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Letter To The Editor

In the Oct. 19 issue of The Spectrum, Fabio M. Albertin defended himself against accusations of favoring censorship and opposing religious freedom.


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Stranger Neighbors

When I was in high school, I read Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" and daydreamed about hitchhiking west, getting to know fellow Americans through long road trips into the night and seeing all the little crevices of this great country.Then my friends helped me to realize times have changed.


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Bulls Split Weekend Games

The UB men's soccer team played their final home game of the season Friday night, falling 1-0 to Canisius College, but won 2-1 over Bucknell Sunday in the first leg of a three-game road trip.


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E-Texts Threaten to Make College Bookstores Obsolete

As publishing companies increase distribution of learning materials online and through computer software, the demise of the middleman bookstore is becoming a realistic - albeit still remote - possibility.Downloadable materials students access online using PIN codes and digital video disks distributed through schools are two of the fastest emerging trends many publishers are hoping will eliminate the hassles and expenses of printing, packaging and delivering printed textbooks.UB's School of Dental Medicine is currently making the transition to digital content; it sells a DVD "e-book" to its students at cost that contains all required textbooks, videos and imagery.


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Just One More Puff

The highly-publicized health risks and the obvious effects on a person's appearance have done nothing to deter the many college students who crowd outside the university buildings from smoking daily and littering the ground with cigarette butts.A 1999 study conducted by Nancy Rigotti, M.D., Jae Eun Lee, Ph.D.


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Western Trek Unsuccessful for UB Women

They went west in search of MAC glory, but found Eagles and Chippewas blocking the path.The women's soccer team traveled to Michigan last weekend to take on the Central Michigan Chippewas and Eastern Michigan Eagles in their last MAC games of the season.


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Caffeine: Living Without a Kick Hard for Students

Often noted as a phase when healthy practices are tossed by the wayside, college students everywhere find themselves relying on caffeine to focus throughout the day and to stay awake during the crucial crunch times, when study seems more crucial than sleep."I am always tired and don't feel like moving [without caffeine]. No motivation whatsoever," said Mary Troicke, a senior majoring in dance who once attempted to give up her daily coffee and Diet Coke routine."I didn't feel motivated to do anything, didn't go to class."Although caffeine may appear to be one of the more harmless indulgences in comparison with alcohol or illegal drugs, excessive use can be very dangerous to one's well being.According to the WebMD Web site, caffeine absorbs very quickly into the gastrointestinal tract after ingestion and directly impacts the dopamine levels of the brain, stimulating either pleasant feelings or a sour demeanor.Two or three beverages a day poses no significant health risk, but excessive consumption can raise blood pressure throughout the day, causing or aggravating such things as peptic ulcers and coronary heart disease.


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Diary of a Wedding Guest

Two months:Man: Invitation arrives, acceptance sent in thinking will return free gift. Make something from sticks and/or empty beer cans.Total cost: Thirty-two cents for response card postage.Woman: Invitation arrives, send in acceptance.


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The Bulls Pen

During Doug Flutie's tenure at Buffalo, there was a lot of heated debate over the merit of what was labeled "the Flutie magic." Does this vertically challenged quarterback really have mystical powers that have enabled him to post a 35-16 record as a starter?


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Flashes of Brilliance

Prior to Saturday's match-up against the Bulls, Kent State true freshman quarterback Joshua Cribbs was the eighth-leading rusher in the Mid-American Conference - no other quarterback made the list.


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Florida Recount

Five hundred thirty-seven votes. This amount - less than the population of Governors residence hall - gave then-Texas Gov.


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The People Behind the Buildings

If the classic stone buildings of UB's South Campus and the modern brick of North are divided by more than a century, the naming of each share a heritage of some of the region's and nation's most notable people.


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Letter To The Editor

To The Editor:In response to the opinion piece published in the Oct. 15 issue of The Spectrum, "The Writing on the Wall" by Jamie Lynn Perna; okay, so some of the things written on the sidewalks were cheesy, but come on "Operation Enduring Freedom?" Our government's happy little euphemisms strike me as a little more ridiculous than some harmless writings on the sidewalk.





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