FDU Objects to Controversial International Student Policy

By Jhoana T. Merino-Martinez News Editor  On Monday, July 6, the US Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced a new policy stating that international students cannot stay in the United States if the university they are enrolled in is keeping virtual instruction for the fall semester.  This leaves many international students with the option of either leaving the US or risk being deported. This … Continue reading FDU Objects to Controversial International Student Policy

Students at ‘Higher Risk’ Voice Concerns

By Nancy Sanchez-Diaz Entertainment Editor  Students with compromised immune systems are concerned about returning back to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “I have a weak immune system and I’m borderline asthmatic,” said Angelina Rosado, a rising junior studying English, via a text message to The Equinox.  Rosado said that going back to campus in uncertain times poses a huge risk to not just students with … Continue reading Students at ‘Higher Risk’ Voice Concerns

FDU Releases Plan for Fall 2020 Semester

By Naniyah McClain Member of Social Media Team and Staff Writer Since the start of the COVID-19 quarantine, FDU students have been eager to know how the university will reopen for the fall semester.  President Christopher Capuano sent an email Tuesday, July 7, titled “President’s Update – Preparing for Fall 2020 Semester,” in which he writes that the university is following guidance from the New … Continue reading FDU Releases Plan for Fall 2020 Semester

CDC Reports Practices to Reopen Campuses

By Sonal Tulsyani Staff Writer After COVID-19 caused campus closures, schools will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines when forming  plans for anticipated campus reopenings.  Episode 2 of The Equinox’s video discussion series “roundtables” was themed over evolving health and safety precautions, like those recommended by the CDC. FDU designated a task force to handle the administrative responsibilities associated with reopening … Continue reading CDC Reports Practices to Reopen Campuses

Pandemic, Clearance and the Pursuit of Shopping: The Reopening of New Jersey Malls

By Kenny Lo Student Lifestyle Editor Shopping malls are the quintessential Jersey locations to go to. There is something about malls that makes the people of New Jersey feel good. In a way, malls can be considered essential to the well-being of New Jersey residents. One can only imagine the effects of removing a piece of Jersey Americana away from its people, especially since it … Continue reading Pandemic, Clearance and the Pursuit of Shopping: The Reopening of New Jersey Malls