Editorial: We can’t give hate speech a platform
On Thursday afternoon, a man with no known UB affiliation stood in the spine for roughly three hours shouting xenophobic and homophobic opinions.
This quickly garnered the attention of roughly 150 students, with large crowds filing around him in between classes.
The Spectrum encourages UB to help #SaveStudentNewsrooms
The first Spectrum came out in December, 1950. In it, our staff wrote that a campus newspaper must present “all the hues and facets” of important issues at UB.
We don’t use the term “hues and facets” anymore, but we still have the same mission: to deliver news and information to the UB community.
UB needs to do more to honor, respond to Sebastian Serafin-Bazan’s death
Last week, we lost one of our own.
Freshman Sebastian Serafin-Bazan died on April 17, six days after alleged hazing at the Sigma Pi fraternity in the University Heights.
His roommates described him as a dedicated student. They no longer see his Post-It note reminding him of his goal to get a 4.0.
UB Council should hold a limited public comment period
The UB Council went into executive session on Monday morning after a graduate student stood up and interrupted the meeting procedures.
We know the UB Council doesn’t have to listen to graduate students by law.
But UB Council members, all of whom advise UB on its future, should sit down, listen and respond to future UB alumni.