Nine of the past eleven student body presidents have been involved in Greek life. 
Graphic by Israel Fontoura.

Greek life members hold most of Student Government’s top positions

May 2, 2019

During a Student Government campaign, the life-long friendships members are promised in fraternities and sororities may come in handy when they need votes.

A national conservative group, Turning Point USA, claims to have helped elect over 50 student body presidents in the past two years through campaign donations. Photo courtesy of Flickr

Past Student Government campaigns had ties to national conservative group

September 17, 2018

Several top-ranking FAU Student Government members have taken money from national conservative organization Turning Point USA, but does it matter?

Students entering the Recreation Center now have less time to work out after the end of a pilot program that extended the gym's hours. Alexis Hayward | Contributing Photographer

University officials end extended hours pilot program at Campus Recreation building

October 12, 2016

University officials are now closing the Recreation and Fitness Center three hours earlier at night, ending a pilot program that let students work out as late as 1 a.m.

Photo by Mohammed F. Emran

Opinion: No one uses the library for books

May 13, 2016

Florida Atlantic’s libraries are filled with over a million different books, journals, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and microforms. But if you look through any of the building’s five floors and in the computer labs, the chance of finding students with any of those things in front of them is slim to none.

The office of the Student Government Elections Board remains vacant most of the time, as the chair of the board lives on FAU’s Jupiter campus. Ryan Klimar, the marketing director for the Elections Board, has been frustrated with Gregory Barber’s absence, and thinks it has to do with him being a Jupiter student: “He’s not in Boca, he’s not where the action happens. The representation of Broward and Jupiter towards FAU is important, … but when you’re choosing university-wide leadership positions, they need to be centered in Boca.”

Student Government member forgoes duties, students say advisers stepped in to save elections

April 27, 2016

A miniature American flag hangs upside down on the corkboard of the elections office in the second floor of the Student Union, a traditional note of a state in distress. The flipped flag symbolizes the chaos the elections office faced over the past two months. “The elections are done so I guess I’ll just—” Elections Board Marketing Director Ryan Klimar said as he reached over to flip the flag right side up. “I flipped that two months ago.” In February, the Student Government elections for the next president, vice president and campus governors kicked off, but they didn’t go smoothly.

President John Kelly says diversity in the faculty is a major priority. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran.

President Kelly to speak at all six commencement ceremonies

April 25, 2016

Spring commencement 2016 will kick off this year with different speakers sending graduating seniors off to fulfill their futures. The ceremonies will be held on Thursday, May 5 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and Friday, May 6 at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m, according to the Office of the Registrar. Dr. John Kelly will speak at all six commencement ceremonies. Student body president Kathryn Edmunds says president-elect Michael Cairo will also be speaking.

During the month of April, Owls Care Health promotion placed flags outside of the Breezeway with statistics about sexual assault. Mohammed F Emran | Staff Photographer

FAU police reports reveal campus rapes tripled within a year

April 14, 2016

On a Friday night in September of 2014, a Florida Atlantic student went on her third date with a man she met on the dating app, OkCupid. The man picked her up from her University Village Apartments dorm.

Elections Board marketing director, Ryan Klimar, sits with approximately 30 contestations in front of him. The official results can not be released until all contestations are heard. Photo by Gregory Cox | Managing Editor

Student Government Elections: Candidates still don’t know who officially has won

March 9, 2016

The candidates of this year's student government presidential and gubernatorial elections are still in the dark almost two weeks after the elections.

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FAU, are you informed?

March 1, 2016


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Student Government elections: Michael Cairo wins presidency, official results still pending

February 29, 2016

Left in the dark since Thursday, the candidates from this year's student government spring elections can breathe a sigh of relief.

Less Money, Fewer Jobs: Student body president weighs in on budget cuts

Less Money, Fewer Jobs: Student body president weighs in on budget cuts

February 25, 2016

ven less money than previously expected will be going to pay student employees if new recommendations from student body Presiden...

Gov. Chris Ferreira is running for president as a fill in ticket. Mohammed F Emran | Web Editor

Student Government elections: surprise candidates enter presidential race as a joke

February 24, 2016

With fewer than 36 hours to go, the new ticket hopes their “milkshakes will bring all the voters to the polls.”