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Sunday, April 21, 2024
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Destination: Buffalo and Beyond

When I was in the fourth grade at home in Brooklyn, our teacher asked us to write a journal entry about the one place in the world we would love to visit. I picked Buffalo. My teacher was flabbergasted.

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"A Little Time, A Lot to Give"

Julia Perot stared at her computer screen, her mind running in overdrive as accounts of the devastation from the 2010 Haitian earthquake flashed across CNN's homepage. Perot, a senior mechanical engineering major, is a unique news consumer in that these stories, combined with her skill set and her personal faith, prompted her to take action. Joined by her twin sister Laura, a senior computer science major, Aaron Boucher, a junior health and human services major, Arthur Adams, a 2010 UB alumnus, her father, and her pastor, she will spend the first week of June in Port-au-Prince serving an orphanage in the still-struggling city. The main goal of the project will be to repair the water tower at the orphanage, which the approximately 100 residents and missionaries have no choice but to bathe in and drink from ? at the risk of infection.


VOICE Party Sweeps SA Elections

A cheer rose in 350 Student Union on Thursday evening when the Student Association elections ended in a decisive victory for the VOICE Party, with all of its candidates dominating student ballots.


From Apathy to Activism

This will be the 10th column I've written for The Spectrum, and I've yet to take a stand. That might be an exaggeration, as all columns are expected to make a point of some kind, but there is an obvious trend in the columns I've written.


Culture of Competition

"Two-thirds of you will either fail this class or drop out of school." For college freshmen, these words are undoubtedly startling and troubling.

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