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Commentary: Owls football should be quick to name its new leader under center for first Spring game

Zack Kelberman

April 2, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

Pads are colliding, helmets are cracking, and the pigskin is being passed. Football season is back in Boca. Following a lowly 3-9 campaign, the Owls returned to the gridiron for spring practices, which began on March 18 and culminates with the Spring Game on April 20. FAU lost a few leaders but also welcomed in what head coach Carl Pelini ...

Commentary: Elections Board screws up and students suffer

Lulu Ramadan

March 12, 2013

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

[Ed notes: 1. A previous version of this story said Amirato and Callahan were disqualified for not getting their campaign sponsors approved, not reprimanded. 2. The Constitution Revision Committee voted to approve the new instant run off system, not the Elections Board. 3. As a clarification, the Elections Board miscalculated the votes, according to...

Commentary: FAU celebrates naming rights to football stadium while ignoring the jailed elephant in the room

Rolando Rosa

February 28, 2013

Filed under Opinion

Since opening in fall 2011, FAU football stadium has remained nameless. Not anymore. Last Tuesday, FAU held a press conference to announce it reached a $6 million, 12-year naming rights deal with local business GEO Group (founded by CEO and FAU alumnus George Zoley) — a private corrections facility based in Boca. Yes, you read that correctly. A prison ...

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

February 22, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I wanted to share a message that I sent to Dr. Saunders regarding the naming rights agreement with GEO Group for the football stadium. Thanks for your consideration: Dear Dr. Saunders, As a student in the FAU MBA Sport Management program from January 2010 to August 2011, I eagerly followed the progress of the new football stadium...

Commentary: Owls welcome 25 football recruits in what Pelini calls “best class” in FAU history

Zack Kelberman

February 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Commentary, Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

As National Signing Day winded down, Owls head football coach Carl Pelini took to the podium, donning a big smile, and delivered an enthusiastic message. “If you look at the average quality of a player,” Pelini said, “this is the best class in the history of this university.” Bold words, but they hold a ton of merit. This was a landmark day for FAU foot...

Letter To The Editor

January 23, 2013

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, I just wanted to offer you the email I just sent to Professor Tracy: Professor Tracy: I am an FAU Alumni and I took a communications course that looked at film critically, including the President Kennedy assassination. As a writer, I support free speech, critical thinking, and skepticism. I believe encouraging the development of...

Commentary: Reaction to FAU professor’s Newtown conspiracy is misguided and misinformed

January 9, 2013

When I saw the headline — FAU prof stirs controversy by disputing Newtown massacre — I had one thought: James Tracy. Who else? I’ve taken three of Tracy’s classes in my time at FAU, including one...

Commentary: FAU did not keep students safe during a three hour lockdown

Regina Kaza

December 6, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

“Our campus tends to be crime free,” said President Mary Jane Saunders at Thursday’s basketball game. “I’m very pleased that all of the alert systems put into place worked. I think it was important to let everyone know in a timely fashion what was happening.” Just hours before, FAU was on lockdown for three hours when a gunman roamed the campus. It c...

Letter to the Editor

Jeffrey Morton

December 4, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Fortunately for all, the armed gunman who robbed a FAU student and set off a campus-wide security crisis on November 29 did not harm anyone. The next time, we may not be so fortunate. College campus shootings across the nation have caused irreparable harm to victims, universities, and communities. Text messages and automatic telephone calls went...

Commentary: Dragan Sekelja and Stefan Moody show potential in FAU men’s basketball’s 72-65 victory over Arkansas State

Commentary: Dragan Sekelja and Stefan Moody show potential in FAU men’s basketball’s 72-65 victory over Arkansas State

December 2, 2012

Heading to The Burrow for the first time this year, there were two Owls players I was most intrigued to see: Stefan Moody and Dragan Sekelja. For FAU men’s basketball to have any kind of legitimate success this season, ...

Commentary: Despite a three-win season, year one of Carl Pelini was a success for FAU football

Commentary: Despite a three-win season, year one of Carl Pelini was a success for FAU football

December 2, 2012

[tn3 origin="album" ids="189"] The success of Carl Pelini’s first season as FAU football head coach shouldn’t be measured...

Commentary: Owls show potential despite getting blown out 80-56 at UNC

Rolando Rosa

November 11, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion

If I told you FAU came into Chapel Hill to play the No. 11 Tar Heels and at halftime did the following: Shot 25 percent from the field Had three points on 1-8 shooting from their Parade All-American point guard  Turned the ball over 12 times Had two turnovers, no rebounds and three fouls from their 7-foot center Allowed 11 offensive rebou...