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Exposing the darkness: discussing the genocide in Iraq and Syria

Exposing the darkness: discussing the genocide in Iraq and Syria

Joshua Stoughton, Contributing Writer
February 10, 2016
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An entire town being wiped off the map by ideologically driven extremists, an entire ethnicity being targeted for elimination, and Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin was there trying to prevent these types of things from happening.

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FAU, are you informed?

FAU, are you informed?

Staff Report
February 9, 2016
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The University Press’ weekly news quiz to catch up on what’s going on around campus, the nation and the world.

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An aspirin a day can keep a heart attack at bay

An aspirin a day can keep a heart attack at bay

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
February 7, 2016
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Through six large-scale randomized trials with a total of 90,000 participants, Charles Hennekens was the first to discover the benefits of aspirin therapy for the treatment and prevention of heart attacks and strokes. Senior academic advisor to the dean of FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Hennekens is ranked No. 81 on Science Heroes’ Most Saved Lives list for saving over 1 million lives with his research on aspirin therapy for heart disease. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a prescription-based aspirin to be taken once a day for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease September 2015, currently available in pharmacies.

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Students accepted into FAU are stopping before they even start

Students accepted into FAU are stopping before they even start

Amanda Hicks, Contributing writer
February 4, 2016
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Making friends during your college tour at Florida Atlantic might not be the best idea as fewer than 1 in 3 students accepted into the university actually choose to enroll. According to a U.S. News & World Report list , only 25 out of 265 public universities examined could claim that more than half the students they accepted chose to enroll. FAU only had 31 percent of their admitted students enroll, ending up with one of the lower percentages on the list.

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Student organizations to lose money next year

Student organizations to lose money next year

Gregory Cox, Managing Editor
February 1, 2016
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With fewer students planned to be enrolled next year, more student organizations need to cut their budgets. See what recommendations the University Budget Appropriations Committee made.

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Weak ceiling tile falls three stories onto student’s head

Weak ceiling tile falls three stories onto student’s head

Andrew Fraieli, Opinions Editor
January 28, 2016
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At about 12:20 p.m. Thursday afternoon, a weak ceiling tile fell on a student’s head as he was standing in the College of Business lobby.

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Dangerous weather looms but classes are still in session

Dangerous weather looms but classes are still in session

Patrick Martin and Ryan Lynch
January 27, 2016
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Dark clouds hover over the Florida Atlantic campus, cautioning students to be weary. Commuters to the school are stuck in hours-long traffic and the possibility of a tornado is imminent, but classes still aren’t cancelled. The emergency management system issues warnings to stay inside on the first floor, but the alerts usually don’t come in time and the danger of being in bad weather is already present. Amanda Heinrich, junior psychology major, lives in Pompano. She commutes to the Boca Raton campus almost every day.

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Donor Marleen Forkas implicated in hiring of university employee

Donor Marleen Forkas implicated in hiring of university employee

Wesley Wright, Business Manager
January 26, 2016
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A university donor helped her friend get a six-figure salary job at Florida Atlantic University. An alumnus says there is a conflict at hand, an expert says she can’t use her influence.

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A letter by College Democrats

A letter by College Democrats

Catherine Theriault, College Democrats Representative
January 19, 2016
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For most college students, the 2016 presidential election will be their first time ever casting their vote. Students will make their decisions based on the candidates, their stance on issues and likely the political affiliation of the candidate.

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A letter by College Republicans

A letter by College Republicans

Zachary Pastor, College Republicans Representative
January 19, 2016
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In 2016, we will be electing a new President of The United States. This President will be inheriting a lot of problems: ISIS, rebuilding our military, a fragile economy and the very real threat of nuclear terrorism from Iran.

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