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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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OPINION

Mental health is public health

We’ve all been affected by the mental health crisis in personal and profound ways. Maybe it’s a roommate, or a friend, or a family member, or a colleague, or one’s self, but everyone on campus knows somebody who is just trying to make it through the day.


OPINION

Please don’t call me ‘Oreo’

The notion that I “act white” has haunted me my entire life, as if to say wearing sundresses, reading as a hobby and playing tennis are racially determined characteristics. Growing up in a predominantly white town with two well-educated parents taught me the importance of being respectful, kind and carrying myself intelligently, traits that are often incorrectly associated with whiteness. 


OPINION

‘Shut up, you’re a woman’

Feminism is wanting equality amongst genders, so it is time we take a serious approach toward equalizing the sports industry, whether that be through more female representation in sports media or empowering female athletes.


UB deserves an opportunity to continue its season, and nobody — certainly not a bunch of people in an air-conditioned room in Cleveland — should be able to take that opportunity away from them.
OPINION

#letthemplay

UB will watch Bowling Green, a team they beat during the regular season, play in the conference title game Saturday, all because MAC leadership is too stubborn, or cowardly, to right its wrongs.


OPINION

‘Keep the faith’

I truly don’t know if I could have made it to this point — final semester of college, graduation hanging in the distance, a job in the near-future — without my father still being here with me. 


OPINION

Why legalization matters to me

After witnessing the benefits of cannabis firsthand, I felt a moral obligation to make cannabis more accessible and affordable for patients like myself and end the racist enforcement of cannabis laws in our city.






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