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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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Move to Electronic Texts Prompts Dental Student Frustration

UB's School of Dental Medicine is among the first in the country to require students to purchase electronic textbooks, or "e-texts," an innovation questioned by many students because of the high costs of adopting the technology.Incoming dental students were required this year to purchase a comprehensive curriculum DVD containing 120 medical textbooks, along with a laptop computer capable of handling the program's massive volume of multimedia material, including text, digital images and video.The move towards electronic texts is not cheap.


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Incommunicado

What's happening on campus? That is something I could and maybe should ask myself everyday. The only problem with that question is I receive the same answer everyday.


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Law School Courtroom

Some of the most valuable educational experiences occur only in professional settings. A medical school, for example, would be incomplete without its residency program.


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Prospective Students Discover UB

"Discover UB," Saturday's day-long exploration of the university for high school seniors and their families, offered students the chance to see what life at UB can be like.The day commenced with a "welcome address" from President William R.


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Bulls Report Card

Passing OffenseOffensive line blocked well for the most part. Freedy's three interceptions killed the Bulls, and the one that was returned for a touchdown changed the complexion of the game.Grade: C-Rushing OffenseOffensive line provided some holes and Derrick Gordon hit them hard.


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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 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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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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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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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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Political Science Professor Receives Odd Mailing

Slightly bloodied photocopies of a book on the Mossad, one of Israel's intelligence organizations, were sent to the home of a UB professor earlier this month.The package did not contain any suspicious powders or threats and does not appear to be related to the recent terrorist attacks or anthrax mailings, said recipient Erick Duchesne, assistant professor of political science.Duchesne is a public figure who often participates in media interviews and discussions on international relations.


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Bin Laden's Goal: A Radical Islamic World

Since the horrific terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. by Osama bin Laden's Islamic radicals, it has become fashionable in Arab circles and among their Western supporters to blame it all on United States support for Israel.


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Lockport Car Crash proves Fatal for UB Student

UB student Eric Vinson and Terrial Streppa, a Gasport resident, were reported missing Thursday and discovered Monday in a car which had gone off North Canal Road in Lockport into the Erie Canal.Vinson and Streppa reportedly met in a bar late Wednesday night when Vinson was asked by the bartender to drive an intoxicated Streppa home, although the two were not previously acquainted.


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Letter To The Editor

To The Editor:In the Oct. 17 issue of The Spectrum, John Jennings essentially accused me of being in favor of censorship and against religious freedom.


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Classroom Meets Courtroom

UB's law school today will call to order the nation's only fully functional state court housed on a university campus.For the first time since President William R.


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Men's Soccer Captures Shutout Victory

The Bulls relied heavily on sophomore forward Patrick Beckley, freshman Justin Higgins and goaltender Brian Wozniak to post their fifth win of the season as they defeated the Binghamton University Bearcats 2-0 in non-conference play Tuesday night.The Bulls record now stands at 5-5-1, while Binghamton's fell to an abysmal 0-11 with less than five games to go in the regular season."We just attacked, attacked, attacked," said Head Coach John Astudillo.The Bulls first score came on a Mike Peplinski cross to sophomore forward Patrick Beckley, who put the Bulls ahead at the 33-minute mark with his third goal of the season.Freshmen Justin Higgins netted the Bulls' second score - and his first collegiate goal - at the 65-minute mark on another Peplinski pass.UB dominated the Bearcats offensively, out-shooting them 15-7.


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The Cornered Beast

Cowardly is a word that has been repeatedly used to describe the terrorists that presently threaten American security.Please don't misunderstand me - I do not support the actions of the terrorists - but I don't understand how anyone could perceive men born in an impoverished desert where women and children die of starvation and dehydration as cowardly.


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Byrned to a Crisp

So the San Diego Chargers have lost two in a row the past two weeks against perennial losers Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots.





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