Thursday, May 2, 2013
After watching and reading the news reports about the Boston Marathon tragedy, I became frustrated with the media once again. In similar fashion as previous incidents, the same information was repeated me for hours.
"Analysts" gave their opinions on what they thought happened, and news reporters beat me over the head with obvious information. As a former communications major I learned that the media was supposed to be non-bias, and that they were supposed to bring nothing but the truth to the consumer.
But that's the exact opposite of what's actually happening. Reporters are so anxious to be the first to report that they will go on national television and report garbage instead investigating to find the truth.
With the semester coming to an end, anticipation for end of the year festivities is beginning to grow. A major topic of discussion amongst Buffalo State College students, other college students from various schools in the area, and the Buffalo community is the Buffalo States Springfest on May 11th; featuring rappers Wale and Kirko Bangz, and DJ White Panda.
In reference to choosing an artist for Springfest, we can only imagine how difficult it is to attempt to please the masses. Buffalo State College is a very diverse campus, (and in saying that, diversity would expectantly affect the preferences of those who attend) Wale, in my opinion is an excellent choice to be this year’s headliner.
The Grammy nominated artist has a great variety of music and numerous notable features on many of today’s most popular artist’s songs. Kirko Bangz is also another great choice due to his versatility to be able to both rap, as well as sing.
Overall, it is expected to be a great turnout for this year’s Springfest, and for only $5 with your Buffalo State ID, it would be a great way to spend your Saturday!
In case you didn't know, April was Autism Awareness Month, and because of that I wanted to share some information with you about the cause and the month.
What is Autism?
Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
After being at a conference this weekend, I simply wanted to share one thing that stood out to me at a workshop, which is to be yourself ! As students there is so much pressure to fit in, but its so much more appealing to just be yourself despite what anyone else believes. In being yourself you will achieve much more, and break boundaries you didn’t even know were possible! With that being said I wanted to share a poem, and allow you all to think about it ...
Signed, Senator Keisha Daniel
There was a young man growing up in the lower eastside of Buffalo, NY. He was almost
finished completing high school and couldn’t wait to be in college. He felt as though college
brought maturity, new horizons and most importantly, freedom. As the school year drew to an end,
the acceptance letters became to pour in, each starting with “Congratulations”! The young man
was so excited that all his hard work and dedication to his academics and extracurricular
activities had finally paid off. With so many options to choose from, the young man had tough
decisions to make, would he choose a social campus or a campus focused more on academics?