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From the Editorial Desk: Trashing the Student Press

The Equinox is dismayed and confused that Director of Admissions Drew Ippolito took it upon himself to call for the removal of the March 30 issue of The Equinox before Admitted Students Day. “I had wanted any discussion about the newspaper, its stories, etc., to occur with the Equinox representatives that were on hand at the Student Union Building (SUB) that afternoon for Admitted Students … Continue reading From the Editorial Desk: Trashing the Student Press

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Newspapers Stolen, Ippolito Comes Forward

Kiosks Empty on Admitted Students Day, Director of University Admissions Confesses in Email By Elizabeth White, News Editor Three hundred dollars-worth of the March 30 edition of The Equinox went missing before Admitted Students Day on Sunday, April 2.  Four days later, Director of Admissions Drew Ippolito emailed a confession and apology for the theft. Prior to the commencement of Admitted Students Day at 9 a.m., … Continue reading Newspapers Stolen, Ippolito Comes Forward

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University Structure Changes

Reorganization into School Looms By Theresa King, Managing Editor It’s not clear when. And it’s not clear how. But change is coming to FDU. “If we’re going to grow the university, that means we have to look at our own portfolio and determine where programs are duplicated across campuses,” President Christopher Capuano told The Equinox on March 7. “In terms of objective, the work has to … Continue reading University Structure Changes

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Editor’s Desk: Opaque Administration

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Chief Let’s talk about transparency. Everybody loves to throw that word around, tout it and claim it, but at the end of the day, it’s all about appearances. As long as it “seems” like you’re being transparent, then you’re in the clear, so it’s sometimes easier to appear transparent when you’re actually not. But when we have an administration that is opaque … Continue reading Editor’s Desk: Opaque Administration

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FDU Food Services: Separate and Unequal

By Theresa King Managing Editor (TEANECK) – Although Metro students pay the same as Florham students for each of the three available unlimited meal plans from Gourmet Dining, they have far fewer choices and fewer hours of operation in which to enjoy them – even though they outnumber the students at Florham by more than two to one. Metro students have three dining outlets: The … Continue reading FDU Food Services: Separate and Unequal

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Metro Campus in Need of Music Program

By Dustin Niles Layout & Design Editor In the University of Dayton Arena last spring, two NCAA playoff basketball teams clashed on the court: Fairleigh Dickinson University and Florida Gulf Coast University (“FGCU”). As the teams battled on the court, there was also a battle happening off the court. Behind the basket, the FGCU pep band raised their instruments, took a breath and blew the … Continue reading Metro Campus in Need of Music Program

Editor’s Desk: Where is Our Tuition Going?

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Chief For a school that is so expensive – easily $50,000 a year when accounting for tuition, room and board, and a meal plan – it is sometimes really difficult to see where our money is going (even if a lot of students are attending FDU on financial aid or scholarships). From the outside, it looks like our campus is falling apart. … Continue reading Editor’s Desk: Where is Our Tuition Going?

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Student Struck on River Road

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Chief (TEANECK) – A graduate computer engineering student was struck by a car on Jan. 25 in the same River Road crosswalk that claimed the life of recent FDU graduate Weiqi Wang on Nov. 21. Daniel Clarke, an editor for The Equinox, was in the crosswalk on his bicycle on his way to his on-campus job in the Grants and Sponsored Projects Office … Continue reading Student Struck on River Road

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Editor’s Desk – Campus Sexual Assaults Nobody Knew About

By Melanie Perez Editor-in-Cheif Did you know that there were three reported rapes on campus between January and December 2015? All three occurred on-campus in the residence halls. There were also two reported cases of domestic violence on campus – one in a residence hall and one elsewhere on campus. How did I find out?  The same way everybody else on campus was “told” about … Continue reading Editor’s Desk – Campus Sexual Assaults Nobody Knew About

Student Arrested for Child Pornography

By Equinox Staff An elementary school substitute teacher who is finishing his last couple classes at FDU, was arrested on Nov. 29 for possessing and distributing videos depicting prepubescent and pubescent girls, according an article in CBS New York. Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said that Zachary Smith, 24, had been under investigation for over a month, and charged him with endangering the welfare … Continue reading Student Arrested for Child Pornography

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Metro Residence Hall Rapes Revealed

By Theresa King Managing Editor (TEANECK) – The annual campus security report, released in an email from Dean of Students Michelle McCroy-Heins on Oct. 10, contains some disturbing statistics. Three FDU students were raped in Metro residence halls in 2015. A federal law called the Clery Act mandates that colleges and universities make information about campus crime available to the public. The link in Dean … Continue reading Metro Residence Hall Rapes Revealed

Coach McKay Sees Bright Future for Knights

By MARK LINDSLEY Staff Writer (TEANECK) – With only one win in 14 conference games, the Knights’ season is almost guaranteed to end on May 20, when they play their last regular season game against LIU Brooklyn. But losing is the last thing on the minds of the players. “I just feel like this team really has a special bond,” said graduate student and pitcher … Continue reading Coach McKay Sees Bright Future for Knights

‘Truth or Dare’: Horror or Hype?

By MAYA PAGE Staff Writer Blumhouse’s “Truth or Dare” was released on April 13 from the producers of “Get Out,” “Split” and “Happy Death Day.” Expectations for the film were high after the indie production company, since Blumhouse had brought thriller hits to theaters before. “Truth or Dare” is far from a horror movie. There are a handful of suspenseful moments, but it is definitely … Continue reading ‘Truth or Dare’: Horror or Hype?

Cardi B – From Rags to Riches

By ADMIR DURAKOVIC Staff Writer Belcalis Almanzar, also known as Cardi B, has followed her meteoric single “Bodak Yellow” with her debut studio album “Invasion of Privacy.” Cardi B had released three mixtapes before signing with Atlantic Records in February 2017. “Bodak Yellow” was the first single Cardi released after signing for Atlantic, and with it she became the fifth female rapper ever to lead … Continue reading Cardi B – From Rags to Riches

University Players Get ‘Tartuffifized’

By MARK LINDSLEY Staff Writer The University Players were finally able to perform the play “Tartuffe” from April 19 through April 22. It was a moment that the play’s director, Athos Vardouniotis, had been looking forward to. “We had this show in mind for a while now,” Vardouniotis said, “but the plays are chosen based on who comes in to audition. When I saw who … Continue reading University Players Get ‘Tartuffifized’