Student Spotlights


The Equinox wins statewide awards for unprecedented third consecutive year

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The New Jersey Press Foundation has announced that The Equinox, the student newspaper of Fairleigh Dickinson University's Metropolitan Campus, has won two awards in the 2016-17 New Jersey College Newspaper Contest. This is the third year in a row that The Equinox has won multiple awards in this statewide competition.

equinox editorsEditor-in-Chief Melanie Perez (above left) won second place in the Column/Opinion Writing category for her editorial on academic advising called "Broken Advisement."

Managing Editor Theresa King (above right) won third place in the Feature Writing category for her story on the presidential debate at Hofstra University, entitled “Witness to History." This is the second NJPF award for King, who won first place in the Column/Opinion Writing category in 2015-16 for her column, "Government calls Womanhood a Luxury.”

With these latest awards, The Equinox has now won seven collegiate journalism awards in the past three years.

The Equinox is produced in the Department of Communication and Journalism in FDU's University College at the Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck NJ. The faculty advisor for the paper is Bruno Battistoli, assistant professor of journalism.