The Record

USG lacks proper representation of its student body

Najee Walker, Associate News Editor

May 4, 2016

Over the years, the United Students Government (USG) has seen a mix of people take on the roles of leadership. However, as of recent years, it seems that diversity is lacking among the ranks of executive and senate members. Although...

White Privilege derives from self-segregation

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist

April 27, 2016

In the year 1945, veteran actress Joan Crawford and newcomer Ann Blyth starred in the film "Mildred Pierce", which is based on a novel of the same name. In this film noir, Crawford played the eponymous Mildred Pierce, and Blyth...

Emotional reservations will limit progress in the long haul

Daniel Flynn, Contributor

April 20, 2016

Each of us copes with emotional trauma differently. Some of us treat it symptomatically with drugs and alcohol. I know after a trying day at work that a drink or two can be very soothing. I am not advocating for others to do the...

Transgenderphobia is infecting North Carolina lawmakers

Edwin J. Viera, Columinist

April 20, 2016

In 1789, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill opened up and would become the oldest state university open in the United States. North Carolina was put on the map again in 1903 when the Wright brothers - Wilbur and Orville...

Expectations build for Drake’s newest album

Dion Price, Contributor

April 20, 2016

As a long time fan of Drake, I can say that seeing his evolution as an artist has been exciting to watch. I remember buying "Thank Me Later,” his first album, the day it came out. Back then, I knew he was going to be an all...

Jobs are difficult to find, especially in journalism

Olivia Smith, Columnist

April 20, 2016

Odds are, that if you ask around for a student’s major on SUNY Buffalo State’s campus, it won’t take long until you come across someone from the communication department. One of the larger departments on campus, it consists...

The tampon tax proves that sexism still exists

Jillian LeBlanc, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2016

Society is flawed – anyone on social media can attest to that – but that doesn’t mean it’s okay. We have become accustom to inequality, to racism, and even sexism. This is 2016 and women are still paying a tax on tampons...

‘Why so serious’ about protecting Joker’s identity?

April 20, 2016

DC Comics have announced that they will finally reveal the true identity of the Joker for the very first time. Officials announced the reveal will take place in Justice League no. 50 in the climactic issue for their ongoing “Darkseid...

Choosing to vote is a right, so is deciding not to

Jillian LeBlanc, Opinion Editor

April 13, 2016

The right to vote is not an obligation, it is a choice given to every adult in this country. That option is not an ultimatum, or a death sentence, it is a decision you willingly make based on the life you live. With the election...

Warm hats should be available all year round

Melissa Burrowes, Contributor

April 13, 2016

It’s springtime in Buffalo, but you’re thinking ahead. After all, the weather is fickle, and even spring mornings hold a chill in the air. To that end, you’re off to buy a cold weather hat. You soon discover you can’t...

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