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Nikole Hannah-Jones spoke to Spectrum reporters in the Center for the Arts Wednesday.

Nikole Hannah-Jones discusses inequality and affecting change

Nikole Hannah-Jones served as UB’s 46th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Keynote Speaker Wednesday at the Center for the Arts. Her 50-minute Q&A session touched on the value of representation in education, the importance of affecting positive change and the idea that progress toward racial equality isn’t guaranteed.

Crumbl Cookie will open its doors Friday, Jan 28 in the Boulevard Mall Plaza.

Crumbl Cookies will open on Friday

Students getting their spring semester essentials at Target in the Boulevard Mall will soon find a new storefront nestled between Corelife Eatery and Naan-tastic. Crumbl, a small family owned and operated cookie joint with over 300 locations in 36 states, may very well end up becoming students’ new fix for late-night cookies.

UB Deputy Chief of Police Joshua Sticht wants Erie County to create a dataset that would allow UPD to track the race, gender and age of the drivers officers stop on the road.

UPD hopes to create comprehensive dataset for traffic stops

With a renewed national conversation surrounding the equity of traffic stops and how they can disproportionately impact members of the BIPOC community, UB Deputy Chief of Police Joshua Sticht said in an interview with the The Spectrum that he is pushing for Erie County to create more comprehensive datasets that would allow UPD to track the race, gender and age of the drivers officers stop on the road.  

Big Mood, a popular vegan eatery in Elmwood Village, is permanently closed, according to sources.

Popular restaurant Big Mood shuts doors permanently

Big Mood, the vegan eatery in Elmwood Village popular among UB students, announced on Instagram that it would close its doors until further notice on Nov. 20 following a break-in. A source familiar with Big Mood confirmed that the plant-based restaurant is permanently closed. 

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