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UB Spectrum: The Heights of Fear

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Architecture student Chen Lin is so scared living in the University Heights she doesn’t go out past dark.

She came to UB this year from China and since her arrival, she has heard about students in her South Campus neighborhood being robbed, shot, burglarized…

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Confirmed: Childish Gambino, J. Cole to headline UB’s Fall Fest

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(Update: UB Spectrum has confirmed that J. Cole and Childish Gambino will perform Sept. 1 at Alumni Arena.)

According…

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UB Student Association treasurer absent following $300,000 scandal

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Student Association Treasurer Sikander Khan has seemingly disappeared, and the clubs are angry.

Last Thursday, SA President JoAnna Datz sent an email out to various groups within SA and the university, stating that an internal investigation was taking place…

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UB student overcomes cancer

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While battling cancer, 19-year-old Adrian Rangl had one major worry: What if he could never have sex again?

The drugs he took to fight Hodgkin’s lymphoma made him horny. He liked to have a good time and wasn’t used to sitting for hours in a chair…

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The power of five

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In a life or death situation, what situation would be scarier: outswimming a big, ferocious shark or outrunning an equally big and vicious bear?

Now this may seem like a silly debate, but these are the types of philosophical questions that a certain group…

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McGuire scoots to recovery

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Fourteen months ago, Dr. Donald T. McGuire Jr. was unsure if he would ever stand in front of a classroom again. This year he’s back – on a scooter.

McGuire owns a handful of titles: adjunct associate professor of the UB Classics Department, coordinator…

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Who runs the world?

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It’s refreshing to finally see female celebrities being heralded for their talents and not insulted for their size in a world that values physical appearance.

Adele dominated the Grammys’ by taking home six awards for her sophomore project, 21. This year’s…

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Over $1,500 in textbooks stolen from UB bookstore

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A man unaffiliated with UB stole $1,656.50 worth of textbooks from the UB Bookstore on Saturday. He returned on Monday to try to do it again.

Terrance McDuffie, a 24-year-old man from East Amherst, asked a bookstore associate behind the textbook counter to…

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UB alert on robbery turns out to be drug deal between students

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UB students were notified Thursday morning of an armed robbery, but what actually happened was a drug deal gone wrong between six students.

Three students in Spaulding Quad, on the North Campus, called the University Police at 1:55 a.m. and lied, reporting…

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Teach me how to Davey

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{video_photo_caption}MEG KINSLEY /// The Spectrum

When the men’s basketball team needs a big bucket, senior forward Dave Barnett often pipes up. “I’m going to make it if you give me the ball,” he says.

He’s made this proclamation four times over the past two seasons, and he’s been right every…

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The Brock Connection

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Quinton Brock, a freshman undecided major, isn’t your typical rags-to-riches sort of rapper. He comes from an affluent background. He doesn’t know what life on the streets is like. He doesn’t fit the image.

But Brock won’t let public perceptions stop…

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As housing blitz continues, problems remain in Heights

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Each weekend of the semester, hundreds of UB undergrads board buses that take them over to South Campus and the University Heights neighborhood. Drinking and trashing the area before getting back on the buses and going back to the dorms is common. And the houses…

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Disaffection direction: Editorial

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At the beginning of fall semester, we reported that UB had changed its financial aid policy in such a way that blatantly screwed us over.

On top of that, it became painfully clear that our problems weren’t much of a concern to the school.

There was…

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Hey UB! Wake Up!

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Sorry for the abrupt headline, but I feel like this is my final plea. I know what you’re thinking, ‘What is this guy talking about?’

Well, I’m the editor of this paper now, but I came from the land of pigskin and slam-dunks. I’m a sports fan at heart…

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A bond of steel

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Ashton Luffred has lived several miracles in his 19 years so it didn’t strike him as unusual to be heading over to the Ride of Steel at Darien Lake with his wheelchair-bound uncle James last July. Sgt. James Hackemer, a decorated Iraq veteran, had lost both…

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