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Volume 62 No. 43

Friday, January 25, 2013

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The flu under a magnifying glass

This winter, widespread influenza virus hits New York State hard LYZI WHITE Life Editor

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Although the flu epidemic has recently been declared a public health emergency, there have only been two diagnosed cases through UB’s Student Health Services. While it has been reported students have disregarded the flu vaccine, experts at UB stress it’s a vital preventative measure to the virus.

Paul Baumann, a sophomore mechanical and aerospace engineering major, couldn’t celebrate his four-year anniversary with his girlfriend. The plans were in place but something prevented him from setting foot outside his house: the flu. Baumann accounts for one of approximately 19,000 reported cases of the flu throughout New York State, according to The number is reportedly five times higher than last year. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo declared the flu epidemic a public health emergency. While there have only been two diagnosed cases of influenza at UB, according to Paula Taton, clinic manager at UB Student Health Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated this year’s flu season is expected to be one of the worst in the last 10 years. While the dangers of the flu virus are well known, much of the population is unaware of exactly how influenza affects the body and the immune system, which is something Brian MacDonald, a researcher within the microbiology and immunology department, studies specifically. Many people do not know when someone dies from influenza, he or she does not do so because of the flu virus; it’s because of a bacterial infection. The bacteria can be in your body for decades – in the nose or throat, for example – and not cause a problem. But after the influenza virus is contracted and the immune system is compromised, the bacteria can cause secondary pneumonia, which in turn can lead to death, according to MacDonald. The defense against the flu begins with the flu vaccine, but it isn’t perfect, according to MacDonald. Approximately 38 percent of people who receive the shot are still at risk for infection. The vaccine does not produce antibodies for every strain of influenza, which is why even after receiving the shot someone can still contract the virus.

“These experts at the CDC say, OK, I think it’s going to be strains one, two and three this year, so that’s what we’re going to make the vaccine protect people against,” MacDonald said. “But it’s a guessing game; so if it’s one, two and five and you get the vaccine, you’re not protected against three and five.” But no matter which strain, “[if] you go to the doctor, they’re not going to do genetic testing to see which one you’ve got; they just want to make you better,” according to MacDonald.

Check out a first-person account of the flu on page 6 Through his research, MacDonald works toward altering the body’s immune response to influenza through different techniques and compounds. He works to target the host immune response rather than the incoming virus. “In a nutshell, what I am studying is: how does the influenza virus alter your immune response and how does this alternation put you at risk for secondary pneumonia, bacteria that typically wouldn’t cause a problem?” MacDonald said. “So it’s a matter of what do you want to do. Do you want to give a drug to fight the bug or do you want to give a drug that really educates or alters what the body’s response is to that drug?” The immune system is similar to football or chess, according to MacDonald, because “you put different players on the field, they all have different capabilities and abilities and they have different roles.” Continued on page 6

SA’s start to spring semester SAM FERNANDO Asst. News Editor On Jan. 20, the Student Association Senate held its first of seven senate meetings for the spring semester. The focus of the evening was straightening out a few minor issues with certain clubs, passing the obligatory budget adjustment and discussing what to expect at the next senate meeting. Although he was absent from the meeting, SA President Travis Nemmer said SA ran smoothly in the fall semester. However, he still feels there are a number of things he and his e-board need to address, particularly in regards to passing new internal controls – a document that would clarify all the processes SA uses for various tasks. “It’s going to be an effective owner’s manual for future executive boards,” Nemmer said about the changes to internal controls, which SA currently operates under. “We are confident in their success and we are confident in their continued success.” Before his administration, the internal control document was only eight pages; now it is 60. His plan was to make SA run more efficiently. He said, for example, the new internal controls would allow SA to get checks to clubs faster. Senate Chair Jonathon Grunin said he is looking forward to the second draft of the

Student Life policy, which caused much controversy last semester. The policy originally stated every club would need an academic adviser and cannot be dual-recognized if put into practice. Since the first draft, Student Life has taken input from SA and students to refine the policy to benefit both sides. Grunin assured he and SA support the new changes mainly because it does not change the way SA functions. SA Treasurer Justin Neuwirt encouraged students to come to the next meeting on Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. in Student Union 145A. Not only can students see how SA operates, but the Office of the Provost will be at the meeting to get student input about UB 2020. The schedule for the upcoming senate meetings can be found in Grunin’s mailbox in SU 350. Although it is his duty to set the agenda, he wants everyone to be able to influence the agenda. He encourages students to come discuss anything from allegations, grant hearings, budget proposals and other concerns. Neuwirt said there are a lot of SA events students should look forward to this semester, including Spring Gala, International Fiesta and Spring Fest. He also said students should look forward to a new spring concert SA has been planning since last semester. Email:


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Soo Yeon Kwon (left) and Tracy Nowak (right) are two of 114 students who are learning the history of urban planning and local design of the Buffalo-Niagara region in “Exploring the Design of Buffalo Niagara.”

A deeper insight into ‘home’

114 diverse students explore Buffalo through UB class TONG MENG Staff Writer Tracy Nowak is a 38-year-old Buffalo native. Soo Yeon Kwon is a 22-year-old student who hails from South Korea. At first glance, they don’t appear to have anything in common. However, through “Exploring the Design of Buffalo Niagara,” an elective course offered during the spring semester, both of them will be undertaking a journey to better understand their current backyard.

The class aims to provide students with a better understanding of the Buffalo-Niagara region. Kerry Traynor, a clinical assistant professor in the department of urban and regional planning, teaches the class of 114 students. She covers topics of urban planning and local design history in the city and region. The class engages students from a myriad of majors from business to the sciences and attracts a surprisingly diverse crowd, according to Traynor. Nowak and Kwon are two of these students. Continued on page 6

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Letter to the Editor Buffalo Police: Legal Criminals?

Dear editor, For the purposes of this letter, I would like to remain anonymous. At the same time, though, I would like to give you some background information about myself, if for nothing else than for the sake of context. Before this year, I lived on North Campus because my parents were nervous about crime on South. Amazingly, they believed the Heights aren’t exactly the safest place to live. Between low-income households, rowdy college students and life-threatening hazards created by absentee landlords, the Heights are very dangerous. While the above were my biggest fears that I faced while moving in, I had found that they had been both misplaced and surmounted by a much more prescient threat of our own law enforcement agencies. Over the course of my college career, my friends had warned me about this, but I had figured in my naiveté they were just being stereotypically obnoxious students giving the stereotypically beleaguered police a myriad of good reasons to be obnoxious themselves. My friends were right, and my time on the Main Street Campus has become a veritable catalogue of avoidable incidents both initiated and exacerbated by the Buffalo Police Force of E-District. This past weekend, I was walking outside the bars on Main Street near South Campus when I saw a police officer arresting a UB student. In fairness, I am not sure of what the individual being arrested did to deserve his arrest. With that having been said, there are few crimes egregious enough to merit being thrown headfirst into a hardened wall by a police officer. Nor did it appear necessary to throw the accused student to his feet, smacking him about the body in a manner that seemed a violent mockery of a pat down, all while spraying the student’s face with obscenities and spittle. Actually, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is all pretty illegal. As a result, I decided it would be a wise idea to videotape the rest of what seemed to be a series of events occurring outside the scope of the Buffalo

Police Department’s regular business of protecting and serving the people of the Heights neighborhood. While videotaping, I was quickly tackled as well by a bouncer who was acting as this officer’s accomplice. The bouncer asked me multiple times to stop videotaping but I informed him that it was my right to videotape this occurrence (admittedly, this is a shot in the dark. I’m not a lawyer or a law student). This gentleman then decided that my videotaping had become such a threat to the personal safety of himself and the police officer that it was necessary for him to seize me by the neck for a few minutes whilst repeatedly yelling and spitting in my face. I was quickly passed along to the same police officer who was attacking the student before. Our friendly local peacekeeper immediately shoved me into the storefront of this bar, cuffed me, and gave me two options: delete the video or go to jail. As mentioned earlier, I am not a law student, but I do have some common sense and didn’t think that this could possibly be legal (Spoiler alert – it’s not). I also was not a huge proponent of the idea of either going to jail or subjecting myself to the mercy of a police officer with the means, ability and clear willingness to do substantial bodily harm to my fellow students, so I deleted the video. Let’s just say for the sake of argument that it was illegal for me to be videotaping this incident. (Again, it’s not). It is just as, if not more, illegal for the officer to use any sort of physical force outside of the law to compel me to delete it. I shall note here that I more than consider placing a subject who is not resisting into a chokehold to be such a force outside the law. So my question is: who are the real criminals in this city? Who controls the police? How can we as students stay safe when this sort of legalized thuggery goes unaddressed? It was not difficult in any way to find students with stories similar to mine. One student was watching a football game with his friends on a Sunday af-

ternoon. During halftime, he went to shower. Upon coming out of the shower, he heard the doorbell ring and proceeded to answer. When he opened the door, there were two police officers outside who asked the individual for government ID. After asking the officers why they were at the house, one of the officers thought it would be acceptable to slap the this student across the face. Another student had been punched in the face by an officer after receiving a minor-in-possession ticket. The ticket was then dropped after the student witnessed the officer wreaking the same abuse upon other students, to the point where his partners had to restrain him, and then dropped the charges out of fear of legal repercussions to the Buffalo Police Department. Now, I am a student and I’ll be the first to admit that we are no walk in the park. I would also say that many of these students were most likely drunk and underage. But there is undoubtedly an inclination for Buffalo Police to ridiculously use their powers in an overly aggressive manner. When are the Buffalo Police (especially E-District) going to work with the students to make this city better? When traveling around Buffalo, it’s clear many of the areas are economically and socially depressed. The University Communities are among the very few exceptions to this rule. My only wish is that the Buffalo Police and the long-term residents of the region recognize us as neighbors and accept that we can help be part of the solution, rather than the problem. Please, work with us, help us and we will all benefit as a result. I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to read this letter to post their own unfortunate run-ins with police. If enough people get behind this, maybe someone in a position with some authority will actually do something about it. If you would like to remain anonymous and share a story, please email anonymousmann1@gmail. com.

Benghazi blame game

Finger-pointing overshadows urgent concerns of U.S. The long-awaited testimony of Hillary Clinton regarding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans is, at least, a moment of the past. Clinton stressed her comments that she takes responsibility for the incident in Benghazi this past fall, delivered personal anecdotes in connection with it and immediately went viral with this statement during an argument about the cause: “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?” Does the argument of whether the deaths were a result of a planned attack or the result of a spontaneous protest due to an anti-Muslim film actually matter, though? Whatever the logistics are behind the attack, the government continues to ignore the common good. Questions are inevitable, and the answers behind them are important, but aggressively finding someone to place the blame on by politicizing the issue overshadows the country’s urgent concerns. Unsurprisingly, Wednesday’s proceedings were just another round in the Republican versus Democrat blame game. The two parties pointed fingers during earlier Senate and House sessions. The GOP

criticized Clinton and the Obama administration for “woeful unpreparedness and a disregard for warnings regarding the security of the consulate. On more than one occasion during her question, Clinton grew angry over accusations that the administration misled the country over where the attack stemmed from. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? What months ago appeared to be just tension from the election and a chance to get ahead is so much larger. It’s a tangible example of everything the two parties find wrong with each other in regards to foreign policy. It’s about past elections and future elections, failed negotiations and opposing platforms. The trial played out like a campaign except someone forgot to tell our government leaders they are four years too early. Those private intentions – a desire to set the scene for 2016 – became more and more obvious with every question and answer. Even with Clinton taking responsibility, she knew her legacy as secretary of state would come back to bite her if she made a run for the White House if she didn’t play it carefully, never fully giving in or owning up. In addition, she had to fight a battle with two potential Republican contenders: Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who were polar opposites in the trial – Rubio demonstrating that he is non-partisan and Paul promising Clinton’s termina-

tion if he had been in charge. The conversation has been a terrible distraction to the issues at hand, however. Amidst arguments and heated discussion, we learned at least 20 other U.S. diplomatic posts around the world are under serious threat and under surveillance for potential attacks. This is not an isolated issue. The country has a diplomatic responsibility to improve security where government has been weakened and armed militias increased. That includes northern Mali, where weapons have been flowing from Libya following the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, and in Algeria, where Clinton stated she has no doubt such weapons were used in an attack just last week. The United States has a responsibility to bring the Benghazi murderers to justice but also to make sure this never happens again. Clinton told senators, “we’ve come a long way in the past four years, and we cannot afford to retreat now,” but we risk that if we cannot get beyond grasping for straws to bring politics into this further. We require proper diplomacy and nation-building for that to happen, and to reach that point, our government needs to get past campaign strategies and dreams of the Oval Office. It simply cannot work that way. Email:

Content blocked FAMU newspaper suspension a disservice to journalists of all ages In our first editorial of the school year, we wrote of how The Red and Black, the student newspaper at the University of Georgia, might have helped take back journalism through its editorial board’s bold walkout. Five months later, it’s difficult to still believe that is the case, especially as a similar situation arises, and journalists – no matter the age or experience level – are criticized, chastised and taken over. But we’re not going down without a fight. Unlike the situation at The Red and Black, what is currently unfolding down at Florida A&M university is not voluntary. Last Tuesday, FAMU journalism school dean Ann Kimbrough shut down The Famuan, the university’s student newspaper, for a month of unpaid training intended to better the staff as journalists. The bizarre suspension came as a response to a lawsuit filed against the newspaper and its board of trustees. In the Dec. 2, 2011 issue of The Famuan, an article ran that incorrectly stated senior Keon Hollis was one of four drum majors suspended in connection with a hazing incident that killed drum major Robert Champion. Three days later, the newspaper posted a revised article online omitting Hollis’ name and also published a correction in February, but the lawsuit, which alleges The Famuan damaged Hollis’ reputation and publicized “nothing more than unverified and unsubstantiated rumor and gossip,” was in place and accused the newspaper of failing to say Hollis had anything to do with the act.

Following training, all members had to reapply for their positions. But Karl Etters, editor-in-chief for the newspaper, was replaced via email because, according to new Famuan adviser Kanya Stewart, he was not the best fit for the job and was told his style of “holding the administration accountable and publishing ‘negative’ stories … was not in the vision of the paper.” We question the ethics of the Florida A&M, and its actions raise serious flags. Kimbrough allegedly told Frank Peterman III, sports editor at The Famuan, she didn’t know if the paper even serves students anymore. Is this because of the “negative stories” the paper published or the act of “holding the administration accountable?” Did it suddenly become ethical and constitutional to hold up an entire paper because of one erroneous story? Even stranger: not only was Etters only a staff writer at the time the story was published (according to Etters’ LinkedIn profile, he became an editor in Jan. 2012 and just inherited the paper’s top spot this past August), but all except two of his current staff weren’t even working at The Famuan. The staff is actually being punished for something they never did, and in turn, everybody is losing out. There is nothing in the job description that says we are in the business of public relations. We are not required to print good press for our school or for an organization, whether it funds us or not. Student newspapers are usually the first to report when something happens inside the walls of the school, whether

it’s a school scandal or a profile on a student doing some good for the world. Frank LoMonte, executive director of the Student Press Law Center, described it best when he referred to FAMU’s actions as a “classic case of burning down the village to save it.” By suspending The Famuan because of the hazing story, the university is not teaching the staff what real journalism is like. There are no do-over or pause buttons. What there is, however, is an obligation to present the news, which the members of the newspaper’s editorial board clearly realize. While on suspension, the staff of The Famuan took the Red and Black road and started publishing their own paper online under the name “Ink and Fangs.” There is a lot to be said about workers like that, and they deserve applause for their dedication, not punishment. It’s not only a disservice to what these students are trying to do and become, it’s also an insult to the entire field. You can take away the medium, but writers that want to write will find a way to do so. We cannot be moved. Email:


Friday, January 25, 2013

Life, Arts & Entertainment

Diehard Sabres fan: What: Hockey action in the heart of Buffalo Where: Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar (253 Allen St.) When: Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. (Hurricanes vs. Sabres) and Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. (Sabres vs. Capitals) The hockey season has returned and with it comes the excitement of a whole city of passionate fans. If you’re looking for a new place to watch the Buffalo Sabres play this season, join the crowd at DBGBs. Every game will play at the bar this season on six HD screens including a massive 100-inch screen. During the games, be sure to take advantage of halfpriced wings and look out for different drink specials. For more information, check out DBGBs on Facebook.

Young Ratchets/Twerk Team prospects: What: Freaky Fridays at Sinful Nightclub Where: Sinful Nightclub (334 Delaware Ave.) When: Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. If you need a place to let your hair down and twerk after a long week, Sinful Nightclub is the answer. Come in early for the Happy Hour specials and at 10 p.m., DJ Marco Wonda spins tunes that make you dance all night long. Don’t believe me? Just ask the one lady that got famous at a previous event at Sinful on For more information, check out their website.

For the babies, 18 and over What: 18+ night for guys and girls Where: Noir Ultra Lounge (88 W. Chippewa St.) When: Saturday, Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. So it’s Saturday night and you’re looking to have some stress-free fun (a.k.a., not looking to pretend you’re three years older than you are.) Noir Ultra Lounge, located on West Chippewa street downtown, might be just what you’re looking for. Starting at 10 p.m., the club is open to guys and girls who are 18 and older and although you still won’t be able to drink, the club has everything else you need for a fun night out: music, a dance floor and crazy lights. Also, there’s no Saturday night cover, so hop on the NFTA Metro from South Campus and head down to Noir for some cheap, underage fun.

For the Bulls What: Friday Flip Nights at The U, featuring DJ NewEra Where: The U (4276 Maple Rd.) When: Friday Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. For those of you who aren’t fans of schlepping all the way to South Campus in this snow, hit up The U. This bar is conveniently located next to the AMC Theater on Maple Road. Senior management-accounting major Kelvin Garcia will also be DJing under his stage name, DJ NewEra. Stop by for the flip night festivities this Friday. Have a suggestion for next weekend? Email:

Don’t mess with this Mama JAKE KNOTT Staff Writer Film: Mama Release Date: Jan. 18 Studio: De Milo Productions Grade: B Have the main characters of Mama never been introduced to the horror genre? Nothing good can ever, ever stem from adopting two satanic-looking orphans. There are too many possessed-child films for anyone to make that mistake. Does The Exorcist or Orphan flick any switches? But even with all of its blatant conventionalism, Mama is pretty fun. After countless years with countless formulaic horror films, audiences can still be stimulated from shifty shadows followed by a murky ambiance. Mama shamelessly shrugs off its overplayed genre and supplies a decent enough thrill ride.

After the first handful of shots, viewers should effortlessly guess where the film is headed; everything patently suggests a horror movie is about to happen. Two girls – Victoria (Megan Charpentier, Resident Evil: Retribution) and Lilly (Isabelle Nélisse, Whitewash) – are piled into a car by their estranged father, Jeffrey (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones), who claims their mother has been shot to death – never a good sign. He leads his daughters to an isolated cabin reminiscent of the one in The Evil Dead – also not a good sign. As expected, the father’s plans are disrupted. Flash forward five years – Jeffrey’s brother, Lucas (also played by Coster-Waldau), remains hopeful and continues to send search teams to recover his lost nieces. One team finally stumbles upon the creepy cabin to find the girls slathered in mud, crawling on all fours and speaking in strange tongues. That they survived alone for five years is doubtful, but the setup is convincing enough to sustain disbelief. Continued on page 6

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Mama, starring Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse, Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster–Waldau, shatters through the generic child–infused horror flick and will surely scare audiences.

Don’t let your health insurance leave you

Doing a balancing act!

Almond chicken salad JOE KONZE JR Senior Sports Editor Chicken salad is a quick and easy fix to curb your hunger, and it’s not as time consuming as most recipes. But who wants boring old chicken salad? Let’s be a bit more colorful with this week’s recipe. With a prep time of 15-20 minutes, the tweak on this recipe is just a little bit of hot mustard and pepper, but feel free to take your own spin on it. I usually get bored with the same old boring recipes and so I like to add a little awesome sauce to them, to make it that much better. 1. Take two chicken breasts and place them on a George Foreman grill. If you don’t have one, place your chicken in a pan on the stove. Make sure your stovetop is set to mediumhigh. 2. While your chicken is cooking, you still have some preparation to do. There are three things that need to be diced. First cut some grapes into halves. You want to have enough grapes to equal 1-1/2 cup. 3. Take the celery and dice enough to equal 1 cup. Then dice 3/4 cup of green onions. Throw them into a mixing bowl with the grapes. 4. Scoop out a 1/2 cup of Miracle Whip or Wegmans low-fat mayonnaise. Throw it into

the mixing bowl along with your other accoutrements. If you’re like me and like it a little bit spicy, you can add 2-3 tablespoons of hot mustard. 5. Add 1/2 cup of halved almonds to complete your mix. 6. Your chicken should be done by now. Make sure there is no pink in the middle or just use a meat thermometer and make sure the internal temperature reads 165 degrees or above. 7. Dice the cooked chicken into cubes. Place it into the mixing bowl and mix until all of the chicken is coated. Health facts 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 351 calories, 23 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 152 mg cholesterol, 540 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein. The nutrition facts may vary depending on what you choose to serve the chicken salad with. There are many different types of platforms, such as pita, wheat bread, crackers, etc. You can always double the serving of ingredients if you’re feeding a few more people. However I leave it up to you, the reader, to choose what best suits your mood. A recipe you can bring home to your mama – from my kitchen to yours. Email:

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Friday, January 25, 2013


Tales of the Haudenosaunee Ronnie Reitter shares traditional myths

BRIANNA HOKAJ Staff Writer A small and eager group sat huddled together, as an elder weaved stories relating to many different aspects of life. People migrated to the C.G. Jung Center on Jan. 15 to listen to Ronnie Reitter weave the traditional tales of her native community. Reitter, a Seneca storyteller of the Wolf Clan, shared Haudenosaunee oral traditions that explain the values and beliefs of her people. Reitter grew up in a foster home in upstate New York but at the age of 44, she felt it was time to reconnect with her past. After returning to the Cattaraugus Reservation, Reitter became genuinely interested and very involved with the teaching of traditional arts and storytelling of her people. “I think it was just that point in my life where I was ready for it, opened [up] for it,” Reitter said. These stories demonstrate the grounding in nature and the spirituality of the universe. Every story has a captivating meaning behind it. The archetypal myths Reitter tells of her people belong to the land they call Turtle Island or what others recognize as North America. The Haudenosaunee people refer to North America as Turtle Island to convey the meaning of the land being inhabited rather than discovered by Europeans. The name comes from “Sky Woman,” the Haudenosaunee creation story in which Sky Woman fell from the Sky World and landed on a turtle’s back. This tale exemplifies the significance of the Sky World, which is where the Haudenosaunee people want to end up. The Sky World is a place of good spirits far above the water and clouds that cover Earth. After her tales, audience members were able to give their thoughts on each story. A woman in the audience shared a story of her daughter who was unable to conceive children. After numerous failed attempts, the mother gave her daughter a turtle after being inspired by the Sky Woman story and shortly after found out that she was pregnant. “We always say when you’re doing something, you have to use the presence of the good mind,” Reitter said. “Whether I’m storytelling, whether I’m sewing, whether I’m cooking for my family, it’s all about having those good thoughts and a good mind that goes into it.”

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Ronnie Reitter told various Seneca stories last week at the C.G. Jung Center on Franklin Avenue.

The second tale Reitter told was about the importance of equality. The story tells of a beautiful cornhusk woman who overheard a compliment causing her vanity level to rise. The woman’s newfound pride and strong self-confidence reflected in the way she treated people, and after numerous threats from a disappointed chief, he punished her by removing her face and the faces of the rest of the cornhusk people to demonstrate equality among all. This specific tale shares the importance of being of a good mind and a group mentality, instead of being judgmental based on physical appearance. Reitter isn’t only known for her astonishing storytelling but her handmade cornhusk dolls as well. These dolls are made in relation to the story of the cornhusk woman. “With cornhusk, I collect the husk from the harvest time and I usually bleach them out, dry them, and when I’m ready to make a doll, they have to be soaked in warm water for a few minutes to make them pliable,” Reitter said. “It’s just a technique that the elders taught me.” Reitter also designs her own outfits. She creates lady outfits, ribbon shirts and shawls that are common in the Haudenosaunee traditions.

The Haudenosaunee people believe in being kind to one another and sharing what they have. The final tale, “How Raven Stole the Tide,” shows the importance of this. In the legend, an old lady prevents the people from gathering food until the raven comes and virtuously sabotages her method. This tale, like the previous one, also represents the Haudenosaunee belief in responsibility rather than a higher power. Reitter has spoken at various schools ranging from kindergarten right up through 12th grade, senior citizens’ groups and organizations throughout New York, such as Girl Scouts. Every single tale she tells reflects her native culture and each contains many lessons. “I would hope that they would walk away with maybe a different perspective of native people. Most of the stories are a teaching tool, so I guess I would like to think that everybody can learn something,” Reitter said.


BRIAN KESCHINGER Creative Director Fans of The Postal Service, you’ve got mail. Ben Gibbard, frontman for indie band Death Cab for Cutie, and Jimmy Tamborello, also known as Dntel, make up the indie-electronica collaborative effort known as The Postal Service. Feb. 19 marks 10 years since the release of their only album, Give Up, and although fans have come to terms with how the band will never make an album together, Sub Pop Records has just announced the band’s upcoming reissued album and tour. The first legitimate set of rumors began to surface when the indie-electronica group updated its website on Monday, Jan. 21, with a graphic that merely said, “The Postal Service 2013.” With fans anxiously waiting, the group quickly updated its site the following day with official news on what is to come: a deluxe anniversary rerelease of Give Up equipped with all 10 original tracks being remastered and 15 bonus songs, including two brand new songs. The group will also be releasing the 10th-anniversary edition as a three-LP set to add to hardcore fans’ vinyl collections. The Postal Service’s return is a huge deal after a 10-year hiatus. A lot has changed in the music industry since 2003 and even more so in the electronic-based genres. Dubstep, house, trance and electro have been doing nothing but growing in the mainstream eye since these two last made an album. Gibbard and Tamborello’s combined efforts paved the way for a whole new generation of music. Artists like Owl City, Lights and countless others have used Give Up as their inspiration and have adopted its style to gain success in today’s industry. I can remember hearing Owl City’s “Fireflies” for the first time in high school and having to do a double take at the radio for clarification that it wasn't Gibbard’s Continued on page 6

UBCS Spring 2013 Group Counseling Schedule All of the groups below are scheduled in Richmond unless noted otherwise for that day.

All groups require a completed Initial Assessment at UB Counseling Services. If you would like to schedule an Initial Assessment, please call Counseling Services at 716-645-2720 or visit for more information. Motivated for Change Thursdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm

A semi-structured group for students who want to change a particular habit or behavior and have found it difficult to identify or take the necessary steps to do so. This group will explore factors interfering with students’ ability to change, assessing their desire, need, confidence, and reasons to change, and identify the steps needed to make and maintain that change.

Life Beyond Trauma Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm This is not a group that will ask its members to disclose the details of traumatic events from their lives. Rather, the group is intended to provide a safe place for members of all genders to learn skills to manage the effects of trauma(s), whether the trauma(s) happened last week or many years ago. The group aims to break the cycle of one’s past haunting the present. Our intention is to accomplish this by utilizing skills that allow group members to live a life dictated by the individual group members’ values rather than dictated by symptoms created by events from the past. This group can be helpful to individuals who have experienced any type of trauma(s), including (but not limited to) childhood abuse, an accident, domestic/relationship violence, an assault, etc.

Connections Mondays 3:00pm - 4:30pm Wednesdays 1:30pm - 3:00pm A safe environment to connect with other students while increasing your self awareness.

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Peaceful Mind Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm A structured, psychoeducational group that provides relaxation and coping skills to decrease stress and anxiety and improve emotional well-being.

Coping Skills Group Fridays 1:30pm - 3:00pm (301 Michael Hall) This group will teach skills to live in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict.

International Student Support Group Thursdays 5:00pm - 6:30pm A discussion group exploring adjustment and cultural issues faced by international students. A safe place to talk about your own experiences, get support from each other, build a social network, learn resources, and practice English.

Body Image Concerns Group Wednesdays 3:30pm - 5:00pm A group for students who want to explore their relationship with weight, food, and emotions. It is beneficial for students who are in various stages of preoccupation with food and body size. This group will teach skills to live in the present, deal with stress, manage difficult emotions, and handle interpersonal conflict.


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Flu boo-hoos ELVA AGUILAR Senior Arts Editor When I arrived back to UB two weeks ago, my colleagues who told me their stories from their travels and holiday festivities greeted me. They told me about their crazy drunk uncles who ended up on their behinds after a raucous New Year’s Eve and their trips to various theaters and states to visit family. I told them about how I spent my threeweek winter break in bed delirious with the flu. Almost a year to the day I took my niece Jasmin to Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip, N.Y., I was back in the pediatric emergency room filled with runny-nosed crumb snatchers, holding my niece down as she threw blows at unsuspecting nurses trying to stick an IV in her. My niece is pretty strong-willed for a 2-year-old, and her mother (my sister) was barely able to contain her, so I took it upon myself to be the muscle for that quick trip to the hospital. After the eight-hour stint at Good Sam, my dead iPhone and I went straight home and I went to bed. I chalked the exhaustion up to dealing with a rambunctious toddler with the flu, but the next day I was sadly mistaken. I woke up with a stuffy nose, a fever and a blaring headache. My fever prevented me from sleeping through the night, which I tried attributing to getting reacquainted to being home, and I was up in time for the WPIX morning news for the first time in years. Normally, this would be great, but I could barely keep my head up from the throbbing sinus pain and after a few hours my fever got absolutely unbearable. And don’t get me started on the landslide of mucus coming from my nose. I spent the first day furiously checking my Instagram and Twitter feeds with no updates to give – I was too tired. After two miserable days I decided to give over-thecounter medicine a try to help me sleep, to no avail. One night I found myself sweating profusely and barely able to speak, and when I did, it wasn’t anything that made sense. My baby sister who I share a bedroom with at home told me I kept yelling 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar lyrics in the middle of the night. I tried to find a silver lining in my despondent situation, so I took to Twitter to vent my frustrating “vacation” and reference one of my favorite rap tracks at the time with my personal hood twist. “If I die, bury me inside a bodega.” It might seem melodramatic, but I truly felt like I was on my last leg. It hurt to talk, I barely ate because everything I could manage to chew and swallow ended up in my toilet via regurgitation and my time at home was quickly running out without any actual leisure. My mother tried comforting me with food and my friends tried dragging me out of the house, which at the time felt like a great idea but instead helped the flu bounce back at full-force. After two weeks of hot-and-cold flashes and over a dozen boxes of Kleenex, I finally began to feel better, except the rest of my family became sick. Jasmin and I seemed to be the ones who introduced the flu to my home and it then carried over to my siblings, parents and brother-in-law. I spent the rest of my vacation helping nurse them back to health, but because Jasmin and I were the first to get over the flu, we spent a lot of time together with her new puppy. It wasn’t the most riveting break, but the boogers brought my baby and me together, so I can’t complain too much. For those of you still susceptible to the bug, bundle up – it’s not fun, it’s not cute and it’s costly. Email:

Baby, it’s cold outside LISA EPSTEIN Asst. Life Editor Exercise is supposed to make you look good. And looking good is supposed to make you feel good, right? Throughout the winter months, the thought of leaving my warm house to venture into the cold to go to class makes me cringe – forget about going to the gym. I’d much rather lay in my bed, bundled up under layers of blankets than make my way to the gym. I’d pick watching The Real Housewives over being surrounded by gym rats blasting their overhyped Pitbull albums and girls staring down at me from their elliptical like princesses in a tower any day. This week is predicted to be one of the coldest of the winter season so far and my lack of energy for the gym will be at an all-time low. I need some motivation. Find a partner One of the toughest things is the lonely drive to the gym. An awesome way to keep the motivation alive is to find a partner. I use my sister as my workout buddy. I make sure we set a limit of at least 30 minutes of working out and usually, by the end of our workouts, we find it ends up lasting about an hour. Sharing rides to the gym is also a good way to save a little money and get a workout in without it being a lonely and dreadful event. Take your work with you When I do get the motivation to go burn off some energy at the gym, I’ve found taking homework with me makes the time go by faster. As an English major, most of my free time is spent reading articles, books and outlining papers. If I take my reading with me, put on some music and sit on a bike or walk on a Stairmaster

until my reading is finished, I feel more accomplished. The distraction of reading can help to pass the time quickly if you think sitting on a stationary bike is a form of pure torture. Make time in your schedule When you add a workout a full-time student’s schedule, it can sometimes feel like the most daunting part of the day. But look at an agenda or calendar and pencil in a time to get in a workout. This can be helpful in keeping a schedule and making sure you stick to it. Make an exercise vision board If you’ve ever looked in a magazine or watched TV in today’s society, there are many ads that have people with beautiful, toned and fit bodies. Make a vision board covered in your goals. Want a body like David Beckham or Gwen Stefani? Then find some pictures of them online, post them on your wall or corkboard and look at it every day for motivation. Hey, if your body doesn’t turn out exactly like theirs, at least they’re good-looking people. Social events Do you have a hot date this weekend? Going to any parties where you want to look extra attractive? Then use that as a motivator to keep hitting the gym or maybe do some Insanity videos. Birthdays, vacations or other upcoming events are awesome ways to make sure you don’t slack on your workouts. If none of these motivators work then experiment with different ways to keep the workouts going. But remember to stay hydrated, stretch and keep up with warm ups and cool downs. Keep in mind you’ll never regret working out and you’ll always regret not working out. Email:

Continued from page 1: A deeper insight into ‘home’ “I live in Buffalo – born and raised here,” said Nowak, a junior in the social science interdisciplinary degree program with a concentration in legal studies. “I want to know more about my city. I do know a lot, but if you love your city, you would like to project [it] to others.” She is also a mother of three. Identifying herself as a “full-time mom” and “full-time student,” Nowak busies herself with caring for her family and earning a degree. She likes to spend time by Lake Erie and the waterfront and tries to go camping with her family whenever she gets the chance. The class allows her to learn more about the decline of Buffalo and the ways she could help develop the city, she said. “I love cities,” Nowak said. “I love my hometown. Knowing the city and knowing the design of it will be interesting for me.” Kwon agrees. Kwon, an exchange student from Korea University and a senior environmental design major, is in her second semester at UB. “I was not interested in the Buffalo area before I came, but now Buffalo is one of my places,” Kwon said. “I have lived here for five months, and I will live here for four more months. I will miss Buffalo when I [leave].” One of the objectives of the class is to help students understand, interact and engage with their living environment, according to Traynor. “As opposed to just coming to school and leaving, you have an opportunity to learn where it is that we are,” Traynor said. She also said the class provides an opportunity for students to learn more about the “place that they call home, and how it came to be.” The class is good for students coming from all backgrounds, according to Kwon. The class “is not only for international students but also American students,” she said. “If we get to know where we live, our scope of what we can see in our life will broaden.”

In order to facilitate a more engaging learning process or “enable active learning,” as she puts it, Traynor came up with an interactive course outline. She includes required field trip assignments in addition to two exams. One assignment includes taking a trip to Delaware Park and finding a way to get between Hoyt Lake and Mirror Lake without crossing Elmwood Avenue. Traynor said students get to understand how “people interact with space.” Nowak believes the field trips will be helpful to students. She also said they will prove useful for students who do not live in the city because they will be able to take what they learn and apply it to their respective hometowns. Kwon, however, has some reservations. “I like going to field trips, [but] I wish [to] have transportation,” she said. However, despite her qualms about traveling around the region without a car, Kwon also expressed her interest in Buffalo. She has already visited Delaware Park and found it relatable to her studies in environmental design. She said the area was worth studying because it is a scenic attraction designed by famous landscaper Frederick Law Olmstead. As an international student, Kwon said she does not feel “that foreign.” She attributes the manageable transition to UB having many international students. Nowak believes Kwon’s transition to life in America was made easier because Buffalo is the “City of Good Neighbors.” “When things get hard, the people are there to help,” Nowak said. “We have a lot of nationalities, a lot of immigrants ... the people [are] what makes us who we are.” Nowak and Kwon’s common interest in the region has brought them into the same classroom, where they will begin to learn more about a place they both call home. Email:

Continued from page 1: The flu under a magnifying glass In collaboration with two other doctors – one of whom is Paras Prasad, a SUNY distinguished professor in chemistry, physics, electrical engineering and medicine – MacDonald uses nanoparticles made of raw material from shellfish – which is both cheap and nontoxic –as “a Trojan horse.” “We coat these nanoparticles with RNA – ribonucleic acid – which looks like influenza RNA,” MacDonald said. “So it triggers an immune response to limit viral infection. And by limiting viral infection, you hopefully limit the risk of secondary pneumonia from the bacteria.”

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While MacDonald’s research focuses on the immune system’s response to the flu, he believes everyone should get the flu shot, citing the adage “prevention is better than treatment.” He describes vaccine as “Velcro.” “If the flu virus comes down your throat and goes to infect your lungs, it sticks to the cells and infects them,” MacDonald said. “The antibodies pretty much coat the outside of the virus so they can no longer stick, so it pretty much neutralizes the virus.” The vaccine activates the immune system, which responds by making antibodies, and according to MacDonald, “the more you educate your immune system, the more things you show it how to fight, [that’s] just the smartest thing to do.”

Taton agrees, stating the flu shot has a 60 to 70 percent protection rate and, “helps prevent you from spreading the flu to your friends and family members – especially the very young and very old, who are at the highest risk for influenza and its consequences.” If registered UB students have not received a flu shot and still wish to do so, they are able to receive a free flu vaccine through Student Health Services. Email:

voice, which I missed so much, coming through my speakers. Now with their return officially announced, the high schooler in me can rest easy. The anniversary marks a perfect time for Ben Gibbard to produce new The Postal Service songs. Since the release of his solo album, Former Lives, last October, Gibbard’s divorce with actress Zooey Deschanel (Your Highness) has been finalized and has left him with new ammunition for darker lyrics. After the previous Death Cab album being a bit brighter than their previous releases, Gibbard’s new situation should be a return to form. While rumors of the band’s return have surfaced many times over the years, Gibbard has always been quick to shut them down. “The door is not closed, but people shouldn’t hold their breath. You’re going to pass out if you do,” Gibbard said last October in an interview with music website Spinner. Fans should rejoice, as the heckling of Gibbard and Tamborello via Twitter and other outlets over the years for a reunion has finally paid off. Following the release of the 10th-anniversary deluxe edition of Give Up, the band’s tour will begin, and those dates will be announced as soon as “they are confirmed,” according to their label’s announcement. Billboard also has three confirmed sources stating the duo will be performing at the infamous Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this April. The 10th-anniversary deluxe edition of Give Up will be available for purchase April 8 in Europe and April 9 in North America. Email:

Continued from page 4: Don’t mess with this Mama Lucas instinctively adopts his nieces, much to the disapproval of his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty). Chastain continues to prove herself as one of the most versatile modern actresses, wearing a black wig and tattoo sleeve and talks in a don’t-give-a-damn manner. Annabel isn’t a fitting guardian and knows it, providing an appealing slant to the film. Soon following the girls’ arrival, Lucas and Annabel’s home partakes in the usual horror-movie-house activities: mysterious humming, shifting shadows and levitating objects. Anybody with morals would pack their gear and abandon ship, but that’s against horror ethics. Instead, Lucas and Annabel are terrorized by a gothic spirit referred to as Mama, who mostly isn’t shown until near the end. She’s accomplished by dressing actor Javier Botet (Génesis) with convincing CGI and is one of the creepiest horror villains of recent memory. Mama was helmed by freshmen director Andrés Muschietti and executive-produced by horror-master Guillermo del Toro (Rise of the Guardians), who both proved that conscious filmmaking could make any story work, no matter how generic the genre. Del Toro evokes his usual dark tones to plant the film somewhat into realism. The characters are all concrete and fighting for something, rather than being random plugins from off the assembly line. The most inspiring performances come from Charpentier and Nélisse as the young sisters, who come from the apparently endless list of great child actors. Both are solid in conveying possession at an unreasonably young age. Chastain is flawless, as always, and Coster-Waldau never allows himself to be upstaged by the leading actresses. Director Muschietti also utilizes great pacing throughout the event, taking time to setup the surroundings so the audience can watch from a distance. He uses a series of long-takes, one of the most effective shots in cinema, which follow the characters around the whole house until they’re attacked or spooked. There’s also a great dual-framed shot in a hallway the captures Annabel doing laundry on one side and Lilly playing with Mama on the other. Muschietti and del Toro play with the film’s suspense like a piano, forcing the audience to want more and more. Mama isn’t as great as last year’s The Possession or Sinister, but fans of those films will have a field day here. The horror genre has been diminishing for years, but every once in a while, it comes along and surprises everybody. This is one of them. Email:

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ACROSS 1 Some like it hot 4 Mogul governor 9 London insurance pioneer 14 Vintage 15 Dwelling place 16 Word used to distinguish seals 17 Cocktail mainstay 18 Handle pressure 20 Farewell abroad 22 Quint portrayer in "Jaws" 23 They're straight 26 Not well-kept 30 Hung carelessly, say 32 Damascus native 34 NYC's Park or Madison 36 Humdingers 38 Something to build on 39 Umps' counterparts 41 Refine ore 43 Color-full bottles 44 "Beverly Hills Cop" character Foley 45 Emotionally distant 47 Old PC screen 48 See 36-Across

51 Daytime showing 53 C&W singer George 55 Double trios 58 Something to stick with? 60 Greek writer of fables 61 What ogles made the handsome butcher feel like? 67 Commit a faux pas 68 Non-pc commercial writer 69 Evidence of ownership 70 Royal flush card 71 Well-thought-out 72 Drives the point home? 73 Word in many band names

DOWN 1 Bar mitzvah reading source 2 Give the slip to 3 Surrender 4 Mr. ___ (R. Crumb character) 5 Org. that accredits law schools 6 Chinese cooking necessity 7 Modern composer Thomas 8 Second Hebrew letters 9 Elbow room 10 ___-di-dah 11 Seam treasure

Edited by Timothy E. Parker January 25, 2013 RHYMING TO THE BEAT By Kathy Islund

12 Parliamentary vote 13 Outlawed spray 19 Cries of derision 21 Ending for "puppet" or "profit" 24 Numbered musical piece 25 Where a King marched 27 "Benjamin Button" star Pitt 28 Tour de France perch 29 More quick to the helm 31 Old-fashioned argument enders 33 Where worms may be served 34 32-Across, for one 35 Ruffles feathers 37 Blackthorn fruits 40 Utter indistinctly 42 Didn't use scissors 46 Focuses (on) 49 Small piece of cloth or paper 50 Storage building, on a farm 52 Absorbed the cost of 54 Clusters of grass 56 What an unrequited lover carries

57 Buying binge 59 Give off, as light 61 Dads or pops 62 Words spoken in front of witnesses 63 Swift-running Aussie bird 64 All-you-___-eat 65 Approx. landing time 66 White vestment

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You will be able to reach further today than you had planned -- but take care that you don't get carried away. Endurance is a key factor. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- Don't let the little things get to you today. Focus on the big picture and accept the fact that not everything will go your way. ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- You're in the mood for something different today, and a loved one thinks he or she knows just what to do for you. You may have to compromise. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) -- You can step forward and recommend yourself and your ideas with confidence today. All that preparation you've done is about to pay off.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) -- You'll want to stay connected to those who have been a part of your life in the recent past, even though major change is on the horizon. CANCER (June 21July 22) -- You may not know quite how to react today when someone steps out of character and says or does what you least expect. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may want to break with tradition today and do something that others may not at first accept. Give it time; they're bound to come around. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Take care that you don't overreact to your own mistakes today; focus on doing what you can to move on in a positive, productive manner.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- The connections you've made lately are likely to be more important to you after today than at any time in the past -- but this is no surprise. SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21) -- You must be sure to pick up after yourself today, and leave no messes for those who come after you. Courtesy counts for much at this time. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- You and a friend disagree about what you think will happen today -- and in the end it is likely that neither is entirely correct. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Any confusion that arises today is likely to be dangerous because others may not know how to keep their emotions in check.



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Where there’s a Will, there’s a way Bulls hold off Ball State for second conference win


Johnny be good OWEN O’BRIEN Staff Writer

63 JON GAGNON Sports Editor It took sophomore forward Will Regan, a transfer from the University of Virginia, a few games to string together a good performance in the Mid-American Conference. In Wednesday night’s battle with Ball State (710, 1-4 MAC), he finally found his comfort zone. Regan hit four 3-pointers for the Bulls (7-12, 2-3 MAC), including what would be a game-sealing three to give the Bulls a 64-60 lead with just 12 seconds left. The Bulls held on to defeat the Cardinals 66-63. Fellow big man junior forward Javon McCrea had a game-high 24 points (10 for 12 from the field) and seven rebounds. On Monday, McCrea was announced as MAC East Player of the week, and he is now averaging 22 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in conference play. McCrea’s scoring did more than just create opportunities for himself. “Javon was doing a lot of damage around the basket, and whoever was guarding him was going to need some help,” said head coach Reggie Witherspoon. “So at times, there were two bigger guys around Javon, which left [Regan] some room on the perimeter and he got a lot of good looks at the basket.” Regan finished with his second-highest scoring output as a Bull (17 points, including 4 for 9 from three-point range). The game was an intense battle that featured seven ties and 11 lead changes, and it wasn’t all pretty for the Bulls. They were outrebounded (31-29) and turned the ball over 20 times. “There’s very few times that we have had more turnovers and less rebounds and won. It’s just hard to do,” Witherspoon said. The Cardinals took an early 9-1 lead, and after that point, neither team led by more

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Sophomore forward Will Regan led the Bulls to a second straight win on Wednesday night on the road against Ball State.

than four. A 12-4 run to open up the second half gave the Bulls a 41-37 lead, their largest of the game. “The biggest thing is learning to grind out a win, be it at home or on the road,” Witherspoon said. “In those situations, it’s a close game, it’s going down to the end and you have to lock it in and concentrate on every defensive possession.” The Bulls held the Cardinals to 41.2 percent shooting and prevented forward Majok Majok from recording his fourth-straight double-double. Guard Jauwan Scaife led the team with 18 points. The win marked the team’s second straight victory in the MAC after starting conference play 0-3. In the Bulls’ first three losses, they shot an inefficient 10 for 57 (18

percent) from three-point range. In their back-to-back wins, they are 14 for 38 (37 percent). The Bulls will be on the road in four of their next five games, making this win an important momentum builder for the upcoming weeks. “Anytime you can go on the road in conference play and win, it’s a huge win,” Witherspoon said. “[In] this conference, [the] home team wins a lot; [Ball State], it’s a difficult place to play.” Buffalo will take to the road to face Akron this Saturday. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. Email:

Out of reach

Bulls women’s basketball drops second-straight MAC contest

69 55 JARED BOVE Staff Writer The women’s basketball team rallied from being down 14 points at halftime to trim its deficit to two points, but despite the Bulls’, best efforts they had their three-game win streak at Alumni Arena come to an end. The Bulls (5-13, 3-2 Mid-American Conference) continued MAC play Wednesday night with Ball State (8-11, 4-1 MAC). In a battle of 3-1 MAC records, Buffalo came up short, suffering a 69-55 defeat. Turnovers plagued the Bulls throughout the night as they gave the ball up 30 times compared to Ball State’s 17. “We have to try to not turn the ball over,” said sophomore forward Kristen Sharkey. “Taking care of the ball is a really big part of this game and if we can take care of the ball, we’ll be successful.” After falling in a five-point hole to start the game, the Bulls battled back. They were unable to stay on top for long, as the Cardinals quickly regained the lead, forcing the Bulls to play catch up for the rest of the game. Buffalo closed the gap multiple times throughout the first 20 minutes, but the Cardinals still took a 14-point lead into halftime. The Bulls came out in the second half with fresh legs and new intensity. They start-

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The women’s basketball team suffered its second straight loss on Wednesday night after a 3-0 start in MAC play.

ed the half by going on a 17-5 run, forcing Ball State head coach Bradley Sallee to spend a timeout. After slowing down the pace of the game in an attempt to regroup, Ball State’s Brandy Woody began to really control the floor. Woody antagonized the Bulls’ defense all night as she finished the game with 29 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals. Buffalo committed 29 personal fouls to Ball State’s 15 and gave up 31 points from the free-throw line. “We have to play defense with our feet to limit the fouls,” said head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. “We’ll definitely have to get better with that moving forward.”

Although neither the Bulls (19 for 53, 35.8 percent) nor the Cardinals (16 for 54, 29.6 percent) posted impressive shooting numbers from the field, a number of Ball State’s shots from that range were virtually uncontested. The Bulls picked up 29 defensive rebounds on the night. However, they failed to box out, allowing the Cardinals to grab 15 offensive rebounds. “We certainly didn’t do a good job of boxing them out,” Legette-Jack said. Wednesday was the first time in five games that the Bulls defense has given up 60 or more points to an opponent. Freshman guard Mackenzie Loesing led the team in scoring with 18 points. She was also a perfect 5 for 5 from the free-throw line on the night. Sharkey recorded her second-straight double-double, grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds to go along with 11 points. Through the first three games of Buffalo’s MAC schedule, its bench had outscored opponents 89-39. In Wednesday night’s game, the Bulls’ bench only put up eight points. “We don’t really consider anyone starters or bench players; we just have people who show up,” Legette-Jack said. “Not everybody showed up tonight. Everyone has to continue to get better and we’ll get back at it tomorrow.” The women’s basketball team hopes to snap its two-game skid when Western Michigan (6-12, 2-3 MAC) travels to Alumni Arena on Saturday. Tip off is scheduled for 2 p.m. Before Saturday’s tip, the Bulls will honor alum Brenna Doty as a “Legend of the Hardwood.” Email:

“If they can keep [him] out of jail or keep him eligible, he’s gonna be pretty good.” The above quote from Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops made my jaw drop. This “joke” referred to 20-yearold Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, also known as “Johnny Football.” Manziel is becoming a household name for his on-field performances and off-thefield antics. On the field, his 2012 consisted of 5,116 yards and 47 total touchdowns. Off the field, pictures of a scandalous Halloween adventure and nightclubs have gone viral. Why is this an issue? Manziel was arrested in June 2012 for disorderly conduct and possession of a fake ID. A picture emerged on Instagram of him holding more cash than I have to my name. Pictures of him partying at bars and in rather questionable situations have shown up a number of times as well. How many of us have pictures from a bar that we would rather not have seen? How many of us have fake IDs? Manziel is not alone in this department. Why should Manziel have to hold himself to a “higher standard” because he plays college football? Let’s not forget he is a 20-year-old college student. Manziel emerged on the national spotlight following his 29-24 victory at Alabama, in which he threw for 253 yards and ran for 92 more. A few days after, pictures of him dressed as Scooby Doo while surrounded by beautiful women on Halloween became a common conversation topic and Google search. Mostly thanks to his entourage of “Scooby snacks.” Just because he happens to be one the best college players doesn’t mean he shouldn’t have to change who he is. Johnny Football is just like any other college student. He is working hard and preparing himself for the future. Some are working toward medical school, teaching positions and computer programs. Others like Manziel are training for a career in professional football. But if you have a 4.0, should it matter what you tweet or what’s on your Instagram? Now Texas A&M Athletic Director Eric Hyman is putting his two cents in on the situation. Following the Heisman ceremony, Hyman met with Manziel and his parents about his off-the-field acts. “I told them he’s no longer a freshman, and he’s no longer a sophomore, junior or senior,” Hyman said. “He is a ‘Heisman.’” The athletic director has seemed to overlook the term “student-athlete.” When filling out paperwork around campus, is he supposed to check “Heisman” under education? Let the kid live his life the way he wishes. Being a college quarterback in Texas is not a job. And his performance has certainly not suffered as a result. Jealousy does factor into the equation. Manziel is living every 20-year-old’s dream. He is a good-looking guy who is dominating college football and has a smoking hot girlfriend. And he is going out and partying like a champion as well. I would do unspeakable things just to have his life for one week. Many love to emphasize the “studentathlete” term when talking about attending class. Well, let’s allow these student-athletes live a normal student life out of the classroom as well. This includes partying, dumb tweets and making mistakes. Maybe Stoops is upset Manziel tore up his defense on national television in the Cotton Bowl and was able to celebrate on social media afterward. As for Hyman, he got what he wanted for his program in the end: a 41-13 blowout Cotton Bowl victory thanks Johnny Football’s record 516 yards total yards and four touchdowns. Email:

The Spectrum Volume 62 Issue 43  

The Spectrum, an independent student publication of the University at Buffalo. January 25, 2012

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