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A promising winter in Buffalo

Even in the midst of the holidays, winter can be a disheartening time for many college students spending the break in Buffalo. Oscillating between loving and hating the seemingly endless snowfall, battling depression caused by the disappointing performances of local sports teams and waiting for the cessation of boredom caused by weeks away from the classroom are common pastimes during this frigid season. Thankfully, there will be a little more to look forward to this winter aside from hitting the slopes or clearing your driveway of snow due to a wide variety of musical performances planned at many venues around the city. For those looking to cap off their semester on a good note and combat finals week stress, Boston post-hardcore band Lions Lions will be performing at the Waiting Room on Delaware Avenue on Friday.


UB students come together in Haiyan's wake

Since being decimated by record-breaking Super Typhoon Haiyan earlier this month, Filipinos are continually working to locate missing loved ones and put their lives back together the way they were before the storm. Haiyan, a category-5 super typhoon with winds that reached up to 195 miles per hour on Nov.


Can you 'hack' it?

Some UB students see hacking as more than just an illegal activity. They see it as an opportunity to display their skills for the future. Recently, students from various academic departments at UB have taken home thousands of dollars in cash and prizes after prevailing over competitors from across the nation at two separate "hackathons." At MHacks, a competition that began on Sept.


Knocking the socks off of breast cancer

Around 39,620 American women will not see 2014 because of breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. This fall, a group of determined UB students is hoping to help curb these figures by raising and donating funds to a number of breast cancer charities. The UB women's club lacrosse team is starting a fundraising campaign, selling mid-calf athletic socks - available in pink with a black lacrosse stick or black with a ribbon - for $10 a pair.


Call of duty

Since the economic recession of 2008 and its effects on the U.S. economy, college graduates from many disciplines have found it much harder to find employment in their fields after leaving school, according to UB Career Services Director Arlene Kaukus. Many of these students came to college with ambitions of finding work strictly with a private-sector company after graduating.


Stampede of events on its way for homecoming 2013

Student Association members are looking forward to a packed schedule of new events surrounding this year's homecoming bash. SA, in conjunction with other on-campus organizations like UB Athletics, is on a mission to provide students with not only a better college football experience on game day, but also a more engaging Spirit Week and homecoming.


Center For the Arts is booked for the fall

The UB Center For the Arts is sporting a fall season with a "wow factor," according to the center's director of marketing. The CFA's fall season is comprised of a variety of acts spanning many genres and types of performance art.

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