The Spectrum (newspaper)

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The Spectrum
Type Thrice-weekly (MWF) newspaper
Format Newspaper
Owner(s) The Spectrum Student Periodical, Incorporated
Founded 1950
Headquarters Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Circulation 7000[1]

The Spectrum is an independent student newspaper published in Buffalo, New York. It is published twice a week at the University at Buffalo.

The Spectrum began publishing in 1950 and has since become the largest student-run newspaper in the SUNY state school system. The paper is located at 132 Student Union at the University at Buffalo. It is printed at an off-site press but distributed to multiple areas on the university's North and South campuses. New editions are distributed every Monday and Thursday during the fall and spring school semesters. Each issue prints 4,000 copies that are read by approximately 21,000 people.[1] The paper employs over 50 UB students, as well as members of the Western New York community.

The Spectrum is financially independent and supports itself with print and online advertising. Much like a major newspaper, its sections are divided into life and arts, sports, local and national news, photo journalism, and the editorial page.

Because The Spectrum is a student-run newspaper, any undergraduate is eligible to register for the newspaper and its corresponding English courses, regardless of intended major.

Students who choose to write for the paper are trained in Associated Press-style writing, editing and newspaper layout. Additionally, all writers and editors are trained in journalism ethics.


The Spectrum is advised by Jody Biehl, director of the school's Journalism Certificate Program.

Editors in Chief:

  • 2016-2017: Gabriela Julia
  • 2015-2016: Tom Dinki
  • 2014-2015: Sara DiNatale
  • 2012-2014: Aaron Mansfield
  • 2011-2012: Matt Parrino
  • 2010-2011: Andrew Wiktor
  • 2009-2010: Stephen Marth
  • 2008-2009: Stephanie Sciandra
  • 2007-2008: Silas Rader
  • 2006-2007: Robert Pape
  • 2005-2006: Jeremy G. Burton
  • 2004-2005: George Zornick
  • 2003-2004: Erin Shultz
  • 2002-2003: Sara Paulson
  • 1991-1992: Ian Aronson
  • 1990-1991: Chandler Lewis
  • 1988-1990: Bill Sheridan
  • 1970-1971 Jo-Ann Armao
  • 1969-1970 James Brennan
  • 1968-1969 Linda Hanley

Notable alumni[edit]





"Lee, and they will follow" (By Aaron Mansfield)


"The X-Files" (By Matt Parrino) [2]

Reggae with Chutzpah (by Alexander Nasarewsky)[4]


  1. ^ a b "The Spectrum Media Kit" (PDF). MediaMate. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
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  4. ^ "2006 Collegiate Circle Recipients". Columbia Scholastic Press Association. 2006. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 

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