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Green Guilt: Too Busy to Help the Environment

March 9, 2009

I'm rushing to class, already 10 minutes late, dodging slow walkers, people standing around talking on cell phones and crazy skateboarders. Just as I get past what seems to be the FAU student rush hour in the Breezeway, a girl dressed in a long, '70s-like hippie skirt and crochet top jumps out in front of me and asks, "Excuse me! Do you have a minute ...

I Have a Green Baby With Wheels

March 9, 2009

Last summer I turned green, but not because Al Gore told me an inconvenient truth. Hungry polar bears drifting away on ice cubes, as sad as that is, don't directly inconvenience me. Commuting from Delray to FAU's Boca, Fort Lauderdale and Davie campuses at $4.16 a gallon at the peak of gas prices in mid-July definitely did. So, I leased a green Toy...

Beyond the Classroom: Letter from the Editor

February 23, 2009

Last semester was my most exhilarating semester yet at FAU. I went sailing on a Friday afternoon, I watched some guy climb a 45-foot wall, and I threw a Frisbee for the first time. Then I met sophomore David Rundio, and I realized I was not taking advantage of what FAU had to offer. In fact, until I played Frisbee, I didn't realize FAU even had on-ca...

Love: Is It All in Your Head?

February 9, 2009

You see that familiar person across the room, and they see you. Your mind gets cloudy, butterflies flutter in your stomach, and your heart races. Then there's that ear-to-ear smile that you cannot conceal. You see them smile back, and you know that they're feeling the same exact way. You love them, and they love you. Love, specifically romantic love, has...

If They Can Do It, So Can I

February 9, 2009

Living in university housing is proving to be a serious pain in my ass.  Don't get me wrong: It's wonderful being able to live on campus in a usually safe environment, but the rules are becoming such a pain that it's making me consider other housing options for the future. Sure, I understand the rules of living in the Village Apartments.  No alcoho...

Say Cheesy?

February 9, 2009

We've all heard 'em. Those cheesy, cliché pickup lines that were probably created by little boys in the third grade. Here's a list of the top 10 worst lines we've heard: "Did it hurt when you fell from heaven? 'Cause baby you're an angel.""Are you from Tennessee? 'Cause you're the only ten I see!""You have beautiful eyes. Can I have your numbe...

Is It Really Worth It?

February 9, 2009

Single, newly dating or in a relationship — whatever your status may be — Valentine's Day isn't fun for anyone. No matter how much Valentine's Day means to you while you are in college, once you are out of college and working in the real world the day may mean something different. V-Day can be the day that sparks the deciding question:...

February: The Obligation Month

February 6, 2009

Although February only has 28 days, this lucky month is chock-full of nifty holidays. We wait for a little rodent to pop out of the ground, have an excuse to eat extra chocolate, celebrate the birthdays of men we read about in history class, and sometimes get an extra day. We also get to spend the month remembering history and — let's face it &...

Making My Vote Count

February 6, 2009

As a young voter, I felt immense pressure from the media to follow a certain path during the primaries. I intended to cast my vote for Barack Obama in the Democratic primaries, however, pressure from the media made me unsure. I felt nudged toward Hillary Clinton since I am a woman. I felt that even though I agreed with Obama's policies and principles, I ...