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Malala Yousafzai to kickoff UB Distinguished Speaker Series

06/06/17 2:22pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

UB announced the first of this year’s 31st annual Distinguished Speakers series on Monday to be Malala Yousafzai. She is scheduled to speak at Alumni Arena on September 19. The ... read more >>

Pass the Addy: Adderall black market thrives at UB and colleges nationwide

05/11/17 2:54am | By ASHLEY INKUMSAH

Kara Rodriguez* doesn’t feel smart enough to study for big exams without Adderall.

Erika Hussein’s* tight-knit family is strict about grades. She’s afraid to disappoint them and calls Adderall a “necessary evil.”

Alexa Smalls* mixes Adderall with caffeine pills she buys on Amazon for an extra boost while studying.

Candy-colored pills, often dubbed “addy,” fill the pockets of UB students and offer them the most elusive 21st-century promise – the ability to do it all.

Students who take Adderall say it allows them to focus on tests and still have energy to hit the gym and party over the weekend. The effect starts about 20 minutes after a pill is popped and the peak occurs about an hour and a half in.

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