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Anonymous letter unleashes paranoid president

Rather, banter and daily doses of insanity have run rampant throughout the White House. This has become the new normal, with President Trump taking to Twitter on a daily basis to voice objections to anyone, and anything, he sees fit. The problem is that President Trump’s opinions, mindsets and fits of rage change both topic and targets from moment to moment, let alone day to day.


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A college engagement

We were outlet shopping in the morning when my boyfriend, Nate, started rushing me to finish so we could continue on our road trip to Michigan to visit my family. If you know me, one of my least favorite things is having to shop on a time limit and I was not having it.


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Marshall, this ain’t it

Eminem, the character, is a rap golden boy. Slim Shady, B-Rabbit, I could go on and on. The Detroit rapper is impressive when he gets into one element, when he plays with wit and wholeheartedly embraces himself in everything from violent to vulgar archetypes.


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Finish in three

I came to UB my freshman year at a sophomore standing, with 24 credits already under my belt from high school AP exams.


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Researching research

Getting into undergraduate research is an essential part of college for science students. It helps teach practical knowledge and life skills, makes you stand out from your peers when competing for internships, jobs and graduate schools, and helps you figure out what you want to do with your life. When I began searching for colleges in high school, I knew I wanted to study biology.


Co-Managing Editor Dan McKeon catches a slice of pizza in this photo illustration. The pizza was not edited in.
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An open letter to freshmen Long Islanders

Hello all incoming freshmen from the pizzeria-strewn, lighthouse-encircled island that everyone loves to hate: Long Island. As a reformed Long Islander myself, I get where you guys are coming from. When you fly into town, you’ll scoff at Buffalo’s one terminal airport.


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Letter from the editor: The Spectrum stands with The Capital Gazette

On Thursday afternoon, a gunman broke through the glass at Maryland’s Capital Gazette daily newspaper and killed five reporters. This was a targeted attack, an act of distinct hatred -- a tragic attack on our society. The five staff members went to work for the sole purpose of serving the public and will not return home to their families, will not return to their duty of telling the stories to the public or live to see justice.


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Check the disclaimers

On Sunday night, I talked with my grandpa about a recent purchase he made. It was just one of many conversations we have every week, but usually it’s one-sided.


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Learning to let go

This year, I learned a lot about letting go of things that are no longer right for me, no matter how much I love them. I have written for The Spectrum for two full academic years.


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Letter from the editor

In today’s issue, we reported on our front page about a UB senior adviser in the Educational Opportunity Program who used his office to have sex with a student and text the student sexually suggestive photos and videos. We printed his name despite strong pressure from university officials who feel we should not have done so. We have thought deeply about the implications of including and not including his name, and believe printing his name is in the public interest.


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Just a guy

I graduated from UB in December with a degree in media study and a journalism certificate, because I don't want to make any money, I guess. I’m still here because our editor-in-chief asked me to finish out the year as managing editor. I was hesitant, mostly because I was afraid of being just a guy.


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Gather ye rosebuds

In a very real way, I owe everything I have to Aaron Sorkin. For those of you who don’t know, Aaron Sorkin is a screenwriter and director famous for successes like “The West Wing,” “A Few Good Men” and “The Social Network.” He’s got two Golden Globes, an Oscar and five Emmys but for me, his gift to the world were his two lesser-known shows, “Sports Night” and “The Newsroom.” These shows changed my life.






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