Meet Joe Pye, your new Editor in Chief. Or is he? Ryan Lynch | Business Manager

Commentary: Bye Pye? Not yet

April 25, 2017

The press should serve as a watchdog over the government, public figures and businesses, among others. Journalists should be responsible for policing these organizations — unless of course you’re a student journalist at a school that prevents you from doing just that.

Please, stop.

COMMENTARY: 8 Things we learned watching the condiment table at the Republican National Convention

July 19, 2016

Monday night, two college newspaper editors more than 300 miles apart watched Republicans put mustard and relish on their hot...

Last week, thousands of copies of the UP went missing — but they weren't hard to find. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

COLUMN: Burning Bridges — Engineering Students Steal Thousands Of UP Issues For Class Project

September 9, 2015

p and down FAU’s Breezeway, bins that should’ve been filled with hundreds of issues were stark empty a day after they hit sta...

COLUMN: UP Editor Plagiarized by Boca Raton Tribune

COLUMN: UP Editor Plagiarized by Boca Raton Tribune

May 22, 2015

At FAU, if I get caught plagiarizing a paper, I’ll get an F. It would go on my transcript and on a repeat offense, I could get expelled. But if I do it at The Boca Raton Tribune, I’ll g...

Analysis: What you don’t already know about the candidates for FAU president

Lulu Ramadan

January 14, 2014

Three finalists — George LeMieux, John Kelly and Christopher Earley — were chosen Friday for the position of FAU president after personal interviews with the presidential search committee — the 15 people appointed to recommend the best candidate. After their recommendation, the Board of Trustees — the 13 highest ranking officials at FAU — c...

OPINION: FAU’s football season won’t end with a bowl game, but fans should be encouraged nonetheless

Wesley Wright

December 4, 2013

FAU sits on a 6-6 record after winning its fourth straight game, a 21-6 triumph over rival Florida International. The record is impressive — given that former head coach Carl Pelini and defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis resigned in late October after two witnesses claimed the men used marijuana and cocaine. Pelini was absolved of all drug use a...

COMMENTARY: “Working the polls with dismal student turnout”

James Lavia

September 28, 2013

Ah, Election Day, democracy at its finest. The polls officially opened on Sept. 24 for the fall 2013 Student Government legislative elections. Numerous FAU students were on the ballot, seeking positions in the Boca House of Representatives and Student Senate. I worked the polling station on the breezeway from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 24. It was a Tuesday...

COMMENTARY: A special UP investigation finds FAU Police follows campus security laws, but could be more transparent about it

Dylan Bouscher

September 19, 2013

September is National Safety month at FAU — what better time to inspect the force responsible for keeping you, the student, safe on this campus? Our investigation of the FAU Police Department didn’t really start this month, it started last November. There was an armed robbery of an iPad, in a piano rehearsal room in the College of Arts and Letters that led t...

How another bowl-less season could still be considered a success for FAU in 2013

Zack Kelberman

August 28, 2013

Pop quiz: What do the numbers 1,708, 244, and 40,922 all have common? By the time FAU takes the field on Aug. 30, those digits will represent the days, weeks, and hours since the program last competed in a bowl game. Nearly five years after quarterback Rusty Smith led them to a Motor City Bowl victory, FAU football is set to begin its 13th season –– first...

Commentary: One hour at FAU Davie campus’ weekly Bootcamp

Mohamed Abdihakim

August 2, 2013

The assignment is straightforward enough: get through an hour of exercise bootcamp, survive, and write about it. FAU’s Student Wellness Center, where the class takes place every Tuesday from now until the end of the summer semester, is located on the Davie Campus, not 15 minutes away from where I live. Again, simple. Being that I am an FAU student, there is n...

Commentary: Less Than Jake adds to Student Government’s Mike Burdman’s brilliant master-plan.

Emily Bloch

August 2, 2013

As Student Involvement and Leadership Coordinator Mike Burdman sits in his office, papers and pens lay scattered across his desk. To most people, this probably seems normal. But to me, those papers and pens should be replaced with a bunsen burner and some test tubes. And a lab coat should definitely go over his signature navy blue FAU-embroidered polo. On May 13, FAU’s ...

COMMENTARY: Why every FAU student needs to see The Big Lebowski at Living Room Theaters

Dylan Bouscher

June 17, 2013

Eight-year-olds, fever dreams of bowling, nihilism, a nine-toed woman, a blathering millionaire, and a urine-washed rug await those going to see "The Big Lebowski," screening exclusively June 17 through June 20 at the Living Room Theaters on FAU’s Boca campus. The 1998 cult classic was directed by the Academy Award winning Coen Brothers. And if you’re ...