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Letter from the editor: The Spectrum stands with The Capital Gazette

06/29/18 1:37pm | By HANNAH STEIN

On Thursday afternoon, a gunman broke through the glass at Maryland’s Capital Gazette daily newspaper and killed five reporters. This was a targeted attack, an act of distinct hatred -- a tragic attack on our society.

The five staff members went to work for the sole purpose of serving the public and will not return home to their families, will not return to their duty of telling the stories to the public or live to see justice.


Let’s chill with the 'Netflix and Chill'

10/23/15 12:51am | By JAMES BATTLE

The Internet, and by extension social media, links humanity together like never before. It has gone beyond sharing information and ideas into a shared, online consciousness thanks to memes and other ideas that were born on social networks.

One of the most recent social phenomena is “Netflix and Chill,” a way for men to ask girls out without actually asking girls out.


Letter to the editor: SA Senate Chair Dillon Smith resigns

10/20/15 9:59pm

I, Dillon Michael Smith, the current serving Senate Chair of the Undergraduate Student Association of the State University of New York at Buffalo, who is acting in sound mind and reason, in order to advert any misrepresentation of the SA government in light of current events, which if perceived incorrectly threaten to tarnish the dignity and impede upon the timely execution of duties of the office of SA Senate Chair, am hereby putting aside any personal interest for the sake of responsible governance and therefore resigning the office of SA Senate Chair effective immediately, 10/20/2015.

Dillon M.


Letter to the editor: SA senator statement on senate chair election controversy

10/19/15 2:33am

Now, looking back on this, I feel that Ms. Khan had to make certain that there was a Senate Chair and I believe she did everything in her power to follow the Constitution as with such that this is an election of the Student Association. Wouldn’t you trust your elected official to make sure that they actually follow the Constitution as best as possible to ensure that all is fair?


Yaser Soliman

Letter to the editor: Yaser Soliman resigns from SA Senate

10/19/15 2:18am

The actions of the SA President on the evening of October 14, 2015 took away the position of Chairman of the Senate from me and changed the outcome of the election. On the morning of October 15, 2015 I had a meeting with Mr. Sorel and Ms. Johnson in which I detailed the grave violations committed and tried to resolve the matter fairly. I asked the SA to resolve this professionally as any Board-of-Elections would handle it, however, they refused to strike the unconstitutional ballot and introduce the suppressed ballot. I submitted a letter attached through email on October 15, 2015 officially notifying the SA of the numerous violations. Other than an email confirming the receipt of the letter, I have not heard anything back.


USC head coach Sarkisian’s drunken behavior raises questions

USC head coach Sarkisian’s drunken behavior raises questions

10/13/15 10:17pm | By Editorial Board

University of Southern California (USC) Athletic Director Pat Haden fired football head coach Steve Sarkisian Monday after putting him on a leave of absence Sunday. While USC has only said Sarkisian was not healthy and was not right during a practice Sunday, it’s becoming clear through media reports that Sarkisian came to the Trojan’s practice intoxicated – and it may not have been the first time.


Tyler Walters food critic

The Search for Thai

10/12/15 2:52pm | By TYLER WALTERS

There’s a saying about two mice stuck in a barrel of cream – one drowns but the other starts kicking and eventually churns the cream into butter.

I can’t imagine that he kicked the whole time – even that hard-working mouse needs a break.


Giving back: Why it’s important to donate and how you can help

10/11/15 1:50pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

It’s important to remember there’s a world outside of UB – Buffalo, Amherst and the other cities that encompass the university are full of people, families and businesses. There are many struggling to get by – in 2014 there were more than 6,000 homeless people in Erie County, according to the Western New York annual report on the state of the homeless.


UB’s lack of diversity raises hard questions

10/09/15 2:55am | By Editorial Board

The university is one of the most diverse institutions in the country when it comes to its student population. But no so much when it comes to its faculty and police. Minority students feel discomfort with the fact that UB faculty and police don’t equally represent the student body.


No more late nights?

10/09/15 2:51am | By Editorial Board

However, the lack of specific evidence to support the legislation is troubling. Jacobs provided no statistics that demonstrated a substantial amount of crime and alcohol-related accidents occur between 2 and 4 a.m. Even if he had, such statistical evidence is hard to prove as causal. Does a person get a DWI because he or she could drink at the bar for two more hours or was the person going to get one regardless of when he or she started drinking that night?


UB men's basketball has no reason to panic about losing Hurley, Evans and Moss

10/08/15 7:47pm | By Jordan Grossman

The 2014-15 men’s basketball team entered the season without its top three players from the year before. The team wasn’t big. They didn’t have elusive scorers. They were bounced in the first round of the 2014 Mid-American Conference Tournament after some projected them to win it all.

But alas, all the naysayers were silenced when the Bulls went on the shock the conference and win the MAC.

Why can’t that happen again?


Bob McAdoo is the forgotten superstar in the city of Buffalo

10/06/15 10:51pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

We’ll always remember the stars. In terms of Buffalo sports lore, you can’t have a conversation and not bring up former Bills like Jim Kelly, Thurman Thomas and Bruce Smith. Same goes for the Sabres’ Dominik Hasek, Phil Housley and Ryan Miller.

But there’s one player that is often overlooked in the history of Buffalo: Former Buffalo Braves forward Bob McAdoo.


Another day, another shooting

10/05/15 12:46am | By Editorial Board

Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Oregon is yet another example of this stereotypical and rote incident. Stories are already circulating – a veteran tried to stop the shooting. The shooter asked if people were Christian. He committed suicide. The investigation and profiling will go one for months, even as the incident slowly slides from our memories.