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In the steps of Roosevelt and Twain MAYAN CASSICK Staff Writer
The history of Allentown goes beyond its thriving bar scene: the neighborhood has become one of Buffalo’s main art, cultural and historical districts. This Saturday, the International Student and Scholar Services will coordinate a guided historical walking tour of Allentown. Todd Mitchell, a professional tour guide with a passion for beautiful architecture and historical preservation, will lead UB students through the historical neighborhood north of downtown Buffalo. Mitchell would like to introduce students to a more traditional side of Buffalo neighborhoods. “Allentown is one of the richest neighborhoods in the country in terms of architecture,” Mitchell said. “We have some of the greatest architectural works of Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, and H.H. Richardson.” Allentown has a national reputation as one of the oldest and largest historical districts in America. It was once home to U.S. President Millard Fillmore, and authors Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) and F. Scott Fitzgerald. The neighborhood boasts landmarks, including Arlington Park, which was redesigned by Frederick Law Olmsted (one of the architects who designed Central Park in Manhattan) and was home to Frank Lloyd Wright while he worked in Buffalo. The Butler Mansion, which is currently UB’s Jacobs Executive Development Center, and Kleinhan’s Music Hall, home to the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, are all within walking distance of Allen Street. Additionally, the neighborhood is home to the Theodore Roosevelt’s Inaugural Site at the Wilcox Mansion and Symphony Circle, which is part of the extensive parks and parkways system designed by Frederick Law Olmstead. Allentown has also become a popular neighborhood for local students to reside in. Brittany Cesar, a junior cognitive science major and a Spectrum staff writer, recently moved to Allentown. “The turn-of-the-century architecture is definitely worth seeing,” Cesar said. “Allentown is a unique, quirky little area that connects you to the downtown Buffalo strip. I • see ALLENTOWN | page 2
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A light in the darkness STEVE NEILANS and ASAL NASSIR Asst. Life Editor and Staff Writer
Mental issues, like depression and anxiety, are common among students. However, they are rarely discussed in public. Active Minds, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of depression on college campuses, has recently established a presence at UB. Allison Malmon, a student at the University of Pennsylvania, created the organization in 2001 in honor of her brother who committed suicide. Active Minds works to educate students on mental health and encourages students to speak openly about their conditions without fearing judgment. Rachel Gaydosh, a sophomore theatre major and the vice president for Buffalo’s chapter of Active Minds, believes that it’s important for the group to have an established presence on campus. “Most people are still not comfortable to talk about mental health issues, which means that we still have a lot of work to do,” Gaydosh said. This communication appears to be critical in detection and treatment of mental illnesses or suicidal tendencies. In a recent study conducted by the University of Maryland at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center,
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Many college students struggle with depression or other mental disorders. Active Minds, a new organization on campus seeks to change this.
social support was shown to be one of the most powerful predictors of suicidal thoughts for young adults. Active Minds is on its way to becoming a Student Association club. Currently, Active Minds is
recognized at well over 100 different colleges nationwide, including Duke University, Columbia University and University of California at Los Angeles. “[Active Minds] is going to help
spread awareness among students and battle the stigma of mental illness,” said Ann Monks, a sophomore undecided major. • see ACTIVE MINDS | page 2
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UB sociology professor receives national decoration BRENDON BOCHACKI Asst. News Editor
For his highly influential work on the forefront of a budding new discipline of sociology, Mark Gottdiener, Ph.D., professor of sociology, was presented with one of the most distinguished awards offered in his field - the Robert and Helen Lynd Lifetime Achievement Award. Gottdiener was given the award at a ceremony of the American Sociology Association in Atlanta in August. “I am extremely grateful because it’s a very prestigious award,” Gottdiener said. “At the award ceremony I made sure to mention how happy I was to receive it. It’s given only once a year to people who have had outstanding careers.” Gottdiener’s most significant contributions to the field of sociology have been through his work on a novel approach to the subject, an approach that he played a major role in establishing. Known as the “new urban sociology,” Gottdiener’s research and methods have taken into account a number of very important factors of urban development that had been all but completely overlooked in the past. “The previous approaches [to urban sociology] were very conservative in their outlook,” Gottdiener said. “They ignored the important issues of race, class, and government
intervention, and how all of these have an impact on urban areas. We pay attention to those factors.” According to Gottdiener, perhaps the most distinguishing feature of the “new urban sociology” is the consideration given to the spatial layout of cities themselves, an idea he credits to the influential French sociologist and philosopher Henri Lefebvre. “In the new urban sociology, we pay attention to the factors of spatial segregation and the environment, as well as racial segregation,” Gottdiener said “The quality of life • see GOTTDIENER | page 2
Bone marrow stem cells linked to heart repair DAVID WEIDENBORNER Asst. News Editor
Reversing heart failure and rebuilding cardiac tissue may sound like a futuristic treatment. However, UB researchers at the Center for Research in Cardiovascular Medicine have gathered results that can make these procedures a reality. A group of UB researchers have found a connection between bone marrow stem cells and a growth factor that stimulates repair of cardiac tissue. The stem cells, or mesenchymal cells, can be injected into skeletal muscle which signals a chain reaction of growth factors
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that ends up prompting heart tissue growth. The research team is led by Techung Lee, professor of biochemistry and biomedical engineering in the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. “The research for this started eight years ago and studies are going,” Lee said. “We have found that the bone marrow stem cells are capable of producing growth factors.” Injecting the stem cells into the skeletal host tissue causes the production of growth factors by the host tissue. “The [stem] cell growth factors signal a specific pathway that instructs the genome to make even more growth factors,” Lee said. “This causes an amplification of growth factors.” The stem cells are taken from adult bone marrow during a tedious procedure. Once the cells are obtained, they have great potential. The stem cells possess growth factors of their own which include the cytokine proteins that can further activate the host cell growth factors. The end result of the chain of growth activation is the actual tissue repair and healing of the cardiac muscle. Lee’s results can be found in the American Journal of • see BONE MARROW | page 2 classifieds — 7
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Stony Brook University, Gottdiener was surprised to see the same social problems of the inner city area in his hometown being reproduced in the rapidly developing region of Long Island. These observations led Gottdiener to speculate that perhaps similar, but often ignored, factors were present in each environment, responsible for their comparable social problems. “People in the U.S. have some conception that if you move to the suburbs you escape the problems of the city, [but that’s not the case],” Gottdiener said. “It’s the same system that’s operating in both of them.” Gottdiener has also put his critical eye to use on the local level, making note of a number of problems present in the structure of the UB school
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and the places themselves, those are the most important factors, and previous approaches ignored that. They just didn’t put it together in a cohesive framework that the new urban sociology incorporates.” Gottdiener’s original perspective of the field of sociology has its roots in a number of important questions he raised early in his life about his first hand experience with urban problems. “I grew up in an inner city area called the South Bronx [and] it had a lot of social problems,” Gottdiener said. “I was concerned about the negative effect of race and class on people living there.” While working on his Ph.D. at
system. In particular, Gottdiener feels the issue of overcrowded undergraduate classes and the compromises it demands are in need of attention and action. “I find that the university itself can be very harsh for undergraduates who come here,” Gottdiener said. “I feel that undergrads are shortchanged and I really try to work hard in my classes in order to give students the most up-to-date information.” In addition to his teaching load, Gottdiener is currently collaborating on a research project comparing the cities of Las Vegas, Dubai and Macau in hopes of explaining their popularity as gambling and tourist destinations. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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moved there because of the quaint neighborhood and community feel.” The historical walking tours will take place throughout the year and are coordinated by the ISSS team in collaboration with other organizations at UB. With a small and dedicated staff, the ISSS supports and assists a diverse community of international students and scholars at UB. Their services range from helping students maintain their immigration status, to offering support and insight about life in Western New York and easing the transition to life in the United States. Eric Comins, an international student adviser and coordinator for student programs, believes the guided historical walks are a great opportunity for international
students at UB to meet new people and learn more about Buffalo’s history and culture. “The number of new students we welcomed [this year] was close to 1,200,” Comins said. “We are extremely proud of our staff and students. This year’s cohort of new students was among the most involved we have ever seen. We are delighted to be able to serve such a wonderfully diverse group.” Mitchell, a UB alumnus, has extensive training and experience with students who speak English as a second language. He is certain that students will not only learn something, but they will have a great deal of fun as well. “By visiting the sites and hearing Buffalo’s story, students will come away with a greater sense this place where they will potentially spend several years,” Mitchell said. “I also
want to introduce them to a few things and places to go in their free time. I can even tailor [the tour] to certain interests and background knowledge.” The tour group will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the South Campus metro station. Mitchell plans to start with a residential walk-through and will proceed onto various other historical sites in the neighborhood. The tour will last over two hours and will offer an optional post-tour lunch. Reservations are still being accepted. Interested students and faculty members can submit their reservations to 210 Talbert Hall by 2 p.m. this Friday. The cost for the tour is $8 and the Metro ticket to Allen St. is $3.50 from South Campus.
I was there Monday night, on the fourth floor, when the Clemens’ fire alarm started blaring, telling us to get out of the building. This, however, was not the most alarming thing about the event. The first thing I heard was grumbling about another fire drill, but everyone filed into the stairwell without too much delay. The first incident that struck me as a possible problem was that with a stream of people pouring out the door, and a very audible alarm going off inside the building, there were still students trying to enter the building. The next problem was, as soon as people were outside the door, they simply milled around right next to the entrances. A few people thought to step away from the building just in case, but most students stayed right there by the doors until firemen showed up and ordered them back. By this point, three fire trucks had pulled up and several firemen were entering Clemens. Along came another student, who was off in his own world. Ignoring the crowd huddling in the rain, the blaring alarm and the stream of firefighters rushing into the building, this guy actually ambled into the lobby of Clemens, only to be removed promptly. These incidents may not seem like much on their own, especially since the “fire” turned out to be some overcooked popcorn. However, if it was more serious, these actions would have resulted in a lot of injuries and possible death.
Ever try to go underground from Knox Hall to the Student Union right around the time when lectures let out? Now that’s a fire hazard. I swear I learned when I was in Kindergarten to get away from a building where the fire alarm sounded, but this lesson has apparently faded for many of my fellow students. The slow pace that people left the building could have been a problem, too, if the fire had been all that much bigger. It appears that students and faculty need a refresher course in fire safety. Earlier this semester I was involved in a dismal fire drill in Michael Hall on South Campus. Then, students milled about right in front of the door until officials came and ordered them to back up. People even started to file in before the building was cleared to enter. Let’s not wait until a real emergency causes unnecessary injuries or death. I hope we can do something now. It may be too much to train everyone on campus, but each floor of each building should have a minimum of one person who knows what he or she is doing and what others need to do during real emergency. E-mail: email@example.com
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people to get help,” Gaydosh said.
Monks added that summer scholarships and internships opportunities are available to members.
On Thursday, the Psychological Services Center at UB will be participating in National Depression Screening Day. Free screenings will be available at 168 Park Hall from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
The club also works to spread awareness in the local community. Active Minds works with the “Out Of The Darkness” organization, a group that raises money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. “We are a resource and a bridge to wellness. Our objective is to send
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Physiology-Heart Circulation Physiology. Working with Lee on the research are Arsalan Shabbir, David Zisa, Huey Lin, Michalis Mastri, Gregory Roloff and Gen Suzuki. “It is important to look at the skeletal muscle as an endocrine organ that affects the whole body,” said Arsalan Shabbir, fellow of the Medical Student Training Program and researcher alongside Lee. “At first we thought that fat didn’t do anything… now we see it has inflammatory cytokines and can promote hardening of arteries.” Lee compares the effect that the skeletal muscle can have on the rest of the body to exercising. By stimulating the muscle, a normal heart health is improved and risks of cardiovascular disease are reduced. When adding the stem cells to the skeletal muscle, additional hormones and growth factors are introduced and stimulated which can affect other specific parts of the body, in this case the heart. “Stimulating the muscle releases hormones and can counteract
damage,” Shabbir said. “Anti-inflammatories and growth factors are activated with the stem cell injections which contribute to rebuilding cardiac tissue.” Clinical trials have already been run on myocardial stem cell therapy. This involves an invasive surgery that requires injecting the stem cells directly into the heart in an attempt to stimulate growth and repair. Lee’s findings could provide an easier way to help damaged cardiac tissue. “Delivering the stem cells into the skeletal muscle is not a straightforward concept… but when activated the skeletal muscle can release more growth factor that a damaged heart needs to rebuild,” Lee said. While research is still ongoing, Lee says that a company has already shown interest in running clinical trials on the mesenchymal stem cell therapy. Funding for the research was provided by the National Institute of Health. Results of Lee’s research can be located in an online article through http://tinyurl.com/29336fb . E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Supreme court begins new term with new justice
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Newest addition Elena Kagan forced to withdraw from many cases The Supreme Court began another term on Monday with a different look. Following the retirement of John Paul Stevens, who had the longest tenure among the justices, President Obama replaced him with former solicitor general Elena Kagan. As solicitor general, Kagan served as the government’s top lawyer in Supreme Court cases. She is thus forced to take herself out of 24 of the 51 cases that the new court has agreed to hear so far because of a conflict of interest. That leaves the possibility of the eight remaining justices splitting 4-to-4 on those cases, which is highly likely: four remaining justices lean to the left, while the other four lean right. Kagan should be applauded for recognizing the conflict of interest and taking herself out of the cases, showing that she possesses a key quality of a good judge: the ability to recognize and eliminate personal bias. However, a better solution should have been proposed to eliminate the highly probable 4-to-4 split, which would amount to a stalemate. Perhaps a replacement judge could be nominated for these cases. Some of the cases that the court is set to hear in the upcoming term have been the subject of much public controversy and debate. One case involves a California law that prohibits the sale of violent video games to minors. Opponents of the law say it violates free speech rights and points to a lack of evidence that shows a connection between playing violent video games and actually committing violent crimes in the real world. The editorial board’s position is that the law would do little to serve its intended purpose, so there is no point in risking a violation of the First Amendment. Parents will still inevitably buy
the video games for their children upon being persuaded to do so. Interaction with parents is the common thread between all cases of this sort, including attempts to block children from listening to music with explicit lyrics. Good parental guidance is the key to preventing kids from committing violence, regardless of what they see on a screen or hear on the radio. Another case that the Supreme Court will hear is a different First Amendment question. The Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan. is notorious for its anti-gay protests across the nation. (Its website is godhatesfags.com.) The group has been taken to court after picketing at the funeral of a slain U.S. soldier with signs that said things like “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” to suggest that “God is punishing the United States for tolerating homosexuality.” Though we do not agree at all with the group’s messages and find them horrific, they do have the right to protest under the First Amendment. At some of the funerals where the group has protested, however, groups of bikers have stepped in and formed blockades, revving their engines to block out the distractions. This action is also a form of free expression and should be applauded. Families of slain soldiers and other figures whose funerals might invoke disruptive protests should have the option to protect themselves against that possibility. In these cases and in all of the others that the Supreme Court will hear in the upcoming term, we encourage the judges to make wise decisions based on the spirit of the constitution, avoiding partisan votes based solely on personal and party ideologies.
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Has equality become fashionable? Androgyny has started to represent a social movement with much wider implications. Without actually being proclaimed, androgyny is a war for equalization of men and women, as well as homosexuals and heterosexuals. Fashion is reflective of societal, political and economic trends. The famous 1920s flappers were a result of the liberal social movement after World War I. Below-the-knee poodle skirts of the 1950s represented the conservative sentiments of the decade. However, a new trend is emerging. Women are urged to indulge in menswear: blazers, oversized button-downs, trousers, and flat, tie-up shoes are consuming the runways. Lady GaGa, arguably one of the most famous musical artists of the year, was recently photographed in Japanese Vogue as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone. Whether or not these depictions are for shock value, the message remains the same: just as flapper dresses and poodle skirts reflected cultural trends of their respective times, this androgynous movement reflects an epic shift in our own views on gender and sexual orientation. Women no longer seek to be defined by their soft, gentle ways. Men must no longer represent the nine to five, five days a week breadwinner. Don’t judge us by our appearance, do not define us by our sexuality and definitely don’t define us by our gender. If a woman’s capability in the workforce is at least partially determined by her feminine physical appearance, dabbling in androgyny seems to be the perfect way to avoid this inherent bias.
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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women now hold 51.4 percent of managerial and professional jobs, up from 26.1 percent in 1980. Approximately 33 percent of physicians and 45 percent of associates at law firms are now women. A woman’s “role” is changing.
The campus police department here at UB recently became the first police force in the entire SUNY system to become accredited by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. This was a process that took over two years and involved a complete revitalization of department policies and procedures. The editorial board applauds the department for undergoing the process, as the news of the accreditation will increase the respect that students show for campus police officers and the jobs they perform. However false it may be, the stigma that campus police officers are not as highly qualified or trained as traditional police officers is all too prevalent on campus, and the state accreditation will combat that sentiment. Now, the officers themselves must show that the accreditation is more than just a label or formality and show results. Last year, campus police responded very well to the gunman scare in Lockwood Library by evacuating, patrolling and searching the building quickly and efficiently. That incident assured students that the department is fully capable of dealing with large-scale problems. Another policy that chief of University Police Gerald Schoenle has implemented recently is cooperation with the Buffalo Police Department. Campus police officers have been patrolling Main Street near South Campus on bicycles, and lights, emergency phones and security cameras have been installed in the area.
Standards for men have similarly changed. The harsh corners of suits, hats and shoes have been replaced with soft cardigans, scarves and tighter pants.
Accomplishment brings new levels of respect and, hopefully, results
The presence in the University Heights and the relationship with Buffalo Police officers are things that might need to be revisited, however. University Police should have extended jurisdiction to regulate the activities of students living in University Heights, because the city police officers have not done an adequate job. Both students and permanent residents have had problems with the way Buffalo Police has responded to complaints about loud and disruptive parties and underage drinking. Many have accused the police of not taking the complaints seriously and not arriving in a timely manner. Additionally, UB students who have witnessed the police “break up” these parties, have claimed that in certain cases officers confiscated and consumed alcohol, flirted with girls who may have been underage, and generally acted irresponsibly. Now that the campus police have been stateaccredited, they should be able to take an expanded role in University Heights. After all, at a university where a large percentage of students live offcampus, the campus police can never fully protect them all – even if they are state-accredited – without leaving UB property. The University Heights neighborhood is right next to South Campus and is home to many UB students, so more campus police in the area might be an experiment worth trying out.
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Adam Lambert wears more makeup than most females. Good Charlotte reconciled pop rock with eyeliner. Russell Brand continues to popularize “manscara.” As highly visible individuals, these depictions have implications that ripple through society. While these men may not represent the majority, the very fact that these public figures have portrayed these gender-blurred appearances speaks volumes. Questioning one’s sexuality or gender in past decades was more than chastised; it was so taboo that enormous lengths were commonly taken to hide the truth. Actor Rock Hudson, the epitome of masculinity in the 1950s, was a hidden homosexual. The film studio for which he worked paid off tabloids numerous times to not print his sexual orientation and purposely paired him opposite heartthrob Doris Day to further this image. He was even encouraged to marry his secretary, Phyllis Gates, to give the impression of heterosexuality. Even when his AIDS diagnosis was revealed two weeks prior to his death, his sexual orientation was never publicly revealed during his lifetime. In the 1950s, the admission of homosexuality would have ruined Hudson’s career. Nowadays, androgyny and the blurring of sexual differentiation are encouraged, garner widespread reactions and can frequently be used as a way of furthering one’s job success. The popularization of this movement has notso-ironically coincided with the gradual acceptance of homosexuality. It is not bold to insinuate that the very visibility of alternative lifestyles in present-day society has directly impacted tolerance.
An analysis of the World Values Survey shows that in 1981, 66 percent of United States respondents said that homosexuality is “never justifiable.” In 2006, that percentage was reduced to 35 percent. If androgyny could be considered a means to further equilibrate men and women as well as homosexuals and heterosexuals, let it be.
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9/22 - A subject was taken to DeGraff Memorial Hospital from Creekside Village for a lacerated finger. 9/22 - Laptops were taken from a Squire Hall office by an unknown subject. 9/22 - A laptop was stolen overnight from a Squire Hall office by an unknown subject. 9 /23 - A vehicle was struck by an unknown subject at Ketter Lot. 9/23 - An unattended laptop was taken from the third floor of the Undergraduate Library by an unknown subject 9/24 - James Pritchett III was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .11 on Main Street 9/24 - A subject was taken to Buffalo General Hospital from Farber Hall for feeling faint. 9/24 - A subject was referred to the Student Wide Judiciary for disorderly conduct at Clark Hall. 9/24 - A subject was taken to ECMC and referred to the Student Wide Judiciary for an accidental overdose at Millard Fillmore Academic Center. 9/24 - A subject fell down stairs at Red Jacket Quadrangle and taken to ECMC. 9/24 - Camera equipment was taken from Acheson Annex over the weekend. 9/25 - Joseph Mikoley was arrested and charged with loitering at Farber Hall. 9 /25 - Darrius M. Bordeaux was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Main Street and refused a blood alcohol test.
9/25 - An unknown subject pulled a false fire alarm at Flint Village. 9/25 - A subject was taken to ECMC from the rugby field for a neck injury. 9/25 - An unknown subject broke the glass in a door in Lehman Hall. 9/25 - A vehicle mirror was damaged at a South Lake Village Lot. 9 /26 - A vehicle was struck by an unknown subject at South Lake Village. 9/26 - A subject was taken to ECMC and referred to the Student Wide Judiciary for an accidental overdose at Millard Fillmore Academic Center. 9/26 - Stacey E. Schmieg was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .12 on the Audubon Parkway. 9/26 - An unattended SUNY card was taken from Richmond Quadrangle. 9/26 - A blocking dummy was taken from UB Stadium by an unknown subject. 9/26 - A vehicle was entered and a GPS was taken from a Spaulding lot. 9/27 - A subject was taken to ECMC from Goodyear Hall for stomach pain. 9/27 - A subject was taken to ECMC from Schoelkopf Hall for a seizure. 9 /27 - A vehicle was struck by an unknown subject at the Special Events lot. 9 /27 - A vehicle was struck by an unknown subject at Hochstetter B lot. 9/27 - Graffiti was written on a Bell Hall door. 9/23 - A chair was taken from a Millard Fillmore Academic Center office by an unknown subject. 9/23 - Bothersome e-mails were received by a subject at Squire Hall. 9/27 - A dispute occurred between two subjects on North Campus. 9/27 - Unwanted calls and text messages were received by a subject. 9/28 - A subject was taken to ECMC from Michael Road for an evaluation. 9/28 - A subject suffered a broken nose at Norton Hall and sought their own aid. 9/28 - Unwanted e-mails were received by a subject on North Campus. 9/29 - A speaker was taken off a wall in Porter Quad. 9/29 - A subject was lightheaded and refused ambulance transport from Audubon Parkway. 9/29 - An iPad was taken from Wende Hall by an unknown subject. 9/30 - A subject felt faint and was transported from Alfiero Center to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. 9/30 - A subject fell at Farber Hall and refused treatment. 9/30 - A subject suffered a pulmonary emboli and was taken by ambulance from Michael Hall to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. 9/30 - Marie L. Lampropoulas was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .09 on White Road. 9/30 - A subject was taken to ECMC and referred to the Student Wide Judiciary for an accidental overdose at Spaulding Quad. 9/30 - A bicycle and lock were taken from Main Circle by an unknown subject. 10 /1 - A subject was arrested and charged with smashing a car window at the Red Jacket lot. 10/1 - Maksim Stezherinski and Patrick Herzog were arrested and charged for climbing a Knox Hall air intake. 10/2 - A subject was taken to ECMC and referred to the Student Wide Judiciary for an accidental overdose at South Lake Village. 10/2 - A window at Parker Hall was broken by an unknown subject. 10/2 - A subject suffered a finger injury at Alumni Arena and sought their own doctor. 10/2 - A subject cut their finger on a broken window caused by horseplay at MacDonald Hall. 10/3 - Two men were seen in a women’s bathroom at Wilkeson Quad. 10/4 - A subject suffered a panic attack at Baldy Hall and refused ambulance transport. 10/4 - A subject was taken from The Commons to Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital for chest pains. 10/4 - Zachariah S. Henzel was arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest at MacDonald Hall.
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be judged based on a 100-point scale. “This is the first time SA is running an event like this. We are really excited and hope to get a lot of student participation,” said Tommy Zhao, SA spring break liaison. The winner will win a trip valued at around $450, which includes transportation and a seven-day/six-night accommodation at the Plaza Ocean Club. All students are encouraged to participate in this event. “Anything goes. Girls, guys, speedos, bikinis and board shorts. Everyone is welcome to show-off and compete,” said Antonio Roman, SA treasurer. Sign up to participate at www.sa.buffalo.edu/ spring break today. The luau will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in the SU. The swimsuit contest will take place at 3 p.m.
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Creativity, craftsmanship and an edible idea will land one lucky student a free spring break trip to Daytona Beach this March. This Thursday afternoon, the Student Association is sponsoring a tropical luau with free food, a limbo, fruit punch pong, a DJ and will feature the first ever “Show Me Your Coconuts Contest.” Students are invited to create an inventive fruit -themed swimsuit that they will model in a contest. Incorporating edible materials and coconuts into apparel will earn one extra points and a panel of four judges will critique students on creativity, craftsmanship, audience response and performance on stage. The panel will be comprised of an SA E-board member, the creative director for the Communication department and the SA spring break liaisons. Participants will
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Jimmy Eat World invents even more success
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The Brits of BMTH bring a genre-bending album to the States.
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Artist: Bring Me The Horizon
Album: There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret Label: Visible Noise Release Date: Oct. 4 Grade: B-
“I’ve said it once/ I’ve said it twice/ I’ve said it a thousand f****** times/ That I’m ok, that I’m fine/ That it’s all just in my mind,” lead singer Oliver Sykes sings. “Crucify Me” is one of two songs to feature Canadian female vocalist, Lights. This track is one of the more rhythmic songs of the album, featuring some crisp melodies to accompany its electronic elements. Lights is also found in the song “Don’t Go,” one of
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the album’s slower numbers. Despite a slow start it becomes very melodic and Lights’ soothing voice harmonizes well with the song’s instrumentals. The lyrics of the song are haunting and, on top of the violin, they become almost bone chilling. Some of the other standout tracks on the album include “F***,” “Alligator Blood” and “Home Sweet Hole.” These songs are all off-the-wall but at the same time the guitar riffs are solid and the vocals feature the perfect grunge sound produced by Sykes. Overall, the album turned out better than projected and will especially please those in the metal community who have been anticipating the release. Even for those who are not fans of the metalcore scene there are still a few tracks that are surprisingly innovative and even casual music listeners will still find a song to enjoy on There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret.
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Bring Me the Horizon has searched the divine heavens and fiery brimstone to produce their latest album, There is a Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven Let’s Keep It a Secret. For their latest release, BMTH stuck to the same metalcore roots that helped them produce their two previous albums. However, it is quite impressive the way other genres are blended into the tracks. Music styles that are dissimilar to metal are incorporated almost seamlessly to enhance many of the album’s songs. Influences from punk, dubstep, electronic and orchestra music are all integrated into the album without detracting from the album’s true-to-heart metal feel. “It Never Ends,” the first single released from the album, is an instrumentally hard-hitting song that boasts booming bass. However, lyrically speaking the song reads like a high school student’s attempt at meaningful poetry that fails horribly.
Artist: Jimmy Eat World
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Arizona-based Jimmy Eat World has grown to the ripe age of 17 and still manages to serve an appetizing entrée of rock and roll on a silver platter. Throughout the past decade, the band has released seven albums, including their critically acclaimed Clarity and Bleed American (changed to Jimmy Eat World after the Sept. 11 attacks), and has yet to make an album that disappointed their dedicated fan base.
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Seventeen years later, Jimmy Eat World still impresses its listeners.
“Coffee and Cigarettes” and “Higher Devotion” are catchy yet raucous tracks that will have the listener screaming along with every word. It would be a difficult task to find a listener that can ignore the songs’ captivating sing-along choruses.
The most recent addition to the band’s discography, Invented, includes 12 mindblowing tracks that will jump-start any hardcore fan or casual listener’s rock and rolling heart.
“Movielike” features an introduction of acoustics and soothing vocals that burst into an explosion of distorted guitar and a beguiling, foottapping chorus. The calming “oohs” and “ahhs” make the listener want to press the
The album commences with “Heart is Hard To Find,” an acoustic hand-clapping brew of melodic rhythms. The song holds its own against the album’s first single, “My Best Theory.”
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repeat button to experience that sense of tranquility over and over. The closing number, “Mixtape,” can be seen as musical homage to the classic Jimmy Eat World sound, yet it’s strung together with the darkness that was missing on Chase This Light. Invented is a great addition to the band’s legacy and a must have for any Jimmy Eat World fan’s collection. E-mail: email@example.com
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to elevate her character to an even higher level of prestige. Sadly, many DC fans are still waiting for that day to come. Issue No. 603 follows Diana as she leads a caravan of Amazonian citizens across a barren desert in a mad dash toward freedom. In a clash of Greek mythology, harpies assault the caravan, leaving the princess to defend her people. The Amazonian heroine fights diligently to save her people but, to no avail, is sent down to the depths of Tartarus. While there are a few humorous panels, the plot is too weak to get a solid recommendation. Artist Don Kramer, with the help of DC’s back-up art staff, brings the Greek underworld to life in a magnificent way. Though much of the issue’s art is bland, the real meat of the adventure is inked out in a phenomenal way.
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The voluptuous Amazonian princess faces an untimely demise in Wonder Woman No. 603.
The Amazonian princess knows how to kick butt and take names just as well as, if not better than, her male comrades. The gritty reboot to the Wonder Woman series, done on the 600th anniversary issue, has put the princess at center stage in an attempt
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Hearts and Minds No. 5 follows four Cobra recruits under Cobra Commander’s regime.
The Hearts and Minds series contains two stories, the first about a member of Cobra and the second one explaining the back-story of a Joe. Previous installments have included Tripwire, Firefly, Major Bludd and Spirit, among others. The series eloquently captures the sinister plots of Cobra soldiers and makes them somewhat more understandable because of their background. Adversely, the Achilles’ heel to the series has always been the lack of personality on the heroic side.
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This issue is worth the read just to discover more about a character that has not had as much time in the limelight as he deserves.
There is, however, light at the end of this bleak issue’s tunnel: this comic sets the series up for an epic confrontation between Wonder Woman and her mother’s murderer.
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As a character, Namor conveys the incredibly difficult nuances of ruling a kingdom in a brilliant fashion. The issue shows Namor losing his composure a bit as his people begin to question his judgment, while the lack of bodies to help wage the war may eventually lead to his downfall.
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The war between New Atlantis and the Aqueos turns in The First Mutant No. 2.
Marvel’s lord of Atlantis, Namor, is losing his homeland to the undead, and he’s not very happy about it. The war between New Atlantis and the aquatic vampires, the Aqueos, has taken a turn for the worse.
Issue No. 5 follows the story of four Cobra recruits as they progress toward being unnamed soldiers amongst thousands under Cobra Commander’s regime. This series of events is particularly interesting because the TV shows have often left out how the typical soldier is recruited by Cobra and this issue helps to shed some light on the subject.
As the Atlanteans experience heavy casualties, Namor is forced to either take the fight to them or watch as his kingdom crumbles around him.
On the G.I. Joe side, Blowtorch is engulfed in provocative thought concerning the comparison between his love of fire and the love of fire of savages who inhabited the earth thousands of years ago.
The Curse of The Mutants story arc continues with Namor after he has delivered the head of Dracula from the lair of the deep-sea vampires. However, a student at the mutant academy relays to Namor that only Atlantean royalty can open the Vault of Law, where Dracula’s head was stored.
Had this issue just contained the Cobra side as a standalone issue, it would have sold instantly, but because of the rather uninteresting Joe counter-story it is hardly worth the $3.99. Blowtorch deserves better and the audience certainly deserves better. This issue just doesn’t do justice to the real American hero.
How did the head get into the vault without Namor putting it there? This question sets the stage for a throwdown between the vampires and Namor’s people in a struggle between life and extinction.
Perhaps as this series progresses characters like Duke, Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow will get a story with a well written plot and G.I. Joe fans can relive their childhood memories nearly a decade later.
“Namor: The First Mutant No. 2” won’t interest everyone, though it is highly recommended for those reading the Curse of The Mutant story line.
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708 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Brodo 4548 Main St., Amherst
The Buffalo Brew Pub
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Chocolate Bar Empire Grill 114 Chippewa St., Buffalo
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291 Seneca St., Buffalo
Choose one from each list: Course one: zuppa di giorno, small cafe house salad, bruschetta Course two: pappardelle Bolognese, pollo marsala, lasagna parmigiana, pasta con cozze Course three: homemade gelato, specialty coffee
1. Choice of beverage - A bottle of Labatt’s Blue or a glass of house wine. 2. Chef Salad 3. Choice of one entrée -Chicken parmesan with spaghetti -Spaghetti parmesan with two meatballs -Boneless chicken cacciatoria with spaghetti 4. Coffee, Tea or Soda 5. Choice of Dessert- Cannoli or orange sherbet
1. Soup or salad: Caesar salad or Asian pear salad 2. Main: 6 oz. Filet mignon, salmon fillet, or chicken breast rolled with sun dried tomatoes, spinach, and Asiago cheese 3. Dessert: Dip your berries, peanut butter mud pie, Belgian chocolate mousse cake, or crème brulee
Soup, salad, your choice of a main course, selection of wine
Café Espresso is a tiny hole-in-the-wall type of place: you might even miss it if you’re not sure where to look. However, it’s worth the search. The three-course meal certainly supplies each diner with his or her fill. It’s a little far from campus, but it has the potential of being a cute date option.
A true Buffalo tradition, Chef’s Restaurant started making history in 1923 when it first opened its doors to customers. Awarded for Buffalo’s best sauce year after year, Chef’s is known as a place where “friends meet to eat.”
Chocolate Bar is more commonly known for their martinis, but their food is quite good too. Obviously, the restaurant is right on Chippewa, so you’re already in the perfect location to go out afterwards. In reality, this three-course meal probably costs about the same even without the Restaurant Week deal.
Empire Grill is one of the more aesthetically pleasing restaurants located on Hertel with high ceilings, a modern flair and a fully equipped bar. This street is commonly overlooked by lots of college students, but pair this restaurant with a couple of drinks at a Hertel bar afterwards and your night is sure to be exceptional.
1435 Hertel Ave., Buffalo
Dinner for one for $20.10 Includes Dinner for one: 1. Complimentary glass of wine 2. Choice of soup or salad 3. Choice of entrée 4. Choice of dessert Dinner for two: 1. Choice of soup or salad 2. Choice of entrée 3. Choice of appetizer
About It’s further from campus than other places, but well worth the trip. The newly renovated Acropolis serves contemporary Greek food and boasts a fully stocked bar. Additionally, the Elmwood neighborhood is geared for a good time; right down the street is the newly opened Blue Monk bar and Mezza, a hookah bar that also serves alcohol.
Choice of cup of soup Caesar salad Choice of: 1. 8 oz. peppercorn crusted filet mignon, with garlic mashed potatoes and cherry port wine reduction 2. Herb roasted half chicken with root vegetables and garlic jus 3. 8 oz. Grilled Atlantic salmon fillet with sweet pea risotto and chive buerre blanc
Choice of chicken wings, a Brew Pub burger or a Brew Pub chopped salad with a glass of house beer or house wine.
Brodo’s convenient location five minutes from South Campus makes it a trendy option for an off-campus lunch or dinner. This threecourse Restaurant Week offer is, in our opinion, worth the money.
Known for brewing their own beer, this Buffalo hot spot is New York State’s oldest Brew Pub. Renowned for providing over 34 beers on tap, this pub will be fun for any college student.
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effort for the Bulls against the Broncos on Sunday, Wheldon’s play has really impressed Thomas. “Ainlsey has been really relaxed the last few games and you can see it in her play.” Thomas said. “Frankly, the whole back five were all good today.” Against Western Michigan, the Bulls were on their heels throughout the match. The Broncos outshot Buffalo, 12-6, and had five corner kick opportunities on the day. Two of the three shots on goal for the Bulls were by freshman midfielder Megan Abman. The first-year player continues to lead the offensive attack for Buffalo. She has started eight games and played in all 12. Abman leads the team in almost every offensive category. This season, she has three goals, six points and a .214 shooting percentage. Wheldon was really impressive on Friday night. She recorded 10 saves in a match for the third time
this season, but it wasn’t enough. In the 48th minute, the Huskies blasted home the only goal of the game off of a corner kick. Northern Illinois exploded in the second half with 13 shots and took the will from the Bulls. After her weekend performance, Wheldon now leads the MAC with 23 saves in MAC play. She also ranks 10th in the conference for save percentage on the year. The Bulls will use the next few days to gear up for Central Michigan at UB Stadium on Friday night. “We are excited to get home,” Thomas said. “We have Central Michigan, who may be the best team in the conference. We have a five game home stand coming up and being able to just sleep in your own bed [will be nice]. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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Progressive powerhouse DJ: On younger voters, why hasn’t there been a real effort to connect with the youth of the electorate, at least on a state level to engage younger voters? Do you plan otherwise?
An interview with the Green Party co-founder and candidate for governor DAVID JOHNSON Staff Writer
In May 2010, Green Party co-founder Howie Hawkins was officially nominated to run for Governor of New York State. Hawkins helped establish the national Green Party in 1984 with a group of likeminded individuals in St. Paul, Minn. A longtime green activist, Hawkins also co-founded the Clamshell Alliance in 1976 to combat the spread of nuclear power plants. Hawkins is no stranger to New York politics. He ran campaigns for the U.S. Senate in 2006 and for the U.S. House of Representatives in N.Y.’s 25th Congressional District. Hawkins sat down with The Spectrum staff writer David Johnson to discuss the current gubernatorial race, the youth vote and the presence of minor parties in politics. David Johnson: It seems that minor parties have not made much progress in the last couple decades. Why is that and could you provide an example of minor parties really impacting the lives of citizens? Howie Hawkins: On a state or federal level, you’re right, not much progress has been made. At a local level however, I can provide plenty of examples where I’ve been working in my home in Syracuse. Minor parties played a huge role in passing a living wage ordinance and we’ve just gotten a feasibility study advanced into the development of green public power. Albeit minor parties are still shut out of electoral position, the grassroots work of minor parties towards the public well-being is slow, but undeniable. DJ: Since you’ll concede on the lack of progress, do you think that stems from, especially in left-wing circles, the continuous splintering in political subdivisions within liberal politics? Does that constant division impede progress? HH: Absolutely, yes. We in the Green Party have been trying to develop ourselves as the pluralist entity for the independent left. We can’t split over individual principles, but we have to allow minorities to argue their point of view. That’s been the difficult balance we’ve been trying to strike for some time, achieving what I’d like to call, a “democratic decentralism,” differing from the more Leninist “democratic centralism” which eventually shuts out minority opinion in favor of faster, but maybe ineffective political action. DJ: With social issues such as abortion and gay marriage taking center stage, almost paralleling the immediate economic needs of New York, why are voters becoming once again preoccupied with issues that probably won’t pertain directly to a majority of New Yorkers in their lifetime? HH: Emotional sensationalism to stir up voters. [For instance], Andrew Cuomo just called Carl Paladino an “extremist” on the abortion issue for denial on grounds of rape and incest, but I don’t think it’s in play, because it’s a non-issue this election.
Howie Hawkins New Yorkers won’t stand for taking away a woman’s right to choose should Paladino win, so Cuomo is wasting his time in the end. Let’s not take from this that social issues aren’t important however; Democrats, despite control over state government, promised to legalize gay marriage and provide civil rights for homosexuals and they blew it. Civil rights are an important issue this election. DJ: What are your plans should you win? And if you did, you’d be completely outnumbered and outgunned politically. How would you execute your imperatives? HH: I carry a strong political mandate that’s strongly supported by the population. If I were to win, we’d have the popular support to send a message to the legislature that is: if you don’t advance the public cause, then other Greens will run for your seats. Every poll you read, they want lower middle class taxes, higher taxes on Wall Street, renewable public energy, and general advancement of progressive issues, such as the repeal of the Rockefeller drug laws, which only promote an underground economy of narcotics trafficking and racial profiling. That was the other issue I wanted to address socially; the drug laws causing a large, disproportionate incarceration rates of African American and Latino men. DJ: What do you think about your opponents’ views? HH: Ultimately they are two economic conservatives in the pockets of big business. I can’t think of a single accomplishment Cuomo has accomplished in his entire career in the terms of racial justice and economic equality. It’s an all white slate. Paladino largely represents the Tea Party perspective; he promises austerity, cutting taxes to raise revenue and erase deficits, which is non-sensible. I promise, worked for, and will continue to work for, prosperity, for all of New Yorkers. DJ: Do you think there is any real liberal representation in government, based on what you just said? HH: On an electoral level, federally, there are about 25 at best, genuine progressives in the House of Representatives; Dennis Kucinich happens to be one of the better known progressives. However, they’ve been marginalized by the Democratic Party. The Democrats will end up getting their butts kicked because they are not fighting for anything, except for goals that are just unjustified, unworkable tax cuts for instance.
HH: Well, I could hypothesize that since younger voters are shackled in debt. The parties of big business seem to think they don’t need them. I think education at the college level should be free and it’s a goal that’s definitely attainable through reworking the tax structure. I have been, as much as possible, trying to speak on many university campuses. When I speak on campuses I try to reaffirm to students that, contrary to what they’ve been told, governments, like universities, are not sprawling problems, but collections of people working together for the advancement of the common good. DJ: I’ve heard the argument on raising taxes on the wealthy, but how can you answer detractors’ legitimate counterargument that companies and wealthy individuals will therefore move to other locations seeking lower tax burdens? HH: I think that it’s nonsense. This argument is something that has been said before, and there’s plenty of precedent that it’s a bluff. The 1905 stock transfer tax, the business community said the same thing, and the exodus never happened. Europe lowered taxes in the same period of time hoping to lure companies from New York and London, nothing major happened. All I want is that they pay their fair share. In the 1950’s, taxes on the wealthy were much higher than today, and not only were rich people still able to be rich, they didn’t scurry about for tax breaks. It’s just a bluff. It’s not fair that the janitor in Trump Tower gets taxed more than Donald Trump himself. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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the Ottawa Senators may find themselves leaving the elite eight of the Eastern Conference this year. After losing major shot blocking defenseman Anton Volchenkov to free agency, there will be more strain on the notoriously weak goaltending pair of Pascal Leclaire and Brian Elliot. Leclaire and Elliot will likely split time while they battle it out for the starting position in goal for the Senators.
Award Winners Hart Trophy: Sidney Crosby
Given to the player who proves most valuable to his team, the Hart Trophy could wind up in the Penguins’ star’s hands once again. Sidney Crosby has been a nominee for the Hart Trophy for the past four years and won it in 2006 and 2007. Crosby was also one of the joint recipients of the Maurice Richard trophy (most goals in a season) last year, which could be a perfect jump off point for his 2010-11 performance.
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Calder Trophy: P.K. Subban
Subban made an appearance on the Montreal Canadiens’ blue line in the post-season last year, impressing fans with two assists in two games. His strenuous off-season training could make him a solid rookie defender for the Canadiens. Vezina Trophy: Ryan Miller
Voted on by each team’s general manager, the Vezina Trophy is given to the league’s best goaltender. Buffalo’s Ryan Miller took home the award last season, and is a good pick again this year. Miller is a focused goaltender who is always one step in front of the attack. His composure makes him an easy candidate for another Vezina. Norris Trophy: Tyler Myers
By playing more than 20 minutes in 77 out of 82 games, Myers ranked 11th among defensemen last season. Assuming he will not become a victim of the sophomore slump, Myers should be hoisting another off-season trophy. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers This is a matchup between two teams who didn’t make the playoffs last season and have never won a World Series. The Rays, however, seem to have all the pieces together to secure their first title. They led the American League in walks and stolen bases and were third in runs scored. A solid rotation is headlined by ace David Price, and they have a lot of power behind the plate to compliment their speed. The Rangers have had their division locked up for quite some time now. However, they have battled late-season injuries and haven’t played their best baseball down the stretch. To make matters worse, their “ace in the hole,” Cliff Lee, may not be too effective against Tampa. The Rays had the second best record in baseball against left-handed starting pitchers and beat Lee three times this season. Prediction: Rays in four.
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play 90 minutes,” said head coach John Astudillo. “I thought we were getting shots and getting inside but we lost possession somehow in the second half.” The weekend would not get any easier for the Bulls when they traveled back to UB Stadium to host Duquesne. Under rainy conditions, Buffalo fought hard in a back-and-forth match against the Dukes. The game proved to be very physical for both teams, as Buffalo totaled a season-high 16 fouls while Duquesne notched 15. The tough play resulted in very little offense for both teams in the first half. “I thought [Duquesne] got the jump on us a little bit,” Astudillo said. “But I thought we came right back and… started passing a little bit better.” The Dukes put the first point on the board in the opening minutes of the second half. Duquesne forward Simon Gomez found the bottomright corner of the net after a clean assist from junior forward Tyler Tompkins. Even though the Dukes struck first, the Bulls had more chances to score, outshooting their opponents 21-16.
The Bulls only capitalized on one of those shots. After missing a shot on goal earlier in the half, junior forward Nate Woods scored on a header in the 69th minute. A frenzy ensued as both teams failed to finish on a number of scoring chances. The Bulls didn’t take advantage on their six corner kick opportunities in the game. The final minutes didn’t go without some excitement. In a crucial moment near the end of regulation, junior goalkeeper Nick Fetterman mishandled the ball while he was attempting to clear it. Unwin charged the net to block a pointblank shot by the Dukes. That was the last threat in regulation. The game went into overtime and the teams fought to a stalemate. Astudillo felt the game was competitive throughout, mentioning how neither team would go down easily. “It was a very hard fought match on both sides,” Astudillo said. “I thought both teams were just going at it very hard and that we played well on both sides of the ball.” Buffalo returns to action next Saturday at Bowling Green (2-4-2, 0-2-0 MAC). The match begins at 1 p.m.
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It’s hard to imagine that a team who was trailing the Mets by half a game at the All-Star break would finish the year with the best record in baseball. But the Phillies did just that. Since the trade deadline acquisition of Roy Oswalt, the Phillies are 42-19 and have one of the best starting rotations in baseball. The Phillies top three pitchers – Oswalt, Roy Halladay, and Cole Hamels – combined for a record of 13-1 in the month of September, which propelled them into the playoffs. The Reds are one of baseball’s surprise teams this season. MVP candidate Joey Votto leads a potent Reds offense that ranks in the top five in MLB in four important statistics: runs scored, batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging-percentage. Cincinnati has racked up most of their wins against weaker NL competition and has struggled at times with the better teams. The Reds have a record of 18-34 against teams with a winning record this season. Prediction: Phillies in three.
Braves vs. Giants The Braves led the NL East for the majority of the season until the Phillies caught fire and overtook them in September. Their best pitcher, Tim Hudson, will only pitch one game in the division series because he was needed to start the season finale in order to clinch a playoff birth. Inexperience will play a factor for Atlanta. Their best hitter, rookie Jason Heyward, is a future star who is playing in his first career post season. The Giants took advantage of a Padres late season collapse and captured the NL West on the season’s final day. Rookie catcher Buster Posey has breathed life into the Giants offense down the stretch and will be a player to watch in the series. San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum led the league in strikeouts for three straight seasons. He leads a pitching staff that includes Matt Cain and Jonathan Sanchez. The Giants pitching staff made up for the team’s lack of offense this season to get San Francisco into the playoffs. Prediction: Giants in five
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he puck drops this Thursday afternoon as the 2010-11 National Hockey League season commences. The new season starts with an original six matchup between the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs. After taking home the Stanley Cup last season, the Chicago Blackhawks are looking to repeat this year. While still atop the list of best teams, the Blackhawks lost a few key players from a year ago. While the big names such as center Jonathan Toews and winger Patrick Kane remain, it will be interesting to see how the team performs this season. Ranked last overall last season, the Edmonton Oilers have been restructuring their organization by bringing in younger players. With first-round pick Taylor Hall, the Oilers are bringing up two other rookies that have spent time in the minors. Winger Jordan Eberle has been dominant in the junior leagues and international competition. Winger Magnus Paajrvi-Svesson has been shocking the West with his quick and accurate shot. Despite this,
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it’s important to note the Oilers are still rebuilding. After winning the Northeast Division last year, the Sabres are looking to repeat and go deep into the playoffs. The off-season acquisition of veteran forward Rob Niedermayer may give the club the needed experience to push pass the first round of the playoffs. With so many new faces in new places, here’s a preview of who to watch out for this season. Team To Watch: Boston Bruins
After a shocking pre-season trade last year, Toronto acquired forward Phil Kessel from the Bruins in exchange for this year’s first round pick. Boston selected 18-year-old center Tyler Seguin
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No. 2 overall. With the acquisitions of forwards Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell, the team added more firepower and grit to their offense. Aside from their offensive improvements, Boston returns one of the best goaltending tandems in the NHL in Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas. Clearing out the front of the net again is former Norris trophy winner Zdeno Chara on defense. The only thing that could hurt the Bruins this season could be injuries. If they stay healthy, this team may be a strong contender to go deep into the playoffs this season. Team To Flop: Ottawa Senators
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Last weekend, the men’s soccer team faced opponents with two things in common: strength and a desire to win. The Bulls (4-5-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) had a chance to move their record to above .500 this weekend, but were unable to do so. On Friday, they traveled to Niagara (2-6-1) and lost in a close contest, 3-2. On Sunday, Buffalo hosted Duquesne (5-3-2) and played to a 1-1 tie. Against Niagara, junior forward Mike Unwin got the Bulls attack off and running with a goal in the 19th minute. Unwin snuck the ball past the goalkeeper’s right side to give Buffalo the lead. The Purple Eagles struck back only two minutes later as Niagara
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The men’s soccer team lost a close 3-2 match against Niagara, and tied Duquesne this weekend.
midfielder Michael Malone netted an indirect kick to tie the game. Both teams struggled mounting any offense after that until senior forward Juha Kaartoluoma gave the Bulls a lead in the final minutes of
the half with his second goal of the season. However, Niagara forward Carl Haworth spoiled the game for the Bulls in the second half. The senior found some holes in Buffalo’s defense
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and netted two unanswered goals, resulting in Niagara’s second win of the season. “[We learned] that we needed to • see M SOCCER | page 10
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Bulls banking on momentum kick Women’s soccer snaps losing streak, draws 0-0 MATTHEW PARRINO Senior Sports Editor
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The women’s soccer team ended their seven game losing skid this weekend with a scoreless draw against Western Michigan.
The women’s soccer team brought a six-game losing streak into last weekend’s games, and after two hard fought matches, they broke the string, barely. After falling 1-0 on Friday night against Northern Illinois, (6-4-1, 2-4-1 Mid-American Conference), the Bulls (1-10-1, 0-3-1 MAC) salvaged the weekend with a 0-0 draw against Western Michigan (6-5-1, 2-1-1 MAC).
Sunday’s shutout by freshman goalkeeper Ainsley Wheldon was the first of her career and the first for the Bulls since October 2009. Although the Bulls didn’t get a win on Sunday, avoiding another loss was a nice change of pace for a team that has been struggling. “We are excited to carry some of the momentum that we have generated [over the weekend] to try and get in the win column [in our next game],” said head coach Michael Thomas. Despite the draw, the Bulls have only managed seven goals in their 12 games this season. The play of Wheldon has kept the Bulls in many games, despite the team’s scoring struggles. Along with the defensive • see W SOCCER | page 8
Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees The Twins will be without former MVP first baseman Justin Morneau for the rest of the postseason. However, they posted a better record (49-29) and have scored more runs per game (5.0) since Morneau went down earlier this season. As the Twins have heated up toward the end of the season, New York’s pitching staff cooled down. C.C. Sabathia remains the only sure starter for the defending champs. A.J. Burnett has been taken out of the rotation for the series, Andy Pettite is coming off of an injury, and Phil Hughes has never made a postseason start. That being said, the Yankees have had Minnesota’s number this decade. New York has eliminated the Twins in the last three meetings between the teams in the postseason. In addition, the Yankees won the season series 4-2. The Twins must use their homefield advantage effectively and keep up their hot hitting. Their rotation is also shaky except for their ace Francisco Liriano. The Yankees were tops in runs scored and on-base percentage this season. Prediction: Yankees in four. • see MLB | page 10