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A new motto for the next generation

Photo by Charles Pratt

The Student Union on the Boca campus is looking for a slogan. Whoever comes up with the best slogan will win a $25 gift card to any food spot on campus. If you wish to partake in this competition, you must email your slogans to [email protected] by Friday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.

Here at the UP, we came up with a handful of slogans ourselves and crunched them down into what we think are our Top 5. In coming up with a catchy new motto, we tried to stay as close to reality as possible. I’d argue that things aren’t perfect in the good ol’ Student Union, so why not have a slogan that’s accurate?

Here are the UP’s Top 5 new slogans for the Boca campus Student Union:

5. “The Student Union: It’s not bad.”

Simple, to the point, and the basic summary of an experience at the SU. It’s a nice place to hangout in between classes. More importantly, there is air conditioning which is really all we care about when the temperature outside feels like a walk on the surface of the sun.

4. “Well, at least Outtakes isn’t overpriced.”

If you didn’t catch it, this is called sarcasm. Outtakes is great for a quick snack or a meal on-the-go, but you’ll end up paying more money that you should. $4 is a little high for two pieces of bread and some turkey, no? Did you know that a can of soda from the vending machine on the second floor is only 75 cents? You’re welcome.

3. “Where parking is a pleasure…on Sundays.”

If you want to go to the SU but don’t want to park too far away — you will anyway. There have been times I’ve driven around the parking lot for 30 minutes with no luck. I understand the lot is prime parking (all the ladies want to see the men of the UP, clearly), but it’d be nice if there was empty space.

2. “The Center of Campus Life on the corner of campus.”

A Student Union is meant to be the center of campus life on all colleges. Which is odd, because FAU’s SU isn’t on the center of campus. It’s a nit-picky thing to notice, but for all you anal retentive people out there, this must be utter torture.

1. “It’s open 60% of the time, all the time.”

SU should be be open all the time for students. But, the building closes at 11 p.m. The entire first floor of the building is essentially a recreation center. Apparently student’s don’t need rec time after 11 p.m. Here at the UP, we’ve had our share of all-nighters in the newsroom, but we have to get special permission to be in there. Which isn’t fair. We’re not that much more special than you.

Update (9/21, 11:35 a.m.): Correction to e-mail address in story.

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    JamesSep 21, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    How about “We desperately need to build a new one because this one is small and lame.”

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    Lauren AdamoSep 20, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    If you would like to participate in the Slogan Contest…please email [email protected], NOT the email listed above.

    Thank you!