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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
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If you’re looking for some falafel, there are tons of tasty options to choose form in the Queen City. Amy’s Place (pictured above) offers a delicious falafel wrap for a modest price, and it’s right down the road from South Campus. 

Best of Buffalo: Falafel

Selecting the perfect falafel in a city swarming with shawarma can be tricky, but The Spectrum has done the greasy work for you and found the five best falafel wraps in Buffalo. This Middle Eastern staple is making a statement in the 716 as there are now more than a dozen restaurants to pick from. 

Students go on a safari during their study-abroad trip to Tanzania through UB. The Experiential Learning Network’s Global Partner Studio is hosting their inaugural institute in October, a series of events that will promote global engagement and innovative ideas by the UB Community.

Global Partner Studio to build worldly connections through institute

The next step toward global innovations and engagement is set to take place at the heart of UB. The Global Partner Studio, a platform through the Experiential Learning Network, will hold its first institute from Monday through Thursday on North Campus. The Inaugural GPS Institute will bring UB partners from around the world to share global innovations and discuss transformative ideas with the community.


Around town

Fall is officially here and this weekend marks the transition from September to October.  With highs in the 60s this weekend and plenty to do, Buffalo is offering some great fall-opening activities.

Colorful plaid prints and tights are two of many upcoming fall trends you will see hit the halls of UB this semester.

Fall fashion trends

The leaves are starting to change and so are styles. Top designers have already held runway shows forecasting fall’s upcoming clothing, accessory and beauty trends. Here are some styles to be on the lookout for as the semester continues.

Sweatcoin offers gifts in its store such as bookbags, cell phones and Netflix gift cards. The app, though, collects users’ personal information, including phone numbers and payment cards.

Popular app pays users to walk it out

Your next walk across campus can be cashed in for a Starbucks gift card thanks to a popular app. Sweatcoin is a pedometer-like app that converts outdoor steps to credits. Users can spend credits on gifts in the Sweatcoin store, including Starbucks and Netflix gift cards, bookbags and even an iPhone 8.

The Puffer Grove, located on North Campus, is one of a number of “secret” locations students don’t tend to use. The grove features a moderate display of environmental growth, and has shades of serenity despite the nearby highway.

UB Secrets: A number of hidden locations throughout North Campus

Famed scholar and academic Spongebob Squarepants once declared the best part of secrets is “secretly telling someone your secret, thereby secretly adding another secret to their secret collection of secrets, secretly.” While The Spectrumis not a secret, fans and supporters of secret culture will not-so secretly hope these secrets are never seen.

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Around Town

Fall semester has begun and September is in full swing. As we near the end of summer and the beginning of fall, Buffalo has lots to offer students. If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, here are some activities happening around town this weekend. Niagara County Peach Festival Sept.

Accounting major Benjamin Corbett (third from left) stands with club members and guest speaker Dave Cash, an Emmy-winning Channel 2 News Reporter  (second from left) at a weekly DECA meeting.  Corbett founded UB DECA, a club focused on building business and entrepreneurial skills, after transferring to UB.

Starting up the start-ups

Benjamin Corbett started out his collegiate career at the University at Pittsburgh in 2015. He planned on joining the university’s ROTC program to give back to the community, but officials discovered a scar on his back.


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