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UB students organize strike with Fight for $15 to raise minimum wage

03/26/15 11:23pm | By SAMANTHA BRENNER

In the Student Union Flag Room on Wednesday, Frieh and Joel Inbody, a graduate sociology student, and a D’Youville student spoke at the panel. They discussed the workers’ right to unionize without backlash from managers and owners, the working conditions in fast food restaurants, cruel and exploitative managers and the struggles people face living on the current minimum wage – $8.75 in New York State.


UB students share their experience with UB’s dorm lottery

03/24/15 10:24pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

Some schools let students pick their rooms based on when they submit their deposit, but not UB. As an attempt to avoid a lack of housing and to assign on-campus housing to students, UB Campus Living has created a lottery system that randomly assigns students reservation numbers based on how many semesters they’ve spent living on campus.


Building Buffalo through ‘Prosperity’ scholarship

03/12/15 6:45pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

Juweria Dahir, a senior sociology major, moved from Mogadishu to Britain in 2002 to escape the sectarian violence in Somalia.

Dahir now promises to serve the refugee women in Buffalo and continue empowering women.

The Prentice Family Foundation created the Western New York Prosperity Scholarship Program for “entrepreneurial civic-minded students” like Dahir, according to a 2013 UB Graduate School news and events article.


Students in UB's Haiti Medical Mission save lives in Haiti

03/10/15 9:51pm | By SOPHIA MCKEONE

UB’s Haiti Medical Mission is working to prevent the problems that arise when people don’t have access to health care from increasing. The mission is a five-day medical clinic in Fontaine, Haiti. It’s conducted and fundraised by UB’s first-year medical students through the Friends of Fontaine organization that is dedicated to supporting community-based development in Haiti.


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The perfect staycation in Buffalo

03/03/15 9:26pm | By EMMA JANICKI

Being snowbound in Buffalo doesn’t mean you can’t have a brilliant Spring Break. There’s enough new art exhibitions in the city, sports games, plays and even tropical cocktails at the Botanical Gardens to keep you busy every glorious day of break.