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Football: Owls lose 1st on-campus Shula Bowl 34-24 to FIU in lightning-delayed game

Zack Kelberman

November 17, 2012

Before the season, senior David Hinds promised the Owls would recapture the Shula Bowl trophy. Hindsight wasn’t 20/20. For the second straight season, the Owls have lost to FIU and failed to form a winning streak. In a nationally televised home game that featured just about everything — including the Owls’ heartbreaking nature – FAU...

Football Preview: Owls to take down rival FIU for first winning streak since 2010

Zack Kelberman

November 15, 2012

Who: FAU vs. FIU When: Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Where: FAU Football Stadium TV: ESPNU Radio: ESPN 760 Prediction: FAU 28-17 Friday night marks a special occasion for the Owls (3-7). They’ll be matching up with their conference and in-state rivals, the Florida International University Panthers (2-8), for perhaps the final time, under...

Men’s basketball: Owls drop second game of Maui Invitational with 78-58 loss to Mississippi State

Zack Kelberman

November 14, 2012

Despite a 24-point loss to the Tar Heels in the opening round of the Maui Invitational, the Owls hit the hardwood on Tuesday night against the Mississippi State Bulldogs (whom they defeated in 2010 and lost by single digits to last season) knowing an upset was possible. However, thanks to a staggering amount of mental errors and undisciplined...

After tearing her ACL last year, senior Breana Turner returns to the Lady Owls, ready to bounce back

Michelle Simon

November 13, 2012

A normal practice session last season turned into a nightmare for fifth year Owls point forward Breana Turner. Nine months later, she stands in line at Dunkin’ Donuts to order glazed Munchkins, recalling the agonizing moments that led to a painful knee injury that sidelined her for the entire season. Early into the eighth practice session, Turner t...

FAU hosting Florida Geek Fest

Annalise Wershoven

November 13, 2012

Cheers, whistles and yells erupt from the crowd as Tony Stark steps onto the red carpet. Flashbulbs light up as he waves to FAU students. Then, Batman silently strides into the Grand Palm Room. An army of clone troopers parts as Darth Vader himself steps menacingly forward. Students will see this and more at Florida Geek Fest, FAU’s first co...

A history of video games visits close to home for FAU students

Maddy Mesa

November 13, 2012

Walking into The Art of Video Games exhibit at the Boca Raton Museum of Art, you are greeted with video game footage on a loop spanning a 40-year history. Turn the corner and the adventure begins with 20 game consoles representing the history that is video games. There’s everything from old school Atari VCS games to the latest PlayStation...

Former FAU campus in Port St. Lucie to be leased to Indian River State College

Dylan Bouscher

November 13, 2012

Raising tuition is one way to deal with budget cuts — renting out campuses is another. When FAU absorbed a $24.7 million budget cut over the summer, administrators suspended two campuses and raised tuition 15 percent — the maximum percentage allowed — to deal with the cuts. The former Treasure Coast campus, located in Port St. Lucie, was aband...

Students say their complaints about cellphone reception still aren’t being addressed

Lore Khazem and Lulu Ramadan

November 13, 2012

It was Tuesday, Oct. 9 when Ian Dunne was sitting in the lobby at Innovation Village Apartments (IVA) South on his cellphone, frustrated by the lack of reception. “I’ve been dealing with this issue for two years now,” Dunne said. “It’s 2012, everybody needs their cellphones.” As Boca Raton House of Representatives parliamentarian,...

FAU’s faculty rip President Saunders and higher-ups in annual survey

Ryan Cortes and Dylan Bouscher

November 13, 2012

Some FAU faculty changed their mind on President Mary Jane Saunders in the span of just one year. Every year, FAU’s faculty union, a chapter of the United Faculty of Florida (UFF), doles out a survey — granting anonymity — for its faculty to leave comments on higher-ups at the university, including Saunders. Last year, 23 percent of those who pa...

FAU puts on theatre performance for Veteran’s Day

Natasha Yvette Lucas

November 12, 2012

Eight twenty-something year old FAU students shared their most memorable experiences about the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. Last Sunday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. in the University Theatre, FAU put on With Their Voices Raised, a play written by FAU student Kate Morris. The play had four men and women on stage sitting on stools, dressed in all black, telling ...

Review: FAU’s production of “Summer and Smoke”

Sarah Pruzansky

November 12, 2012

Elizabeth Price, a grad student studying theater, awaited her moment of vulnerability in front of a crowd of strangers backstage last Saturday night. Nov. 10 was the second night FAU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presented Tennessee Williams’ “Summer and Smoke.” Price plays Alma Winemiller, a Mississippi minister’s moral yet distressed daughter wh...

Review: 3rd Annual Haitian Dance Troupe Competition exceeds last year’s goals

Shanci Robinson

November 11, 2012

The sound of bass pulsated through the Live Oak Pavilion as the doors opened at 7 p.m. on Saturday night and chairs filled for Konbit Kreyol’s 3rd Annual Haitian Dance Troupe Competition. Konbit Kreyol, a student organization that promotes Haitian culture, organized the competition. The club is not limited to the Haitian population — it...