Rose de la Espriella, the graduate teaching assistant who died by suicide last year. Photos courtesy of Ricardo de la Espriella/Illustration by Alex Liscio

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.

Spanish River Beach. Take some time to unwind at one of the nearby beaches this winter break. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

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

December 13, 2019

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

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.

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‘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.

Chris Robison was accused of sexual battery last December. During the investigation, FAU's Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance broke federal law. Meanwhile,
the alleged victim ensued months of emotional repercussions. Illustration by Ivan Benavides

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

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.

Sydney Aiello, a FAU student and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni, died in March. Her friends and teachers remember her for her selflessness, her love for yoga, and her

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.

Because FAU doesn’t provide on-campus housing for Greek Life members, the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi often host parties in a house a few minutes away from campus. Photo by Simone Stewart

The history of FAU’s 30-year debate over fraternity and sorority housing

May 10, 2019

After almost 30 years, FAU’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life is still unsure if housing for Greek life is coming anytime soon.

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.

Alcohol is allowed at some Greek life events, but the Interfraternity Council passed a resolution that will ban hard liquor from September 2019 and forward. Photo by Alex Liscio

Here’s what you need to know about Greek life parties

April 30, 2019

The UP learned about Greek party rules and myths concerning alcohol, drugs, and more so that you don’t have to.