Commentary: FAU falls 31-17 to Middle Tennessee

Rolando Rosa

September 11, 2012

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It’s too bad junior transfer quarterback Melvin German is ineligible this season, because MGIII’s bandwagon is about to gain a ton of passengers. Two games in, the Owls offense has scored three touchdowns, all coming in the fourth quarter. The lack of offensive production is staggering. Head coach Carl Pelini needs to pull a Houdini and hypno...

Review: Sleepwalk with Me, now playing in FAU Living Room Theater

Fayez Kloub

September 9, 2012

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When some comedians decide to write and direct a film dedicated to their stand-up act, it is often made to promote their success and place in pop culture. Mike Birbiglia, however, writes and directs Sleepwalk with Me as an intimate reflection into his own struggles during his climb toward stand-up comedy. The movie is centered on Matt Pandami...

Commentary: Why Mike Albaladejo will bounce back from a failed drug test

Rolando Rosa

September 4, 2012

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

It could have been worse. Much worse. That’s the immediate conclusion I reached after reading on Baseball America that former Owls second baseman/catcher Mike Albaladejo was suspended by Major League Baseball for using a stimulant with a name (methylhexaneamine) almost as long as his ban (50 games). It could have been steroids or HGH (hu...

Review: Robot and Frank

Fayez Kloub

September 2, 2012

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As technological advances are made to help us in our daily lives, should they be embraced as innovations or rejected as lazy appliances? In director Jake Schreier’s Robot and Frank, the answer stresses that technology has the opportunity to be as engaging as it is useful. The film centers around an elderly cat burglar named Frank (Frank Langella), who find...

Commentary: The win that felt like a loss — why the Owls are in trouble for the rest of the season

Rolando Rosa

September 1, 2012

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To the surprise of some reporters, at practice this week, the Owls prepared their hail mary defense during practice. And to the surprise of the entire stadium, that’s exactly what the game came down to as FAU’s escaped their season opener against Division 1-AA Wagner with a 7-3 victory. This proves that maybe FAU Athletics were correct for banning media from traveling on the team plane for road games. The Owls entered the ga...

Review: Saturday Night Live comedian Jay Pharoah performs at FAU

Regina Kaza

August 27, 2012

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The last time comedian Jay Pharoah smoked weed, he drove around looking for his car keys. That was just one of the jokes Pharoah told over 1,500 FAU students on Friday, Aug. 24. in the Carole & Barry Kaye Auditorium for Weeks of Welcome. Before the show started, Owl Radio’s DJ Thunder mixed pop singles. This is the second time Program Boar...

Review: The Misfits perform at FAU’s annual bonfire

Emily Bloch

August 24, 2012

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The night’s events were packed with balls of fire, two opening bands and FAU’s most famous bonfire headliner getting their set cut early by the police. On Thursday, Aug. 23, FAU’s fifth annual bonfire featuring The Misfits welcomed a crowd of about 2,800 students, according to an anonymous security staff representative. The evening kicked off at around 6:40 p.m. with the event’s MC FAU alumni Hayden Trepeck announcing, ...

Commentary: After last season’s failures, Pelini and the Owls can’t be any worse

Rolando Rosa

August 21, 2012

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Carl Pelini should send a bouquet of flowers to the corner office on the second floor of FAU’s administration building. After all, now ambassador-at-large Howard Schnellenberger made his job a lot easier for 2012. FAU football was terrible last season. One win. Eleven losses. That’s how the 77-year old Schnellenberger’s five decade coaching care...

Review: FAU foam party safer than ever, wild as ever

Dylan Bouscher

August 19, 2012

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Short of pushing baggage through an x-ray machine, the sixth annual foam party was more secure than an international airport — and more chaotic. Over 50 FAU Police, Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office, security guards from a private firm, and Student Union staff kept 1,950 students safe while they smeared paint on themselves and danced in an inf...

Review: FAU students rocked by Vans Warped Tour 2012

Maddy Mesa — Photos by Melissa Landolfa

July 30, 2012

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Not even the brutal South Florida sun could keep FAU students from having fun at Vans Warped Tour 2012. This year’s Warped Tour had a little something for everyone; with eight stages spread out across the South Florida Fairgrounds, there was no shortage of music. Everything from alternative rock bands with a huge following, like Yellowcard, to local bands gaining new fans, like Omissions. The South Florida Fairgrounds at the Cruzan...

REVIEW: The Dark Knight Rises

Fayez Kloub

July 24, 2012

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“As a symbol I can be incorruptible, I can be everlasting,” Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) said of his alter-ego in Christopher Nolan’s 2005 reboot to the Batman movie franchise, Batman Begins. This statement was then tested in 2008’s The Dark Knight, when the Joker pushed Batman to break his one rule of never killing, to no avail. No...

REVIEW: Your Sister’s Sister, a heart warming indie flick now playing at FAU’s Living Room Theater

Fayez Kloub

July 7, 2012

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Are you truly able to avoid your troubles, or will your problems only follow you wherever you go? Director Lynn Shelton sets out to answer this and more in her latest romantic comedy-drama Your Sister’s Sister, playing now through Friday, July 13, at the FAU Living Room Theater. The film follows a complicated love triangle that arises on a vac...