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‘Girls get assaulted all the time’

Note: This column contains sensitive content about sexual assault which may be triggering.  Taylor sat in the front seat of her mom’s car, singing her heart.  The radio wasn’t even playing, she was just genuinely happy.


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Letter from the editor: Looking to The Next Generation

220 newspapers.  144 weeks.  Four years. One ambitious and enthusiastic English major looking to find a voice in a campus large enough to be its own city we call UB.  One ambitious and enthusiastic English major looking to find a voice in a campus large enough to be its own city we call UB.  I walked into The Spectrum office the first day of my freshman year. 


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Letter to the editor

Last week Wednesday, May 1, the officers of the seven student governments were emailed regarding a meeting with the committee conducting an administrative review of SBI (“the University”). The date was set for this Monday, May 5, at 10 a.m., with no input from student government leaders, with a meeting following at 11 a.m. for Sub-Board I leadership, which the university refused to reschedule.


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Letter to the editor

Faculty Student Association (FSA), the fiscal agent UB recommends student governments move our accounts to, recently had over $300,000 embezzled by FSA board member, Dennis Black, and FSA currently owes SBI approximately $1.5 million. Multiple members of the review committee are also on the FSA board which might be one reason that that committee only presented and contemplated one option during their investigation –– the elimination of SBI.


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Tassel talk

Alright seniors, it’s that time of year! Our partying days are slowly fading behind us and now’s our chance to show off our degrees. What better way to say, “hey, I’m an adult” than a clever Graduation cap? Nothing.


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Letter to the editor

Sub-Board needed to go. Its services should not.  During undergrad, I worked for Sub-Board I, Inc. for four years. That place is a bureaucratic and organizational nightmare, a mismanaged entity from a bygone era.


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See you later, alligator

 It was 7 p.m. in The Spectrum office last night. It was a typical Tuesday, with Jacklyn showing me how to click my heels in the air. I was making a complete fool of myself as Savanna took videos to document my progress, or lack thereof, and Tom and Brent sporadically cheered me on from their respective corners of the office. 


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Letter to the editor

I will never forget hearing the words “Profit is not a dirty word” early in my pharmacy education at the University at Buffalo. Now, many years later, it appears quite the opposite.


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The attention-seeking foul ball

I made a snide remark about how I was lucky to get the parking spot I did. Since this was my first game, I thought it was a good, safe spot to park. I didn’t really think anything of it. About five minutes after I had made that remark, karma hit me.


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May Day: fair pay

“Labor” is often associated with blue-collar industrial workers toiling away in factories, not instructors and students on university campuses.  But the work that faculty, staff and students perform every day is essential labor, without which UB could not function. 


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An open letter to Western New York dweller John Krasinski

Dear Mr. Krasinksi, We get it. You’re on your national tour looking for a place to film your highly anticipated “A Quiet Place” sequel. You’ll stop in Buffalo for about a week, shake a few restaurant owner’s hands, kiss a couple babies on the forehead and be on your way, never to be seen again.


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Undrafted

“And with the 254th pick, the Arizona Cardinals select Caleb Wilson, a tight end from UCLA.” That was it. After three days and 254 picks, not one player from the University at Buffalo was drafted into the NFL.





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