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NCAA Tournament preview and predictions

NCAA Tournament preview and predictions

March 17, 2016

With a field of 64 teams making up the biggest national stage in the collegiate basketball year, March Madness is officially in season.

Weekly Spotlight: FAU Men’s Rugby Club

Weekly Spotlight: FAU Men’s Rugby Club

March 10, 2016

Welcome to the Weekly Spotlight, where you can learn about on-campus organizations in one easy place. This week we spoke with Anthony Bonanno, president of FAU Men’s Rugby Club. The club has 34 active members and competes with other Florida universities through tournaments. This interview has been edited for clarity.

Dangerous weather looms but classes are still in session

Dangerous weather looms but classes are still in session

January 27, 2016

Dark clouds hover over the Florida Atlantic campus, cautioning students to be weary. Commuters to the school are stuck in hours-long traffic and the possibility of a tornado is imminent, but classes still aren’t cancelled. The emergency management system issues warnings to stay inside on the first floor, but the alerts usually don’t come in time and the danger of being in bad weather is already present. Amanda Heinrich, junior psychology major, lives in Pompano. She commutes to the Boca Raton campus almost every day.

Gallery: Florida Atlantic v. Western Kentucky

Gallery: Florida Atlantic v. Western Kentucky

November 8, 2015

Max Jackson | Staff Photographer Florida Atlantic running back Trey Rodriguez (22) stiff arms Western Kentucky linebacker Nick Holt (10) on...

Group of graduating FAU students cross the stage

Group of graduating FAU students cross the stage

December 11, 2014

According to Florida Atlantic University's Pinterest page, the school’s very first graduating class consisted of just thirty students. FAU ha...

President Kelly gives first State of the University Address

President Kelly gives first State of the University Address

September 12, 2014

In the past year, Florida Atlantic University saw its name in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Dr. John Kelly, the university’s new president, aims to change that. Kelly’s State of the Univers...

TED-X At FAU

TED-X At FAU

April 21, 2014

  Whenever scientists, celebrities or even just people tinkering in their garages think they have something amazing ...

Owls lose big to talented Duke team

Rodolphe Ganthier

November 16, 2013

The Florida Atlantic Owls (1-2) were blown out 97-64 by a Duke (1-1) basketball team ranked fourth in the nation after a road trip to Durham, North Carolina. Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski's team came out storming out of the gate, hitting four threes in the first six minutes of the game. Duke found itself with a 20 point advantage after just thirteen minutes of play. Led ...

An Open Letter to FAU Students

Acting President Dennis Crudele

May 29, 2013

It is an honor to serve you as acting president of Florida Atlantic University—a responsibility I humbly accepted and take very seriously. I want to take this time to introduce myself to those of you who may not know me or my long history with the university. The most important elements of my career are twofold: I’ve been an Owl for just shy o...

FAU students investigated for “disruptive behavior” during protest

Christopher Massana

May 1, 2013

Three FAU students could face conduct charges from administration for protesting a public event. The students were members of the FAU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. They joined nine other members on April 19, when they protested a speech given by Col. Bentzi Gruber of the Israeli Defense Forces. Gruber spoke in the Student Housing S...

FAU President Mary Jane Saunders allegedly clips Owlcatraz student protester with her car

Dylan Bouscher

March 22, 2013

An FAU student protesting the university’s recent stadium naming rights agreement with a private prison company was allegedly clipped by FAU President Mary Jane Saunders’ car as she was leaving the Jupiter campus this morning. Saunders was leaving a “coffee with faculty” event on the campus when student protesters surrounded her car, according to multiple witnesses. Senior women’s studies major Britni ...

Gunman on FAU’s Boca campus, university on lockdown

Lore Khazem

November 29, 2012

Today, students on FAU’s Boca campus were on lockdown for three hours. At 1:11 p.m., FAU sent out the first alert reading: “Armed intruder/shooter in Arts & Letters, Boca. Remain alert. Seek shelter in secure location. Follow police instructions.” According to FAU’s alert system, the suspect was a 5-foot-10 black male with a muscular...