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SG helps secure funding for FAU food and housing insecurity

Student Government officials and students at the Florida Capitol in November. Photo courtesy of Student body Vice President Celine Persaud's Instagram.

Israel Fontoura, Managing Editor

February 17, 2020

If passed by the Florida House of Representatives, the bill could allocate a portion of $340,000 to FAU’s ​Educate Tomorrow​, a program dedicated to supporting students who are homeless or who aged out of foster care.

Board of Trustees approves new doctorate degree, welcomes two new members

Board of Trustees approves new doctorate degree, welcomes two new members

Kristen Grau, Editor in Chief

February 17, 2020

FAU will offer a Ph.D. degree in transportation and environmental engineering starting Fall 2020.

Pro-life organization uses graphic photos to protest on Boca campus

The abortion protest on Thursday at the Boca campus. Photo by Eston Parker III

Annalise Wellman and Darlene Antoine

February 14, 2020

The Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform expressed anti-abortion stance outside the Social Science building on Thursday for around six hours.

FAU Ceramics department hosts ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser for charity

Ceramics students made 555 bowls for this year's Empty Bowls fundraiser. Photo by Marcy Wilder

Marcy Wilder, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The ceramics department and the Ceramics Guild, a student organization for all things ceramics, teamed up to raise money for Caring Kitchen and Tri-County Animal Rescue.

Student Union eSports Arena to open in March, charge students for gaming

The eSports Arena is now expected to open in March. Photo by Kristen Grau

Katie Pistarelli, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

The eSports Arena was expected to open last October — but it’s been delayed until March because of a delayed inspection from the fire department and “wiring issues,” according to the Student Union director.

Central Park 5 member speaks at FAU for Black History Month event

Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park 5, spoke at FAU last Friday. Photo by Jesse Gann

Darlene Antoine, Contributing Writer

February 10, 2020

The Center for IDEAs hosted Yusef Salaam on Friday to talk about his wrongful conviction and lessons he learned about hope and fear.

FAU marching band performed for President Trump before Super Bowl

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump watch the FAU marching band Sunday evening, Feb. 2, 2020, outside the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, prior to attending a Super Bowl party. Photo courtesy of White House/ Shealah Craighead.

Israel Fontoura, Managing Editor

February 8, 2020

It was the fourth time the band has performed for Trump.

4 takeaways from this week’s Black mental health panel

Left to right: Aaliyah Fisher, Ronelle Harper, John Mitchell and Samantha Dupuy at this week's panel on mental health in the Black community. Photo courtesy of Center for IDEAs

Destiny Harris, Contributing Writer

February 7, 2020

Around 90 students listened to educated panelists on mental health stigma in the Black community.

Turning Point USA founder to speak at FAU today

Charlie Kirk speaking with attendees at the 2018 Young Women's Leadership Summit hosted by Turning Point USA at the Hyatt Regency DFW Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Photo courtesy of Gage Skidmore/Flickr.

Kristen Grau, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2020

Charlie Kirk, the founder of the national conservative organization Turning Point USA, will be on the Boca campus to speak to a macroeconomics class and attend a private lunch Thursday.

Is one of the country’s most notable young conservatives speaking at FAU this week?

Charlie Kirk

Kristen Grau, Editor in Chief

February 4, 2020

FAU’s chapter of Turning Point USA, a conservative organization geared toward college students, announced last month that the group’s founder Charlie Kirk would speak at FAU on Feb. 6. But the announcement made via Instagram was deleted soon after. What happened?