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Friday, January 28, 2022
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OPINION

Dining hall blues

As a campus resident, my most economical choice for food is a meal plan, of which I have the 14. This is feasible for the majority of those who choose on-campus dining options.  But the majority of students don’t live with the rather debilitating GI disorder known as Crohn’s Disease, which has stripped me of the ability to eat wheat and dairy products safely.


OPINION

Two brothers in paradise

"I’ve got two tickets to the UB football game and Eddie Money is performing.” This is how it (pretty much) went down on Oct. 8, 2016, when rock icon Eddie Money was set to play a home football game and the Blanchet brothers (us) were rocking a buzz cut and frosted tips.


OPINION

Make more rules but don’t ban Juuls

I started Juuling this summer after my friend left his Juul in my car.  As a first-time smoker, I enjoyed it, it hit easy and didn’t even leave me smelling like an ashtray. I found a new drinking companion. Until I went into work one morning, after vaping all night and had an hour-long cough attack.


OPINION

Tyree’s mistake

Would you made the jump from the NCAA to the NFL, knowing you could never turn back?  That was a decision former UB football star Tyree Jackson made before he missed the cut on the Buffalo Bills’ final roster. 


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Unsustainability

Low and behold, I found a footbridge almost exclusively used by staff who work in the buildings in the southwest corner of North Campus. We encountered a larger mess of bottles, cans, wrappers and those little white napkins and cups that have the bold blue letters on them. 


OPINION

A reminder.

Where I am right now, on this Tuesday afternoon, is on a train to Buffalo from Schenectady. My head is pounding, my body aches and I desperately need sleep. After everything I’ve gone through in the last day, I fully understand why I’m on this train. But what I am struggling with is comprehending how much my life has changed in just 24 hours.


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UB students need more meal swipes

Nineteen meal swipes never felt like enough for me. Whenever I go get chicken tenders at Fowl Play, I always want every sauce available, especially their famous “Boom Boom Sauce.” Sadly, that ends up costing extra.


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Ever upward or farther downward?

“Free tuition for lower-income students.” Like many young teens in America in 2017, similar headlines filled me with excitement and hope for a future that never seemed possible. Growing up in a low-income, single-parent household, I didn’t see college as the natural next step in my life. 


OPINION

Letter from the Editor: Growing the voice of the student body

We occasionally report on stories that aren’t always a positive reflection of this campus and our opinion page is always flooded with outspoken columns. We try to give a voice to as many students as we can.  This is the way it should be, though. We’re doing our jobs when we inform the community and we’re doing our jobs when we keep you involved.


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OPINION

Is the n-word overrated?

Every time I ask my friends not to say “n---a,” I get the following responses: “Oh, you know I didn’t mean it that way,” “It’s part of the song so relax" or “I’m a person of color, so it’s OK.”


OPINION

‘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.


OPINION

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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OPINION

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.


OPINION

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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