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Cheap Music

Nick Harrison

August 30, 2011

FAU students can now see bands like Social Distortion and Dashboard Confessional without having to pay. Owl Radio is giving away free tickets to concerts and shows every week for the remainder of the fall semester. To win tickets, students only have to call into the radio station during the shows listed at owlradio.fau.edu. Tickets to at least two...

Funkier Buddha

Nick Harrison

August 30, 2011

What is the only place in the world where you can try an Espresso Aged Piti Porter? The Funky Buddha Lounge & Brewery in Boca, where this and several other beer types are now brewed on site. "The Buddha," as it's commonly referred to, carries brews not found anywhere else in Boca, including imported beers that can be purchased only at certain...

Ludacrisly late

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Freakers Ball 2010 kicked off on a slow note, getting passive reactions from the crowd as several opening acts desperately tried to delay the fact that the main event, Ludacris, was very late. Ludacris flew into Boca Raton on a private jet that arrived two hours late of his 9 p.m. scheduled appearance. But when he did show up, the crowd went wild. "Despite...

It’s movie time

Jacqueline Skevin

August 30, 2011

Although opening night is still days away, more than 200 students have RSVP'd to attend the grand opening of Living Room Theaters on the Boca campus on Nov. 19. Living Room Theaters is an independent theater company that claims to revamp the movie-going experience with a multiplex that boasts "large, comfortable seating, cheap tickets and in-house...

Punked up

Kristin L. McGlothlin

August 30, 2011

The current art exhibition at the Schmidt Gallery contains not only art, but performing punk bands and videos. The exhibit, Raymond Pettibon: The Punk Years, 1978-1986, opened Nov. 13 on the Boca campus. The exhibit features graphic artwork from international artist Raymond Pettibon, who was inspired by underground comics, Mad Magazine, children's...

Pass the mic

Kisha Demontagnac

August 30, 2011

While some are like clubs and others look like grungy basements, they all have one thing in common: an open mic. Regardless of the setup, many aren't aware of the diversity in styles and formats that define different open mics. And while most college students know about regular South Florida entertainment like movies, clubs or parties, the growing...

Dancing greeks

Dancing greeks

August 30, 2011

Black and Latino fraternities and sororities will be dancing in the Barry Kaye Auditorium this Wednesday at 6 p.m. The...

Holiday head bang

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

The crowd was extremely energetic throughout an entire show that ended with Attack Attack! singer Caleb Shomo calling for the "largest chicken fight South Florida has ever seen." Attack Attack!, Emmure, Pierce The Veil, In Fear and Faith, and Of Mice & Men teamed up for a mega scream-o tour that made its way to South Florida. On Tuesday, Dec....

Gamer’s paradise

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

This past year was a big deal in the world of video games. Whether you are a hardcore gamer, a casual on the go gamer, or anything in between, there was plenty of merchandise to keep you busy.   If you love video games, then 2010 was a big year for you. Titles such as Halo Reach, Starcraft 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops were some of the most...

Winter wear

Megan Kiziah

August 30, 2011

It's time for us to trade in the flip-flops for boots and the shorts for leggings. So where do you go to find a hot winter wardrobe when you just spent your last dime on those ratty textbooks? The only thing worse than starting the new year with last year's fashion is starting it broke from breaking the bank on a new wardrobe. But let's be honest...

You almost pulled it off

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

You know those edge-of-your-seat moments in movies when the hero is about to bite the bullet? Or when the crazy villain is moments away from pulling off his master plan? Those plans never quite work out. The hero ends up thwarting the villain, unless he shows up in a sequel where the entire process will repeat itself. To pay homage to the hard...

Scavenger hunt

Liz Dzuro

August 30, 2011

The Boca campus is full of some strange stuff. So if you've got a bit of time to kill, here's a little activity that will fill your break time with something interesting and educational. And it's all right here on campus. 1. House?: On the first floor of Fleming Hall is a random house replica. It has no info about what the heck it is or what it's ...