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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie wins over Spring Fest crowd
A late lineup change didn’t impact this year’s Spring Fest’s turnout. And it didn’t impact the crowd’s energy either. Opener Rich the Kid pulled out of his slot on Friday, just one day before he was set to open for Lil Baby and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. But his replacement, New York rapper Young M.A, didn’t feel anything like a replacement.
Unclaimed Spring Gala tickets to become available Monday
Any Spring Gala tickets that are still unclaimed by Friday at 5 p.m. will be made available on Monday at 10 a.m. on a “first-come-first-served” basis at the SBI ticket office, according to Student Association President Gunnar Haberl.
Chefs, drugs and rock n' roll
Shep Gordon’s parents brought their son to a Queens Greyhound station in the summer of 1964 and loaded his bags onto a midnight bus to Buffalo. Once Gordon got off the bus, he and a friend decided to hitchhike all the way to Buffalo State College, where they heard “beautiful women” attended school. 
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Lil Baby and Rich the Kid to perform at Spring Fest
Spring Fest 2019 is set. The Student Association announced co-headliners A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Lil Baby and opener Rich the Kid as performers on Monday.
Rich the Kid, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Lil Baby to perform at Spring Fest
 After teasing a preliminary announcement, the Student Association announced co-headliners Lil Baby and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and opener Rich the Kid as the Spring Fest performers on Monday. 
Student Association won’t recognize LGBTQ STEM club; it says UB already has an LGBTQ club
The Student Association is not recognizing an LGBTQ STEM club, although club members say they have worked for four years to prove their value.
'The Dirt' panders to '80s excess
“The Dirt” is everything a Mötley Crüe fan expected. It’s just that everyone else didn’t know the tale by heart.
'Jewish Geographies' aims to combine culture with artistic image
For curator Benjamin Kersten, Jewish culture presents an intriguing landscape for thought. It brought him to envision broad ideas for “Jewish Geographies,” a collection of artistic works ranging from video work, spoken-word, poetry and more.
Review: ‘Leaving Neverland’ unpacks 20 years of Michael Jackson’s molestation allegations
Michael Jackson is best described as an enigma. Riches, fame and notoriety all surrounded Jackson’s 30 year career. The crowned “King of Pop” fostered a legacy imprinted in the musical history books, but also extended beyond the confines of a record.