ALEXANDRA MOYEN

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One World Café construction to continue through fall semester
After two years of planning, construction for the One World Café began on May 20.  The roughly $20 million project is expected to be completed by August 2021. UB hired CannonDesign, an integrated global design firm, to handle construction for the over 50,000-square-foot cafe. The cafe will be between Capen Hall and Norton Hall on North Campus, causing construction to impact students’ navigation paths starting in the fall. Graham Hammill, vice provost for educational affairs and dean of the graduate school, said construction will be a “large” and “marginalizing” process, as it will affect a large part of North Campus. 
‘Butts suck:’ Students pick up over 30 pounds of cigarette butts on campus
Roughly 50 UB students collected 31.5 pounds of cigarette butts around UB’s North Campus Sunday afternoon. 
Inside One World Café
One World Café will become the “new front door” to North Campus, according to its steering committee. The upcoming global cafe, featuring a “modern” design, will be three floors high with “alternating” food available on two of the floors and seating available on all three. 
The 'silent emergency' of the plastic trifecta
Judith Enck’s first experience with an environmental catastrophe was at Love Canal. She came to Niagara Falls with a sociology class her junior year of college to learn about the toxic disaster. The mayor of Niagara Falls told the class Love Canal wasn’t a problem, simply fabrication from “hysterical housewives.”
Black Student Union remembers Nipsey Hussle
The Black Student Union commemorated the life of rapper Nipsey Hussle on Wednesday. Roughly 30 students attended BSU’s event at 5 p.m. on April 10 to honor the rapper, whom Eric Holder fatally shot on March 31. Hussle was gifting clothes to a friend recently released from prison when Holder shot him six times, according to Nonprofit Quarterly. Hussle left behind three children, an older brother, a girlfriend and a mother. BSU held the event to give students the opportunity to mourn Hussle’s death and honor his involvement in his community.
Is racism an effect of racial dating preference?
Racism can be loud and in your face, but it can also be quiet and not so obvious.  If someone were to ask me what my racial dating preference was, I would say black. 
Students come together at monthly Dinner Crew events
For some LGBTQ students, Dinner Crew is where they feel “open.” LGBTQ and Dinner Crew is a Student Life program for LGBTQ students to come together in a comfortable space. The program holds dinners monthly, usually in the Student Union, and are open to all students. 
The week of good eats
Drinks, music, food, large crowds and local businesses are offering deals throughout Buffalo for the next week. Buffalo’s Local Restaurant Week started in 2009, occurs twice a year and gives local restaurants the opportunity to show off their menus. There are more than 200 restaurants participating this week. Restaurants include the 189 Public House, Bravo Cafe & Catering and The Family Tree Restaurant.
Students continue to advocate for more black faculty
Black Student Union members discussed systemic racism, representation in faculty and  UB’s treatment of the African and African American Studies program at its general body meeting Wednesday. BSU members and students talked throughout the meeting about the current state and future of the AAS program. Roughly 40 club members and students attended to voice concerns over the number of black faculty and AAS classes offered in the UB curriculum.