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Criminology student hopes to raise awareness of human sex trafficking through play

Haley Flamenbaum, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2020

Abigail Howard, an FAU criminology student, will direct a play she wrote, called “Only One” on Feb. 9 at the University Theater — and present a Q&A on the topic with experts. It is free for students.

Student entrepreneurs reduce dining hall plastic use with new plates

Lock-It Plates are available at the Atlantic Dining Hall and save plastic. Photo courtesy of Lock-It Plates

Regina Holloway, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

FAU engineering student Jerry Desamours is the co-founder of Lock-It Plates, an eco-friendly product that has been integrated into FAU’s dining halls for over a semester.

Students protest Tuesday after anti-LGBT preacher returns to campus

Ken Fleck, 41, preaches on Tuesday afternoon at the Boca campus. Photo by Alex Liscio

Kristen Grau, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2020

Ken Fleck, a preacher that visits cities and campuses across the nation, came to FAU for the second time this semester — and plans to come again soon.

Students call out FAU on social media, demand transparency and change after suicide on campus

Memorial outside Garage 2. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Israel Fontoura and Regina Holloway

December 17, 2019

After the suicide on campus that occurred in early November, FAU students feel FAU administration should have been more transparent about the incident.

FAU diversity center recognizes National Transgender Day of Remembrance

FAU's Center for IDEAs hosted a vigil on Wednesday in honor of National Transgender Day of Remembrance. Photo by Kristen Grau

Alexis Moraitis, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Around 30 students and faculty members gathered to remember the 28 transgender reported murders in the U.S. this year.

Rat spotted in Atlantic Dining Hall Sunday, videos circulate Monday

Screenshot from @BarstoolFAU's Instagram.

Marcy Wilder, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

Students spotted a rat Sunday under the tables and entrance of the Atlantic Dining Hall, FAU’s main cafeteria on campus, according to two Instagram videos that circulated Monday afternoon.   “Yesterday [Sunday], I saw a rat walking across the floors and underneath the tables. When it passed by the ut...

Death near parking garage causes blockage

Police say there was no threat to campus and normal operations have resumed.  Photo by Kimberly Swan

Kristen Grau and Cameren Boatner

November 5, 2019

The crime scene, the parking garage next to the library, was active for about two hours. Normal operations have resumed.

Gamers gear up for new esports arena

Rendering of esports arena in the Student Union, image courtesy of FAU.

Marcy Wilder, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2019

This semester, FAU is constructing a gaming arena in the Student Union, open to all students, faculty, and staff. And while they may not be considered “student-athletes,” the FAU eSports Club and its nearly 200 members and enthusiasts will have a space dedicated to the growing online sport.  ...

Balloon pop caused Town Center panic Sunday, police say

Bloomingdales at Town Center Mall in Boca Raton.

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

October 15, 2019

Boca police received reports of a shooting at the Boca Town Center mall in the food court area Sunday at around 3 p.m. They released a public statement Tuesday saying a popped balloon caused shoppers to flee the area, not a gunshot.   Investigators say they found a video that shows a janit...

FAU improves counselor ratio and mental health programming

Artwork by Photo Editor Alex Liscio.

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

October 7, 2019

The state organization that oversees higher-education said FAU’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counselor-to-student ratio was too low. FAU improved for next year, but only by one. In 2017, The Florida Board of Governors determined CAPS’s ratio was one counselor for every 2,014 ...

Gunman reported on Davie campus late Thursday, police say

Photo by Alex Liscio

Kristen Grau, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

Police warned those on campus to “seek shelter in [a] secure location.”