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.
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.
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.
Charles Atkinson Haynie, a retired UB lecturer, coordinator for UB's Leo Tolstoy College, and former "Out of the Chaos" columnist for the Spectrum, died Jul.
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.
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.
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.