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Starting up the start-ups

07/05/18 6:11pm | By KIRSTEN DEAN

Benjamin Corbett started out his collegiate career at the University at Pittsburgh in 2015. He planned on joining the university’s ROTC program to give back to the community, but officials discovered a scar on his back.



​UB goes Hawaiian

11/22/15 2:51pm | By SOPHIA MCKEONE

While the wind blew outside foreboding a stormy Buffalo winter, in the UB dining halls Thursday night students could transport themselves – or at least their taste buds – to the islands of Hawaii.


Dear World project comes to UB

Dear World project comes to UB

11/19/15 6:50pm | By JOHN JACOBS

The Student Association, along with several offices like the Intercultural and Diversity Center, brought the self-described “business/art project/social experiment” to UB. Dear World centers around photographing people who have encouraging and powerful messages written on themselves. According to Jonah Evans, the executive producer of Dear World, more than 200 students participated in the photo shoot in the Student Union.



UB alum Tiq Milan hosts lecture about issues in the transgender community

11/15/15 9:44pm | By JESSICA BAIN

Milan, a UB alumnus and Buffalo native, was the keynote speaker for the third annual Sex, Gender, Health Symposium on Nov. 4 and 5, sponsored by the Gender Institute and co-sponsored by the offices of UB Campus Living, Intercultural Diversity Center, Student Engagement, Wellness Education Services, Gay & Lesbian Youth Services (GLYS) and Buffalo Women’s Services.


Fantasy frenzy

11/12/15 9:59pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

Fantasy football, like ESPN’s fantasy league or any other site, can allow participants to handpick a team of players and compete with other “teams” to see who has the best sense for success.


Dani Guglielmo

Food to eat when you wake up with a hangover

11/08/15 9:58pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

Well, we’ve all been there. It’s Sunday morning and you feel like a bus has hit you. It can be a struggle to get out of bed but your one motivation to be productive is food.

The biggest struggle of all might be to have to decide what meal would be the perfect cure for your hangover.

Check out this list of best hangover food near UB’s campuses.


No-Shave November

No shave, no problem

11/08/15 1:33pm | By JOHN JACOBS

Come the month of November, men suddenly stop shaving.

They’re not upset with Gillette – they’re participating in No-Shave November, also called Movember.

The family of Matthew Hill, a father of eight from Chicago who passed away in 2007 from colon cancer, started No-Shave November in 2009.


UB veterans share their stories

11/06/15 10:34pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

Sthulmiller is just one of about 300 veterans taking classes at UB and adjusting to life outside the military and warzones for a chance at a college education.

There are programs like the UB Veterans Association that allow veterans to come together and form a community on campus. Nicholas Manfredi, the president of the organization, wants to expand the organization to all of the veterans on campus.


UB running

Student brings passion for running to UB

11/05/15 11:10pm | By JESSICA BAIN

It’s hard to find the motivation to start a workout routine without a consistent gym partner. Cesar Carrion has found an entire fitness family since starting his journey last fall, when he was at his heaviest weight of 191 pounds.


Trails to run

Hiking trails to check out

11/03/15 2:37pm | By Aubrey McLaughlin

You don’t have to love nature to go to a park. Maybe you need a cheap date idea – as all of these are free to enter – want to exercise or just plain need space from your roommate stealing all the Wi-Fi. Here’s a list of some places worth your time in fresh air, near and far, big and small.


Freshie 15

Is the ‘Freshman 15’ inevitable for first-year students?

11/03/15 2:19pm | By TORI ROSEMAN

The seemingly-inevitable, infamous “freshman 15” is dreaded by first-year college students. Freshmen are warned months before they arrive on campus to watch what they eat, get enough sleep and frequent the gym to ward off extra weight gain. But where does this weight gain stem from and why is it so prevalent in this select group of students?


Dad Bod

Dad bods only

11/03/15 2:07pm | By DANI GUGLIELMO

The recent trend of the dad bod is a new body physique that can be described as a male with a beer belly who might go to the gym occasionally but isn’t a gym rat, eats whatever he pleases and most importantly – doesn’t have abs.


Five Things to Get You Started Running

Going for a Run

11/03/15 1:58pm | By Aubrey McLaughlin

If you want to start running – whether it’s to get in shape, try something new or get outside more – the fall season with its moderate temperatures is the best time of the year to do it. Here are some simple, concrete tips to crutch you through the beginnings of a life-long love of hitting the pavement.


Disability justice advocate comes to UB

10/29/15 8:09pm | By JOHN JACOBS

Mia Mingus, an advocate for disability justice and awareness, spoke to over 200 UB students on Tuesday night at her event Beyond Access: an Introduction to Disability Justice. Mingus, who is disabled because of a weakened right leg, became an advocate for disability justice and awareness after attending many social justice events and realizing that there were never any advocates for disability justice in attendance.


African awareness

UB ASA holds African Awareness Week

10/29/15 8:06pm | By TY ADAMS

The African Student Association (ASA) held its annual African Awareness Week this past week, highlighting different African cultures and their unique contrast with American culture through events for the UB community. It aimed to demonstrate that “African” culture is an umbrella term for a continent encompassing many different countries with different ethnicities and traditions.