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"Once told he'd never play again, Moss hits stride at UB"

Two years ago, Justin Moss was diagnosed with a heart condition and told he would never play basketball again. Wednesday night, he scored a season-high 14 points to help the Bulls (11-6, 5-2 Mid-American Conference) defeat Western Michigan (11-8, 4-3 MAC), 84-63, at Alumni Arena. Moss, a sophomore forward on the men's basketball team, is in his first season with the Bulls after transferring from Indian Hills Community College.


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The rush for sisterhood

Chelsea Sullivan, a junior English major, did not enjoy being around girls in high school. She had always preferred the company of a small, male group of friends. Now, Sullivan has a sisterhood. She is an active member of Delta Phi Epsilon (DPE) and is currently the vice president of special events for the Inter-Greek Council (IGC). She has been steadily involved for the past two years. DPE is one of the six sororities that form the Panhellenic Council under IGC.


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Comedic relief

Corey Reisman, a junior political science major, dreams of becoming the president of the United States one day, though he would settle for a senatorial seat. Alex Race, a senior philosophy major, just received a full-tuition scholarship to the University of Minnesota Law School. Ben Balderman, a sophomore biological sciences major, studies intensely and hopes to eventually work as a pediatric oncologist. Reisman, Race and Balderman are three of 26 students who have found a way to escape the pressure of pursuing a rigorous career.


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A different way to experience winter session

Kelli Leclair had always described herself as "ratchet." But because of the Cinematic Sociology in Singapore program, that term no longer applies. Over winter break, Leclair, a senior communication major, was one of two UB students who traveled to Singapore.


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A passion for the mind

In Dr. Shira Gabriel's world of psychology, she's seen people - in a sense - turn into vampires and wizards. The associate professor of psychology has done a variety of research and experiments - including one that consisted of participants reading passages from fantasy novels.


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The executive's daughter

Throughout her childhood, Claire Brady didn't see her father a lot and never understood why. They only ate dinner together when she and her family went to him. The senior speech and hearing and health and human services major would sit at a high table at Applebee's, eating chicken tenders and drinking an Oreo milkshake, while her father was hard at work. Upon attending UB, Brady began to comprehend why her father's schedule did not permit him to see her often.


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A harmonizing repertoire

Two years ago, Emi Ferguson stood on Ground Zero wearing all black. She had passion and sadness in her eyes as she confidently stood in front of thousands of people while the notes of "Amazing Grace" purred out of her flute. Audience members at the 10th Anniversary Memorial Ceremony of 9/11 cried and held each other as Ferguson made playing the patriotic song look effortless and let the music lightly sway her body.


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The musical mountain climber

William LaShomb isn't the average front man of a local band. The sophomore biomedical sciences major with a passion for adventure is currently struggling with the decision to pursue a career as a doctor or continue striving to become the next big musician. He compares the decision with "trying to rein in two different horses that are pulling in opposite directions." But the dilemma is not something LaShomb can't handle.


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A dynamic dream

It's a 70-degree September day and Kevin Lewis feels like he's in a dream. With lights illuminating the dark stage of the Ithaca State Theatre, Lewis peeks out from backstage and sees the first two rows of faces followed by shadows of people that look like they go on for miles. A bit of nervousness sinks in.


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UGA offers students new way to see the world

It's been a year since David Harary, Matt Adam and Josh Krause created a club for geography students to network in what they consider an "isolated department." And that isolation is starting to change. Founded in November 2012 by Harary, Adam and Krause, the Undergraduate Geography Association (UGA) provides a social forum for students interested in geography to network with one another and learn and discuss geography's effect on people's lives. Harary, a junior economics and international trade major, said there was once a undergraduate geography club, but it failed to achieve its potential.


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The new man in charge

When John Stutzman arrived in Chechnya, Russia, he, his wrestlers and assistant coaches were escorted from the airport by guards holding 9-millimeter guns. They were thrown into the back of armored limousines and driven away at 150 miles per hour down the road, ensuring they wouldn't be followed.


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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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