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#OscarsSoWhite – again

01/27/16 5:40pm | By Editorial Board

While there’s debate over whether any black actors deserved nominations, the outrage seems to be geared towards the Idris Elba snub. It appears there weren’t a slew of actors that were ignored for their award-winning performances, but rather there were less to choose from for the nomination. This could be a statement about Hollywood itself, and how fewer opportunities are presented to black actors therefore providing fewer opportunities to win awards.


Protecting or enabling?

12/11/15 12:38am | By Editorial Board

It’s the mindset some parents have when it comes to their adolescent children and drugs like alcohol and marijuana. The feeling is that it’s safer for a child to do drugs in their home and company of their parents, rather than behind their parents’ back without supervision and in an environment they’re unfamiliar with.


President Satish Tripathi

UB President Satish Tripathi gives update on art project policy

12/10/15 5:28pm

President Tripathi: an open letter to UB students

December 10, 2015

Dear Students:

As the semester is quickly coming to a close, I wanted to take a moment to provide our campus community with an update regarding activities related to the continuing dialogues, programs, curricular discussions, and policy development in response to the controversial student art project from earlier this semester.


Not-so-triumphant Trump: Trump’s comments about Muslims have crossed the line

12/09/15 12:54am | By Editorial Board

These outlandish comments aren’t funny anymore. They’re not indicative of Trump’s wild approach to politics. They’re outright offensive and it’s time we take his words more seriously. Masses are supporting his provocative words, defending his position that in reality should never feasibly happen. Trump is encouraging racism and religious intolerance across the United States and putting our country in danger.


UB Bulls on the right track despite losses to Duke, Iowa State

12/08/15 4:33pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

On paper, the results weren’t pretty for the Buffalo men’s basketball team last week.

The Bulls (4-5) have lost three in a row, including a closer-than-you-think game against No. 5 Duke and a first half back-and-forth affair against No. 2 Iowa State. Buffalo is now under .500 for the first time this season.

But if you watched the games, you saw the Bulls begin to make strides as they head into the final stretch of non-conference play.


Dani Guglielmo

The unusual Buffalo weather

12/06/15 11:11pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

Being a senior, it’s weird to be in the month of December without Buffalo being covered in snow and the weather still reaching the 40’s and 50’s. It’s a beautiful thing to be able to still wear a trendy and lighter fall coat as opposed to my oversized, puffy and heavy winter jacket.



I stand with Planned Parenthood

12/06/15 3:29pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

I was used to seeing the much-talked-about organization frequent the top-20 trending list, especially since it has been a common topic among the presidential candidate hopefuls. But I quickly went from nonchalantly scrolling through the tweets to reading in horror as I realized the enormity of the situation: a gunman was terrorizing a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.


Oklahoma Wesleyan University President slams students for playing the victim

12/04/15 2:56am | By Editorial Board

The letter split our editorial board. Some of us, while disagreeing with his brashness, agree with Piper’s core argument that college is meant to challenge one’s ideas and beliefs. We also feel Piper, a white male, and presumably wealthy one at that as a university president, may not have the right to tell certain groups of people how to deal with oppression he has likely never faced.


Don't count out the champs

UB's Joe Licata is 'Buffalo Joe'

12/01/15 8:26pm | By Jordan Grossman

It’s fair to say there’s been little stability in the UB football program over the past few seasons. The Bulls have had a coaching change. They’ve seen the highs of a bowl game in 2013 and the lows of back-to-back five-win and bowlless seasons the past two years. But through it all there has been one constant – Joe Licata, a local high school quarterback who stayed local and shattered most of the passing records at UB.


Hillary Clinton is not a leftist

11/22/15 1:15pm | By RUSSELL GUILBAULT

Firstly, Clinton has firmly established herself as a neocon of the highest order over her career as Secretary of State. She supports a barrier in the West Bank, advocated recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and blamed Hamas for the destruction caused by Israel’s disproportionate assault on Gaza last year.


Letter to the editor

11/21/15 2:42pm

They were a wake-up call, and perhaps a demonstration of how far parts of our current society and culture have drifted from the turbulent struggles of the 1950s through 1970s. Struggles that were to have alleviated the prevalence of “White Only” and “Black Only” mentalities.