The Worst Question You Can Ask a College Senior
Welcome to The Spectrum's second-annual Commencement Issue! Not thrilled to be here? If you're a senior without definite post-UB plans, I don't blame you, because you'll soon be (if you're not already being) bombarded with insecurity by that most probing question: "What are you doing after graduation?" If you can't answer it, you shouldn't worry.
Give 'Super Mario' the Coin
What's not to like about the Bills' signing of star defensive end Mario Williams, unless you're being a giant pessimist or a Bills hater? Williams, the best defensive player available in free agency (and - given Peyton Manning's uncertain health - maybe the best player, period), just so happened to be what the Bills most desperately needed: a dominant pass rusher. They tied for third-fewest sacks in the league last year.
NYPD Spied on UB's Muslim Student Association
The Associated Press exposed the New York Police Department over the weekend for keeping extensive and secret records on Muslim student groups in the northeast, including UB's Muslim Student Association. The NYPD investigated MSAs at universities all across the northeast because in the past, numerous people arrested or convicted on terrorism charges had been members of Muslim clubs at school, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the AP. A November 2006 NYPD "Weekly MSA Report" marked "SECRET" details that then-UB MSA member Adeela Khan posted a link to a Muslim event in Toronto on the MSA's website, which featured speakers that the NYPD considered to have ties to "extremist Islamic