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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
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Schwarzenegger Set to Speak on Thursday

Few could have predicted that a penniless immigrant with a thick accent from Thal, Austria would become an international bodybuilding triumph, a widely famous Hollywood actor, and, eventually, governor of California.


Halaal at Last!

It was once very difficult for Muslim students to follow a strict Muslim diet because of the limited choice of places to eat on campus.

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The Softer Side of Academic Writing

In a world filled with hard science, dry theses, and boring lectures, there is a ray of hope. Many students have active imaginations and enjoy funneling that creativity into poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction.


Film Festival Seeks Student Talent

The Student Association Entertainment department has started to accept submissions for its inaugural SA Film Festival, to be held in the Student Union Theater on March 25. "We wanted to have an opportunity for UB undergrads to show us? their hard work.


Winter Gala

UB's Student Association is holding its annual Winter Gala at the Buffalo Convention Center on Saturday from 6 p.m.


Too Much of a Good Thing?

Most students come to college thinking that the parties will be like the ones they see in the movies. College parties are not all fun and games, though. About 25 percent of college students deal with significant academic consequences related to their drinking, according to the Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education.


Stop Undressing Audiences and Start Addressing Them

There are no horror movies about it and Stephen King doesn't write books about it, but for some, public speaking is a less enticing choice than death. Making speeches is likely one of the last things college students want to do, but Jude Butch, the leadership program coordinator for the Center for Student Leadership and Community Engagement (CSLCE), believes it is an art that can be mastered. Speakers often overestimate the extent to which things can go wrong during a presentation.


Winter Solstice Soiree

It's almost time to put away the pens and pencils and step into the holiday season, full of excessive eating, competitive shopping and elegant parties. UB's Student Association is holding its annual Winter Gala at the Buffalo Convention Center on Saturday from 6 p.m.



While many individuals associate the month of December with winter break and Christmas, a vast number of students hold many different meanings when it comes to the month. There are many different and interesting religions and traditions that are celebrated throughout the winter months by students from all over the world. In the Muslim religion, a festival called Eid ul-Fitr, meaning "festivity," is celebrated for a few days as a conclusion to Ramadan, the fasting period where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for a month. The holiday, commonly shortened to Eid, is spread out over three days, and large family gatherings usually occur on the first day.


Plunging for a Cause

UB students and faculty, along with other individuals from all over Western New York, threw on their wetsuits and bikinis and plunged into the freezing Hamburg Town Beach water on Lake Erie on Saturday for the annual Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge, which showcases a fun and different way of fundraising, raises money for the Special Olympics each year.

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