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A Separation, playing at the FAU Living Room Theatre, shows the struggles of two Iranian families

Fayez Kloub

April 11, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

In a society built on high morality, is it better to be honest if the truth could damage you, or lie to protect those around you? This telling question is the foundation of A Separation, the 2012 Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Picture, that shows a bitter legal battle between two strained families determined to find the truth behind a tragic...

Film Review: The Matchmaker, playing at Living Room Theatres, tells a coming-of-age story of a young Israeli in the ‘60s

Fayez Kloub

March 27, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

At an age when a boy should only be concerned about when he’s going to hang out with his friends, how will he handle being thrown into a grown-up world of corruption and crime on his path to enlightenment? The end result is actually more charming than you would assume as Avi Nesher’s The Matchmaker tells a coming-of-age story that celebrates opening your heart in a world where compassion is...

Commentary: Handling of Jonatha Carr incident shows the true FAU

Rachel Chapnick

March 26, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

FAU’s been blessed. Instead of bodies lying around GS 120 after Jonatha Carr’s outburst, the school had an opportunity to learn and fix things. Too bad it didn’t learn. Or fix anything. The school is going to get bad publicity from this — you usually do when teachers and students have their lives threatened on video. But it isn’t the mista...

Film Review: A review of We Need to Talk About Kevin, playing in the Living Room Theatres on FAU’s Boca campus

Fayez Kloub

March 13, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

In a household where the son has grown up to become a mass murderer, is he to blame, or are the parents the ones at fault? We Need to Talk About Kevin delves into this subject as a broken mother is forced into every parent’s nightmare: raising a sociopath. Based on the 2003 novel with the same name by Lionel Shriver, the film focuses on Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton), a mother who...

Commentary: FAU men’s basketball’s collective psyche ruined a season of promise

Rolando Rosa

March 13, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion

As he slowly walked off the court for the final time this season, the feeling was all too familiar for Owls junior guard Greg Gantt. For the fifth game in a row, his team came up short and Gantt was livid. As another year of his college career dwindled down the drain, all he could think about was how pathetically sad FAU’s “Year of the NCAA Tournament”...

Commentary: Challenge for journalism

Gideon Grudo

March 6, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

Edit: On March 7, a day after this article came out, FAU OwlTV took down its entire Twitter account and started a new one: @FAU_OwlTV. Owl TV, Student Government and FAU officials refused to be interviewed about why the Twitter account went down. OwlTV Station Manager AJ Jordat may have violated four laws in a series of four February tweets, according...

Film Review: A Dangerous Method playing at Living Room Theatres shows the thrilling lives of Jung, Freud and Spielrein

Fayez Kloub

March 2, 2012

Filed under Movies, Opinion, Reviews, Top Stories

Would you be willing to turn your back on your own set of principles –– even if those beliefs were the framework of your profession? This key question is the focal point of A Dangerous Method, a film directed by David Cronenberg that reaches into the mind of world-renown psychiatrist Carl Jung during his descent into adultery, in the midst of trying to find the secrets to human desire ...

Commentary: FAU men’s basketball still capable of turning season around

Rolando Rosa

March 2, 2012

Filed under Commentary, Opinion, Top Stories

Many men have “the one that got away.” For Mike Jarvis, his 2012 version of FAU basketball is “the team that got away.” The Owls should have been motivated to play inspired ball for a coach that led them to a conference title and is in the last year of a contract, but that was not the case. “A lot of players haven’t really bought in,” poi...

With added development and expansion, time for FAU, community, to give a hoot

Rolando Rosa

February 21, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

The Owl fingers are getting a makeover. It’s time to “Salute the Hoot.” The idea of Owl fingers dates back to 2002, but FAU decided with a new era of football and student life at the University beckoning, it was time to rebrand it. “It’s something that has been done already, we just said let’s make it official,” Dexter LaMont, associate a...

Commentary: The FAU sports hall of fame is flawed and needs fixing

Rolando Rosa

February 21, 2012

Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Kevin Cooney (baseball) and Shontavia Williams (women’s basketball) are set to be inducted into FAU’s hall of fame on Feb. 24. Wait, FAU has a hall of fame? Since 2006, apparently. If this shocks you too, don’t feel bad. It’s pretty easy to miss. FAU’s hall of fame is literally … in a hallway. Buried in The Burrow are pictures of various fo...

Commentary: OwlTV station manager tweets nearly nude photo of FAU student without her permission

Mariam Aldhahi

February 20, 2012

Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Two administrators talked for two hours Monday morning about the mostly nude photo of a student — and talk is all they did. Terry Mena, associate dean of students, and Michael Gaede, director of student media, knew the picture would be a problem only after the subject of the photo claimed that OwlTV Station Manager AJ Jordat violated her privacy. The 20-year-old fe...

A cynic’s guide to Valentine’s Day at FAU

Carolina Fernandez

February 14, 2012

Filed under Opinion

I was just trying to find the buy-one-get-one-free Velveeta macaroni boxes at Publix and I somehow ended up in the Valentine’s Day aisle. It felt endless, littered with hearts and smiles everywhere. I immediately regretted doing my grocery shopping a few days before the day dedicated to love and lovers. I reluctantly picked up the Hallmark card w...