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Monday, December 11, 2023
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The Spectrum spoke with seven UB students about their takes on various hot topics.

Culture PerSPECtives: Is Matt Rife funny?

In each edition of Culture Perspectives, The Spectrum will ask UB students seven questions that survey their observations, opinions and beliefs to help us understand our cultural climate. We’ll ask questions about the media students are consuming, where they stand with their own generation and more. One question will always tackle a hot topic in our culture — whether local, national or global.

From left to right: Treasurer Ash Mallach, Secretary Gary Margossia, Historian Joel Muhigirwa, Vice President Ethan Fargo, and President Taeyoung Jeong. | Courtesy of Strength and Power Club.

Building muscle and community

Some of UB’s biggest and strongest students took to the stage of the SU theater earlier this semester to participate in the first ever on-campus bodybuilding competition.  The event was organized by UB’s newly formed Strength and Power Club, a student group dedicated to strength-training, bodybuilding and overall physical fitness.

Waste bins on UB's North Campus.

Where does that soda can go?

UB removes just over a ton of waste from its campuses every day, a majority of which ends up in landfills. The university is working toward sending only 10% of UB-generated waste to landfills, but around 70-80% of waste currently goes to the dump.


What’s the buzz behind Hive, a student-created app?

Jacob Rhinehart runs like a machine, repeating the same schedule day after day: wake up, go to the gym, read, journal, work and pioneer a new social media platform. When Rhinehart first came up with the idea to create Hive, he had one goal: to improve university life by connecting students together on a social media platform.

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