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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.

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Buffalo Bucket List No. 12-15: Slacking Off

04/30/15 4:18pm | By Daniel McKeon

College is a time of meeting new people, exploring new ideas and growing as a person. But sometimes you just want to do absolutely nothing. Despite popular belief, there are actually different ways of going about doing nothing and certain milestones you can hit in your quest to shirk all responsibilities for a while.

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“We the people” must practice what we preach

04/28/15 9:50pm | By JAMES BATTLE

I’m going to preface this column the best way I know how: I AM NOT ADVOCATING VIOLENCE OF ANY KIND. With that out of the way, I’ve seen a lot of hypocrisy lately on social media and in the news regarding how demonstrators are protesting against the police brutality – namely, in the city of Baltimore.

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William Krause Billy

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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