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Spring Gala ticket troubles

04/19/18 3:46am | By ERIK TINGUE

Students lined up to grab Spring Gala tickets as early as 7:30 a.m. Monday, despite tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Some waited over four hours before tickets sold out by 3 p.m., but hundreds were left empty-handed.


Different foods for different moods

04/12/18 4:13am | By DAN MCKEON

Going out to eat is always a good time, but choosing where to eat rarely is. Questions of “where do you want to eat?” are often answered with “I don’t know, where do you want to eat?,” endlessly shifting the responsibility of choosing a spot.

Lucky for you, The Spectrum is really getting into flowcharts. We got this handy one here to help you figure out where you want to eat — both on and off campus. The city is filled with foods to fit any palate, and they’re all just waiting for you to find them.


Bagel appraisal

04/12/18 4:11am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Over 400 miles separate New York City and Long Island students from one of their go-to food options: bagels. While the breakfast-bread product is available in Buffalo, students from downstate do not consider them on par with the bagels from home.


Rewriting the college menu

04/12/18 4:08am | By WANLY CHEN

Quick, cheap and unhealthy meals have long plagued college students’ diets. We put our obligations as students before our health, from easy macaroni and cheese boxes to Domino’s pizza.

Students who eat healthier have a better academic performance, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. If you’re looking for easy, healthy dishes to get you started, here are a few ideas.


23andMe and You

04/05/18 3:30am | By KIRSTEN DEAN

People share more in common than they know.

Around 99.9 percent of human DNA is the same with less than one percent of genetic differences, according to National Human Genome Research Institute.


Movin’ out: UB students discuss annual Campus Living charges, fees

03/29/18 3:33am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

When Arielis Rosales removed a painting from her wall as a freshman in Wilkeson Hall, she said some of the wallpaper came off.

Less than a month later, she was charged $50.

“The damage was noticeable but not that bad,” said Rosales, a senior psychology and Spanish major. “The circumference of the hole in the wall seemed like it was less than a centimeter. It was small.”


If it ain’t broke… thrift it!

03/29/18 3:14am | By MAX KALNITZ

Over the last two years, students have prevented more than five tons of material from being dumped into landfills.

UBReUSE, a student-run move-out program within the Office of Sustainability, collects and refurbishes unwanted appliances, furniture and clothing at the end of each semester.


Berlin street artists turn swastikas into art

03/15/18 12:06pm | By MAX KALNITZ

BERLIN ­­–– Ibo Omari is a swastika hunter.

He travels Germany, searching for swastikas sprayed on walls and obliterates them.

He’s removed the symbol –– once an ancient sign of luck and prosperity, now synonymous with Nazis –– from playgrounds, backyards, public transportation buildings and elevators.


Buy it, use it, break it, fix it

03/15/18 2:36am | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

If it was broke, it could be fixed in the Student Union on Monday.

Close to 30 volunteers repaired small appliances and educated students on managing waste at the Points of Intervention tour in the SU. Repair stations were scattered throughout the SU lobby, along with educational tables for DIY-home goods, DIY-sewing kits and proper wire rolling instructions. The UB-hosted tour runs with the Post Landfill Action Network.