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OPINION

Hispanic Heritage Month was never to blame

In the fall of eighth grade, Friday nights meant eating too much popcorn, attempting new makeup looks and secretly watching Mean Girls in my best friend’s basement. My friends and I talked for hours about boys who didn’t know we existed, discussed Halloween costume ideas and stalked celebrities on social media accounts our parents didn’t know we had. It was my turn to receive a makeover, and all was well — until one girl scrolled onto a post about National Hispanic Heritage Month. 


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

Letter from the editor

I am so excited to get back to doing what we all love, which is working tirelessly to bring you the news. And we have a ton of news to bring you.


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. 






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