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Wednesday, February 28, 2024
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Hundreds of people braved the cold weather to vote early at the Lancaster Municipal Building in Lancaster last Thursday.

As the election nears, UB encourages students to vote

In an effort to increase student voter turnout, UB Student Engagement created UB Votes in 2016 to give students free transportation to voting polls on Election Day. UB Votes has also collaborated with the Residence Hall Association to create a five-episode “call to action” video series to encourage students to vote.

From the inside, Big Mood on Elmwood looks less like a restaurant and more like your cool aunt’s ‘70s-themed apartment.

Big Mood: This groovy café is reimagining plant-based cuisine

From the inside, Big Mood on Elmwood looks less like a restaurant and more like your cool aunt’s ‘70s-themed apartment. Complete with macrame plant holders, retro light fixtures and orange tie-dyes, this vegan eatery’s aesthetic is as retro as it is current. Big Mood offers a variety of 100% vegan burgers, bowls, salads, sandwiches and dessert. What’s more, each item on the menu corresponds with a quirky mood for the dish.

The U.S. men's basketball team had a 7-0 record and won gold at the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo.

When the world came to Buffalo

In 1993, UB hosted the second-largest sporting event in the world. But 27 years later, few students have heard of these games. Even fewer know that Buffalo was the first and only American city to host the summer event — that is, until they are held in Lake Placid in 2023.

(Shealah Craighead/The White House)

Why you should care about Amy Coney Barrett

On Sept. 26, President Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett, a conservative-leaning federal appellate judge and Notre Dame law professor, to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, Barrett, 48, will fill the role of the late Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and could reshape the bench for generations to come.

 Senior architecture major, Alexander Sansolo at Walt Disney World in Orlando. Sanolo’s internship with Disney came to an abrupt end early March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Pandemic derails students’ internship plans

Alexander Sansolo’s wishes were granted when he got the opportunity to intern at the Magic Kingdom. Three years of college and academics left him “burnt out” but the internship was his golden ticket to the Disney “imagineering” world and a way to find his true calling. 


Something to smile at: Wholesome things happening around the world

This year began with catastrophe after catastrophe. Headlines describing the massive impacts of the coronavirus litter our screens. TikToks of college students longing for their friends with moody indie songs playing in the background have flooded the “For You” page. Oil prices dipped into the negatives for the first time in history on Tuesday. The new normal is filled with plenty to be sad about.

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