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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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Exploring the backdoor

04/07/15 5:51pm | By JACKIE GRABER

According to the National Survey of Sexual Health and Behaviors, 34 percent of men and 16 percent of women reported having anal sex with their casual partners of an opposite sex.

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Indiana travel ban

Cuomo's travel ban on Indiana includes UB Athletics

04/02/15 7:54pm

The University and its Athletics program are joining the ranks of organizations and individuals making a stand against Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which arguably legalized discrimination before it was amended Thursday evening.

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Daniel McKeon

Dealing with depression

04/02/15 7:36pm | By Daniel McKeon

As anyone who has been depressed or has been close with a depressed friend knows, depression is an everyday struggle. It isn’t just feeling sad. It’s feeling like all of your energy has been sapped out of you, feeling like you’re worthless, that you’re letting everyone around you down. It’s struggling to remember what it was like to ever be happy. It’s barely being able to do the minimum.

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What’s your number?

03/29/15 3:39pm | By JACKIE GRABER

Whether you meet in class, at a bar, in church or on Tinder, one of the first steps of fostering any potential romantic relationship is asking the guy or girl you’re interested in for his or her phone number. Then comes the other number. “How many people have you slept with?”

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Bad landlords

Absentee landlords near UB South need a lesson in responsibility

03/26/15 7:24pm

From mildly annoying treks through unplowed sidewalks to more frightening late-night walks on dimly lit, rarely patrolled streets, students’ safety in the Heights is far from guaranteed as they go to and from their houses. UB has done little to address this issue, despite troubling crime statistics and pleas from the student body for a more equal dissemination of university resources. But for some students, the issue of unsafe conditions permeates beyond the city streets – right into their homes.

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Ken-Ton teachers rebels with a cause, propose to boycott Cuomo's evaluations

03/26/15 7:19pm

When teachers, rather than their students, are choosing to break the rules, it’s an indication that there is something seriously amiss. This time around, the issue at stake is Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposed teaching evaluations – a proposal which threatens the independence of teachers’ instruction and their freedom in the classroom.

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