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Letter from the editor: A call to action

I understand. We live in a time of fear. Anonymity is safe. And no one trusts the media. It’s discouraging for someone like me, who wants to be a journalist and who believes in the value of a free press. If we can’t tell your stories, how will people know them?


Live for tomorrow

We are young, but we are not invincible. We are impulsive and daring because we can never imagine that right now is our last moment. We tend to forget that tomorrow is only promised for some.

President Satish Tripathi sat with The Spectrum Wednesday afternoon in his presidential office. He was cheerful and smiled when talking about the success of the university.

President Tripathi sits down with The Spectrum

President Satish Tripathi wants all students to know how visible he is on campus. He attends basketball games, has dinner with students and said he is attentive to their needs. “I’m not just someone on the fifth floor of Capen that students can’t come and talk to,” Tripathi said.

Big Sean performs in front of a sold-out crowd at Fall Fest held in Alumni Arena last semester. This year's Spring Fest will also be held in Alumni Arena due to weather forecast.

Spring Fest 2016 to be held inside Alumni Arena

The Chainsmokers, Mac Miller, Icona Pop and Coleman Hell were originally suppose to perform outdoors at Baird Point, but will now perform inside Alumni Arena. Since Alumni Arena is a smaller venue, UB's Student Association stopped selling general public tickets last week so students have a chance to attend the concert.

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Hilary Vandenbark, Ph.D candidate, stands outside of Alumni Arena. Vandenbark is a sexual assault survivor and wants administration to be more transparent when discussing sexual assault on campus.


Students with high academic achievement and involvement in the Class of 2016 are being recognized as the “Outstanding Senior” in their department. Ashley Cercone (pictured), a senior anthropology and classics major received the award in the anthropology department.


Members of the Dazzlers, UB cheerleaders and True Blue hold signs with the No. 41 during a moment of silence on Tuesday night to honor former UB football player Solomon Jackson. Jackson died on Monday night following a medical emergency suffered at practice on Feb. 22. 


Oursler towers over a Eastern Michigan player in the post. After their last game, head coach Felisha Legette-Jack said Oursler could be a “20-10” player.


Freshman guard CJ Massinburg goes to the basket against some Kent State defenders in Buffalo's 87-70 win on Feb. 23. 

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