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Best of Delray

Liz Dzuro

August 30, 2011

The best beach, eats, and drinks of Delray BEACH A1A and Atlantic Ave Take any exit out of the Boca campus and head east. Make a left onto Federal Highway and head north. Go right onto Atlantic Avenue, head east and park anywhere. Top reasons it's the best: 1. The public beach covers a lot of area, so there is plenty of space to ...

Spring break

Liz Dzuro

August 30, 2011

If you're stuck at FAU as a campus resident, or you're a commuter student and broke during spring break, we've got some ideas on how to spend your free time. The UP has printed summer guides the past two years on places and activities in south Florida for students to get out and have fun while they're away from school. This time around we compiled...

Experience the Kultur

Allyn Farach

August 30, 2011

The Kultur festival, a weeklong celebration of Jewish culture involving such things as marriage documents known as ketubot, a children's play, and an orchestra displaying Klezmer music, took place last week at the Boca campus. The main event of the week was Klezmerology, performed by the Klezmer Company Orchestra and orchestrated by Aaron Kula, th...

Gallery: Video Games Live

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Why were you created?!

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

The sidekick: Always there to back up the lead character and provide comic relief when appropriate. Then there are the sidekicks who are just plain annoying, pointless and painful to watch. A bad sidekick can bring even the coolest badass lead character down. It's a sad truth that we the viewer have to suffer. You can almost guarantee any...

FAU’s Next Top Model?

Jordan Paryz

August 30, 2011

FAU student Mikaela Schipani has spent her time in college competing for the top grades in class. This year, however, she is about to compete in a totally different contest. Mikaela is one of 14 hopeful models vying for the title of America's Next Top Model during the show's 16th season. The UP got a chance to talk to Mikaela via email and ask...

Funkiest class on campus

Tyler Krome

August 30, 2011

A recent concert at FAU featured Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and a didgeridoo medley of songs from Super Mario Brothers. The Commercial Music Ensemble, a class taught by Professor Alejandro Sanchez-Samper, played a seventies-themed concert in the University Theater on April 1. The beginning and advanced didgeridoo — a traditional aboriginal...

Five days… one concert

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

South Florida's 2011 SunFest, running April 27 to May 1, is set to kick off the summer bringing big names like Jason Mraz, Taking Back Sunday, and Styx all to one place. Since 1982, SunFest has been Florida's largest waterfront music and art festival, known for bringing in a plethora of musical acts of both local and national fame, according...

What happens in fiction stays in fiction

Mark Gibson

August 30, 2011

Some fictional places are just too good to be true, while on the other hand, thankfully, some fictional places aren't real at all.  Last week we compiled a list of the top 10 fictional places we wished were real. But after the UP staff made that list, we began to think about the places we're relieved don't exist.  We may find some fictional places e...

Gallery: BFA spring 2011 Exhibition

Liz Dzuro

August 30, 2011

A film festival under the stars

Lorenzo Ponce de Leon

August 30, 2011

Last year's FAU Film Festival didn't exactly earn a stellar review. This year, however, they have raised the bar. But why take my word for it? First, I have been working in broadcast television for the past four years and have worked for three television networks, both local and national. I've also worked for OWL TV, FAU's student-run television...

Film fest ’11 part two: what really matters

Lorenzo Ponce de Leon

August 30, 2011

Here's a more in-depth look at all the films shown at this year's FAU film festival, with descriptions and ratings. Since there were no official descriptions of the films posted on the FAU Film Club sites nor on the official program, the UP created them. Here's our review of this year's film festival itself.   Ponce's movie ratings s...