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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Desi Green Ousted on the Brink of History Former UB wrestler kicked off team because of drug use Desi Green, the most decorated wrestler in UB's history, was asked to leave the team because of his refusal to take a drug test.
ANDREIUS COLEMAN Asst. Sports Editor Last year, Desi Green annihilated almost every opponent who dared challenge him and became the pride of the UB wrestling team and the athletics department. He was the first junior to reach 100 wins and was set to break even more records this season. That will not happen. Marijuana got in his way. At the end of last season, the UB wrestling team dismissed arguably the greatest wrestler it has ever had for drug use. The athletic department said he had failed numerous mandatory student-athlete drug tests. “Yes, I smoke marijuana,” Green said. “But I
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have never been [academically] ineligible. I was a full-time varsity athlete. We were getting up at 6 in the morning, going to practice, and then going to classes, and going to practice after that. I still made sure I kept my grades good, which was hard for me because I was never school-oriented.”
The first test was administered after coaches noticed Green wearing a pair of earrings shaped like cannabis plants, according to the former wrestler.
In fact, some suggest it could be detrimental to performance. Not in Green’s case, judging from his record.
Green – a 22-year-old social sciences major – Go to ubspectrum.com for more details. Don’t miss out on your said he smokes marijuana to relax and insists opportunity to win! his habit had no effect on his performance. Marijuana, unlike steroids, does not enhance athletic ability, Green said.
When he failed his first test, he said, other athletes in his circle started to be called in for testing.
Last year, Green won his second consecutive Mid-American Conference championship in his weight class. He seemed to be on track to become the best UB wrestler ever.
“They say it was random,” Green said. “I only hang out with about six or seven athletes, and after my first failed test, all of those athletes got tested...People probably look at everybody I hang out with differently now because of
“Desi has turned into an all-around great wrestler,” said head coach Jim Beichner after Desi’s MAC Championship win last season. “He’s a two-time MAC champ and he could probably become the all-time wins leader at Continued on page 2
‘Paranormal Activity 3’ Draws Masses SA blamed for poor organization
REBECCA BRATEK News Editor While Fallfest was happening in Alumni Arena on Thursday night, the Student Association also showed Paranormal Activity 3 before it was released in theaters. But students were less than pleased with the planning of the event. Many students complained of being turned away at the door of the Student Union Theater, even though they had tickets. “I understand that Paramount gave UB [more] tickets to ensure theater capacity, but the way the event was organized by SA was horrible,” said Charise Gelser, a junior business major. “I missed getting into the theater by about 10 people, but saw countless others budging in line ahead of us with no SA staff doing anything.” Paramount Pictures, Paranormal series’ production company, provided SA with 2,000 tickets,
along with instructions to give away more tickets than seats, according to a press release made available by the SA on Tuesday. Tickets were only available before the event, and students had to stop in the SA office to pick up the advance tickets. No tickets were given out at the preview.
“When it became clear many people weren’t going to get in and more than 350 people were in line, people toward the back decided to cut when the doors
Will vote on demanding UB to cut ties with chambers of commerce LUKE HAMMILL Senior News Editor The Buffalo Center Chapter of the United University Professions (UUP), the union that represents many UB faculty and staff members, will hold a referendum to demand that UB “break all ties” with the Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Business Council of New York State. UB UUP members met Monday afternoon in the Student Union Theater to finalize the language of the referendum. The next step is to hold the referendum; it will go out by mail to all of UB UUP members, and if a majority supports the referendum, the union will proceed to take action against the university, according to Michael Behun, the president of UB UUP. The Buffalo Niagara Partnership (BNP) and the Business Council of New York State (BCNYS) are chambers of commerce at the local and state levels, respectively. Union members see the university’s involvement with the two organizations as incompatible with the mission of a public university. One version of the referendum reads, in part:
SA staff members declined an interview with The Spectrum regarding the event, and only provided a press release. The press release also stated that 650 students showed up for the screening. The Student Union Theater seats 350 people, and 300 students had to be turned away at the door. The tickets included the disclaimer, “Seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Passes DO NOT guarantee admission,” on the bottom of each ticket.
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“The Buffalo Niagara Partnership and the Business Council of New York State engage in lobbying and partisan political activity unrelated to the legitimate mission of SUNY.” Students are blaming SA for the poor organization of an advanced screening of Paranormal Courtesy of Paramount Pictures Activity 3 on Thursday.
opened,” said Caleb Vaughn, a sophomore business major. “If there were like stamps or something to that effect given to people as they got there, or even a queue line or security to help organize the event, [it may have been better].” The sneak preview was brought to UB as a marketing incentive
to boost public box office sales for the film premiere. The film made $54 million at the box office this past weekend, and Vaughn added that he was impressed that SA was able to get such a highly anticipated movie to play on campus before local theaters even released it. Due to the limited availability of Continued on page 2
The BNP operates a political action committee called the Committee for Economic Growth, which advocates for and against political candidates and public policy on behalf of the BNP. In the upcoming elections, the BNP has publicly endorsed Republican Chris Collins for Erie County executive, Democrat Paul Dyster for mayor of Niagara Falls, Republican Chris Jacobs for Erie County clerk, Democrat Mark Schroeder for Buffalo comptroller, and Democrat Craig Bucki for state assemblyman. UB President Satish K. Tripathi sits on the BNP’s Board of Directors, and the university is listed as part of the BNP’s “President’s Circle” of “major investors,”
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UB-SEDS Launches Weather Balloon Into Space STEVEN WROBEL Life Editor It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…weather balloon. While many students spend their weekends partying, studying, and hanging out with their friends, one club at UB spent its weekend studying the outer realms of Earth’s atmosphere. UB Students for the Exploration and Development Space (UB-SEDS) is a club that sets its ambitions skyward to generate interest and activism in the community for any and all space-related topics, according to Sean Lyons, a senior aerospace engineering major.
Weather for the Week: Wednesday: Rain- H: 49, L: 40 Thursday: Rain- H: 43, L: 33 Friday: Partly Cloudy- H: 49, L: 38
Lyons was the project manager of the club’s High-Altitude Weather Balloon Project (HAWB). The project’s goal was to send a weather balloon into the sky to measure temperature and atmospheric pressure. In addition, the team wanted to capture pictures and video footage to document the trip and measure the atmospheric boundary layers. “This project is one of the most challenging yet rewarding feats of my undergraduate career,” Lyons said. “The lessons I have learned and [the] success of this project have given me an inspiration no course offered at this university could ever provide.” The launching of the balloon last Saturday, Oct. 22, was the culmination of many hours of planning. The group had to not only raise
the funds to take on this project, but it also had to develop the means by which to perform all the desirable functions. UB-SEDS procured $1,100 in funding from sponsorships from local companies and from Sub Board I Inc. “The idea for this came about in either October or November of last year, when we saw a video of a father-and-son team that sent an iPhone aboard a balloon and recovered it, becoming a temporary media sensation on many newscasts and newspapers,” said Andrew Dianetti, president of UB-SEDS and a junior aerospace engineering major. “Other schools and groups throughout the country have developed such payloads as well, but nobody in this area had attempted it, as far as we could find.” Continued on page 5
I N S I D E The UB-SEDS club has set its sights sky-high this semester.
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Continued from page 1: Faculty Union Moves Forward With Referendum alongside businesses such as Bank of America, KeyBank, and First Niagara. University spokesman John Della Contrada said that UB is interested in improving the Western New York and New York State economies, and he said that the school must engage with the BNP and the BCNYS to accomplish that goal.
Green was the first UB wrestler in history to win 100 matches before his senior season. Troi Williams /// The Spectrum
Buffalo. He’s breaking all the records and doing all the right stuff.”
“I was smoking weed since I was 13,” Green said. “So therefore, up until I failed my first drug test I was no different from anybody.”
He also pointed out that many universities nationwide are members of such organizations.
“The SUNY mission clearly states that SUNY institutions should participate and share their expertise with local governments, school districts, busiAlthough he smokes, Green doesn’t nesses and civic organizations for the drink and is infuriated that marijuapurpose of enhancing the economy and na use is stigmatized, while alcohol well-being of the community,” Della abuse is tolerated among athletes. He Contrada said in a statement to The insists students – including student Spectrum. “For this reason, UB has athletes – regularly get drunk and get been a member of the Business Council into bar fights without repercussions. of New York State since 1992 and has He knows marijuana is illegal, but been a member of the Buffalo Niagara stills sees his punishment as unjust. Partnership and its predecessor orgaMarijuana, he said, never made him nization, the Buffalo Area Chamber of dangerous or violent. Commerce, since 1951.”
Green feels indebted to Beichner for the opportunities the coach gave him. Beichner, however, does not reciprocate. He refused to comment on Green’s case as he felt he had nothing positive to say, according to the athletic department. The athletics department also declined to comment on the story or answer questions about Green except to release a short statement: “Senior Desi Green is no longer a part of the University at Buffalo wrestling program. Green was dismissed from the team due to multiple violations of team and university policies and will not return for the 2011-12 season,” the statement read.
Despite some bitterness, Green does not regret how things turned out. Despite the ugliness of his departure, he feels he left a lasting impact on UB. Now, he said, he will have more time to play with his 2-year-old daughter, Tsajelia.
Desi did try to kick his habit. In fact, last season he had three consecutive urine tests that came out clean. But the athletics department remained suspicious. Some thought he was cheating. Once, he said administrators required someone to be present and watch him urinate into a cup.
“I feel for the time I was given, I had a great legacy,” Green said. “I tell my stories to a lot of people about everything that’s happened and I’ve got the credentials to back it up. A lot of the records here are in my name and they’re going to be there for a [long time].”
He tried. But it was hard to quit.
Fans won’t be able to see Green wres“The Partnership has worked since its tling for UB this year, but they can inception 19 years ago to support UB’s watch him at the UB Open on Nov. 6. continued growth, as it is an economic Green has won two years in a row. powerhouse via the size of its operations, via the intellectual property it “I enjoyed the fans watching me,” generates, and via the talent it has Green said. “If it was up to me, I’d recruited to [and] retained in our have one more year of them watching region,” Murdock said in an email. “We me do my thing. But it’s out of my have been a major backer of UB 2020, control. particularly by having business, com“They might [say] I’m not a good role munity, and government leaders agree model and [I] shouldn’t be smoking it was the highest regional developweed…But I was doing it all with the ment priority in Buffalo Niagara. We help of God.” continue to support UB and believe our efforts have significantly helped Green plans to pursue his true it achieve greater stature and have passion of Mixed Martial Arts after greater community impact.” graduation by trying out for The Ultimate Fighter television show this But some faculty members feel that spring. regardless of the support that the BNP provides to UB (or vice versa), UB’s Email: email@example.com
He wanted to wrestle. But he also wanted to smoke. “I thought I held up my end of the bargain,” Green said. “I did a whole lot of stuff as far as wrestling and school-wise. I figure if I want to sit at home and smoke some marijuana, not harming anybody, and never do I get in trouble for it, I’m eligible. I was doing great in wrestling.” Green learned to fight on the tough Rochester streets and put his skills to use in the wrestling ring. His infatuation with marijuana was also part of his past – a part he could not overcome.
Della Contrada’s statement refers to the portion of the SUNY mission statement that reads, “The state university shall...encourage, support and participate through facility planning and projects, personnel policies and programs with local governments, school districts, businesses and civic sectors of host communities regarding the health of local economies and quality of life.” When asked to comment on the UUP referendum, BNP Senior Director Thomas Murdock said the BNP has been a supporter of UB and its goals.
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Alumni Arena, Fallfest was scheduled the same night as the screening, according to the press release. Eight SA staff members were scheduled to work the sneak preview, and due to the expected magnitude of Fallfest, the rest of the SA staff was scheduled “The referendum proposal reminds the to work at Alumni Arena, according to UB administration of its core mission,” the release. said Professor James Holstun, of the The SA recognized the frustration and English department, in an email. “UB chaos that ensued when the doors is a public university obligated to serve were opened at 8:30 p.m. for the 9 p.m. the citizens of New York State. It’s not showing. The line of students traveled a business, so it shouldn’t be paying from the door of the SU Theater all dues to a chamber of commerce like the the way to and up the stairs by PistaBNP or the BCNY. It’s not a private chio’s, and when the doors opened, the individual, so it shouldn’t join them students rushed to try to get into the in endorsing political candidates and theater. This put the students and the legislation. And it definitely shouldn't SA staff in harm’s way, according to be contributing money, directly or the press release. indirectly, to the BNP’s political action committee. If it's doing this, then the “SA plans on managing line control UB administration may be violating for future events by roping off a line IRS guidelines and misusing public in the area around the theater,” SA funds. That’s a foolish and dangerous stated in the release. “However, only way to run a university.” a small section can be roped off due to Even if UB does cut ties with the BNP, it seems that it would only be a nominal gesture. The UB Council, the “primary oversight and advisory body to the University at Buffalo and its president and senior officers,” would still have many additional connections to the BNP. UB Council Chairman Jeremy Jacobs’ Delaware North Companies is another “President’s Circle” investor in the BNP; he is also vice-chair of BNP affiliate organization Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (for which UB also enjoys “investor” status). UB Council member Jonathan Dandes (president of Rich Baseball Operations) is chair of the BNP. UB Council Vice Chairman Mark Czarnecki (president of M&T Bank) and UB Council member Robert Brady (chairman and CEO of Moog, Inc.) serve on the BNP’s board of directors.
the threat of a fire hazard.”
Students like Gelser and Vaughn may have been upset with the turnout of the event, but many hope the SA will learn from this event and plan better for future events. “I hope that SA is learning from this last month as many students have been ticked off through the Fall Fest problems,” Vaughn said. “I really hope they implement things they’ve said they’ve learned. I plan on attending more SA events; I just want the quality to be there.”
Furthermore, UB Council members Pamela Heilman, Gerald Lippes, and June Hoeflich have leadership positions in organizations that are major investors in the BNP. At Monday’s meeting, UUP members also decided whether to include in the referendum an investigation of the recently reported $2,560 donation from UB to County Executive Chris Collins’ re-election campaign. UUP decided to keep the issues separate, but it may pursue such an investigation in the near future, according to UUP members. Email: email@example.com
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Vote For Prisoners
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Prison inmates should be allowed to vote
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With almost no uproar and no clamor, 5.3 million people were barred from taking part in the 2008 election. Not because they weren’t registered, but because a law on the books says they can’t.
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These people are felons. Every state has provisions about felons voting, ranging from Kentucky and Virginia – where felons are totally disenfranchised – to Maine and Vermont – where felons retain all of their voting rights, even when incarcerated.
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Thirty-five states don’t allow offenders on some sort of community supervision, like probation or parole, to vote as well. Among those states is New York, which doesn’t allow inmates and convicts that are on parole to vote.
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Laws like these played a significant role in the 2000 presidential election, as potential voters were turned away from polls in Florida because records indicated they were convicted felons when in fact they had the right to vote. It’s unclear whether this changed the outcome of the election or not, but due to how close the race was, it is entirely possible.
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None of this stops some people from trying to get convicts involved in politics. Brenda Williams, a South Carolina doctor, makes trips to her local jail and hands out voter registration cards to inmates. According to an NPR report, she says it is important to make sure that inmates feel like they are part of a community after they serve their sentence. And she’s right to think that. One of the reasons offenders commit their crimes is because they don’t feel responsible for their community. Being responsible for a community means taking part in it, and voting gives just that feeling. Keeping them from voting just reinforces a cycle of public irresponsibility. What’s often overlooked is the power that voting could have on inmates still incarcerated. While nearly every state bars them from voting, they shouldn’t. In fact, it should be mandatory that every inmate becomes a registered voter when they’re incarcerated.
Even while they’re in jail, inmates are still a part of the United States, and are still citizens of their home states. Most are going to be released back into society in some way, and even murderers who are going to be in prison for the rest of their lives can benefit from being able to vote. It could reduce recidivism, whether behind bars or not, and empower convicts within their communities by knowing that even though they have done things in the past that were wrong, they still had an opportunity to do something good while they were behind bars. Many people view this as a partisan issue. It’s shown as one side being democrats, trying to fight to restore rights of convicts, and the other side being Republicans resisting these efforts. Falling into this trap misses the point. What we’re really talking about is the difference between trying to rehabilitate criminals and punishing them for transgressions. Being isolated from society is bad enough; permanently disconnecting them from their communities is irresponsible.
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Congress has been deadlocked on just about every topic in recent months, and seems to lack the ability to agree on anything. It united for a brief period, however, in the House of Representatives to send a big “F-you” to Europe and to battle clean air. Around six years ago, the European Union implemented a new “cap and trade” program to combat global climate change. It works by giving companies like power plants, refineries, and other industrial plants permits to emit a certain amount of carbon dioxide. Companies can then turn around and sell their unused amount of CO2 to other companies that cannot decrease their emissions. It acts kind of as a carrot and stick. If you can decrease your carbon footprint, you are rewarded. If you can’t, you’re punished. This January, the law is going to take effect for airline companies as well. Normally this wouldn’t have any effect on those of us on the other side of the pond, but the law applies to all flights arriving in the EU as well, which would include American flights
in and out of Europe. The EU says the plan would not be a major cost to airlines, and that it shouldn’t affect ticket costs. U.S. airlines, however, say that it could be very damaging. Estimates on how much it would cost them range to about $3 billion over the next eight years – number that would most certainly bump ticket prices. Republicans characterize the move as a “tax grab” that unfairly hits American companies, because they have to pay for carbon produced in the United States and over international waters. Under the law, they’re certainly right. It isn’t fair for American companies to be subject to a foreign regulation when they aren’t even in that nation, but they should have to obey the laws while they are in the EU and pay for emissions while they are there. However, the fact that there is nothing like this in the United States shows an irresponsible blindness to the reality that is climate change. President Obama unsuccessfully tried to push through a similar cap-
and-trade initiative through Congress over a year ago, and the idea looks about as dead as Qaddafi. Time is running out for us to take serious action on climate change. While the seas aren’t boiling to steam, a grand cataclysm won’t be quick and instant. We can’t leave this problem to continually get worse and worse for our children and their children. It’s embarrassing that our nation still treats this false debate about global warming seriously. The consensus is overwhelming within the scientific community, yet our government continually treats this dangerous scientific issue like it’s just bickering between nerds with pocket protectors. While there is a stigma in the United States with European politics, we should follow Europe’s lead on this issue. We are the second largest total carbon emissions producer on the planet. We could poise ourselves to lead the entire world to efficiency and clean standards. Instead, we’re poising ourselves to be the butt of the whole world’s jokes.
[Tek-nol-uh-jee] AKARI IBURI Senior Life Editor
We are all wired. Every single one of us has a cell phone glued to our fingertips or music pumping into our ears through headphones. It’s scary how much we rely on these electronic devices but never realize how often they are used. Think of your daily routine. You wake up to your phone alarm in the morning, boot up your laptop to check your email, maybe play a little music from your iTunes, text a friend, and then logon to Facebook, Twitter, or whatever new social network site is big now to update your knowledge on people you don’t even talk to. Even younger kids are wrapped up in the world of buzzing technology. My niece and nephew both have had cell phones, laptops, iPods, and game systems before they were 10 years old. When one of these gizmos breaks down, so does our electro-fueled sanity. I’ve recently been struck by this phenomenon when my laptop crashed; taking with it glorious files of interviews, essays, pictures, and music down with it. As my screen kept popping up errors and starting and restarting, my brain crumbled and my anxiety spiked. I can’t respond to important emails now or edit my photographs from a wedding I took pictures for. I relied on my laptop for so many things and I only realized this when it was taken away from me. But what would life be like without all of these things? As I sit at my desk in The Spectrum office writing this column, I think of how many hours I am here working in this very spot. The amount of hours my eyes stare at this computer screen, the length of time I sit in the same position. It’s unhealthy. The top five health problems caused by the use of computers are back problems, computer vision syndrome, E-thrombosis, generalized anxiety disorder, and loss of hearing, according to safecomputingtips.com. Without technology, life would be life again. Instead of reading people’s statuses or browsing through all of their tagged photos, we would have to go back to stalking the old fashioned way. Talking would replace texting, and we’d see human faces again instead of tops of heads from people looking down and punching buttons on their phone. It drives me crazy when I think about how much time I waste on the electronics I touch every day. My phone is constantly buzzing with new messages, my email inbox fills up, groups on Facebook keep me in the loop on things going on for that day. I feel like these devices are so faceless and non-human. But what’s ironic about these methods of electronic communication is that without them, I would be disconnected from people. I don’t like Facebook. But like everyone else who has one, my excuse for keeping it is “to stay in touch with people.” And although my laptop is gone (R.I.P) and I’m complaining about how much I can’t stand all of this technology, I’m still going to leave the office today with my headphones on and an iPod playing my favorite tunes.
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Stuck in the Friend Zone KEREN BARUCH Asst. Life Editor It’s bound to happen to us women at some point in our lives. Whether it was in kindergarten, high school, college, or even if you’re in your mid-30s and it’s happening right now. The awkward moment when you realize you may or may not be interested in your best guy friend. It’s natural for this completely twisted emotion to arise. You know that he likes you for you, because friends form opinions on each other based on personality and not just looks. You probably feel comfortable around him because – let’s be honest – it’s nice to have someone that won’t gag at the site of you with white pimple cream on your face. Having sex is the closest anyone can ever physically be to you (unless you’re counting the speculum that your gyno sticks into your vagina),
and wanting to let someone who’s emotionally close to you inside of you is common. But do not, I repeat, do NOT, act on this sentiment. Friends are meant to be, just that, friends. Picture him going down on you. If you truly are best friends you probably know all about his ex-hookups, and have probably even formed a relationship of your own with them. Think back to all of the times he spoke to you about the relationships in his life. Telling you about all of the moments when he second-guessed a relationship, telling you about the fishy smell down there, the times he got jealous, the time he brought home a psychopath and had to figure out a way to kick her out, and, of course, the moment he thought he really fell in love. Think about every intimate
conversation you’ve had with him about another girl. Now picture him down there like you’re his favorite flavor on a cone. Not so attractive anymore, is it? You don’t want to be the next girl he talks about. And even more, you don’t want to lose your best friend. If you give in, things can become complicated. You may slowly start to become distant emotionally, and conversations can become awkward. You no longer have the ability to talk about your deepest thoughts intimately and freely because most of them pertain to each other. You wait for his texts asking you to hang out, but he doesn’t send them. He’s too scared because he’s having trouble figuring out how he feels about sleeping with his best friend.
“On one hand, if you are super close you can call him out on his bullshit if he starts to act weird. On the other hand, if you are super close, you have more to lose if your friendship goes down the tubes,” according to sexandthetwenties.com. Don’t confuse starting an intimate relationship with your best friend with a random drunk hook up, however. We’re in college. It’s inevitable that we make bad decisions under the influence of alcohol, and making out with (or sleeping with) your best friend may very well happen. In this scenario, it’s smart to discuss what happened, make it clear that you’re both on the same page, and agree that whatever happened was a mistake. If you secretly loved every second of the drunken hook up, but see that
your best friend is already acting weird, save yourself the trouble. Don’t act on your feelings and just stick to the friendship. My advice goes against every sappy love poem and every quote that encourages girls to follow their heart and go for the ‘love’ of their life. Sometimes, people need this reality check and need to learn how to catch themselves before the heartache. Have your wild sex with someone that you can get to know over time and grow with – not someone that already knows you inside and out. Someone that if you lose, you won’t suffer. Save the trouble, keep the friend. But most of all, be safe, be smart, and be sexual.
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Continued from page 1: Up, Up, And Away One of the biggest challenges for the group was finding a way to develop a means by which to have enough propulsion to lift the equipment, called ‘the payload,’ into the air, according to Lyons. “The propulsion was a meteorological weather balloon, attached to our scientific payload, with a parachute between the two, all attached by high strength Kevlar rope,” Lyons said. “The balloon, filled with Helium, ascends to its peak altitude and bursts. The parachute then gradually becomes more effective due to increasing air density and drag force from its low magnitude at maximum altitude.” Another important aspect of the project was to have a way to track the location of the balloon; this task proved to be no small feat. The group utilized a high-altitude GPS transmission system in conjunction with a HAM radio frequency to follow the balloon along its flight path. As the balloon rose, the transmissions were picked up by other receivers and logged via Google APRS, an application that maps data using radio frequency. The balloon traveled over 91 miles from its launching point in Holland, NY to its eventual recovery location in Sodus Bay, NY, outside of Rochester, NY. During a three-hour flight period, the balloon rose to a height of over 95,000 feet before the balloon popped due to the decreasing air pressure. The payload started its descent towards Earth at over 90 miles per hour before the parachute engaged and safely guided the payload to the ground in one piece. To put the height into perspective, the average cruising height of a commercial airplane is only about 35,000 feet. One would have to stack Mt. Everest on top of itself three times before even coming close to reaching the peak altitude of the HAWB. In addition, the payload was equipped with a GoPro HD video camera that filmed the balloon’s entire journey. The camera is designed to withstand extreme conditions; this was important as the payload casing was exposed to temperatures 94 degrees below zero. The group plans to upload the video to the club’s YouTube account once all the data has been analyzed.
“To be able to build a payload and computer system that could overcome the task of flying up to 95,000 feet and capture unbelievable footage, in addition to obtaining data of the atmosphere, is just an unbelievable feat,” said Nick Sunderlin, the project’s structures lead design engineer and a senior aerospace and mechanical engineering major. “I am overwhelmingly proud of the effort that was put into this. The long nights and hard work building and getting everything to work was extremely challenging, but paid off big time in the end.” Besides the HAWB Project, UB-SEDS has several other programs it runs. The club has an astronomy program in which students are welcome to go and take a look at the skies to better understand the universe. The group also has an educational outreach program in which it teams up with the Buffalo Museum of Science and Buffalo Public Schools to teach the next generation of students about space through fun activities and demonstrations, such as the rocket-launching group, according to Dianetti.
Distinguished Professor and Nobel Prize Recipient Dies at Age 94 SARA DINATALE Asst. News Editor Dr. Herbert A. Hauptman, a UB professor and Nobel Prize recipient, died of natural causes at the age of 94 on Sunday. Hauptman and Jerome Karle received a Nobel Prize in 1985 for their groundbreaking work in the field of X-ray crystallography, which uncovered the structure of molecules. He was a professor in UB’s structural biology and biophysical science departments, as well as a distinguished professor in the department of computer science. Hauptman most recently served as president of the Hauptman-Woodard Medical Research Institute (HWI), a biomedical research institute that is a part of the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. “The University at Buffalo community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Herbert Hauptman, one of the most eminent and influential faculty members in UB’s long history,” said UB President Satish K. Tripathi in a press release. “[He is] widely considered to be the most important scientist ever to have lived in Western New York.”
“We [also] have a Nanosat team that has currently received a grant worth more than $100,000 from the U.S. Air Force to design and build a satellite for the University Nanosat Program Competition,” Dianetti said. “If we are accepted as one of the top teams, our satellite would be launched into space.”
Twenty-five years ago, Hauptman’s work was considered incorrect and impossible by the scientific community, according to Professor William Duax, H.A. Hauptman distinguished scientist at HWI.
UB-SEDS considered its HAWB Project an overall success; but the group doesn’t plan to stop there. The organization is planning to take the knowledge and information it learned from this flight and repeat the experiment in the spring.
Hauptman’s innovations and mathematical methods have been incorporated into computer programs that are used internationally to “unravel the three-dimensional structure of molecules,” according to Professor Robert Blessing, chairman of the structural biology department.
UB-SEDS invites students and faculty of all academic backgrounds to join in its efforts. With the next endeavor, the group hopes to rise to heights over 100,000 feet. “The immense preparations and design work were far outweighed by the reward of such an accomplishment,” Lyons said. “To see for yourself how beautiful in entirety this planet really is…I can't even begin to describe.”
Duax said Hauptman proved the impossible and “changed the course of molecular structure determination.”
Duax views Hauptman’s legacy as “unending” because his developments in the field are vital to almost all drug design used today. “Buildings tumble; an architect’s work is very hard to maintain, but scientific work stands forever because it gets built upon by subsequent generations,” Duax said. Hauptman’s colleagues held him in a high regard. He was viewed as a kind and inspirational spirit, according to Blessing. “When one of the secretaries contracted cancer, he was like a father to her; she had lost her husband and she was still a young woman,”
Duax said. “He was a very supportive individual for her in personal ways. He did remarkable things.” It is the simple and nice gestures that Duax and Blessing will miss most about Hauptman. He was a generous man, who offered rides home to Duax and explanations of intricate mathematical concepts to Blessing. He was patient and always willing to teach. “He was a vital intellectual presence in the university and a fine teacher,” Blessing said. “He had a great impact on the minds he came in contact with.” One of the things Hauptman enjoyed most after receiving the Nobel Prize was being asked to speak to high school and grade school students. A wealthy man even paid for a direct flight to take Hauptman to Indiana to talk to a high school class. “He always took whatever time was necessary to talk to young people,” Duax said. “His behavior was an inspiration.” Hauptman had no prejudices, and even witnessed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech with his young daughter. He spent his whole life supporting the equal treatment of women, minorities and young people, according to Duax. “He was a citizen of the world. He is mourned by the people in his discipline of X-ray crystallography; there are at least 20,000 [people] in the world who are sorry to hear of his passing.” Duax said. “He was pretty much grandfather of the community, that has at least 20 Nobel Laureates in its ranks.” Over the years, more crystallographers have received Nobel Prizes than in any other group of scientists. Duax thinks it’s “amazing [that Hauptman] is considered the leader of such a community.” Ultimately, one of Hauptman’s greatest legacies will be the institution that bares his name. “[The Howard-Woodard Medical Research Institute] is very high on account of [Hauptman’s] presence and the contributions he made are very highly regarded worldwide,” Blessing said. “It was often said the HWI was known better abroad than in Buffalo or even within the university. It does have an international reputation for excellence, and I think that will continue in his legacy.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Friday October 28th:
145 Student Union: Haunted House Opening 11 am-3pm AND 7pm-11pm Student Union Lobby: 11am-1pm, 7pm-9pm Pumpkin Carving Caramel Apple and Cookie Decorating Pie Eating Contest Office Trick or Treating & Decorating Contest
Saturday October 29th:
UB Trippin’ Ghost Tour to Old Fort Niagara Tickets can be purchased at SBI Ticket Office Meet in SU Lobby Bus leaves at 6:45pm
Monday October 31th:
Lobby Activities 11am-1pm, 7pm-9pm Pumpkin Toss Competition 11am-3pm [SU Terrace] Creep Your SA Day 10am-2pm [Knox Hallway] Psychic Fair 12pm-5pm [SU Social Hall] Trick or “Eat” 5pm-until [Leadership House] SU Haunted House 11am-3pm, 7pm-11pm Halloween Movie 5pm, 7pm, 9pm, 11pm [SU Theater
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Domo Arigato, Mr. UB Roboto RAVEENA GANDHI Freelance Writer
Stress is the number one reported problem college students struggle with, according to the National College Health Assessment.
The club began under temporary status in 1998 and earned official club status in 2001. The club has had a steady increase in membership since then, and now boasts over 20 members.
Out of 142 students polled at UB by The Spectrum, approximately 94 percent admitted to having felt some sort of stress. The remaining 6 percent said that their way of dealing with stress was to not even acknowledge it.
The UB Robotics Club works hard to create robots that will make it far in the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition, which it participate in yearly. Troi Williams /// The Spectrum
Where many clubs affiliated with academic majors don’t give students hands-on experience for their future careers, UB Robotics differs. Many undergraduate students choose to join the club because they have the ability to apply what they’ve learned in their engineering courses.
features over 3,000 robots from all over the world. While many of the robots submitted are from teams composed of Masters and Ph.D. students from research labs, UB Robotics is composed of undergraduate students, and they hold their own weight against the heated competition.
“It caught my attention more than the other clubs because it’s so related to the actual field of engineering,” said Brett Bowman, club treasurer and a junior electrical engineering major. “It’s probably one of the most interesting…closer to real-life working scenarios.”
“Most recently in the IGCV competition, there [was] about 50 to 60 teams,” Bowman said. “We usually place within the top 20 and only half the teams usually qualify. We do fairly decent for the manpower that we have, [compared to] the other teams.”
Each year, the club participates in competitions where its robotic building talents are flaunted. Three years ago, they built Big Blue, a semi-autonomus robot – something that almost runs on its own, according to Bowman. The club divides into three specialized groups through members interested in mechanical, electrical, and software inventions. Each group contributes a significant amount to the progression of the latest bot.
The club’s robot was able to travel 60 feet without going outside of white lines or colliding with an obstacle.
The club strives for improvement so it can be a major competitor at competitions. One of the competitions that the club is focusing on this year is the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), which will take place the first weekend in June in Rochester, MI. The club has been competing in this competition for the past three years. IGVC
Stress: A College Epidemic TAHSIN CHOWDHURY Staff Writer
It is often imagined that robots will dominate the future of America. If the people behind the creation of the robots are anything like the UB Robotics club, then the future is in good hands.
“[The club] is a group of undergraduates successfully competing against research labs,” said Dominic Baratta, the club’s president and a senior computer science major. “It’s a nice challenge to be able to work on outside of class.”
Everything the club does is a steppingstone toward the IGVC, which is the most exciting part of being in the club, according to Baratta. The mechanical, electrical, and software groups work on small assignments that will all be put together in the end. Their individual projects are analyzed so that the members of the club figure out what their ultimate goal is, how long it took them to create a robot, and how successful their past competitions have been. When the club is not working toward IGVC or other robotics projects, they host open houses and outreach programs. Members have gone to high schools and spoken in classrooms,
hoping to stir up interests in younger minds. Although many of the club’s members do stem from an engineering background, UB Robotics Club is open to all majors. One student majoring in communication helped represent the club, while an art student worked on creating the club logo. Each one brings a unique element to the table. Members also come from all levels of experiences and preferences. Some members work on their own projects throughout the semester, while others work in groups. However, the members are always willing to help one another out with construction or ideas. If a student is dedicated to learning all of the material necessary to compete, the club members will teach him or her all that is needed to create robots. “Even members who are already into science-related majors will find a lot of new stuff in this club,” said Christian Nugent, the club’s vice president and a senior electrical engineering major. On Nov. 19, UB Robotics will be going to the Buffalo Science Museum for a Robotics program. The program will exhibit the club’s work to date. The club meets every Friday at 5 p.m. in Furnas 206 and encourages anyone interested to come. Email: email@example.com
“I try not to think that I’m stressed, because it’s not good for you,” said Price Obot, a sophomore biological sciences and psychology major. “I just try to ignore it and that’s how I manage it.” However, despite all the conceptions about stress, not all stress is bad, according to Michelle Olandese, a counselor from Student Health and Wellness. “There’s good anxiety too,” Olandese said. “It’s what keeps you motivated to do well in whatever you set out [to accomplish]. It can motivate us to do better.” Students who feel that stress is taking its toll on them can stop by Wellness Education Services in the Student Union. The Wellness Center hosts health promoting services to students including information about nutrition, stress, anxiety, and much more. “We cater to about 9,000 students every year,” said David Morgante, stress management coordinator at Wellness Education Services. The most popular feature of Wellness Education Services is its free massages. Morgante believes that physical stress relief is the main reason for its popularity. “It helps [relieve] physical tension,” Morgante said. “Students carry backpacks around all day and all they
need is a few minutes for the massage and it can help them relax.” Some students, however, dislike massages and turn to hobbies such as music, dancing, knitting, or shopping as outlets. Other students make the most of modern technology and go to the Internet to find their stress reliever. “One word – Youtube,” said Raquel Mendelow, a graduate student in library and information studies. “Whenever I’m feeling stressed I just go on to Youtube and…find funny videos. I’ll be laughing in no time and it’ll instantly make me feel better.” In a separate survey, approximately 76 percent of 100 freshmen polled at UB said that being financially stable was very important to being successful. Additionally, many students feel stressed when they are faced with deadlines and exams. Blanking out during exams isn’t an uncommon symptom of anxiety. There are good and bad ways of coping and dwelling on things isn’t healthy. “Being anxious is not the way to deal with things,” Olandese said. “Accept whatever happened and move on.” Joining student clubs is one way for students to de-stress, according to Morgante. The Student Health and Wellness team recommends that each person try to find their own way of handling high stress situations. “Not everyone is programmed to function similarly, so not everyone will have the same way of dealing with stress,” Olandese said. “Be better prepared the next time there’s an important deadline or exam.” Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dirty Heroes VANESSA FRITH Arts Editor Two extra months is a painfully long time to wait for anything, especially for a concert. All Time Low proves they’re worth that extra time. After releasing their third full length, Dirty Work, last June, and completing a stint of European festivals, the Baltimore natives set off on their “Gimme Summer Ya Love” tour. Set to end in Niagara Falls on June 27, fans were disappointed when the band had to return home to secure their residences for hurricane Irene. However, two months was a small price to pay for the extended set All Time Low played Sunday night at Rapids Theater. As the first stop on their “Rise and Fall of My Pants” tour, All Time Low made sure their fans received a show that was worth the wait.
Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low serenaded the crowd at Rapids Theater last Sunday night. Vanessa Frith /// The Spectrum
That is, an All Time Low set worth waiting for. The opening acts proved a major disappointment for those who had wished to see the previous line up of Cartel, The Cab, and We Are the In Crowd. Instead, concertgoers found themselves standing through Paradise Fears and He is We, neither of which could have possibly been worse than the atroc-
ity that was The Ready Set. Ticket holders could have walked in at 9 p.m. and saved themselves two hours worth of headache-inducing nonsense. Known for bringing exciting bands on tour, All Time Low seemed to have went for two interestingly diverse bands, who, although not horrible, did not fit the sound fans were expecting. While Paradise Fears and He is We were generally met with blank stares, The Ready Set did seem to get a few young fans excited, although he was generally incomprehensible and lacked the ability to hit the notes in his own songs. However, once the quartet hit the stage to the sounds of “Forget About It,” it was easy to do as they sang and push the openers far from one’s mind. “When we perform live, that’s something we take very seriously, it’s our focus as a band,” said lead vocalist Alex Gaskarth. “We record so that people have material to listen to, but our hopes are that they come to the concert.” Come fans did, and they were treated to the longest set All Time Low has played to date. With 16 songs pulled from all three albums and one EP, the group accidently deviated from the set list and wound
up adding in some old favorites that don’t get performed often enough. “We try to make it our best, to make it a one of a kind experience every time,” Gaskarth said. “We don’t sort of manufacture our performances, it’s not something that’s planed… what happens between the songs, during the songs, it’s unpredictable. It’s very raw and I think people connect with that…it makes it a little bit more real.” Having received the Kerrang! award last spring for Best Live Band, All Time Low brings a show that keeps fans coming back every time they enter town. Playing top singles including “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t),” “Coffee Shop Soundtrack” and “Timebomb,” listeners were also treated to stand out tracks such as Nothing Personal’s “Stella” and the strongest pop-punk song of this year’s Dirty Work, “Heroes.” All this comes from a band who has successfully made the transition to major label status without breaking stride. “It’s been integral in bringing new opportunities to the table,” Gaskarth said. “Before we were on a smaller label with less status and they did amazing things for us, but with Interscope backing us
we kind of have this much broader international team sort of backing us making good deals for us and good decisions. It definitely helps, I think, they just have a little more reach, and a little more scope on everything.” As All Time Low works with Interscope to expand their influence over the airwaves and over seas, fans fall into the classic fear of worrying that their band has done the unthinkable – “sold out.” “I think we really haven’t sold out… that stereotype exists because people are misinformed, they don’t really know how it works when a band moves to a label or makes a label change or anything like that,” Gaskarth said. “I think first and foremost people need to realize that it wasn’t something that was done financially. It wasn’t a move that made us some kind of money or anything like that, it was something that kind of allows our careers to grow beyond what it was.” Naysayers can put their worries to rest, or better still, they can check out an All Time Low show and see they are just as good as ever.
The UB Music Department & The Robert and Carol Morris Center for 21st Century Music Present
Gil Rose, guest conductor
A contemporary, Greek-themed program featuring...
Julia Bentley, Mezzo-soprano Tom Kolor, Percussion
Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 7:30pm Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Horror Movies: Scary or Corny
A Week in Ink: Issue No. 34
JEFF STONE Staff Writer
Autumn is not a fun time of year, in fact it’s downright creepy. Night comes earlier and earlier, the trees start looking haggard, and the wind seems to cut through even the toughest jacket. Coupled with those factors is the sense of foreboding that precedes the heinous Buffalo winters. All of this is why it’s perfect that Halloween is at the end of October. For college students, All Hollow’s Eve has become more about getting their sugar high from mixed drinks instead of candy corn, but horror movies will still scare the tight costumes off of just about everyone on Main Street. It seems like some horror movies are terrifying to some people, but that same movie is hysterically over-thetop to others. Some people love them while others dread anything past the opening credits. But being too scared to talk while you watch a scary movie with a few friends has become a staple of the Halloween season. And almost everyone has an opinion on what really makes a movie scary. The Exorcist caused a whole generation to lose unknown quantities of sleep, and is consistently ranked as the scariest movie of all time. At first glance it does seem scary, and the premise of a priest exorcising Satan from a young girl definitely won’t be reenacted at many Kindergarten plays, but I remember bowling over in laughter whenever ol’ Lucifer showed himself. By contrast, I was dragged to the theater to see the first Paranormal Activity in 2007, and was expecting to be able to take a nice nap. By the end, though, I was screaming in fear along with a full theater of people and was only able to bring myself to see the sequel this past summer. Never did I think a simple bedroom door would make me yearn for a change of underwear.
Sure, spooky movies can be corny, but no matter how cheesy or frightening they’re always fun. The gaudy acting and plots from out-of-left-field attract viewers to the genre every year. There is even a whole crop of horror movie drinking games online. Whenever a character says “I’ll be right back” and goes off to explore on his or her own, take a drink. It will cost you two drinks every time a killer appears to be dead but somehow survives a fall or brutal attack (stay away from the Halloween series if your planning on being able to walk). This year has had its share of popular horror movies – Scream 4 was released in April and Hobo With A Shotgun is already a campy classic that’s streaming on Netflix. If you haven’t heard of the latter, whatever you’re picturing is probably right. It might be just me, but there’s something oddly comforting knowing there’s people out there trying to make movies about homicidal homeless people trying to kill Santa Claus. There’s something to be said about the fact we live in a country where someone can actually make that movie. Yeah, that’s probably just me. The scariest movies are the ones with plot lines that are plausible. The Strangers (released in 2008) was about a couple being harassed by home intruders with chilling masks. Part of the reason Paranormal Activity 3 is so anticipated is because it takes place in someone’s home, not in a graveyard or a remote forest. With Halloween coming up fast, it’s time to devote a night to raiding the horror section of your nearest Blockbuster (or torrent website) and turning off all the lights in your house. If anything, you’ll be able to stay out of the terrible weather and have a good scare…or laugh.
NICOLAS PINO Arts Editor
2011 has been a turbulent year in Marvel’s multiverse. The Ultimate universe losing its web-slinging wonder boy, Peter Parker, and now the events of Schism leading to the dissipation of Xavier’s original dreams.
If “Justice League No. 2” could’ve gone on pay-per-view, the fight between Green Lantern, Flash, Batman and the Man of Steel would’ve shattered sales the world over. Unfortunately, until we live in a world with some sort of heroic fisticuffs that shatter entire city blocks, Geoff Johns’ latest ink and panel exploit will suffice.
Aria T’Loak, the empress of Omega and one of Mass Effect 2’s most powerful women, has a bit of pest problem. Not space rodents or intergalactic bed bugs, but aliens straight out of the history books seeking an unholy retribution that will ruin this once well-fortified bastion of scum and villainy. In order to call in the exterminator, Aria must align herself with the wrong kind of people, namely the Illusive Man. With Cerberus’ possibly deceptive aid in the upcoming war, Aria is ready to lead her people to their demise at the depths of the final frontier.
With 50 years – minus a few minor setbacks – under its utility belt, Uncanny is one of the longest-running hero comics of all-time. And while there’s hope on the horizon for a reboot for one of Marvel’s most historically important intellectual properties, fans now must say good-bye to Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s unforgettable series.
Heroes collide in epic fashion as Flash dodges stray jabs from Superman; Hal Jordan has his hands full keeping the Kryptonian from crushing the Dark Knight, and all the while the world watches in complete bemusement. And Johns is only getting started.
With a story from Mac Walters, the head writer of BioWare’s Mass Effect team, there should be a bit more substance to this relatively partial issue. The story follows in its digital forerunner’s footsteps with its cinematic sequences and robust character development, but as far as actual plot, this soul-successor seems a bit lifeless.
The reboot left copious room for characters to expand beyond their original scope, and Johns takes the heroes’ fabled beginnings and runs with them. Before the issue’s end, a tenuous alliance appears in the distance as the tepid team begins to see that the threat is of extraterrestrial proportions.
Artwork by Mass Effect series vet Omar Francia works to enhance the scenes of prolonged biotic usage and glowing tech apparatuses, but it can’t seem to bring the same zeal to the other panels.
Jim Lee and Scott Williams collaborate to produce some of the most stunning imagery in comics today, and “Justice League No. 2” is no exception. Reimagined armored icons clash in vivid detail, gracing readers with absolutely mind-melting images and splash pages that almost beg to be framed.
Thankfully, the series will be a four issue set and while “Mass Effect: Invasion No. 1” didn’t break any boundaries, there’s hope in the distance for this role-playing turned shooter syndicated series. For fans that can’t wait for the third iteration of BioWare’s sensational space odyssey to hit shelves in early March, Mass Effect: Invasion serves as the ideal supplement to a diet high in sci-fi.
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The series is quintessential to any reader’s pull-lists, but for those unacquainted to Johns’ world of whimsy and super-human wonder, begin right here and now.
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Writer Kieron Gillen and artist Greg Land work in near perfect form to give the comic a proper farewell. Opening with a page torn straight from the ’60s classic, Uncanny begins with a long slew of fond memories and awkward, but insightful moments into Scott Summer’s and Bobby Drake’s enduring adventures. All of this heartwarming is heralded by one of the mutants’ most noteworthy antagonists, Mr. Sinister. While the diabolical deviant’s future involvement is, at this point, unknown, the homage to a time long past is well received. Gillen’s fitting conclusion leaves little to be desired, as a moment of clarity and closure emanates from the issue’s final panels. While the issue, as a whole, serves merely as a send-off to the historic franchise, the end of a generation is never easy...but Gillen pulled it off.
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45 Rockies resort 47 Sword conqueror? 48 Black Sea city 51 Heart part 55 Improvise musically 56 Oppressive boss 59 One of the Lower Lakes 60 Postal device 61 Put up on the wall 62 Bookworm, stereotypically 63 Powwow place 64 Vichy and Ems
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SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) -- Quality, not quantity, is likely to be the key issue today, and you must be sure you don't get confused between the two. They are not the same.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) -- You may have experienced a setback recently, but today you'll feel your confidence and ability are on the rise. It's time to make a move.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- You may be nearing a stall today, but you can power through and get certain things done before your time expires. Keep looking ahead.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19) -- When you think back over a past encounter, you'll realize that things did not, perhaps, transpire exactly as you had thought.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Momentum will be difficult to maintain today, but you can do it -- provided that you take advantage of certain new tools recently made available.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) -- You may be hesitant to call in a favor, but it is likely to be the only way you can climb out of a rut and turn things around.
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Tebow: No Skills, All Heart
Women’s Soccer Tournament Scenario Mid-American Conference standings:
BRIAN JOSEPHS Sports Editor
Not too long ago, the word “determination” wasn’t just an overused term thrown around by sports announcers.
Bulls Seek Spot in MAC Tournament
Determination in sports used to be about that undeniable fire that an athlete had to succeed. That determined athlete was going to do whatever it took to lead his team to victory under any circumstance. We all got a glimpse of what that overused word truly meant on Sunday. Because I was forced to take a sabbatical from Giants fandom because of the bye week, I got a chance to see the NFL from a broader standpoint. I was stunned at how terrible the Colts were without Peyton Manning (they lost 62-7). However, I was more awestruck by what Tim Tebow did against the Miami Dolphins. It seemed that I was right about Tebow at first. I always felt that Tebow’s scrambling style of play had no business against the dynamic defenses of the NFL. But with four minutes remaining in the game, Tebow decided that he wasn’t going to join the ranks of Jamarcus Russell and David Carr as a bust. No, this was a game Tebow was going to win. He led his team to a comeback after an abysmal first half, and tied the game up using the very same thing I ridiculed him for: the QB run. Maybe it was a fluke. Maybe the rookie took advantage of a lackluster Dolphins team and had a fluke of a comeback. However, I don’t believe that’s the case with Tebow. Think back to “The Pledge” in 2008. After losing to Ole Miss in a heartbreaking 30-31 loss, Tebow told the nation that we will never see a team work, play, or push as hard as his Florida Gators would. That claim would seem like nothing more than a boast for the typical college athlete. However, Tebow said the promise with such vigor and tenacity that most of us had no choice but to believe him when he ended his speech with a simple “God Bless.” The nation soon found out that Tebow was a man of his word. The Gators went on to win 22 straight games, while winning both the BCS National Championship and the Sugar Bowl. Now Tebow’s pledge has become part of college football lore.
The women's soccer team hopes to make the MAC playoffs for the first time since 2003.
BRYAN FEILER and NATHANIEL SMITH Staff Writers The women’s soccer team hadn’t won a game in nearly two weeks. But with three matches remaining and a MidAmerican Conference tournament spot on the line, last weekend was as good a time as any to get back into winning form. Buffalo (10-4-4, 3-3-4 MAC) competed against Ohio (7-9-2, 4-4-2 MAC) and Akron (6-8-2, 3-5- MAC) in a campaign to clinch its first playoff berth since 2003. The Bulls couldn’t get that extra goal they needed on Friday and tied against Ohio, 1-1. They found their way back into the win column when they hosted Akron on Sunday, beating the Zips, 1-0. Buffalo created multiple scoring opportunities in both of its matches, but the Bulls had to rely on late-game dramatics once again to avoid defeat. The Bulls were on their way to another loss against Ohio. Down 1-0, the Bulls pushed 10 players (everyone but the goalie) up the field in the game’s final 10 minutes in a desperate attempt to make a comeback. Buffalo’s risky formation paid off in the 88th minute when freshman midfielder Megan Giesen headed in a cross from junior midfielder Taylor Thompson for the game-tying score. This was Giesen’s second goal of the year – her first was the game-winning goal in a double overtime thriller against Canisius early in the season. The Bulls scored a late-game goal again against Akron, but this time, it gave Buffalo the win. Late in the second half, senior forward Aubrey Stahl took advantage of a one-on-one opportunity against the Zips. She shot the ball beyond the
BRAD PARKER and KRISTOPHER GEARHART Staff Writers The volleyball team has improved immensely ever since head coach Todd Kress took command in 2009. However, in that time, the Bulls (9-15, 2-8 Mid-American Conference) have never achieved a winning record in October. This October has been Buffalo’s worst yet. The Bulls hit the road this weekend to face Eastern Michigan (19-6, 7-3 MAC) and Central Michigan (147, 7-3 MAC). The Bulls couldn’t even win a set and they were swept, 3-0, by both teams.
But as NFL players before him demonstrated, talent doesn’t automatically produce winners. True champions have that inner instinct, that drive that leads them to victory.
The Bulls have now been swept in four consecutive matches and are currently 1-6 this month.
The ability to win isn’t just something that’s defined by skill and statistics. It’s intangible, which makes the game that much more exciting. That unquantifiable ability is the reason I think Tebow will eventually become successful in the NFL. Determination is something that does not go away when you’re as young as 24. As long as he has that fire, Tebow will become as threatening as any quarterback in the league. Email: email@example.com
Head coach Michael Thomas praised his team, as well as Akron, for a hard-fought match. “It was a meaningful late-season soccer game,” Thomas said. “Both teams knew what was on the line and both teams came out and gave a great effort. It showed what soccer is about. It showed how much this is a game of inches.” Sophomore goalkeeper Ainsley Wheldon again showed she is a force to be reckoned with last weekend. Wheldon totaled 18 saves, with a school record 14 of them coming against Akron. She is currently tied for second in the nation for most saves this season with 126. Wheldon’s biggest save came against Akron in the 86th minute. Akron midfielder Kelly Deniro ripped off a shot that seemed too high for the 5-foot-4inch sophomore to stop. Wheldon barely deflected the ball with her fingertips, but it found its way into Akron midfielder Rachel Phillip’s possession. Phillip got off a shot, but Wheldon came through with an incredible effort to make the save. “I don’t know how she stopped that one shot,” Thomas said. “It was a bit of a scramble back there, but Ainsley came out and got the clean sheet. She did exactly what was expected of her…The defense has been the backbone all year, and there’s nothing more fitting than to come out on the last Sunday of the season and get a shutout.” Wheldon faced a similar situation against Ohio, but she wasn’t as successful. Ohio forward Erin Schwenke netted the ball on a rebound in the 55th minute to give Ohio the lead. That one goal was the only flaw in an otherwise solid effort by the Buffalo
defenders. The group blocked seven shots from reaching Wheldon. Thomas believes that the defenders’ play is just as important as the goals scored and the shots saved. “Blocked shots is one of the things that wins and loses you games,” Thomas said. “And everybody talks about goals, assists, saves but blocked shots are one of those little unsung things that can win and loss you games.”
The season is quickly slipping away from the Bulls. Their 9-15 record is their worst since 2008, when they finished the season 6-25. Nonetheless, Kress stressed that it’s important that his team remains strong through the drought, even if a winning record may not be in the cards. “Our main goal for the rest of the reason is not to focus on the shortterm but to focus on the long-term,” Kress said. “Setting a foundation for long-term success and changing the culture of the program is important right now. We can’t worry about the short-term right now where we’re struggling. We need to continue to work hard, not quit, and fight through adversity for the rest of the season.”
The Bulls were outshot by Akron, 14-5, but they still came out on top. Buffalo will host its season finale against Kent State (12-6, 6-4 MAC) on Thursday. If the Bulls win, they will have punched their ticket to the MAC tournament. Buffalo isn’t afraid, however, as the squad has realized it has the potential to beat the best in the MAC. “I think that we have proven all season that if we do the things that we do best that we can win against anybody, and if we stop doing those things we don’t,” Stahl said. “We are really going to focus on us. It’s not about Kent State. Kent State is having a really great year but we are not worried about them. It’s about us coming out and taking care of what we need to do.” Kickoff is at 3 p.m. at UB Stadium. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bulls were hardly a threat to the two MAC powerhouses they faced last weekend. Eastern Michigan thrashed Buffalo, 25-19, 25-16, 25-22 on Friday to continue its four-game winning streak. Central Michigan was not to be outdone by its inner-state rival, beating the Bulls the next day, 25-17, 25-15, 25-19.
“We had opportunities, but made critical errors at critical times,” Kress said.
Buffalo’s third set against the Eagles was its best of its road stint. The Bulls hit a weekend-best .263 and were up 17-14 in the last set. But their inability to finish sets struck them again, as Eastern Michigan went on an 11-5 run to finish the Bulls.
Senior blocker Abby Niekamp led the Bulls with 23 kills during the weekend, but her performance couldn’t offset the low production of the hitters. Sophomore hitter Dana Musil was nothing short of disappointing, and
The best that Buffalo can finish is fifth, so if the Bulls get in, they will start the playoffs on the road this Sunday.
Swimming and Diving Champions Send Statement
The 2010-11 season was exceptional for both the men's and women's swim. Candace Weng /// The Spectrum
BEN TARHAN Staff Writer While most of the Buffalo sports teams are struggling to achieve success and attain national recognition, the swimming teams are striving to maintain it. The 2010-11 season was a banner season in which the men won their first-ever Mid-American Conference title, setting 14 school records in the process. The women’s team enjoyed a memorable season as well, finishing fifth at the MAC Championships and setting eight school records. However, the Bulls (1-0) are not content to rest on their laurels. They proved that Friday night against Pittsburgh. Buffalo hosted the Panthers in its first dual-meet of the season, and the contest came down to the wire. But the Bulls won the final event to beat Pittsburgh 123-120 in men’s competition, and 127-116 in the women’s races. In the men’s meet, the score and the story line were identical to last year. The meet came down to the final event once again. The Bulls’ A relay team of juniors Jared Heine, Ryan Smrekar, Matt Hogan, and sophomore Mike Dugan touched the wall in a time of 3:02.91 to beat out the Pittsburgh A relay team.
Head coach Andy Bashor called the meet against Pittsburgh “one of the best school meets since I’ve been here.” He also said that the meet was especially important for the men’s team to prove that “last year wasn’t a fluke.”
Buffalo simply didn’t play well enough to win according to Kress.
The Central Michigan defense stifled the Bulls, as it blocked seven attempts while Buffalo only blocked two. Buffalo couldn’t respond to the imposing Chippewas, finishing the night at .135.
It loses and Eastern Michigan wins by a larger margin than Buffalo’s loss (tie breakers are the goal differential, and Buffalo sits at -1 in conf. and Eastern Mich is at -2)
On the women’s side, the meet was significantly closer than last year’s blowout loss. The Bulls led much of the meet, but fell behind late. The winner was determined in dramatic fashion in the final event. The Bulls’ A relay team of freshman Taylor Steffl, juniors Mallory Morrell and Dani Adank, and sophomore Brittney Kuras finished first, pulling the Bulls ahead for the women’s first-ever victory over a Big East opponent.
Buffalo was inaccurate from the get-go, averaging .073 in the first two sets while Eastern Michigan averaged .286.
The Bulls’ Saturday match against Central Michigan ended with similar results. Buffalo committed 25 errors to the Chippewas’ nine, and the Bulls hit nine service errors to Central Michigan’s two.
Buffalo is out if... It loses and Akron wins
“I was definitely pleased with the chances that we created throughout the game,” Thomas said. “I thought we did a great job of playing [offensively] and creating chances. We just need to finish a higher percentage of our chances.”
Buffalo was outhit by the Eagles, .246 to .132, but the biggest issue for the Bulls was unforced errors, as they totaled eight service errors and 17 errors overall compared to Eastern Michigan’s 14.
“In the first set, we made way too many errors down the stretch,” Kress said. “In the second set we didn’t play so well, and we were in control through the third set, but were unable to take advantage.”
Buffalo is in if... It beats or ties Kent State Akron loses to Ohio Eastern Michigan loses to Central Michigan
The Bulls created more scoring opportunities than Ohio. Buffalo got 10 shots on goal to Ohio’s five. Thomas lauded the Bulls’ increased attack.
Bulls Continue Downward Spiral
That said, I still maintain that Tebow’s skill level isn’t NFL-caliber. He’s inaccurate, he has a slow delivery, and his footwork is far from polished. In short, he’s what an NFL quarterback shouldn’t be.
Tebow has that instinct. He looked almost as sloppy in those final game-winning drives, yet he still found a way to lead his struggling Broncos team to victory.
goalkeeper’s reach, and gave Buffalo the lead for good in the 87th minute.
Junghyun Kim /// The spectrum
Toledo (8-1-1 MAC) 25 points Central Michigan (7-1-2) 23 points Western Michigan (7-3) 21 points Kent State (6-4) 18 points Ohio (4-4-2) 14 points Ball state (4-4-2) 14 points Buffalo (3-3-4) 13 points Miami (OH) (4-6) 12 points -----------------------------------------Akron (3-5-2) 11 points Eastern Michigan (3-6-1) 10 points
The athletes themselves appear particularly committed to proving their coach’s words. The volleyball team has struggled mightily in October. Spectrum File Photo
totaled just eight kills while hitting a poor -.115 percentage. Sophomore hitter Liz Scott’s .218 hitting percentage was the highest of the weekend, but her 15 kills weren’t enough to give Buffalo a win. The Bulls have lost 10 of their last 12, and will have to make some vast improvements with only six games remaining in the season. The Bulls will host a struggling Akron (4-19, 1-9 MAC) team this Thursday. Buffalo has defeated the Zips 3-2 earlier this season and will be looking for the same results when they faceoff at 7 p.m.
“[For] the one’s who have committed themselves to the summer [training], conditioning in the weight room and the pool, it’s paying off early,” Bashor said. Juniors Matt Schwippert, Hogan and Heine, all returning point scorers from last year’s MAC championship team, led the way for the men. Bashor praised the team for its work ethic, predicting that if the squad continues to train and compete at its current level, the Bulls will be right back where they want to be at the end of the season. In the meantime, the Bulls get to enjoy one of their best overall dual-meets in recent memory, as they prepare for the remainder of the season. “It sends a statement,” Bashor said.
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