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Wednesday, April 21, 2021
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SEAS and defense contractors: An engineering student’s perspective

With any job or career, ethics matter, whether it be a minimum wage job or running a Fortune-500 company. The Young Democratic Socialists of America’s Friday protest of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences touched on these ethical issues, arguing that SEAS’ partnership with defense companies like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman is morally wrong.


OPINION

Toxic fandom

As a sports fan, I love going to the games and watching my favorite teams play. No matter the sport, be it football, baseball, NASCAR, they are all great to watch in person.  But one of the worst parts of live games is being surrounded by obnoxious fans.


OPINION

Out of options

On a sunny Wednesday in early September, UB football players entered an empty UB Stadium for morning practice. There, they were greeted with deafening heavy metal music and crowd noise. The Bulls were preparing for their Saturday night tilt at Beaver Stadium, the third-largest open-air venue in the world. In practice, they readied themselves for the sheer volume of the Penn State crowd.


OPINION

Hypocritical feminism

Today, we are at the peak of the women’s equality movement.  More women are in political office than ever before and women’s rights are a constant conversation. It’s no secret women are on the rise and these successes are due to strong women defying the odds, both big and small.


OPINION

Letter to the editor

The Young Democratic Socialists of America at UB have chosen to demonstrate on Friday because the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has made it clear that they feel no guilt about association with and promotion of war profiteers.


OPINION

The Washington Nationals deserve the title

I still remember the first Major League Baseball game I went to.  I was eight years old and the Nats were playing the Phillies. I can’t remember if they won or not, but one thing I know for sure is since that day, I have loved watching baseball. 


OPINION

Letter to the editor

When I first read Mr. Newkirk’s piece, I thought it was a troll. It drips with the unwarranted smugness of conservative pundits like Ben Shapiro. It loudly proclaims its ignorance of the subject, while at the same time denouncing its critics as “historically illiterate,” and parades opinions as fact.


OPINION

Happy Columbus Day, not Indigenous Peoples’ Day

In fourteen hundred ninety-two,  Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Many of us have read, or even recited portions of the Columbus Day Poem in elementary school. And many of us did so proudly and confidently.  Unfortunately, a lot has changed since we’ve been in elementary school.


OPINION

Letter to the editor

My name is Julia Delorimiere and I am an undergraduate at UB. I am a member of the St. Regis Mohawk tribe of the Six Nations and I am a proud Indigenous student. After reading the highly offensive piece in regards to Columbus Day, I couldn’t help but to feel a great deal of sadness and anger.


OPINION

Kicking and screaming

After another loss that comes from missed field goals, fans are not happy.  The football team has been plagued with missed field goals, and something needs to change. 


Students gather on the Spine on Thursday.
OPINION

Editorial: We can’t give hate speech a platform

On Thursday afternoon, a man with no known UB affiliation stood in the spine for roughly three hours shouting xenophobic and homophobic opinions.  This quickly garnered the attention of roughly 150 students, with large crowds filing around him in between classes.


OPINION

These men need to be held accountable

I remember clear as day the way he looked at me.  Precisely the way no girl wants to be looked at, especially by a 50-year-old married man. He didn’t see me. He saw a young, naive girl he thought he would be able to have his way with.


OPINION

A letter from the former fat girl

I was always the resident fat girl, and I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t trying to get rid of that title. So, coming into my second semester of my freshman year (spring 2018), I decided to start living a healthier lifestyle. 


OPINION

DaBaby settles for average on 'KIRK'

In a time when lyrical rappers rarely make the XXL Freshman list, DaBaby was a breath of fresh air. He made a name for himself spitting catchy and smart bars over trendy instrumentals on his 2019 debut record “Baby on Baby,” and through features on some of the biggest records of the year so far.


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Glimmers of light in lackluster Buffalo

I moved to Buffalo in January from tropical paradise in Singapore.  Of course I was in for a rude awakening, what else could I have expected? I knew Buffalo was not going to be as big, advanced or as happening as Singapore or even my hometown of Hyderabad, India but I didn’t think it would be this boring and slow. 






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