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Buff State fails to uphold their mission statement

Jillian LeBlanc, Opinion Editor
October 26, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Student Experience

What is the point of college? This question is usually seen as a dumb one, but society has an array of answers. Some say it is a money-sucking gimmick, a waste of time, an expensive party or a place that induces midday naps. But the majority claims that college is a place to learn, to test theories and...

Be prepared this Halloween for killer clowns

Michael Read, Reporter
October 26, 2016
Filed under Advice, Columns, Humor & Satire, OPINION, Recent Stories

Halloween is next week and if you haven’t figured out what you are going to be, you have to get on that. I would imagine this year there will be many politically influenced costumes. Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and since it is his last year in office, maybe some Obamagoers. Those who want to keep...

Bon Iver’s latest release doesn’t spark any imagination or excitement

Vincent Nguyen, Reporter
October 18, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Reviews

Bon Iver, the indie-folk band hailed from Fall Creek, WI, released their third studio album on Sept. 30. The 10-song, 34-minute output is loaded with heavily-processed vocals ran through various effects with murky instrumentals as a backdrop. Led by vocalist Justin Vernon, “22, A Million” is an...

‘The Other Side of the Wind,’ an unfinished marvel

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
October 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories

The year is 1970 and what is going to be one of the most awaited unfinished films has just started refilming. Its director is the notorious Orson Welles, who made a name for himself through the film "Citizen Kane," and the infamous Halloween broadcast of “The War of the Worlds.” His film was supposed...

Dance Gavin Dance shows no signs in slowing down in ‘Mothership’

Christopher Prenatt, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Reviews

Sacramento-based post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance’s (DGD) newest album, Mothership, shows signs that the quintet is maturing. On their seventh album – third with vocalist Tilian Pearson – the band is able to stay fresh after being a band for over 11 years. To quote the song “Young Robot...

A vote for Trump is a vote for sexism

Jillian LeBlanc, Opinion Editor
October 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

What in the world is wrong with Donald Trump? The man makes sexist and racist comments every week – continuously degrading our society – and yet people still look up to him like he is our savior. Trump is no God, but a messiah for social injustice. He encourages inequality, and discrimination, turning...

The future of VR should be exciting, not frightening

Joel Hopkins, Reporter
October 12, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Technology

Technology is always moving forward with immense speed, leaving many people stuck playing a constant game of “catch-up” with the latest and greatest gear. Recently, virtual reality (VR) devices are making a big buzz in the tech world. Making their way into the homes of gamers, and now even non-gamers,...

Kanye West’s new sneakers are not worth the hype

Dion Price, Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories

Kanye West is one of the most innovative and creative people on the planet. He has given us many classic albums, and his sound constantly evolves as the years go on. Another area that he excels in is fashion. If you look around today, I’m pretty sure you will see a lot of kids who are dressed like...

SUNY Buffalo State students need to be more aware of their surroundings

Kassia Balus, Contributor
October 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories

My semester is pretty light this fall; class in the morning, a three-hour break, class after Bengal Pause, sometimes class on Monday nights and an online poetry course. Despite a full school schedule, I have enough time to comfortably handle my schoolwork, manage a social life, and work as a direct caregiver...

Despite stereotypes, country music is unique and meaningful

Michael Read, Reporter
October 5, 2016
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories

What is a stereotype? Simple question, right? What about stereotypes in music, specifically country music? Go ahead and think about the first things that come to mind when you hear country music. Here’s my list: trucks, beer, country girls, tailgates, fried chicken, boots, the American flag and...

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