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Sunday, May 19, 2024
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Joke’s on you

Don’t live life in service of others, desperate for their companionship. Be the jester, the king, the queen and the knight, in all of their glory. 


We need more time to choose our majors

As a first generation college student, I felt a lot of pressure from my family to go into school with an idea of what I actually wanted to do, but I barely had any guidance during the application process.


Being nonbinary is hard enough

But as I grew older and developed more of my personality, I started to feel like I was forcing myself to be a girl. It was like I was putting on an overly feminine performance to attract attention and to please my family, because it was easier to be a woman than it was to even consider the possibility that I may be nonbinary.


Good enough

You don’t need to be perfect to be worth something. Memories are made when you set yourself free from the little, nitpicky expectations no one but you notices.


Fireworks displays aren’t all they’re cracked up to be

UB’s Homecoming fireworks are only one of many examples of environmental destruction. But its contract with the Town of Amherst for the Fourth of July display over Lake Lasalle magnifies this issue. Why does UB, a research institution with multiple offices and programs based in sustainability, continue with this engagement?


Letter to the editor: GSEU State of the Union

A graduate worker’s state of the union is this: the University at Buffalo knowingly keeps their graduate workers in severe financial distress and poverty, while their top administrators have received $20K+ bonuses EACH since the pandemic started.


We need more communication from SA officials

The Spectrum tried repeatedly in in-person meetings and emails to SA officials to obtain two media passes to this year’s Fall Fest. SA representatives were as adamant as their reasoning was vague: This year’s SA e-board would not provide The Spectrum with passes. 

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