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Fast Bullets, Slow Justice

January 12, 2009

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Nearly eight months after a shooting incident at the University Village Apartments, the non-student accused of pulling the trigger has yet to be prosecuted. Omar Everton Graham Jr., identified as the April "finals week shooter," faces a plea conference on Jan. 23 for the charges of shooting into a building, which could get him up to 15 years in prison...

Dorm Safety Still an Issue?

January 12, 2009

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Despite security cameras, locked doors with keycard-only access and on-duty student security, FAU's dorms still aren't completely safe, the University Press found. Three months ago, the UP tried to sneak into all on-campus housing to prove a point: Human nature trumps all when it comes to safety. And in December, we did it again. The UP found that re...

New Recreation Center Opens on Boca Campus

January 12, 2009

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The new recreation center opened on the Boca campus on Jan. 5, 2009. The $11 million building includes a 6,600-square-foot fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, more than 40 cardio machines, circuit-training, free weights and a stretching area. The facility will also offer yoga, Pilates, aerobics and spinning classes. The multipurpose gym...

Former Student Found Dead at the Apartments

January 12, 2009

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A former FAU student was found dead in Building 60 of the on-campus student apartments late November after what residents say was a "night of partying." Kyle Steven Ramstrum, 20, passed away in his sleep on the morning of Nov. 25 in the bed of close friend Bailey Mcallister. According to Mcallister's roommate, Vanessa Lozada, Ramstrum was snoring so l...

Save the Boobs

October 10, 2008

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It began with free lunch and 20 strangers awkwardly expecting to talk about boobs. As these students entered Heritage Hall at FAU's Davie campus for the "Save the Boobs" event, sponsored by the Broward Wellness Center, they had no idea exactly how much boob talk there was going to be. The all-female attendees were asked to introduce themselves as a way ...

SG Elections Continue

October 9, 2008

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When the Boca House of Representatives started electing their leadership for the year two weeks ago, she ran for the top office: speaker of the house. It came down to the very last vote, but she lost. Last week, Pollack ran for the office directly under speaker, pro-tempore. She lost that one by three votes. Afterward, she was offered the chair posit...

FAU Receives Gift for on-Campus Movie Theater

October 9, 2008

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Whether you are a film buff or just like to catch a good movie now and then, starting in spring of 2010, you'll be able to watch the latest films right here on campus. Soon, FAU students will be able to boast that their school is the hub of the international and independent film scene in South Florida. On Monday, Sept. 15, the Dorothy F. Schmidt C...