- Several students of the Baylor Lariat explain why they enjoy working for their campus newspaper. They share how this experience has helped prepare them for life after college.
- Lariat sports writer, Krista Pirtle, is featured on a New York Times sports blog, The Quad Blog, to write about the accomplishments of Baylor Athletics, such as, Robert Griffin III and the men's and women's basketball teams.
- Student work featured in the Lariat received many awards from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association in 2011. Out of the 60 colleges that are members of the association, the Baylor Lariat, as well as the Round Up yearbook and Focus magazine helped bring home 75 awards, including many first place accomplishments. Nick Dean was awarded editor of the year; Ryan Brinson was awarded designer of the year; and Daniel Cernero was awarded photojournalist of the year.
First Place — In-Depth Reporting (Generation Y)
First Place — Feature Photo, Makenzie Mason (Listening)
First Place — News Feature Story, Sara Tirrito (Hero builds)
First Place — Sports Page Design, Chris Derrett (Texas Bowl)
First Place — Best Blog, Nick Dean (Election Day 2010)
First Place — Best Online Interactivity
Second Place — Best of Show, Lariat
Second Place — News Story, Lariat Staff (UT campus chase)
Second Place — Feature Story, Wakeelah Crutison (Best Gifts)
Second Place — Critical Review, Cara Leigh (Life As We Know It)
Second Place — Picture Story: Stephen Green, Matt Hellman, Makenzie Mason, Amy Heard
Second Place — Editorial Cartoon, Claire Taylor (NFL brain scan)
Second Place — Best Video Package, Jordan Bradley (Prescribed Burn)
Second Place — Best Online Community Engagement
Third Place — Page One Design, Nick Dean (Bowl Game)
Third Place —Headline Writing, Nick Dean (Drive now, txt l8r. Thx.)
Third Place — Special Section/Edition (Generation Y)
Third Place — Photo Illustration, Daniel Cernero & Nick Dean (Have you seen me?)
Third Place — Sports Column, Matt Larsen (Fight to overcome)
Honorable Mention — Editorial Writing, Sommer Ingram (Baylor Family)
Honorable Mention —Page One Design, Nick Dean (Going Green)
Honorable Mention — General Column Writing, Jonathan Angel (Race: Mine to Proclaim)
Honorable Mention — Sports Action Photo, Daniel Cernero (Going for the Block)
Honorable Mention — Opinion/Editorial Page Design, Nick Dean (Social Media)
Honorable Mention — Sports News Story, Chris Derrett (Elite 8 Win)
Honorable Mention — Sports News Story, Justin Baer (Duke Ends Bears’ Run)
Honorable Mention — Sports Feature Photo, Daniel Cernero (Bowl Bound)
Honorable Mention — Picture Story: Daniel Cernero, Nick Dean, Makenzie Mason
Honorable Mention — Feature Page Design, Caty Hirst (Blurring the Lines)
Honorable Mention — Sports Page Design, Justin Baer (Dealing Aces)
Honorable Mention — Photo Illustration, Daniel Cernero (Marriage vs. Cohabitation)
Honorable Mention — Best Multimedia Package (Generation Y)
- The Baylor Lariat not only publishes daily papers for the campus, but they also create multimedia presentations for annual events, such as Homecoming.
- The Lariat staff wants to bring the most recent and breaking news to the students and faculty at Baylor, so they are not afraid to venture outside the Baylor bubble and cover events like fires and campus shootings.