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Letter from the Editor

It’s that time again

Registration time. Whether you’re waking up at 7 a.m. to add a class online, in the registrar’s office getting a hold removed or waiting in your dean’s office to get on a list for approval, signing up for classes has become quite a process.

And you may have noticed, the list of available summer classes got a little bit shorter this summer.


According to FAU President Frank Brogan’s Budget Q&A, posted last month, university must plan to slice nearly $8 million from its budget before July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.

Concerned that summer classes, scholarships and campus safety might be affected by the possible state budget cuts, 13 FAU students held an informational rally on Feb. 28, tagged “Save Our School.” Nearly 300 students, faculty and legislators showed up to discuss the impending budget cuts at Boca campus’s Free Speech Lawn.

And on April 15, the students plan to do it again.

This time it’s at Boca’s Tradition’s Plaza and set up to be a townhall meeting.

Organizers say their plan is to follow up on everything discussed at the rally and make sure FAU administers and state legislatures know the students are serious.

The townhall meeting is open to the public, and all students, faculty and staff and invited to come voice opinions on this issue. The meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15 at Traditions Plaza, in front of the Boca campus bookstore.

If you have questioned you want answered, e-mail them to [email protected].

Three things I learned this week

Some students are pretty damn coolFAU’s 5th Annual Relay for Life is this Friday and the committee who put together the entire 16-hour event are all students. In fact, all of this year’s committee are students whose lives have been touched by the cancer. The event helps to bring awareness to and raise money for cancer patients and their families. (See Sixteen-Hour Sleepover in the current issue)

Your new student body vice president likes JourneyDuring an interview about the new SG president, newly elected Student Body Vice President Edward Fulton told one of our staff writers he loves the band Journey. Apparently his love for Journey helps him stay laid back and easy-going. In fact, Fulton also said he enjoys gardening. Fulton and President-elect Abe Cohen promise to have an open door policy while in office next semesters. (See Out with the Old-In with the New in the current issue)

Good people are hard to findBecause of the professional experience you get while working at a student newspaper, our art director (the person who’s in charge of making sure the paper looks pretty) landed a job in the real world. Starting this week, she’s moving on to be the art director the Teen Link, the Sun-Sentinel’s teen publication. While she leaves behind a group of talented graphic designers, she will be missed.

Interested in joining our art team? We’ve got a fill spots to fill. The pays not great but the experience is. And hey, we’re fun to work with. Shoot me an e-mail if you’re interested.

Any questions or comments? As always, just holler. E-mail me at [email protected]

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