Isabella Nurt

about the author

 Isabella Nurt is a junior film production major. She is keen to get off campus and cover underground topics in the greater Buffalo area. 


UB students are spending big on fake IDs
UB students want fake IDs and they pay hundreds to get them. Joseph Clay* knows. He used to sell them.
Condoleezza Rice discusses representation among faculty, Julian Assange and foreign relations in exclusive Spectrum Q&A
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with The Spectrum ahead of her speech at Alumni Arena on Wednesday night to answer questions about representation and foreign relations. 
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks at UB
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said it is time for America to fight the “four horsemen of the apocalypse:” populism, nativism, protectionism and nationalism. 
Around town: Buffalonian food favorites
Buffalo is known around the world for beef on weck and wings, but Buffalonians have so much more to say about local cuisine.  Where do Buffalonians like to eat? Not Anchor Bar. Buffalo is forever tied to the resturaunt for those spicy hot wings, but Buffalo offers more than the sauce. The Spectrum compiled five Queen City staples Buffalonians love. 
Retiring in college: saving ahead after 20 hard years
I know that I haven’t technically entered the workforce yet, but I can’t wait to retire.  I can already see myself on a senior booze cruise to the Caribbean. Laying on the balcony lawn chairs, with all the other geriatrics and their orthopedic shoes. Some people say that college is the best four years of your life. 
UB faculty remembers Gerald O'Grady
Gerald O’Grady was a man married to his work, and his work was revolutionary.  The founder and former chair of the Media Study department passed away on Tuesday. O’Grady came to UB during one of the most important historical periods for the university, and he leaves behind a legacy of profound impact in the Buffalo art world and beyond. The Oxford-educated scholar started several media organizations in Buffalo and his emphasis on experimentalism in media arts and film still influences how students are taught in the department today.
Jewish Community Center prepares to hold 34th annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival
The 34th annual Buffalo International Jewish Film Festival — the longest-running film festival in Buffalo — will take place March 22-28. The Jewish Community Center-run festival will feature critically acclaimed documentaries and dramas from around the world.
Naan-Tastic: a revolution in fast food
When UB alum Aman Singh and his brother Ajay Singh opened the doors to Naan-Tastic this past weekend, they were hoping to start a revolution in Buffalo. A food revolution. 
Help wanted: a sign for the times
If you’re looking for a job, you’re in luck because help-wanted signs seem to be strewn everywhere these days. I waited in line for 20 minutes at Tim Hortons drive-thru just the other day for an egg and cheese croissant.  When I pulled up to the window, a sweaty teenage boy handed it to me in a huff and said, “Sorry, we’re super low on people lately.”