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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Re-Imagining of Buffalo, by Mayor Byron Brown

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Re-Imagining of Buffalo, by Mayor Byron Brown

Mayor Byron W. Brown, Special to The Record
May 12, 2017
Filed under City & Region, Letters to the Editor, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

I was recently asked to be a guest lecturer at a history class taught by North District Common Councilmember Joseph Golombek at Buffalo State College. He suggested I talk about how my Administration has changed the City of Buffalo, focusing on initiatives and investments that impact millennials. When...

‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
May 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society, Television

Donald Trump’s benchmark of his presidency has passed. His 100th day was met with multiple interviews including an interview with “Face the Nation” host, John Dickerson. During the interview Donald Trump was very evasive of any questions regarding his tax returns, the progress he made with his...

Social inequity, identity crisis and the social rift at Buffalo State

Social inequity, identity crisis and the social rift at Buffalo State

Dan Almasi, Executive Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under Column, Columns, Editorials, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

Buffalo State has a very unique social fabric. There’s a social rift everyone knows is there, but most walk right around it. The rift is well-defined and extends deeper than race. Buffalo State seems pretty diverse, right? It’s not. Buffalo State has two main student demographics: Buffalo area...

Forced Campus Walk housing unfair to senior students

Forced Campus Walk housing unfair to senior students

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
May 3, 2017
Filed under City & Region, Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Student Experience

Campus Walk is the newest building at Buffalo State, and it is primarily being used to house the seniors that are being forced off of campus. Seniors are leaving the campus because of a new residence life rule. “Beginning next academic year, Fall 2017, senior standing students (90 credits or more) wi...

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the 1950s Junior Senator of Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, generated fear in the American minds because of the threats of communism. He led people to believe that anyone around them could be a Russian spy. Another part of this witch-hunt called the Red Scare, is the Lavender Scare. The Lavender...

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

America has reached turmoil in terms of its foreign relations with Syria, North Korea and Russia. With regards to Syria, America is under fire because of the chemical attack and Donald Trump’s response attack, and then came North Korea with claims that they are ready to go to war if America doesn’t...

Sitcoms depict evolution in sexuality

Sitcoms depict evolution in sexuality

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Society, Television

One of the most important parts of life is television and one important part of television is the sitcom. Through the magic of comedy, sitcoms allow people to learn about some of the major issues. One major issue that sitcoms manage to express is the evolution of sexuality. Through the relationships...

Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship will only benefit some

Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship will only benefit some

Brian Harrell, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Economics, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

Education has become somewhat of a specter here in America. There is a notion that everyone should be wasting time pursuing tax-funded fraud degrees that don’t guarantee you a fast food job resulting in un-payable loans. The education system has implemented a Sallie Mae mob-style hospitality. Navient...

Society must entirely re-think local print journalism

Society must entirely re-think local print journalism

Dan Almasi, Executive Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under City & Region, NEWS, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

It’s no secret that journalism is in a bad place, but still, too few understand how bad it truly is, and even fewer fully grasp the potential ramifications of insufficient news coverage on affected communities. Journalism on a local level is no longer profitable in its current business model. In...

Romantic plotlines in sitcoms too often consume the show

Romantic plotlines in sitcoms too often consume the show

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 9, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Television

In many sitcoms, the idea of romance can be a central element of the plot, but oftentimes the romantic side can take over the entire show and distract from any of the other plots of the show. Though this can drive the conflict of a show, it takes away from that comical element of the show. In some instance...

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