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December movie guide

12/07/17 4:40am | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

The holidays are a time to stay home and spend time with family and friends. It’s also a time to trek to the nearest movie theater and pay to sit in silence with a bunch of strangers for a few hours.

At first glance, December appears to be a light month for releases but a closer look reveals a few gems hidden among whatever dad-movie Steven Spielberg is putting out these days. Oh, and the biggest movie of the year.

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UB students use smartphone applications to organize workouts

11/03/15 6:58pm | By Tomas Olivier

Whether it’s the first time you’ve set foot in the gym or the third gym session that day, in the age of the smartphone anyone can get fit the hi-tech way using any of the hundreds of apps at your fingertips. Apps like Nike Running +, Map My Run, My Fitness Pal and Eat, Lift, Sleep have revolutionized how people personalize their fitness experience.

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Halo 5: Guardians doesn’t disappoint

11/02/15 12:06am | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

The fifth installment of Xbox’s titan series Halo 5: Guardians shows Master Chief in a position in which he’s rarely seen. Intent on saving the universe, he’s hunted by Spartan Locke and his four-man team of Spartans. With redesigned gameplay, it can be a bit rocky getting into the groove of the controls but once you get past that, you’ll have a hard time putting the game down.

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ASA Fashion Show

UB ASA holds annual fashion show

11/02/15 12:01am | By GABRIELA DIAZ

ASA’s fashion show Saturday was filled with live music, dancing and stepping from some of UB and SUNY Buffalo State College’s dance groups. African prints and cloths took a modern approach as they walked the runway. Undergraduate, graduate students and alumni took part in the “Noir” themed show at the Marriot Hotel on North Campus Saturday evening.

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Frightworld gives new meaning to theatre

10/29/15 8:00pm | By Alexandra Saleh

Frightworld is a month-long production with a full cast and crew, dedicated to entertaining thrill-seekers and shocking the timid. Although the premise is the same, each year has its own unique assembly of story lines and scene selections. Some might think it takes as little effort as flipping the light switch, revealing a display of creepy clown masks and gory remains in the exact spots as the previous year. But, similar to theatre and film productions, haunted houses require long periods of planning and construction.

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Star Wars

UB students excited for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

10/29/15 2:14pm | By Tomas Olivier

The new film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,”premieres on Dec. 18 with many of the cast members returning from original trilogy. The film shattered presale ticket records, with fans purchasing $6.5 million in IMAX tickets just days after the film’s trailer debuted during halftime of Monday Night Football on Oct. 17. The new movie has created a buzz amongst fans, including those at UB, as it is expected to be one of the highest-grossing movies of all time.

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New MFA student Morgan Arnett is ready to leave her mark on Buffalo

10/27/15 7:26pm | By Gabriela Ortiz

Before this summer, 24-year-old Master of Fine Arts (MFA) student Morgan Arnett had never been anywhere outside of her hometown of Pensacola, Florida. Arnett, whose work was displayed during the Center for the Art’s “Say Hello to our New MFAs” exhibit in August and September and is currently centered in Studio 214B in the CFA, is one of ten current MFAs studying at UB.

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"Fargo" Review: In “Myth of Sisyphus,” knowledge is power

10/27/15 7:19pm | By DAN MCKEON

In the Greek myth of Sisyphus, a cursed man is tasked to push a boulder up a hill only have it fall back down – for eternity. In “Fargo’s” “The Myth of Sisyphus,” Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) pushes both the Gerhardts and the Kansas City gang for answers only to have his attempts seem just as futile as the Greek legend.

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The Grapevine

The grapevine

10/25/15 1:46pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

As per usual, Buffalo’s has a wide-ranging set of concert options this week. If you feel sad and want to get lost in your feelings for a night, Surfan Stevens makes great music to cry to. If you want get funky and dance all night, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad is playing at the Tralf this week. If you are feeling nostalgic for some middle school 2000s pop hits, the Plain White T’s are coming to town. Pick what you want and go for it.

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Pagans, witches and wiccans – oh my

10/21/15 3:33am | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

Love Light & Magick is one of many spiritual specialty stores scattered around Buffalo, alongside Strange Brew in Kenmore and Spiritually Rooted in North Tonawanda. These stores form the core of Buffalo’s metaphysical community, often offering tarot readings, psychic development workshops and henna drawings. Pagan and Wicca communities, often misunderstood as “black magic” groups, are some of the most open-minded, accepting and peace-loving people around.

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Age of the comic con: Buffalo Comic Con swells in popularity

10/18/15 4:09pm | By DAVID TUNIS-GARCIA

Though still nowhere near the size of the convention that takes place in San Diego, California each July, Buffalo’s very own Comic Con is certainly gaining traction. In previous years the convention was held for an afternoon in a gymnasium-sized ballroom at the Buffalo Marriott Niagara, but this year the Buffalo Comic Con made the leap to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center as a two-day affair with readings, panels and appearances from different comics.

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