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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.


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.


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.


Student Association President Matt Rivera wants to hear students’ stories

07/06/16 5:46pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

When Matt Rivera was growing up, he and his family had been struggling to find the “time, patience and work that a military family needs.”

This struggle drove them apart. Rivera’s mother, stepfather and sister had all served in the military. After living in Germany almost his entire life, Rivera, a senior music theatre major, left on a plane to New York City three days after his high school graduation, leaving his family behind.


Tyler Walters food critic

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.


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.


​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.