Over the past few years, UB has hosted a who’s who list of presidential candidates. Some of these individuals were on the campaign trail; others visited campus as part of the university’s Distinguished Speakers Series.
The Spectrum asked UB students which issue is most important to them in its biennial political survey. The results are in: 17.6% of students said racial inequality is the most important issue to them.
In an effort to increase student voter turnout, UB Student Engagement created UB Votes in 2016 to give students free transportation to voting polls on Election Day. UB Votes has also collaborated with the Residence Hall Association to create a five-episode “call to action” video series to encourage students to vote.
From the inside, Big Mood on Elmwood looks less like a restaurant and more like your cool aunt’s ‘70s-themed apartment. Complete with macrame plant holders, retro light fixtures and orange tie-dyes, this vegan eatery’s aesthetic is as retro as it is current. Big Mood offers a variety of 100% vegan burgers, bowls, salads, sandwiches and dessert. What’s more, each item on the menu corresponds with a quirky mood for the dish.
University officials and public health experts are crediting a specific group of people with keeping campus safe: the student body.
In 1993, UB hosted the second-largest sporting event in the world. But 27 years later, few students have heard of these games. Even fewer know that Buffalo was the first and only American city to host the summer event — that is, until they are held in Lake Placid in 2023.
Pizza parlors are notorious for their red and white ceramic tiling, conveyor belt ovens and attention-grabbing neon signage – but this is anything but the experience at Jay’s Artisan Pizza.
On Sept. 26, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative-leaning federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Barrett, 48, will fill the role of the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and could reshape the bench for generations to come.
Across the country, colleges are grappling with how to enforce mask wearing and social distancing.
Prepare to experience a whole new dimension of Chinese takeout at Home Taste in Buffalo. The restaurant, which prides itself in cooking Northern-Chinese cuisine, offers a variety of authentic dishes made by hand.
You might expect the tacos at Ranchos to be good, but you can’t beat dessert: a black and yellow ATV roars down Niagara Street in wheelie formation as the sunset casts a golden spotlight on the rider.
In the 30 years since her death, Linda Yalem has been honored through memorial runs, safety patrols and a scholarship in her name. But the anniversary of her tragic passing begs a question: Is the bike path safer today than it was 30 years ago?
Before coming to college, Sari Arrow had never been away from her family for the Jewish High Holidays.
When Emily Thomas* arrived at South Campus’ Goodyear Hall for her mandatory two-week quarantine, she received: face masks, garbage bags, a muffin, two cookies, toilet paper, disinfectant, a bottle of water and a rotten banana.
Under normal circumstances, students would have dozens of questions about what campus will look like in the new year. But these aren’t normal circumstances; if anything, COVID-19 has left students with more questions than at any time before.
Alexander Sansolo’s wishes were granted when he got the opportunity to intern at the Magic Kingdom. Three years of college and academics left him “burnt out” but the internship was his golden ticket to the Disney “imagineering” world and a way to find his true calling.
This year began with catastrophe after catastrophe. Headlines describing the massive impacts of the coronavirus litter our screens. TikToks of college students longing for their friends with moody indie songs playing in the background have flooded the “For You” page. Oil prices dipped into the negatives for the first time in history on Tuesday. The new normal is filled with plenty to be sad about.