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The “Season of Comebacks” Marred With Problematic Premieres

The “Season of Comebacks” Marred With Problematic Premieres

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Column, OPINION, Television

Television has come a long way since the days of Good Times, Maude, and All in the Family. However, television has not lost its social issues orientation. Many of the show on television now, revivals included, are going to be aimed at some of the issues covered by the news. Though, it seems as though...

And the Emmy Goes To…

And the Emmy Goes To…

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Column, Columns, OPINION, Showcase, Television

Way back in February, the Academy Awards had their chance to poke fun at the administration and still give out awards to people who do meaningful work in the film industry. The Emmy Awards, however, went much further with the Trump slamming, and it was thanks to the host of the awards, Stephen Colber...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Representatives and policy makers need to stand up against climate change

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Representatives and policy makers need to stand up against climate change

Avalann Bargallo, NYPIRG

September 18, 2017


Filed under Environment & Ecology, Letters to the Editor, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

Climate change is one of the single biggest threats to our environment, our public health and our economy. Pumping carbon and methane emissions into the atmosphere is accelerating climate change and is responsible for more extreme weather. New York State has spent billions of dollars over the past...

“My boss is such a bitch!” The paradox of female ambition and likeability

“My boss is such a bitch!” The paradox of female ambition and likeability

Francesca Bond, Managing/News Editor

September 16, 2017


Filed under Editorials, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

The word "likeable" has been making headlines recently with some women starting to shy away from this paradoxical label. Reese Witherspoon, an actress that Vanity Fair described as "extremely likeable" and the smiley face of many mid-2000's romantic comedies recently shut down the term in an essay about...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Re-Imagining of Buffalo, by Mayor Byron Brown

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The Re-Imagining of Buffalo, by Mayor Byron Brown

Mayor Byron W. Brown, Special to The Record

May 12, 2017


Filed under City & Region, Letters to the Editor, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

I was recently asked to be a guest lecturer at a history class taught by North District Common Councilmember Joseph Golombek at Buffalo State College. He suggested I talk about how my Administration has changed the City of Buffalo, focusing on initiatives and investments that impact millennials. When...

‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist

May 12, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society, Television

Donald Trump’s benchmark of his presidency has passed. His 100th day was met with multiple interviews including an interview with “Face the Nation” host, John Dickerson. During the interview Donald Trump was very evasive of any questions regarding his tax returns, the progress he made with his...

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...

Forced Campus Walk housing unfair to senior students

Forced Campus Walk housing unfair to senior students

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist

May 3, 2017


Filed under City & Region, Columns, OPINION, Recent Stories, Student Experience

Campus Walk is the newest building at Buffalo State, and it is primarily being used to house the seniors that are being forced off of campus. Seniors are leaving the campus because of a new residence life rule. “Beginning next academic year, Fall 2017, senior standing students (90 credits or more) wi...

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist

April 27, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the 1950s Junior Senator of Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, generated fear in the American minds because of the threats of communism. He led people to believe that anyone around them could be a Russian spy. Another part of this witch-hunt called the Red Scare, is the Lavender Scare. The Lavender...

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist

April 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

America has reached turmoil in terms of its foreign relations with Syria, North Korea and Russia. With regards to Syria, America is under fire because of the chemical attack and Donald Trump’s response attack, and then came North Korea with claims that they are ready to go to war if America doesn’t...

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