Students and faculty researchers progress in mental health-related projects

FAU mental health researchers have receives nearly $2 million for their studies by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Photo by Alex Liscio

Daniel Sanchez, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2019

Here are some of FAU’s research projects from both faculty and students. Almost $2 million has been dedicated toward these studies.

Opinion: Thank you for trashing our newspapers

A stack of our most recent issue in the garbage on Diversity Way. Photo by Kristen Grau

Cameren Boatner, Editor in Chief

September 16, 2019

Someone threw at least a bin full of our latest issue in the campus garbage. You know, the one with rape allegations against the quarterback on the cover. But we’re not mad, we’re flattered.

FAU ranked as a top public university in the country

U.S. News & World Report logo courtesy of their website.

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

September 13, 2019

This week, U.S. News & World Report listed FAU as one of the top public schools in the country at No. 140, but that’s where the list ends. Even though it landed on the annual list for the first time in university history, FAU is the list’s lowest-ranked public university in Florida, being t...

FAU to host annual Bonfire concert Friday

2019 Bonfire promotional poster. Courtesy of FAU Program Board's Twitter.

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

September 5, 2019

To kick off football season, FAU is bringing American Idol winner Kris Allen and BET Hip Hop Award-winning artist Waka Flocka Flame for its 12th annual fall bonfire and concert.  The event is free for FAU students — all you’ll need to get in is your Owl card. Assistant Director of Student Involve...

FAU medical club to accept donations for Hurricane Dorian victims

Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Kristen Grau, Managing Editor

September 3, 2019

FAU’s American Medical Student Association will be hosting donation drives during its general body meetings when campus opens again.

FAU allegedly violates crime reporting law in QB sexual battery investigation

Chris Robison was accused of sexual battery last December. During the investigation, FAU's Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance broke federal law. Meanwhile,
the alleged victim ensued months of emotional repercussions. Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Cameren Boatner, Editor in Chief

August 31, 2019

An FAU student says quarterback Chris Robison raped her. She felt guilty for it, so she told police it never happened — then told FAU it did. A lawyer says FAU was right in clearing Robison, but how they told her about their decisions might’ve violated a federal law.

FAU outlines plan to evacuate on-campus residents for Hurricane Dorian

IVA-North. Students who moved off campus due to coronavirus will receive partial refunds. Photo by Alex Liscio

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

August 30, 2019

FAU will close all campuses beginning Sunday and prepares to move on-campus residents to local shelters at 7 a.m.   Any student that will need transportation to the shelter should inform their residence hall or student apartment staff in person by 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.    Jup...

Update: FAU announces classes will resume Thursday

Hurricane Dorian's projected path as of 10:50 a.m. EDT on September 2, 2019. Courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

August 29, 2019

FAU has canceled all classes beginning Friday at 12:30 p.m. and the university will close through Wednesday, due to Hurricane Dorian’s projected path.  As of 5 p.m. on Saturday, the areas between Deerfield Beach to the Sebastian Inlet are been under a tropical storm watch, according to the National...

Former FAU student found fatally stabbed Saturday morning

Hannah Bonta before Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's prom night. She was found dead Saturday morning near her home in Coconut Creek. Photo courtesy of Bonta's Facebook

Kristen Grau, Managing Editor

August 25, 2019

Hannah Bonta was found dead in the driveway of her neighbor’s home.

FAU professor to compete on ABC’s extreme mini-golf show Thursday

A contestant competing on Holey Moley, an extreme mini-golf game show on ABC. FAU professor Eric Chiang will be competing Thursday night for $25,000. Photo courtesy of Walt Disney Television

Daniel Sanchez, Contributing Writer

August 22, 2019

Economics professor Eric Chiang takes on obstacles and mini-golf on the season finale of ABC’s new extreme game show Holey Moley for the chance to win $25,000.

Retired FAU librarian dies after being beaten, burned by delivery man in Boca

Max Jackson | former Staff Photographer

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

August 21, 2019

Former FAU librarian Evelyn Smith Udell, 75, died after she was beaten and burned in her home by a delivery man dropping off a washer and dryer just days before her birthday, according to Boca Raton police.    Police arrested Jorge Lachazo, 21, and charged him with first-degree murder and arson....

Former FAU professor, Sandy Hook conspiracist to appeal his firing

James Tracy guest lecturing in political science professor Marshall DeRosa's class last year. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

Israel Fontoura, News Editor

August 2, 2019

FAU fired James Tracy in 2015 after writing on his blog that Sandy Hook was a “hoax.” Now a federal court could overturn his case.