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The psychology of infidelity

02/08/16 2:30am | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

Cheaters are viewed as dishonest, plain and simple. Most people judge cheaters immediately and don’t consider there might be a science behind cheating.

According to The Spectrum’s annual sex survey of 702 UB students, nearly 18 percent have cheated on a current or former partner.

Whether you’re the one cheating or getting cheated on, it’s more than just the availability of an opportunity – so much more that experts have applied theory and study to the subject.

In an affair, a person evaluates of the prospect of being with someone else and opportunity cost in regard to their relationship.


Around Town: February edition

01/31/16 9:51pm | By JOHN JACOBS

February, though short, can be packed with events. It starts off the spring semester, has everyone’s favorite romantic holiday and brings students to one of the most exciting college weeks – spring break. But don’t count down the days yet – first, enjoy some of these events around Buffalo.


Dress to impress

01/31/16 9:06pm | By Georgiana Franks

As the weather continues to change it means that it is time to fully break out the oftentimes dreaded winter wardrobe consisting of baggy sweatpants and unflattering sweatshirts. It’s easy to turn to these items as your solution to stay warm but it is important to keep in mind that you can still be fashionable while also bearing the winter cold.



First UB Muslim Student Association event of the semester sees large turnout

01/31/16 5:25pm | By Jamal C. Allard

More than 200 students attended the welcome back celebration – a turnout that barely fit in 145 Student Union. The event allowed students who are outside the religion and culture to learn more about their Muslim peers, as both members of MSA and the general student body dined together and spoke about culture – creating a welcoming atmosphere for the first week back.


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UB Drinkin'

01/28/16 6:36pm | By Tomas Olivier

For those of you who enjoy a well-crafted cocktail while staying warm in the wintertime, curling up with a good book, watching a movie or even eating a homemade meal, here are some elegant concoctions that will add some great flavors to your repertoire of tasteful drinks that are sure to impress your friends and leave them wanting more.


Some UB students and professors skipping new year's resolutions

01/28/16 6:00pm | By JOHN JACOBS

Most of the time these goals have something to do with weight or their career – something along the lines of wanting to lose 10 pounds or get that promotion. Regardless of what the change might be, people strive to make themselves better every year.

But some UB students aren’t buying into the idea of making a New year’s resolution.


Soaring through spring 2016

01/27/16 3:43pm | By JOHN JACOBS , Tomas Olivier

Even though the workload during syllabus week is relatively nonexistent, the best way to start out the semester is by attending all classes and ensuring that you fully understand what each professor is expecting from you for the rest of the semester. Networking with your professors and fellow classmates is crucial to success during any semester because maintaining a healthy relationship with your professor can lead to possible internships or job opportunities later on. It also confirms that your schedule is perfect – you may walk in on the first day and hate the class, but you still have time to drop it.


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​Secret study spots at UB

12/12/15 7:27pm | By Aubrey McLaughlin

The last week of the semester has the libraries packed wall to wall, so where do you go to get some peace of mind from all the obnoxious people blasting their headphones next to you? Here are some alternatives places to study so you can be the most productive you can be.


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Relying on the final exam to pass the class

12/11/15 2:49pm | By JOHN JACOBS

In the next few weeks, UB students will cross their fingers, grab their number two pencils and nervously fill in that dreaded bubble sheet. Every student gets stressed about finals, but some students have more riding on their exams than others.