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Freedom Comes at a Price for Student Drivers

Students bringing a car to UB often find a multitude of decisions accompanying their newfound freedom, as costs vary widely for something many perceive to be a necessary luxury."It is definitely a necessity to have a car on campus, there is always somebody not drinking when you go out who can drive," said Anne Gunia, a sophomore international business major who drives a 1991 Chevrolet Blazer."It's probably not an absolute necessity, but probably for most students where they are used to having a car available to them, they're not used to having to get around in a fashion that is more haphazard," said Jim Twombly, visiting assistant professor of political science.According to Chris Austin, adjudication and transportation coordinator for UB, approximately 15,000 student-parking passes were distributed for the 2001-02 academic year.Twombly, who is running for Amherst Town Council, said students from New York City are used to having easily accessible mass transit and may find it difficult to travel off campus without a car.


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Buses Deliver Peace of Mind

Last weekend, six Coach USA buses departed from UB's North and South campuses, returning UB students to friends and family in New York City following the terrorist attacks on New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C."The buses were organized in less than 24 hours'" Student Association President Christian Oliver said.


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Let's Kill More People!

"Spend lots of money on bombs to kill terrorists, that is how we bolster the economy," huffs Mike Lucinscki, my opinionated colleague and Feet First columnist.The American masses want bombings.


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Sikh Religion & Culture

Nirmal K. Singh, a second year medical student and Sikh, speaks on some aspects of the Sikh culture.


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Feet First

"War is all hell."- William ShermanLife in the United States is getting back to normal.It's been eight days since the newest poster-boy for evil, Osama bin Laden, and his scurrying band followers slammed passenger planes into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.Last Tuesday's attack blanketed America with a stunned quiet, silencing a usually boisterous country to such an extent that if one listened carefully, one could hear soft weeping.


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Buffalonians Gather to Remember

Following last week's terrorist crashes in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Pennsylvania, nearly 50,000 Buffalo residents gathered last Sunday in front of City Hall on a platform of unified patriotism.For many, the sojourn began at the South Campus train station, where long lines of people waited to purchase tickets.


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Grad Student Housing Sparks Environmental Debate

Skinnersville Road, situated on the northwestern edge of UB's North Campus behind the Ellicott complex, will soon be the location of the university's latest student-housing development - this time, for graduate, professional and married students.The university plans to break ground for the Skinnersville Road project sometime this week, with the complex slated to open in August 2002.The $11 million complex, sponsored by the University at Buffalo Foundation Inc. in conjunction with the UB Alumni Association, will house 232 students in two-bedroom townhouse and ranch-style units.


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"Computer Worm Hits UB, Servers Across the Country"

UB was among the thousands of networks crippled by a new computer worm Tuesday, one that left the entire university with little or no access to the Internet.The "W32.Nimda.A@mm" worm, described by virus protection software manufacturer McAfee as "high risk," is a self-promulgating virus that spreads from infected Microsoft IIS Internet servers by utilizing 16 known vulnerabilities, similar to the "Code Red" worm that slowed Internet traffic twice during the summer.The new worm, however, has proven to be much more damaging than Code Red, causing denial of service (DOS) attacks nationwide through an unmanageable excess of server traffic.Beginning early Tuesday morning, network administrators at UB were faced with a mounting problem, according to Rick Lesniak, director of academic services for CIT."Earlier in the day, we had a problem with slowdowns up until about noon," said Lesniak, who as of Tuesday night was meeting with campus and CIT officials to work toward reinstating UB's Internet service.


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Diamond in the Musical Rough

Powerful music and harmonic vocals echoed through the side streets of Allentown Monday evening as the Rosaleen Marion Band took the stage at Nietzsche's, a local bar that houses hosts a weekly array of musical acts.


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September 11 - A Perspective

I, like most of us, have been thinking about the terrorist actions of a week ago. Much as we tend to think that, when it comes to human life, numbers don't matter, I believe that in some way they do.


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SA President Proposes Constitutional Amendments

In approximately three weeks, the Student Association's executive board will propose to the Student Assembly a trio of changes to the SA constitution concerning the structure and powers of SA's executive branch.In order to take effect, the proposed amendments must be approved by a two-thirds vote in both the assembly and the SA senate.


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"Linda Yalem Run Promotes Awareness, Unity"

Each year, UB and local community members gather to participate in the annual Linda Yalem Memorial Run, a fundraiser dedicated to the memory of a UB student raped and murdered on the Ellicott bicycle path 11 years ago.The 22-year-old was training for the New York City Marathon the day she was killed.


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Letter to the Editor

This week, we will engage the campus community in a series of open discussions related to last week's events and possible consequences.We have planned a series of three open discussions on Wednesday (September 19), Thursday (September 20), and Friday (September 21). They are scheduled to take place from noon until 1:00 p.m.


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Moliere On Love and Marriage - Courtship 1600s-style

Black lights, comical masks, loud voices, and hearty laughter: nestled in Buffalo's downtown theater district, the Irish Classical Theater has supplied theater-goers with a delightful, humorous treat with its production of Moliere's "School for Wives."Derek Mahon's translation of this 17th century French play is set entirely in the town square of Avignon, France.



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