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We need breaks, so why is UB cancelling them?

How is it possible that at a time when 71% of students are reporting increased stress and an even greater percentage are experiencing difficulty concentrating and disruptions to sleep schedules, UB is about to embark on a completely break-less semester?


What to expect in 2021

2020 brought with it major historical events. The year started off with a near war between Iran and America. The assasination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was then followed up with a retaliatory missile strike on an American base. Australian bushfires burned millions of acres and killed billions of animals. The escalation of COVID led to worldwide lockdowns, an international disruption to everyday life and tragedy throughout the world. Additionally, protests for racial justice, the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and many other important incidents occurred.

“Somehow, the NBA thought it would be wise to force its stars to come together from different cities across the U.S. and play in a meaningless exhibition game,” Anthony DeCicco writes.

Is playing during a pandemic worth it?

Everybody knew playing a college basketball season during COVID-19 was a risk. College football was the pandemic guinea pig and had over 200 games canceled this season. Basketball coaches knew this and went ahead anyway.  


A uromastyx is the perfect quarantine pet

The weather is changing, and the end of an unprecedented cyber semester is on the minds of many. With Thanksgiving break and the pandemic cutting off all in-person activities at UB, winter break and the following months could become lonely for those who long for the full college experience to return once again. Luckily, there might just be something that could make some people a little less lonely: Pet lizards.

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