Two Days and 103 New Florida Bills Passed

Two Days and 103 New Florida Bills Passed

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
June 30, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

overnor Rick Scott passed 55 bills on June 10 and 48 more bills on June 11, for a total of 103 new laws. These bills were all voted on and passed in the House of Representatives and the Senate, later to be signed by Scott. They will all take effect... Read more »

FAU’s 2015-16 Operating Budget is approved

FAU’s 2015-16 Operating Budget is approved

Ha'ani Sumerix, Contributing Writer
June 29, 2015
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Correction: In a previous version of this story, it was reported that the Student Government budget was comprised solely of funding from income raised through activities and services. Although some of the budget is made up from revenues, the majority is funded through... Read more »

Bills to support Boca Raton student organizations go missing in the house

Gregory Cox, Managing Editor
June 26, 2015
Filed under Blog, Blog, Owl Eyes on SG

According to a Boca Raton House of Representatives meeting held June 19, a number of approved bills are missing or have not been processed from the previous semester. The bills, which passed through the house, were intended to improve some aspects of student life, but physical copies with signatures... Read more »

Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide

Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage nationwide

Emily Creighton, Features Editor
June 26, 2015
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fter years of fighting for equality,... Read more »

Oxley Center is victim of repeated theft

Oxley Center is victim of repeated theft

Wesley Wright, Editor in Chief
June 25, 2015
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Update 6/26: Lowe says in an email to the UP that the thefts took place during a camp, and that the most common items stolen were iPhones. Update 6/26 #2: There was another petit theft reported at the... Read more »

Confirmed, Lot Five will remain 2015 tailgate location

Confirmed, Lot Five will remain 2015 tailgate location

Gregory Cox, Contributing Writer
June 23, 2015
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he tailgating location for the 2015-2016 football season will remain in Lot Five. Student Body President Kathryn Edmunds explained in a Boca Raton House of Representatives meeting on June 12 that this location,... Read more »

Flesh-eating bacteria affects Broward county beaches

Flesh-eating bacteria affects Broward county beaches

Emily Creighton, Features Editor
June 15, 2015
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s summer continues, Florida beachgoers are not the only ones infesting the water; state health officials have warned residents of a rare flesh-eating bacteria found in seawater. So far this year, the Vibrio vulnificus... Read more »

Prepare for the worst, expect the best this hurricane season

Prepare for the worst, expect the best this hurricane season

Ha’ani Sumerix, Contributing Writer
June 9, 2015
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Hurricane season has begun, and won’t ease up until the end of November, but there will be no need to start looking for alternative tanning solutions just yet. This year’s hurricane season is expected to be mild. The National Oceanic... Read more »

Rat’s Mouth Moving to Lot 5 Despite Petition

Rat’s Mouth Moving to Lot 5 Despite Petition

Ha'ani Sumerix, Contributing Writer
June 5, 2015
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Correction: Azita Dashtaki Dotiwala was previously reported as the associate vice president for facilities. Her title is campus planner for facilities management. AU’s student government and athletic department... Read more »

UPDATE: Third Time’s A Charm? Second Attempt at Recreational Marijuana Bill Dies in House

UPDATE: Third Time’s A Charm? Second Attempt at Recreational Marijuana Bill Dies in House

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
May 30, 2015
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Florida Senator Dwight... 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... Read more »

UPDATE: Campus Carry bill did not pass through Florida House of Representatives

UPDATE: Campus Carry bill did not pass through Florida House of Representatives

Gregory Cox, Contributing Writer
May 23, 2015
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Update 5/23: The bill that made its way through the Florida house of representatives, to allow concealed weapons on campus, has died. It was passed through the higher education and workforce subcommittee, the judiciary committee,... Read more »