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Occupy FAU march attracts dozens of supporters

Occupy FAU march attracts dozens of supporters

Chris Persaud

October 14, 2011

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Update: Jimmy Ho’s court date pushed back

Monica Ruiz

October 6, 2011

Former FAU police officer Jimmy Ho, who allegedly shot an escort, was not present today in court. This morning, his public defender and the state attorney decided to move the trial date to December 12. By then, they said the discovery — the fact-finding process that takes place after a lawsuit...

Making waves by sea and air

Making waves by sea and air

Monica Ruiz, Dylan Bouscher, Regina Kaza

October 3, 2011

By Monica Ruiz The new stadium comes in two weeks, but FAU has more than that to brag about. University researchers found stars and  helped create one. Sukanya Chakrabarti found a way to see galaxies that emit no light, and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) helped rescue a trapped...

Release the power of the sun

Mailyn Abreu

October 3, 2011

Brett Waldman may be the first person ever to say he’s “going to graduate school through the power of the sun.” Waldman, a recipient for the Sun Fund Scholarship, was awarded a tuition waiver for the 2011-12 academic year and $6,000. Sponsored by FAU's School of Urban and Regional Planning in t...