Credit surcharge seems to have minimal effect on graduation rates

Credit surcharge seems to have minimal effect on graduation rates

Ha’ani Sumerix, Contributing Writer
April 25, 2015
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ix years after Florida statute 1009.286, known as the excess surcharge statute, was implemented into Florida Atlantic University’s education system, graduation rates are still below average. The statute was implemented by the Florida legislature... Read more »

Student Government is to rework the constitution this summer

Student Government is to rework the constitution this summer

Gregory Cox, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2015
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Student Government is looking to rework their entire constitution and the 12 chapters of statutes that outline how Florida Atlantic University Student Government should operate. For the first time since 2013, Student Government has... Read more »

FAU Swimming & Diving considering other conferences

FAU Swimming & Diving considering other conferences

Emily Creighton, Features Editor
April 15, 2015
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n light of the recent controversy surrounding the Western Kentucky University Swimming and Diving Team,... Read more »

Greek Housing vs. Nature Preserve: What Will Prevail?

Greek Housing vs. Nature Preserve: What Will Prevail?

Gregory Cox, Contributing Writer
April 8, 2015
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Greek life could be getting on campus housing in the near future, but it could be at the expense of FAU’s nature preserve. The Boca Raton House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday, April 3 that supports the construction of Greek Housing on lot five, located just north of the FAU football... Read more »

Florida takes another shot at a recreational marijuana bill

Florida takes another shot at a recreational marijuana bill

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
March 31, 2015
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Florida Senator Dwight... Read more »

Cocked, loaded and ready for campus

Cocked, loaded and ready for campus

Gregory Cox, Contributing Writer
March 30, 2015
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ome July 1, don’t be surprised if you notice a gun tucked in the waistline of your classmate’s pants. Soon, people with a concealed weapons permit may be allowed to carry  weapons on to college and university... Read more »

Florida Board of Governors Appoints Dennis as Trustee

Florida Board of Governors Appoints Dennis as Trustee

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
March 24, 2015
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he Board of Trustees at Florida Atlantic University will be welcoming members back this year, and saying goodbye to others. The BOT is a 13-member organization in charge of making money-related decisions for the... Read more »

Homosexual incest is legal in Florida, “sexual intercourse” faces new definition

Homosexual incest is legal in Florida, “sexual intercourse” faces new definition

Reimy Benitez, Asst Copy Desk Chief
March 24, 2015
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hile perusing through all the acts punishable by Sunshine State laws, it’s worth taking a look at section... Read more »

University slated for increased funding after academic improvement

University slated for increased funding after academic improvement

Bibi Patel, Contributing Writer
March 22, 2015
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Millions of dollars may be looming in FAU’s horizon. The university improved by 13 points on the Board of Governors’ performance-funding model, going from last place out of 11 public universities to tied for sixth. Universities that demonstrate excellence and improvement share money allocated... Read more »

Black student organizations participate in “Die-in” demonstration on Free Speech lawn

Black student organizations participate in “Die-in” demonstration on Free Speech lawn

Ryan Lynch, Contributing Writer
March 19, 2015
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Bodies lay strewn about on the Free Speech Lawn yesterday around noon, outlined in chalk and surrounded by messages like #blacklivesmatter and #justice. Onlookers walked by with curious looks, and many stopped to take pictures or videos. Members... Read more »

Bench unveiled in honor of deceased former Student Government chief justice

Bench unveiled in honor of deceased former Student Government chief justice

Gregory Cox, Staff Writer
March 17, 2015
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fter a long battle with Crohn’s disease, Jason Blinder passed away on June 15, 2013 at the age of 29, but not without leaving a lasting memory. Blinder was a chief justice within Student Government in 2006-2007. “He... Read more »

Opinion: Two cars broken into in FAU parking lot

Opinion: Two cars broken into in FAU parking lot

Reimy Benitez, Assistant Copy Desk Chief
March 12, 2015
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Waking up to a half-open car door with all of your personal belongings and vehicle registration information scattered on the floorboard is perhaps not the recommended way to start your morning, but two University Village Apartment residents had no choice but to embrace this reality today, one of them... Read more »