Skip to Content, Navigation, or Footer.
Logo of The Spectrum
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The independent student publication of The Unversity at Buffalo, since 1950

Features

UB professor David Schirm enjoys a cheese and peanut butter cracker in his office. Schirm, a celebrated artist and tenured professor, is set to retire in 2020.
FEATURES

Art professor paints life story

The image of a fractured iceberg in a sea of blood leans on an office wall in the Center for the Arts. The piece,“End of Days,” symbolizes the ice caps melting under man-made forces causing environmental destruction.


The Theme Park Engineering Club visits Darien Lake to learn about amusement park design. The club provides students with the opportunity to learn about what goes into building the world’s roller coasters.
FEATURES

Adrenaline designers

Ian Buchman said he’s “kind of scared” of roller coasters.  Still, he works on them just about every day. He said he enjoys the planning aspect of them as secretary of UB’s Theme Park Engineering Club.


The Spectrum
FEATURES

The week of good eats

Drinks, music, food, large crowds and local businesses are offering deals throughout Buffalo for the next week. Buffalo’s Local Restaurant Week started in 2009, occurs twice a year and gives local restaurants the opportunity to show off their menus. There are more than 200 restaurants participating this week. Restaurants include the 189 Public House, Bravo Cafe & Catering and The Family Tree Restaurant.


O’Grady (right) at a party in 1974 with Provost of Arts and Letters, John Sullivan (left). O’Grady, who died on Tuesday, leaves a lasting legacy as the founder of the media study department at UB.
FEATURES

UB faculty remembers Gerald O'Grady

Gerald O’Grady was a man married to his work, and his work was revolutionary.  The founder and former chair of the Media Study department passed away on Tuesday. O’Grady came to UB during one of the most important historical periods for the university, and he leaves behind a legacy of profound impact in the Buffalo art world and beyond. The Oxford-educated scholar started several media organizations in Buffalo and his emphasis on experimentalism in media arts and film still influences how students are taught in the department today.


Spectrum editors sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow ahead of his Distinguished Speaker Lectures. 
FEATURES

Exclusive Q&A with acclaimed journalist Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow has gone from a 15-year-old college graduate to joining a White House administration at 22. Farrow, now 31, has been heralded for his reporting on sexual abuse cases, winning the Pulitzer for his reporting on the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse scandal. Farrow had an exclusive interview with The Spectrum shortly before his speech in the Center for the Arts for the 32nd Distinguished Speakers Series. 


Residents of the Q3C Co-op sit in their community library. Co-ops offer an alternative housing option for many young people.
FEATURES

Co-existing in small numbers

The Nickel City Housing Cooperative holds its potluck dinner on Monday or Wednesday nights, where a mix of people sit around a large dinner table eating a vegetarian meal, almost like a family. 


Photos courtesy of UB Archives (Boxes E, H, I), Wikipedia Commons (Boxes B,F,G), Spectrum Archives (Box A), Geni (Box C), FindAGrave (Box D)
FEATURES

The name game

 Most students don’t know former UB President Clifford Furnas was an Olympian. Or that Carolyn Tripp Clement might have made the first local phone call in Buffalo. But, if you ask students where their buildings are, their last names roll off the tip of the tongue.


FEATURES

‘Riders on the storm’

Jacob Brill had “the best bad idea” on Saturday night. The National Weather Service issued a high-wind warning for Sunday and five sophomore students knew exactly how to take advantage of it. 


FEATURES

Around town: Best thrift stores

Thrifting — it’s like getting hand-me-downs —only they come from strangers and you pay for them. But thrifting is really the best way to update your closet while on the college budget. There are so many reasons to skip the mall and thrift. Buying used clothing is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Is it really necessary for you to buy those mass-produced faded mom-jeans from Urban Outfitters when there is a perfectly good pair at your local thrift store? Is there anything more satisfying than when someone asks you where you got your cool new leather jacket and you can say you found it at a thrift store? Take that, Sharon, I know you’re trying to cop my style, but you’ll never find this at Forever 21.


Anna Seidl stands in front of ice-covered Lake LaSalle. The theater performance student has built a local reputation for wearing shorts during the winter.
FEATURES

Feeling the breeze

The Buffalo winter is upon campus and students are shuffling through the slush and zipping parka coats up to their noses to stay warm.  But Anna Seidl, a sophomore theater performance and psychology major, said she never wears a coat outside during the winter.


A student reads a book inside the Music Library alone. Faculty and students still have concerns over the library's future, following the retirement of the library’s archivist.
FEATURES

Uncertain and understaffed

UB’s Music Library is now down to only one part-time librarian, which leaves the future of the library unknown.  Former music librarian John Bewley is no longer an active librarian, according to Elizabeth Adelman, interim vice provost for University Libraries. Bewley, who retired this January, was the only music archivist at the library, according to UB Libraries’ website. The Spectrum reported in December that music faculty and students were concerned for the future of the library, following cuts to the staff. Bewley was the last librarian working with a music degree at the library. 


Photo Illustration of students eating Sugar Babies caramels. UB students are finding life as a sugar baby as an alluring cash-making alternative.
FEATURES

Seeking broke girls

Krystina Minckal* was struggling.  Her minimum-wage job at FedEx was not covering her car payments last year. Single and broke, Minckal decided to look for a sugar daddy.


The logo to Sex Talk with my Mom, hosted by Cam Porter. From Porter’s own podcast to many others, there is a large variety of sex and love podcasts to choose from.
FEATURES

Best sex and love podcasts

You could have all of your sex questions answered while mindlessly walking to class.  All you have to do is turn off your tired daily mix and let your headphones transport you from the Baldy walkway to a Marvin Gaye music video. Last year brought us some of the best sex podcasts yet, and here are the ones you should be listening to.


The Career Services office space at 259 Capen Hall. UB’s new career program, Here to Career, will work alongside Career Services to give students a better experience at school.
FEATURES

Working for the future

UB is looking to transform the job search experience with a new program: Here to Career. The program, which works directly with Student Life and Career Services, will give students on-campus jobs and pair them with advisers from multiple UB departments. This semester marks the launch of the program.





Powered by SNworks Solutions by The State News
All Content © 2021 The Spectrum