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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...

Palmetto Park Road widening delayed

Palmetto Park Road widening delayed

Allison Nielsen

October 3, 2011

Time is money, and for Boca, each second of commuting is worth $230,000. City and county officials disagree over widening Palmetto Park Road.  County officials say it will cost $7 million and save drivers 30 seconds —  or $230,000 per second saved. The widening would take place from I-95 to St. An...

SG to give away ‘We are FAU’ shirts

Jordan Robrish

October 2, 2011

Student government will be launching a new campaign aimed at promoting school pride. Named “Fowl OWL,” the campaign is in response to students wearing other college’s shirts on FAU campuses. “We’re sick of student’s wearing other schools T-shirts on this campus,” said SG President Ayde...

Pro-Israel student group accused of lobbying SG

Pro-Israel student group accused of lobbying SG

Regina Kaza

September 28, 2011

A pro-Israel club invited SG to a dinner, but a pro-Palestine club leader says it’s just a way to buy influence. Owls For Israel (OFI) hosted a dinner in the Student Union’s Grand Palm Room on Sept. 26th to introduce their organization and get student leaders involved, said OFI president Michael Miller. SG President Ayden Ma...

Donkeys in the room

Donkeys in the room

Dylan Bouscher

September 27, 2011

On Sat. Sept. 24, the FAU College Democrats (FAUCD) hosted guest speakers from all levels of American politics. State Senators David Aronberg and Kelly Skidmore were among those who spoke. Fundraising for the Florida College Democrats (FCD) was the focus of the meeting. According to FAUCD President Boris Bastid...

“I’m trying to creep tonight”

“I’m trying to creep tonight”

Monica Ruiz

September 26, 2011

Nibal Eid was able to get past two sets of locked doors, up the elevator in Glades Park Tower (GPT) and follow residents all the way up to their rooms — more than once. He was able to find out which floors had the parties, which were for the guys and which floor had the  hot girls. But ...

Lighting up the night

Lighting up the night

Allison Nielsen

September 26, 2011

Nights at FAU are deserted, dark, and in some parts, downright scary. Streetlights are out, some walkways are hardly lit, and in other spots, huge bushes and overgrown trees block pathways. As the Director of Environmental Health and Safety, it’s Tom Bradley’s job to identify unsafe places at FAU ...

Bystanders helped injured cyclist on Glades Road

Allison Nielsen

September 23, 2011

Jasmine Floyd didn’t witness the accident that shut down westbound lanes of Glades Road for over an hour on Wednesday, but the 21 year-old history major found herself saving the life of a bicyclist who had been struck by a car. Read about the accident here She was leaving FAU from Broward Avenue to merge onto Glades Road around ...

Traditions, changes and more traditions

Regina Kaza

September 23, 2011

A new religious center and a program to help students conduct research may be coming to FAU, according to Boca Campus Governor Ryan Ebanks. On September 22, Ebanks gave the annual Boca Raton State of the Campus address at Traditions Plaza, in front of the campus book store. He touched on subjec...