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.
Orange Dog Club, the Buffalo-based musical project of UB student Tim Turner, visited The Spectrum’s newsroom last week for an intimate performance of stripped-down, guitar-driven indie rock. Orange Dog Club can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Instagram. @orangedogclub3207 @orangedogclub https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bU64wIvBElELVsQabM3VG?si=9ItUl8cORqa8GbYbZ-cq3A https://music.apple.com/us/artist/orange-dog-club/1635055851 Timestamps 0:00 – Gimme My Money (Alternate Version) 4:02 – Feel Inside (Alternate Version) 8:20 – Untitled (Unreleased)
Protesters filled the sidewalk across from the Center for Tomorrow as event attendees lined up to see former All-American swimmer turned political commentator Riley Gaines speak on UB’s North Campus Thursday night. Six University Police officers assembled barricades across the street to block off the road, while protesters waved signs. Produced by John Garcia / The Spectrum
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