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Making Concrete Float: The Concrete Canoe Club

February 24, 2009

Several times a week, behind the Boca engineering building, a group of 15 students mix different concoctions of concrete in giant tubs and experiment with fiberglass. Their goal is to create a canoe that not only floats, but races."I took on this challenge because I knew it would be an exciting and fun competition that I would never forget," says Vic...

Full List of Sports Clubs

February 24, 2009

This list includes all active and pending sports clubs, as per FAU's online list of registered clubs.The UP contacted all clubs and included the meeting times for clubs that responded as of press time. Editor's note: The contact info listed for these clubs is that which is listed online athttps://swise.fau.edu/universitycenter/clubreg/clubs_list.php   • Badminton Club Contact: [email protected]

Spinning and Winning: The Ultimate Frisbee Club

February 23, 2009

When you think of Frisbee, don't write it off as a leisurely beach sport or a game to be played with a dog in the park. The 2007 arrival of the Ultimate Frisbee Club to FAU has given a whole new meaning to the 6-ounce disc that is the Frisbee.  Ultimate Frisbee can best be described as a hybrid sport: one that combines the non-stop motion of soccer...

A Force to Be Reckoned With: FAU’s Rugby Teams

February 23, 2009

The Men's Team Finds Funds for Travel: The FAU Men's Rugby Club, which has been a functioning team for 20 years, has faced a major budget cut due to the recession. The FAU Council of Student Organizations (COSO) cut the team's budget from $15,000 to $2,000, but according to John Atwater, the team's president, the team has managed by collecting dues...

Staying Afloat: The FAU Sailing Club

February 23, 2009

The FAU Sailing Club isn't letting budget cuts sink them. They travel almost every weekend.The club competes as a team all over the state of Florida and even in New York. Competitions, known as regattas, bring 10 to 12 teams together to test their skills and to race one another. In the spring of 2008, the FAU team placed in the top 36 of 250 schools ...

Racing For Sex

February 16, 2009

On FAU's Boca campus, students in homemade racers helped raise sexual awareness at the Sexually Responsible Bed Race on Feb. 11.

Make the Night Special

February 9, 2009

A Valentine's Day date is typically a romantic evening out with your sweetie, but it doesn't have to be a stereotypical date. Going to a fancy restaurant, buying flowers, giving chocolate and a teddy bear is nice. But this year, with your funds being low, going all-out on one day doesn't seem practical. Whether you want to try a new restaurant or do...

Diversity on Campus

February 6, 2009

Of all the universities in Florida, FAU has the most diverse student population.FAU's average minority rate is 17 percent greater than those of the nine Florida universities included in the national Common Data Set (CDS) enrollment report recently published. The Common Data Set initiative is a collaboration of colleges and publishers nationwide. The...

Black Greeks ‘Stomp The Yard’

January 30, 2009

If you can keep your pledge a secret for two months, survive the intense initiation process and get the hang of a rigorous step routine, then you should look at the black fraternities and sororities on campus. The three black fraternities within FAU are Kappa Alpha Psi (known as the "Alphas" for short), Omega Psi Phi (also known as the "Omegas") and the P...

Watching History

January 30, 2009

On Jan. 20, the Student Union and Coyote Jack's was packed with hundreds of students and faculty gathered together to watch the historical inauguration of President Barack Obama.     "It really takes me back to the JFK inauguration," FAU President Frank Brogan says. "I was little, in elementary school. I came from a very Catholic upbringin...

Sickle Hell

January 30, 2009

Her eyes close, her legs shake and her jaw muscles tighten and clench to fight the pain. She uses this method every time the medicine doesn't work. The most recent pain put her in the hospital last week and before that left her in the hospital over winter break — Christmas and New Year's Eve, she spent hospitalized. Mix eight medications, more than...

Students Get Fit for Free

January 22, 2009

Five years of planning, one year of construction and $11 million later, students can now sweat for free on campus. The new facility located on-campus at the north end of the Breezeway includes new equipment for students who preferred to avoid the former, smaller gym. The older gym, which was located next to the aquatic center on the west side o...