The Equinox wins statewide awards for second straight year

Teaneck, N.J. (March 29, 2016) — The New Jersey Collegiate Press Association announced on March 21 that The Equinox, the student newspaper of the Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus, has won three awards in its 2016 journalism competition — first and second place for column/opinion writing, and third place for design and layout.

Freshman Theresa King won first place for her column, “Government calls womanhood a luxury,” and fellow freshman Elizabeth White won second place for her column, “Trump in the doghouse.” Graduate student Timothy Yu won third place for design and layout for the Feb. 25 Issue IX front page, “Student Center Planned for the Green.” All three award-winners are communications majors at the Metropolitan Campus.

This is the second consecutive year that The Equinox has won awards in the Press Association contest, competing against other New Jersey colleges and universities, including Princeton, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Rider, Kean and Rowan universities. Last year, the newspaper won awards for investigative reporting, and layout and design.

“Executive Editor Natasha Ashby and Managing Editor Angela Calvo, both seniors, have done an excellent job creating teamwork and esprit de corps in The Equinox staff,” said B.F. Battistoli, academic advisor to The Equinox. “It bodes well for the future of the newspaper that two of the three award-winners this year are freshmen.”equinox wins

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