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Anastasia Wilds is an asst. arts editor.


Games to warm up with this winter
For many students, winter break is an excellent time to recover from the exhausting fall semester. But as the January days grow colder and drag on, a break can become boring. So what to do when you have an entire month to yourself? Play video games of course.
Where do you fit on the political spectrum?
Everyone has heard of political parties, but many don’t know what they actually mean. What makes a Democrat different from a Republican? And what the heck is a Libertarian?
Dance transcends beyond the stage
Zodiaque Dance Company doesn’t always have to be on stage to entice its crowds. During this weekend’s performances, Zodiaque won over audiences with “As Within, So Without,” a pre-recorded, on-stage visual display.
1930s Scotland in the Black Box Theatre
You may have heard a few Scottish accents if you passed by the Black Box Theatre this week. But they weren’t all real.
Cosplay artform brings UB students together
When Jennifer Dudzinski started her freshman year at UB, she had one friend and a casual interest in cosplay –– an artform where people create and wear costumes of characters from movies, books, video games and other forms of media. After her friend persuaded her to join the UB Cosplay Club, Dudzinski, who had no prior experience making costumes, says she fell in love.
From ghosts to 1980s China: The best upcoming video games
Video games can be a welcome distraction from university life, whether you game alone or with friends. Some people turn to the classics: Mario Kart, Dark Souls, Halo. But for those who are bored of their usual gaming go-tos, some interesting titles are hitting shelves soon.
Students perform first children’s theater production at UB
Coloring pages and Dr. Seuss books covered tables outside of the Katharine Cornell Theatre Friday, as children and families waited in line to see the first-ever UB-led performance from an iconic cat. UB students performed a theater production of Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat” at the theater on Sept. 27-28 as part of the Department of Theatre and Dance’s annual Student Directed Series. The series gives students the opportunity to produce and direct a show on their own and this production was the first-ever children’s theater production at UB, based on the 1957 children’s book of the same name by Dr. Seuss. 
“Hairspray” brings the ‘60s back to Buffalo
Buffalo’s production of “Hairspray” brings something to the musical that professional performances don’t typically see. A student-filled cast. “Hairspray,” despite the uncharacteristically young team, radiated an exuberant energy between the cast and audience that resonated throughout the house.
UB’s fall musical leads share their audition experiences
While audiences won’t see the finished product until later this fall, performers in UB’s upcoming musical have been hard at work since the beginning of May.  Even though the actors are students, they receive the same treatment as professionals, and are expected to work just as hard.
Department of Media Studies puts class cap on lab fee charges for semester, looks into changing fee
Students who have taken a media study production class know the department requires an extra $125 lab fee.  Students have had to pay this fee for each production class they take –– regardless of how often the course uses the resources.