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‘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...

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...

My thoughts on the reaction to the UB April Fools’ article

My thoughts on the reaction to the UB April Fools’ article

Francis Boeck, Associate Sports Editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

I have waited almost a week to post my thoughts on the reaction to my April Fools article for The Record, "UB declares independence from SUNY, gets rid of in-state tuition rate". I wanted to give those who wanted to a chance to respond to the article before I made a public comment about the reaction...

College-induced stress can be detrimental to health

College-induced stress can be detrimental to health

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 6, 2017
Filed under Advice, Columns, OPINION, Society, Student Experience

College as well as life itself can be stressful and cause many people to feel as though the weight of the world is on their shoulders. For some the stress cannot be contained and makes its way into the world as sadness, anger and often times depression. Though there isn’t a large amount of literature...

Loose environmental policies will have a direct negative impact on the environment

Loose environmental policies will have a direct negative impact on the environment

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Environment & Ecology, OPINION, Politics

Imperative environmental policies are set for a rollback under the Trump administration, and the potential ramifications are immense. Let's allow history to remind us why we have such policies in place. In Niagara Falls, New York lies the small community of Love Canal, which is remembered for being...

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