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Mental illness a growing problem among college students

11/20/17 2:07am | By MADDY FOWLER

Laura Aguilera’s depression came on slowly.

She started waking up feeling very tired her sophomore year. This unshakeable fatigue gave way to a diminishing appetite and a lack of motivation. She wasn’t interested in anything and wanted to sleep all the time.

Ninety-five percent of college counseling center directors surveyed said the number of students with “significant psychological problems” is a growing concern, according to an Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors survey of counseling center directors


Spectrum Q&A with Eric Holder

02/17/17 9:01pm | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sat down with The Spectrum for a Q&A session before he spoke at UB’s Distinguished Speaker Series on Thursday night. Holder spoke about his early life, gave advice to college students looking to invoke political change on campus and discussed his major gripes with President Donald Trump’s administration.


Unity through diversity

02/15/17 10:52pm | By EMA MAKAS

Muslim UB students are taking this week to break stereotypes.

Muslim Student Association (MSA) is looking to unite the student body by celebrating Islamic Awareness Week. MSA is holding events every day this week to teach non-Muslim students about their culture


News briefs: What to know locally, nationally, globally

02/12/17 9:29pm | By News Desk

Professors will plead their cases for survival in the sixth annual Life Raft Debate on Feb. 15.

The debate is sponsored by the Undergraduate Academies and the University Honors College. It will take place from 6-8 p.m in 107 Capen Hall. Six professors from six different departments will defend their academic fields.


UB students discuss sexual experiences while intoxicated

02/09/17 1:39pm | By HANNAH STEIN

Amelia Jacobs* blacked out once while having sex and can’t remember if she was sexually assaulted.

Three months later, the guy told her they had sex, but she explicitly remembers telling herself she wasn’t going to because she was on her period. She says she only wanted to kiss him.

“I don’t like calling him a rapist if that is perchance what he is,” Jacobs said.


UB female student assaulted near Ellicott Complex

02/06/17 10:46am | By News Desk

A UB female was "roughed up and assaulted" early this morning by two tall black males of medium built, according to a UB alert sent to the campus community at 3:25 a.m.

The assault took place at Core Road, near the Ellicott Complex and the Millard Fillmore Academic Center. The alert said the incident was possibly an attempted sexual abuse.