By Evelyn Ticona
An estimated 80,000 people attended the inauguration of West Palm Beach’s new downtown waterfront on Saturday, Feb. 20.
Palm Beach Atlantic University students were part of the evening’s entertainment along with live music, a Cirque Majik performance and fireworks.
Mayor Lois J. Frankel first envisioned the waterfront project six years ago. The city tore down its old library and built docks, gardens and a waterfront pavilion. The project cost $30 million.
Click above for a slideshow of images, with photos by Evelyn Ticona and presentation by Casey Elia.
Click here to view a slideshow of images from the Waterfront opening
Frankel has seen this project as a key to drawing more people downtown.
The events Saturday included PBA’s improvisational comedy showcase, A Live Improv Comedy Experience (A.L.I.C.E.) and a performance by the PBA Dance Ensemble.
The spectacle of the night was Cirque Majik’s performance, with more than 30 acrobats suspended from ropes and wearing multicolored costumes.
Following the performance, a spectacular fireworks display lit up the sky.
At the end of the night, a disc jockey gathered people from different ages together around the stage to dance and enjoy music until 11 p.m.
The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens is a unique experience. The gardens and museum are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They offer an intriguing look at the Japanese culture and lifestyle. The Morikami offers rock gardens, art and sculpture exhibits, a gift shop and waterfalls that are breathtaking. For more info visit www.morikami.org.
All photos by Christina Cernik, Photo Editor
The hurricane-ravaged condo tower at 1515 South Flagler Dr. tumbled to the ground this morning, and all eyes at Palm Beach Atlantic University looked to the south.
With so many photographers around campus documenting the event, we’re proud to bring you some awesome shots of today’s demolition.
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This week featured many events around campus to celebrate the Christmas spirit, including Deck the Halls and a campus bazaar. Beacon Photo Editor Christina Cernik was on hand for the Christmas tree lighting in the Warren Library yesterday evening.
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On Thursday night students participated in an open forum discussion about “Black in America.” The discussion was led by Flossie Jackson, president of the Black Student Union, and sponsored by the College Republicans, College Democrats and BSU.
The documentary discusses black men in America and topics such as AIDS, employment, education and the ratio of black male incarceration compared to white males. It also focuses on the positive outcomes and achievements from these struggles.
Students agreed it was important to keep in mind how far African Americans have come and to appreciate even how far Palm Beach Atlantic University has come in terms of racial issues.
All photos by Jenifer Herring / Contributor
Dr. Terriel Byrd
Students viewing the documentary
The first annual Strong man competition took place this Thursday, April 23, to a crowd of over 100 people outside the Greene complex. Tim Wysocki came out victorious as the first place winner over the six other competitors in events such as the truck pull and tire throw. For full coverage, check out the Beacon issue coming out this Monday!
Check out some of the photos of the event snapped by Beacon Photo Editor Kristina Webb.
There were around 175 people dancing the night away at last night’s Spring Formal, hosted by Student Activities and that held at the Iron Horse Country Club in West Palm Beach. Thanks to event organizer Cheyanne Lent for sending us this picture of the dance floor at the heat of the moment during everyone’s favorite dance, the Cha Cha Line Dance.
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