An open letter to FAU’s men’s basketball’s nine newcomers

Rolando Rosa

November 7, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Commentary, Opinion, Sports

Dear new guys, Welcome to FAU. Coach Mike Jarvis has high hopes for you. He says you have the potential to be the best class he’s ever had here. After observing numerous practices, I agree with coach’s assessment. From high-flying point guard Stefan Moody, to versatile forward Chris Bryant, and 7-foot transfer Dragan Sekelja, your squ...

Commentary: FAU football is just 2-7 but can make you money — lots of it

Ryan Cortes

November 5, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion

FAU football is just 2-7 this year — outscored by a combined 273-164 — but they’ve given sports fans around the country free money for the last seven weeks. You a struggling college student? Need some cash? Bet FAU. To open the season, the Owls were favored to beat Division II school Wagner by 17 points. It was Carl Pelini’s first...

Review: Homecoming Concert Pepper

Emily Bloch

October 30, 2012

Filed under Features, Opinion, Reviews

[tn3 origin="album" ids="126"] “The Villains should be here in a half hour,” announced Mike Burdman, the event coordinator, to the sound crew. Burdman’s talking about The Supervillains, an Orlando based punk/ska band, who were now a half hour late and scheduled to open for Pepper. “They’re lost on our two mile campus,” joked Eric Marmer,...

Commentary: FAU escapes with 34-27 Homecoming victory over Troy

Rolando Rosa

October 28, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Football, Opinion, Sports

[tn3 origin="album" ids="93"] After six straight losing weeks of padding his stats but coming up empty in the win column, Owls quarterback Graham Wilbert could now exhale. He could bask in the glow of the first Sun Belt victory of his college career. His four-touchdown performance and 22-yard game-winning pass to William Dukes with 17 seconds...

REVIEW: Fully recovered from a near death experience, Comedian Ralphie May finally performs at FAU to a sold out crowd

Maddy Mesa

October 25, 2012

Filed under Features, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

[tn3 origin="album" ids="85"] Students stood in line outside the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium, in the Student Union, to see a man who was only given a 10 percent chance of living last year. Ralphie May performed at FAU on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and by the time the auditorium doors opened, the lines of students were out the ma...

“The Paperboy,” a Southern-fried film noir, now playing at the Living Room Theaters

Fayez Kloub

October 22, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Sex, violence and racism are only the basic themes in director Lee Daniel’s latest film “The Paperboy.” He leaves his comfort zone by trading the contemporary urban setting from his drama, “Precious,” for the rural backdrop of South Florida in the 1960s. However, don’t get too excited since each of these three themes is handled poorly in ...

Commentary: After blowing a 14-point fourth quarter lead to first-year D-1 program South Alabama, FAU’s hope looks bleak

Rolando Rosa

October 20, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Football, Opinion, Sports

After five straight weeks of defeats for the Owls, Saturday’s game at new Sun Belt school South Alabama was down to this: Fourth-and-7 at the South Alabama 36-yard line. FAU is up 31-24 with under three minutes to go. The Owls let a 14-point lead slip away, but the opportunity to ruin South Alabama’s Homecoming is still there for the taking. “Pretty...

Commentary: FAU’s Media Relations gives student magazine the run-around

Ryan Cortes

October 11, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion

There’s a lot I want to tell you, I just can’t. FAU’s Media Relations department doesn’t seem like they want me to. They’re in charge of making the university look good, but they’ve become so concerned with avoiding bad news they don’t know what good news is anymore. That stinks for you, loyal reader. We wanted to tell you about Disability Awareness Month and Pepper coming t...

Commentary: FAU comes out flat, loses 20-14 to North Texas

Rolando Rosa

September 30, 2012

Filed under Archives, Commentary, Football, Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

[tn3 origin="album" ids="10"] Same Owls, different jerseys. New red uniforms couldn’t hide FAU’s season long red-zone woes. After three straight losing weekends on the road, FAU returned home to a listed crowd of 13,888, but for someone who was there, it seemed more like 7,000 people total greeted them for their 20-14 loss to North Texas. After...

Commentary: Getting hit in the face by Jonatha Carr and how FAU handled it

Ryan Murphy and Regina Kaza

September 25, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

Intro: By Regina Kaza Six months ago safety was an issue in GS120 when a student threatened to kill her evolution professor and classmates. Jonatha Carr, 24, had a mental breakdown because of her schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. After asking evolution professor Stephen Kajiura the question, "How does evolution kill black people?" Carr started sho...

Review: FAU Hispanic comedy show gets modest laughs

Maddy Mesa

September 21, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

In an auditorium that can seat 2,400, the Program Board’s Thursday night comedy show crowd looked a little light. Comedians George Perez and Julio Gonzalez performed at the Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium on the first floor of the Student Union to a crowd of about 200 students, a month before Hispanic Heritage Month. Program Board Directo...

Op-ED: Rachel Corrie

Elana Kashti and Noor Fawzy

September 11, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

By:  Elana Kashti Israel Coalition on Campus Grinspoon, Intern Florida Atlantic University   In recent months many have speculated about the tragic and accidental death of a 23-year-old woman from Olympia, Wash. named Rachel Corrie on March 16, 2003. Ten years after the fatal accident, many ask if justice was served, or if Corrie w...