Men’s basketball breaks even with Brockport, falls short of postseason

The Geneseo men’s basketball team competed in two games in the past week, both against SUNY Brockport. The Knights would split their two games with the Golden Eagles but ended up eliminated from the SUNYAC playoffs.

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Ice Knights battle back against rival Oswego, remain atop conference

The Geneseo Ice Knights hit the ice at the Ira S. Wilson Arena for the final time in the regular season on Friday Feb. 8 against SUNY Cortland. To add to the emotion of their final home game, Geneseo celebrated the careers of their ten graduating seniors. 

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Sports Editorial: Alliance of American Football has chance to be successful

Around this time of year, football fans find themselves lost and unsure of what sport to focus on now that their go-to option has gone into the offseason. Luckily, Charlie Ebersol and his entourage of football executives are here to give the fans what they want. 

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Track trends upward as SUNYACs approach

Geneseo track and field’s season is beginning to pick up, with just one meet left before conference championships and the team goes to regionals and nationals. The team has experienced success so far, with the Geneseo boys ranked 19th and girls ranked 7th in the nation for Division III track and field, according to US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

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Women’s basketball regains stride, rattles off three straight victories

Geneseo women’s basketball brought about back-to-back wins against SUNY Brockport, both at home and away. The wins come as the women begin wrapping up the regular season. 

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Arizona law repeal leads to LGBTQ+ inclusivity, must expand nationwide

Arizona’s new Chief of Education Kathy Hoffman called for a repeal of any law that prohibits schools from teaching homosexuality in a positive manner. Hoffman spoke out against legislation on what’s often referred to as “no promo homo” laws on Feb. 4, which prevent educators from portraying “homosexuality ‘as a positive alternative lifestyle,’” according to Tucson.com.

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Former editor’s ethical lapses demonstrate dilemma in modern journalism, publishing

Former executive editor of The New York Times Jill Abramson released her book on the state of ethics in contemporary newswriting on Feb. 5. Although Abramson aimed to show how disruptors like BuzzFeed and Vice impact major media mainstays like The New York Times and The Washington Post, she only served to demonstrate elitist elements within the mainstream. 

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Genre is an obsolete method of classifying music, Grammys highlight need for different system

At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday Feb. 10, musical greats from nearly every genre came together to celebrate music and honor the outstanding work from 2018. Every year, from nomination announcements to the conclusion of the event itself, there are passionate arguments about the winners, the losers and those who never even got a nomination. 

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Valentine’s Day commercialized beyond recognition, holiday should be dismissed

Every year on Valentine’s Day, people everywhere scramble to buy gifts for their significant other, find someone to celebrate with or spend money to drink through it. This need to make Valentine’s Day “perfect” is overrated and comes from what the media constantly portrays as an ideal relationship, simply to drag more money into the wallets of huge corporations.

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Anti-vaxxers are at fault for resurgence of previously eliminated diseases

It is no secret that the invention of vaccines has saved millions of lives from diseases like polio and measles, yet some seek to regress. Fatal diseases such as measles, which were once practically eradicated in the United States, are now back with a vengeance. Parents who deliberately decline to vaccinate their children are to blame.

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Recording Academy’s treatment of posthumous nominee is tactless

Mac Miller, who passed away in September of last year, was nominated for best rap album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday Feb. 10. After losing to Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy, there was a public backlash for how the Recording Academy treated Miller’s memory. 

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Invasion of Privacy: Professor discovers true calling through travel, assisting refugees

Lecturer in Political Science and International Relations Jeremy Grace is more than just a professor. Grace has travelled the world, making sure that refugees and the forcibly displaced have their political rights protected.  

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Alumna Spotlight: Lamron alumna Megan Paolone ‘12 takes on digital journalism, copy editing at BuzzFeed

Finding the right word or phrasing for a sentence is a daily task for most students struggling to put together papers. Megan Paolone ’12 has turned that task into a career. 

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Club Profile: Spanish Club

Geneseo’s Spanish Club intends to enrich students’ lives with a fascinating culture, to instill an appreciation for the Spanish heritage in its members and to encourage students to learn the beautiful Spanish language. 

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Meet the Greeks: Kappa Sigma

The Tau Alpha chapter of Kappa Sigma is relatively new, founded at Geneseo in 2014. Kappa Sigma, commonly referred to as “Kap Sig,” has quickly established a large presence on campus with 64 active members. 

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Study Abroad: Spending a semester studying at the Sorbonne

I am an international relations major junior studying abroad in Paris this semester. Paris has always been my dream destination due to its rich history, culture and monuments. 

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Deadpool: The action-packed, rated-R rom-com

When love is in the air and movie dates seem inevitable, few people would consider a film full of blood, vulgarity and red spandex high on a list of romantic options. But, as the titular character of Deadpool notes in the film’s opening scene, “some of the best love stories start off with a murder and that’s exactly what this is: a love story.”

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The Big Sick: The traditional romantic comedy film with a twist

The best romantic comedy released in recent memory is the Kumail Nanjiani-led autobiographical film The Big Sick. Co-writers Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon’s sincere dramatization tells the off-beat, comedic story of how the real-life couple met and fell in love.

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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: The engaging, dramatic historical romance film

If you’re looking for a dramatic romance film this Valentine’s Day, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society will delight audiences and invest viewers in the tragic events that bring one particular couple together. 

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Either/Or: The morose, self-pitying indie album

If it looks like this year has a lonely Valentine’s Day in store, there’s nothing better to do than sit in the dark and think about being single to the lyrical, instrumental genius of Elliott Smith’s Either/Or. Released in 1997, this album is timeless in the loneliness it expresses. 

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