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Cover of Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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March Madness, but for gamers

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 who performed at Fall Fest last semester was shot dead in a home invasion.
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2019 Fall Fest headliner Pop Smoke dies at 20

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.


“Parasite” director Bong Joon Ho holds two Oscars.
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UB community shares excitement over Best Picture winner

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.


Sculptures of the dead were often made to accompany their body as a memorial to their life.
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Ancient Egyptian mummies invade the Buffalo Museum of Science

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. 


Waterparks album cover
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Lonely heart club anthems

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.”


Caiaphas (Alvin Crawford), Annas (Tyce Green) and other priests singing about their plot to kill Jesus Christ.
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‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ brings 50th anniversary tour to Shea’s

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.


Poster for “Marriage Story”
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Worst movies for ‘Netflix and chill’

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.”


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92nd Academy Awards predictions and opinions

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.


The Choir of Gonville & Caius College performed in the Slee Visiting Artist Series, last semester.
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What to expect at Slee Hall this semester

In a musical time where hip-hop and pop dominate arena concerts and punk shows run underground venues, it feels like classical music is underrepresented in the performance scene. But it isn’t hard to find it at UB.


General logo for the Grammy Awards.
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The best and worst performances of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

There was a shadow over the Grammy Awards this year. Whether this was due to the very recent passing of basketball legend Kobe Bryant or the various controversies surrounding the show, is not certain. Still, it is indisputable that the performances are one of the most anticipated parts of the Grammys, and that remained the case this year. The actual awards are never indicative of future success, but a particularly memorable performance –– good or bad –– can live on forever.






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