’17
  • Honorable Mention / Public Service / Enterprise Package: A Light of Exposure / Justice Bennett ’16

Youth Journalism International

NFPW National High School Communications Contest

Pennsylvania Press Club High School Communications Contest


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Journalism Education Association

  • Student Impact Award – Justice Bennett
  • Scholastic Journalism Week Logo designed by Jimmy Faunce

National Scholastic Press Association

Pennsylvania School Press Association Statewide Journalism Competition

  • 1st Place – News Writing: Zac Chan
  • 2nd Place – Sports Writing: Michael Droogan
  • Student Journalist of the YearJustice Bennett

National Federation of Press Women / Pennsylvania Press Club

National Winners

  • 1st Place – Editorial – “Remembering 9/11”
  • 1st Place – Feature Story – “A Light of Exposure”
  • Honorable Mention – Single Page Layout – January Front Page

State Winners

  • 1st Place – Sports Story – Michael Droogan
  • 1st Place – Editorial – Staff
  • 1st Place – Singe Page Layout – Staff
  • 1st Place – Feature Story – Justice Bennett
  • 2nd Place – News Writing – Chris Bunn
  • 2nd Place – Feature Story – Michael Droogan
  • 2nd Place – Danny Malloy – Sports Story
  • 2nd Place – Opinion – Justice Bennett
  • 3rd Place – Feature Story – Tyler Pizzico
  • Honorable Mention – Feature Story – Tommy Pero

Youth Journalism International

  • Student Journalist of the Year – Justice Bennett
  • 2nd Place – Sports Feature – Michael Droogan
  • Honorable Mention – Cartooning – Aaron Salinas
  • Honorable Mention – Editorial – Staff
  • Honorable Mention – Feature Writing – Justice Bennett
  • Honorable Mention – News Team – Justice Bennett + Tyler Pizzico



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