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UBCon XXIX A Bard's Rhyme: A tribute to the tabletop
Paul Mercer, a regular attendee at UBCon, said he spent $1,500 on his full-body fursuit, equipped with a fan installed in the head.
English department launches global film minor
This fall, the English department launched a global film minor for students interested in the arts and cinema, following long-existent strides in the area of film studies. The minor is not exclusive to students in the department and opens doors to anyone interested in the interconnectedness of film and global issues.
Girl from Sarajevo
I was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1996. I was a little miracle war baby who made it. I defeated the odds of health complications, my mother's high-risk pregnancy and malnourishment. My family went without food, water and electricity for over four years. This was especially detrimental to my pregnant mother, who prior to having me miscarried twins.
Q&A with Olivier Pasquet
Pasquet is a world-renowned music producer, sound and visual artist. Pasquet recently arrived in Buffalo as a visiting artist part of UB’s Creative Arts Initiative. He’s making his return to the Queen City to work on a project for June in Buffalo, a festival that honors contemporary music and artists. Pasquet talked to The Spectrum about his previous work, preparation for his current project and his personal inspirations in the arts.
Celebrating vegetarianism
The start of this year marked five years since I decided to start living a vegetarian lifestyle. I've always said that it's been one of the best choices that I've ever made. Becoming a vegetarian has given me a sense of accomplishment, a triumph of willpower, a contribution and sacrifice of my owneffort toward a greater good. This major lifestyle change was completely spontaneous.
UB students question meal plan time gaps
When students are running late for breakfast and the clock hits 10:46 a.m., it is officially too late for them to use their breakfast meal credit. On weekdays, students can use a breakfast meal swipe from 7 a.m-10:30 a.m. If a student wants to purchase a meal between 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., they must use dining dollars or campus cash
Unity through diversity
Muslim UB students are taking this week to break stereotypes. Muslim Student Association (MSA) is looking to unite the student body by celebrating Islamic Awareness Week. MSA is holding events every day this week to teach non-Muslim students about their culture

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