As a star on UB's varsity women's basketball team, Mari McClure had to maintain a high standard of play at all times, but there was one thing that got in the way; McClure has degenerative arthritis in both of her knees."It would get worse the more I played," said McClure, one of UB's top women scorers last year, "it made it difficult to practice and play."When McClure first found out about her chronic ailment, she was given the choice as to whether or not she would continue playing.
Tuesday, Jennifer Brace won another feather for her cap.During the first joint meeting of the Student Association Assembly and Senate and the Student-Wide Judiciary, Brace defeated newly-elected senator Michael Goggin in the run for senate chair.She is also one of UB's three New York State Student Assembly delegates, and the NYSSA university center representative.The senate chair is responsible for deciding where, when and how often the senate meets; coordinates senate committees; and is a part of the Emergency Powers Council, which enacts urgent legislation if the senate and assembly cannot meet.Brace, a junior business management major, does not foresee difficulty juggling the responsibilities of senate chair along with her positions as a NYSSA delegate and NYSSA university center representative, in addition to a full course load."I will follow through and I have ample time," said Brace.
Sand, salt, dust, confetti and packing material have never been so frightening. Reports of suspicious substances are sending teams of hazardous substance experts, FBI agents, firemen, emergency medical technicians and other public servants racing to diverse sites in Buffalo, and cities nationwide.Buffalo fire departments responded to at least six anthrax scares Friday and Saturday, according to The Buffalo News.
America's generosity has become even more fertile in the weeks since Sept. 11. Her citizens have opened their wallets and donated more than $850 million to dozens of charitable organizations that provide financial assistance to the attack victims and their families.
After attending Wednesday's Distinguished Speaker Series event and listening to Jane Goodall talk about her life and her career, I walked back to the Student Union and passed a series of anti-war chalk drawings on the ground.The chalkings reminded me of something Dr. Goodall discussed.During her speech, she mentioned a common complaint about environmentalism - that of rabid environmentalists so concerned with saving the environment or saving endangered species that they overlook the human suffering going on right before their eyes.It's a difficult situation.
In a match that lasted only the three-game minimum, the UB Bulls outscored the Colgate University Raiders (30-16, 30-18, 30-28) in front of a rowdy crowd last Tuesday night.The team collected their fourth win this year to up their overall season record to 4-11 (0-6 MAC).The Bull's sweeping win over the Raiders was best described by UB sophomore Lindsay Matikosh, who said, "It's a confidence booster for us and for this weekend.
Some people wear charms around their necks as symbols of faith, remembrance or security.Jane Goodall wears a pendant in the shape of the African continent.The internationally recognized animal ethologist and conservationist delivered a message of hope to the audience which nearly filled Alumni Arena's main gym Wednesday night.
On the strength of one goal apiece from their power play and penalty killing units, the Buffalo Sabres (2-1-0-1) scored a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers (1-1-2-0) in front of 16,659 fans Wednesday night at HSBC Arena.The matchup was the teams' first since the Sabres ended the Flyers' season last year in the playoffs with an 8-0 drubbing in game six of their first-round series.Sabres captain Stu Barnes made it a 1-0 hockey game by scoring Buffalo's fourth power play goal of the season from the side of the net at the 5:32 mark of the first period.
Around 2:30 afternoon last Wednesday, a lone young man sat outside the Student Union Theater, holding a grotesque action figure and a thin book he had bought that morning.Soon after, the space around him was filled with others carrying the same book.
University at Buffalo's women's crew squad started their fall season last Saturday in Pittsburgh at the Head of the Ohio Regatta.The Bulls lightweight four (Sarah Wold, Karey Smollar, Victoria Kolomiets, Courtney Kane and Becky Mohr) made an impressive showing, with a second-place finish out of 18 teams and scored a silver medal."Competition was tough.
152 students from Japan have made UB their home this year, and though Buffalo's arduous winters and chicken-wing diet don't necessarily match with Eastern culture, there are some places in Buffalo that accommodate those with a taste for Japanese culture.Adjusting to BuffaloThe Japanese Student Association has nearly 50 members, mostly international students from Japan."It's somewhat hard to organize sometimes; Japanese people don't like getting together in groups as much," said Hideki Kambe, a sophomore economics and mathematics major, a fact which JSA Vice President Junya Narahara attributed to Japan's more individualistic culture.The major differences between Japanese and American Universities?"American people are very, very active," said Kambe, who attended Yokohama University in Japan.
The Associated Press' game stories on each of the Marshall University football team's three victories this season have begun almost exactly the same way: "Quarterback Byron Leftwich threw for (insert some obscene amount of touchdown passes here), and (insert ridiculous amount of yardage here), as the Marshall Thundering Herd topped (insert overmatched opponent here) Saturday."The UB Bulls will try to alter AP's formula when they take their shot at Leftwich and the Thundering Herd tomorrow at 1 p.m.
On an unseasonably beautiful and warm October day, UB's women's tennis team posted another win against local rival Canisius to go to 2-0 on the season.This was not just a mere win; this match was complete and utter domination from top to bottom.
An 18th-place finish by co-captain Todd Ludden highlighted the men's cross country team's performance at the Lehigh University Paul Short Run last weekend.Luden's time of 25:15.29 was only a minute off the lead and five seconds better than last week.
SA President Christian Oliver pledged Tuesday night "to make SA a respected institution on and off campus that all students can look to for leadership, protection and entertaining activities."The vow came in Oliver's "State of the SA" address given before a joint meeting of SA senators and assemblymen.He said that for the organization to be successful it needs university administrators' respect, which this year's SA acquired by demonstrating a willingness to work cooperatively with key administrative figures.Oliver cited his Fall Fest dealings with Robert Arkeilpane, director of the division of athletics, as an example of such regard."We could get the best bands in the world, but if they didn't have the one date we had in Alumni, they weren't coming," said Oliver.When SA canceled this year's Fall Fest following the Sept.
Have you ever wondered why we find the vulture distasteful? We revere lions, calling them the kings of the jungle for taking life and causing destruction, but we shun the vulture, who simply eats what has already passed.Vultures are resourceful, making the best of a bad situation.