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FAU students pay the most money for the worst Division I football team in Florida

FAU students pay the most money for the worst Division I football team in Florida

Ryan Cortes and Chris Persaud

October 17, 2011


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It’s the opening weekend of the 2011 college football season and FAU is in trouble. They find themselves alone amongst 88,708 screaming Gator fans. A UF player has just blown past an FAU defender (again), leaving him helpless and defeated as FAU finds itself losing — big. They’d end up los...

Changes in communication

Changes in communication

Allison Nielsen

October 17, 2011


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FAU’s communication program is getting a new director. Susan Reilly, who has held the job for fourteen years, is stepping down at the end of this semester. Reilly said she initially thought about resigning from her position in May, but it was not until three weeks ago that she was formally asked...

Former FAU student charged with battery against local interior designer

Former FAU student charged with battery against local interior designer

Allison Nielsen

October 17, 2011


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Megan Martel and her friend Nicole Perna were hogging  a bathroom stall at Cucina Dell’ Arte, a restaurant and bar in Palm Beach, when several women waiting in line began making comments to hurry them up. “We joked about the girls having a counseling session inside the bathroom,” said Michelle Morris, a wi...

Occupy FAU march attracts dozens of supporters

Occupy FAU march attracts dozens of supporters

Chris Persaud

October 14, 2011


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Over 50 students and faculty walked down the Breezeway on Oct. 13, chanting against increasing tuition, university budget cuts and corporate influence on government. The protest, led by Occupy FAU, was part of a national walk-out organized by Occupy Colleges, which supports Occupy Wall Street in ...

Maher highlights SG accomplishments in State of the Student Body Address

Allison Nielsen

October 14, 2011


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Student Government’s got a lot to boast about. On Oct. 13, Student Body President Ayden Maher delivered the annual State of the Student Body address at Alumni plaza - between the Rec Center and the Alumni Center. Maher spoke to a group of around 50 students, faculty members, and administrators. He sp...

Eat free or live free

Carolina Fernandez

October 13, 2011


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“Don’t listen to them!” shouted a protester, “If you want to sit somewhere, sit with your friends!” Michael Miller, senior and economics major at FAU, ended up being thrown into a makeshift jail for this act at the First Amendment Free Food Festival on Monday, Oct. 10, behind the FAU Boca...

FAU to tow cars before home games and charge students for parking

FAU to tow cars before home games and charge students for parking

Mariam Aldhahi

October 11, 2011


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Students won’t have to worry about paying for home game tickets at the new football stadium, but parking is another story. An announcement FAU sent on Oct. 2 warns students of parking fines, road closures and car towing when the Owls play at home. The first home game is Oct. 15. Most parking lot...

Police blotter

Allison Nielsen

October 8, 2011


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ALL INFO TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM POLICE REPORTS. THE UP DID NOT INVESTIGATE ANY INCIDENTS PAST WHAT WAS REPORTED BY POLICE. Noisy Neighbors Sept. 5, 2011 - 4:39 p.m. Location: Glades Park Towers After a confrontation with her suitemates, a resident student contacted her parents, changed her ...

Fire at Glades Park Towers wakes students, one arrested

Fire at Glades Park Towers wakes students, one arrested

Charles Pratt

October 8, 2011


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At approximately 2:15 a.m. on Oct. 8, students in Glades Park Tower were evacuated due to a fire on the first floor of the south tower, and one male student was arrested. Resident assistants declined to comment. Emergency vehicles left the scene at shortly after 2:46 a.m, and students were perm...

FAU holds its first pro-LGBTQA march

Briana Harris

October 7, 2011


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Rainbow colored flags and confetti poppers waved in the October breeze at FAU’s first annual PrideFest, an event meant to promote gay acceptance in today’s society. On Oct. 5, members of FAU’s Multicultural Programming (MP) and Lamda United (LU) marched down Dade Avenue in celebration of Boca campus...

Oktoberfest, minus the beer

Oktoberfest, minus the beer

Allison Nielsen

October 7, 2011


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Multicultural Programming hosted its first ever FAU Oktoberfest on Oct. 4 on Boca campus’ student housing lawn. It resembled the typical celebration of Bavarian culture: Traditional German music, food and dancing. There was one major difference—there was no beer at this traditionally beer-cen...

Latin Comedy Night livens up campus life

Latin Comedy Night livens up campus life

Monica Hernandez

October 7, 2011


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Those who attended the Latin Comedy Night on Wednesday at Coyote Jack’s know that humor was not enough for Ramon Garcia to win the best comedian prize. A close tie between two of the contestants took them to sudden death, requiring them to show their spicy dancing skills. The Latin Comedy Night w...