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Equinox Staffers Win NH Press Association Awards

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The Student Voice of Keene State College

Several Equinox staffers won awards in the NH Press Association’s collegiate division for their excellent writing and photography.

Writers Julie Conlon and Zach Winn took first place for their May 1, 2014, coverage of the alleged sexual harassment by Eugene “Gino” Vallente—Conlon, for her work on “Admin Urged to Provide Students Prompt, Sustained Response”, and Winn for “Lack of Action Enabled Stalking.”

Karina Barriga Albring took third place for her November 7, 2013, story on the Red Sox riots: “Robinson Addresses Misbehavior During Red Sox Celebration”.

Third place for the best sports story went to Diana Pimer for her “Athletes Face Strict Penalties for Alcohol Violations”, which appeared on February 13, 2014.

Brian Cantore won third place for best news photo, and Brittany Murphy won first and second place for best commentary for her pieces, “Got Drones?  Let Us Know.” (Oct. 10, 2013) and “Investigation Must Lead to Future Prevention,”, which appeared in the May 1, 2014 issue.

These students are gaining the kind of professional experience that will serve them well as they go off into their careers, and these well deserved awards will shine on their resumes. “Julio Del Sesto (assistant professor of Journalism) and I are very proud because these students produced hard, breaking news under the most difficult circumstances,” said Rodger Martin, lecturer in Journalism. Martin and Del Sesto are faculty advisors to The Equinox.

The NH Press Association will announce its George Greer Award for overall excellence at the association’s banquet on Dec. 5, so stay tuned to see if The Equinox takes home that prestigious award.

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