On 'Lover,' Taylor Swift shows tremendous artistic growth
Swift has spent her whole career trying to describe true love in her songwriting. In the liner notes for "Red" she muses,“real love shines golden like starlight, and doesn’t fade or spontaneously combust. Maybe I’ll write a whole album about that kind of love if I ever find it.”  And with "Lover," she achieves that. In a call-back to "Red," Swift sings “I once believed love would be burning red/but it’s golden like daylight.”
Learning to let go
This year, I learned a lot about letting go of things that are no longer right for me, no matter how much I love them. I have written for The Spectrum for two full academic years.
Welcome to my screaming brain
Here are some places I’ve lost my keys in the past week: my refrigerator, my underwear drawer, my bathtub. I have ADHD, a disorder marked by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
UB’s new dining hall named ‘One World Cafe’
 Sayre Stowell, a junior aerospace and mechanical engineering major, won a naming contest for a new international-inspired dining hall set to open in 2020.
Alan Alda speaks at 31st annual Distinguished Speakers Series
Alan Alda believes science is the “greatest detective story in the world” and has made it his mission in life to educate the public about it. Alda, an actor, director, screenwriter, author and science communicator, spoke about the importance of effective science communication Wednesday night in Alumni Arena, as part of UB’s 31st annual Distinguished Speaker Series. Alda was the final speaker in this year’s lineup.
UB holds 14th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence
Hundreds gathered in the Center for the Arts for UB’s 14th annual Celebration of Student Academic Excellence on Thursday.
Mike Brown elected 2018-19 UB Council student representative
Students elected Mike Brown for a second term as UB Council student representative. For his second term, Brown wants to improve parking, continue supporting efforts to to get the UB Foundation to divest from fossil fuels and implement a new student-centric budgeting process.
Members of Fossil Free UB discuss past year’s accomplishments, plans for next year
Anthony DeFeo said he believes Fossil Free UB’s “grassroots” approach and lack of association with SA have been key to getting the UB Foundation to listen to the organization’s concerns. Fossil Free UB, formed in 2015, is a student organization calling for UB to divest from the fossil fuel industry.
Students, faculty discuss U.S. attack on Syria
Early Saturday morning, the U.S. and its allies launched over 100 missiles, targeting chemical weapons facilities in Syria. The airstrike was a response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in a Damascus suburb.
Wholly Crepe offers affordable meals in community-oriented space
Kamalie Liyanage lived off eating crepes for six months in New York City, inspiring her to open a creperie in Buffalo. Liyanage, a UB alum, is the owner of Wholly Crepe, a new restaurant near South Campus that opened in July 2017. Wholly Crepe touts “wholesome” ingredients like cage-free eggs and organic chicken.