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Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Letter to the editor

I will never forget hearing the words “Profit is not a dirty word” early in my pharmacy education at the University at Buffalo. Now, many years later, it appears quite the opposite.


OPINION

The attention-seeking foul ball

I made a snide remark about how I was lucky to get the parking spot I did. Since this was my first game, I thought it was a good, safe spot to park. I didn’t really think anything of it. About five minutes after I had made that remark, karma hit me.


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OPINION

May Day: fair pay

“Labor” is often associated with blue-collar industrial workers toiling away in factories, not instructors and students on university campuses.  But the work that faculty, staff and students perform every day is essential labor, without which UB could not function. 


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An open letter to Western New York dweller John Krasinski

Dear Mr. Krasinksi, We get it. You’re on your national tour looking for a place to film your highly anticipated “A Quiet Place” sequel. You’ll stop in Buffalo for about a week, shake a few restaurant owner’s hands, kiss a couple babies on the forehead and be on your way, never to be seen again.


OPINION

Undrafted

“And with the 254th pick, the Arizona Cardinals select Caleb Wilson, a tight end from UCLA.” That was it. After three days and 254 picks, not one player from the University at Buffalo was drafted into the NFL.


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The Spectrum encourages UB to help #SaveStudentNewsrooms

The first Spectrum came out in December, 1950. In it, our staff wrote that a campus newspaper must present “all the hues and facets” of important issues at UB.  We don’t use the term “hues and facets” anymore, but we still have the same mission: to deliver news and information to the UB community. 


OPINION

A whistle to remember

My hands were red and my legs were shaking.  My phone was about to die, the subway was about to close and I had no ride home. As I screamed at the people behind me to stop pushing me toward the ground and held my hands forward, I heard the words, “‘Dreamlover,’ my favorite.” And then I see her, the queen of the Billboard charts, glowing in the Buffalo night. Mariah Carey was standing right in front of me.


OPINION

Lead to misdeed

When I was four years old, I told my teacher I wanted to be a Tin Man actor. Now I’m 23 and, well, an editorial role at The Spectrum is pretty dang close.


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OPINION

Letter to the editor

On Wednesday, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be visiting our university as part of UB’s Distinguished Speaker Series. I will not be attending Secretary Rice’s speech as an audience member. Instead, I will be protesting her presence on campus as a “Distinguished Speaker” along with fellow members of UB’s chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America.


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My experience eating vegan on campus

As I parked my bike outside of the SU, my mouth began to water thinking about my vegan breakfast: a plain nine-grain bagel and a black coffee from Tim Hortons. I stood in line to order and pat myself on the back saying my personal mantra, “Not all heroes wear capes.” 






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