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With the postponement, the Owls will start their season against USF at home on Sept. 26. Photo by Alex Liscio

FAU Football: Season opener against Georgia Southern postponed after more positive COVID-19 cases

September 18, 2020

The Owls will look to reschedule with Georgia Southern to play later this season.

The amount of positive COVID-19 cases at FAU continue to rise. Photo by Alex Liscio.

FAU reports over 100 cumulative positive COVID-19 cases

September 15, 2020

With the 104 positive cases total, this marks an uptick of 62 cases.

Between the 42 positive COVID-19 cases, 41 are students and one is an employee. Photo by Alex Liscio.

FAU reports 42 positive COVID-19 cases in new system that updates every 30 minutes

September 9, 2020

Using Microsoft BI, the case data is updated every half-hour on the FAU coronavirus updates page.

Illustration by Israel Fontoura

FAU has 26 positive COVID-19 cases. But why don’t you know that?

April 10, 2020

he last update FAU students received about a positive case was almost a month ago — but UF and USF students get an update whenever there’s a new case.

The Anti Defamation League ruled the OK hand gesture, which is used as a symbol of school pride at FAU, a

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.

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.

There's been no progress on removing Papa John's from FAU since August of last year. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Papa John’s isn’t leaving FAU anytime soon

February 7, 2019

The university said it would remove the pizza chain from campus after the its founder’s racist language, but nobody has an answer for when this will happen.

Foundation of Individual Rights was formed in 1999. Illustration Candice Puentas

FAU’s protection of constitutional rights improves

January 25, 2019

The Foundation of Individual Rights in Education, or FIRE, has FAU listed as mediocre — but the number of policies that make it so have shrunk.

FAU holds the WeLead conference in the Spring semester. Illustration by Joey Sena

Opinion: FAU should stop forcing student organizations to attend their ‘leadership’ conferences

January 23, 2019

From political bias to the endorsement of false facts, FAU’s Lead and Serve conferences are not about leadership, nor do they promote diversity.

261 students wait to graduate in the Basketball Arena.

FAU holds rescheduled graduation for in-state students following ‘credible threat’ cancellation

August 14, 2018

Over 250 in-state students graduated this morning after being evacuated from what was supposed to be their ceremony last week....

FAU's graduation will be held online this year. Photo by Alexander Rodriguez

Graduation ceremonies rescheduled to this week and next

August 8, 2018

This follows the cancellation of Tuesday’s ceremony due to a “credible threat.”

Ahead of today's 5 p.m. graduation ceremony, hundreds of students and FAU community members evacuated from the Boca Student Union. Earlier in the afternoon, an FAU employee found a post-it note that FAU police deemed a

Graduation ceremony canceled due to ‘credible threat’

August 7, 2018

A sticky note led to the evacuation of the Boca Student Union. Although, no suspicious items were found before or after a building sweep.