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The world of Grindr

02/08/16 2:12am | By MARLEE TUSKES

With more than five million active monthly users in 192 countries, Grindr has become one of the most popular dating apps in the world. The app – which users can download on several different devices including iPhones and Androids – was specifically created for gay and bisexual men to meet one another through a phone screen instead of face-to-face.


Elliott Vance

UB student doubles as male escort, gay porn star

02/07/16 11:18pm | By Tom Dinki

He’s a male escort, stripper and former porn actor. And he’s a small businessman of his own brand, who says it takes education and know-how to manage a career and the money he makes in the sex industry.

He’s not afraid to Google himself because he doesn’t see anything wrong with what he’s doing.

It’s the other people – like the ones who are ashamed to admit they watch porn and the ones who think he should be ashamed to Google himself – who have the problem, he said. They are the ones stigmatizing sex and attaching labels to people like him who practice sex openly and joyfully and teach others how it’s done.


Micah Oliver

UB BSU President Micah Oliver resigns

02/02/16 11:19pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

Deidree Golbourne, formerly BSU’s vice president, has stepped into the role of president and on Monday night, BSU unanimously elected Samirra Felix, as its new vice president, causing a major shakeup in the executive board of the club with the largest budget in the Student Association.

Oliver declined comment about why left left his position, but did say he would eventually be open to speaking to The Spectrum.


UB international students re-adjust to campus life

02/02/16 6:34pm | By HANNAH STEIN

Many international students struggle to adjust with the different time zones and weather conditions after returning back to Buffalo. On-campus resources like the International Student and Scholar Services, Wellness Education Services and the Intercultural and Diversity Center attempt to help students to cope with these barriers.


UB applications increase by more than 10 percent

01/31/16 6:11pm | By MARLEE TUSKES

This time each year, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at UB delves into the process of sorting through thousands of applications from students hoping to be accepted to the university.

And compared to this time last year, there has already been a jump in the number of applicants who are applying to UB.