Letter to the Editor: Response to Nadine Aly “Make bridges not walls”

Michael Devolin

November 4, 2013

I was sent this letter from a friend who wanted me to respond.  It is my opinion that, if you are publishing in your paper vitriol against the State of Israel wherein the International Court of Justice and Desmond Tutu, the first an overtly anti-Jewish organization obsessed with excoriating Israel (while neglecting places like Syria and the Sudan)...

Letter to the Editor: Response to the Headline “Free Pizza, Free Palestine”

Abraham Mercado

October 28, 2013

Dear Editor,   The issue printed on October 16, 2013 with the headline "FREE PIZZA, FREE PALESTINE", was appalling and insensitive. The hurtful actions committed by the group, Students for Justice in Palestine, and their hateful words have sadly been given a voice. These students shout, “From the river, to the sea, Palestine will be...

OPINION: A UP Reporter’s advice to surviving Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 23

Olivia Sheets

October 22, 2013

Fog billows across the ground and zombies with rotted-out faces push through shrieking crowds. George Romero isn’t directing because this is real life. Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) is here to unleash terror for one last week. Here’s what you need to know if you plan on catching it before it’s gone. This year’s headli...

Letter to the Editor: “In Response to Nadine Aly”

Abraham Mercado

October 14, 2013

Dear Editor:   Owls for Israel and the Zionist population on campus strongly condemn the letter to the editor titled "Build Bridges Not Apartheid Walls" by suspended SJP President Nadine Aly, published on Friday, October 4th, 2013. Aly's one-sided view of the conflict and bias in her letter are inexplicable. She referred to the International...

Letter to the Editor: “FAU is a University for Engagement–Except if You Speak Up for Human Rights”

Renata Glebocki

October 8, 2013

Dennis J. Crudele, Florida Atlantic University’s interim President has referred to FAU as a “market place of ideas.” Mr. Crudele has made similar statements in attempting to counter claims that FAU restricts freedom of speech. In response to events held by Students for Justice in Palestine, Crudele issued an implicitly anti-Palestinian stat...

Letter to the Editor: “Build Bridges Not Apartheid Walls”

Nadine Aly

October 4, 2013

It is common practice for Zionist students at FAU to comment on SJP’s mock Israeli Apartheid Wall by referring to it as a “security fence,” claiming that the term “wall” is misleading and incorrect. Such tired propaganda was negated in July of 2004 when the International Court of Justice issued in its Advisory Opinion that the wall Israel is constructing around the...

Letter to the Editor: “On Students for Justice in Palestine, from the Zionist Organization of America”

Susan Tuchman

October 3, 2013

To the Editor:   The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) played a key role in ensuring that the right of Jewish students to a safe and non-hostile campus environment is protected under federal law.  The ZOA also works closely with pro-Israel students at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). Members of the anti-Israel group, Students for...

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...

Letter to the Editor: Concerning LDR 2010

Boris Bastidas

September 22, 2013

Recently there has been much outrage and discussion in Student Government over an attempt by Student Affairs to require paid elected officials to take a one credit course in introductory leadership, known as LDR 2010.  Not surprisingly, a good amount of these officials, including the Student Body President, Vice President, Campus Governor and House Sp...

Letter to the Editor: Meatless Monday

Kenny Torrella

September 22, 2013

President Clinton, once known for his love of fast-food, has been making headlines for his recent dietary change. He’s swapped the Big Macs, chicken nuggets and fried shrimp for veggie burgers, beans and fresh fruits and vegetables. After years of battling heart problems—even undergoing quadruple bypass surgery--Clinton took his doctor’s advice to re...

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...