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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 »

COLUMN: UP Editor Plagiarized by Boca Raton Tribune

COLUMN: UP Editor Plagiarized by Boca Raton Tribune

Emily Bloch, Managing Editor
May 22, 2015
Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

At FAU, if I get caught plagiarizing a paper, I’ll get an F. It would go on my transcript and on a repeat offense, I could get expelled. But if I do it at The Boca Raton Tribune, I’ll get a paycheck. Three weeks ago, I wrote this story about an alleged gang rape involving an FAU student. A week later, T... Read more »

Analysis: What you don’t already know about the candidates for FAU president

Lulu Ramadan
January 14, 2014
Filed under Commentary, News, Opinion, Top Stories

Three finalists — George LeMieux, John Kelly and Christopher Earley — were chosen Friday for the position of FAU president after personal interviews with the presidential search committee — the 15 people appointed to recommend the best candidate. After their recommendation, the Board of Trustees ... Read more »

OPINION: FAU’s football season won’t end with a bowl game, but fans should be encouraged nonetheless

Wesley Wright
December 4, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Football, Opinion, Sports

FAU sits on a 6-6 record after winning its fourth straight game, a 21-6 triumph over rival Florida International. The record is impressive — given that former head coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned in late October after two witnesses claimed the men used marijuana a... Read more »

COMMENTARY: “Working the polls with dismal student turnout”

James Lavia
September 28, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

Ah, Election Day, democracy at its finest. The polls officially opened on Sept. 24 for the fall 2013 Student Government legislative elections. Numerous FAU students were on the ballot, seeking positions in the Boca House of Representatives and Student Senate. I worked the polling station on the breezeway from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24. It was a Tuesday... Read more »

COMMENTARY: A special UP investigation finds FAU Police follows campus security laws, but could be more transparent about it

Dylan Bouscher
September 19, 2013
Filed under Archives, Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

September is National Safety month at FAU — what better time to inspect the force responsible for keeping you, the student, safe on this campus? Our investigation of the FAU Police Department didn’t really start this month, it started last November. There was an armed robbery of an iPad, in a piano rehe... Read more »

How another bowl-less season could still be considered a success for FAU in 2013

Zack Kelberman
August 28, 2013
Filed under Archives, Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

Pop quiz: What do the numbers 1,708, 244, and 40,922 all have common? By the time FAU takes the field on Aug. 30, those digits will represent the days, weeks, and hours since the program last competed in a bowl game. Nearly five years after quarterback Rusty Smith led them to a Motor City Bowl victory, FAU ... Read more »

Commentary: One hour at FAU Davie campus’ weekly Bootcamp

Mohamed Abdihakim
August 2, 2013
Filed under Archives, Commentary, Opinion, Sports

The assignment is straightforward enough: get through an hour of exercise bootcamp, survive, and write about it. FAU’s Student Wellness Center, where the class takes place every Tuesday from now until the end of the summer semester, is located on the Davie Campus, not 15 minutes away from where I live. Again, simple. Being that I am an FAU student, there is n... Read more »

Commentary: Less Than Jake adds to Student Government’s Mike Burdman’s brilliant master-plan.

Emily Bloch
August 2, 2013
Filed under Archives, Commentary, Features, Opinion

As Student Involvement and Leadership Coordinator Mike Burdman sits in his office, papers and pens lay scattered across his desk. To most people, this probably seems normal. But to me, those papers and pens should be replaced with a bunsen burner and some test tubes. And a lab coat should definitely g... Read more »

COMMENTARY: Why every FAU student needs to see The Big Lebowski at Living Room Theaters

Dylan Bouscher
June 17, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Top Stories

Eight-year-olds, fever dreams of bowling, nihilism, a nine-toed woman, a blathering millionaire, and a urine-washed rug await those going to see "The Big Lebowski," screening exclusively June 17 through June 20 at the Living Room Theaters on FAU’s Boca campus. The 1998 cult classic was directed by the Academy Award winning Coen Brothers. And if you’re ... Read more »

Maddy’s Movies: This is the end… no really, it’s the end. The summer’s funniest end-of-the-world movie

Maddy Mesa
June 14, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Features, Movies, Reviews, Top Stories

Wow. When they say “this is the end,” they really mean it. “This Is the End,” written and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen (“Pineapple Express” and “Super Bad”), is one hell of a movie. Seriously, it’s rapture time and all the good souls have already been brought up to h... Read more »

Commentary: Top five ways to celebrate Father’s Day

Emily Bloch
June 13, 2013
Filed under Commentary, Features, Opinion, Top Stories

It's almost here. The day we're supposed to prove to our dear old dads that we love them — and that we didn't just buy their card at Outtakes two seconds ago and sign it in the car. Father's Day is an art form, really — you want to plan something with an element of surprise, yet a guar... Read more »