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.
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.
Sweet Home Senior High School officials removed the abandoned ropes course on UB land last month, according to UB Spokesperson Kate McKenna. The Spectrum confirmed the removal Saturday, after high school and UB officials said they planned to take the course down this past November.
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.
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.
The 34th annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival — the longest-running film festival in Buffalo — will take place March 22-28. The Jewish Community Center-run festival will feature critically acclaimed documentaries and dramas from around the world.
The Spectrum found four hazardous waste containers on South Campus, three months after a state audit report criticized the university for its hazardous waste storage. The containers were in the Biomedical Education Building in areas accessible to students and the public late Friday afternoon.
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.
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.