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Grant Ashley is the editor in chief of The Spectrum. He's also reported for NPR, WBFO, WIVB and The Buffalo News. He enjoys taking long bike rides, baking with his parents’ ingredients and recreating Bob Ross paintings in crayon. He can be found on the platform formerly known as Twitter at @Grantrashley. 

The Spectrum was founded in 1950 as the University at Buffalo's independent student-run news publication.

Best of The Spectrum 2023-24

As the academic year comes to an end, The Spectrum would like to recognize its staff for all of the hard work, long hours, and professional-grade reporting that they contributed in 2023-24. From breaking news, to in-depth features, to social media and photography, this year’s Spectrum staff went above and beyond to inform the UB community.


‘Graduate already’

I’m going to miss all the inside jokes, all the arguments over how to phrase something, all the group hangouts, all the office decorations, all the massive FOIL requests, and making fun of Faculty Advisor Matt Parrino.  Saying goodbye is so much harder when you don’t have another year ahead of you. 

Two Buffalo police officers arrest a protester Wednesday, May 1, 2024, on UB's North Campus. 

7 students arrested during May 1 protest will not face on-campus disciplinary action

UB will not charge the seven students arrested during last week’s pro-Palestine demonstration with Student Code of Conduct violations, a university spokesperson told The Spectrum Thursday evening.  The seven students — plus eight protesters not affiliated with the university — were arrested on May 1 after they refused to disperse at sundown. UB administrators maintain that by doing so, the protesters violated the university’s Picketing and Assembling Policy, which prohibits “overnight assemblies.”

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