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Jason Tsoi is an assistant features editor at The Spectrum. He is an English major with a certificate in journalism. During his free time, he can be found listening to music and watching films. 

An artist rendering of the ongoing renovations in Student Union shows expanded seating and updated furniture. Photo: Courtesy of the Office of the Vice President for Student Life

UB community weighs in on the Student Union construction

With the start of a new semester, students returned to North Campus to an unfamiliar scene: the atrium of the Student Union (SU) was blocked by temporary walls, accompanied by roaring sounds of construction.

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It’s never too early to start celebrating the holidays

The air is getting colder, the days are getting shorter and Mariah Carey has defrosted, which can only mean one thing: the holiday season has arrived. Although many follow the unwritten rule to wait until after Thanksgiving to start celebrating the holidays, I prefer to bring in the festive cheer early.

Photo: Courtesy of Jacob Rhinehart and Eleanora Undrus

What’s the buzz behind Hive, a student-created app?

Jacob Rhinehart runs like a machine, repeating the same schedule day after day: wake up, go to the gym, read, journal, work and pioneer a new social media platform. When Rhinehart first came up with the idea to create Hive, he had one goal: to improve university life by connecting students together on a social media platform.

UB student Aicha Niang started her hairstyling venture five years ago, and brought it to UB.

UB student runs home hairstyling business

During her junior year of high school, Aicha Niang started her hairstyling business: Styled By Aichaa. Since then, Niang has been running Styled By Aichaa for five years at two locations: her home in Brooklyn, New York, and her Creekside Village apartment at UB.

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