Gunnar Haberl remembers putting a sword through someone’s neck in front of at least 50 different crowds. The outgoing Student Association president isn’t a murderer, though. He was a child magician showcasing his favorite trick with a tape-measure sword. Haberl didn’t have to pull any tricks on anyone this academic year, but he admits he did his best to mend SA’s relationships with departments, not disclosing whether or not he used magic in the process.
The Student Union is undergoing a transformation that may include new lounge spaces and outdoor areas after this semester. The building’s future design was up for debate Wednesday in the SU lobby, as students gave feedback to an outside development advisory firm. Representatives from Brailsford & Dunlavey, who are tasked with the Student Union Master Plan, stood by the main entrance with posters set up to showcase their ideas. The master plan will dictate students’ future use of SU and South Campus’ Harriman Hall.
Seniors will still be able to continue UB’s tradition of signing a painted buffalo before graduating in May. The Student Association committed to host the Sign-A-Bull program last week after a student questioned Student Engagement’s choice to discontinue it.
Many UB students were shocked to hear about the fire that devastated the historic Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday. The fire destroyed most of the Paris cathedral’s roof and middle spire after burning for over nine hours.
The pinnacle of Taco Bell is now right outside of your lecture hall. Mountain Dew Baja Blast arrived in campus vending machines and at The Elli convenience store in early March according to Raymond Kohl, Campus Dining & Shops marketing manager. Kohl wrote in an email that the popular soft drink, which Taco Bell introduced as an exclusive to the fast food chain in 2004, is already “flying off” The Elli’s shelves and requiring Vending Manager Dave Marotta to “constantly” fill vending machine slots.
The Society of Professional Journalists announced The Spectrum as the finalist for the Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper award in the Region 1 Mark of Excellence contest.
Buffalo is known around the world for beef on weck and wings, but Buffalonians have so much more to say about local cuisine. Where do Buffalonians like to eat? Not Anchor Bar. Buffalo is forever tied to the resturaunt for those spicy hot wings, but Buffalo offers more than the sauce. The Spectrum compiled five Queen City staples Buffalonians love.
If your lunch break is necessary “me time,” then you probably have searched campus for the perfect place to relax and eat your lunch uninterrupted.It doesn’t mean you’re unhappy and it doesn’t mean you don’t like people –– you just like your alone time in the midst of a busy work day. Luckily, The Spectrumcompiled a list of the six best places for some peaceful alone time on campus.
Students say getting a job is a top priority after graduation but less than 8% made an appointment at Career Services last year. Roughly 52% of students, according to a Spectrum survey, don’t even know UB has a career office.
For some LGBTQ students, Dinner Crew is where they feel “open.” LGBTQ and Dinner Crew is a Student Life program for LGBTQ students to come together in a comfortable space. The program holds dinners monthly, usually in the Student Union, and are open to all students.