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People only learn about “the pop culture of politics” instead of in-depth goings on

People only learn about “the pop culture of politics” instead of in-depth goings on

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

May 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society, Technology, Television

With an eye on the world of politics and on those cat videos, people are hopelessly glued to their screens to find out what will be happening next. Since the President could be facing indictment in the Robert Mueller investigation, many people will be looking to see what anyone will have to say about...

Movies lose their ability to provide social consciousness about weary consumer world

Movies lose their ability to provide social consciousness about weary consumer world

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Economics, Film, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a way to predict if the market is doing good or bad. Recently the market hasn’t been as strong as it has been since the crash of the stock market in 2008. Certain stocks play a role in this measurement. None is more prominent than the multinational corporation, Berkshire...

Seinfeld’s concept of being about nothing can be applied to news about Donald Trump

Seinfeld’s concept of being about nothing can be applied to news about Donald Trump

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

May 1, 2018


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

Donald Trump is a hot topic for many people, but it also seems to be the only topic people can talk about. People still hang on his every word and wonder what the next thing that the media will discover that will bring him down. However, the media doesn’t seem to have anything else to talk about....

The concept of luxury has changed, but to what exactly?

The concept of luxury has changed, but to what exactly?

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Economics, Fashion, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

As a native New Yorker, going home is something I always look forward to. However, every time I go home, I always see more apartments being built that all have the same banner wrapped around them. It usually says something like, “Luxury apartments, coming soon!” The word luxury being used in this...

Opinion: Email your government officials to enact real change in global poverty

Opinion: Email your government officials to enact real change in global poverty

Barak BenYehuda, Contributor

April 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

When people think of fighting global poverty, they envision benefits to countries and territories strictly outside of the United States.  However, they couldn’t be any further from the truth. On top of the obvious positive effects of providing foreign aid, there are also beneficial aspects right here...

Opinion: Should Emotional Support Animals require training?

Opinion: Should Emotional Support Animals require training?

Ashley Ziomek, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

Some folks require a little extra assistance in their day-to-day lives. Whether it be a physical or mental impairment, simply getting out of bed in the morning can be difficult. An amazing buddy-system has been developed, linking impaired individuals with a new fluffy friend. These animals help individuals...

The rise of “brand tribes” and the personal illusion of individualism

The rise of “brand tribes” and the personal illusion of individualism

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Fashion, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society, Student Experience

During the early 2000s television saw the use of shows created by Bryan Fuller, which had themes that while they were delightfully morbid they were both philosophic and deep. The first being the philosophic life after death show, Dead Like Me have managed to capture the facts of life through death. T...

From bodega to bistro; gentrification’s effects on the soul of New York City

From bodega to bistro; gentrification’s effects on the soul of New York City

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under City & Region, Economics, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

New York City is one of the most special places in the world. Sure, it’s loaded with movie clichés, but those people who are born and bred through New York City know what it’s really like. The Lower East Side of Manhattan has always been a special place for me in particular. However, when I was...

Buffalo State entrepreneur makes cosmetology career shine

Buffalo State entrepreneur makes cosmetology career shine

Brianna Baptiste, Columnist

April 24, 2018


Filed under Business Reviews, Fashion, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase

Each entrepreneur has his or her own story that deserves to be told. They can be used to teach, inspire or help others choose the path they want to take. Promoting small businesses is also something that has become increasingly popular as of lately. To add to that trend, I interviewed Emané, owner of...

Symbiosis between politics and propaganda continues to evolve

Symbiosis between politics and propaganda continues to evolve

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under Film, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

In recent years, politics is something that isn’t taken likely, however, everyone has the idea of what a leader should be. One person who knew about politics, almost too well, is Edward Bernays. Commonly known as the father of public relations, Bernays knew all too well about the dark side of public...

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