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Wednesday, January 19, 2022
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The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is a staple of Buffalo's culture with artwork from Picasso’s Harlequin, to the early Cubist masterwork Danseuse au Café by Jean Metzinger. 

Around Town: Buffalo culture edition

But for those of you just getting to UB, or returning for another year, getting to know Buffalo’s major cultural staples will make your time at UB less stressful, more engaging, and a hell of a lot more fun.


My last college move

When I transferred back home to Buffalo, I figured it was probably time to find “my thing” – you know, get involved, make friends, blah blah. At the beginning of the spring semester of my junior year I got a mass email: The Spectrum was hiring.


Legitimate arguments are based on logic, not disgust

I am firmly pro-abortion rights. I am a heterosexual cisgender woman. I have a uterus so I may one day be pregnant and when that day comes, I deserve the right to choose what I envision for my future. If that future doesn’t involve a baby, or at least the present doesn’t make supporting a child a viable option, I have – and deserve – the right to make that choice.


Making Buffalo home

I’m an off-campus student, I don’t live with my parents and I certainly don’t live in the Heights. And neither should you.

Catch Mothers and Sons, a production of the Buffalo United Artists, on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at Alleyway Theatre.

The perfect staycation in Buffalo

Being snowbound in Buffalo doesn’t mean you can’t have a brilliant Spring Break. There’s enough new art exhibitions in the city, sports games, plays and even tropical cocktails at the Botanical Gardens to keep you busy every glorious day of break.

Check out the Ladies First Big Band on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at The Colored Musicians Club at 145 Broadway in downtown Buffalo.

Around Town

Despite below freezing temperatures and wind chills hitting negative 20 degrees, Buffalo is alive and well this weekend.

Emma Janicki, standing in front of the Brandenburg Tor.
Sara DiNatale, The Spectrum

Darkness shapes the light

Emma Janicki, standing in front of the Brandenburg Tor. Sara DiNatale, The Spectrum My fingers fumbled around my friend?s fingers as her relatively steady hand grasped the round bottom of what must?ve been a clear glass water bottle, dangerously filled with sparkling water.

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