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Spring into Fashion

Spring has officially arrived, and that means one very important thing: spring fashion. Sorry guys, this one is just for the girls. Although it will still be jacket and boot weather for a few more weeks, the warmer weather is approaching and will be here soon enough.


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Second Annual Nick Orrange 5K Run a Chilling Success

A cold and clouded morning did not discourage supporters of the Second Annual Nick Orrange 5K Run from gathering at Baird Point to embark on their journey around the University at Buffalo's chilly North Campus. Family, friends, and strangers united this past Sunday to commemorate the life and spirit of the late Nicholas Orrange.


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Finkelstein Strikes Again

Norman Finkelstein , a political scientist, author, and former college professor, spoke to a diverse crowd of students, professors and community members last Wednesday evening on an invitation from UB Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Student Association, and other off-campus organizations.


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Healing Through Light

A month has passed since the catastrophic 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck Japan. Many thousands of people have lost their homes, their families, and their friends, and are trying to piece their lives back together for a better tomorrow. During spring break, many were hard at work collaborating across campus to bring students and faculty together to assist the people of Japan.


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HUB Premieres with Mixed Reactions

More and more students are realizing that the MyUB homepage has a new tab. The HUB Student Center has been a project in the making for quite some time, and it is a new resource for students across campus. HUB makes it more convenient for students and faculty to review their information.


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Distinguished Speaker Continues King's Dream

The spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream was in full force on Wednesday as the mayor of Newark, N.J., Cory Booker, took the stage as part of the 24th annual University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series and the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr.


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The Fight Against Cancer

Here at UB, there are a myriad of students from different corners of the globe. Although each student may embody a different culture, the threat of cancer is universal. On Saturday, from 6 p.m.


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There's Something Going on in the LAIRS Lab...

The Space Bulls are taking their education ? and competitive streak ? to new heights. Eleven University at Buffalo students (making up a team called the "Space Bulls") have been given the opportunity to collaborate on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) and the National Institute of Aerospace's (NIA) Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts Academic Linkage Exploration Robo-Ops (RASCAL) competition.


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Who are the Pronouns?

Not everybody will admit it, but poetry scares people. It's often difficult to understand, frequently brushed off as "boring," and hardly a popular weekend activity.


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Stressed-Out Seniors

As UB seniors finish the last months of their college careers, a wealth of concerns come with the package of their caps and gowns. The months before graduation become a time for some crucial decision-making, and many students stress over the unknown.


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UB Student Abroad Chooses to Stay in Japan

Kai Wasson, a senior anthropology major studying abroad at Japan's Konan University, will remain in the country to finish his program, despite the recent 8.9 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that wreaked havoc on the island nation and caused explosions at various nuclear reactors. He is the only UB student currently in Japan, according to Stephen Dunnett, vice provost for international education. Dunnett said that with the choice to stay in Japan, Wasson agreed to sign a waiver that absolves UB of liability for anything that might happen to him for the rest of his time there.


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West Side Bazaar Celebrates Buffalo's Diversity

It only takes one drive down Grant Street on Buffalo's West Side to see how culturally and economically diverse this city is. Signs in Italian, Spanish, and Chinese advertise different local businesses selling clothing, meat, and everything in between. For years, there hasn't been a single business that united the spectrum of cultures. The West Side Bazaar, a market that hopes to "Bring the World to Buffalo," opened its doors on March 3, becoming the city's first world marketplace.


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It's Easy Being Green

Green is the new black. The movement to become more environmentally friendly has been going on for several years now, and many people are doing their part to make the world a greener place.


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In Defense of All Americans

We've seen this before. It's become an old hat in this nation ? a comfortable and ugly hat that we put on over-and-over again, even when we see how ridiculous it is in the mirror. We tore Americans from their homes and sent them to internment camps because their families came from Japan, and we look back in shock and disgust.


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UB Offers Support to Veterans

There are many avenues to support our troops while they're on duty, working, and fighting for our country, but there seems to be a disconnect once the troops return home. According to the 2010 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), "student veterans attending four-year colleges and universities in the United States generally perceive lower levels of campus support than nonveterans, and they also interact less often with faculty members." Although the resources are available, oftentimes veterans are unaware of the options and support available at the University at Buffalo.


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Don't Lose Focus!

If you take your eyes off the meaningful issue, don't be surprised when your meaningful rights disappear. I was puzzled by a string of posts that I saw on Facebook on Wednesday.





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