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False reality of “the perfect life” remains prevalent in advertising

False reality of “the perfect life” remains prevalent in advertising

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Health, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society, Technology, Television

Meet the Perfect family. They have the perfect house, the perfect kids, and the perfect lives. The things that everyone strives to achieve they have. But is that living? Perfection has messed up many lives because its just an illusion for people to live up to. One major example is the idea that so many...

Journalism’s means of gathering information has changed through time

Journalism’s means of gathering information has changed through time

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Film, OPINION, Recent Stories, Showcase, Technology

In the world of journalism, the term “off the record” usually means that anything a source says cannot be recorded by the reporter conducting the interview and used in the article they are writing. However, in the age of digital media and access to instant information this sacred phrase seems to...

Societal stigma of mental illness grows among athletes

Societal stigma of mental illness grows among athletes

Alexander W. Silvia, Associate News Editor

March 5, 2018


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

Within a given year approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S., 43.8 million or 18.5 percent, experiences mental illness, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. People from all walks of life can suffer from some form of mental illness and yet society is still unable to shake the stigma attached...

Black Panther: film and fashion inspiration?

Black Panther: film and fashion inspiration?

Brianna Baptiste, Columnist

March 5, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns, Fashion, Film, OPINION, Showcase

Since the first whisper of the movie, Black Panther has been highly anticipated. Some may say that it even started a revolution. Black Panther is a superhero created by Marvel Comics; his real name is King T’Challa, leader of the fictional African nation called Wakanda. “Black people, as a...

Five (slightly weird) makeup tips for beauty on a budget

Five (slightly weird) makeup tips for beauty on a budget

Brianna Baptiste, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Fashion, OPINION, Showcase

Have you ever thought that some of your best makeup tools come from your refrigerator? Beauty gurus all over the world have been coming up with all sorts of creative ideas to help everyone slay the game. A good portion of these inventions are created to make sure that everyone looks amazing even on a budget...

The problem with live-action adaptations of anime shows

The problem with live-action adaptations of anime shows

Max Wagner, Columnist

February 26, 2018


Filed under Columns, Film, OPINION, Showcase, Television

Everyone has memories of their favorite shows from when they were a child. As a kid born in the mid-90s, I grew up in a time when cartoons and anime were exquisite pieces of art, at least through a child's eyes. Shows like “Dragon Ball Z”, “Yugi-Oh”, and “Pokemon” introduced me to a slightly...

If you gave Kitty Genovese a smartphone

If you gave Kitty Genovese a smartphone

Edwin J. Viera, Opinion Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Showcase, Society

In 1964, Kitty Genovese was a young woman who was coming home from her job when she was brutally murdered. Even though she was able to fight off her attacker several times prior, she was unable to muster the strength to defend herself a final time. The perpetrator was caught and sentenced to death, though...

Athletic advantages belong on the field, not in the classroom

Athletic advantages belong on the field, not in the classroom

Matt Chandler, Contributor

February 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Student Experience

If I had known how hard it was going to be to get a seat in some of the classes offered at Buffalo State, I might have practiced harder when I was playing baseball in high school. We all know the frustration of needing a class to fit into your schedule, only to find out once you go online to register,...

REVIEW: Black Panther breaks records and barriers in stunning fashion

REVIEW: Black Panther breaks records and barriers in stunning fashion

Max Wagner, Columnist

February 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, CULTURE, Film, Reviews, Showcase

All the way back in 1997, the world was gifted a film called “Spawn”. While this may not be one of the best movies of all time, actually it’s one of the worst, it was one of the first times we saw an African-American actor in the lead role of a comic book film. Then, just one year later, a truly...

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