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Letter from the editor: The Spectrum stands with The Capital Gazette

06/29/18 1:37pm | By HANNAH STEIN

On Thursday afternoon, a gunman broke through the glass at Maryland’s Capital Gazette daily newspaper and killed five reporters. This was a targeted attack, an act of distinct hatred -- a tragic attack on our society.

The five staff members went to work for the sole purpose of serving the public and will not return home to their families, will not return to their duty of telling the stories to the public or live to see justice.


Not just a woman’s issue: breaking sexual assault stereotypes

11/14/16 10:29am | By MALLORY MAILEN

Sexual assault and rape on college campuses in the U.S. has become a common and important discussion in the media recently.

Young girls are afraid to walk home from classes alone, some are even worried they could be harmed in their own dorms.

UB recently added a mandatory seminar to their freshmen orientation requirements that involves attending an hour-long discussion about sexual assault and the importance of consent.


My experience and journey as a first time voter

11/10/16 3:14pm | By VICTORIA HARTWELL

As Election Day got closer and people’s strong views came out more, I realized how amazing politics truly are. I never realized how many people shared the same views as me and cared about the same problems. I felt like I was in a community of people who cared and wanted to make the country even better than it is now. And trusting a woman to do it all, made it even better.


Where are we getting our information, news sources or comedy on TV?

11/03/16 2:32pm | By Jimmy Corra

Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin have argued over these past few weeks as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on the Saturday Night Live presidential debate parodies.

At first, the clips made me laugh, until I realized I should be concerned.

Why did I have such a sudden change of reaction? It dawned on me that this particular content was less a parody of the debates than a slightly exaggerated, self-deprecating version of exactly what is occurring in the political world right now.


Money Talk: the cost of the campaign trail

11/02/16 9:07pm | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

If there is one fact that holds true in each election, it’s that campaigns are expensive. A campaign requires constant fundraising to maintain its pace and candidates cannot continue without this funding.

Both candidates have raised more than $2 billion all together, leading up to Oct.


My Battle with PMDD

10/30/16 9:21pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

Around this time last year, I was feeling quite different regarding my academic career and my life in general than I am now.

Midterms were in full swing and the stress to succeed was hanging over my head.


Letter to the editor

10/26/16 8:30pm

[Monday’s] UB Spectrum contains an article by Ashley Inkumsah titled “Philip Glick and Domenic Licata speak out on UB Foundation transparency” (Oct. 24, 2016). It includes the following passage regarding a plan by Staff Senate Chair Licata and Faculty Senate Chair Glick to share UB Foundation secrets with a slightly larger group, including staff, student, and faculty representatives: “’I think I’ve read in other news organizations that there’s still some faculty members that are very unhappy about this,’ Glick said. ‘When you represent 1800 faculty members you just can’t make everyone happy, but this was an effort to try to make the majority of the people happy and to represent them.’”


Purpose in trauma: My victory over my traumatic brain injury

10/23/16 5:08pm | By ELIZABETH SILBURN

On July 23, 2010 I was in a terrible car accident. I was found wrapped around a tree, completely unconscious and turning blue.

Firemen extracted my lifeless body from the car and resuscitated me as I was transported to the nearest hospital. From that point on, I was transferred to two other hospitals.

According to the many doctors my family encountered, the details of my possible future recovery were a mystery.


Costume conundrum: culturally appropriated costumes are offensive

10/20/16 1:52pm

Halloween is the perfect time to show your creative side when it comes to costumes, but culturally offensive costumes aren’t creative – they’re downright inappropriate.

What you and your friends might think is cute and clever can be extremely uncomfortable to an entire group of people.


Letter to the editor: Shared governance will assist UB in leading the way in higher education

10/12/16 10:15pm

Shared governance is the name commonly given to the collaborative processes by which the students, faculty, staff, and administration express and exercise their governance authority and responsibilities in support of the institution’s mission. It is a distribution of authority based upon the law and its mandates. In essence, it boils down to effective, constructive, and timely engagement by the administration and trustees with the students, faculty and staff.