Illustration by Michelle Rodriguez.

Coronavirus Column: How I use my free time in quarantine

June 4, 2020

During this pandemic, finding things to do that make me happy have been helping with my mental health and has made me gain a new perspective on life.

Opinion: Black Lives Matter isn’t a social media trend, people are getting killed

Opinion: Black Lives Matter isn’t a social media trend, people are getting killed

June 3, 2020

If you’re only posting a black square on your Instagram, your performative activism is showing.

Illustration by Michelle Rodriguez

OPINION: George Floyd, Amy Cooper, and the injustice of White Privilege

May 30, 2020

George Floyd’s life didn’t matter to Derek Chauvin.   That’s what stood out to me as I watched the video of the 46-y...

Illustration by Michelle Rodriguez.

Coronavirus Column: How I maintained my mental health during a pandemic

May 21, 2020

This pandemic had made me forget about the things I enjoyed, whether it was exercising, writing, or my faith, and something inside of me is telling me that this is the same for a lot of other people as well.

Illustration by Michelle Rodriguez

Coronavirus Columns: An Easter In quarantine

April 19, 2020

With churches closed, my family scattered around the country, and a pandemic changing the entire world, Easter was a bit different this year.

Tight End Harrison Bryant is the first in his position not from a Power 5 conference to win the John Mackey Award. Photo by Alex Liscio.

Analysis: Harrison Bryant has a lot to work on before he reaches his full NFL potential

April 14, 2020

With a successful collegiate career at FAU, he’s looking to find a new home in the NFL next week.

Illustration by Michelle Rodriguez

Coronavirus Columns: My first Passover during a pandemic

April 13, 2020

Celebrating Passover while the coronavirus raged outside of our house was strange, but it brought my family closer together.

Illustration by Michelle Rodriguez

The UP wants to hear your coronavirus stories

April 2, 2020

Lost a job? Sad about graduation? Had a terrible class on Zoom? However you’ve been impacted by coronavirus, we want to hear about it.

Photo by Israel Fontoura.

Opinion: I attended an NYC convention in the middle of a pandemic

March 19, 2020

An annual college media convention was supposed to be an informative and exciting weekend. Instead, the city was dead and many presenters bailed.

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‘Only One’ review: Criminology student successfully shows horrors of human trafficking through play

February 21, 2020

Abigail Howard directed and wrote her play, called “Only One” which was shown on Feb. 9 at the University Theater, and presented a Q&A with expert panelists afterward on the topic.

Jan. 29 is Student Press Freedom Day, an event organized by the Student Press Law Center. Photo courtesy of SPLC

Opinion: I’m dancing every day on Tik Tok for journalism

January 29, 2020

In August, I filed a public record request for the personnel file of FAU’s former vice president of Student Affairs — along with two other related requests. Five months later, I’m still waiting for it.

Kevin Garnett, Lakeith Stanfield, and Adam Sandler (left to right) in the Safdie Brothers' film

The argument for and against “Uncut Gems”

January 24, 2020

“Uncut Gems” has a compelling soundtrack and cinematography, but too many side plots.