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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.

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PodKeeper planning: UB alum creates online hub for management

10/26/16 8:02pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

When Steve Sacks became a father, his life was in dire need of organization.

Sacks, a UB graduate, and his wife Nikki also noticed a gap in the market. That’s when they co-founded the PodKeeper app for busy parents and students. PodKeeper is an application to help parents manage family schedules and social groups for their kids but can also be used by students to manage their busy lives. It is not available in the app store, but can be accessed online from a computer, tablet, iPhone or Android and syncs with calendars and emails.

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UB students discuss what scares them most about upcoming presidential election

10/20/16 2:05pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

This year, many college students will be able to vote for the first time, yet a large number are steering away from the voting booths because of their fears regarding each candidate. Twenty-five percent of Americans have unfavorable views of both Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to a recent study by Gallup, an analytic service. Only 11 percent of Americans had unfavorable views in 2012 when President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were running.

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Adventure time: UB Alumni run Niagara Falls Adventure Park

10/06/16 1:37pm | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

Zip lining down 350 feet or a daredevil jump off a rooftop might be a good way to blow off some steam as schoolwork starts to pile on.

Niagara Falls Adventure Park is the place to go. The park is run by Ryan Lynn, a UB alumnus, and Kevin Santa, a student taking a year off. The park, located at 427 First Street, Niagara Falls, has three attractions for thrill-seekers: zip lining, rope-courses and Daredevil jumping.

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Quality in question: Buffalo landlord is linked to multiple housing code violations in University Heights

10/05/16 9:30pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Four UB students stood in Buffalo Housing Court and called out their University Heights landlord, Jeremy Dunn, for not fixing problems in his houses.

Dunn owns close to 50 properties in the area around South Campus and UB students have complained for years that many of his homes violate safety codes. The University Heights Collaborative and Off-Campus Student Services, have each issued warnings about Dunn.

Dunn insists he is not a negligent landlord and denies that his homes are unsafe.

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Best nightlife in Buffalo

09/29/16 12:22pm | By Jimmy Corra

Dressing up and traveling to one of Buffalo’s vibrant bars or nightclubs can be an occasional occurrence or a weekly staple for some students.

There is a wide variety, from outdoor dance clubs to pubs with U.S. history trivia. For students who are at least 21 years old, here are the top four bars in Buffalo:

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A spotlight on Buffalo’s biggest and oldest gay nightclub

09/28/16 7:10pm | By CARLOS LEYTE

Friday and Saturday nights are for sipping drinks while watching drag queens dance under Marcella’s purple lights.

Club Marcella is the oldest and largest gay nightclub in Western New York and has served its patrons for 22 years. The club is located on Pearl Street right off of Chippewa Street in the heart of Downtown Buffalo. Doors are open every Friday and Saturday night to everyone 18 and older with proper ID.

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UB CFA hosts day of mac and cheese

09/21/16 6:44pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Vendors from the area brought their best mac and cheese in hopes of winning first place and leaving with the “golden noodle.”

There were 11 competitors in the competition, including Mooney’s, The Press Box and Protocol Restaurant. The event was held in CFA seating area, with vendors lining the walls serving small cups of mac and cheese to attendees. Those who attended the event were given a scorecard with a place to write their overall favorite mac and cheese – along with any vendor they would like to see at the event next year.

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A freshman at 16

09/14/16 8:08pm

The child they were leaving behind wasn’t even an adult in the eyes of the state yet – I was only sixteen.

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Budgeting your health: A freshman’s guide to eating healthy on a budget

09/07/16 5:02pm | By PAUL J. LASHWAY

The freshman 15 – the infamous number referring to the 15 pounds college freshmen usually pack on in their first year away from home.

The newfound freedom leads to larger responsibilities and oftentimes, more spending. It’s no secret that many students struggle with money between the astronomical book prices and those miscellaneous charges that mysteriously appear on every bill.

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Around town: events for $6 or less

08/31/16 9:10pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

The back to school prep is here: buying books, moving in and the first week of classes. But the city of Buffalo isn’t quite done with summer yet and events around town and on campus are a good way to escape the school preparations, even if it’s only for a little bit.

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