Over the past few months, the staff at the UB Art Galleries have learned an unexpected lesson: the technologies UB used to keep the galleries running online are likely here to stay, even after the pandemic ends.
Anastasia Wilds is the senior arts editor. She has been writing for newspapers since her junior year of high school, and she has appreciated all forms of art for even longer. When she’s not writing, she is either reading, listening to music, hanging out with her friends on discord or streaming on Twitch.
Since August, Morgan Woodbeck has been working to spread information on menstrual health in rural Tanzania through one of UB’s study abroad programs. But unlike in previous years, Woodbeck hasn’t needed to leave her house.
Daniella Bertrand was one of many students who participated in the fall semester’s only dance concert.
Lauren Bilancia clicked the wrong answer on her daily health check.
The rise of mental health symptoms during quarantine is caused by more than just the stress of current eventsBy ANASTASIA WILDS | Nov. 6
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.”
Sarah Gawlak, a senior biochemistry major, has played the trumpet in the UB Concert Band since her freshman year. But this semester introduced new challenges that even this long-time musician never experienced before.
There’s no shortage of video game releases this fall to drain UB students’ time and bank accounts. We can’t go out much anymore, but we can stay home and discover new worlds. Here are some of The Spectrum’s favorite video games dropping this fall.
Camoflauge Monk, ToneyBoi, Jae Skeese and other local hip-hop artists share their craft with the Buffalo community from behind a plexiglass windowBy ANASTASIA WILDS | Sep. 17
Local music venues, artists and UB’s art programs have been hit hardest amid the COVID pandemic. But Buffalo creatives and the UB Arts Collaboratory are finding creative ways to perform and showcase their art — all while staying safe.
With Buffalo COVID cases rising and social distancing measures still in place, UB’s theatre and dance department has had to get creative with how to showcase student and faculty work, while still following university protocol.