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Beacon Sports: Sailfish annihilate Seahawks in season opener

By Michael Noble and Jocelyn Martinez
Contributing Writers

The Palm Beach Atlantic University softball team opened the season winning a double-header against Northwood University’s Seahawks on Wednesday.

Photo by Kristina Webb / Copy Editor

The Sailfish dominated the contest, coming away with a run-ruled 9-0 win in the first game and a tighter 5-4 win in the second.

Starting pitcher and captain Ashley Jones delivered a sizzling 11 strikeouts in the first game. Northwood could barely keep up with only one hit.

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Beacon News: Palm Beach Mall closes after 42 years

By Kristina Webb
Copy Editor

The Palm Beach Mall opened in 1967 as the largest indoor mall in the Southeast. At the intersection of Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard and Interstate 95, it had a perfect position in a central location.

Today, however, a walk through the mall would tell you the sad tale of one of Palm Beach County’s first landmarks that once enjoyed visits from the rich and famous — and how the economy finally brought it to its knees.

Photo by Kristina Webb / Copy Editor

The Palm Beach Mall stands empty, closed for good on Jan. 31. The only stores remaining are JC Penney and George’s Music, both of which have large, outdoor storefronts and long-term leases.

For local residents, this has been a long time coming.

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Beacon News: South Florida aid reaches Haiti

By Kristina Webb
Copy Editor

Since a 7.1-magnitude earthquake shook their home on Jan. 12, the people of Haiti have looked to the sky, searching for aid that has been trickling into their shattered country.

There are over 100,000 Haitian immigrants in Miami alone, according to government records. With such a large Haitian community, South Florida has been at the epicenter of Haitian relief efforts.

Missionary Flights International (MFI), whose headquarters are in Fort Pierce, has been flying to Haiti for almost 40 years. MFI provided the first relief flight on the ground in Haiti, aside from the military, arriving less than 24 hours after the earthquake.

In addition to taking supplies such as dry goods and medical necessities, MFI brought back a special passenger load on Jan. 18 — a group of 26 Haitian orphans meeting their new parents for the first time.
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Beacon News: H1N1 vaccines arrive on campus

By Jennifer Rodino
News Editor

On Tuesday, the Palm Beach Atlantic University Department of Health and Wellness offered students, faculty and staff the chance to either make an appointment or walk in to receive the H1N1 vaccine or the standard flu vaccine. People could also receive both vaccines.

The Health and Wellness center received 200 doses of the H1N1 vaccine, and suggested that students with a healthy immune system receive the nasal mist vaccine.
Ilene Wallmueller, PBA’s Nurse Practitioner, explained that the nasal mist is only a small dose, which may cause your nose to run.

“My mom told me that I should get both vaccines because since I have started field experience for my major and I am around kids all day, it is best that I make sure I am healthy,” said junior Maria Sumner, an elementary education major.

PBA Junior Kevin Keeling receives a dose of the nasal mist vaccine for the H1N1 virus.

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Beacon News: Older dorms cause concern; upkeep requires ‘team effort’

By Jen Rodino & Kristina Webb
News & Managing Editors

With some dormitories on the Palm Beach Atlantic University campus over 40 years old, many students worry about the conditions of their rooms.

In particular, recent concerns have been raised about Flagler Towers, built in 1964 and acquired by PBA in 1986; the Lakeview Apartments, also built in 1964 and acquired in 2004; and the Mango apartments, built between 1920 and 1935 and acquired in the 1980s.

There are 25 buildings on campus and renovations occur every year, primarily scheduled over the summer.

According to Gary Parker, associate vice president of Facilities and Construction, the weather takes a toll on the paint, which is the first line of defense to prevent leaks and other types of damage from occurring.
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Beacon News: PBA buys new theater building

By Kristina Webb
Managing Editor

Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Theatre Department has found a new home.

The university announced Tuesday that it has purchased the Ballet Florida building, located at 500 Fern St. in downtown West Palm Beach, for $1.85 million.

“This acquisition will not only be an asset to the future of Palm Beach Atlantic University but will be a cultural asset to the City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County,” said PBA President Lu Hardin.

Hardin told the Palm Beach Post that he would like to catch the interest of tourists from New York and Chicago.

The 11,950 square-foot building will allow the theater program to move from its temporary home in Theatre Village.
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Beacon Features: 5th annual Alcohol Awareness Week to begin today

By Kristina Webb
Managing Editor

This week, Oct. 19-23, marks the fifth annual Alcohol Awareness Week at Palm Beach Atlantic University. 
Organized by PBA’s Department of Health and Wellness, the event seeks to promote awareness of the dangers of alcohol abuse.

“We have run this weekly program each of the past five years I have been here but this year proves to be one of the most active,” said Vince Diller, director of Health and Wellness.

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