about the author

Lauryn King is the assistant managing editor for The Spectrum. She’s a busybee and copy editor at heart.


I’m no good at goodbyes (or headlines)
This isn’t my goodbye to UB, but it is a goodbye to The Spectrum and the dominant experience of my college years. More importantly, this isn’t a goodbye to my friends, but it is a thank you. When I walked into the office freshman year, terrified of an editing quiz and all of the seemingly-always-have-their-lives-together people, I never knew it would become such a big part of my life. I didn’t know it would be where I met the majority of my friends in college, where I’d finally get the courage to publish something I wrote, or where I’d spend what felt like 90% of my semester.
North Campus maintains zero COVID-19 cases amid Erie County outbreaks
North Campus, with its roughly 1,500 residents, still does not have any confirmed COVID-19 cases.  Susan Snyder, director of Health Services, cites the campus’ social distancing and cleaning measures as the reason. Still, the lack of cases is atypical of the pandemic, as Erie County currently has 2,996 confirmed cases, 364 of which are in the Amherst/Williamsville municipality encompassing North Campus. 
‘Fine Line’ is fine art
Album: “Fine Line” Artist: Harry Styles Label: Columbia Records Release Date: Dec. 13 Rating: 10/10
Edward Cullen walked so Robert Pattinson could run
“Do I dazzle you?” “Frequently.” Although Edward Cullen is inarguably Robert Pattinson’s most notable role, it couldn’t be further from his best. 
Activist Nyle DiMarco opens 33rd annual Distinguished Speaker Series
Nyle DiMarco taught the Center for the Arts crowd how to sign “love yourself” in American Sign Language Wednesday night. He wanted everyone to embrace who they are and learn to “use their differences to their advantage.”
Nyle DiMarco discusses advocacy and Twitter humor in Spectrum interview
Nyle DiMarco can see the differences between himself and his deaf family members who didn't have the same access to language and education he had as a child.  Now, he’s working to make sure children today have these opportunities. 
A psychic predicted I’d be writing this
Years before I started my humble career at The Spectrum, or even knew that UB existed, my future was planned out. Sort of.  When I was 15, I went to a psychic.