Culture

Joseph R. Biden Becomes America’s 46th President at the 58th Inauguration Ceremony

It was a history making afternoon in more ways than one.  On Wednesday, Jan. 20th Joseph R. Biden was sworn in as America’s 46th President of the United States alongside Kamala D. Harris who was sworn in as America’s Vice President, making her the first female to do so.  The invite-only audience was full of familiar faces. Former Presidents Barack…

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Lifestyle

Trend Watch: The White AF1

Almost 40 years after their initial release, white Nike Air Force 1s (AF1) are making a comeback in 2020.  What was originally a shoe for basketball players, the AF1 has crept into mainstream fashion and is, according to Footwear News, “a must-have sneaker.”  After conducting a survey on my personal Instagram asking “What trends have you noticed this year?” 11 out of…

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Profiles

#BlackExcellence: Vincent Taylor

Most teachers walk into class, Vincent Taylor skates.  On special occasions, as students shuffle into class, Taylor rolls around on his skates to give students a positive start to the day and provide motivation to get through the week. Described by co-workers as a creative, up-beat, and dependable colleague, Taylor brings high energy to the classroom on a daily basis.  …

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Opinion-Editorial

The BS U Need to Read About

At Florida Atlantic University (FAU) there is an ongoing issue concerning the treatment of Black student organizations. From last minute cancellations to problems with funding with the Council of Student Organizations (COSO), Black orgs have to go the extra mile to ensure that they can hold programming for their members.  The latest example of this was the cancellation of the…

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Opinion-Editorial

FAU Student Faces No Punishment Following Video of him using Racial Slurs

Earlier this week, Twitter exploded after a video surfaced of a student, Ryan Richards, using racial slurs. The video, which is attached below, shows Richards repeatedly using the word “nigger” and shows that he was in the on-campus apartments. Students demanded that Richards face punishment due to his remarks from the video and those that followed.  In response to this…

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Culture

Felons Face Financial Requirements In Order to Vote

With the election less than a month away, citizens are gearing up to vote and let their voices be heard. However, 800,000 felons will not be able to vote even though their rights were restored in 2018.  On Nov. 6, 2018 Florida voters approved a landmark constitutional amendment with two-thirds of the vote restoring voting rights to 1.4 million felons…

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Sports

COVID-19’s Impact on FAU Football

Florida Atlantic University’s football team reworked how they conduct practices and meetings to comply with COVID-19 guidelines.  Since returning to the field, the reigning Conference USA and Cheribundi Boca Bowl champions have dealt with new protocols, frequent testing, and players who have tested positive. On March 13, Brian White, the Vice President and Director of Athletics, cancelled spring practices for…

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Lifestyle

The Trouble with Virtual Learning

Students at Florida Atlantic University officially have one week of remote learning under their belts. We wake up, roll over to our devices, and log on to Zoom or Webex for our live lectures barely awake but determined to learn one way or another. However, this drive is being stunted by incompetent profesors who are not doing their job properly. …

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Culture

We are the Blueprint

Black people are the blueprint. For years, we have influenced fashion, culture, slang, music, etc. Most of today’s “trends” were started by black people, and while that may be hard to believe it’s because we are seldom given credit. However, with the help of social media, people are learning more about black history and the influence we have on virtually…

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