Kelsey Moghadaspour, a graduate teaching assistant (GTA), is diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. If she received healthcare from FAU as a GTA, she wouldn't have to fly to Seattle for treatment. Photo by Simone Stewart

FAU’s College of Arts and Letters graduate teaching assistants among the lowest paid in Florida

December 1, 2019

Arts & Letters graduate teaching assistants at FAU are paid the lowest stipend in the state, and they want their healthcare covered. But all they have from FAU is a promise, and a Fall 2020 deadline.

Police responding to the death on campus Tuesday morning. Photo by Kimberly Swan

Opinion: Why we reported Tuesday’s death the way we did

November 6, 2019

Somebody died on campus yesterday. We found out everything we could and reported it. You might’ve disagreed with our headline and framing — but now, we want your feedback.

Photo by Alex Liscio

‘They probably thought I was a criminal’: Baker Acted students say wearing handcuffs worsens their experience

October 15, 2019

Law enforcement agencies can involuntarily transport students to mental health treatment centers under a Florida law called the Baker Act. But when they use handcuffs to do so, which experts say is relatively standard, students say it makes their situation even worse.

A stack of our most recent issue in the garbage on Diversity Way. Photo by Kristen Grau

Opinion: Thank you for trashing our newspapers

September 16, 2019

Someone threw at least a bin full of our latest issue in the campus garbage. You know, the one with rape allegations against the quarterback on the cover. But we’re not mad, we’re flattered.

Brenda Tracy (left) and Jessica Luther (right). Tracy is an activist who speaks out against gendered violence in athletics and Luther is a journalist who covers sexual assault cases in athletics.

The NCAA lacks a policy disqualifying sexually violent players

September 1, 2019

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) doesn’t have a policy prohibiting athletes who commit sexual violence from playing. Experts and activists say the problem lies in the NCAA’s lack of clear cut rules regarding sexual misconduct.

Deandre Poole, a professor of communications at FAU, is running for Palm Beach County office. Photo courtesy of Poole

FAU “stomp on Jesus” professor running for Palm Beach office

June 21, 2019

Dr. Deandre Poole is running for the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections in 2020. His main goal is eliminating voter suppression.

FAU charged Delta Tau Delta with six violations. Illustration by Ivan Benavides

A look into hazing allegations at FAU

May 6, 2019

FAU charged a fraternity with “brutal” hazing, but it’s not saying anything else — and one expert says that’s the problem.

FAU has the lowest percentage of Greek members compared to the rest of the student body. Graphic by Cameren Boatner

How does FAU Greek life match up to other Florida universities?

May 1, 2019

Here are the smartest, most popular, and best-behaved Greek communities in Florida — and the least.

FAU fraternity and sorority members dance during OwlThon, an annual fundraiser for children with chronic illnesses. Photo courtesy of OwlThon

FAU philanthropy event raises $247,000 for children with chronic illnesses

April 29, 2019

OwlThon generates thousands of dollars annually, typically raised by FAU fraternity and sorority members.

You can find the group handing out condoms on the breezeway. Picture left to right: Alex Bruens, Ally Walchak, Natasha Roberts, Photo by Alex Liscio

Meet the Planned Parenthood organization at FAU

March 22, 2019

Generation Action is trying to reduce the stigma around abortion.

Julia Cataldo started her company, Peppy Debs, inspired by her mom. Photo by Violet Castano

Making clothes their future: Running a business as a student

February 26, 2019

Two FAU students are taking their careers into their own hands by creating and designing clothing brands.

The presidential and governor candidates gathered in a room to answer College Democrats President Matthew Taudien’s questions about their platforms. Photo by Cameren Boatner

Student Government presidential, gubernatorial candidates speak on abortion, LGBT issues, recent ‘scandals’

February 22, 2019

College Democrats and the National Organization for Women held a panel for the candidates to talk about their platforms.