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Buffalo State can improve on food available to students

Buffalo State can improve on food available to students

Olimpcia Desamour, Reporter
March 8, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Recent Stories, Student Experience

I have been attending SUNY Buffalo State for about two years now, beginning in the summer of 2015 as an EOP student, and I have noticed one major problem throughout my time here: the food! Beginning as a fresh out of high school student, I was expecting a little bit more than what I was getting. At...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buffalo can be a leader in the fight against climate change, fossil fuel use

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buffalo can be a leader in the fight against climate change, fossil fuel use

Wes Thomas, NYPIRG Project Coordinator
March 7, 2017
Filed under Environment & Ecology, OPINION, Politics

Burning fossil fuels is carving a path to planetary destruction. Federal elected leaders have rejected the climate science consensus, so individual states need to lead the way to climate change solutions. Here in New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating ExxonMobil and other corporate...

Black history is American history, yet it is neglected in schools

Black history is American history, yet it is neglected in schools

Nadiya Roache, Reporter
March 1, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Society

I remember being a kid and learning about black history at school in my predominantly white, suburban neighborhood. It always happened during the month of February and it seemed to somehow never end up being about actual black history. Lessons in a nutshell went a little something like “Martin Luther...

And the Academy Award doesn’t go to…

And the Academy Award doesn’t go to…

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 28, 2017
Filed under Column, OPINION, Recent Stories, Television

The Academy Awards is always an event that is met with great anticipation.  However, this year it was met with great debate. For starters, the entire broadcast of The Oscars was plagued by a preemptive tweet from President Donald Trump about a New York Times advertisement. In the advertisement, The N...

NYPIRG to lobby for higher education affordability in Albany on March 2

NYPIRG to lobby for higher education affordability in Albany on March 2

Rosalind Eatmon-Jackson, NYPIRG Intern
February 24, 2017
Filed under Letters to the Editor, OPINION

Dear Editor: Higher Education is a complex commodity in America; from tuitions fees, to stagnated financial aid programs, and federal funding with ever increasing interest. There have been ongoing controversial arguments regarding free higher education within the United States. Lately, everyone has b...

Donald and Mike meet ‘Will & Grace’

Donald and Mike meet ‘Will & Grace’

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the NBC sitcom, Will & Grace, became famous for having two openly gay lead characters on the show. The show was about the lives of Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler, a straight interior decorator living together in New York City. Along with th...

Every owner of electronics would benefit from ‘right to repair’ legislation

Every owner of electronics would benefit from ‘right to repair’ legislation

Joel Hopkins, Opinion Editor
February 21, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Technology

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is a company’s best friend and a consumer's worst nightmare. (If you aren't familiar with DRM (lucky you), you can learn about it here.) DRM practices are now expanding and making their way into physical products; no longer confined to just the digital world. For examp...

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ parallels current American politics

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ parallels current American politics

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series The Newsroom is a show that presented news in a truthful manner, though the show was fictional. Some of the principles and philosophies of the show apply too much to life in America now. The Newsroom was about the staff of the fictional news show News Night with Will McAvoy...

Trump’s Muslim ban disguised as travel ban

Trump’s Muslim ban disguised as travel ban

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

From 2012 to 2014, HBO’s The Newsroom exhibited the behind-the-scenes life of working for a television news show. During Season 2, the main plot was about the crew of the show getting a news story of massive proportions; the story was that United States soldiers dropped sarin gas on a village of inn...

Riots at UC Berkeley: an attack on free speech

Riots at UC Berkeley: an attack on free speech

Joel Hopkins, Opinion Editor
February 7, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

Milo Yiannopoulos has never been a stranger to controversy. His tendentious style isn’t news, but the terrifying new response to it is. The 32-year old openly-gay, Catholic, alt-right Breitbart editor has made a career out of writing and speaking blunt unpopular opinions on topics such as femin...

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