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'My Beautiful Dark Twitter fantasy'

2 hours ago | By BRENTON J. BLANCHET

On April 15, Kanye came out of hiding and resurfaced on Twitter. He just ranted as per usual. He tweeted about his favorite t-shirt designs, consciousness, creativity and trends, finding ways to somehow make each tweet less transparent and more inspirational than the last. But even with inspiration coming from his fingertips, Kanye still managed to rile some fans up.

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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).

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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.

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The decline of the novel

04/14/15 3:50pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

When was the last time you read a book for pleasure? Books are a diminishing form of relaxation – Netflix, Hulu and the variety of other streaming services that provide entertainment in a couple clicks overshadow novels. With little time to relax, students find themselves looking for the simplest way to ease their minds – little do they know, a book is an entire new world.

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Decision to replace Sabres' head coach Ted Nolan obvious, intelligent

04/14/15 3:47pm

With the pursuit of a last place finish successfully concluded, the Sabres are now guaranteed a chance to select either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel, the two most promising talents in the NHL right now, in this year’s draft. With the firing of current head coach Ted Nolan, the team also has the opportunity to hire a new coach of similar caliber. 

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Letter to the editor

04/14/15 3:44pm

The Spectrum’s April 9 article, “The Parking Game: Parking Struggles on UB’s Campuses” by Emma Janicki and Sushmita Gelda should be a wake-up call to all members of the UB community that the individual and collective actions we all take in driving to campus are adversely affecting each other and our personal health.

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Celoron loves Lucy, but not her statue's face

04/09/15 9:43pm

The recent furor over a far-from-picturesque statue of famed comedian Lucille Ball has made it beyond clear that the village of Celoron, the childhood home of the actress, still loves Lucy. The uproar, which ultimately made it onto CNN and Fox News, started as many viral protests tend to do – with a Facebook page. From Facebook to front pages, the community’s outrage has taken on a life of its own and blown a minor issue out of proportion.

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Feminism is not a dirty word

04/09/15 9:38pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

What is your first reaction when you hear the word ‘feminism?’ Maybe you cringe or roll your eyes. Maybe you’re apprehensive to read this column. Or maybe you’re like me, and know that ‘feminism’ is not cringe-worthy; it’s actually a movement that deserves to be embraced. Feminism: the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social and economic equality to men.

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