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Beyond the art of cosplay

10/26/17 10:41am | By WANLY CHEN

Dressing up as someone else can be the best way for some to feel like themselves and escape the stresses of daily life.

The UB Cosplay Club embraces this, giving members a place to gather with people who share their passions for constructing and wearing costumes based on their favorite characters from video games and anime.


Building an experience

10/26/17 10:36am | By MAX KALNITZ

UB’s GRoW (Garden, Relax or Work) Home has temporarily returned to South Campus after receiving national recognition at the U.S. The home was one of 14 finalists in the biennial competition and took second place overall. The GRoW Home placed in the top-five in each of the competition’s 10 categories. It finished in first place in three of the contests. The house was disassembled and shipped 2,500 miles back to Buffalo after the competition. It is being temporarily housed adjacent to Hayes Hall on South Campus before its permanent move to North Campus. The date for the relocation has not yet been set.


Bare bones: building the Haunted Union

10/23/17 10:11am | By MAX KALNITZ

The Student Union’s conference rooms are typically filled with presentations, therapy dogs, club events and meetings. They will soon be replaced with strobe lights, costumes and frightened students.

Late Night UB’s 18th annual Haunted Union will take place October 27-31.This year’s attraction will be open Friday and Monday night and all day Tuesday to ensure that students have a chance to participate.


UB raises awareness on World Food Day

10/19/17 11:17am | By WANLY CHEN

UB’s Campus Dining and Shops (CDS) hosted a food drive to raise donations for the Food Bank of Western New York, in honor of World Food Day on Monday. Stacks of cans and pasta filled the table next to Capen Café as students donated food items throughout the day.


Korean fusion thrives in Buffalo

10/16/17 11:30am | By LINDSAY GILDER

Kcafe, a food truck serving Korean-inspired cuisine serves hungry students every weekend.

Owner Katie Li fell into the business on accident, but doesn’t regret her outcome. Li was 24 when she moved to the U.S. from China in hopes of dancing professionally, but instead found she had a passion for food. She now owns the up-and-coming restaurant and food truck Kcafe.         


Walk this way: Hiking in Buffalo

10/05/17 12:55pm | By MAX KALNITZ

Despite a stretch of abnormally warm weather, fall has officially started and is underway in Buffalo. As we prepare to welcome fall festivities, there’s no better way to enjoy Buffalo’s cooler weather than being outdoors.


Buffalo’s best cultural cuisine

10/05/17 10:45am | By SARAH CROWLEY

UB is home to an extremely diverse student body, with over 170 countries represented. Luckily for UB students, Buffalo boasts a diverse culinary scene to satisfy cravings from across the globe. Check out some of these favorites below.


Cafe hopping around Buffalo

10/05/17 10:39am | By DAN MCKEON

There’s no more stereotypical place to find a college student than a café. With so many in Buffalo, it can be hard to pin down a good place for a cup of Joe and maybe something more. If you need a caffeine boost, a table to plop your laptop on for several hours or just looking to go meet some people, there’s a café for you.


Battle of the bubbles

10/04/17 8:33pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Bubble tea was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s after a teahouse owner spontaneously decided to throw tapioca balls into a glass of iced tea. Bubble tea, also known as boba tea, is made up of a tea base with fruit or milk and chewy tapioca balls mixed in. While the drink has been a staple in Asian countries for decades, the whimsical libation has become increasingly popular in the United States over the past several years. Here are the best places to grab a boba tea in Buffalo.


Spiders in UB's South Lake Village

09/28/17 3:49pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

Many South Lake Village residents have consistently seen spiders in their apartments. The residents put work orders in to address the problem, but have been told conflicting information from maintenance and Campus Living regarding a permanent fix.


UB staff, students discuss changes in campus sexual assault policy

09/28/17 12:44pm | By MADDY FOWLER

As part of the changes, DeVos rescinded a “Dear Colleague” letter issued by the Obama administration in April 2011 and a Questions and Answers on Title IX Sexual Violence from April 2014. The documents were withdrawn because they did not adhere to notice and comment period requirements and created a system that “lacked basic elements of due process and failed to ensure fundamental fairness,” according to a statement issued by the Department of Education.


UB community welcomes new Asian market

09/28/17 10:03am | By WANLY CHEN

Asia Food Market, now the largest Asian market in the region, is stirring excitement within the Asian community at UB. The market, which opened Sept. 21, occupies most of the old Walmart on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The Buffalo location is the owners’s third and largest store. His other locations are in Syracuse and Rochester.


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Packing the bowl

09/24/17 10:55pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Sophomore pharmacy student, Vincent Zheng, is excited about The Bowl, the newest eatery to the Ellicott Food Court, because it has healthy options, which can be hard to find on campus.

The Bowl is a re-model of the Greens and Beans eatery, which was a simple, no-frills salad and soup bar.

Maddy Fowler is an assistant features editor and can be reached at


UB welcomes largest freshman class in the university's history

09/21/17 10:48am | By MADDY FOWLER

This fall, UB enrolled 4,045 students—the largest freshman class in the SUNY system. The freshman class is made up of 3,709 domestic students and 366 international students. Applications are up 22 percent since 2013, and this year the university received 27,800 applications, the highest number of applications in its history.