UNIVERSITY PRESS

A guide to your rights when dealing with campus police officers

Austen Erblat

September 24, 2013

DISCLAIMER: While this page contains a discussion of general legal principles and specific laws, it is neither intended to be given as legal advice nor as the practice of law and should not be relied upon by readers as such.   Miranda Rights Right to Remain Silent: When officers read you your Miranda Rights — which they are requi...

Top 15 dumbest crimes committed at FAU

Austen Erblat

September 24, 2013

15. [11-1035] Subject was stopped for driving a privately owned golf cart on campus overloaded with subjects and all subjects were drinking beer and going through the lots during tailgating activities. [10/15/11 Boca Campus, Football Arena] 14. [10-0872] Vehicle backed into right side of FAU Police patrol vehicle. [9/14/10 Boca Campus, Lot 6] 13. [10-...

Meet the FAU Legislative Election Candidates

Christopher Massana

September 22, 2013

FAU's Student Government is holding its annual legislative elections on Tuesday Sept. 24 and Wednesday Sept. 25. Students can vote in the elections by logging into their MyFAU accounts or by visiting one of three on-campus polling stations on the Boca campus (located in the Library, in the Centre Marketplace and on the Breezeway). The UP reached out...

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

Dylan Bouscher

September 19, 2013

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 rehearsal room in the College of Arts and Letters that led t...

Q&A with Brittany Oldehoff, Miss Florida who attended FAU

Sarah Pruzansky

September 6, 2013

Crying, with a huge smile on her face, Miss Florida waves to the crowd. Brittany Oldehoff, who was crowned on July 13, was supposed to be a model — not a pageant queen. But, she says both careers were accidents. Starting as a ‘tween,’ skinny and nowhere near the skyscraping height she stands today, Oldehoff began taking modeling classes. “My mom put me into Joh...

FAU pays its student leaders, but charges them for mandatory leadership classes

Austen Erblat

September 5, 2013

This is an updated version of this story. Jaclyn Broudy has led the Student Government House of Representatives on the Boca campus for over a year. Now, administration thinks the seasoned Boca House Speaker needs a one-credit class to keep her job and learn what leadership really means. But Broudy is not the only person being required to take ...

FAU’s coaches go to great lengths to restock the team with talent every year

Zack Kelberman

August 29, 2013

Each year, FAU reloads its roster with new talent and fresh faces, securing a plethora of incoming players from the high school ranks. But before the Owls’ latest additions take the field to begin running, throwing, catching and tackling, the several month-long recruiting process must first be endured. This process, headed by recruiting coordinator...

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

Zack Kelberman

August 28, 2013

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 football is set to begin its 13th season –– first...

The UP staff and senior SG leaders offer down-to-earth advice to new students.

Christopher Massana

August 20, 2013

Life as a new university student can be confusing –– new classes, new faces, new teachers, an unfamiliar environment, and where the hell do you go to get something to eat? Need a little help? Never fear, the UP is here, along with a Student Government officer or two. Together, they’re offering some of their best advice to you, the new reader. En...

Areas on the Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter campuses to relax and socialize

Sarah Pruzansky

August 20, 2013

While you wander your new home, you might see students studying in Starbucks, or laughing with friends at a table surrounded by trees. You may wonder where the best places are on campus to hang out. Here’s a look at the hotspots on the Boca Raton, Davie, and Jupiter campuses. [divider type="thin"] Boca Hot Spot: Student Union The Student Union is a gre...

A Letter to New FAU Students

Christopher Massana

August 20, 2013

So, you’ve come here, to college, and in doing so, one thing is apparent: you’re not in Smallville anymore. Maybe you’re alone, maybe you’re confused, maybe (like I was, once upon a time) you’re scared of what happens next. It’s normal to feel lost, but don’t let that get you down, there’s always someone or something that can give yo...

Five cool clubs at FAU for new students to join

Sarah Pruzansky and Joey Weisler

August 20, 2013

As a fledgeling Owl, you could do one of two things - sit around in your room wondering what college life is supposed to be like or go out and live it. If you get involved in a club, you could have the time of your life learning martial arts, practicing your techniques for the zombie apocalypse with the latest video game or running around on ice cha...