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Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Fall is officially here and this weekend marks the transition from September to October.  With highs in the 60s this weekend and plenty to do, Buffalo is offering some great fall-opening activities.

Colorful plaid prints and tights are two of many upcoming fall trends you will see hit the halls of UB this semester.

Fall fashion trends

The leaves are starting to change and so are styles. Top designers have already held runway shows forecasting fall’s upcoming clothing, accessory and beauty trends. Here are some styles to be on the lookout for as the semester continues.

Sweatcoin offers gifts in its store such as bookbags, cell phones and Netflix gift cards. The app, though, collects users’ personal information, including phone numbers and payment cards.

Popular app pays users to walk it out

Your next walk across campus can be cashed in for a Starbucks gift card thanks to a popular app. Sweatcoin is a pedometer-like app that converts outdoor steps to credits. Users can spend credits on gifts in the Sweatcoin store, including Starbucks and Netflix gift cards, bookbags and even an iPhone 8.

The Puffer Grove, located on North Campus, is one of a number of “secret” locations students don’t tend to use. The grove features a moderate display of environmental growth, and has shades of serenity despite the nearby highway.

UB Secrets: A number of hidden locations throughout North Campus

Famed scholar and academic Spongebob Squarepants once declared the best part of secrets is “secretly telling someone your secret, thereby secretly adding another secret to their secret collection of secrets, secretly.” While The Spectrumis not a secret, fans and supporters of secret culture will not-so secretly hope these secrets are never seen.

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Around Town

Fall semester has begun and September is in full swing. As we near the end of summer and the beginning of fall, Buffalo has lots to offer students. If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, here are some activities happening around town this weekend. Niagara County Peach Festival Sept.

Accounting major Benjamin Corbett (third from left) stands with club members and guest speaker Dave Cash, an Emmy-winning Channel 2 News Reporter  (second from left) at a weekly DECA meeting.  Corbett founded UB DECA, a club focused on building business and entrepreneurial skills, after transferring to UB.

Starting up the start-ups

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.


Grapplers Anonymous

Eleven professional wrestlers have come out of Grapplers Anonymous, a wrestling gym in Lackawanna. Local wrestlers go to the gym Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings to learn to run the ropes, take bumps and trash talk like WWE Superstars.

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