Student Association’s Winter Gala has been an eagerly anticipated event for UB students since the tradition began in 2001, but many students will be unable to attend this year after the 800 tickets to the event sold out within two days.
Students shared their frustration about the sold out event, citing conflicting work and class schedules as reasons for their inability to purchase tickets in time, while SA representatives –– who are able to reserve and purchase tickets at a discouned rate –– believe nothing can be done to improve the system.
The Gala, reminiscent of a high school prom and hosted at Samuel's Grande Manor on the Saturday after the last day of classes, invites hundreds of students to dress up in their best formal wear for a classy night of entertainment.
Tickets are sold for $30 at the SBI office on North Campus and at Harriman Hall on South Campus.read more >>
With finals just around the corner, overwhelmed students are finding peaceful ways to unwind through stress relieving workshops on campus.
Every week, UB’s Wellness Education Services hold “Stressbusters” an event that provides students with a five-minute back rub and stress reduction techniques. Wellness Education Services holds 26 stress relief events throughout the course of the semester that take place across UB’s North and South Campuses.read more >>
Cesar Ramirez went four years without consuming dairy. He believes the industry is destroying the planet and abusing cows. But after one week at UB, the freshman was eating cheese pizza.read more >>
University Heights residents are concerned about the possible opening of a new restaurant on Main Street called Main Place that will serve alcohol and host 18 and over events.read more >>
Two stories from The Spectrum received national awards from distinguished collegiate journalism organizations.
The College Media Association (CMA) awarded former managing editor Tori Roseman and former senior sports editor Michael Akelson with Pinnacle Awards, each for a story they published during the spring 2017 semester.read more >>
The UB branch of the YDSA formed this semester amid a growing nationwide interest in socialism, especially in the wake of the presidential election and the Bernie Sanders campaign.read more >>
Repairs throughout the first four floors of the building are wrapping up, but some damage cannot be repaired with new drywall and ceiling panels. UB spokesperson John Della Contrada could not confirm the cost or extent of the damage done to the building. He is hopeful to have an accurate dollar figure in the coming days.read more >>
With Kindles, Nooks, e-readers and digitized articles, many people have moved on from reading hard copies. For those who still appreciate the feeling of paper between your fingers or the smell of a good old book, these stores offer a selection perfect for a relaxing day of reading.read more >>
Dressing up as someone else can be the best way for some to feel like themselves and escape the stresses of daily life.
The UB Cosplay Club embraces this, giving members a place to gather with people who share their passions for constructing and wearing costumes based on their favorite characters from video games and anime.read more >>
UB’s GRoW (Garden, Relax or Work) Home has temporarily returned to South Campus after receiving national recognition at the U.S. The home was one of 14 finalists in the biennial competition and took second place overall. The GRoW Home placed in the top-five in each of the competition’s 10 categories. It finished in first place in three of the contests. The house was disassembled and shipped 2,500 miles back to Buffalo after the competition. It is being temporarily housed adjacent to Hayes Hall on South Campus before its permanent move to North Campus. The date for the relocation has not yet been set.read more >>
Halloweekend is notoriously one of the best weekends for going out, but don’t miss out on the scary action because of that. Break out the flashlights and experience the unsettling history of Western New York this Halloween.read more >>
For those over 21, there can be nothing scarier than ordering a drink. You approach the bar and hope the bartender doesn’t roll their eyes at your fruity concoction or even worse, tell you they “can’t make that.”read more >>
The Student Union’s conference rooms are typically filled with presentations, therapy dogs, club events and meetings. They will soon be replaced with strobe lights, costumes and frightened students.
Late Night UB’s 18th annual Haunted Union will take place October 27-31.This year’s attraction will be open Friday and Monday night and all day Tuesday to ensure that students have a chance to participate.read more >>
UB’s Campus Dining and Shops (CDS) hosted a food drive to raise donations for the Food Bank of Western New York, in honor of World Food Day on Monday. Stacks of cans and pasta filled the table next to Capen Café as students donated food items throughout the day.read more >>
Kcafe, a food truck serving Korean-inspired cuisine serves hungry students every weekend.
Owner Katie Li fell into the business on accident, but doesn’t regret her outcome. Li was 24 when she moved to the U.S. from China in hopes of dancing professionally, but instead found she had a passion for food. She now owns the up-and-coming restaurant and food truck Kcafe.read more >>
A crowd of roughly 100 people, most over 50 years old, packed into the complex’s Greatbatch Pavilion Friday night for a discussion of the dynamic relationship between the media and architecture, Wright’s historic place in the field of architectural writing and the state of architectural criticism today.read more >>
The LGBTA Club partnered with the Intercultural and Diversity Center to celebrate National Coming Out Day and put on their annual drag show in the SU foyer. The event featured dancers from Club Marcella, Buffalo’s only 18+ gay nightclub.read more >>