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Not home for the holidays

11/30/16 9:05pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

As part of the Office of Student Engagement’s Alternative Break program, I chose to co-lead a community service trip to Cleveland, Ohio. The trip is just one of many that the program offers to students who wish to volunteer their time for the improvement of communities in Buffalo and beyond.


Western Michigan Broncos need to be taken seriously

11/25/16 2:05pm | By DANIEL PETRUCCELLI

The Western Michigan Broncos (11-0, 7-0 Mid-American Conference) deserve to be playing in a “New Year’s Six” bowl game.

In the latest rankings released by the College Football Playoff committee, the Broncos were ranked at No. 21. That’s disrespectful to one of only two undefeated Division-I teams in the nation. The AP poll has been a little bit nicer, ranking the Broncos at No. 14. That’s still too high of a number to me.


NBA should change its one-and-done rule

11/17/16 1:53pm | By Editorial Board

Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in this year’s NBA Draft, never wanted to be a college student. A 6-foot-10, freakishly athletic high school prodigy, Simmons would have been one of the first players off the board had he been able to enter the draft out of high school.


Not just a woman’s issue: breaking sexual assault stereotypes

11/14/16 10:29am | By MALLORY MAILEN

Sexual assault and rape on college campuses in the U.S. has become a common and important discussion in the media recently.

Young girls are afraid to walk home from classes alone, some are even worried they could be harmed in their own dorms.

UB recently added a mandatory seminar to their freshmen orientation requirements that involves attending an hour-long discussion about sexual assault and the importance of consent.


My experience and journey as a first time voter

11/10/16 3:14pm | By VICTORIA HARTWELL

As Election Day got closer and people’s strong views came out more, I realized how amazing politics truly are. I never realized how many people shared the same views as me and cared about the same problems. I felt like I was in a community of people who cared and wanted to make the country even better than it is now. And trusting a woman to do it all, made it even better.


Where are we getting our information, news sources or comedy on TV?

11/03/16 2:32pm | By Jimmy Corra

Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin have argued over these past few weeks as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the Saturday Night Live presidential debate parodies.

At first, the clips made me laugh, until I realized I should be concerned.

Why did I have such a sudden change of reaction? It dawned on me that this particular content was less a parody of the debates than a slightly exaggerated, self-deprecating version of exactly what is occurring in the political world right now.


Money Talk: the cost of the campaign trail

11/02/16 9:07pm | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

If there is one fact that holds true in each election, it’s that campaigns are expensive. A campaign requires constant fundraising to maintain its pace and candidates cannot continue without this funding.

Both candidates have raised more than $2 billion all together, leading up to Oct.


My Battle with PMDD

10/30/16 9:21pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

Around this time last year, I was feeling quite different regarding my academic career and my life in general than I am now.

Midterms were in full swing and the stress to succeed was hanging over my head.