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Cuomo's ethics reform undermined by his lack of financial transparency

03/24/15 9:08pm

When Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out his five-point plan for ethics reform, he proclaimed his party was creating a new standard for campaign disclosure, one which even merited its own catchphrase: “Explain the money.” But now that Senate Republicans expect Cuomo himself to “explain the money,” the governor is balking.

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Far from friends

03/24/15 4:13pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

When I got a call at the end of June before my freshman year telling me my housing forms were not filled in correctly and I would not be provided dorming, I panicked. They told me I’d have to commute – which was an issue, considering I live on Long Island.

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Buffalo's road woes must come to an end

03/12/15 6:45pm

Broken waterlines and bumpy roads are a constant headache for Buffalo residents, as this endless winter continues to wreak havoc on the most everyday – and essential – aspects of the region’s infrastructure. So although large-scale projects like a renovated Peace Bridge sound exciting, and undoubtedly will invite increased business activity to the area, Buffalo’s residents just need functional roads.

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Truly Irish

03/12/15 6:33pm | By Daniel McKeon

As one of The Spectrum’s most Irish editors, I felt it was my duty to defend the essence of Ireland before it is bastardized yet again on St. Patrick’s Day.

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Yik Yak

Anonymity on Yik Yak and idiocy go hand-in-hand

03/10/15 9:07pm

Essentially, if there’s a way to be offensive, “yakkers” will exploit it. If there’s a demographic to taunt, then it’ll be mocked on Yik Yak. If there’s an individual to bully, then the victim’s name will show up on the app.

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Ripping off the duct tape: an analysis of virginity

03/08/15 3:21pm | By JACKIE GRABER

I remember high school sexual education well. Sophomore year, a modestly dressed woman came into our classrooms and pressed chunks of duct tape onto the hair of our forearms. After a short introduction, we were told to rip them off. This, she said, was symbolic of losing our virginities.

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