The UP received an anonymous tip that football player Eli Fields took a fraudulent PPP loan for $20k. He then sent the UP a cease and desist letter before leaving the team.
Vol. 24 | #4 | 12.10.2021
Publisher: FAU Student Government. The opinions expressed by the UP are not necessarily those of the student body, student government, or FAU.
General Issue Designers
Michelle Rodriguez-Gonzalez & Marcy Wilder
Editor-In-Chief Gillian Manning
Managing Editor Kendall Little
Sports Editor Richard Pereira
Web Editor Marcy Wilder
Photo Editor Eston Parker III
Copy Desk Chief Bryanna Shaw
Advisers Wesley Wright
Creative Director Michelle Rodriguez-Gonzalez
Features Editor Darlene Antoine
Social Media Managers Michael Gennaro
Katherine Ambrosio Villegas
Entertainment Editor Kizzy Azcarate Staff Writers Bryce Totz
Contributing Designers Judyan Centeno Trevino
Deana Marie Dieujuste
Contributing Writers Gianna Alberti
Editor's Letter: FAU Does Not Respect the Press
By Gillian Manning
Public records and media requests go unanswered. Student Body President Maxwell Simonson promised open communication but hasn’t answered my emails all semester.
The student body president promised an apology to the FAU community for his deleted offensive TikTok months ago, but it still hasn’t been posted publicly. He also claimed that he started a Native American Student Union on campus, but COSO says it doesn’t exist.
Lineman Eli Fields took out a federal loan for over $20k to fund a men's clothing store, but the UP could not find any record of its existence. He sent the UP a cease and desist letter before leaving the football team.
Contact Web Editor Marcy Wilder at email@example.com
Instructor Under the Microscope
Biochemistry instructor Alberto Haces is now under investigation by the university and is no longer teaching after telling a student to either come take an exam or drop the class following the death of her husband.
As FAU brings itself into the national spotlight entering the American Athletic Conference by 2023, Athletics Director Brian White explains what goes down in scheduling games against stronger competition.