Julia Erbacher was always sure that she wanted to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. But her college journey didn’t go as she expected. After starting at Niagara County College Community College, changing her major three times and finally deciding to study Spanish education at UB, she still couldn’t shake her vigor for vogue.
‘Hip-hop is everywhere:’ Professor Mopelolade Ogunbowale shows students the genre’s international effectsBy ALEX FALTER | Mar. 1, 2020
Mopelolade Ogunbowale has dedicated her life to studying different cultures. And when she took over UB’s popular Hip Hop and Social Issues class, she decided to carry over her own international focus to teaching one of the world’s most popular genres.
Ten thousand folk-rock fans filled up the KeyBank Center Wednesday night wearing uniforms of flannels, flat-brimmed hats and boots to watch the Lumineers perform cuts from their latest album, “III.” But the folk-rock group didn’t decide on a uniform until their encore, when lead singer Wesley Schultz and percussionist Jeremiah Fraites reentered the stage sporting Buffalo Sabres jerseys.
The Black Student Union is once again planning UB’s biggest fashion show of the year. And it’s turning back the clock this time.
Album: “Man Alive!” Artist: King Krule Label: Matador Records Release Date: Feb. 21 Rating: 9/10
March will be a great month for both sports and video games. As basketball fans look forward to March Madness, there are several highly anticipated video games dropping to stir up some “madness” in gamers as well. To help readers know what's coming up and what to look for, we’ve compiled a list of the most anticipated March 2020 releases.
Rapper Pop Smoke is dead at 20 after being shot in his Hollywood home early Wednesday morning and students are remembering his UB performance just five months ago. The death is being reported as a result of a home invasion. As of 4 p.m. on Wednesday, the suspects have not been apprehended.
The Student Association’s 2019-2020 Entertainment Survey revealed students know exactly which artists they want at Spring Fest and the SA Comedy Series, with rapper Megan Thee Stallion and comedian Kevin Hart topping both categories.
Movie: “Sonic the Hedgehog” Director: Jeff Fowler Starring: Ben Schwartz, James Marsden, Jim Carrey Studio: Paramount Pictures Rating: 8/10
More than 20 million people from different countries and backgrounds tune into The Academy Awards each year. But in over nine decades of award shows, there have only been 11 foreign films nominated for best picture at The Oscars. And the cinematic honor has never been awarded to any movie made outside of the U.S.
Album: “Changes” Artist: Justin Bieber Released: Feb. 14, 2020 Genre: R&B(ieber) Label: Def Jam Rating: 9/10
A dark room filled with nameless corpses might not seem like a great place to spend an afternoon. But paired with unique coffins, intricate Graeco-Egyptian portraits and gold-coated bandages, the Buffalo Museum of Science offers an exciting and insightful experience. The Golden Mummies of Egypt’s world premiere Saturday welcomed coffins, corpses and culture to Buffalo. The display, on tour from the Manchester Museum’s world-class collection, features a series of mummies and artifacts from the Graeco-Roman period of Egyptian culture. The artifacts date as far back as 332 B.C.E. and are combined with an enticing mix of immersive technology that connects the ancient and modern worlds.
Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and the panic is beginning to set in. As partners struggle to navigate Pinterest in search of thoughtful gifts, us singles will be carefully curating playlists to remind our lonely hearts that we “ain’t got no valentine.”
When “Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted in the ‘70s, it shocked audiences with its loud rock music, modern themes and non-traditional biblical interpretations. While rock is no longer the radical genre it once was, the latest U.S. tour has updated the revolutionary musical with aspects such as hip-hop choreography to help keep the show relatable for new generations.
Artists: Denzel Curry, Kenny Beats Released: Feb. 7, 2020 Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap Label: Loma Vista Recordings Rating: 9/10
In the age of streaming, finding content to backdrop “Netflix and chill” should be easier than ever. After hitting it off with a love interest, the natural step once the two of you are hanging out at either’s place is to “put on a show to watch.”
This Sunday, awards season is coming to a close with the 92nd Academy Awards. Despite being one of the latest award shows of the season, the Oscars always tend to generate the most buzz and controversy, thanks to persistent and valid criticism like #OscarsSoWhite.
While social attitudes have been changing in recent years, LGBTQ+ representation remains limited in all forms of media, including video games. But the unique qualities in video games may allow for representation even without LGBTQ+ characters, through “queer naratives.”