Commentary: FAU introduces new AD Pat Chun to thundering approval

Ryan Cortes

July 2, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

I’ve covered and talked to Mike Jarvis for the last couple of years, and I don’t have enough fingers and hands (or biceps and toes) to count how many times the man has complained about promotions and marketing after basketball games. To count how many times an agitated accomplished coach has known he had something special in Boca and no on...

REVIEW: Comedy night at FAU doesn’t bring the laughs

Maddy Mesa

June 30, 2012

Filed under Archives, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Some of Sean Patton’s jokes were funny on Friday night in the Grand Palm Room. Some were relevant to college students like his take on smoking weed and “the seven outcomes of drinking” (food, fight, jail, hospital, porn, sex and death). Some, though, left the audience feeling uncomfortable. “I was not impressed,” Program Board Director Lexi Rosario said, a sophomore and finance ma...

Commentary: FAU officials endorse fraud and million-dollar debt, state officials silent

Karla Bowsher

June 5, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories   The face of FAU is hiding from the press. A university spokesman is praising FAU officials who lied on state documents. And state education officials are mum. It all started last month, when we published a package called Public distrust: a special investigation into FAU's Board of Trustees. (They're th...

Commentary: Resignation of student media director brings with it bigger problems

Ryan Cortes

June 5, 2012

Filed under Archives, Commentary, Opinion

Yesterday, FAU’s student media director resigned. He told me and a half-dozen others in an impromptu meeting that started off in silence — because Gaede’s boss wasn’t there.  Associate Dean of Students Terry Mena is running late. As usual. I’m sitting around a table with the TV station manager and a coup...

May Police Blotter: Fun and games till someone gets hurt

Monica Ruiz

May 17, 2012

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When: May 1, 2012 – 1:50 a.m. Location: Indian River Towers A resident student was playing around with his roommate when he became upset and started punching him. According to reports, the resident was poking his roommate with a wooden sculpture hand until the roommate became upset and started punching him. The resident pushed his roommate ...

Commentary: The appearance of impropriety

Karla Bowsher; Reporting by Karla Bowsher and James Shackelford

May 15, 2012

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Control over Florida's 11 public universities traces back to a single political position — which requires no experience in higher ed. The governor handpicks most of the officials who call the shots for schools like FAU. Those officials decide everything from the cost of dorm rooms to the salaries of university presidents. At the state level, a...

Review: Chico and Rita, a film of Jazz and Romance debuting in the Living Room Theaters

Fayez Kloub

May 5, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Music conveys a wide range of emotions that strikes a chord with both the artist and the audience. The same could be said for film, which makes Chico & Rita a lively yet intimate experience with its blend of high-energy jazz music and smooth animation to tell the story of a complicated relationship. Chico & Rita focuses on the careers of two musicians in 1948 Cuba, pianist Chico...

Commentary: After much change and confusion, FAU AD job no longer is attractive

Ryan Cortes

April 16, 2012

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The Timeline: Oh, how much has changed. With FAU athletics now in a constant state of turnover, the last four months have included a fired AD, an angry women’s basketball coach who departed and much more. In the funhouse world of Athletics, try this on for discomfort: Dec 5, 2011: Athletic Director Craig Angelos hires Carl Pelini to be t...

No excuses: the tale of a how a 21-year-old disabled diabetic used fitness to change his life

Chris Ruden

April 16, 2012

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It’s 8:15 p.m. and I’m just finishing my second bench press warm-up set. As I get up from the bench, a few other guys in the gym are staring at me with a quizzical and doubtful look. It’s because of my left hand and arm. Anyways, then they watch me lift double what they can and squat more than they would ever think about squatting. It’s surprising to them...

Commentary: If FAU Student Affairs and Student Government don’t start seeing eye to eye, we’re going to have more problems

Regina Kaza

April 16, 2012

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When SG wanted to ask students if they thought FAU should protect all students in the LGBTQA community from being harassed, SG President Ayden Maher decided to just veto it. The head of Student Affairs, Charles Brown, sent it back for reconsideration. Brown says he didn’t have a problem with it, he just wanted to support “what’s right.” B...

Letter to the Editor

Boris Bastidas and Jaclyn Broudy

April 14, 2012

Filed under Archives, Letters to the Editor, Opinion

What a week! It was just another day at FAU when we found out that the President of the United States would be visiting our University to talk about the economy. From that point on, the excitement about the event drove students into a frenzy. Hundreds of students rushed for days trying to obtain tickets through a lottery process, while others hunted...

Letters to the Editor: Obama Edition

Jeffrey Arnold, Eric Lupo, and Noor Fawzy

April 12, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Instead of More Politics From President Obama, We Need Jobs President Obama will be on campus Tuesday to talk about the economy and more specifically to make the case for the so-called 'Buffet Rule,' which is a tax increase on high income earners and small businesses. I guess I'm a bit confused about the whole situation. If he's visiting c...