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Kelly answers some questions, ignores others while live tweeting

Kelly answers some questions, ignores others while live tweeting

UP Staff Report
August 28, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

resident John Kelly took time out of his day to answer questions under the hashtag #KellyConvo. Questions and answers ranged from informative to outright ludicrous. The Twitter session lasted from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, with Kelly answering about 20 questions, starting with a question about the i... Read more »

Student Co-Publishes Article on Surgery she Underwent

Student Co-Publishes Article on Surgery she Underwent

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
August 25, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

ypically, students get their start in the classroom. But one student  started her undergraduate research on the operating table. Elizabeth Hopkins, a senior studying anthropology and neuroscience and behavior, elected to have a double mastectomy with reconstruction after discovering that she was a... Read more »

Annual Weeks of Welcome Foam Party cancelled

Annual Weeks of Welcome Foam Party cancelled

Erin Martin, Contributing Writer
August 19, 2015
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Florida Atlantic will no longer be hosting the annual Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Foam Party – an on-campus party that involved inflatable foam pits. Director of the Student Union Dan Johnson, who helps coordinate WOW, confirmed this, saying, “Our Weeks of Welcome offerings are ever changing as we look... Read more »

Opinion: Famous flag takes scrutiny, but for what?

Opinion: Famous flag takes scrutiny, but for what?

Patrick Martin, News Editor
August 18, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

major media outlet is backpedaling after publishing an opinion piece claiming a famous flag is racist. Rick Perlstein, a journalist and historian has come under fire this past week for his views on the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action flag. In his new scathing opinion piece published in Newsweek, he t... Read more »

The who’s who of FAU

The who’s who of FAU

Gregory Cox, Managing Editor
August 17, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 13 members All decisions that ultimately affect the school are put through the Board of Trustees. They’re responsible for “policy decisions appropriate to the university's mission, the implementation and maintenance of high-quality education programs, the measurement of per... Read more »

Free Ride Company Downtowner Services Boca Raton, but Not FAU

Free Ride Company Downtowner Services Boca Raton, but Not FAU

Sonni Ferraro, Contributing Writer
August 12, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

elcoming Downtowner to Boca Raton two months ago, residents now have access to a free, on-demand electric ride service previously available only in downtown Delray Beach. “It’s cheap, convenient, and gets to you quickly,” said Ryan Hoffman, a senior studying political science and user of the app... Read more »

Global warming is a serious issue for Hispanic voters, according to FAU Poll

Global warming is a serious issue for Hispanic voters, according to FAU Poll

Austin Lee, Contributing Writer
August 6, 2015
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lobal warming is a high priority issue for Hispanics in the upcoming 2016 presidential election, according to a recent survey conducted by FAU’s Business and Economics Polling Initiative. The study shows that 73 percent of the 500 Hispanics surveyed nationally view global warming as a “somewhat seri... Read more »

Former FAU student and fraternity member arrested and accused of enticing a minor

Former FAU student and fraternity member arrested and accused of enticing a minor

Gregory Cox and Emily Bloch
August 6, 2015
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A former Florida Atlantic student, and member of the Pasco County Sheriff's Office is in jail after showing up to meet a 15-year-old boy for sex in Davie, according to court documents. Matthew Bondi, 22, a former member of Pi Kappa Alpha was arrested Tuesday evening at a Davie Dunkin donuts and is... Read more »

New on-campus restaurant options to come after recent closings

New on-campus restaurant options to come after recent closings

Erin Martin, Contributing Writer
August 3, 2015
Filed under News, Top Stories

fter several on-campus restaurant closings within the last year, students have been left with less options and wondering what will be brought in next. JJ’s Red Hots, a New York style hot dog joint that was located in the Breezeway food court, shut down after just two semesters. At Parliament Hall, ... Read more »

FAU student, friend drift offshore while paddleboarding

FAU student, friend drift offshore while paddleboarding

Emily Creighton, Features Editor
July 27, 2015
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n Friday, three miles off the shore of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, 19-year-old Florida Atlantic student Natasha Noguera and her friend Haley Carpiniello were left stranded on paddleboards while stormy skies and strong winds closed in on them. “I couldn’t see the sand anymore,” recalled Noguera, a sophomore neuros... Read more »

Should the confederate flag be on public grounds? Students say no.

Should the confederate flag be on public grounds? Students say no.

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
July 16, 2015
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bout 2,000 vehicles adorned with confederate flags took part in a 17-mile Florida Southern Pride Ride in Ocala on July 12. Six gunshots rang out as the event came to an end. The ride was organized to support Marion County’s decision to reinstate the confederate flag on the McPherson Governmental Com... Read more »

Owl Eyes on SG: Broken statutes result in untracked bills

Owl Eyes on SG: Broken statutes result in untracked bills

Gregory Cox, Managing Editor
July 15, 2015
Filed under Blog, News, Owl Eyes on SG, Top Stories

n June 26, the University Press reported that the current Speaker of the House Robert Marriaga was conducting an investigation regarding the “misplacement” of an unknown number of bills passed by the Boca House of Representatives. To prevent things like this from happening, there are statutes tha... Read more »