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Brenton J. Blanchet is the 2019-20 editor-in-chief of The Spectrum. His work has appeared in Billboard, Clash Magazine, DJBooth, PopCrush, The Face and more. Ask him about Mariah Carey.


Thank you and farewell

Before I began my pursuit of journalism … actually, scratch that. During my first-ever interview in February 2012, a source gave me the greatest advice I could ever use.  “Life is about dealing with all situations in moderation,” he said. “Whether you’re a celebrity, a teacher or just a guy with a shovel in his hand, digging a ditch.”

SA President Yousouf Amolegbe having a conversation with the Board of Directors during a recess period at the meeting Tuesday. Photo: The Spectrum

Student Association president’s fate in limbo after six-hour meeting, board of directors planning meeting to further discuss

The Student Association Board of Directors spent six hours Tuesday night discussing the suspension of SA President Yousouf Amolegbe and voted against lifting his suspension. Close to 80 students –– many of whom came in support of Amolegbe –– watched, spoke and shared their thoughts during and after the meeting, which lasted from 6 p.m. Tuesday to 12 a.m. Wednesday.

The site of Friday night's collision where UB students and an Amherst Police vehicle collided. Photo: The Spectrum

Friday crash leaves five students injured, two critically injured, as of Saturday

Five students were injured, two critically injured, as of Saturday morning following a Friday night car accident on Sheridan Drive near Sweet Home Road, according to Amherst Police.  A 20-year-old student from Centereach, NY was driving a 2012 Chevrolet when the vehicle and Amherst Police vehicle collided shortly before midnight, according to the Amherst Police. UB spokesperson Cory Nealon says Amherst Police is investigating the collision.

A tour walks outside of Knox Hall Friday.

Racist, anti-Semitic, homophobic slurs, symbols found on Knox Hall bathroom stall

Students are concerned following The Spectrum’s report of racist, anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs and symbols found on a Knox Hall bathroom stall Friday. On Friday at 7 p.m., Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the New York State Police Hate Crimes Task Force to assist University Police in investigating the graffiti, which included the N-word, two swastikas and a homophobic slur written in red marker. Cuomo’s announcement came six hours after The Spectrum notified UPD of the writing. 

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