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The Nine

There's a street corner that sits 100 yards from my home in Henrietta, N.Y. Every day, from my elementary years to my last day of high school, I walked or sprinted those 100 yards to catch my bus.


The Spectrum sits down with Gloriana before Saturday's performance

Before Gloriana took the stage as the main opener for Spring Fest Saturday evening, The Spectrum'sJoe Konze Jr sat down with band members Tom Gossin, Mike Gossin and Rachel Reinert to talk about their music career and what it's like playing in Buffalo. The Spectrum: Is this your first time playing in Buffalo? Tom Gossin: The weather is a little bit chilly.


Top 10 of the D1 Era - No. 3: Javon McCrea

Junior forward Will Regan recalls multiple times this past season he watched Javon McCrea and sophomore forward Justin Moss battle in practice. Moss, being a strong, physical player, was one of the few on the court that could match McCrea's strength.


A selfie is worth a thousand words

On Saturday evening at Alumni Arena, senior industrial engineering major Peter Morgis took a selfie with world-renowned magician David Blaine, fulfilling a lifelong dream of meeting one of his favorite celebrities. The Spectrum sat down with Morgis to talk about his experience. The Spectrum: How were you selected? Peter Morgis: When I saw he was coming, I immediately went to Sam McMahon [the Student Association President] and I'm always in there, too, because I'm the president of the UB men's tennis club.


Top 10 of the D1 Era - No. 5: Desi Green

When Rush-Henrietta wrestling coach Mickey Marlowe was coaching his first year of middle school football, he noticed a kid on the field who was small but had serious grit and toughness. Marlowe watched as the seventh grader sprinted around the field making tackles and didn't back down from anyone. As a wrestling coach first, Marlowe saw the raw qualities of a wrestler: athleticism, quickness and confidence. "I would just watch him tackle and I thought he'd be a decent football player," Marlowe said.


Blaine's magic hands captivate Alumni Arena

On a dark stage, stood a brightly lit tank full of colorful fish and a man dressed in all black. For 10 minutes, the man in black held his breath as he managed to make an eel come out of his mouth, juggle three steel balls, eat a banana and smoke a cigar, before taking a selfie with a lucky UB student. The scene?


Polish for a day

A typical day on the East Side of Buffalo might be dull and unappealing to the average eye. For 364 days of the year, the Historic Polonia District seems like nothing out of the ordinary. But the day after Easter, it's a sea of red and white. On Monday afternoon, the sounds of festive polka music and the smell of kielbasa and pierogi created an atmosphere on the East Side that reminded people of the days when Polonia was the second-largest community of Polish-Americans during the late 19th century. Festive floats paraded down Fillmore Avenue to Meadow Drive near the Central Terminal, accompanied by parade-goers chanting Polish phrases.

The Spectrum

On the Catwalk'

Style is like a Phoenix - it may die but will eventually come back. And like a Phoenix, style reappears stronger than before. With this week's Spectrum playlist, we take artists from the '60s through now and break down their fashion and music styles. '60s The Rat Pack: <iframe src="" width="300" height="380" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true">iframe> Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop were a group of classy individuals, but what made them more attractive was the immense talent that each possessed.

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