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FAU students held on $70,000 bond each

Photo courtesy of Boca Raton Police Department

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,...

Three arrested for Oct. 30 shooting, two of them FAU students

Three arrested for Oct. 30 shooting, two of them FAU students

Chris Persaud

November 1, 2011

FAU students Jared Tuck and Anthony Proios were arrested for the Sunday night shooting near Oakwood Apartments. They were arrested as accomplices to the alleged shooter, Thomas Fenech. An FAU spokesperson confirmed that Proios and Tuck are FAU students, but not Fenech. According to the Boca Raton Police Depar...

4th Avenue shooting: witness report

Police on the scene after three people were shot in an apartment complex close to campus. The shooter remains at large as of press time. Photo by Charles Pratt.

Carolina Fernandez

October 31, 2011

He heard gun shots 50 feet away and only one thing came to mind. “‘Oh shit’,” the sophomore communications major recalled thinking. “My immediate thought was ‘Don’t get hit’.” The witness — who asked to remain anonymous — was at the Bicycle Club apartments waiting for a ride ba...

Names of 4th Ave. shooting victims released

Chris Persaud

October 31, 2011

The three men who were shot yesterday are John Addison, Tyler Doyle and Andrew Hernandez according to the Sun-Sentinel. All three are 18, and none are FAU students, according to Boca Raton Police Department spokeswoman Sandra Boonenberg. The Sentinel reported that one victim was released from Delray Medical Center, while two others remain in “life-threatening condition.” Investigators believe the shooting was the resul...

Three men shot, not many affected

Carolina Fernandez

October 31, 2011

Kerstin Sheets is a junior and social work major at FAU who was rushing out of her apartment in Casa Del Rio this morning to get to a meeting. Last night, three people were shot near her apartment complex and ended up in ICU – a block away from campus.“I just heard a thump on my balcony and thou...

FAUPD say precautions not necessary in midst of 4th Ave. shooting

Regina Kaza

October 31, 2011

FAU police won’t get involved in last night’s shooting investigation, which happened within a five-minute walk from campus, near the Casa Del Rio apartment complex. As of now, the Boca Raton Police Department is taking all the leads on the investigation according to the university’s Press Secre...

Fourth Avenue shooting was FAU’s fourth

Chris Persaud and Allison Nielsen

October 31, 2011

UPDATE (11/3 1:45 p.m.) The earliest known shooting at FAU was in 1986, not 2006, as previously reported. Yesterday wasn’t the first time someone pulled a trigger on, or near, the Boca campus. Prior to the Oct. 30 4th Ave shooting, which was a block from FAU, the university had three others: One in...

Three people shot a block away from the University Village Apartments

Boca Raton Police block access to 4th Avenue from 20th Ave on October 31st at 12:14 a.m. Photo by Charles Pratt.

Allison Nielsen

October 31, 2011

Three people were shot a block away from FAU on Sunday, Oct. 30.  The Sun-Sentintel reported that the incident occurred at around 8:30 p.m. near the 1900 block of 4th street, which is within walking distance from the University Village Apartments. Boca Raton Police Department Spokeswoman Sandra ...

How close the dorms were to the off-campus shooting

How close the dorms were to the off-campus shooting

Tyler Krome

October 31, 2011

  Last night, three people were shot close to FAU. How close to the dorms was the shooting? Indian River Towers, Heritage Park Towers, Algonquin, and Glades Park Towers were between a half mile and 3/4 mile away from the site of the shooting Innovation Village Apartments was just over a half mi...

Occupy FAU says they’ll list demands

Regina Kaza

October 28, 2011

More chants, more signs, but this time it’s not a protest. Occupy FAU will host a teach-in on Nov. 2 at the free speech lawn. It’s the next step in promoting their movement, according to senior economics major Gonzalo Vizcardo, an Occupy FAU organizer. There will be free food and information a...

Campus Dems and GOP to hold debate

Allison Nielsen

October 28, 2011

FAU’s College Democrats and Republicans will duke it out in a debate about the economy on Nov. 2 in the Live Oak Pavillion. College Democrats President Boris Bastidas told the UP that the debate will center around the economy and other current events, like the Occupy Wall Street protests and unemp...