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Around town: March edition

03/02/16 1:14am | By JOHN JACOBS

March is a strange month. The weather enters a bipolar state where it’s snowing one day and then sunny and warm the next. The classes start to get very difficult but there’s no end to the semester in sight. It sounds terrible but that’s only because it is.

Buffalo can still be an interesting place this time of year, despite the weather and the course load. So take a break from “studying” – also known as watching cat videos on YouTube while contemplating whether you chose the right major – and explore the city you call home with these events.


‘I hate religion because …’

03/01/16 9:51pm | By JOHN JACOBS

A recent event at UB aimed for students to have a conversation about this controversial topic. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, a UB Campus Ministry Association group that meets on campus every week, held an event called “I hate religion because ...” on Feb. 26 in the Student Union.


Spring break, past and present

02/28/16 7:01pm | By Luke Heuskin

Since its inception, spring break has become one of the great “extracurricular” aspects of the college experience. For a few wild weeks in March, hundreds of thousands of students are set to descend on beaches across the country in an annual tradition of bringing their penchant for partying to sunny locales all over the continent.


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Be your own beer expert

02/25/16 12:52am | By Tomas Olivier

With amusing beer names like Pantius Droppus, Chocolate Cherry Bomb and Ski Bum – Ellicottville Brewing Company has developed a formula for craft beers which, with their brewing techniques, formulate their Standard, Imperial, Seasonal and Holiday brews.


Five apps that will improve your party

02/22/16 2:04am | By TORI ROSEMAN

You’re hanging out with your friends on Saturday night and realize you’ve all been sitting and staring at the same movie or TV show for more than an hour. Sure, maybe you’re having a few beers, but it’s less of a party and more of a large group sitting in semi-silence.

Maybe you’ve invited over a bunch of people from various facets of your life – a few from your classes, some from that club your in and the girls from down the hall. While you enjoy the company of these people, they don’t know each other all that well. There may be some intermingling, but not quite enough.

Games may seem like an old-fashioned way to get everyone together, but with modern technology, it’s easy to set them up and play them for as long as everyone wants. Here are five games that are easy to download, play and enjoy.


UB hosts Involvement fair

UB’s Involvement Fair allows students to learn about clubs

02/21/16 12:07pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

Thursday’s Involvement Fair was full of clubs like Carbrey’s, who look to reach out to the general student population and garner interest for their group. The event took place in the Student Union, where various tables were set up in a fashion that allowed students to move swiftly from table to table and ask different clubs questions.


UB College Democrats: A place to connect and disagree

02/18/16 5:15pm | By JOHN JACOBS

UB College Democrats meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Student Union 306. Students who are looking for more information about presidential candidates and issues with the looming election are always welcome, so they can become more informed for when it’s time to step into the voting booth.


Einstein's theory of relativity finally proven

02/17/16 12:32am | By TORI ROSEMAN

These developments are important because they prove Einstein’s theory about relativity and the ripples in time and space. The way that these ripples occurred is through two massive black holes collapse into infinitesimal points that then collide and create ripples.


Tori Roseman

Some exercise tips to remedy that Valentine’s Day binge

02/14/16 1:20pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

Valentine’s Day has come and gone and chances are, whether you’re in a relationship or not, you’ve binged.

If you’re in a relationship, maybe you’ve been binge-eating all the sweets your sweetheart gave you. If you’re not, maybe you’re been drinking a lot of wine or eating all the candy you bought for yourself.

Either way, it’s time to come back to reality. It’s important to exercise in order to maintain a healthy body and that entire box of chocolates you ate is setting you about two weeks back.

It’s important to work out regularly and most importantly, at your own pace. Below are some tips for keeping fit in the weeks between Valentine’s Day and spring break that won’t ruin your life or break your back.


Main Street's Parkside Candy gears up for Valentine’s Day

02/11/16 8:14pm | By Tomas Olivier

Parkside Candy, located just down the street from South Campus, is currently preparing for their shortest season, but biggest day for sales of the year: Valentine’s Day. Phil Buffamonte, owner and president of Parkside Candy since 1981, said the store will sell most of its Valentine’s Day candy either Saturday or on Valentine’s Day itself on Sunday.