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Shortage of tickets for Winter Gala

12/04/17 2:27am | By WANLY CHEN

Student Association’s Winter Gala has been an eagerly anticipated event for UB students since the tradition began in 2001, but many students will be unable to attend this year after the 800 tickets to the event sold out within two days.

Students shared their frustration about the sold out event, citing conflicting work and class schedules as reasons for their inability to purchase tickets in time, while SA representatives ­­–– who are able to reserve and purchase tickets at a discouned rate ­­–– believe nothing can be done to improve the system.

The Gala, reminiscent of a high school prom and hosted at Samuel's Grande Manor on the Saturday after the last day of classes, invites hundreds of students to dress up in their best formal wear for a classy night of entertainment.

Tickets are sold for $30 at the SBI office on North Campus and at Harriman Hall on South Campus.

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Taste of Thai review

04/29/16 9:46am | By TYLER WALTERS

Now I’m back and my search for authentic Thai food is continuing here in Buffalo. Located at 1460 Hertel Ave., Taste of Thai’s dimly lit, crimson red walls contain a huge selection of Thai dishes.

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UB student plans to travel across the country and raise awareness on affordable housing

04/24/16 4:17pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Nick Czekaj has to bike 500 miles, run two miles a day and hit the gym whenever he gets a chance before he sets off to bike from North Carolina to San Diego.

From middle of May to the end of July, Czekaj, a junior political science, international relations and French major, will ride his bike across the country to benefit affordable housing through the Bike & Build organization.

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​Le struggle meal

04/12/16 9:52am | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

As the year winds down, dining dollars and meal swipe reserves become depleted and students are forced to make a meal happen with minimal to no funds.

That being said, college students are no strangers to struggle meals – it’s almost a rite of passage for a college student.

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UB discusses how to help sexual assault survivors

04/06/16 2:50pm | By Tomas Olivier

After the very detailed and very explicit video ends, Aaron Maracle talked about how the experience of the hypothetical male police officer is very similar to the experience of any woman who may have been a survivor of sexual assault.

Maracle, an assistant violence prevention specialist with Wellness Education Services, said that Health Education Wellness Services has been putting on programs like this for close to 10 years now.

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UB holds symposium on Franz Kafka’s work

04/06/16 11:38am | By JOHN JACOBS

On Monday, the Department of Jewish Thought and UB Humanities Institute held a symposium entitled The Law in the Work of Franz Kafka in Clemens Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kafka was a German novelist who lived from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.

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Around town: April edition

04/01/16 3:18am | By JOHN JACOBS

If you’re looking for something to do to distract from gawking over the fact that the sun has started to exist again but you have to be stuck in the library, here’s a small portion of what’s going on in Buffalo this month.

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UB Gospel Choir holds 'chill' open mic night

03/29/16 3:26pm | By Dalton Acosta

There was a lot to take in Friday night at the UB Gospel Choir’s Open Mic Night, held at the community building in South Lake Village. Choir executive board members and new participants alike performed for an audience after choir board members walked in to Hezekiah Walker’s “Hold Out,” which marked their entrance and initiated the event.

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Frugal furniture shopping: The benefits of buying cheap furniture

03/29/16 11:35am | By Tomas Olivier

Falguni Bharadwha, a first-year computer science masters student, walked into her new home on South Campus last semester with her housemates and was met with a completely empty space.

It was then they knew that they had to turn that house into a home.

“We literally had to buy everything,” Bharadwha said. “We ordered a lot of stuff online from Amazon. We got the closet on Amazon [and] my study table is from IKEA. My cousins live around Ohio so they bought it and sent it to me.”

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UB students have mixed reactions to Sweethome’s new electronic locks

03/29/16 11:31am | By JOHN JACOBS

Students living in the University Village at Sweethome returned home from Spring Break to find more than just week-old food in the refrigerator and a pile of homework to catch up on.

The University Village at Sweethome, an apartment complex down the road from North Campus, installed electronic deadbolt locks at the main door of every building and individual apartment during spring break, an upgrade from the standard deadbolt.

Sweethome officials wouldn’t comment on the price of the new locks or whether or not they make the buildings safer, but did explain why the locks were changed to begin with.

“We upgraded the locks because they used to be just normal keys and the electronic lock system is more convenient,” said Alex Rukaj, a community assistant for University Village at Sweethome.

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