The top five stories around UB this week

A recap of this week in Spectrum headlines


Did you miss last week’s issues of The Spectrum? Catch up with our recap of the top five must-read stories.

5. Best of Buffalo issue

Our annual “Best of Buffalo” issue provided students with an inside look to some of the best places both on and around campus. We profiled the best places to eat after midnight – like Calios – the best places to study – like SPoT Coffee – and the best places to get your haircut – like Lady Jane’s Salon.

We also included some interesting clips about Buffalo’s history, including famous people from the area and museums and galleries to attend on weekends. If you didn’t pick the issue up while it was on stands, you can still see it here.

4. “Netflix and chill”

The concept of “Netflix and chill” isn’t foreign to students – it’s the modern day date night. The words hold more meaning than they appear to, as they usually insinuate watching a movie or show for about 20 minutes – and then hooking up.

The Spectrum took a look at the popular phrase and the meaning it has for students.

3. Quarterback Tony Daniel inspired by late father

Senior quarterback Tony Daniel is considered one of the leaders for the football team despite being a backup. Daniel’s father Jack, who passed away in November from a heart attack and was an active member of the community in their hometown Hiram, Georgia, inspired his family man mentality. Daniel has been able to rely on his mother and sister and his teammates since his father’s death.

2. Erie County legislators propose 2 a.m. bar closing time

Erie County legislators introduced an official proposal for bars to close at 2 a.m. instead of 4 a.m. in order to reduce the amount of alcohol-related death and injuries. If a majority of Erie County legislators approve the proposal, the New York State Liquor Authority would then need to approve it in order to enact the legislation.

Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs cited a 2010 City Grill shooting in downtown Buffalo that left four people dead and occurred around 2:30 a.m. as one of the reasons for an earlier closing time.

“It gets dangerous the later you’re out,” Jacobs said.

An earlier closing time would have a major affect on UB students and college nightlife, and students who spoke with The Spectrum had mixed reactions about whether or not a 2 a.m. closing time would be a good idea.

1. BSU protests President Tripathi’s annual address

On Friday, the Black Student Union (BSU) protested President Satish Tripathi’s annual address by standing and holding up signs reading “We Want Answers.” The protest was in reaction to the “White Only” and “Black Only” signs that were part of graduate fine arts student Ashley Powell’s class project.

BSU has wanted further response about the project from UB and Tripathi. The president acknowledged the protest, but didn’t say anything definitive about what kind of action he would take or what steps the school would take to prevent something like this from happening again.

Tori Roseman is the senior features editor and can be reached at