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Sunday, May 19, 2024
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When I first met my girlfriend five years ago in high school, I was rocking the 2009 Justin Bieber hairstyle. I wore snapbacks, dressed in clothes that probably did not fit me and put on high-top Jordan shoes every day. I still do not know what she saw in me, but I am grateful she saw something. 

When he is not studying for a chemistry exam or volunteering in Honduras, Samuel Vespone, a 2018 graduate from UB, is producing and making music in his own bedroom. His bedroom is set up like a studio, which allows him to express his creativity with the instruments he knows how to play

Mr. Everything

When Samuel Vespone isn’t studying for a chemistry exam or volunteering in Honduras, he’s working on his next song. Vespone, a UB ‘18 alum, can hit riffs on the saxophone, blow the harmonica, toot the trumpet and strum the ukulele. In short, he can play it all. Vespone spends half his day making music in his studio apartment, working both with instruments and his own vocals.


Dear mama

My mom almost died giving birth to me. She lost five pints of blood over the course of an hour. Twenty-two years and five months later, she gets to experience me walking across the stage receiving my bachelor’s degree in communication.

Students are upset with the chaos and disorganization regarding the wait in line for Spring Gala, as some waited in line for hours and did not receive a ticket.

Spring Gala ticket troubles

Students lined up to grab Spring Gala tickets as early as 7:30 a.m. Monday, despite tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Some waited over four hours before tickets sold out by 3 p.m., but hundreds were left empty-handed.

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SA held an assembly meeting Thursday night to discuss a new Breathe Free Smoke Policy on campus with hopes President Tripathi will accept their suggested new Breathe Free Smoke Policy and implement it on campus.


Students share their experiences of studying abroad and how their journey had a long-lasting impact on them.


Students attend a workshop that helps them speak to victims of sexual assault and learn why victims are so reluctant to speak about their experiences. 

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