Letter from the editor: Looking to The Next Generation
220 newspapers.  144 weeks.  Four years. One ambitious and enthusiastic English major looking to find a voice in a campus large enough to be its own city we call UB.  One ambitious and enthusiastic English major looking to find a voice in a campus large enough to be its own city we call UB.  I walked into The Spectrum office the first day of my freshman year. 
Letter from the editor
Our paper had a blank front page on March 11. It was blank, but it contained a promise: We would explain why we couldn’t provide coverage of International Fiesta or document the dramatic win by the Korean Student Association. 
Former UB student Hannah Christensen arraigned Friday morning
Erie County Supreme Court released former UB student Hannah Christensen from her second arraignment Friday morning before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns. Christensen is being charged on one count of leaving the scene of an incident without reporting, which resulted in a serious physical injury, a class “E” Felony, according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.
World-renowned UB professor Robert Genco dies Wednesday morning
Longtime UB Distinguished Professor Dr. Robert Genco died Wednesday morning in Foster Hall during a meeting with colleagues, according to UB officials. 
‘Breaking Away’: A conversation with Lennon Stella
Lennon Stella was destined for greatness. She grew up surrounded by music, was named after a Beatle and was never afraid to share her voice on YouTube at a young age.
The Spectrum sits down with UB President Satish Tripathi
UB President Tripathi thinks every student should take a computer science or statistics course before they graduate, he said as he laughed.  The Spectrum sat down with Tripathi on Monday to discuss campus safety after the recent threats in the nation, university projects and achievements, student voting trends and UB’s land use for roughly 45 minutes. 
Joe Biden speaks at UB’s 32nd Distinguished Speaker Series
Joe Biden walked out to a standing ovation at Alumni Arena Thursday night, just hours after becoming a target in a list of nationwide political bomb threats. The former vice president, who started the speech by shouting out UB’s successful football team, quickly shifted the tone and addressed the pressing news of the day. 
The Spectrum’s exclusive interview with Joe Biden
Joe Biden served as a U.S. senator for 36 years before becoming one of country’s most recognizable public figures as the 47th vice president.  The former VP sat down with Spectrum editors for an exclusive interview Thursday afternoon ahead of his sold-out Alumni Arena lecture as part of UB’s 32nd Annual Distinguished Speakers Series. The former VP, orange Gatorade in hand, shared personal memories, his political heroes and lines from his favorite works of poetry, all while extending the allotted interview time. 
Letter from the editor
The year I was born, The Spectrum celebrated its 47th year. Today it’s 68 and yet, it’s still vibrant, young and thriving.
Letter from the editor: The Spectrum stands with The Capital Gazette
On Thursday afternoon, a gunman broke through the glass at Maryland’s Capital Gazette daily newspaper and killed five reporters. This was a targeted attack, an act of distinct hatred -- a tragic attack on our society. The five staff members went to work for the sole purpose of serving the public and will not return home to their families, will not return to their duty of telling the stories to the public or live to see justice.