College is the first time that many students are out of their parents' direct supervision. Parties, bars and alcohol usually serve as icebreakers for those meeting hundreds of new people. However, drinking under the age of 21 is illegal under federal law and is thus not allowed anywhere on campus.
Students can now trip effortlessly. The Student Association is providing discount tickets and transportation for students to explore Buffalo through one of UB's newest programs: UB Trippin'. According to Jennifer Harb, a senior biomedical sciences major, director of SA Student Affairs and a Senior Life Editor at The Spectrum, the new program is striving to show students various aspects of Western New York and enrich students in the diverse cultures rooted deep in the Queen City. "SA is looking to provide students with transportation and discounted tickets to various events, festivals, art galleries, concerts, comedians and seasonal activities like haunted houses," Harb said. The SA executive board and the SA Student Affairs department have collaborated to provide students with off campus experiences. In past years, all incoming freshmen living in campus housing received an SA booklet called Reach.
Since the start of the semester, the Zodiaque Dance Company has been practicing relentlessly to become as professional as possible. Throughout this weekend, it will put its hard work on display for the fall concert, "The 37th Season," at the Center for the Arts. This year features pieces choreographed by Ashley Currey, Tressa Gorman Crehan, Michael Hitzel, Matt Pardo and Kerry Ring.
Wednesday marks the first guest restaurant night for UB students. Local restaurant Ilio diPaolo will be featuring Italian favorites in the Richmond and Red Jacket dining halls. Ilio diPaolo's will be the first restaurant to participate in Campus Dining and Shops' new guest restaurant program.