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Is secrecy and corruption UB's new normal?

12/07/17 4:59am | By Editorial Board

For our final paper of 2017, we at The Spectrum want to reflect on our stories –– the stories we kept thinking about weeks after they left the shelf.

As student journalists, we look for trends. We try to understand the way the university works.

And we cannot ignore the recent trend of obfuscation and unanswered questions.

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Teaching: not for the faint of heart

09/18/15 2:05am | By Editorial Board

Our country seems to have forgotten this. Teachers have been subjected to intense and often unrealistic scrutiny and recent educational reform has proven unwieldy at best and damaging at worst. Worst of all, we pay teachers a pittance compared to most jobs in the United States.

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Wednesday's power outage on UB's South Campus highlights the need for renovation

09/10/15 9:58pm | By Editorial Board

South Campus lost power on Wednesday morning and it wasn’t restored until roughly 3 a.m. Thursday morning. In the meantime, the university twiddled its thumbs for a bit, notified students sitting in darkened classrooms that it would probably be a good idea to go away for a while, threw some bottled water and glow sticks to students living on campus – nothing livens up a power outage like a rave – belatedly canceled evening classes and let everyone know that the problem had been fixed for them in time for classes on Thursday.

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A new day of infamy: The events of Sept. 11 tragedy should be remembered year round

09/10/15 9:32pm | By ALYSSA MCCLURE

A plaque hangs in my hallway at home, dedicated to the victims and rescue personnel who lost their lives on Sept. 11. It features the iconic photo of firefighters George Johnson, Dan McWilliams and Billy Eisengrein raising the American flag over the rubble at Ground Zero. Every time I walk by it, I am reminded of the importance of how the American people responded that day and of how proud I am to include my dad in the group of heroes willing to risk their lives for others.

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William Krause Billy

Why Donald Trump is good (and bad) for politics

09/10/15 9:18pm | By William Krause

Trump’s campaign has been anything but typical. He is constantly in the news for politically incorrect quotes or impossible-sounding policy plans. His proposal to force the Mexican government to build a wall on the United States-Mexico border has become one of the staples of his campaign.

But his atypical campaign may be just what the country needs.

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Tom Dinki

A big win for UB Bulls, but thoughts remain on injured Jordan Collier and what could have happened

09/05/15 10:11pm | By Tom Dinki

The crowd noise and stadium music went silent. The once active football players, who had been colliding into each other moments before were now still – some standing around with their hands on their hips, others taking a knee on the turf. More than 21,000 people were now not watching the Buffalo football team’s season opener in UB Stadium, but a 19-year-old kid being loaded onto a stretcher and put into an ambulance.

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Letter to the editor

09/04/15 3:05pm

Dear Spectrum Editor,

When the Associate Vice President of the Division of Student Affairs asks me to write a letter, of course I say yes.

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