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UB SPORTS RECAP - Feb. 19, 2024

Welcome the weekly UB sports recap with Evan Hilbert, sports editor for The Spectrum and track and field athlete. Each week, Evan will be recapping all the highlights in UB sports.


Asking UB Students for their worst roommate experiences

We took to the spine to ask students about their nightmare roommate experiences. ?: John Garcia / The Spectrum ?: Zane Roth Read more about some of UB's worst roommates here:


Orange Dog Club: The Spectrum Tiny Desk Concert

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 Timestamps 0:00 – Gimme My Money (Alternate Version) 4:02 – Feel Inside (Alternate Version) 8:20 – Untitled (Unreleased)


Riley Gaines' visit to UB causes uproar on campus

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


Allen West speech - UB YAF Organizers chased across campus

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: -UB conducting ‘thorough review’ in wake of Allen West controversy: -University Police responds to Yik Yak posts threatening student protesters: -Students protest ‘America is not racist’ speech: -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”

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


Buffalo community shares thoughts on Michael Knowles' speech at UB

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.


DaisyChain kicks off The Spectrum's concert series

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: Spotify: Instagram:


Bulls Basetball Season Preview

Ahead of Men's Basketball season opening exhibition against Daemen, sports editor Nate Mendelson spoke with coaches and players to preview the season in this edition of the Spectrum Sports Corner.


The Spectrum interviews Zac Barnett of American Authors.

We sat down with American Authors vocalist Zac Barnett on Saturday before the Fall Fest Concert Series. Barnett talked about the band's success and upcoming album for our new video interview. Interviewers: Brenton Blanchet and Brian Evans Videographers: Jack Li and Shubh Jain Editing: Shubh Jain


The Spectrum interviews Sawyer Fredericks.

We sat down with The Voice winner and singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks before his Mohawk Place performance this month. Fredericks talks about fans, lessons learned from Pharrell , and much more.


Just-a-Spec: Sasha Sloan

For more visit: Interviewer: Brenton Blanchet, Senior Arts Editor Video made by: Jack Li, Assistant Multimedia Editor


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