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SUNY to investigate UB’s role in fracking SARA DINATALE Senior News Editor SUNY is demanding answers about UB’s controversial shale institute. On Wednesday, the SUNY Board of Trustees passed a resolution requiting UB to explain how its controversial shale institute was founded, how its directors were chosen and – most importantly to its critics – the role natural gas companies had in the founding the institute. The vote to get more information was unanimous. E. Bruce Pitman, dean of the college of arts and sciences, says the institute, called the Shale Research and Society Institute (SRSI), is a purely academic endeavor that has no ties to industry. “Even though certain people do not want to believe it, the institute has not received industry funding,” he said an email. Martin is receiving $72,000 yearly for his co-director position. Pitman confirmed the salary of the institute’s director John P. Martin, as $60,000 with monthly stipends of $1,000 for traveling expenses. Martin is only required to work at “25 percent effort,” according to documents obtained by Artvoice as a response to a Freedom of Information Law request. Some professors at UB find the number shocking. “Seventy-two thousand dollars for 25 percent of position suggests a far higher pay rate, like almost four times I think what your typi-

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NYPERG, in coalition with New Yorkers Against Fracking, protested Wednesday at the SUNY Board of Trustees meeting in New York City.

cal humanities professor in the College of Arts and Sciences makes” said Martha McCluskey, professor of law and member of UB Coalition for Leading Ethically in Academic Research (UBCLEAR). “So that is, it’s kind of an eyebrow-raising amount.” The institute’s budget is $40,000, which is from the College of Arts and Sciences’ discretionary funds. Martin’s salary is not part of this budget, Pitman said.

It is unclear what funds the salary is coming from. Both McClusky and James Holstun, an English professor and UBCLEAR chairman, wrote a letter signed by 83 faculty members last month requesting the university’s transparency – SUNY is now echoing those requests. The signers of the August letter were concerned about the university’s ties to the oil industry, after a controversial pro-fracking report was issued by SRSI in May.

Holstun too, finds Martin’s salary to be too high, and questions what he has done since his employment in December, and described him as “inaccessible.” “He’s getting paid retroactively, it appears,” Holstun said. “He hasn’t responded to any of the criticisms of the first publication. He hasn’t been receptive to phone calls. He hasn’t been in Buffalo, as far as we can tell – he lives in Saratoga Springs, NY. He’s just been cashing his check.” The Spectrum emailed Martin at 6 p.m. on Thursday and did not receive a response by the time of press. Martin declined an interview with the NY Times in June when the controversy regarding SRIS’s pro-fracking report first came out. Martin was hired as co-director because “there was no full-time faculty member with the kind of background to lead an institute like this,” Pitman said in an email. He wrote that Martin’s 17 years at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (a group that says they aim to improved the energy, economic and environmental wellbeing in New York State), and being co-director of the NY Governor's Carbon Capture Sequestration Group (a group that studied fracking for NYSERDA), make Pitman have no doubts about Martin’s qualifications. However, McCluskey feels “there’s s lot of non-clarity about the dual financial, conflicting financial interests of the institute codirector,” because Martin works independently for JPMartin Energy Strategy LLC, which his website states he “provides strategic planning resource evaluation, project management, and Continued on page 2

Buffalo Boys on the big screen MAX CRINNIN Staff Writer

Courtesy of Ben Miller On Wednesday, Apple reveled its latest product upgrade: the iPhone 5.

Everything you need to know about the iPhone 5 DUANE OWENS Asst. Arts Editor Apple has dominated in MP3 players and has been considered the Mercedes-Benz of cellular phones since the iPhone was first introduced by the late great Steve Jobs in 2007. On Sept. 12, Apple proved his legacy will continue moving forward by unveiling the new iPhone 5 at its September 2012 keynote. Here is a quick run through of everything you need to know about the iPhone 5. Physical Aspects: The iPhone 5 is taller, thinner and lighter than previous iPhones – making it one of the thinnest, lightest smartphones on the market. The iPhone 5 will be 80 percent thin-

ner with a 4-inch screen, and it contains 12 percent less volume. The phone is made up of an aluminum unibody and a stronger glass screen. Display: With MacBooks and iPad 3s receiving much sharper display than previous models, it’s only right the iPhone 5 receives the same treatment. The high-resolution phone now pumps out 44 percent more color saturation to make pictures, videos and apps display brilliantly. Inside: Inside the body of the Apple device you will find the new A6 processor. Because the charger has now been reduced in size, there’s plenty of room for the new processor. Overall performance and graphics are now twice as fast. Continued on page 8


Outsiders might have preconceived notions of Buffalo, but they don’t call it “the rough Buff ” for nothing. Buffalo Boys is a film that examines the theme of fatherlessness and its damage in a young person’s life. This adaptation of a true story takes place in Buffalo, but according to director Raymond Guarnieri, it could have taken place anywhere in American suburbia. The main character of the film grows up in a home where he is misled about who his real father is. After discovering his “father” is merely his stepfather, the 15-year-old falls into a world of drugs and violence along with a friend, as they plot to murder an elderly woman and collect her life insurance. Guarnieri was a witness to this story as a youth growing up in Buffalo. Although he is not at liberty to share details on the real-life characters, he knew the main character and said his tough-guy attitude depicted on screen is true to his real-life persona. Guarnieri and this boy grew apart as they entered high school, but the boy’s death inspired him to start writing the film in 2010. “Many things in the film are exactly as they happened, while many things aren’t even close,” Guarnieri said. “The only people who can judge how it really was are the people who knew these boys.”

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Buffalo native Raymond Guarnieri decided to come home to film his movie Buffalo Boys, which tells of a child’s struggles in the inner city.

Guarnieri was born and raised in the Buffalo area and attended Clarence High School. Although he feels a strong connection to this area, it was immediately after high school that he left for New York City to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. “I had a strong feeling of needing to get out and see the

world,” Guarnieri said. “As great of a place as [Buffalo] is, it’s very bubble-like. I mean that in the nicest way, but you have to get out and experience different things.” Strong feelings and memories brought Guarnieri back for his film.

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Continued from page 10: 2012 Mid-American Conference football preview


(5-6), Nov. 17: The Minutemen will be competing in the FBS for the first time in school history after joining the MAC after the 2011 season. Up until 2012, the school’s football program competed in the FCS. It hasn’t been an easy transition thus far; the team has been outscored 82-6 in its first two games of the season against non-conference opponents Connecticut and Indiana. The Bulls will travel to Gillette Stadium to face the Minutemen on Nov. 17, which most can mark down as the surest win of Buffalo’s schedule outside of last week’s contest against Morgan St. The only game the Minutemen are predicted to have a chance in this season is against the Akron Zips.

Players to look out for: Perry McIntyre (LB) – McIntyre has been an impact linebacker for the Minutemen since his freshman season. In his junior year, McIntyre recorded 116 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. In his senior year, he has been one of the few productive players for the Minutemen, amassing 21 tackles in his first two games of the season. Michael Cox (RB) – Cox is attending UMass as a graduate student after earning a degree from the University of Michigan last spring. After redshirting his freshman year, Cox still has one year of eligibility remaining in his football career. A four-star recruit out of high school, Cox only appeared in 15 games for the Wolverines, gaining 169 yards on 19 carries and scoring two touchdowns.

Bowling Green (5-7, 3-5 MAC), Nov. 23: The Falcons run a multi-look offense, meaning teams could see plays from different formations. The Bulls will have to worry about three important things when facing Bowling Green. 1: The Bulls will be playing at a much bigger venue at Crew Stadium (Columbus, Ohio). 2: Containing the Falcons on offense. Their quarterback has the ability to make big plays. 3: The biggest concern will be blocking defensive tackle Chris Jones, the Falcons’ defensive leader. Although the Bulls have had success running the ball as of late, they may struggle against the Falcons’ defensive front.

Players to look out for: Matt Schilz (QB) – Originally committed to play football at Kansas State, Schilz found himself at Bowling Green when Bill Snyder came in as the coach at Kansas State. He finished the season last year with a 59.6 percent completion percentage, 3,024 yards and 28 touchdowns. His quarterback rating of 143.8 ranked seventh in the MAC last year. Chris Jones (DT) – The junior earned first team All-MAC honors last season, starting all 12 games and totaling 47 tackles, 14.0 tackles for a loss and three forced fumbles. His 8.5 sacks tied for best in the MAC in 2011. Jones is the core of the Falcons’ defensive line. Email:

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Continued from page 1: Buffalo Boys on the big screen In an attempt to maintain a level of authenticity, Guarnieri knew filming in Buffalo was a must. Many of the film’s scenes take place in the actual locations where the main characters lived their daily lives. “There’s a certain kind of energy that you lose if you try to fake that,” Guarnieri said. Despite staying true to the story’s real location, Guarnieri is willing to defend Buffalo as an excellent area to shoot films. Working in Buffalo is cheaper than New York City or Los Angeles, and Guarnieri found the people of Buffalo to be particularly helpful and friendly. Buffalo Boys’ production manager, Joel Resnikoff, runs Buffalo Film Group, a non-profit organization that works to promote the infrastructure for fostering film and TV production in Buffalo. “Buffalo has fantastic architecture,” Resnikoff said. “You can shoot any time period – almost any era from the mid-1800s and even some older than that. There’s all these parks and Letchworth, the lake and Niagara Falls are close by.” Buffalo Boys was filmed entirely in August after four months of pre-production. Locations include the old Pierce Arrow administrative building on Elmwood Avenue for a rave scene and Buffalo landmark Mighty Taco. Approximately 150 people contributed to making this film, and many came from the Western New York area. The first round of casting was held at Samuel’s Grand Manor in Williamsville, where 80 percent of the roles were cast. Guarnieri praised the talented actors who worked on the film and said actors from the area are often limited in the number of creative projects available in Buffalo. “The cast came to set already knowing what to do,” Guarnieri said. “It’s really rare that a director will be like ‘great!’ on the first take and not have that many acting notes.” Guarnieri is a founding member of production company Better Stir Fry Productions. Cofounders McKenzie Trent and Matt Tester are

both executive producers of Buffalo Boys, along with Jason Montalvo and Resnikoff. Guarnieri and Tester play small roles in the film, while Trent has a larger role as the main character’s mother. The group all started in the entertainment industry as aspiring actors and met on other projects. When they formed their current production company, their aim was to maintain roles in various levels of filmmaking. Guarnieri has drifted toward a writing/directing mindset, and he was last featured as an actor in the 2010 film Payin’ the Price, where he worked alongside one of the lead actors in Buffalo Boys, Ro Mack. Buffalo Boys is now in its editing stages. Guarnieri will do a rough cut on his own before working alongside other editors to complete the finished product. His work has just begun. Guarnieri and his crew are considering submitting their project to the Sundance Film Festival, where the film will be premiered in 2014 if it is selected. Better Stir Fry is also considering a debut at the 2013 Buffalo International Film Festival. Guarnieri has high hopes for his film and maintains a great deal of faith in his work because of the positive reaction he has noticed in others who have worked on the project. As for aspiring film students, the director sent his best advice back to Buffalo for anyone considering a similar path. “The biggest rule should be don’t ever stop working,” Guarnieri said. “Do me and everyone else who really knows they want to be a filmmaker a favor and only get into [film] if you’re going to be passionate about it. If that first part speaks to you, then don’t ever let anyone tell you that you can’t do what you want to do.” Email:

Continued from page 1: SUNY to investigate UB’s role in fracking government/public relation services to the energy industry, academic institutions and governments.” McCluskey feels there was a “minimal amount of transparency and disclosure of a conflict on interest. She thinks it should have been noted that Martin is the owner of a business that has “financial interest” in the gas industry These types of concerns are in part why fifty students stood outside of the SUNY Board of Trustees meeting on Wednesday, according to Rebecca Weber, the executive director of NYPURG, a group that exists in coalition with New Yorkers Against Fracking.


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But the protestor’s chants criticizing what they called UB’s “junk science” were not ignored. Following the meeting, Trustee Joseph Belluck met with the protesters. While Weber was speaking to the students, he tapped her on the shoulder and introduced himself. “When he came out, he turned to the crowd and said, ‘We hear you,’” Weber said. “That was a really special moment for the activists. It’s a rare thing that at the moment of activism, you get a result. So it was an incredible experience.” Pitman said the campus will fully respond to SUNY’s request. Within what was released from the Artvoice FOIL, there are also highlights that some feel insinuate industry funding. "We have already been successful in local corporate funding through the independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) of NY, and have good contacts with National Fuel,” one of the documents states. Pitman said this quote comes from a “proposal that was submitted by institute personnel and collaborating faculty members.” But he said the proposal did not receive funding. Another document within the published materials labeled “case for funding” says, “IOGA is keenly aware of our plans and has not only aided us with funding, but also organizational help.” Holstun feels the wording of some of the documents is ambiguous, but that it “seems to say there is oil and gas money in the institute.” Pitman said that people within the geology department have worked with IOGA in the past, and “there was good communication with several in industry and regulatory agencies.” But he again reiterated, that institute has received no industry funding.

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Moment of silence

Romney fails his first test on foreign diplomacy Sept. 11 is a familiar date, and this year it brought another tragedy: the assassination of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens during an attack on the U.S. Consulate. The hours that followed the attack were critical, requiring diligence and empathy from the country’s leaders and giving a chance to those seeking office to prove they could handle foreign diplomacy. In that crucial moment, Mitt Romney failed. There is still a lot of ambiguity and speculation on the motive of the attack. Libya’s Deputy Interior Minister, Wanis al-Sharif, said it was suspected to be an anniversary attack, using the anti-Islam film protest that was going on as a cover. United States Intelligence doesn’t think it was premeditated. What isn’t unclear, though, is what Mitt Romney feels and what he would do if given the power. The nominee has faced months of criticism from the GOP, which

has claimed that he has failed to go after the President hard during campaigning. So Romney took the initiative to respond to those criticisms on a day when he should have kept his mouth shut. Instead of reassuring confidence, his response was to call out the U.S.’ Cairo Embassy for apologizing for the film (an attempt to calm down the riots) and claim we were apologizing for “America’s values.” Whether Romney’s comments were even remotely reasonable is arguable, but cause for concern should be on his timing. His original statement was released Tuesday night while the attacks were still in progress and after a death had already been confirmed. President Obama, despite distancing the administration from Cairo’s statement, did what needed to be done: he sent in backup at world embassies and promised that justice would be done.

For Romney, it was an opportunity to gain some points. In his mind, better there was no better time to discuss foreign policy than while our government officials were under attack. His idea of a discussion was to point fingers and generalize an entire nation based on extremists, to call out an Embassy’s attempt to keep peace. So if Romney’s goal was to alienate the people of Libya or add fuel to the fire, then he won this round. But he forgot this wasn’t just a game or an opportunity to get ahead in the race; it was a time to repair wounds and stray away from reopening old ones. We were vulnerable in Libya, so the extremists attacked, and then so did Romney. This was the world’s preview of Commander in Chief Mitt Romney. It’s not looking good so far. Email:

Come clean, UB

Fracking controversy calls for full disclosure Oh UB, you have some explaining to do. On Aug. 23, a letter endorsed by 83 faculty and professional staff members requested transparency from the university in relation to the Shale Research and Society Institute (SRSI). Three weeks later, there is no progress and no answers. But on Wednesday, UB Provost Charles Zukoski sent a message to the UB community saying he was forming a committee to investigate conflict-of-interest procedures at UB. The decision should have the school sweating. Now it’s time for UB to step up and answer the questions. Since allegations have begun, the university has done a lot to shrug off claims SRSI is receiving industry funding and despite its

persistence, there’s been a tremendous amount of ambiguity. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bruce Pitman has already stated in past interviews he is unsure of how to “satisfy the insinuations” that imply the institute has been receiving funding from the oil and gas industry. But explain this: if the College of Arts and Sciences only has $40,000 accounted for SRSI on its budget, how did John Martin, the co-director of the institute, make $60,000 doing a job that didn’t exist until April 2012 (he has allegedly been on payroll since December 2011)? There’s no way to tell where this money is actually coming from, though, if UB doesn’t agree to full disclosure, and as long as the money is protected by the UB Foundation, there’s no way of checking.

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When I think about you, I touch myself FELICIA O. Special to The Spectrum Has your man been away for too long? Vacation maybe? Have you been suffering from a severe dry spell so your sexual frustration is becoming a hazard to those around you? Masturbate. Problem solved. Masturbation is beneficial to women. It can improve a depressed mood, help you relax, relieve the symptoms of PMS (menstrual cramps, irritability and crankiness) and it can also improve your sex life with a partner, according to women. Side fact: it can also be a really great sleep inducer. The female version of the birds and the bees goes something like this: Guys will want

to have sex, but you’re not allowed to have sex, nor are you allowed to want to have sex. With that in mind, women grow up in fear of their own vaginas. Or if you grew up with parents and older brothers, like me, the rule was: You’re not allowed to have sex until you’re married and you’re not allowed to get married until you’re 30. So my question is: Why don’t more women masturbate? Do you think that masturbation is unhealthy? It’s actually very good for you, physically and mentally. Do you think it makes you “dirty” or “slutty” when you touch yourself? I don’t see how being in control and completely independent from a partner is worse than having years of pent up sexual frustration. If you’re in a relationship, do you think it would be considered a form of cheating? According to plannedparenthood. org, “Some people masturbate as a kind of ‘dress rehearsal,’ to learn more about what they find pleasurable. People can learn about their bodies through masturbating, and this can help them communicate

But money is not the only issue at hand. The school is going to have a lot of backtracking and clarifying to do, especially as outrage increases toward the highly controversial pro-fracking stance. It’s a public university and possibly the biggest component of the SUNY system. As the school’s ranking increases, its reputation cannot decrease. The SUNY board of directors is just as confused as the protesters are. Without even realizing it, SUNY has not only found itself on the side of these “fractivists” but also with the UB faculty, echoing their requests for the school to tell all on SRSI. Enough is enough, UB. It’s time to come forward or risk further damaging your reputation. Email:

better with their partners about what they enjoy sexually.” According to a human sexual behavior study by the Kinsey Institute conducted over 50 years ago, it was reported that 92 percent of males said they masturbated while only 62 percent of females said the same. A survey conducted in 2010 at Indiana University stated in one year, 82.7 percent of males (age 20-24) masturbated while 64.3 percent of females masturbated. Masturbation is not something to be ashamed of. While boys have been stroking themselves since puberty, most girls are ashamed of the sexual urges they feel because people prefer to suppress them rather than explain them. This is why girls begin experimenting with self-stimulation a lot later in life than boys do. So how should you masturbate? It’s all about setting the mood that makes you feel most comfortable. If you have a vivid imagination, you might want to form fantasies in your head. That way you have control of what you’re imagining, what kind of sex you’re picturing, and – if you’re in a relationship – you can picture yourself and your partner in a sexy situation that you might want to replicate in the near future. If you’re not great at making up fantasies, there’s always porn. Out of many of my friends, I’m one of the rare few who masturbates while watching porn – not the only one who gets herself off, mind

you, just one of the only ones who does it with the assistance of James Deen. Porn is a great arousal, and it’s a great teaching tool. Now, with the mood set, there are different techniques to reach the self-climax you’ve been working toward. As a beginner, you might want to start using your fingers. Massage your clitoris while simultaneously trying to find your G-spot. According to, the best way to stimulate yourself is to, “rub your fingers up and down the area, or move in small circular movements,” and then get faster as your excitement grows. It’s all about personal preference: You can go fast or slow, you can push hard or soft – just go with whatever feels best to you. Or if you can’t seem to find your groove with your fingers, then you try vibrators and dildos. The difference between the two is that a vibrator is electrically powered and is mainly used for external stimulation (these are great for clitoral orgasms). Fun fact: It’s possible to have five orgasms in less than 20 minutes with an external stimulation vibrator. I implore every UB female student to masturbate at least once. Not only is it a stress reliever, but it really does help your sexual experience with a partner as well because you’ll get to know your body, and in turn can help your man know your body. Email:


You have the right to remain dance-less LISA EPSTEIN Asst. News Editor I consider myself a true and proud Buffalonian. I eat wings any chance I can get, lake effect snow doesn’t scare me, and I still have a glimmer of hope every fall that this will be the season the Bills make it to the Super Bowl. Yet I’m a little embarrassed by how out of touch the City of Good Neighbors has seemed within the last few weeks. I don’t know how to say this respectfully, but old people, you’re disconnected and a recent incident had some serious repercussions because of it. On August 29, WIVB reported that 17-year-old Lancaster teenager Ryan Paolucci was arrested and charged with sixth-degree conspiracy, second-degree criminal nuisance and disorderly conduct. His crime was attempting to organize a flash mob at the Millennium Hotel in nearby Cheektowaga. Police received the tip thanks to their new TIP411 technology. A flash mob. The kid wanted to dance. WIVB reported Paolucci posted an invite on Facebook, inviting 910 guests to his “Storm the Millennium Party.” Emphasis on party. Seventy people accepted and 34 people said “maybe.” The TIP411 technology was implemented in August, and it allows people to anonymously text police tips on potential criminal activity or help the police receive information regarding ongoing investigations. Police said that it appeared Paolucci’s intent was to cause damage and create chaos. I read this and thought it was a complete joke. When I picture a flash mob, I see a group of people who assemble and dance or sing a quick number, and then disperse just as fast as they assembled. I’ve never heard of any flash mob becoming violent or dangerous. So how out of touch is this city? I sat down with my stepmother a few weeks ago and asked her if she knew what a flash mob was. She answered with a definite “no.” I then asked her if she thought it would be something violent, and she answered without hesitation: “yes.” After asking the people in my family over the age of 40 whether they know what a flash mob is, I heard “no” more than “yes.” While being fully aware that my family members’ ignorance doesn’t mean all of Buffalo doesn’t know what a flash mob is, the media’s coverage makes it seem that way. I think the bigger issue here was the media made this story out to be a bigger deal than it is. Now a young kid is facing serious allegations. The police are making the flash mob bust out to be a huge victory in the fight against crime. A meager 70 people were attempting to meet up, start dancing and then disperse. This is not a victory. A real victory would be using the TIP411 hotline to help bust one of the hundreds of stabbings, shootings and robberies that happen every year in Buffalo. An even bigger victory would be allowing a peaceful and lighthearted gathering to occur in a world where we all could use a little bit of fun. Seriously, are we in Footloose right now? Email:


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Two programs added to Undergraduate Academies RACHEL RAIMONDI Staff Writer Rachel Stern didn’t give the invitation to join the Undergraduate Academies a second glance when the she sorted through her mail the summer before college. She threw it out. It was not until her mom picked the flyer out of the garbage pail and put it on her desk that Stern looked into the opportunity. “It was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life,” Stern, a UB graduate, said. “The Academies made my college experience what it was.” The Undergraduate Academies are a living and learning community in which students of all majors and ages can dorm and collaborate across disciplines in sharedinterest groups. There are three academies: Global Perspectives, Civic Engagement and Research Exploration. This semester, UB added the Entrepreneurship Academy and announced the Sustainability Academy will open next fall. Stern said she is jealous she graduated before the two new academies were added. Yet not all students are satisfied with the organization. “The professors come off as judgmental,” said Alyssa Waldron, a freshman business administration major in the Entrepreneurship Academy. “It’s their way or no way in how to be successful.” Matthew Scholze, a junior electrical engineering major, was in the Research Exploration Academy his freshman year, but didn’t like it. “I think they tried to be a little too structured and told you what to think,” Scholze said. He found he preferred his Theta Tau engineering fraternity, where he found people more similar to himself. “The Academies have diversity among members, which is good, but it’s also problematic in that it may be harder to find people you truly bond with,” Scholze said. Yong Li, an associate professor of operations management and strategy, directs

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the Entrepreneurship Academy. Li said the one-credit seminar will walk students through the entrepreneurial process – from first generating the idea to designing a business strategy and implementing the plan. The curriculum will include marketing, financing and legal aspects as well. “Entrepreneurship is not just for students in management,” Li said. “Some people might say that one needs the business skills to start up a company, but at the same time entrepreneurship starts with a good idea or opportunity.” According to A. Scott Weber, vice provost and dean of undergraduate education, entrepreneurship has a new meaning. “It’s not just the tinker,” Weber said. “It’s not just the widget. It’s services like Google and Facebook.” The Entrepreneurship Academy will also prepare students to compete for the Western New York Prosperity Scholarship.

UB will give a full scholarship to students who need financial aid and show commitment to the local community, according to scholarship’s website. The Sustainability Academy, which will open in fall 2013, will welcome students who are interested in maintaining an eco-friendly community. Kenneth Shockley, an associate professor of philosophy and the director of the sustainability program, feels one of the reasons he was chosen to lead the seminar is because sustainability is a combination of humanistic and scientific endeavor. Throughout the semester, Shockley hopes his class will explore environmental ethics, the nature of human existence and the future of the planet. Weber said UB has a good track record for environmentally friendly buildings. The next step is developing an academic curriculum.

Next fall, students in the Sustainability Program will be introduced to the Massachusetts Avenue Project, an organization that is collaborating with Dr. Samina Raja, an associate professor of urban planning, to improve the local food system. Their work has been nationally recognized. Like the three academies before them, Entrepreneurship and Sustainability were created to further interests of both the university and its students. Undergraduate Academies Administrative Director Hadar Broden said the organization provides a way to bring these interests to the forefront. She said the Undergraduate Academies allow students to see UB as a large town, rather than a small city, which makes students more aware and involved in campus life. “As a student, it’s very difficult to see everything that is happening across campus,” Borden said. “We are trying to highlight what is being done on campus and make it available and accessible to all undergraduate students.” In addition to exploring passions and networking with faculty, students may have the opportunity to add participation in the Academies to their transcripts. Transcript Notation, a program currently in development, will allow participating students to show their involvement with the academies on curricular and co-curricular ideas in a portfolio. According to Weber, this is just what an undergraduate education should be like. “This is what I think education is about,” Weber said. “Not just getting the certificate that says you can go to this or that, but the ability to think and have a larger perspective of the world that allows you to be the informed citizen who makes ethical choices in life – to be a citizen who is prosperous and thinking about how to make the world better. The Academies put students on this path.” Email:

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SHARON KAHN Staff Writer Mr. Movsesian blames his daughter’s love of horses on his wife. Ever since she was a little girl, Cheryl Movsesian remembers her mother pointing to the “pretty horses” during the Movsesian’s family road trips. Movsesian, a junior biochemistry major, is currently team captain and president of UB’s equestrian club. The club practices in downtown Buffalo and competes in events throughout New York. Movsesian has been riding for years and her family is always at her competitions to support her. Especially because she had scoliosis. Scoliosis is an abnormal curve in the spine. If the curve is severe, it can cause pain and make breathing difficult. After undergoing back surgery, Movsesian had to take two years off riding to recover. “It never really caused issues with me riding, however, it made my parents a lot more wry about me when I fell off [horses],” Movsesian said. “Those two years I couldn’t ride were really brutal on me.” Movsesian never gave up. She got back on the horse and is now the team’s high point rider. The point rider is a rider whose points count toward the team total, which allows the team to be eligible for awards at the end of each show, according to Members of the team practice at the Buffalo Equestrian Center, located in

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Cheryl Movesesian, captain and president of UB's equestrian club, has loved horses since she was a little girl. She rides and competes, despite having scoliosis.

downtown Buffalo, where they are offered discounts to prepare for competitions. The team competes in the Hunter Seat division of Zone 2 Region 1 at the intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) in New York. In an IHSA competition, colleges take turns hosting the shows and the host college is in charge of supplying the horses. This means the riders must not only adapt

to new competitors and settings, but they also are introduced to a new horse minutes before entering their round. “IHSA is a complete test of your ability as a rider to read a new horse as if you had ridden it countless times before,” Movsesian said. “It’s not about having a perfect ride. It’s about making mistakes and learning from them in the 30 seconds you have Continued on page 8


Oh look, a new bus, AND it’s Gone. LYZI WHITE Life Editor The Stampede has been revamped this year – the buses look nice, they’re shiny, they’re pretty and apparently they’re airconditioned. Unfortunately, only a few students have seen – let alone sat in – the new buses, leading many to believe they simply don’t exist. Other students who have had the privilege of earning a seat on the exceptional buses give them credit for the unique ways in which the transportation system has improved their lives. For Ryan Winters, a sophomore English major, the new busing system has given him the chance to explore more of Buffalo. “After waiting an hour for a bus, I said to myself, ‘Hey, I might as well just walk to campus,’” Winters said. “Unfortunately, I got lost and ended up somewhere on Bailey. I only got my backpack and wallet stolen!

I was lucky. When I finally walked back to the bus stop, wouldn’t you know it, but the same people I saw earlier were still waiting!” Winters waited another 15 minutes until finally, a bus appeared on the horizon. Too bad for him, he couldn’t fit with everyone else and was promptly kicked off the bus. Other students have decided to camp out at the bus stops, never wanting to miss the rare opportunity to actually make it to their classes on time. Tents, sleeping bags and makeshift grills have been spotted on both South and North Campuses, where students have set up shop. “This busing system has really helped me work on my Boy Scout skills,” said Bryan Hodge, a senior anthropology major. “I get to set up tents, work on my grilling skills – I can finally make one hell of a hotdog. And keep this on the down low, but I also heard that sometime in the near future we’re going to build a campfire! Know what that means? S’mores!”

Although faced with a small section of scrutiny from students, administrators had this to say: “What do you mean buses haven’t been received well by the students? They’re air conditioned!” Then added, “People are saying they’re running slowly? Impossible! We’ve added four more to the fleet!” One of the new features of the transportation system is the UB smartphone application, which tracks where buses are on campus. Lucky for students that have a smartphone (because obviously everyone at the state school of UB is privileged with the financial stability to own an iPhone or an Android), they are now able to locate exactly where the bus that will – probably – pick them up is. For Sheila Lubelli, sophomore geography major, the application is not as helpful to her as it is for other students. “I’m looking at this iPhone application and it says that there are not only two out-of-service buses here,” Lubelli said, Continued on page 8

Sadly, summer is almost over and your skin is slowly fading from sun-kissed bronze to more of a sandy tan. If you don’t do something quick, you are going to end up back at snowman white sooner than you think. You could try to recapture that vitamin D, which darkens your skin so deliciously by walking outside or lying on the grass while doing homework. Let’s be real, though – in Buffalo strong sun is hard to find in September. There is always the option of going to a tanning salon and paying up to $50 to get either sprayed for the perfect summer skin or lie in a bed for hours waiting for the summer look. If you’re like me, you are on a tight college student budget and tanning just isn’t on your list of financial priorities. You’re simply scared of getting a fake tan and looking orange. Here are some tips to help you keep your tan while sticking to your budget: Moisturize. Your tan will last longer if you keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. When your skin is properly hydrated, it will not only keep your skin healthy, it will prevent it from drying out which causes your tan to fade. Any moisturizer will work as long as you use it as much as possible: when you wake up, after you shower (it will absorb best when your skin is wet), before you go to sleep or when you’re just bored. Moisturizers with aloe, vitamin A or vitamin E in them work a little bit better to soothe the skin and keep it nicely bronzed. You could also use Vaseline if you have sensitive skin or eczema. Exfoliate. It’s important to make sure your tan stays even, especially when it’s fading. A good way to make sure you don’t end up with multicolored spots on your body is to exfoliate your skin a couple of times each week. If you exfoliate your whole body, the dead skin cells will be shed evenly, allowing new ones to grow in their place. This will not only keep your skin soft and smooth, but it will prevent those dry and scaly looking spots from developing. You’ll be able to show off your arms and legs without being ashamed of those flaky, dry spots. Self-Tan. As much as you try to stop it, your natural tan will fade eventually. Use a self-tanning lotion to keep that glow. Over time, you’ll form a habit of moisturizing your skin whenever you’re bored. So replace your normal lotion with a selftanner. This will allow you to keep your sun-kissed look as the sun begins to hide in this Buffalo weather. Self-tanners are not expensive and can be found at almost any drug store. I use Jergen’s Natural Glow – which is a good transition from suntan to self-tan – or L’Oreal Sublime Bronze, which is a little bit stronger and more noticeable. Although the summer is over, you can easily prolong that summer look for a few more weeks into the harsh Buffalo winter – take advantage of this advice and stay hot. Email:

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Arts & Entertainment Mixtape Monthly No. 6 BRIAN JOSEPHS and ELVA AGUILAR Senior Managing Editor and Senior Arts Editor

Big Sean – Detroit

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G.O.O.D. Music signee Big Sean has been praised in the rap community for his consistent progress. His humble beginnings in 2007 with Finally Famous: The Mixtape and 2009’s UKNOWBIGSEAN both showed enormous potential but still, fans knew Big Sean hadn’t hit his peak. When the Detroit native gave fans Finally Famous Vol. 3: B.I.G. in 2010, his popularity expanded, but his advancement didn’t stop there. His latest mixtape Detroit works both as a homage to his hometown and a showcase of some of the 24-year-old’s best work, even surpassing some of the music on his debut album Finally Famous. Fans who have followed Big Sean since 2007 will notice a newly found confidence of identity in the rapper’s rhymes. Big Sean no longer mirrors his mentors in his raps; he has graduated from the arrogant raps of “Getcha Some” and hashtag raps of “Supa Dupa” into raw, hard-hitting wordplay. Detroit opens strong with “Higher,” a track where Big Sean steps on a figurative podium and proclaims himself the best, which he’s strived to be all these years. “Man, I made myself a boss and then I gave me a promotion/And I step into the booth and change the world like I be voting,” Sean raps. Big Sean’s content has also progressed past the typical women, cars and clothes on this mixtape. The rapper has become more socially aware in his lyrics, touching base on issues in Detroit as well as the election year. On “100,” a track featuring fellow Detroit native Royce Da 5’9” and California rapper Kendrick Lamar, the three rappers took time to reflect on 100 things to do before they die – a task they each ful-

Dedication 2 was arguably the best mixtape of the Dedication series. Lil Wayne’s claim to being the best rapper alive never seemed more legitimate, as the release featured him at his most free-flowing, sharp, absurd and scathing. These characteristics helped make Dedication 2 the sensation for one of the most galvanizing artists in rap. Wayne’s charisma in the 25 tracks was strong enough to do that. However, nothing other than the name inspires any confidence in Dedication 4. Lil Wayne has slumped into a creative funk since his release from prison. His newfound focus on skating and his clothing brand, TrukFit, has come at the expense of making quality music. Other than “6 Foot 7 Foot,” there has yet to be a solid release from the former phenom. His last album, Tha Carter IV, was mediocre at best, his guest verses became easily forgettable and his summer single, “My Homies Still,” was weak. Then there’s the ridiculous caricature of Lil Wayne holding a skateboard on Dedication 4’s cover that took fans further aback. Plus, the inclusion of Young Money lackey Gudda Gudda doesn’t exactly spell “classic” either. It’s safe to say D4 met expectations, which isn’t too much of an accomplishment since they were pretty low. There’s nothing inventive in Wayne’s latest work. The instant quotables of his better years are replaced by rants about fellatio, flavorless odes to drugs and shameless TrukFit plugs.

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filled effortlessly. Big Sean and Royce each took their time to rap about the violence in their hometown, but it was Lamar’s verse that was the most genuine. “I gotta break ya f***in’ heart/I gotta climb these f***in’ charts/I gotta do something that’s innovative/Creative just to create a legacy before death do us part,” Lamar raps. Big Sean did a phenomenal job handling the features on his mixtape, a deed most rappers either overdo or drown in. Sean dominates on standalone tracks such as “FFOE (Finally Famous Over Everything)” and “RWT (Roll Weed Time).” Fall Fest opener French Montana joined Big Sean on “Mula,” an arrogant worship of hustling, for one of the most infectious songs on Detroit. It’s safe to say the years of hard work have paid off for Big Sean. Detroit has already hit a million downloads on DatPiff. com, the site that hosted the mixtape.

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His female protégé Nicki Minaj may’ve trumped all of Wayne’s verses with one line in “Mercy”: “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney/You lazy b***es is f*****g up the economy.” The most disappointing aspect of this album is how disconnected Lil Wayne sounds the whole time. The verses he laid over reused beats on Dedication 2 and Da Drought 3 made the instrumentals feel like mere additions to his grandeur of being the best rapper alive. On D4, Lil Wayne sounds like an ordinary rapper over mostly overplayed beats. The mixtape’s most ridiculous moment is when Lil Wayne declares “I’ma only spit a few bars ’cause I don’t like this beat” after J. Cole’s solid verse on “Green Ranger.” The number of Weezy fans is shrinking so much that one has to wonder if he really has the luxury to make such a decision.

Joey Bada$$ - Rejex Joey Bada$$’s debut mixtape, 1999, was one of the summer’s standouts. Rejex offers similar material, but sometimes more of the same isn’t necessarily the best direction. Rejex is composed of material that didn’t make it to the 17-year-old sensation’s debut. Bada$$ also threw in some tracks he made when he was 15 years old. There are some gems to be found here, but they don’t really do much to prevent this from being a forgettable release. Bada$$’s three released songs as a 15-year-old show more of a pop sensibility than the throwback feel of his recent tracks. The Lord Finesse-produced “Indubitable” is the only one that stands beyond the surprise that someone at such a young age can put together such complete verses. “Silent Night” and “Little Rachel” are poorly produced, and one has to wonder about the credibility of a teenager contemplating suicide over a lost love with lines like, “She left and broke my heart like twice.” The leftover material is almost the same caliber as 1999’s, but Rejex’s tracks favor more of a psychedelic feel than that of 1999’s. They feature some of the same rhyming acrobatics the Flatbush native is known for as he spits over production from MF DOOM and Madlib. Rejex also features a rehashed version of Killuminati, which features the hilarious “Ya’ll n****s

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soft spoken, down below token/The type to drop the soap when you soakin’ in front of most men.” However, what makes this collection so forgettable is that it gives little to no insight on the prodigy. A majority of Rejex is just feats of wordplay, braggadocio and shallow critiques of the opposite sex. It’s already indisputable that Bada$$ is a talented artist, but the lack of lyrical depth is apparent in Rejex. It’s time to hear about what exactly makes this young rapper so confident. Email:

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Matthews outshined in comeback album Artist: Dave Matthews Band Album: Away From The World Release Date: Sept. 11 Label: RCA Grade: B+

LISA DE LA TORRE Asst. Arts Editor Dave Matthews is one lucky front man. DMB’s first release in three years, Away From The World, is more of a testament to the skill of the other members of the world-renowned jam band than it is to the song-writing skills of Dave himself. In fact, it’s the rest of the band and not Matthews that makes the album worthwhile. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, Away From The World is a musical timetravel back to the days when funky guitar riffs and festive horns littered each album’s track list. Lillywhite is famous among DMB fans as the man responsible for producing the band’s earliest and arguably most adored albums. Long-time fans will definitely appreciate his influence, woven subtly throughout each track. The album starts off strong enough with “Broken Things”, a tune in which Dave laments about today’s world but then comforts himself with thoughts of his lover. “Belly Belly Nice” follows, and is a sax-heavy sex-invite that falls short lyrically but is sure to have you dancing. Upon first listen, the quickly plucked introduction to “Rooftop” sounds like it could fit right onto the band’s first album Under the Table and Dreaming (UTTAD). However, as the album progresses, Dave’s signature acoustic talent becomes harder to appreciate alongside the clichéd, cheesy words coming out of his mouth.

At the end of vaguely Latinsounding “Gaucho,” a chorus of children join him in singing the lines “We gotta do more than believe/ if we really wanna change things.” While Matthews is known to be one of the more socially aware musicians in the business, lyrics such as these come off as half-hearted attempts to incite change and ultimately taint what would be an otherwise enjoyable song. Dave Matthews Band is often criticized because of Matthews himself – his crazy on-stage antics, his mainstream appeal, and of course, his singing voice. His fellow band mates, however, rarely share the same response from haters because each one’s musicianship is undeniable. Saxophonist Jeff Coffin had big shoes to fill, taking the late (great) LeRoi Moore’s spot in the band after his tragic death in 2009. However, listening to songs like “Drunken Soldier,” which feature outrageous sax solos, fans will be comforted knowing that Moore’s replacement is just as talented and soulful as the rest of the band. Though Away From The World features less inevitable live-jam songs than other albums might (again, think UTTAD), their energy and chemistry are apparent and will be much appreciated. It may be time for fans to accept the fact the “old-school” Dave Matthews Band is never going to release another album. However, Away From The World is proof that though the magic of their youth might be gone, they’re still the talented, charismatic musicians they always were. And still the best of what’s around. Email:


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NBC’s Powerless Revolution LISA DE LA TORRE Asst. Arts Editor Show: Revolution Premiere: Sept. 17, 2012 Time: Mondays at 10 p.m. Channel: NBC Grade: B With mankind’s supposed end lurking only months away, it seems fitting that NBC premieres a show that also shares the “end of the world as we know it” vibe. Within the first five minutes of the pilot for NBC’s Revolution, we watch as electricity across the country suddenly fails. Cars refuse to start, planes fall out of the sky and chaos ensues. Considering this intriguing concept, the pilot didn’t deliver quite as well as it could have. The show revolves around the Matheson family – more specifically, siblings Charlie and Danny Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos, Being Human and Graham Rogers, Struck by Lightning) – 15 years after the blackout

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obvious. The pilot wasn’t a complete disappointment, however; the creators of Revolution clearly put a significant amount of thought into visual effects. One particular montage of “post-electric life” featured the powerful image of a dilapidated Wrigley Field, covered in vines. Shots like this emphasized the dramatic change in lifestyle that came with the loss of power and were ultimately the most memorable parts of the episode. To be fair, television pilots are usually not indicative of the way a show will progress. In only one episode, enough of the story background must be explained while still including enough rising action to be interesting. The idea behind Revolution is novel enough that viewers might enjoy it if they stick with the show for a couple of episodes, but for the less patient viewers, Revolution might be one show to flip past this fall. Email:







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in the ring. When you’re in the ring with that horse and really connect and have a good round, you realize you’re not doing it to win; you’re doing it for the feeling of connecting with an animal you never met before in your life.” Movsesian, as well as some of the other club’s members, found the equestrian club at UB as a place where they could share their love for horses and riding. Open to all UB undergraduates, the equestrian club welcomes all levels of horseback riders, even those without prior experience. According to Sarah Erbes, a sophomore economics major and member of the equestrian club, most of the riders have prior experience before joining, although that is not required. She joined the club to get involved in something at UB and found horseback riding was an easy way to make friends. Erbes, like many of her peers in the club, faced challenges dealing with new horses. Even though she owns a horse, she had to train him. Her horse constantly ran off and did not always cooperate, she said. “It was the largest struggle I overcame,” Erbes said. The equestrian club offers opportunities to ride both English and Western styles. Each style incorporates its own traditions and techniques, according to horses. “Growing up in the Buffalo area has influenced [me] in relation to my riding career, because English [style] and jumping are very popular around here. That’s mostly what I do,” Erbes said. Movsesian, too, believes her rural hometown influenced her riding. She grew up in New

pointing to a parking lot void of Stampedes. “It also says there’s a bus right in front of me! I mean, I’m happy that UB has mastered Wonder Woman’s invisible-plane technology, I really am. I just wish I wielded the necessary superpowers to utilize it.” Stampede drivers, like Mike Williams, claim they’re, “just helping the UB students out.” When a group of kids starts running (or walking fast) to catch Williams’ bus, he promptly hightails it out of there as quickly as he can.

Hampshire, where horses, farms and horseback riding surrounded her. The club also offers opportunities for students who want to get involved with horses but are not necessarily looking to ride. “I think it’s really important for people to know that it doesn’t matter whether you have never ridden before or have ridden your entire life,” Movsesian said. “The way our shows are set up, you have the same advantage in the ring as anyone else.” Aside from preparing for shows and competitions, the club participates in various activities and fundraisers on and off campus. Last year, the team spent a day at the steeplechase races in Geneseo. A steeplechase is a race for thoroughbred horses jumping over fences, according to The team also held a fundraiser at a horse clinic taught by George Morris, the chef d’equipe, or captain, of the U.S. show jumping team. The team brought horses onto campus last year and gave the UB community a demonstration of what they do. Members of the club also volunteer at the therapeutic riding program hosted at the Buffalo Equestrian Center. “I think the best part of the club is being able to show in a competitive environment, yet it is never stressful and we always have fun together,” Erbes said.

“I’m helping these kids,” Williams said. “I’ve read all about how Americans are fat and ugly, so I make ‘em run to catch the bus. If they don’t make it in time, oh well. Guess they’ll have to eat less McDonalds and more lettuce!” A select group of drivers, Williams included, bored with the monotony of simply doing their job and driving the buses, have started a game. They call it, “how many college kids can we squeeze into these small, uncomfortable and poorly designed buses.” “But problem with it is that we need to wait until a lot of students

are around if we want to have a chance at winning,” Williams said. “Half the time, I’m just waiting around the corner with binoculars until there are enough kids to stuff in this hunk o’ junk. Sometimes I have to wait 20 or 30 minutes.” Williams must also battle the other drivers to get to the horde of students first. Thankfully for him, he’s quite good at the game and usually has two or three buses trailing behind him. Email:

Continued from page 1: Everything you need to know about the iPhone 5 Battery: The iPhone 5 has a smaller charger. With that extra room, consumers now get a longer-lasting battery. 3G talk time, 3G browsing and LTE (4G) browsing can now run for eight hours on the iPhone 5. Wi-Fi browsing and video can run for 10 hours, music can run for 40 hours and the phone can survive on standby for 225 hours. Lightning: “Lightning” is the name of the new charging device/ dock connector. It is much smaller, more durable and is reversible so you don’t have to see which side is up and which is down. You can buy an adapter to connect your old iPhone charger to the new one.

Software: iOS 6 will come with turn-by-turn GPS, new Safari features and an upgraded Siri. Camera: The back camera on the new iPhone has the same amount of megapixels as the 4S (8 megapixels). But it now captures pictures 40 percent faster, has the ability to snap pictures in low-lit settings and also has spatial noise reduction. The front camera is 720p and now has facial recognition. There’s built-in panorama for the phone now, and we now finally have the ability to run FaceTime over 3G.


Microphone and Speaker: Three microphones will be built into the phone – located at the bottom, back and on the face. The number of transducers in the speaker has increased to add more volume and turn your phone into a mini stereo. Price: The rumor the new iPhone 5 will be priced at $800 is very far off. The phone will carry the same price as the 4S when it was released: 16GB $199, 32GB $299, 64GB $399. Pre-orders for the iPhone 5 will begin on Sept. 14 and phones will be shipped to the United States and Canada on Sept. 21. Email:

UBCS Spring 2012 Group Counseling Schedule All of the groups below are scheduled in Richmond unless noted otherwise for that day.

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Thursdays 1:00pm - 2:30pm (Richmond) 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 identifying the steps needed to make and maintain that change.

Finding Life Beyond Trauma

Tuesdays 3pm-4:30pm. (Richmond) 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.

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Thursdays 1:30 pm. - 3:00 pm. (Michael Hall) Fridays 1:30pm - 3:00pm. (Michael Hall) A structured group to increase coping skills including mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance.

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Friday, September 14, 2012 FROM UNIVERSAL UCLICK

ACROSS 1 Org. for doctors

59 Shopper’s reminder

4 Overthrow plotters

60 Three clubs

9 “Li’l” guy of Dogpatch

65 More than fat

14 Yule drink

66 Place with an eagle’s-eye view

15 The ___ of defeat

67 “A Nightmare on ___ Street”

16 Hillary preceded her

68 Used hip boots

17 Three clubs

69 Cake segment

58 Flightless South American bird

20 Cream-filled cookie

23 Loretta of song

70 ___ of Galilee

24 Be an unsuccessful gambler

60 Respond to an ovation

25 Inflate with pride

61 Org. for attorneys

28 First-rate

62 Make the effort

29 Modern means of ID

63 Move quickly 64 Suffix for “command” or “profit”

22 Spins the same yarn

Edited by Timothy E. Parker September 14, 2012 JOIN THE CLUB By Tim Burr 57 ‘What ___ can happen?’

26 Night time, poetically


27 “You never ___ it so good!”

1 Goat or rabbit wool

32 Jacob’s father-in-law

2 Secured

34 Tear conduit

3 Metal lace ends

35 “Do ___ others ...”

4 It may be called on account of rain

36 Out of breath

30 Sitcom interruptions, sometimes 31 Cry of distress 33 Type of auto collision 35 Defeat an incumbent 37 Arm bone 38 Two clubs 42 It’s picked from a pocket 43 Rancher’s rope 44 Couple with sixteen arms? 47 At hand 48 Place of therapeutic waters 51 Make tracks on a mountainside 52 Reel companion 54 Supports a charity

5 Earlier 6 “You stink!” 7 Egyptian symbol of enduring life 8 French high school 9 College fund-raising targets 10 Cause of ruination 11 Few words, figuratively 12 Miscalculate 13 Manta ___ (large fish) 18 Opponent 19 Rock groups?

38 Rifle’s recoil 39 Privileged 40 Goodbye, in Genoa 41 Kitten’s plaything 42 Article for “Alamos” 45 Victimized (with “upon”) 46 Smidgen 48 Subway station sights 49 Grinding tool used with a mortar 50 Breathing inhibitor 53 Car window decoration 55 Pie ___ mode

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- The best way for you to demonstrate your prowess is to get busy doing what you do best. Don't just talk, as that impresses few.

TAURUS (April 20May 20) -- You may discover that you can do very well what someone -- and even yourself -- thought perhaps was over your head in some way.

LIBRA (Sept. 23Oct. 22) -- You may think that you're doing the best thing you can do to improve yourself at this time, but an expert has some sound advice for you.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) -- You have a clever new way of doing something that others would call routine -- but there's nothing routine about your methods right now!

GEMINI (May 21June 20) -- It's a good time to get in touch with someone who figured prominently in your professional development. A word of thanks is in order.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23Nov. 21) -- You may wake with the feeling that you have fallen behind somehow, but with a little more effort you can surely catch up.

56 Falter on your feet

21 Posh retailer

VIRGO (Aug. 23Sept. 22) -- Repetition will surely enable you to remember -and even master -- the most complicated of tasks today. Don't become impatient.

S A G I T TA R I U S (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) -- The difference between illusion and reality today may be difficult to discern -- especially if you're dealing with emotional issues.

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CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You know what's best for you, and how best to acquire it -- but right now, it would be wise for you to try satisfying another's desires. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- You may have to put your own needs on hold briefly as you come to the rescue of someone who finds him or herself in an impossible situation.


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2012 Mid-American Conference football preview Spectrum Sports Editors


Kent State

(10-3, 6-2 MAC), Oct. 6:

(5-7, 3-5 Mid-American Conference), Sept. 19: The Golden Flashes have gone 5-7 both of the past two seasons. Last season, Kent State struggled on offense, with quarterback Spencer Keith throwing for only 1,682 yards. Kent State has looked significantly better so far this season. With the return of running back Dri Archer, the Flashes have two legitimate threats out of the backfield. The Buffalo offense has been lights out this season, but it could be disrupted by a big man like defensive lineman Roosevelt Nix clogging up the running game for junior running back Branden Oliver.

Players to look out for: Dri Archer (RB) – Archer was ineligible last season but has looked great in his first two games back. He is averaging over eight yards per carry and has rushed for four touchdowns. Watch for No. 1 coming out of the backfield when the Flashes visit Buffalo. Roosevelt Nix (DL) – Nix led the team in tackles for loss last season with 17 and was second on the team with 4.5 sacks. In two games this season against Towson and Kentucky, Nix has accumulated four tackles for loss and one sack.


Ohio is projected as an early favorite to win the MAC this season. They’ve gotten off to a good start winning their first two games of the year, including a win over Penn State on the road. Last week the Bobcats received 17 AP votes for the top 25 rankings. A match up with Ohio could be a nightmare for the Bulls, who beat the Bobcats by a point last year at UB Stadium. The Bulls can win if they establish the running game, to allow Alex Zordich to spread the ball around to his receivers and can limit the big plays against Tettleton.

Miami Ohio

(9-4, 7-1 MAC), Oct. 27:

(4-8, 3-5 MAC), Nov. 3:

Toledo was one of the best teams in the MAC last year; its only conference loss came against eventual MAC West champions Northern Illinois (11-3, 7-1 MAC). The Rockets only return eight total starters this season, four on both sides of the ball. So far this season, Toledo’s defense has struggled, allowing more then 1,000 yards of offense in its first two games. The Rockets have no problem handing the ball off, with three players having 20 or more rushing attempts already this season. If the Bulls can stop the running game, it should help them secure a win.

In 2009, the RedHawks were at the bottom of the conference reaching double digits in the loss column. In 2010, they exercised their past demons and finished with a 10-4, 7-1 MAC record, won the MAC championship and the Bowl against Middle Tennessee (6-5, 5-3 Sun Belt), 35-21. Miami Ohio’s turnaround season did not translate into 2011, as the RedHawks struggled to maintain their winning ways, finishing 4-8, 3-5 MAC. This will be a big game for Buffalo considering its pass defense has been suspect so far this season. With Dysert’s prolific passing, complimented by wide receiver Nick Harwell, the tandem could pose a serious problem for the Bulls’ secondary.

Players to look out for: Austin Dantin and Terrance Owens (QB) – Dantin and Owens enter the 2012 season listed as co-starters on the depth chart. Both QBs were extremely efficient last season. Dantin finished 21st in the nation with a 149.7 passer rating, but was topped by Owens’ rating of 169.2, which ranked third in the country. Jermaine Robinson (S) – Robinson is the Rockets’ biggest threat on defense. He finished last season with three interceptions and already has two this season. If Robinson can shut down the Bulls’ passing attack, it will go a long way to help stifle Oliver’s attempts on the ground.

Players to look out for: Zac Dysert (QB) – The senior quarterback has been nothing short of impressive in his four-year career as a starter. In 2011, he finished the season with a 65.8 percent quarterback rating, along with 3,513 yards, 23 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He has been the most notable quarterback since Ben Roethlisberger to take the reigns of the RedHawks’ offense. Nick Harwell (WR) – The junior wideout is Dysert’s favorite target. Harwell accumulated 97 receptions for 1,425 yards and nine touchdowns last season. A possession receiver, Harwell still has breakaway speed and has great route running ability.

Players to look out for: Tyler Tettleton (QB) – Tettleton leads the Ohio offense and is a Davey O’Brien Award candidate. Tettleton lit up Penn St. and New Mexico St., completing nearly 72 percent of his passes while throwing for 581 yards and four touchdowns. He has the capability to pick apart a Bulls secondary that has looked confused at times so far this season. Travis Carrie (CB) – Carrie is the standout corner for the Bobcats’ defense. He led the team last season with four interceptions and is on the Thorpe Award Watch List to start the 2012 season.

Western Michigan (7-6, 5-3 MAC), Nov. 10:

The Broncos (1-1) finished in the middle of the pack in the West Division season. They were invited to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, where they lost to the Big Ten’s Purdue (7-6, 4-4 Big Ten), 37-32. Western Michigan’s schedule is highlighted by three key out-of-conference games this season: at Illinois (Sept. 1, lost 24-7), at Minnesota and home against Connecticut. The Broncos will travel to UB Stadium (Nov. 10), which should be a good test for the Bulls near the end of the season. First-year defensive coordinator Lou Tepper will attempt to shut down the Broncos’ explosive offense that is expected to compete for first place in the West Division of the MAC. Players to look out for: Alex Carder (QB) – Carder enters this season coming off a recordbreaking year. His 3,873-yard season set the single season record at Western Michigan. In his first two years as the Broncos’ full-time starter, Carder has thrown for 61 touchdowns. The fifth-year senior has continued his success early in this season, throwing for 364 yards and five touchdowns last week against Eastern Illinois (1-1). Jaime Wilson (WR) – In his first year at Western Michigan, Wilson is currently leading the MAC in receiving yards (213), hedging out Buffalo’s own Alex Neutz for first place. The speedy Wilson was first team All-State in his senior year of high school. In his second game of the season, Wilson made a spectacular one-handed catch that was featured as the No. 3 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10.

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Northern Illinois

(11-1, 7-1 MAC), Oct. 13: Last season, the Huskies were MAC champions after upending the Ohio Bobcats (23-20). They competed against Arkansas State (10-3, 8-0 Sun Belt) in the Bowl, winning 38-20. They could be a difficult matchup for the Bulls’ run defense. The Huskies like to run a lot of read option, and with a versatile quarterback, it could create problems for the Bulls. But the Huskies could struggle offensively as they return only three starters. Players to Look out for: Martel Moore (WR) – The wideout amassed 48 receptions for 752 yards and seven touchdowns. His elusive route running helps him pick up extra yards, making it harder for defenders to take him down. Jimmie Ward (FS) – Ward earned second team All-MAC honors last season, recording 100 tackles and 40 solo stops. Ward recorded at least five tackles in all 12 games.

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The Spectrum, an independent student publication of the University at Buffalo. September 14, 2012