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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...

The Record responds to Election Day headline

Editorial Staff
November 16, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

Amidst a highly controversial election, our editorial staff at The Record decided to use the headline “Making Amerikkka Great Again” above a centerpiece photo of President-elect Donald Trump in our Nov. 9 issue. This wasn’t a typo. After seeing many of the responses, criticisms and backlash...

Sitting during the National Anthem is standing against racism

Jahnise Simpson, Staff Writer
September 20, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION

Colin Kaepernick, the second-string quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, created a whirl of chaos when he chose to sit during the national anthem. Although he sat during the anthem at two previous preseason games, he was not noticed until the third game on Aug. 26. Kaepernick sat down during the...

DRM restrictions lead customers to illegal activity

Joel Hopkins, Contributor
September 20, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION

Imagine buying a pizza for takeout, and upon arriving home with it, for whatever reason you start to eat it with a fork and a knife. Suddenly your phone rings; it's the pizzeria calling. They demand that you stop what you are doing, as the pizza was intended to be eaten with your hands. You will probably...

Buying a smartphone might blow up in your face

Joel Hopkins, Reporter
September 13, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION

For many college students, a good smartphone is a helpful tool for staying up to date on what is happening inside and out of the classroom. For other college students, like myself, smartphones are just our favorite piece of technology. While many consumers get locked into binding phone contracts that...

The iPhone 7 is a moneymaking gimmick

Michael Read, Staff Writer
September 13, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION

The rumors can now be put to rest; Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the latest Apple products on Sept. 8, where the company finally laid out the newest iPhone. Critics have talked about the iPhone 7 for months, speculating about what would be different. And finally, the public knows some rumors were true....

College lessons from a senior to a freshman

Mariah Niemiec, Staff Writer
September 13, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION

Welcome to college. Throw away your Hollywood-simulated images of what the experience should be and start from scratch. Leave behind the doubts of your high school teachers, and cut your ties with your hometown for a while. This will be good, I promise. Don’t waste time rushing back to your dorm...

When voting for candidates, please, choose wisely

Editorial Staff
March 9, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION, Recent Stories

Editorial Staff For the 40th time in SUNY Buffalo State history, the student body will vote for the peers who will represent us in the United Students (with an “s” at the end) Government. The USG elections will be held from Monday, March 28 through Wednesday, March 30 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m....

Buff State’s ‘Roar in 4’ initiative a smokeshow

Dave DeLuca, Executive Editor
February 16, 2016
Filed under Editorials, OPINION

There are few things that grind my gears more than being jealous. But when it’s the University at Buffalo I’m jealous of, that REALLY grinds my gears. Four years ago, UB laid out its “Finish in Four” initiative aimed at guaranteeing full-time students graduation in four years, provided...

Lawmakers should slow their role and increase the speed limit

Anthony Reyes, Opinion Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Editorials, OPINION

The Scajaquada Expressway has been targeted for change for many years now. Recently, when a driver fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle due to a narcoleptic condition — killing a three-year-old boy — the desire for change entered the “expressway” to becoming reality. There was instant change;...

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