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UPRESSONLINE.COM September 20, 2011 Vol. 13 Issue 5

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The head of student government gets salary, paid tuition and a reserved parking spot. Add it all up, and it’s the 3rd biggest compensation in the state. Page 12

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Read what your fellow students say to police. Page 03

Meet FAU’s starting quarterback, Graham Wilbert. Page 10

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Editor-in-chief Gideon Grudo MANAGING EDITOR Mariam Aldhahi ART DIRECTOR Phaedra Blaize WEB EDITOR Tyler Krome BUSINESS MANAGER Xhing Zhang multimedia editor Lorenzo Ponce de Leon Copy DESK CHIEF Rachel Chapnick NEWS EDITORS Brandon Ballenger Chris Persaud CRIME EDITOR Monica Ruiz Features editor Mark Gibson SPORTS EDITOR Ryan Cortes PHOTO EDITOR Christine Capozziello SENIOR EDITOR Ricky Michalski LISTINGS EDITOR Kaceion Hudson Assistant art director Ariana Corrao SENIOR REPORTERS Karla Bowsher Sergio Candido reporter Zack Duarte CONTRIBUTORS Mailyn Abreu, Andrew Alvino, Michael Chandeck, Monica Hernandez, Carolina Fernandez Jessica Cohn-Kleinberg, Regina Kaza, Chase Kennedy, Wadreama King, ,Elena Medina, Charles Pratt, Allison Nielsen, Abhi Saini ADVISERS Michael Koretzky Dan Sweeney COVER Photo by Christine Capozziello want to join the up? email upress@fau.edu Staff meetings every Friday, 2 p.m. in the Student Union, Room 214 want to place an ad? Contact Marc Litt 732.991.6353 marc@universityimpress.com publisher FAU Student Government The opinions expressed by the UP are not necessarily those of the student body, Student Government or FAU. address 777 Glades Road Student Union, Room 214 Boca Raton, FL 33431 561.297.2960

Opinion

Busted! By Monica Ruiz

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ear students, Drunken escapades are usually not the smartest idea, especially when you threaten cops and tell them to tase you. Instead of “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” it should be “Drunk Students Say the Stupidest Things.” This week’s police blotter (which can be found at upressonline.com) features multiple drunk situations that the FAU police responded to, making you wonder, “What were they thinking,”?

The stupid things students say to police

Case of the girl who cried wolf...or rape

Beer Muscles

Overview: A student was found naked in her bathroom

Overview: A dorm party was broken up. Two wasted

when her roommate came home. She was escorted to her bed, but when the campus police were called to the scene she was “disoriented, thrashing around in bed and extremely intoxicated.” She was taken to Boca Raton Regional Hospital. Campus police were called to the hospital because the student mentioned rape to one of the nurses treating her.

What happened?

According to a roommate who walked in on the student having sex, “[She] was not resisting the male and she was ‘clutched onto the guy and enjoying what she was doing.’” One suite mate said that the student’s behavior had been an issue since they moved in. “[She] has been constantly bringing different guys to her room to have sex as well as drinking alcohol every night...[she] posts comments on her Facebook page advertising guys to come over to her room and bring alcohol.” First off, rape is a serious allegation. Drunk or not, you shouldn’t claim something happened when your actions obviously say otherwise. Secondly, every night a new guy? Not only does that appear to be a serious psychological problem, it is also a safety issue. According to the Palm Beach County Department of Health, the West Palm Beach/Boca Raton metropolitan area has the fifth highest AIDS rate at 48.5 people per 100,000 people. Go to upressonline.com to read more about the things students get caught doing.

resident students got loud and started acting violent toward the police and RAs.

Student One: “Your rules are fucked up and I don’t give a fuck. You can’t do anything to me. Fuck you. Tase me, kill me. I have a gun.” Then, he pointed his finger at the officer. Student One: “I have meth, crack, coke and other shit in my room, fuck you.” Both students started yelling belligerently that they “can drink and there’s not a fucking thing that can be done because it’s legal.” Both students: “Throw me out. I don’t give a shit. Fuck your rules.” Student One: “I drink and smoke pot and you can’t do a fucking thing about it.” Student Two: “I drink and it’s not against the law so you can’t fuck with me.” Student One: “I don’t care about the Dean, throw me out.” Let’s break this down. Student one is 19. Student two is 20. Last time I checked, you have to be 21 to drink. “You can’t do anything to me?” Yes they can. Both students were kicked out of housing. Makes you wonder what their motives were. Did they want to get kicked out? Secondly, smoking pot is definitely illegal. Who taught these students about Florida laws? Don’t let these things happen to you.

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Clashing ideals news

Israeli and Palestinian student clubs held events on campus within 24 hours of one another By Regina Kaza n Sept. 14, two Pro-Israel student groups put on an event to promote peace in Israel, and the next day a Palestinian student group held a rally to bring awareness to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The events, put on at the free speech lawn, showed two different sides of the Israel-Palestine conflict, bringing concerns to how the Gaza Strip and the West Bank should be occupied. “We brought it to FAU to show we’re pro-peace, proIsrael and we want students to be involved in the peace process,” said Brooke Weinbaum, president of Owls for Israel (OFI). Noor Fawzy, president of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), has a different view. “When it comes to the occupation, they don’t have a case. You can tell that by reading their info resources. It’s about making Israel look good.” SJP planned the rally two months in advance and had

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(left) Noor Fawzy, president of Students for Justice in Palestine, wears the Palestinian flag around her shoulders during an event on Sept. 14. (above) Graffiti artists set up a peaceful, pro-Israel display on the Free Speech Lawn. Photos by Christine Capozziello

a table set up for information purposes. “This is not the only rally taking place, this is a date for nationwide rallies,” Fawzy said. Two graffiti artists, who painted bomb shelters and schools in Israel, made graffiti art on wood with sayings like “Shalom” and “Make love not war.” “We are trying to show through art, that even if you’re not Jewish, you can relate to Israel,” said Hadar Raveh, director of Israeli programs at FAU’s Hillel Center. David Trubnikov, VP of OFI said, “It is the perfect opportunity for students to ask questions. People need to get facts straight to understand. We give facts that everyone can agree on.” Marc Silverstein, a Jewish member of SJP, thought otherwise. “I haven’t seen what facts. It seems like they support the occupation. It seems strange that they’re ignoring important issues.” OFI put on a jam session at the same time SJP had their rally. “They’re trying to find a way to respond and this is actually a victory for us. It shows they’re intimidated by us,” said Fawzy. Fawzy alleged that there was a Facebook event asking people to wear their Israeli T-shirt the same day as the OFI jam session and the SJP rally. A group of police officers were at the rally. The officers were not present the day before for the graffiti event. Trubnikov commented on the SJP rally the day before

it happened. “I wouldn’t mind going. I want to see what they’re about, what their ideas are.” In response to this, Fawzy said, “It’s very unlikely that the conversation would end peacefully. During the rally, we don’t want any kind of distraction.” Weinbaum commented on the issue in the Middle East. “They don’t want to make peace, so you need a responsible government that does want to make peace. Israel wants to make peace. We need the other side.” Raveh said, “As students we’re not policy makers. Through dialogue and negotiations you can have peace.” Fawzy responded, “We favor peace as well, but we’re not stupid. We know you cannot have peace if there’s no justice. Peace processes haven’t brought lasting peace, lasting security, or justice to the Palestinian people.” In reference to SJP’s rally, graffiti artist Fernando Romero said, “It has to be talked about too. It can’t be a one side thing. I don’t stand on one side or the other. I just paint for peace. That’s why I’m here. Why fight over silliness?” Fawzy’s view was different. “This issue is the cancer at the heart of the Middle East.” To learn more about these clubs, visit fau. collegiatelink.net (OFI) and facebook.com/pages/SJPFAU/112705388789404 (SJP)

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Sports

Cool and collected As FAU’s offense has sunk to new lows, the quarterback remains calm By Nick Hahn

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t was impossible to miss him. Graham Wilbert stood out from the crowd of football staffers who wore polos and dress shoes on the second floor of the Tom Oxley Center. The 6’6” giant quarterback was wearing a baggy gray FAU Football shirt, and tape covered both of his ankles, while he walked around both barefoot and carefree. Two weeks before the season opened in Gainesville against the Gators, the Owls were still without a starting quarterback. After a long summer of competition between Wilbert and fellow junior, David Kooi, the coaching staff finally made a decision. Although Wilbert hadn’t started a game since his senior year in high school, the job was handed to him. The battle was long and intense, but it did little to waver his confidence. “He was just the same person on and off the field,” said sophomore tight end Nexon Dorvilus. That calm demeanor has stuck with him — even as FAU’s offense has found itself the worst (statistically) in the country. “Awesome,” said Wilbert, who chuckled when reminded of his offense’s shortcomings. If Wilbert is able to laugh off two games in which FAU’s offense has averaged 66.5 passing yards per game (the worst in the nation), how hard can the rest of the schedule be?

The Future As the quarterback and (implied) captain of the team, Wilbert gets to endure the majority of the mocking and ridicule awarded to FAU. He also gets slammed into the turf a great deal, as he is

playing behind a small and inexperienced offensive line. And, he mentioned, he does it all — knowing his career ends in Boca. Even though Wilbert understands and accepts that his playing days are numbered, he doesn’t plan on leaving the football field if he can help it. “It’s hard to get into,” said Wilbert, who has ambitions of coaching college football, but is resigned to the fact that it’s unlikely as a professional playing career. “It’s all about who you know.” He’s got football for this year and maybe the next. And after that? Maybe not. But, football or not — you still won’t know what he’s feeling.

Stone-faced There are a lot of times when Wilbert’s teammates can’t read their quarterback. They can’t tell if he’s up or down. “He doesn’t really let too much of his feelings show,” said Dorvilus. “You don’t know if he’s having a good day or a bad day.” Wilbert credits some of that attitude, or lack there of, to his mother and father. “I am [close to them], but I guess as I’ve gotten older we’ve become more [like] friends,” said Wilbert. “They’re like friends that I can just talk to about anything. They don’t really parent me.” Even though his parents live across the country in California, the family remains close. Wilbert’s parents even find time to be in Boca to watch their son. “I’ve seen them down here,” said Dorvilus. “I’d say he’s a family oriented person.”

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Left: Graham Wilbert was appointed to the quarterback position despite not having started a game since his senior year in high school. Photo by Ralph Notaro

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Money Maher’s

You’re paying your student body president almost $20,000 a year to do his job By Chris Persaud

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tudent government’s top man gets more pay and benefits than eight other state university SG Presidents. President Ayden Maher’s $18,871 compensation package comes from student fees as do the other SG presidents’ and is bigger than that of UF ($10,495.56), FIU ($13,000) and USF ($17,189). It’s 3rd to UNF’s ($20,984.72) and UCF’s ($20,800). When asked his opinion on why those two have larger compensation, Maher said, “I think it’s determined by the students and the student leaders, what the package should entail.” Maher’s also one of two state university SG presidents who gets paid tuition ($4,938) for the 2011-2012 academic year, and one of four who gets an exclusive parking spot ($683). Those are included in his full compensation. All compensation covers the 2011-2012 academic year. Maher feels what he receives isn’t very large for what he does. “This is a job in which you work above and beyond the 20 hours per week. It’s a seven-

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day-a-week job. You work on the weekends, at night, and the mornings, and you can’t work a job outside of school. And so the compensation package is relatively modest for the amount of work.” UF SG President Ben Meyers seconds Maher’s sentiment about the student body president’s workload. “Student Body President is a full time job. Whoever holds that office is unable to work outside of it to support themselves.” Maher also feels that because FAU has multiple campuses throughout South Florida, he works more than other student presidents. “I’m the student body president of seven campuses. The UCF student body president is the president of one campus for example. I had to go to Jupiter [campus] last night. A few days before that, the Davie [campus] … At USF, for example, they have about four student body presidents. At FIU, they have two student body presidents for their two campuses. The amount of work is more.” Given all this, the UP posed the question, “If students help pay for Maher’s salary, tuition, and parking spot, what has Maher done for students?”

According to the SG’s constitution and statutes, the president’s duties include being a voting member on FAU’s Board of Trustees (which votes on university policy), signing/ vetoing SG legislation, appointing cabinet members, reporting to legislative meetings, giving the annual State of the Student Body Address and leading certain SG meetings. Maher’s done more than that. Since he took office in 2010, Maher’s helped create and fund the LGBT resource center and initiated the Student Union’s renovation, among other things. He also supported increasing tuition and vetoed legislation that would’ve let students vote their opinions on changing FAU’s antidiscrimination policy. “Student Government is like a restaurant. You see the hostess, the wait staff, the tablecloths and the aesthetics of the front of the house” says Maher, “but you don’t see what’s really happening to make your dining experience, and that’s the cooks in the back, the busboys, the dishwasher working in the back to make your dining experience the best that it can be. And that’s what Student Government’s like.”


SG President Ayden Maher’s total compensation is higher than state schools with higher enrollment. Maher told the UP his opinion on that was that other state schools’ have just one campus, or an SG President for each campus. Photo by Christine Capozziello

How they stack up

FAU’s SG President gets a salary of $13,250 this year. Add in the tuition waiver and exclusive parking spot, and that’s a total compensation of $18,871. That money comes from Activity and Service fees, which students pay each semester. A&S fees go to SG. FAU’s SG President is one of two who gets a tuition reimbursement, one of four who gets a parking space and one of five who gets an SG-funded cellphone. Check out this chart to see how FAU’s SG President stacks up against the rest in the state. Salary is only how much the SG President is paid, while total compensation is the dollar amount of all his/her benefits and perks (e.g., tuition, parking and cellphone).

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Student Government Vice President Compensation

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Sources: Every universities’ media relations department, or equivalent. The other SG presidents and VPs don’t get any additional perks. NOTE: Enrollment numbers are based on Fall 2010 headcounts, which are the latest available. Source: flbog.org * - UNF’s Pres, VP, and Chief of Staff have a $1,000 cell phone allowance between them, which the SG pres says they divide up each month, so UNF’s SG pres’s comp can go up $1K more, potentially. In addition, their tuition (included in their compensation) is paid with interest A&S fees generated.

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Got what it takes?

According to the SG’s rules, students looking to become president must first have at least a 2.5 GPA and take at least nine undergrad credits (or six grad credits). After winning the election, they have more rules to follow, meetings to attend, appointments to make and reports to write. Below are the duties, powers and responsibilities of SG’s president. Have a vote on FAU’s Board of Trustees, the 13-member board that votes on university policy, decides on how FAU’s money is spent and the cost of tuition, among other things. The BOT meets monthly. l

Appoint students to serve on university-wide committees, councils and/ or boards. Examples include directors of Graduate Student Association (which oversees a $243,498 budget) and the Homecoming Committee ($219,080). l

Chair the first meeting of the University Budget and Appropriations Committee, which allocated $7,078,549 of student money across campuses this academic year.

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Chair meeting of the Board of Governors. Each campus has its own BOG. The Boca BOG alone includes the campus governor and directors of SG organizations like Council of Student Organizations, Multicultural Programming, Program Board, NightOwls, Students Advocating Volunteer Involvement, the Peer Education Team and the Graduate Student Association.

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Sign or veto legislation that comes from the four campus House of Representatives, and the Student Senate. Campus Houses vote on legislation at their campus, and the Senate votes on legislation that affects all campuses.

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Appoint or remove President’s Executive Cabinet members.

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In addition to what’s required of him by SG’s constitution and statutes, SG President Ayden Maher has done things like initiate the Summer 2011 Boca Student Union renovation. Maher also voted in favor of increasing tuition in 2010 but he abstained from voting on the 2011 tuition hike. Photo by Christine Capozziello

Above and beyond

In addition to his required duties, President Ayden Maher’s done more things not asked of him by the SG’s constitution or its statutes. lSparked the Boca Student Union renovation, getting new carpeting, pool tables, TVs, door signs and a paint job, among other things. lVoted

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Follow and enforce the SG’s constitution and statutes.

ballot questions. The questions would have asked students on the boca campus their opinions on university policies about marijuana possession, parking tickets, sexualorientation-based discrimination policy and improving MyFAU course registration.

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an alumni statue. Maher used $22,000 from his executive account to pay for a statue being unveiled near the Rec Center on Oct. 13. lGot

NOTE: All presidential appointments are subject to a two-thirds confirmation vote by the Senate, with the exception of the President’s Executive Cabinet members, which require the Senate’s majority vote. Source: Article IV of SG’s Constitution, SG statutes 501.000-501.290, Activities and Service Fee Budget 2011-2012

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Opinion

A new motto for the next generation Top 5 new slogans for the Boca campus’ Student Union By Mark Gibson

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he Student Union on the Boca campus is looking for a slogan. Whoever comes up with the best slogan will win a $25 gift card to any food spot on campus. If you wish to partake in this competition, you must email your slogans to landamo@fau.edu by Friday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. Here at the UP, we came up with a handful of slogans ourselves and crunched them down into what we think are our Top 5. In coming up with a catchy new motto, we tried to stay as close to reality as possible. I’d argue that things aren’t perfect in the good ol’ Student Union, so why not have a slogan that’s accurate? Here are the UP’s Top 5 new slogans for the Boca campus Student Union:

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“The Student Union: It’s not bad.”

Simple, to the point, and the basic summary of an experience at the SU. It’s a nice place to hangout in between classes. More importantly, there is air conditioning which is really all we care about when the temperature outside feels like a walk on the surface of the sun.

“Well, at least Outtakes isn’t overpriced.” If you didn’t catch it, this is called sarcasm. Outtakes is great for a quick snack or a meal on-the-go, but you’ll end up paying more money that you should. $4 is a little high for two pieces of bread and some turkey, no? Did you know that a can of soda from the vending machine on the second floor is only 75 cents? You’re welcome.

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“Where parking is a pleasure...on Sundays.”

If you want to go to the SU but don’t want to park too far away — you will anyway. There have been times I’ve driven around the parking lot for 30 minutes with no luck. I understand the lot is prime parking (all the ladies want to see the men of the UP, clearly), but it’d be nice if there was empty space.

“The Center of Campus Life on the corner of campus.” Photo by Charles Pratt

A Student Union is meant to be the center of campus life on all colleges. Which is odd, because FAU’s SU isn’t on the center of campus. It’s a nit-picky thing to notice, but for all you anal retentive people out there, this must be utter torture.

“It’s open 60% of the time, all the time.” SU should be be open all the time for students. But, the building closes at 11 p.m. The entire first floor of the building is essentially a recreation center. Apparently student’s don’t need rec time after 11 p.m. Here at the UP, we’ve had our share of allnighters in the newsroom, but we have to get special permission to be in there. Which isn’t fair. We’re not that much more special than you.

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More pain Sports

The UP previews FAU’s third game of the season versus Auburn — expect more of the same By Zack Duarte

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he biggest task of FAU’s season lies in Auburn, Alabama, where the defending national champions will host the Owls. After being outscored 85-3 in their first two games of the 2011 season, FAU (0-2) will look to put up a victory against the team that ruled the college world in 2010. Most experts predict a blowout, but Auburn has been a vulnerable team in the postCam Newton era. In week one, Auburn needed a miraculous on-side kick and two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the game to beat Utah State, a team that had the same amount of wins as FAU last season— four. In Auburn’s second game, they stopped Mississippi State on the 1-inch line with four seconds left to win 41-34. Auburn’s offense has been unstoppable, but its defense hasn’t been able to stop opposing scoring threats. FAU’s offense has struggled immensely under junior quarterback Graham Wilbert. The Owls are ranked second to last (118th) in the nation in points per game, averaging only 1.5 points. The Owls are also ranked 116th in total passing yards, with 177, and dead last in rushing yards with only 52. FAU’s defense hasn’t fared any better. The Owls are ranked 114th in scoring defense, allowing 42.5 points per game. After implementing a new 3-4 defense to combat spread style offenses, Kurt Van Valkenburgh’s defense has failed to stop either of the two opponents the Owls have faced. Not all the blame can be put on the defense though. Against Michigan State, the Owls’ offense only managed one first-down the entire

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game, keeping FAU’s defense on the field for almost 43 minutes. If the Owls want to have any chance against the Tigers, the offense is going to have to figure out its struggles. FAU isn’t bigger or faster than most of the teams it will face. So the team has to either change up its offense and start using gimmick plays like screens, bubble screens, slants and reverses, or continue to look completely outmatched against better teams, like they have been in their first two games this season. The Owls will be Auburn’s last opponent before the Tigers start playing SEC divisional opponents, so there is the potential of Auburn looking past FAU. After hosting the Owls, Auburn will face South Carolina, Arkansas, Florida and LSU. Three of those teams are ranked in the Top-25 in the country. In order for the Owls to compete, they must find a way to use senior running back, Alfred Morris, more than they have been. Morris almost had back-to-back 1,000 yard seasons in 2009 and 2010 for FAU, but this year, with a young offensive line protecting him, he has only managed 37 total yards. FAU’s defense will need to prevent the big play, which has plagued them in both games, and stop the Tigers on third down. The Gators converted seven of ten third-down attempts and the Spartans converted eight of 18 for a combined efficiency rating of 53.5 percent. The Owls will have two weeks to prepare for the Tigers, so expect better execution on both sides of the football, but do not expect the scoreboard to reflect a different outcome than the first two games in the 2011 season.

Email Zack Duarte at upress@fau.edu

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Previous scores for this year Sat, Sept 3 @ University of Florida

Lost 41 - 3

Sat, Sept 10 @ Michigan State

Lost 44 - 0 The Prediction Auburn 37 Florida Atlantic 10

The Game

When: Saturday Sept. 24, 2011 Time: 7:00 p.m. EST Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) Auburn, Alabama TV: ESPN3, Sun Sports Radio: ESPN 760


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