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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Breaking barriers

When Jay Duarah returned home to Michigan for spring vacation his freshman year, his mother asked him a direct question: "Are you seeing someone?" Duarah, an Indian immigrant, is the son of a diplomat.

Paul Englert Jr. was a fun-loving, outgoing sophomore studying civil engineering at UB when he passed away from a pulmonary embolism. A memorial fund set up in his name raised over $1,000 to be donated to his high school, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, in his honor.

Honoring a student, athlete and friend

On Sept. 19, Paul Englert Jr. suffered from a pulmonary embolism while waiting for his Engineering Computations lecture to start in Knox Hall on North Campus, and passed away. Though an only child, Paul's legacy lives on through the brotherhood of his high school, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute.


Purposeful puppies

Haiku and Kaylin wake up at 6 a.m. each morning to run around the fields and parks in Kenmore. After playtime, Barb Mccabe feeds the two dogs breakfast and takes them to Starbucks, where employees greet the trio with smiles.


Solving insecurities

She spent $7,800 to be on bed rest and painkillers for two weeks straight. She felt as if there was a heavy load sitting on top of her chest - like something was suffocating her - and she could not make the pain go away.


Longing for lunch specials

You can't tell how great Buffalo really is without trying some of its best restaurants. Whether it's Japanese food or pizza, Buffalo has a place that can satisfy any craving or budget.


UB calls it 'quits'

Katie Johnson, a freshman occupational therapy major, had her first cigarette at the age of 13. She started smoking cigarettes regularly when she was a freshman in high school, and it has been about a month since she quit. "[Smoking] is a temporary stress reliever, but I've found other methods to relieve stress in a healthier way," Johnson said.


"Not just a gamer, but an artist"

While sitting in the peaceful atrium in UB's Center For the Arts, few would expect to hear casual chatter about drag queens and fake mothers - especially from the mild-mannered Sean Feiner. Feiner is a teaching assistant who co-teaches Gaming, Gender and Society in UB's Department of Media Study (DMS). The class focuses on social implications behind common video games and gender roles within them.


UB ROTC students form SA club

They wake up by daybreak - sometimes as early as 3 or 4 a.m. - arrive on site before the average college student wakes up, train physically and mentally for hours and still make it to their first classes. UB ROTC (Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps) cadets dedicate time, strength and discipline into their committed roles.

Steven Kahn, a sophomore chemistry major, with one of his campers at the summer camp where he works in Rhode Island. Though Kahn feels fortunate to have a summer job, he wishes he was able to secure an internship in his desired professional field.

UB students fight teenage 'Great Depression'

Andrew Sum, director of the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, calls a recent decline in employment of 16- to 19-year-olds a "Great Depression for teens." He said the percentage of teens out of work in the summer has "never been this low in our lives."


"Student pays $2,000 for others to do his schoolwork "

Gilbert Hammerman* paid his way through college. Not in the sense that he paid his own tuition or took out loans to receive his college degree. He paid his classmates and friends to write his papers, take his online courses and complete his projects. Hammerman spent $2,000 during his junior and senior years to graduate.


UB remembers 9/11

It's been 12 years since the planes fell out of the sky on that September day. Do you remember where you were on 9/11? Rolando Rabut, a sophomore architecture major, was in math class.

Charity Miles, a free app available to iPhone and Android users, creates incentive to exercise by offering users an opportunity to give back to the community through charitable donations by using the app's GPS capability to track their mileage while running, walking or biking.

Changing the world one mile at a time

Running two and a half miles can give five meals to hungry people. Running 3.2 miles can provide roughly eight puppy and kitten vaccinations. Charity Miles, a free app available to iPhone and Android users, creates incentive to exercise by offering users an opportunity to give back to the community through charitable donations.


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