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Cool Alert: New amphibious car

Riding on the waves of the retro favorite and completely unique creation of the 1960s, the Amphicar, WaterCar has released its own amphibious car: the Python.

Billed as “the world’s fastest, highest performing amphibious vehicle ever designed and built,” the Python is available in several colors and with several different variations of General Motors’ LS series engine — including the ultra-powerful engine found in the Corvette ZR1.

The interior of the car is entirely waterproof, with gauges to take you from the street to the lake.

If you’re thinking of buying one on a student’s budget, think again: a fully-customized Python runs at about $200,000.

For more information on WaterCar and the Python, visit the WaterCar Web site or check out this article on the HowStuffWorks blog.

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Finals make you want to jump off a bridge?

Sure, finals are stressful and they can make you want to pull out your hair. But we were down right shocked to see this video of a group of freshman jump off Okeechobee bridge.

Thankfully, no one got hurt doing the stunt but the group was sternly reprimanded by police.

Oh and for the record, maybe the stunt wasn’t the smartest thing to do but the group did share a prayer before anyone took the leap off the bridge. 

* The Beacon newspaper does not encourage dangerous behavior* 


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Happy April Fools, Introducing the ‘Sea Kitten’

The following stories are part of the special April Fools edition of the Beacon newspaper. Beacon staff members, along with our friends at the Bacon, put together a special issue of the Beacon newspaper titled, “The Sea Kitten.” Wondering where the name came from? This February, the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) contacted PBA,  suggesting the university ditch its mascot “Sailfish Jack” for a friendlier made up animal, a “Sea Kitten.” Dr. Clark made it clear to students that week that the university has no intention of changing its mascot. Check out the Beacon article here or the Palm Beach Post’s article here.

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Fighting SquirrelsAnimal Fight Club at Campus /By: Twitter Thug

Palm Beach Atlantic University has unveiled a fight club operating in the underworld community of students. However, this is no ordinary fight club with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton; this fight club consists of doped-up lab rats, thuggish campus lizards and lightsaber-fighting squirrels.

Supposedly, the lab rats  and squirrels are escaped experimental party specimens. They are very prone to rambunctious behavior when hearing any form of techno music; the music ignites the ecstasy and foxy roxy coursing through their tiny veins.

On the other hand, the thuggish campus lizards are said to be genetically-enhanced hybrid curly-tail iguana lizards that we see scurrying around campus. It is said by an anonymous pharmacy student that they know of a student, who is experimenting on the lizards with a new form of steroid.

Perhaps the most disturbing  issue is the report of the losing fighter is viciously disposed of in the mantra of Michael Vick. The remains are sold to the chain of Road-Kill Cafes that are opening everywhere.  In fact, there is a proposal with the city to open a RKC, where Samaritan Gardens is located.

It is already enough that PBA sponsors Roach Races.  Now we have “Pinky and the Brain” to root for. Continue reading

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Changes, Welcome to the new Beacon Blog

A letter from the editor:

Dear faithful readers,

Welcome to the new Beacon Blog, the official Blog of the Beacon student newspaper of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Here you can find all the newest Beacon articles plus plenty of the same features you might have seen at our sister site, PBA Local.

I would like to thank you for your readership and the overwhelming support you have shown for PBA Local. When I first started this tiny endeavor, I had no expectations as to what kind of response I would get for an online independent newspaper. It was very humbling to receive so many of your comments, feedback and support over our short lifetime.

I would like to inform you of some changes coming up to PBA Local.

I, along with the Beacon student newspaper staff, have come to agreement to join forces and to convert PBA Local into the official Beacon Blog.

What this means to you the reader: Nothing really. PBA Local is proud to be able to partner with Beacon staff members and create an online supplement to our regularly weekly-published newspaper.  Although our domain name will change, the vision and objective behind our blog will stay the same.

The new Beacon Blog will be under the same leadership and direction and will have the same vision that PBA Local did. By joining forces with the Beacon staff, the Beacon Blog will have more people working to report the stories that matter to you.

I, along with the rest of the Beacon staff, am pleased to refer you to the new Beacon Blog, the official student Blog for the Beacon student newspaper of Palm Beach Atlantic University.

As always, we are grateful for your continued support and welcome all your comments, suggestions and concerns to pbalocal@gmail.come or

-Mitzi Figueroa
Founding Editor of PBA Local

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PBA Local contributors are live-blogging the Tonight show with President Obama

Contributor Luther Hollis and Founding Editor Mitzi Figueroa are live-blogging the Tonight Show with Jay Leno during the first late night interview with a sitting president.

Check it out here!

Tonight Show with Jay Leno live with President Obama

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PBA Local wants to hear from You! What did you do on Spring Break?

PBA Local wants to know what you were up to on Spring Break? Did you go on a missions trip, cruise or hang out at home? We want to hear your stories! We’re especially interested in your strange, adventurous and dangerous experiences!

Send us a short testimonial about your adventure and a picture to to get featured on PBA Local!

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Found: Christians eat babies?

Found today in the parking lot between Towers and Lakeview:

Says the anonymous source who took the picture: “It looks like this car drove right out of the Dark Ages. And they’re 85% what? Polyester?”

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