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History With Grandma

Searching through the cupboards of my apartment this morning, looking for some edible form of breakfast, I came upon an out-dated can of tomato soup my grandmother gave me this past summer.


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Mayoral Term Limits

The destruction of the World Trade Center and the crippling of the Pentagon on Sept. 11 impelled Americans of all stripes to emerge from the chaos as heroes.


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Letter to the Editor

I'm having trouble sorting out a serious contradiction in the Sept. 26 issue of the Spectrum. Under the editorial heading of "Our Mission, Our Operation, Our Responsibility," I read the following - "This year, our goal is to provide the students and staff with sound, ethical reporting that addresses major issues and events related to the University at Buffalo."On the front page, I see an article entitled "Fun and Profit From Computer Gaming" and read the following from Assistant Feature Editor Jamie Lynn Perna:"For those ready to dedicate their leisure - and possibly class - time, but unable to part with the necessary funds, UB's vast residential network, along with an extensive unofficial search site, offers almost every game available on store shelves for free."What we are talking about here, obviously, is software piracy.


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Men's Tennis Takes Invitational

After delays and cancellations due to the tragic Sept. 11 tragedies, the UB men's tennis team finally opened its 2001-2002 season at the Nike Fall Classic, held Sept.


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Wireless Access Debuts On Campus

An initiative to institute campus-wide wireless network access is currently underway at UB, offering students high-speed Internet access without the hassle of wires and over-crowded workstations.As of Friday, Sept.


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From Lecture Halls to Computer Screens

The semester ritual of course evaluations using No. 2 pencils and Scantrons may soon become a thing of the past for UB students.During last Wednesday's Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FSEC) meeting, Peter Gold, associate dean for general education, and J.


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Burrows Bulls' Best at X-C Western International

After two weeks of inactivity, the University at Buffalo's cross country squad headed north of the border to take part in the 27th Annual Western International meet, hosted by Western Ontario University.


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A Look At Ourselves

While Americans everywhere lament the terrible loss created by the recent terrorist acts upon the World Trade Center, there is a greatly pervasive and insidious sentiment that has struck fear and terror to Arab and Muslim Americans.


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Road Wearies Women's Volleyball

Last weekend, the University at Buffalo women's volleyball team opened the Mid-American Conference portion of its 2001 season against two formidable opponents.


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Sonic Youth's Psychedelic Sounds and Poetry Grip Buff State

At the height of their performance, Sonic Youth lead singer Thurston Moore and guitarist Jim O'Rourke mesmerized the audience in Buffalo State College's Rockwell Hall with a mind-blowing cacophony of psychedelic tones, plucks, piercings, screeches, and other inexplicable sounds along with their poetry last Thursday.Sonic Youth's signature is their composition of songs that gracefully blend soft melody and synthetic, spacey violence.Wires, switches, petals, knobs and buttons weaved across the stage floor.


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Letter to the Editor

Emily Dalton Smith column in Monday's issue of the Spectrum notes that she could do without "nasty e-mails and snide comments zinged by lazy armchair quarterbacks to bolster their fragile egos." First and foremost, it is stereotypical and irresponsible to suggest that everyone who writes an e-mail to her paper is lazy.


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Vietnam War Atrocities Examined Via Film

Carolee Schneeman, world-renowned visual artist, writer, and Renaissance woman, screened some of her analytical, segmenting films this past Monday in UB's Student Union as part of the art department's speaker series.Schneeman opened the discussion with a reminiscence of the last time she had been in Buffalo.


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Mechanical Bull Invades Homecoming

Each year, UB offers students and their families the chance to discover the university together through a weeklong celebration of school spirit culminating in Family and Homecoming Weekend.


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Fun and Profit From Computer Gaming

For some students, the fourth hour of dungeon exploring and bomb defusing comes all too quickly.Students in campus residences, with high-speed Internet connections and easily available software, often fall victim to the latest crop of hot computer games, such as this year's "Diablo II" and the "Half-Life" add-on "Counter Strike." Along with other top selling games such as "Black & White" and "The Sims," students have a wide variety of choices when it comes to avoiding school.Although the games range in price from $19.99 at K-Mart for Counter Strike to $34.86 for Diablo II at Wal-Mart, some addicts have found a way to justify their cost and even profit from the numerous hours mastering the games demands.Cosmin Banciu, a sophomore computer science major and avid Diablo II player, has made $120 by auctioning four 'items' used in the game, such as swords and weapons necessary to advance to the higher levels.






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