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BRENTON BLANCHET

Brenton Blanchet is a junior communication major and The Spectrum's managing editor. His hobbies include collecting vinyl, jogging and meeting Mariah Carey.

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The Spectrum elected Brenton Blanchet as editor-in-chief for the 2019-20 academic year. Blanchet has been writing for The Spectrum since 2016. 


OPINION

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.


Freshman Ben Meister skis behind his friend’s jeep on North Campus. Meister and three of his friends became internet famous after their ski adventure during Wednesday’s snow day. Photo: Courtesy of Ethan Pitts
FEATURES

Blizzard Boys

Ben Meister, Ethan Pitts, Michael Herrick and their Jeep-driving friend Grady became the most popular guys on campus Wednesday; after Barstool Buffalo shared a video of them shredding across campus on Instagram. University Police reported three incidents of illegal car-rear skiing on Wednesday. The freshman group’s ski trip was a product of YouTube inspiration, 10 years of skiing experience and having a friend with a car –– something not all freshmen are used to.


OPINION

Ari and Mimi: A Buffalo beef squash

Mariah Carey and Ariana Grande are my two favorite vocalists in history.  They’re unbelievably talented and well-respected musical powerhouses who can do things with their voices that make listeners question the limits of the vocal cords. 


Longtime Professor Gerald Finnegan acts in the one-man show, “Krapp’s Last Tape” at Irish Classical Theatre Company in the early ‘90s. Former students and faculty remember the late theatre professor.
NEWS

Remembering Jerry

    “I didn’t go to the moon. I went much further.” Gerald, or Jerry, Finnegan would start his theatre classes at the beginning of each year by having his students recite this line from the memory play, “The Glass Menagerie.” The line comes from character Tom Wingfield, a shoe factory worker who doubles as an aspiring poet trying to escape from reality.


Professor Bruce Jackson (left) chats with Jim Kweskin (right) at the 1967 Newport Folk Festival. Jackson was on the festival board from 1965 to 1968. He claims that fans didn’t boo Bob Dylan during his infamous 1965 festival performance.
ARTS

'Bob Dylan was not booed'

It’s hard to dismiss a 52-year-old story but Professor Bruce Jackson isn’t afraid to try. When Bob Dylan played his first-ever electric set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, legend insists that the crowd booed him. Dylan’s decision to go electric infuriated the crowd, according to this popular belief.


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 UB Student Association President Gunnar Haberl looks out at campus from the Student Union balcony. Haberl reflected on his year as SA president and discussed his plans for the future in an interview with The Spectrum.   BRENTON BLANCHET Photo: The Spectrum
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 UB Student Association President Gunnar Haberl looks out at campus from the Student Union balcony. Haberl reflected on his year as SA president and discussed his plans for the future in an interview with The Spectrum.  

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Singer Jorja Smith played The Opera House in Toronto for two sold-out shows on Saturday and Sunday. Aside from playing her notable hits, Smith threw some covers and unreleased album cuts on the setlist.

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The Faculty Senate passed amendments to the undergraduate and graduate academic integrity policies at Tuesday’s meeting. 

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Pop star Lights performed at Town Ballroom Tuesday night, playing cuts from her recent “Skin and Earth” album along with fan favorites.

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Pop Star Lights performed at Town Ballroom Tuesday night, playing cuts from her recent “Skin and Earth” album along with fan favorites.

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