Student Accessibility Services offers accomodations for five categories of impairments: learning, hearing, physical, visual, and/or other.  Illustration by Joey Sena

Students with physical, mental conditions share their experiences on campus

October 12, 2018

Over 1,100 students are registered with Student Accessibility Services so they can receive equal opportunities on campus.

The majority of FAU students come from middle and lower income families, but a third of the student body is upper class. Illustration by Joey Sena

FAU student population is mostly middle, lower income

October 11, 2018

This story is a part of our print issue on diversity, which looks at differences in beliefs, race, gender/sexuality, age, disabilities, and social class among FAU students and faculty.

FAU's Uber program set aside $40,000 to fund the student discounts, and will end when the money runs out. Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Comparing FAU’s Uber program to other state universities’ initiatives

October 8, 2018

The partnership comes with a student discount that can be used at any time of day to any location, unlike the programs of other Florida public universities.

The program takes donations of canned food at the Weppner Center in the Student Union, room  214. Photo courtesy of Flickr

FAU tackles hunger on campus

October 5, 2018

The Beyond Food program allows students in need to pick up a three-day supply of canned goods.

Criminal justice major Abigail Howard wants to spread awareness of human trafficking and prompt change through her organization, Project Micah 6:8. Photo by Violet Castano

FAU student starts nonprofit to help human trafficking survivors

October 1, 2018

Abigail Howard founded the organization, named Project Micah 6:8, when she was 18.

FAU freshman and business major April McPherson holds a sign during the spring 2018 Slut Walk, an event promoting consent and body positivity. The message on her sign is a core belief of Flip the Script — a scientifically proven sexual assault prevention course only available at FAU in the U.S. Photo by Violet Castano

FAU hosts groundbreaking sexual assault prevention program

September 28, 2018

The university is the first school in the U.S. to feature the course.

Photo courtesy of Joint Base San Antonio

A rundown of student discounts near FAU’s three campuses

September 20, 2018

The UP’s top picks of discounted eateries, entertainment, and everything in between in Boca, Davie, and Jupiter.

A national conservative group, Turning Point USA, claims to have helped elect over 50 student body presidents in the past two years through campaign donations. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Past Student Government campaigns had ties to national conservative group

September 17, 2018

Several top-ranking FAU Student Government members have taken money from national conservative organization Turning Point USA, but does it matter?

24-year-old mechanical engineering major Kate McPartland’s hotel bedroom is a king single that she pays $5,680 for, a price higher than any listed on-campus rate. Photo by Violet Castano

A look at life for students staying at Fairfield Inn

September 15, 2018

For the past month, more than 100 students have been living in a hotel two miles away from FAU. Why? Because Housing oversigned on contracts — whose rules may not be enforceable off campus.

Owls Among Us: How Jeron Bornstein went from owning a single dollar to free tuition

September 4, 2018

After being homeless, going to jail, and recovering from drugs, 27-year-old engineering major Jeron Bornstein made a new life for himself at FAU.

Photo courtesy of Flickr

FAU professor uses virtual reality to ease children’s fear of needles

August 20, 2018

From flying in a helicopter to riding a roller coaster, the brain-tricking effects of virtual reality can help decrease pain.

A participant who attended the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program uses her right leg to kick the RAD “aggressor” played by an instructor. Photo by Violet Castano

Women learn self-defense as part of free FAU program

July 24, 2018

Rape Aggression Defense is open to women from FAU, as well as the local community.