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Tuesday, October 26, 2021
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KIRSTEN DEAN


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Water you drinking?

Water from fountains around campus is H2Okay, according to a Spectrum study. Though the pH of water from some fountains fell below recommended U.S. Environmental Protection Agency levels, the water on North Campus was consistently safe to drink and free of harmful metals like lead, the study found.


Tristan Reynolds, a senior mechanical engineering major and SU manager, discussed how the Student Union is not student-friendly. Club officials, SA government and others involved in the SU met on Wednesday to discuss UB’s Student Union Master Plan. Photo: The Spectrum
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The Student Union of the future

In 1984, UB built the Student Activities Center, now called the Student Union. Now, 34 years later, UB is looking to update the most-populated building for students on campus. SA leaders, club officials and other UB community members gathered on Wednesday in SU Room 250 to discuss plans to move the union into the current century.


Dr. Zachary Schlader stands in front of a temperature-controlled room that he uses in many of his studies. Schlader, an assistant professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences, conducts research on exercise physiology, behavior and thermoregulation. Photo: The Spectrum
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A thermo-dynamic professor

From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Zachary Schlader controlled the post as a power forward for the Austin Peay State University Governors basketball team. But there was an off-the-court problem. Schlader’s class schedule conflicted with hoops. As a biology major, he needed to take chemistry and biology labs, but practice got in the way.


OPINION

Personal politics

It is an understatement to say the nation was in a frenzy after President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. People were losing their minds across the country, and some of that was at UB.


OPINION

Saying ‘Yes to the Dress’

Yes, I recently bought my wedding dress. No, I did not make the trek to Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City to be on TLC’s hit show – even though I have watched “Say Yes to the Dress” religiously for as long as I can remember.


Buffalo’s Grand Central Terminal, abandoned since 1979, has recently undergone efforts to restore the once-mighty train station. However, no amount of fixing-up can remove spirits from the station’s hayday that still haunt the spacious halls. Photo: The Spectrum
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Buffalo Haunts

Buffalo is known for our unfortunate sports teams and our love of chicken wings. But embedded deep into the cold tundra are a number of frigidly haunted places. Here are just a few of the Queen City’s most spooky locations. Take a visit … if you dare.


From local restaurant week to after hours at the science museum, there is plenty to keep you busy in Buffalo this weekend. Photo: Google My Map
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Around town

Fall is in full swing and with Halloween quickly approaching, there are a number of events students can enjoy throughout the Queen City.  As the winds pick up, enjoy the autumn weather while it lasts and take advantage of a few of these events this week.


Fern Mallis, creator of New York Fashion Week and UB alum, spoke in Hayes Hall as part of UB’s new “Lessons Learned” alumni speaker series. Mallis spoke on Thursday about her successes in the fashion industry and time as a UB student. Photo: The Spectrum
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New York Fashion Week founder Fern Mallis speaks at UB

Before she founded New York Fashion Week in the 1990s, Fern Mallis built her artistic foundations as a student in UB’s fine arts department.  Mallis, a ’69 UB alum and fashion icon, discussed her experiences in the world of fashion to a sold-out crowd in 403 Hayes Hall Thursday night. The event marked the beginning of the university’s new speaker series featuring alumni and the lessons they’ve learned in their respective fields. 


A peregrine falcon incubates two eggs in the nesting box installed in Mackay [Heating Plant] on South Campus. This May, two eggs were laid by mother falcon, Dixie. Photo: Courtesy of UB Sustainability
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Flight school

There are some residents on South Campus who aren’t paying their Campus Living fees, but UB doesn’t mind.  These feathered residents are peregrine falcons, a New York State endangered species whose presence on campus is both encouraged and monitored by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. Students, faculty and staff can tune in to the falcons’ moves too. A “Falcon Cam” near a nesting box on Mackay Heating Plant on South Campus records a constant live video of the resident birds and allows the DEC to actively monitor the nest and allows the public to do the same, without disturbing the birds. 


Anchor Bar and Duff’s have been battling for decades over who makes the best Buffalo wings. The debate, like the wings, is only getting hotter. Photo: The Spectrum
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Wing Wars

If you are from Buffalo or have spent just an hour here, you know that the one thing Buffalo is best at –– other than having underperforming sports teams –– is chicken wings. From fans wearing chicken wing hats at football games to the annual National Buffalo Wing Festival held downtown, Buffalonians are passionate about their fried, saucy wings.


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The Spectrum used dipsticks to test the water quality of 94 fountains around campus. The testing sticks featured nine chemical pads that changed colors after reacting with compounds in drinking water, indicating the quality of water at UB. KIRSTEN DEAN Photo: The Spectrum
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The Spectrum used dipsticks to test the water quality of 94 fountains around campus. The testing sticks featured nine chemical pads that changed colors after reacting with compounds in drinking water, indicating the quality of water at UB.

Dr. Zachary Schlader stands in front of a temperature-controlled room that he uses in many of his studies. Schlader, an assistant professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences, conducts research on exercise physiology, behavior and thermoregulation. KIRSTEN DEAN Photo: The Spectrum
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Dr. Zachary Schlader stands in front of a temperature-controlled room that he uses in many of his studies. Schlader, an assistant professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences, conducts research on exercise physiology, behavior and thermoregulation.

Dr. Zachary Schlader stands in the data collection area for a temperature-controlled room used in many of his research studies. Schlader, an assistant professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences, conducts research on exercise physiology, behavior and thermoregulation. KIRSTEN DEAN Photo: The Spectrum
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Dr. Zachary Schlader stands in the data collection area for a temperature-controlled room used in many of his research studies. Schlader, an assistant professor in the department of exercise and nutrition sciences, conducts research on exercise physiology, behavior and thermoregulation.

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Accounting major Benjamin Corbett (third from left) stands with club members and guest speaker Dave Cash, an Emmy-winning Channel 2 News Reporter  (second from left) at a weekly DECA meeting. Corbett founded UB DECA, a club focused on building business and entrepreneurial skills, after transferring to UB.

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