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Preservationists Run Amok

Imagine, if you will, a dangerous feature of architecture that is causing serious injury and death, but is being protected from alteration because it is considered historical. Across the nation, but more importantly right here in Western New York, deer have been getting impaled on or eviscerated by wrought iron fences that commonly surround cemeteries. Many deer have been found hanging from the fences at Williamsville Cemetery in Williamsville, N.Y.


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LASA Wins International Fiesta Competition

International Fiesta, the annual cultural dance competition that pits the international clubs on campus against one another, took the main stage at the Center for the Arts this past Saturday. The Latin American Student Association (LASA) took home first place. This year's show, with a "global kaleidoscope" theme, highlighted five different cultures and Student Association clubs: LASA, Filipino American (FASA), Japanese (JSA), Malaysian (MASA), and Indian (ISA). Each club danced an eight- to 10-minute routine that paid homage to its culture's national dance. "[This was called a kaleidoscope] to illustrate how International Fiesta has always been a channel for UB students to have a glimpse into different cultures, and to experience these cultures without even having to leave the campus," said Janice Tong, the international council coordinator and a senior social sciences interdisciplinary major with a concentration in international studies. The show takes about a year to produce, and the dancers have prepared for the last four to five months.


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A Call for Immediate Action

In Governor Cuomo's proposed budget, $20 to $22 million is projected to be cut from the University at Buffalo this upcoming academic year.


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A Fiesta of International Proportions

It's not every day that students can learn about several foreign cultures and be entertained with many different styles of dance ? all at the nearby Center for the Arts. On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the International Club Council will put on its annual International Fiesta.


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Not Your Typical Scholarship

Sometimes, scholarships are difficult to find, internships never seem to pay enough, if at all, and "gaining experience" seems to be more of an abstract term rather than a concrete activity. However, the Prentice Family Foundation's Western New York (WNY) Prosperity Scholarship encompasses all three concepts.


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Jhumpa Lahiri to Speak at UB

Just about everyone has experienced a situation where he or she feels totally out of place. Whether it's as simple as starting at a new school without many friends or it involves moving to another country, most can relate to the feeling of being a stranger in a strange land. Jhumpa Lahiri is an author who has captured that feeling on the pages of her books, including Interpreter of Maladies, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2000.


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One World Against Cancer

Cancer never sleeps, so the fight against it shouldn't either. Here at the University at Buffalo, students will congregate to battle against cancer at Relay For Life. In 1985, Dr. Gotdy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours in order to raise money for the American Cancer Society.


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Engineers Week Electrifies Students

Spacecraft building, fighting robots, and launching space shuttles might at first glance sound like an old episode of Star Trek, but last week it was all about the engineer at the University at Buffalo. Engineers Week (E-week) is an annual event coordinated throughout the major engineering clubs at UB.


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UB Students for Life is Resurrected

While coat-hangers and holocausts were brought up, the general feel of the meeting was quiet tame. On Tuesday night, there was a formation meeting to bring about the Students for Life (SFL) club at UB.


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UB Competes in Recycle Mania Competition

In six hours, UB goes through 9,600 pounds of trash, and almost 90 percent of it is recyclable. Raising awareness to this fact is the premise of Recycle Mania, a 10-week nationwide competition between colleges to see who can really turn it around and recycle. The nationally sponsored competition, organized here by UB Green and the Student Association Environmental Affairs Department, is an opportunity for students to get involved with recycling in a fun way. Recycle Mania is a friendly competition meant to foster eco-friendliness and recycling awareness in its participating schools.


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Welcome to the HUB

The future of online student transactions has arrived, and its name is HUB. Students that were here last semester may remember the contest to name the new tab for MyUB.


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Something's Fishy Around Here

Raw fish, seaweed and rice may not describe the average college student's diet, but for those who can not get enough of sushi ? a staple in Japanese cuisine ? Soma Sushi, next to Jamba Juice in the Student Union, will satisfy their cravings. Although Soma Sushi has had a presence in the Union since the beginning of the year, many are still unaware that the Japanese eatery exists, and others walk right past it.






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