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Occupy FAU organizer says he has no control over what happens at tomorrow’s protest

Occupy FAU organizer says he has no control over what happens at tomorrow’s protest

Chris Persaud

November 16, 2011

Occupy FAU plans on protesting in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street on Thursday, but what they’ll do remains a mystery. On Thursday Nov. 17, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) plans on gathering at the New York Trading Floor, 16 subway stations and Foley Square. “Occupy Wall Street was raided in New York, they’re going t...

Lambda United says FAU anti-discrimination policy should include gender identity

Lambda United says FAU anti-discrimination policy should include gender identity

Mailyn Abreu

November 15, 2011

A LGBTQA club wants more protection for boys who identify as girls, girls who identify as boys, boys who identify as boys, girls who identify as girls and those who identify as neither. Lambda United held their “I’m Here Too” Rally on Nov. 14 at Traditions Plaza, and - along with Student Government officials - argued both sexual orien...

FAU College Democrats and Voices of Planned Parenthood to petition anti-abortion legislation

Regina Kaza

November 12, 2011

FAU College Democrats and Voices of Planned Parenthood (a.k.a. VOX) are teaming up to petition against state House Bill 277, which - if passed - will make having and performing abortions more difficult in Florida. Students can sign the petition on Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Free Speech Lawn. If...

Congressman Allen West speaks to FAU students and faculty

Congressman Allen West speaks to FAU students and faculty

Allison Nielsen

November 12, 2011

Congressman Allen West (R-FL-22) brought conservative politics to the Barry Kaye Auditorium on Nov 10. West, whose district encompasses the Palm Beach and Broward coastlines, spoke to around 200 students and faculty about the economy, recently passed bills and the importance of maintaining conservative values in today’s society. After he was do...

Suspects in near-FAU shooting: the side you haven’t seen

Suspects in near-FAU shooting: the side you haven’t seen

Allison Nielsen

November 8, 2011

A quarter pound of pot. $1,200 in fake money. An AK-47. One man shot in the face. Another in the back. A block away from FAU’s Boca campus. Three victims — none of them FAU students. Three arrests — two of them FAU students. The two students, 18-year-olds Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios, weren’t arrested until they walked into the police station to explain their s...

FAU’s rank in Trojan’s annual sexual health survey drops 35 places

FAU’s rank in Trojan’s annual sexual health survey drops 35 places

Regina Kaza

November 8, 2011

FAU’s sexual health is the lowest it’s ever been, according to a yearly report, but it hasn’t gotten worse. The fifth annual Trojan Sexual Health Report Card ranks universities’ sexual safety based on how much sexual health information and resources they offer. This year FAU dropped to 53...

FAU’s College of Medicine receives $750k in grant money

FAU’s College of Medicine receives $750k in grant money

Michelle Ferrand

November 8, 2011

Sixty-four men and women are in the FAU College of Medicine’s inaugural class — and now they’re receiving $750,000 worth of opportunities. On Nov. 1, The Quantum Foundation of West Palm Beach gave FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine the grant money to fund their graduate me...

FAU students arrested in 4th Avenue shooting released from jail

FAU students arrested in 4th Avenue shooting released from jail

Allison Nielsen

November 3, 2011

Freshmen Anthony Proios and Jared Tuck, who were arrested for their alleged involvement in the 4th Avenue shooting, have been released from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting bond. Proios was released on Nov. 1 at 5:48 pm, 14 hours after his arrest that morning. Jared Tuck was released Nov. 3 ...

Occupy FAU wants more money for students and faculty

Chris Persaud

November 3, 2011

There wasn’t as much noise at this Occupy event as there was at the Oct. 13 march, but Occupy FAU drew over 70 students and faculty to its teach-in – plus, it clarified what it wanted. The Wednesday event was meant to let people know what the group is all about, according to organizer Gonzalo Vi...

What happened in the 4th Avenue shooting

What happened in the 4th Avenue shooting

Chris Persaud

November 2, 2011

On Nov. 1, Thomas Fenech, of Boca Raton, was arrested and charged with three counts of attempted second-degree murder with a firearm and shooting into an occupied vehicle  in a shooting that happened a block from FAU two days earlier. Two FAU students — Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios — were charged ...

FAU students held on $70,000 bond each

FAU students held on $70,000 bond each

Allison Nielsen

November 2, 2011

Two FAU students are each being held on a $70,000 bond as a result of their connection to the October 30 shootings in the Oakwood Apartments in Boca Raton.Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios are charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact. The alleged shooter, Thomas Fenech, is charged...

What it means to be Homecoming’s next king and queen

What it means to be Homecoming’s next king and queen

Carolina Fernandez

November 1, 2011

The Homecoming Court goes beyond the glossy sashes, outpouring of tears, and school popularity contests seen on TV. At FAU, the king and queen must meet certain academic standards, have leadership experience and be generally involved to receive the school-wide recognition and $500 reward. For starters,...