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OPINION: A UP Reporter’s advice to surviving Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights 23

Olivia Sheets

October 22, 2013

Fog billows across the ground and zombies with rotted-out faces push through shrieking crowds. George Romero isn’t directing because this is real life. Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) is here to unleash terror for one last week. Here’s what you need to know if you plan on catching it before it’s gone. This year’s headli...

Letter to the Editor: Meatless Monday

Kenny Torrella

September 22, 2013

President Clinton, once known for his love of fast-food, has been making headlines for his recent dietary change. He’s swapped the Big Macs, chicken nuggets and fried shrimp for veggie burgers, beans and fresh fruits and vegetables. After years of battling heart problems—even undergoing quadruple bypass surgery--Clinton took his doctor’s advice to re...

Unqualified

June 20, 2010

When FAU fired the UP adviser on three days' notice, administrators told us, "We are not leaving you with nothing." Well, it's now been more than a month, but the UP has next to nothing. FAU's student media director now serves as our official interim adviser; however, investigation has revealed that she's inflated her journalism background and do...

Authority issues

June 6, 2010

The column on the left of page three is what we call it the staff box. But this week, it's just plain trouble. It doesn't look any different, and that's the problem. This standard staff box could get me brought up on student conduct charges. And if that happens, I could sue FAU. It all started back on May 18. That's when FAU fired the UP's adviser o...

Corrections to the previous issue

April 18, 2010

Corrections to the previous issue: In the April 15 issue, the "Overbooked" opinions story quoted an FAU press release that said incoming President-elect Mary Jane Saunders would have a meet-and-greet with students. This meet-and-greet did happen, but not at the time the UP was told. The story also stated Saunders gave the UP reporter short answers. T...

Overbooked

April 11, 2010

Editorial Note: Corrections to this story -  This opinions story quoted an FAU press release that said incoming President-elect Mary Jane Saunders would have a meet-and-greet with students. This meet-and-greet did happen, but not at the time the UP was told. The story also stated Saunders gave the UP reporter short answers. This is incorrect. ...

A sign of real change

April 4, 2010

OPINION Political history met our high-speed society as supporters of President Barack Obama posted a victorious message on Twitter last month: "This is a major reform. This is what change looks like." They were referring to the health care reform bill that passed on March 22 after a year of controversy and delay. Days later, the president signed the bill ...

Will I ever graduate?

March 29, 2010

OPINION When 12:01 a.m. hits the clock on April 8, I will be in a virtual race with other sophomores on myfau.fau.edu to register for summer and fall classes — a race that will most likely end with my panic attack. If I don't get into Introduction to Media Studies (MMC 1540) for next fall semester, I'm probably going to lose my Bright Future...

Hide, and they won’t seek

March 22, 2010

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Pets are not allowed to live in on-campus housing, and I broke that rule. But FAU didn't find out about it because of another set of rules. Resident assistants (RAs) are essentially leaders of on-campus housing. Their job is to keep you in line but also to protect the allergic and disdainful from others' misdeeds, like cat owning ...

What happened to compassion, FAU?

March 15, 2010

OPINIONS I was standing in front of the barricades where Brother Micah was blocked off on the Free Speech Lawn of the Boca campus when he pointed to the student to the left of me, calling him a homosexual, then the student to the right, damning her to hell. Afterward, a pink condom filled with water flew over the crowd, almost hitting Micah. His preaching didn't...

System failure

March 15, 2010

OPINIONS When FAU e-mailed me last month reminding me to "exercise" my right to vote, they weren't kidding. During the Feb. 23 and 24 SG elections, almost all students who voted did so online at their convenience. But I had to drive to campus on my day off to fill out a paper ballot. I tried to vote online. I wanted to vote for only president and B...

Compassion: Not in Greek Life’s vocabulary

March 2, 2010

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR In an entire issue that talks about how human compassion will create peace, I want to give you an update on something that's less than compassionate. The cover story in the last issue of the UP was an investigation about hazing in the Greek Life system. Since then, there have been several developments you should know abou...