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Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Saturday Night Live

"Gering-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding! What does the fox say?" Josh Cao belted out in front of his fellow Gleemates to hysterical laughter.


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Fine dining in the Student Union

Between the weekday hours of noon and 2 p.m., hundreds of students take over the Student Union. Edgy Veggies, Moe's, Tim Hortons and Pistachio's draw lines of over 30 students at a time. On the second floor - at the end of the corridor, to the left of Pistachio's - lies a sit-down restaurant that contrasts the battlefield of students attempting to grab lunch between classes downstairs. The Tiffin Room, UB's only full-service, sit-down restaurant, offers filling salads, hearty sandwiches and paninis, build-your-own burgers and entrees like pasta and pizza. On UB's hectic North Campus, the Campus Dining & Shops (CDS) restaurant is intended to provide an environment for students, faculty and staff to dine with real silverware and enjoy casual meetings or sit-down lunches with colleagues. "The concept of The Tiffin Room is to have a nice, upscale dining place for people to eat during lunch," said Mary Jo Butler, the general manager of Putnam's, Pistachio's and The Tiffin Room. The Tiffin Room is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.


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Traditional and new celebrations

Myrto Anastasiadou, a freshman history major, misses her family back home in Cyprus. Though some students don't have the opportunity to go home for the holidays, Anastasiadou is counting down the days until her flight takes off from Buffalo to her home in Greece.


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DIY holiday treats

The holidays are finally upon us. There's no denying it anymore; they've come right through the door and smacked us in the face.


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Traditional and new celebrations

Myrto Anastasiadou, a freshman history major, misses her family back home in Cyprus. Though some students don't have the opportunity to go home for the holidays, Anastasiadou is counting down the days until her flight takes off from Buffalo to her home in Greece.


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Turkey traditions

For many college students, Thanksgiving Day is a time to go home and load meal-plan-filled stomachs with a home-cooked turkey meal. But some UB students partake in other traditions beyond the turkey plate.


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The journey within

In the past four years, Ken Ilgunas has lived nearly two years in a 1994 Ford Econoline van and walked 1,700 miles from Alberta, Canada, to Texas. The UB alumnus has made a name for himself as an eccentric journeyman.


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UB's own 'Iron Chef'

Student Association clubs were given a chance to wow a panel of judges with a signature dish that embodied their cultural identity as part of SA's annual International Iron Chef competition, held Thursday Nov.


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The beauty of diversity

Eric Commins, coordinator of student programs at the Office of International Student and Scholar Services, has always been good at learning other languages. He studied French, Spanish and Chinese in school and his current role at UB has led him to teach himself Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Persian, Malay, Tagalog, German and Turkish, "just to name a


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Beyond the pole

Sequined costumes, shiny poles and dancing on stage to a live band isn't just for Vegas show girls. Eight years ago, Chelsea Kelly quit her job as a kindergarten teacher and opened Pole Play Dance Studio in Buffalo.


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Forging his own path

Four years ago, Zach Ahart was fighting for a roster spot on the men's cross country team. Not even on scholarship, Ahart had to scratch and claw his way to the front of the pack. Now, Ahart, a senior, has become the first male athlete in UB history to win an individual Mid-American Conference championship.


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Architecture students balance immense workload with social life

Whether it's battling deadlines, fatigue, printers or professors, sophomore architecture majors Alexa Russo and Ashwini Karve find UB's School of Architecture both a challenge and a triumph. The architecture school promotes diversity, collaboration between disciplines and exploration of the architectural masterpieces in the Queen City, according to its website.





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