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Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Photo courtesy of Madalynn Ralston.

Not everything is so magical in the Disney College Program

February 1, 2020

A student said the Disney College Program is supposed to enrich you in a culture and work experience, but being yelled at and called a racist by guests was not what she expected.

Spanish River Beach. Take some time to unwind at one of the nearby beaches this winter break. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

5 things to do in Boca during winter break

December 20, 2019

Winter break is here, which is a great excuse to unwind. If you’re on campus for the break, there are plenty of things to do if you want to take a mental health day.

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FAU introduces second mascot

December 13, 2019

From now on, Owlsley will have some company on the football field: a smaller owl mascot named Hoot.

Kelsey Moghadaspour, a graduate teaching assistant (GTA), is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. If she received healthcare from FAU as a GTA, she wouldn't have to fly to Seattle for treatment. Photo by Simone Stewart

FAU’s College of Arts and Letters graduate teaching assistants among the lowest paid in Florida

December 1, 2019

Arts & Letters graduate teaching assistants at FAU are paid the lowest stipend in the state, and they want their healthcare covered. But all they have from FAU is a promise, and a Fall 2020 deadline.

Resident assistants (RAs) at FAU are paid for 20 hours per week, but say they work many more than that, and their stipend doesn't reflect that. Melvin O'Neal, who worked as an RA at Fairfield Inn, said it was

Resident assistants say they work more hours than they’re paid for

November 27, 2019

FAU’s resident assistants are some of the best-paid RAs compared to other Florida universities. But some RAs say their compensation — $13 per hour for 20 hours a week — doesn’t actually cover the total time they work.

Redshirt Sophomore
safety Ahman Ross.
Photo by Alex Liscio.

Student-athletes say profiting from their name and image is ‘overdue’

November 22, 2019

One of the more debated topics in the world of collegiate athletics is if student-athletes should be able to profit off of their ...

(L-R) Dreezy, Ari Lennox, and Aminé peforming at OwlFest, Thursday night. Photography by Photo Editor Alex Liscio

Aminé and Ari Lennox headline OwlFest

October 18, 2019

Standing shoulder to shoulder, nearly a thousand voices belted out songs from Aminé, Ari Lennox, and Dreezy at Owlfest on Thursd...

Photo by Alex Liscio

‘They probably thought I was a criminal’: Baker Acted students say wearing handcuffs worsens their experience

October 15, 2019

Law enforcement agencies can involuntarily transport students to mental health treatment centers under a Florida law called the Baker Act. But when they use handcuffs to do so, which experts say is relatively standard, students say it makes their situation even worse.

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‘The job wasn’t worth it’: the stressful world of resident assistants

October 11, 2019

While being a resident assistant (RA) at FAU means you get an hourly pay on top half-priced housing, their workday never ends — and the stress has a powerful impact on their mental health.

Sebastian Riella. Riella is a football player who spoke up about mental health on Twitter, which spurred Athletics to launch different mental health awareness programs. Photo by Alex Liscio

FAU punter calls out mental health stigma for student athletes

October 4, 2019

FAU Athletics announced they're launching different mental health initiatives after Sebastian Riella, a football player, started raising awareness on Twitter.

Two programs at FAU to help students who experienced homelessness succeed at college

Two programs at FAU to help students who experienced homelessness succeed at college

September 30, 2019

Kimberly Dunn entered foster care when she was nine, but was only there for a short time. Today, she is the Executive Director o...

Brenda Tracy (left) and Jessica Luther (right). Tracy is an activist who speaks out against gendered violence in athletics and Luther is a journalist who covers sexual assault cases in athletics.

The NCAA lacks a policy disqualifying sexually violent players

September 1, 2019

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) doesn’t have a policy prohibiting athletes who commit sexual violence from playing. Experts and activists say the problem lies in the NCAA’s lack of clear cut rules regarding sexual misconduct.