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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...

Peer Presser: Tips for maintaining good personal health as a busy college student

Peer Presser: Tips for maintaining good personal health as a busy college student

Alexander Field, Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Advice, Health, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Student Experience

Balancing school, work and a social life often results in neglected personal health for many college students. Proper nutrition and exercise is all too often ignored by students with a busy schedule. Andrew Spiess is an assistant trainer to Buffalo State's football team and assists training a high...

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...

This is an opinion article except it’s about lots of different things instead of one topic

This is an opinion article except it’s about lots of different things instead of one topic

Dan Almasi, Executive Editor
March 22, 2017
Filed under Humor & Satire, OPINION, Recent Stories

The range of topics thrown at me by Twitter followers turned out to be impressively vast. I had no idea what I was getting myself into with this little social experiment. Do people genuinely care about my opinion? Probably not. Am I glad they played along? Absolutely. The only intro statemen...

The runway: Does it have enough diversity?

The runway: Does it have enough diversity?

Kaitlyn Mayrose, Contributer
March 20, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Recent Stories, Society

The fashion industry has been known to carry a strict set of guidelines for models on the runway. These guidelines often include heights that range from 5 feet 9 inches up to 6 feet and dress sizes 2-4. For years, the industry has been lacking diversity on the runway. There have been many occasions that...

‘Technosexuality’ both benefits and challenges human relationships

‘Technosexuality’ both benefits and challenges human relationships

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 16, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Society, Technology

The musical Avenue Q is known for its hilarious music and one song in particular called “The Internet is for Porn.” Though this is a catchy song, it has more than just some truth to it, it in a sense describes sexual relationships. While most people acknowledge this as true, there is more truth to...

Truth, integrity, and the news

Truth, integrity, and the news

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Society

What is a journalist? The American Heritage Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus defines journalism as “The collecting, writing, editing, and presentation of news in print or electronic media.” The second definition is “Written material of current or popular interest.” During the Academy Awards,...

The ‘Uber question’ is lacking answers

The ‘Uber question’ is lacking answers

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 11, 2017
Filed under City & Region, Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories

New York City is one of the busiest cities in the world. With 8 million people crammed into this space, getting around was a real problem. Though, one revolutionary app took care of that problem. Uber, a ridesharing app, has drivers around the area and can be easily charged to a debit/credit card...

5 tips for success during your college years

5 tips for success during your college years

Olimpcia Desamour, Reporter
March 11, 2017
Filed under Advice, OPINION, Recent Stories, Student Experience

Being in college can either the best years of your life, or the worst times of your life depending on how you approach it. After my two years of being in college I have realized that there is always a way to have fun, enjoy the college years and still be a successful student. These five things have...

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