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"'Toss me a cigarette, I think there's one in my raincoat.' 'We smoked the last one an hour ago.' So I looked at the scenery, she read her magazine."- Simon and GarfunkelI can pretend to be a writer, but the truth of the matter is I'm a rock star at heart.


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Zebb's Serves Up Classic Fare a la 1950s

It's common knowledge among alternative slumber devotees that when you wake up at 1 p.m., lunch is at 6 o'clock and dinner is, well, whenever.Most often, the reaction to that late-night hunger is to quickly dispel it with something wrapped in foil, or perhaps to invoke the classic Maruchan weapon against your growling stomach.


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Kiss The Game Goodbye

First Jackson and now Jordan. The two kings of their respective arts are back.Michael Jordan has the basketball world up in arms with his recent announcement that he will return to the NBA.


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Student Athletic Facility

In recent years, housing facilities have sprouted like mushrooms on the margins of North Campus. But housing is not the only gleam in the administrative eye.


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Keep in Touch

Life would be so much easier if we never had to talk to anyone. Sad but true.As a writer for The Spectrum, and eventually an editor, time and again I've seen or heard people bashing the publication and the writing within.


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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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New Associate VP for Research Selected

Kenneth Tramposch, UB graduate and former employee of Bristol-Meyers Squib, took office on Sept. 4 as associate vice president for research at UB.UB's Vice President for Research Jaylan Turkkan had the final decision on who would be appointed to fill the vacant seat.


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Course Evaluations

At the end of each semester, professors wait in the halls while their students shade in bubbles to criticize or praise aspects of the course including the quality of the professor's instruction, the relevance of the assignments and the degree to which they were challenged.The efficiency of UB's course evaluation process is currently under review by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.


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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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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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UB Ranked Top Ten in Yahoo! Tech Poll

UB now has one more technological achievement to add to its growing list. In a recent study of 1,300 colleges and universities, completed by the Internet service giant Yahoo!, UB was ranked the 10th most wired university in the nation.


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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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