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Wednesday, August 04, 2021
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Father Roy Herberger stands in the congregation space at the Newman Center. Herberger recently returned from a suspension from the Buffalo Diocese after being exonerated from a sexual abuse complaint.

Life after controversy

Father Roy Herberger, a priest at UB’s Newman Center, returned to active ministry in December. He returned to a warm welcome in light of a six-month suspension, caused by a sexual abuse claim.

Students taking notes during a large lecture in 170 Fillmore Hall. Students have extra time this semester to add a class to their schedule, after the add/drop period was pushed back following last week’s storm.

Best classes to join during add/drop period

Spring is here, but that doesn’t mean you’re not still panicking to figure out your schedule.  Most students may have a heavy workload already and are looking for classes that are more enjoyable rather than tedious. We’ve compiled some classes that are not only worthwhile to take, but won’t feel so burdensome once midterm and final exams season hits. This list should come in handy after UB extended the spring semester add/drop deadline to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.

Freshman Ben Meister skis behind his friend’s jeep on North Campus. Meister and three of his friends became internet famous after their ski adventure during Wednesday’s snow day.

Blizzard Boys

Ben Meister, Ethan Pitts, Michael Herrick and their Jeep-driving friend Grady became the most popular guys on campus Wednesday; after Barstool Buffalo shared a video of them shredding across campus on Instagram. University Police reported three incidents of illegal car-rear skiing on Wednesday. The freshman group’s ski trip was a product of YouTube inspiration, 10 years of skiing experience and having a friend with a car –– something not all freshmen are used to.

Renuka Ramanadhan, a business administration major, is currently recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car outside her Hadley Village apartment.

Rooting for Renuka Ramanadhan

International student Renuka Ramanadhan bought a Calvin Klein coat last summer to help her survive her second Buffalo winter. But she hasn’t shown it off to her friends this winter.


Water you drinking?

Water from fountains around campus is H2Okay, according to a Spectrum study. Though the pH of water from some fountains fell below recommended U.S. Environmental Protection Agency levels, the water on North Campus was consistently safe to drink and free of harmful metals like lead, the study found.

The Cellar on Elmwood Avenue is just one location where students can cop vintage T-shirts and Supreme brand merchandise in Buffalo.

Buffalo's Flyest

One of the most celebrated American holidays is fast approaching: Black Friday.  This week, millions will stampede into chain clothing stores across the nation to snag the hottest trends. But if you prefer not to join the masses in this major frenzy, try visiting some locally owned stores instead.

Tristan Reynolds, a senior mechanical engineering major and SU manager, discussed how the Student Union is not student-friendly. Club officials, SA government and others involved in the SU met on Wednesday to discuss UB’s Student Union Master Plan.

The Student Union of the future

In 1984, UB built the Student Activities Center, now called the Student Union. Now, 34 years later, UB is looking to update the most-populated building for students on campus. SA leaders, club officials and other UB community members gathered on Wednesday in SU Room 250 to discuss plans to move the union into the current century.

Drag queen Alice Raige answered questions from the community during the Q&A portion of the drag show on Friday. 

Drag in the day

Angel Yutig, a junior health and human services major, said she never thought she’d see the day someone would deepthroat a dildo in the middle of the Student Union.

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