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FAU to offer free self-defense lessons in Rec Center

Zack Duarte

September 6, 2011

The Department of Campus Recreation will host a free self-defense seminar beginning Sept.8 at the gym on the Boca Campus. The class is designed to promote heightened self-awareness and teach beginner self-defense techniques. “The class will teach you to be aware of your surroundings and how ...

Safe for now

Safe for now

Brandon Ballenger

August 31, 2011

Hurricane Irene was more than 170 miles east of FAU campuses when it passed last Thursday, according to National Hurricane Center data. But that didn’t stop the university from posting three status updates a day to fau.edu, all of which said things were “operating normally.” Tha...

Burned tradition

Mark Gibson & Ryan Cortes

August 31, 2011

On Oct. 13, a giant red blob will be scorched and burned on the Boca campus. Mike Burdman, coordinator of student government, is in charge of getting wood to build Big Red, the misshapen mascot of the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. At its annual bonfire, FAU usually burns an effigy of the fo...

Join the club

Film Club President Peter Amirato (right) and Owl Rangers’ founder Andy Hackett (left) will also be participating in Club Fest, looking for new recruits. The Owl Rangers paint themselves in FAU colors (red and blue) from the waist up and attend home sports games to show their spirit, according to Hackett.

Jordan Robrish

August 31, 2011

Over 100 student clubs from every FAU campus have signed up to recruit new members at the Boca campus’ Rec Center. This annual gathering, known as Club Fest, will be held on Aug. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free food, a live DJ and prize giveaways. “I would s...

Women celebrate right to vote

Women celebrate right to vote

Allyn Farach

August 31, 2011

Clad in royal purples and crisp whites, dozens of women filled Live Oak Pavilion C and D on Aug. 26 for FAU’s third annual Women’s Equality Day Celebration. The event celebrated the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote in 1920. Attendees wore purple and white like the suffragettes of the late 19th and...

What up, Ho?

Monica Ruiz

August 31, 2011

Jan. 31, 2011 Boynton Beach police arrested then-FAU officer Jimmy Ho for the shooting of escort SheriDeann Carter. He was charged with attempted first-degree murder and false imprisonment. He told police it was self-defense. Feb. 1 While in custody, Ho resigned from his position as corporal. Feb. 2...

Fourth annual bonfire postponed

Ryan Cortes

August 30, 2011

FAU has decided to postpone its fourth annual bonfire, which was originally slated for Thursday, Aug. 25 at 8:00 p.m. For the last four years, FAU wished good luck to the Owls on their first game in the football season by burning an effigy of the opposing team’s mascot. “I am 100 percent sure...

Ballot Questions Left Unanswered

Dylan Bouscher

August 30, 2011

On Aug. 25, the Student Senate voted unanimously to kill three bills that would have asked students their opinions on gay rights, lowering parking citations and improving course registration. The Senate originally passed the bills on Aug. 5. Student Body President Ayden Maher vetoed two and passed...

Wire gone wrong

Freshman Cortez Ash, pictured in his FAU jersey. Photo courtesy of FAU Media Relations.

August 7, 2011

Police reported that a FAU football player and his friend stole 400 pounds of copper wire from a scrap yard on Sat., June 11. When the scrap yard was empty, redshirt freshmen Cortez Ash and his friend, Donovan Roberts, 21, of Vero Beach, entered, loaded copper wire onto pull dollies and successfully removed nearly $1300 wor...

Car Wars

Bulldozers remove the remanants of pavement from Lot 4 in front of the Biomedical Building on Wednesday, June 29.

Mark Gibson

August 7, 2011

Commuters to the Boca campus have dealt with their share of parking annoyances. Over the course of the last year, more lots were built to alleviate the daily duels for parking spaces, but for the rest of the summer, they'll get to enjoy doing it again. Two construction projects on the Boca camp...