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Transgender activist talks about what transitioning was like in Israel

Transgender activist talks about what transitioning was like in Israel

March 31, 2020

FAU’s Owls for Israel and National Organization for Women chapters hosted an online event featuring transgender activist Michael Alroy.

FAU school pride symbol ruled a ‘racist hand sign’ by anti-hate group

FAU school pride symbol ruled a ‘racist hand sign’ by anti-hate group

March 4, 2020

The OK symbol — called “Owl Fingers” by FAU — is now being used as a white power symbol by Richard Spencer and the Christchurch shooter. But experts say that the gesture is fine to use if it’s in a harmless context.

‘Out of control:’ students share their struggles with eating disorders

‘Out of control:’ students share their struggles with eating disorders

March 1, 2020

As Eating Disorder Awareness Week comes to a close, here are two students’ stories with anorexia and binge eating disorder.

New FAU theater organization aims to teach students about Black culture through plays, events

New FAU theater organization aims to teach students about Black culture through plays, events

February 19, 2020

Beginning this Spring, The Black Undergraduate Theatre Collective will host plays and events to teach the FAU community about Black culture.

Serving, transitioning, living: the struggles of Rose de la Espriella

Serving, transitioning, living: the struggles of Rose de la Espriella

February 5, 2020

Rose de la Espriella served six years in the Air Force. The FAU graduate teaching assistant was also a trans woman who died by suicide on campus in November.

5 things to do in Boca during winter break

5 things to do in Boca during winter break

December 20, 2019

Winter break is here, which is a great excuse to unwind. If you’re on campus for the break, there are plenty of things to do if you want to take a mental health day.

FAU introduces second mascot

FAU introduces second mascot

December 13, 2019

From now on, Owlsley will have some company on the football field: a smaller owl mascot named Hoot.

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

‘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.

‘The job wasn’t worth it’: the stressful world of resident assistants

‘The job wasn’t worth it’: the stressful world of resident assistants

October 11, 2019

While being a resident assistant (RA) at FAU means you get an hourly pay on top half-priced housing, their workday never ends — and the stress has a powerful impact on their mental health.

FAU allegedly violates crime reporting law in QB sexual battery investigation

FAU allegedly violates crime reporting law in QB sexual battery investigation

August 31, 2019

An FAU student says quarterback Chris Robison raped her. She felt guilty for it, so she told police it never happened — then told FAU it did. A lawyer says FAU was right in clearing Robison, but how they told her about their decisions might’ve violated a federal law.

Obituary: Former library dean dies at 72

Obituary: Former library dean dies at 72

August 25, 2019

William “Bill” Miller won the ‘Oscar for reference librarians’ and introduced the library’s first computers and special collections. He served as library dean for 27 years.

FAU student and MSD alum Sydney Aiello remembered for her selflessness

FAU student and MSD alum Sydney Aiello remembered for her selflessness

June 17, 2019

Despite struggling with depression and her best friend’s death, Aiello constantly went out of her way to take care of her friends.