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End the teeter-totter tease, it’s time for a vending machine revolution

Andrew David Kuczkowski, Sports Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, Humor & Satire, OPINION, Recent Stories, Technology

Some things just need to change. It’s just how it is. There’s the obvious changes like technology. Whether it is Apple or Samsung, their new products, improved and enhanced, come out yearly. However, other products take – and are taking – way too long to join the new age. It was a normal night...

Tolerance is scarce in a discriminatory culture

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
November 9, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Society

For the past 400 years, African Americans have been fighting a never-ending battle with discrimination. While many efforts failed, some are effective, and should be shown to everyone.   Can tolerance exist or will it always be a dream deferred?   The hope for tolerance came back...

Memphis May Fire combines old and new elements in recent album

Christopher Prenatt, Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Reviews

Something sounds different on Memphis May Fire’s (MMF) new album. On “This Light I Hold,” the Tennessee quartet still contain their metalcore roots on their previous albums, but it seems there are hints of radio metal added into the mix this time, sounding more like Avenged Sevenfold. While...

Voters should pay attention to all candidates in upcoming election

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
November 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

It’s the last few weeks before Election Day, Nov. 8, and many people are still on the fence regarding who to vote for. Both candidates have great things to offer this country but are not necessarily qualified for the position. Most of their problems date back to some of the things they have done in...

Financial literacy is necessary for excelling in future endeavors

Sean McCormick, Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under Advice, Columns, Economics, OPINION, Recent Stories

My biggest financial goal is to inspire my students, friends, and family to begin their journey toward financial literacy. My journey toward financial literacy began in October of 2013 when I moved to Buffalo, NY. Coming from New York City, I had been the beneficiary of an incredible public transportation...

After a brief scare, Netflix bounced back with vengence

Joel Hopkins, Columnist
November 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Technology

For many college students, free time is a luxury. It can be difficult to balance the student status with the other important items of our lives, such as part-time jobs, internships, relationships, volunteer groups, clubs, etc. All of these activities can be time consuming, so it is important to ensure...

Halloween is over, don’t be tricked in this election

Kelly Khatib, Reporter
November 2, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

Halloween just passed and things went down a little different this year. With all the clown phobia that is going around, many people opted-out of trick or treating from house to house and decided to stick with safer options. I saw a ton of people at the local mall and Wegman’s, avoiding the cold...

Fresh water is not renewing fast enough for human consumption

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
October 26, 2016
Filed under Columns, Environment & Ecology, OPINION, Recent Stories, Society

Transportation is one of the most vital assets to all people. Getting around allows us to get to work, run errands, and so on. What gets most of us out and about is oil and gasoline. For years, this was one of the driving forces behind the war in Afghanistan. Since America is dependent on oil in the...

To infinity and nowhere, how did ‘No Man’s Sky’ fail?

Christopher Prenatt, Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Technology

In December 2013, the world was first introduced to the indie game "No Man's Sky." The adventure game, created by British video game developer Hello Games, wowed critics when the trailer was released. People were amazed by the graphics and that the game was a giant, open universe. You could sail amon...

Internet safety steps are necessary against hackers

Joel Hopkins, Columnist
October 26, 2016
Filed under Advice, Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Technology

  I was looking forward to clocking out after a long day of work this past summer when my phone blew up with confirmation emails for purchases that I never made. It was a quick, sure-fire way to ruin my night. After the swearing match between my phone screen and I came to an end, I calmed...

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