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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.


Walk this way: Hiking in Buffalo

10/05/17 12:55pm | By MAX KALNITZ

Despite a stretch of abnormally warm weather, fall has officially started and is underway in Buffalo. As we prepare to welcome fall festivities, there’s no better way to enjoy Buffalo’s cooler weather than being outdoors.


Buffalo’s best cultural cuisine

10/05/17 10:45am | By SARAH CROWLEY

UB is home to an extremely diverse student body, with over 170 countries represented. Luckily for UB students, Buffalo boasts a diverse culinary scene to satisfy cravings from across the globe. Check out some of these favorites below.


Cafe hopping around Buffalo

10/05/17 10:39am | By DAN MCKEON

There’s no more stereotypical place to find a college student than a café. With so many in Buffalo, it can be hard to pin down a good place for a cup of Joe and maybe something more. If you need a caffeine boost, a table to plop your laptop on for several hours or just looking to go meet some people, there’s a café for you.


Battle of the bubbles

10/04/17 8:33pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Bubble tea was invented in Taiwan in the 1980s after a teahouse owner spontaneously decided to throw tapioca balls into a glass of iced tea. Bubble tea, also known as boba tea, is made up of a tea base with fruit or milk and chewy tapioca balls mixed in. While the drink has been a staple in Asian countries for decades, the whimsical libation has become increasingly popular in the United States over the past several years. Here are the best places to grab a boba tea in Buffalo.


Spiders in UB's South Lake Village

09/28/17 3:49pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

Many South Lake Village residents have consistently seen spiders in their apartments. The residents put work orders in to address the problem, but have been told conflicting information from maintenance and Campus Living regarding a permanent fix.


UB staff, students discuss changes in campus sexual assault policy

09/28/17 12:44pm | By MADDY FOWLER

As part of the changes, DeVos rescinded a “Dear Colleague” letter issued by the Obama administration in April 2011 and a Questions and Answers on Title IX Sexual Violence from April 2014. The documents were withdrawn because they did not adhere to notice and comment period requirements and created a system that “lacked basic elements of due process and failed to ensure fundamental fairness,” according to a statement issued by the Department of Education.


UB community welcomes new Asian market

09/28/17 10:03am | By WANLY CHEN

Asia Food Market, now the largest Asian market in the region, is stirring excitement within the Asian community at UB. The market, which opened Sept. 21, occupies most of the old Walmart on Niagara Falls Boulevard. The Buffalo location is the owners’s third and largest store. His other locations are in Syracuse and Rochester.


the bowl at ub

Packing the bowl

09/24/17 10:55pm | By MADDY FOWLER

Sophomore pharmacy student, Vincent Zheng, is excited about The Bowl, the newest eatery to the Ellicott Food Court, because it has healthy options, which can be hard to find on campus.

The Bowl is a re-model of the Greens and Beans eatery, which was a simple, no-frills salad and soup bar.

Maddy Fowler is an assistant features editor and can be reached at


UB welcomes largest freshman class in the university's history

09/21/17 10:48am | By MADDY FOWLER

This fall, UB enrolled 4,045 students—the largest freshman class in the SUNY system. The freshman class is made up of 3,709 domestic students and 366 international students. Applications are up 22 percent since 2013, and this year the university received 27,800 applications, the highest number of applications in its history.


UB Student Association budget breakdown

09/14/17 12:33pm | By MADDY FOWLER

SA funds the annual Fall and Spring Fests, Homecoming Carnival and the Fall and Spring Galas. SA allocates funds for off-campus activities including Sabres, AMC and Shea’s tickets and, starting this year, Bills tickets. SA also funds half of the budgets for the roughly 150 student-run clubs and organizations on-campus. The groups have to fundraise for the remainder of their budgets. A portion of the $4.4 million goes towards paying SA staff members.


UB student crowned Miss New York

09/11/17 10:31am

Matthania Volmy was crowned Miss New York on Aug. 18. She will have the opportunity to attend the National American Miss pageant in Anaheim, California at Disneyland during Thanksgiving week, where she will have the chance to win over $500,000 in cash and prizes.


UB students react to elimination of the “drunk bus”

08/30/17 11:17pm | By MADDY FOWLER

On Aug. 9, university officials released an updated UB Stampede bus schedule that eliminates service from North Campus residence halls to South Campus after 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The last bus from South Campus to North Campus residence halls will be at 2 a.m. The Yellow Line, which runs between Flint Loop and South, will run every 30 minutes throughout the night.


UB law student crowned Miss NY

07/11/17 9:58pm | By MAX KALNITZ

Walking across a stage in a swimsuit and four-inch heels isn’t something that runs through the minds of most students in their last year of law school.

For Williamsville native and UB law student Gabrielle Walter, balancing work, school and competing in pageants was all worth the stress of being crowned this year’s Miss New York.

Walter is preparing to travel to Ocean City, NJ, to compete in the Miss America competition this September.