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Diversity lights up a barbecue

Mailyn Abreu

September 15, 2011

The smell of barbeque chicken and the pounding of Reggae filled the air as students danced at FAU’s annual Mountain Pop BBQ. The event was meant to promote the FAU’s Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Konbit Kreyol, Association of Latin American Students, National Council of Negro ...

Biker hit Wednesday OK; Glades reopened

Biker hit Wednesday OK; Glades reopened

Brandon Ballenger

September 14, 2011

A car struck a bicyclist on Glades Road just outside FAU Wednesday afternoon. Little more concrete information was available Wednesday evening.While police on the scene initially told the UP the incident involved an FAU student and was potentially fatal, the Sun-Sentinel later reported that a 21-year-...

Glades closed due to accident involving FAU student

Glades closed due to accident involving FAU student

Gideon Grudo

September 14, 2011

A car accident on Glades Rd. may have involved a student fatality, according to Boca police. The incident left a mangled bicycle on its side in front of a gray car about 200 feet from the west entrance of FAU, on Glades Road. Police closed off the road in order to investigate. Police couldn't provide details, but said that the accide...

Roll it up!

Carolina Fernandez

September 14, 2011

On Monday, Sept. 12, about 20 FAU students took a class that was out of the ordinary --- sushi rolling. The Department of Multicultural Programming organized a sushi rolling event at the Live Oak Pavilion on the Boca campus. The event was conducted by David De Souza, owner of Creative Cuisine Cate...

A quiet 9/11

A quiet 9/11

Chris Persaud

September 12, 2011

FAU’s Boca campus had an all-day moment of silence on 9/11’s 10th anniversary -- both because it was planned and because few people showed up to campus events. In 2003, the UP reported that FAU commemorated 9/11’s second anniversary with speeches by the Boca Raton mayor, university president,...

Planting hope

Planting hope

Christine Capozziello

September 12, 2011

Ricardo Maisonneuve, Director of FAU’s Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement (SAVI), helped plant a palm tree outside the Twin Palms Center for the Disabled on September 10th.  SAVI members planted two trees in honor of 9/11’s 10th anniversary.  “The palms represent the towers,” Mais...

Walk, don’t talk

Walk, don’t talk

Mailyn Abreu

September 12, 2011

Silent tears were shed, silent prayers were prayed and silent smiles were made for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, people stepped along in silence at FAU’s Peace and Freedom Walk. It was one of many walks held around the country, according to FAU’s website. FAU...

Millions of dollars for half a minute

Millions of dollars for half a minute

Chris Persaud

September 12, 2011

Senior accounting major Ashley Love’s morning commute to FAU is 15 minutes. If the county widens the road she takes daily, she could shave that commute down to 14.5 minutes, according to a county official. Love, however, has another take on it. “It’ll take longer to drive through while it’s under construction,” she said. Love tak...

FAU GOP and Dems argue

Regina Kaza

September 12, 2011

The president of FAU’s College Democrats (FAUCD) didn’t feel invited to FAU College Republicans’ (FAUCR) 9/11 event. The FAUCR organized 9/11 Never Forget, an event in which 2,977 flags were put up to represent lives lost in the terrorist attacks. FAUCD President Boris Bastidas said the FAUCR...

Many flags, few people

Regina Kaza

September 12, 2011

Thousands of waves of red, white and blue filled the Boca campus’ Free Speech Lawn to commemorate 9/11’s 10th anniversary, but not many people showed up, according to project organizers. The event, 9/11 Never Forget, had 2,977 flags representing each victim of the terrorist attacks, according...

Police Blotter

Monica Ruiz

September 11, 2011

Painful meds August 10, 2011 -- 10:08 p.m. Location: Tom Oxley Athletic Center, Soccer Field An FAU visitor was watching a soccer game when he began feeling dizzy and weak. Boca Raton Fire Rescue was first to arrive. They discovered the man had taken pain medication on an empty stomach. He was ...

Breaking: Innovation Village Apartments north tower evacuated

Breaking: Innovation Village Apartments north tower evacuated

Monica Ruiz

September 9, 2011

Update: Watch UP Vision's video coverage of the incident. At approximately 9:20 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, students were evacuated from the Innovation Village Apartments north tower due to an alleged grease fire on the first floor. “It’s a real fire, you need to evacuate,” students were ...