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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.


Park by Karma: UB students create app to solve parking problems

03/10/17 11:26am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Patrick Kearney’s lunch break was never long enough.

He had one hour to drive from his full-time sales representative job to his software engineering class and no time to play the “parking game.”

That’s when he decided he needed to solve the parking problem.

Kearney, a nontraditional student in computer science, teamed up with senior computer science majors Jaskirat Singh and Andrew Mingola last fall to create an app that would allow students to park without having to “stalk” students to their car or circle parking lots.


UB students create storage company to solve summer storage dilemmas

03/05/17 7:08pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

In the fall of 2016, Kuruvilla, a junior financial analysis and marketing major, teamed up with Kittikawin Cheecharern, a senior communications major, to create a new company called Storbnb. The website is a platform for students to rent or lease empty space for storage. Students can earn money by renting out their space and renters can store their belongings cheaply. The team also hopes its website will foster a sense of community by allowing people to rent from their neighbors instead of traditional storage facilities.


Muslim UB students react to Trump’s travel ban

02/02/17 2:41am | By SARAH CROWLEY

Since President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning travel from seven Muslim nations, protests have broken out in airports around the world. Green-card holders who live, teach, work, or attend school in the U.S. have been detained at airports and border crossings.


Shedding light: how to tackle Buffalo winter blues

01/24/17 12:43pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

If Buffalo winters leave you feeling unusually tired, hungry, sad or unmotivated, the good news is that you’re not alone. Mood disorders are fairly common and almost 10 percent of adults in the U.S. experience them, according to the National Institute for Mental Health.


UB's BSU celebrates 49th solidarity day

11/08/16 9:06pm | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

On Monday, UB's Black Student Union held their 49th annual Solidarity Day, an event meant to support local black-owned businesses and galvanize black voters beyond the general election into local and state elections. The event was also a celebration of BSU's past as they approach their 50-year anniversary.


What women voters at UB see in Hillary Clinton

11/07/16 12:02pm | By ELIZABETH SILBURN

Alliyah McIntosh believes Hillary Clinton is the best candidate for president and can represent women like no president before.

“She has children of her own,” McIntosh, a junior studying exercise science major, said. “She has a family of her own, she really gets what it’s like to be a woman.”


The voices of female Trump supporters at UB

11/07/16 11:47am | By MALLORY MAILEN

Jennie Gibson said she does not judge Donald Trump’s presidential abilities based on him calling a model “fat” 20 years ago.

Gibson, a sophomore communication major and political science minor, is one woman who will be voting for the Republican presidential candidate on Nov.


No voice, no vote: How international students handle an election they have no say in

11/03/16 1:54pm | By THOMAS ZAFONTE

Hosoo Kim feels his voice in the upcoming presidential election doesn’t matter – not only because he isn’t a U.S. citizen, but because he feels his opinion is rude to his American friends.

“There is some kind of transparent wall between me and my American friends... Maybe it is a wall made by me, but still I respect Americans because I am a visitor here. I will respect the decision because it is not mine to make,” Kim, a junior international student from South Korea, said.


UB students and faculty discuss Barack Obama’s presidency

11/03/16 12:47pm | By MICHAEL AKELSON

Dr. James Battista still remembers the uncertainty he felt watching President Barack Obama give his initial inauguration speech in January 2009.

The first time you’re seeing an African American get sworn in, I think a lot of people were nervous through the whole time,” Battista, a political science associate professor, said. “Is this going to go off without a hitch? Is nobody going to kill him?”


PodKeeper planning: UB alum creates online hub for management

10/26/16 8:02pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

When Steve Sacks became a father, his life was in dire need of organization.

Sacks, a UB graduate, and his wife Nikki also noticed a gap in the market. That’s when they co-founded the PodKeeper app for busy parents and students. PodKeeper is an application to help parents manage family schedules and social groups for their kids but can also be used by students to manage their busy lives. It is not available in the app store, but can be accessed online from a computer, tablet, iPhone or Android and syncs with calendars and emails.


UB students discuss what scares them most about upcoming presidential election

10/20/16 2:05pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

This year, many college students will be able to vote for the first time, yet a large number are steering away from the voting booths because of their fears regarding each candidate. Twenty-five percent of Americans have unfavorable views of both Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to a recent study by Gallup, an analytic service. Only 11 percent of Americans had unfavorable views in 2012 when President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were running.