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Starting up the start-ups

07/05/18 6:11pm | By KIRSTEN DEAN

Benjamin Corbett started out his collegiate career at the University at Pittsburgh in 2015. He planned on joining the university’s ROTC program to give back to the community, but officials discovered a scar on his back.


Shortage of tickets for Winter Gala

12/04/17 2:27am | By WANLY CHEN

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.


‘Who you gonna call?’ Stressbusters

11/20/17 2:25am | By SENOCHI KANG

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.


Call it a 'Daly'

11/16/17 2:06am | By DANA CASULLO

Robert Daly has worked at an amusement park, a chemical factory, farms, loading docks and a limestone mine. For Daly, none of these jobs compare to the feeling of teaching.

But after 44 years at UB, Daly is retiring.


Pinacle awards

Spectrum editors win national collegiate journalism awards

11/02/17 12:20pm | By MAX KALNITZ

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.


Floody hell: Three weeks on from the flood in UB's Clemens Hall

11/02/17 11:42am | By MAX KALNITZ

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.


Around town: Bookstores of Buffalo

10/26/17 10:44am | By LINDSAY GILDER

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.


Beyond the art of cosplay

10/26/17 10:41am | By WANLY CHEN

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.


Building an experience

10/26/17 10:36am | By MAX KALNITZ

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.


Bare bones: building the Haunted Union

10/23/17 10:11am | By MAX KALNITZ

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.


UB raises awareness on World Food Day

10/19/17 11:17am | By WANLY CHEN

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.


Korean fusion thrives in Buffalo

10/16/17 11:30am | By LINDSAY GILDER

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.