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Soulful Jams Enliven CFA Stage

Three-man band Soulive rocked the Center for the Arts Monday night, bringing their jazz-funk music and two broken drums to life.Organist Alan Evans and drummer Neil Evans, both Buffalo natives, and lead guitarist Eric Krasno played a very laid back set for both old and new fans.


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Concern For Limits on Student Visas

Recent legislative proposals to tighten immigration laws and student visa requirements have sparked concern in the world of higher education."Right now there are lots of unknown things about the legislation," said Steven Shaw, director of international admissions at UB.


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Feet First

"What we do in life, echoes for an eternity."- Maximus Decimus Meridus, "Gladiator" Bugs Bunny has Elmer Fudd.


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Letter To The Editor

This is a response to the editorial in the Nov. 12 issue of The Spectrum ["The Truth Need Not Spin"].It is undeniable that the public and international opinion of this war against terrorism is extremely important to its success.


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"Dorm Comparison, Part 2"

Since UB was rated #1 for "dorms like dungeons" by the PrincetonReview's ranking of America's "331 Best Colleges" earlier this fall, many students and faculty have questioned the validity of the study, especially in light of the university's ongoing mission to create a large-scale community through increased on-campus housing.The Spectrum reviewed information and interviewed staff from UB's sisterSUNYs, as well as several private institutions, to gauge the living environment and see how UB's residence halls are measuring up.This is the second piece in a three-part series examining six aspects of that report.Part IIOn-Campus Residency RequirementsOut of the six universities contacted, including the four SUNY centers and two private universities, UB was the only higher-education institution that does not require its first- or second-year students to live on campus.According to Joseph Krakowiak, director of University Residence Halls and Apartments, there are two reasons UB has not implemented such residency requirements: first, UB cannot accommodate the number of students such a requirement would generate and second, the university believes students should have the right to choose where they wish to reside."If [living on campus] is not mandatory, that means we have to try harder instead of saying 'no matter what you want, you have to be here,'" said Krakowiak.


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Byrned to a Crisp

Well, the 2001 Major League Baseball season has come to an end. It truly was a great season, concluding with a scintillating World Series.


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Dorm Deficiency

Student life on campus is starkly divided into two distinct classes of living: those enjoying the luxuries of UB's apartments and those entrenched in dormitory life.


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The Bulls Pen

Grey concrete clashes badly with silver steel. It looks cold and lifeless from my view in the press box.


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Buck Futter!

If you haven't seen the nine or so existing episodes of "Saturday Night Live's" "Celebrity Jeopardy" skits by now, you should do the following: get a box of Pop Tarts from the store, go onto Resnetster and type in "celebrity jeopardy," then proceed to laugh for about an hour as some of the funniest stuff ever to grace American television.Many a night the boys and I have squeezed into my neighbor's room, cramming for a spot near the computer to try to get a glimpse of Sean Connery bagging on Alex Trebek once again.


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Running Out of Chances

Sometimes, although a team has gotten off to a rocky start, its players can rebound and save their season with a few victories at the end (i.e.


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Auto Accidents Often Pass Unreported

For many students and faculty at UB, coming to campus poses a daily threat, not to their health but to their automobiles.On any given weekday, the school's 14,000 parking spaces are filled two-and-a-half times between 7 a.m.


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Do UB's Dorms Measure Up?

Since UB was rated #1 for "dorms like dungeons" in the Princeton Review's ranking of America's "331 Best Colleges" earlier this fall, many students and faculty have questioned the study's validity, especially in light of the university's ongoing mission to create a large-scale community through increased on-campus housing.The Spectrum reviewed information and interviewed staff from UB's sister SUNYs, as well as several private institutions, to gauge UB's living environment and see how or if its residence halls measure up.


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"WNY NYSSA, Meet UB"

Members of the New York State Student Assembly's Western New York Region and Executive Board met Saturday to tour UB's campus, discuss legislative issues and promote solidarity amongst representatives from schools in the region.According to George Pape, NYSSA vice president, the e-board decided to divide the assembly into four parts-Western New York, North Country, Capital and New York City-to encourage frequent meetings in addition to the assembly's general bi-annual conferences.The event, which was hosted by the Student Association, provided NYSSA delegates from UB and other institutions of higher education in WNY an opportunity to network with one another and promote cooperation between student governments.Delegates also discussed the possibility of forming an anti-tobacco coalition in which student governments under the SUNY system would join together and lobby against the state investing tax dollars into pension funds and stocks from the tobacco industry."It's not about smokers versus anti-smokers, it's about how the money should be invested," Pape explained.In addition, Pape said the e-board discussed holding the Spring 2002 NYSSA Conference in New York City instead of the usual Utica or Upstate New York area as a "show of support for our brother and sister colleges in the city." The WNY region voted unanimously in favor of the NYC-based conference; other regions have yet to be consulted.





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