Four weeks ago, I sat down in front of my laptop to write this column.
This year was The Year. Sure, every year is The Year if you ask Bills Mafia, but this year was The Year. The Bills, who hadn’t made it beyond the wild card round since 1995, were finally on the brink of going to the Super Bowl!
How is it possible that at a time when 71% of students are reporting increased stress and an even greater percentage are experiencing difficulty concentrating and disruptions to sleep schedules, UB is about to embark on a completely break-less semester?
2020 brought with it major historical events. The year started off with a near war between Iran and America. The assasination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was then followed up with a retaliatory missile strike on an American base. Australian bushfires burned millions of acres and killed billions of animals. The escalation of COVID led to worldwide lockdowns, an international disruption to everyday life and tragedy throughout the world. Additionally, protests for racial justice, the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and many other important incidents occurred.
Everybody knew playing a college basketball season during COVID-19 was a risk. College football was the pandemic guinea pig and had over 200 games canceled this season. Basketball coaches knew this and went ahead anyway.
As the regular season comes to an end, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the college football year that was 2020. While it hasn’t been an ideal year, 2020 has actually produced some of the greatest success stories in college football history.
The Bulls are having the kind of season college dreams are made of.
The weather is changing, and the end of an unprecedented cyber semester is on the minds of many. With Thanksgiving break and the pandemic cutting off all in-person activities at UB, winter break and the following months could become lonely for those who long for the full college experience to return once again. Luckily, there might just be something that could make some people a little less lonely: Pet lizards.
I voted for the first time this year and I cast my vote for Joe Biden, although the rest of my family supports Donald Trump.
The rise of mental health symptoms during quarantine is caused by more than just the stress of current eventsBy ANASTASIA WILDS | Nov. 6, 2020
I’m sitting in my bathtub with all the lights turned off. Tears are streaming down my face as my mind races at a million miles a minute. “I’m a failure, I mess everything up, I’m afraid to lose everyone I care about, I wish I wasn’t here.”
When classes first started, I excitedly opened the door to my new office and sat down as The Spectrum’s new editor-in-chief.
"I awoke to hundreds of messages from friends, acquaintances and strangers telling me that someone made a fake Instagram, nearly identical to my personal account, offering access to a private Snapchat story where “I” would post explicit photos and nude content."