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SAMANTHA VARGAS

 Samantha Vargas is an English/ film studies double major with a minor in media study. She spends her free time finding shows around buffalo and hanging out with her cat. 


Sophomore Daphne Da Silva amongst piles of boxes. Photo: The Spectrum
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Freshmen find friendship among boxes, rideshares

Cameron Reyes, a freshman chemical and biological engineering major, spent a month on campus for UB’s Access to College Excellence program over the summer, but that didn’t make saying goodbye to his mom last week any easier. “My mom was sad. Everybody else that came was sad,” Reyes said. “I’m the youngest [sibling] and also the last one to go to college so I guess she was proud but sad because I won’t be home with her anymore.” 


Gianna Damico came to UB unsure about what she wanted to pursue. Now between balancing academics, athletics and art, she’s unsure about what to pursue first. Photo: Courtesy of Gianna Damico
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Diligent dreamers: Gianna Damico, UB’s renaissance woman

Gianna Damico never plans on wasting time.  For her, life is about making the most of competition, physical exercise, academic pursuits, painting, graphic design and more. Between school, sports and her passion for photo-realistic portraits, Damico is one of UB’s budding renaissance women.


NOVEL restaurant offers an eclectic array of entrees in a modern atmosphere
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Post-graduation gourmet

College graduation is a significant milestone for many students. Graduation parties are gone, but it is still a time for celebration. Buffalo is known for wings and beef on weck, but that doesn’t mean there is a lack of fine dining in the area. The Spectrumcompiled a list of restaurants that are fancy enough to convince your mom that you took care of yourself for the last four years.


“Little” stars Regina Hall and Issa Rae. The film is shot as a reversal of the hit “Big,” when Hall’s character is turned into a child. Photo: Courtesy of IMDb
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April Movie Guide

Hollywood is gearing up for a summer full of blockbusters but that doesn’t mean April has any less of a selection. Audiences have been anticipating big-name films from superhero flicks to female-driven comedies. The Spectrum compiled a list of what to look out for this month. 


Tattoo artist Marc Lavey admires his flash tattoo on UB alumni Rachel Robert at CowPok Piercing and Tattoos’ annual fundraiser.
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Paws and pin-ups

Tattoo culture has gone to the dogs. Literally. CowPok Piercing and Tattoo hosted its third-annual fundraiser for the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter on Saturday.


Chicken curry from Richies Soul Food. The restaurant specializes in southern comfort foods with a unique blend of dry rubs and spices.  Photo: The Spectrum
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Symphony of the senses

Buffalo is known for its famous food.  But locals know that food isn’t the only thing these restaurants have to offer.  The city is also known for its famous music scene. Many restaurants are able to combine the two for the ultimate Buffalo experience. The Spectrum has compiled a list of restaurants that offer live music near South Campus. 


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The Great Pumpkin Farm celebrates the third weekend into its fall festival. The festival features an abundance of food and entertainment, and of course a ridiculous amount of pumpkins. SAMANTHA VARGAS Photo: The Spectrum
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The Great Pumpkin Farm celebrates the third weekend into its fall festival. The festival features an abundance of food and entertainment, and of course a ridiculous amount of pumpkins.

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UB’s parking and transportation has partnered with Reddy BikeShare to distribute an additional 50 rent-able bicycles on North and South Campus. Students and faculty can access the new GPS-enabled bicycles and their locations through the Reddy BikeShare app. 

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The UB Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “As I Am Now” put on an emotionally charged performance for the Katherine Cornell Theatre on Saturday night.

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Contestants from "RuPaul's Drag Race" appeared at Shea's 710 Theatre for the Haters Roast. The drag queens traded insults with each other and the audience throughout the night.

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Indie rock band Joywave performed at Town Ballroom Wednesday night with interesting television props, high energy and entertaining openers.

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