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Owl Fest replaces annual Freaker’s Ball for spring concert event

Owl Fest replaces annual Freaker’s Ball for spring concert event

Joe Pye, Staff Writer
April 21, 2016
Filed under Archives

A man wearing an armored, black robotic suit and a helmet with multi-colored flashing lights danced on stilts as fog drifted over a large crowd waving dozens of glow sticks to the pulsing beat of the electronic dance music duo, GlowKids. The first ever Owl Fest was held behind the Student Union at the outdoor stage last night at 8 p.m. Program Board’s self-proclaimed “ultimate music experience” consisted of an EDM festival performed by the iExperia college invasion company. The concert was the first at Florida Atlantic to showcase pyrotechnics and fireworks during a musical event, according to Program Board Director Jacob Sherbondy. The event sold 2,000 tickets and lasted four hours.

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South Florida Spill cleans up from last year

South Florida Spill cleans up from last year

Emily Bloch, Editor in Chief
April 12, 2016
Filed under Archives, News, Top Stories

A man wearing an armored, black robotic suit and a helmet with multi-colored flashing lights danced on stilts as fog drifted over a large crowd waving dozens of glow sticks to the pulsing beat of the electronic dance music duo, GlowKids. The first ever Owl Fest was held behind the Student Union at the outdoor stage last night at 8 p.m. Program Board’s self-proclaimed “ultimate music experience” consisted of an EDM festival performed by the iExperia college invasion company. The concert was the first at Florida Atlantic to showcase pyrotechnics and fireworks during a musical event, according to Program Board Director Jacob Sherbondy. The event sold 2,000 tickets and lasted four hours.

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South Florida Spill gang rape case ‘no longer active’

South Florida Spill gang rape case ‘no longer active’

Emily Bloch, Editor in Chief
April 7, 2016
Filed under Archives, News, Top Stories

Just shy of a year since a Florida Atlantic student said she was gang raped at an underground party near campus, and days until the party is about to happen again, the Boca Raton Police Department have labeled the case as “no longer active.”

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Student arrested for putting girlfriend in choke hold

Student arrested for putting girlfriend in choke hold

Gregory Cox, Managing Editor
March 30, 2016
Filed under Archives, News, Top Stories

A Florida Atlantic student was arrested Monday night after he was accused of choking his girlfriend until she was unconscious, according to the arrest report.

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UPDATE: Hundreds of copies of the UP stolen and dumped

UPDATE: Hundreds of copies of the UP stolen and dumped

Emily Bloch, Editor in Chief
March 30, 2016
Filed under Archives, News, Top Stories

Copies of the University Press’ most recent issue were stolen, thrown into trash cans next to their bins and recovered — all within four hours after their distribution.

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Party where student was allegedly gang raped last year to happen again

Party where student was allegedly gang raped last year to happen again

Emily Bloch, Editor-in-Chief
March 29, 2016
Filed under Archives, News, Top Stories

An annual party where a student was allegedly gang raped is about to happen again, despite the case still being open. A UP investigation reveals fraternity ties.

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UN under-secretary general to speak at FAU

UN under-secretary general to speak at FAU

Brett Barnes, Contributing Writer
February 9, 2016
Filed under Archives, Features, Top Stories

Florida Atlantic University will host guest speaker U.N. Under Secretary-General Zainab Hawa Bangura in a free public lecture on “Sexual Violence in Conflict: The Moral Challenge of Our Time” on Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The talk is presented by FAU’s Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies and will take place on FAU’s Boca Raton campus in the Live Oak Pavilion of the Student Union. U.N. member Zainab Hawa Bangura was appointed special representative of the U.N. on sexual violence in conflict in 2012. Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2015, Bangura was previously the second female minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Sierra Leone, bringing over 20 years of experience to her current position.

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UP Best Of 2015

UP Best Of 2015

UP Staff
November 5, 2015
Filed under Archives, Features, Top Stories

With the year winding down, the UP could do our usual "Year In Review" issue — where we highlight the big stories we wrote this year. But that's boring. Instead, we want to hear from you. Where's your favorite place to grab coffee? What campus concert really had you excited to be an owl? Who's... Read more »

COLUMN: Burning Bridges — Engineering Students Steal Thousands Of UP Issues For Class Project

COLUMN: Burning Bridges — Engineering Students Steal Thousands Of UP Issues For Class Project

Emily Bloch, Editor-in-Chief
September 9, 2015
Filed under Archives, Commentary, News, Opinion, Top Stories

p and down FAU’s Breezeway, bins that should’ve been filled with hundreds of issues were stark empty a day after they hit stands. But Room 106 in the Engineering East building was stuffed with thousands of copies one day later. The UP’s football issue is one of our most popular papers of ... Read more »

“Florida G.I. Bill” revised to ease costs of education for veterans

“Florida G.I. Bill” revised to ease costs of education for veterans

Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writter
May 28, 2015
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A revision to a Florida bill that took effect May 21, 2015  helps out-of-state veterans afford a college education by automatically qualifying them for in-state tuition rates. To aid with making sure military veterans are able to receive an education, Florida Governor Rick Scott passed the Florida G.I. Bill in March 2014, which waives out-of-state tuition fees for military veterans. ... Read more »

Conference USA Salary Database

Wesley Wright, Editor in Chief
April 21, 2015
Filed under Archives, Sports

he 17 teams that comprise FAU Athletics compete in Conference USA, a 14-member group in the NCAA’s Division I, the highest level of intercollegiate athletics in the United States. The University Press has accrued coaches’ salaries for various sports within Conference USA. Volleyball, track & fie... Read more »

Botley overcomes injury to lead Owls in 68-50 win over Jacksonville

Botley overcomes injury to lead Owls in 68-50 win over Jacksonville

December 30, 2014
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The Florida Atlantic Owls (7-4, 0-0 in Conference USA) won against the Jacksonville University Dolphins 68-50 thanks to excellent play from their backcourt. Junior guard Solomon Poole provided scoring for the Owls with 14 points. He shot 3-of-5 from 3-point range and led all scorers with 19 points FAU... Read more »