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Passing on the smiles

Mindy Weinman's life changed when she met David. The South American boy had just immigrated to Weinman's school in the United States and could barely speak English.


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Getting dirty for a cause that's worthy

Madison Darling, a junior health and human services major, was covered in mud from head to toe and she loved every second of it. Approximately 10,000 females covered in pink and brown climbed, crawled and challenged themselves to complete the Dirty Girl Mud Run in support of cancer awareness in Buffalo suburb Lancaster on Saturday and Sunday. The participants organized in teams to take on various woman-themed obstacles at the non-competitive 5K race.


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Makeup is my wig

She could not verbalize anything. Laying in a hospital bed, hooked up to tubes and needles, bone-thin from not eating for five days, makeup blogger Talia Castellano held onto Lizzy Lenchner's hand. She opened her eyes for a few moments, looked at Lenchner and smirked.


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Beyond UB's borders

One reason to try winter session? "Dare yourself to an intellectual challenge - an adventure," said Debra Street, professor and chair of the sociology department. UB added an extra week to its winter break, extending it to Jan.


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Growing sustainability

Four students are embracing UB's push to be more sustainable. And, according to them, it all starts with a garden. In June, Jonathan Gibbons, Kristen Janson, Margaret Murray and Dylan Steed attended the


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Talking dead

If a zombie apocalypse hits Buffalo anytime soon, one group of UB students will be prepared to handle the impending chaos. These students meet every Tuesday around a large seminar table in Capen Hall and are instructed by John Edgar Browning, an adjunct English professor and Ph.D.


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Jewish students find a second home at the Chabad House

Every Friday night, Rivka Gurary serves a $1,000 meal to her family. She spends two to three days preparing dishes of chicken, soup, challah, gefilte fish, rice, salads and desserts - from scratch. The meal is not only for her immediate family - her husband, Rabbi Moshe Gurary and their five children - but also the entire Jewish community at UB. The Chabad House, located at 2450 North Forest Road behind Wilkeson Quadrangle, is a home away from home to over 100 UB students and thousands of UB alumni, according to Rabbi Gurary.


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UB nightlife takes a turn

What used to be one of the most popular bars by South Campus has become the home of the calzone king. A neon blue sign and long line of drunken freshmen can no longer be spotted outside of 3160 Main St.


Zetti's, located across from UB's North Campus on Maple Road, offers New York-style pizza and other Italian dishes. It is one of many restaurants surrounding both of UB's campuses that showcase Buffalo's great variety of food options.
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Something for everyone

In a single walk down Delaware Avenue this July, participants of the Taste of Buffalo will inhale the tantalizing smell of steaming, saucy chicken wings, chow down on a beef on weck sandwich and be tempted by delicacies like chocolate-dipped cheesecake and strawberries. The Taste of Buffalo is a two-day festival of food that hosts restaurants from all over the Western New York area.


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Student Spotlight: Anna Heintzman

Anna Heintzman plans her life on her iPhone. She stands at the calendar at Dash's Market and triple checks her work schedule to make sure she is not double booked. After she is done with that, she checks her email for the assistant schedule at her promotions job. Then she checks her schedule for the Student Association.


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The strut through college

For two years, Sara Festberg battled depression and anxiety. She enrolled at Penn State University for her freshman year at college. After a few months, Festberg realized her state was disabling her from receiving the education she needed.


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Gettin' muddy with it

Seven and a Half White Men struggled to march out of the knee-deep mud pit. Their faces were barely visible through the layers of caked-on mud from seven hours of grueling and demanding volleyball. For the third year in a row, the eight players were victorious. The 29th-annual Oozefest tournament took place on Saturday in the mud pit behind the South Lake Apartment Complex.


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Three days of debate

Collin Anderson got to be the president of Cyprus for a weekend, attending European Union (EU) meetings and playing an important role in passing policies within the government. Anderson, along with eight other members of UB's Model EU Club, attended the 2013 SUNY Model EU held at the SUNY Global Center in New York City from April 11-13.


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Hope for Boston

In about a month's time, Buffalo's annual marathon will take place. Thomas Scott, a senior political science major, said it's scary to think what happened during the Boston Marathon could happen anywhere. On Patriots' Day this year, two bombs exploded during the annual Boston Marathon near the finish line.


UB's BikeShare program offers students, faculty and staff the option of renting bicycles for use around campus. The bicycles are equipped with GPS technology, which allows participants to track and rent bikes using a computer or mobile device.
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Going green: one bike at a time

UB is the first university to use GPS tracking technology for students to come together as a biking community. BikeShare at UB offers students, faculty and staff the option of renting bicycles instead of bringing their own to campus.


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The end of something

In 1966, Neil Schmitz arrived to UB as it was occupied by the Buffalo Police Department. Armed officers were dispersed throughout campus and public demonstrations protesting the Vietnam War were frequent and chaotic.


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More than just rocks

Christine Burrill, a first-year graduate student in geology, heard a story about people living in the crater of a volcano in the Canary Island in class that opened her eyes to the world of geology.





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