about the author

 Jacklyn Walters is a junior communication major. She enjoys bringing up politics at the dinner table and seeing dogs on campus. 


We need to give indigenous people the respect they deserve
Christopher Columbus should not be celebrated, and that’s not a matter of debate.  I am currently sitting on colonized Haudenosaunee land. And you might be too.  
When catchy artists catch a case
No industry boasts problematic faves like the music scene –– with some of the most problematic holding titles as icons. But you still love them, you belt their lyrics and mimic their dance moves.
Buffalo catches the ‘Lovebug’
On Aug. 30, 2009, 12-year-old Sarah Scott’s dreams came true when she saw the Jonas Brothers live in Toronto. Ten years later –– and wearing the same t-shirt from 2009 –– her childhood dreams came true again, this time with a beer in her hand.
Making UB notorious: Ruth Bader Ginsburg visits UB
On the first day of the 2019-20 academic school year, UB handed out another diploma. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Buffalo on Monday to accept an honorary doctoral degree from UB’s School of Law. Her appearance –– hosted by UB’s School of Law, the Bar Association of Erie County, the Western New York Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association and the Minority Bar Association of Western New York –– marks the first time a Supreme Court Justice has received a SUNY honorary degree or has come to UB. 
Brian Regan wants his audience to laugh at ‘substance, not shock’
Brian Regan doesn’t think he’s a household name. But with multiple Netflix specials, collaborations with Jerry Seinfeld and David Letterman and an appearance on Jimmy Fallon, Regan might be the only one who thinks so.
One World Café construction to continue through fall semester
After two years of planning, construction for the One World Café began on May 20.  The roughly $20 million project is expected to be completed by August 2021. UB hired CannonDesign, an integrated global design firm, to handle construction for the over 50,000-square-foot cafe. The cafe will be between Capen Hall and Norton Hall on North Campus, causing construction to impact students’ navigation paths starting in the fall. Graham Hammill, vice provost for educational affairs and dean of the graduate school, said construction will be a “large” and “marginalizing” process, as it will affect a large part of North Campus. 
State Supreme Court amends temporary restraining order against UB
A New York State Supreme Court Judge amended Sub-Board I’s temporary restraining order against UB earlier today. The TRO –– originally issued June 26 –– now states that UB is restrained from removing SBI operations until July 31.
‘Girls get assaulted all the time’
Note: This column contains sensitive content about sexual assault which may be triggering.  Taylor sat in the front seat of her mom’s car, singing her heart.  The radio wasn’t even playing, she was just genuinely happy.
State Supreme Court orders UB to temporarily halt fiscal agent transition
A State Supreme Court Judge issued a temporary restraining order against UB, barring implementation of all decisions put forth on May 6.