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The best of both worlds

11/16/17 2:01am | By BRENTON J. BLANCHET

The UB Concert Band, led by music department Professor and Director Jon Nelson, joined the Genkin Philharmonic for their annual fall performance at Slee Hall. The two groups came together to present “A Young Person’s Guide to the 20th Century.”

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UB students react to Spring Fest moving inside

04/21/16 6:07pm | By Jamal C. Allard

On Tuesday, UB’s Student Association sent an e-mail to all students notifying them of the venue change for Spring Fest. The Chainsmokers, Mac Miller, Icona Pop and Coleman Hell were originally suppose to perform outdoors at Baird Point, but will now perform inside Alumni Arena.

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UB professor Tony Conrad dies at 76

04/09/16 6:02pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Tony Conrad, experimental filmmaker, sound artist and professor in the media study department, died at the age of 76 on Saturday.

The Buffalo News reported that Conrad had prostate cancer and that his immediate cause of death was pneumonia.

The artist’s legacy has reached around the world. From helping name iconic rock band The Velvet Underground to inspiring local filmmakers in Buffalo, Conrad was a true pioneer in the arts.

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UBCon 2015

The return of UBCon: Students are psyched for the long-running convention’s latest installment

04/07/16 6:17pm | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

UBCon will take place on campus from April 15-17. Many of the weekend’s events revolve around the practice of the Cosplay Contest at 2 p.m. on Saturday to a Cosplay Dating Game the same day at 4 p.m. Cosplay, or costume play, where fans dress up as their favorite characters, is a major part of UBCon and anime conventions in general. People spend weeks preparing their costumes and this is their chance to show them off to likeminded people who will appreciate the effort.

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April movie preview

03/29/16 3:35pm | By MAX KALNITZ

April is set to be a huge month for new movie releases. With films like “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” and “Zootopia” already out, there are many promising new films premiering this weekend and throughout the rest of April.

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UB students answer who will win in ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

03/24/16 7:06pm | By David Tunis-Garcis

“Who would win in a fight, Batman or Superman?” is a question that has fueled many fan debates over the years. In their nearly 80-year history, the Dark Knight Detective and the Last Son of Krypton have faced off on more than one occasion, often with varying results due to their ideological differences and reoccurring instances of brainwashing at the hands of one villain or another.

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Noisy neighbors

The blight of the boisterous neighbor

03/24/16 6:33pm | By Luke Heuskin

No one wants to look like the party pooper and bang on your neighbor’s door asking them to stop partying – but sometimes enough is enough.

For Valentina Valentine, hearing loud screaming and partying into the wee hours of the morning got old quick, especially with morning classes.

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