Conservative political commentator Michael Knowles delievered a speech at the University at Buffalo on March 9, 2023, titled "How Radical Feminism Destroys Women (And Everything Else)." Knowles spoke at UB days after making remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where he called for “transgenderism” to be “eradicated from public life entirely,” prompting students, faculty and community members to protest outside the site of Knowles' speech.
Allen West speech - UB YAF Organizers chased across campus5:44pm
About 75 student protesters chased students affiliated with UB's chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) after conservative commentator Allen West spoke on campus last spring. The chase was captured on security camera footage obtained by The Spectrum. West, a former Republican congressman, was invited by YAF to deliver a speech titled “America is not Racist” in the Student Union. Dozens of students protested before and during West’s speech. The Erie County District Attorney’s office told The Spectrum it wouldn’t press charges against any individuals in connection with the incident. You can read more of The Spectrum's coverage of Allen West's speech here: -University Police conclude investigation into events surrounding Allen West speech with no charges filed: https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2023/03/university-police-conclude-investigation-into-events-surrounding-allen-west-speech-with-no-charges-filed -UB conducting ‘thorough review’ in wake of Allen West controversy: https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2022/04/ub-conducting-thorough-review-in-wake-of-allen-west-controversy -University Police responds to Yik Yak posts threatening student protesters: https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2022/04/university-police-responds-to-yik-yak-posts-threatening-student-protesters -Students protest ‘America is not racist’ speech: https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2022/04/students-protest-america-is-not-racist-speech -Allen West speaks at UB, prompts dialogue around race and American values: https://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2022/04/allen-west-speaks-at-ub-prompts-dialogue-around-race-and-american-values
The Spectrum takes a backstage look at the innovative set design behind UB’s “Eurydice”Mar. 16
From March 9-12, UB’s theatre department staged “Eurydice,” a retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of his wife. Senior theatre major E Lyons gave The Spectrum a backstage look at their set design for the show: a surreal, candy-colored backdrop constructed from a wide range of trash and found objects. Join Lyons on a tour of “Eurydice’s” bizarre and inventive set. Video by Moaz Elazzazi
DaisyChain kicks off The Spectrum's concert seriesFeb. 11
Local band DaisyChain stopped by the newsroom in December to give the inaugural performance in The Spectrum’s brand new concert series. The three-piece rock group, fronted by UB electrical engineering senior Joseph Gogan and backed by guitarists Katie Missert and Matthew Riley, played a raucous set that featured both original songs and a host of classic covers. Follow DaisyChain on social media: Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_k8IbdlqY_r5Z7jJUaFgD7OL3NNUyXFqg4 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4kKIZZTerFOgaGJaO6cf8m Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daisychainbuffalo/