UB PARA club uses experiences with supernatural to fuel investigations
Alicia Knauf has always felt surrounded by the supernatural – even before she was born. When Knauf’s mother was pregnant, she visited a psychic, who told her the child she was carrying was a “gift from the angels.” When Knauf, a sophomore biomedical sciences major, saw the advertisement for UB Paranormal Activity Research Association (PARA) at a club fair her freshman year, she took it as a sign and eagerly joined the group.
Preparing for death through a love of life
Students attend Ash Wednesday Mass to begin the Lenten season
The Flag Room in the Student Union was packed with worshipping students and community members as Father Pat presided over the Newman Center’s Ash Wednesday service last week. His homily reflected on the spiritual aspect of mortality, and students received the Eucharist and ashes on their foreheads to start off the liturgical season of Lent.
Late high school coach’s perseverance, resilience live on in Sharkey
Kristen Sharkey, a junior forward, is a key player on the women's basketball team and one of the most dominant post players in the conference. Her motivation is her late high school coach, Kathy Snyder, who didn't stop coaching the basketball and field hockey teams when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006. When Sharkey stands back up after getting fouled or elbowed – or even tearing an ACL – it’s Snyder’s toughness coming through her.
Preventing rape and defying stereotypes
UB Men’s Group fights sexual violence through workshops, advocacy
In 2006, three male undergraduates from the UB Boxing Club, motivated not by their sport but by a shared goal to combat sexual violence, started the UB Men’s Group. The group is now a peer-run, university-advised program sponsored by UB Student Affairs’ Student Wellness Team. The group, which is comprised of men and women trained in peer education and advocacy, offers rape and sexual assault prevention by providing training and events on campus.
Go Greek the right way
Anti-hazing workshop encourages Greek organizations to end dangerous practices
On Saturday, all new members of on-campus Greek organizations gathered in the Student Union for a mandatory anti-hazing workshop.
What’s in and what’s out: Spring edition
The change from snow to – well, melting snow – in Buffalo causes many changes on campus. The most evident changes on campus will be the outfits people are wearing. Sweatshirts, “hipster glasses,” leggings and hats are on their way out and crop tops, floral print skirts, funky headbands and sunglasses are creeping in.
Winter isn’t the only season in Buffalo
What a Buffalonian can do for Spring Break
It may seem like snowy Buffalo simply isn’t the place to be during Spring Break. With just a little bit of gas money and Google, you can prove that assumption wrong.
Ignore the pressures and get healthy for Spring Break – the right way
With only two weeks until many students make their way to bathing suit weather, diets are starting to kick in. I’m here to beg you to stay away from the unhealthy mindset and dieting and to move toward a more positive, self-loving method of feeling good about yourself.
Constructing houses, building communities
Circle K to work with Habitat for Humanity in Delray Beach
Circle K plans to spend Spring Break in Delray Beach, Fla., working with Habitat for Humanity. The group will be building houses with students from across the country through Collegiate Challenge, a weeklong alternative spring break program.
Taking Spring Break to the extreme
Students discuss XtremeTrips
Downing bottomless drinks at the beach, tanning by the pool and dancing at clubs until 5 a.m. may sound like just another unattainable Spring Break paradise. But for the approximately 12,000 college students who use XtremeTrips to travel to “top spring break destinations,” this paradise is a reality