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Turkey cannot deny the Armenian Genocide - and its dark beginnings - any longer

04/23/15 8:48pm | By William Krause

On the night of April 24, 1915, hundreds of members of the Armenian ethnic minority in Constantinople – now the Turkish city of Istanbul – were arrested and shortly killed – the beginning of what would become known as the Armenian Genocide. At its conclusion in 1918, roughly 1.5 million ethnic Armenians were dead. One hundred years later, Turkey – and other nations, including the United States – deny the killing was genocide.


Letter to the editor

04/21/15 5:21pm

This letter was written in response to an opinion piece entitled “Legitimate arguments based on logic, not disgust” that was published on The Spectrum’s website on Sunday, April 16. The column did not appear in print.


The Buffalo Sabres should get excited for Jack Eichel

04/21/15 12:15pm | By Editorial Board

Despite the Buffalo Sabres’ concerted efforts to tank in order to ensure a spot at the bottom of the rankings, the team ended up with the second overall draft pick, losing the first spot to the almost-as-terrible Edmonton Oilers. The Sabres will likely select number two pick Jack Eichel and lose out on the chance to have the once-in-a-generation player Connor McDavid in Buffalo.


Quentin Haynes

It's no problem the Buffalo Sabres don't have Connor McDavid

04/19/15 9:19pm | By QUENTIN HAYNES

On Saturday night, the Buffalo Sabres did just that. Buffalo entered the 2015 NHL draft lottery with the best odds of obtaining the No. 1 pick in the draft. For the second season in a row, the Sabres walked away with the second overall pick, losing the lottery and first overall pick Connor McDavid to the Edmonton Oilers.


TAP state aid program a source of anxiety rather than assistance

04/19/15 3:14pm

Between scheduling classes, fulfilling requirements and struggling to make ends meet, students face a lot of anxiety over finishing their degrees. But this year, due to ineffective communication and a clear lack of administrative organization, the Office of Financial Aid exacerbated those anxieties even further when they surprised students with the abrupt and unwelcome news they were not eligible for grants from the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).


Emma J

Legitimate arguments are based on logic, not disgust

04/16/15 10:16pm | By EMMA JANICKI

I am firmly pro-abortion rights. I am a heterosexual cisgender woman. I have a uterus so I may one day be pregnant and when that day comes, I deserve the right to choose what I envision for my future. If that future doesn’t involve a baby, or at least the present doesn’t make supporting a child a viable option, I have – and deserve – the right to make that choice.