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Student Association President Matt Rivera wants to hear students’ stories

07/06/16 5:46pm | By SARAH CROWLEY

When Matt Rivera was growing up, he and his family had been struggling to find the “time, patience and work that a military family needs.”

This struggle drove them apart. Rivera’s mother, stepfather and sister had all served in the military. After living in Germany almost his entire life, Rivera, a senior music theatre major, left on a plane to New York City three days after his high school graduation, leaving his family behind.

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Taste of Thai review

04/29/16 9:46am | By TYLER WALTERS

Now I’m back and my search for authentic Thai food is continuing here in Buffalo. Located at 1460 Hertel Ave., Taste of Thai’s dimly lit, crimson red walls contain a huge selection of Thai dishes.

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UB student plans to travel across the country and raise awareness on affordable housing

04/24/16 4:17pm | By EVAN GRISLEY

Nick Czekaj has to bike 500 miles, run two miles a day and hit the gym whenever he gets a chance before he sets off to bike from North Carolina to San Diego.

From middle of May to the end of July, Czekaj, a junior political science, international relations and French major, will ride his bike across the country to benefit affordable housing through the Bike & Build organization.

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​Le struggle meal

04/12/16 9:52am | By KENNETH KASHIF THOMAS

As the year winds down, dining dollars and meal swipe reserves become depleted and students are forced to make a meal happen with minimal to no funds.

That being said, college students are no strangers to struggle meals – it’s almost a rite of passage for a college student.

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UB discusses how to help sexual assault survivors

04/06/16 2:50pm | By Tomas Olivier

After the very detailed and very explicit video ends, Aaron Maracle talked about how the experience of the hypothetical male police officer is very similar to the experience of any woman who may have been a survivor of sexual assault.

Maracle, an assistant violence prevention specialist with Wellness Education Services, said that Health Education Wellness Services has been putting on programs like this for close to 10 years now.

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Franz Kafka

UB holds symposium on Franz Kafka’s work

04/06/16 11:38am | By JOHN JACOBS

On Monday, the Department of Jewish Thought and UB Humanities Institute held a symposium entitled The Law in the Work of Franz Kafka in Clemens Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kafka was a German novelist who lived from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.

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