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Opinion: First taste of democracy

December 3, 2016

It came as a shock, a cannonball through the window. Donald Trump is the president-elect. Many young first-time voters — including co...

Signs in support of Hillary Clinton remain on a palm tree near the Wimberly Library on Wednesday. Ryan Lynch | Editor in Chief

Students’ social media show thoughts on Trump’s win

November 10, 2016

  The University Press administered a Twitter poll on Nov. 8 — hours before the election results began coming in  — asking students...

Pillars near the campus bookstore have the word “vote” written in chalk on them a day after the 2016 presidential election. Ryan Lynch | Editor in Chief

Students express mixed reactions of 2016 presidential election results

November 9, 2016

  Florida Atlantic students and faculty sat in suspense watching the exit polls add up Tuesday night through Wednesday morni...

A ‘vote here’ sign marks FAU Arena as a polling place during Election Day on Nov. 8. Ryan Lynch | Editor in Chief

Students file into voting booths at Boca Raton campus for Election Day

November 8, 2016

  F or those filing into FAU Arena on Tuesday, the venue did not play host to a men or women’s basketball game, but inste...

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Classifying the Candidates

November 5, 2016

  Donald Trump CRIME: Donald Trump believes that the legalization of marijuana should be decided at the state level. He maintains that drugs should be legalized to take revenue away from drug carte...

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October BEPI poll released has Hillary Clinton leading in Florida over Donald Trump

October 16, 2016

A new poll by the Business and Economics Polling Initiative at Florida Atlantic University has Democratic Party presidential candidate ...

 A variety of student groups congregated at The Burrow to watch the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, including the College Republicans and College Democrats.  Max Jackson | Staff Photographer

Campus hosts pair of viewing parties for first presidential debate

September 27, 2016

  T he Burrow, a bar and grill on Florida Atlantic’s Boca Raton campus, was filled with about 150 people Monday night as stud...

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Florida Atlantic poll says Hispanic voters favor Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump

June 2, 2016

A new survey from the Florida Atlantic Business and Economic Polling Initiative has Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton leading Republican Donald Trump among Hispanic voters nationwide.

FAU College Democrats have 32 due-paying members and a larger network of students involved in politics both in and out of campus life. Photo courtesy of FAU College Democrats’ Owl Central page.

Weekly Spotlight: FAU College Democrats

March 31, 2016

Welcome to the Weekly Spotlight, where you can learn about on-campus organizations in one easy place. This week we spoke with Tom Valeo, vice president of the Florida Atlantic College Democrats. The club has 32 active members that travel around the world, meet with elected officials and engage in heated debates with the FAU College Republicans.

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The great gun debate

January 19, 2016

With mass shootings continuing to plague America and the looming threat of terrorist attacks, gun control promises to be a lightning rod issue in the run-up election of 2016.

Illustration by Ivan Benavides

Students split in support of Sanders

January 19, 2016

Alan Friederwitzer, is an 18-year-old college student, but he’ll be voting for a 74-year-old Jewish man in the upcoming election. And he hopes you do too. Bernie Sanders, a self described democratic socialist, even has an on-campus club supporting the candidate — Owls for Bernie, with Friederwitzer acting as the club’s president. Through organized viewing parties, promoting in the Breezeway, getting students registered and fundraising, the club hopes to get Sanders elected. “There are issues only he can tackle,” Friederwitzer said. “Whatever you are — conservative or liberal — we should all agree that we need less corporate involvement. We need military expenditure reform, criminal justice reform, Wall Street reform … and these should not be debatable.”

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FAU, are you informed?

January 19, 2016

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