Shinedown expects ‘biggest show’ of 2019
Shinedown will bring “the biggest show of 2019” to Buffalo on Sept. 27.  The performance, taking place at KeyBank Center, is part of Shinedown’s “Attention Attention World Tour” featuring a setlist of the band’s sixth studio album. 
The rise of G Premacy
G Premacy remembers his first concert in Brooklyn. At the time, he was still a UB student.  Unlike Buffalo venues where the crowds were dominated by supportive friends, the rapper –– an ’11 alum born Eugene Kennedy –– looked out onto a crowd of unfamiliar faces. 
Billie Essco says new album is his ‘musical peak’
Billie Essco remembers the day he saw his creative idol live.  The Buffalo rapper decided to drive down to New York City and go see Kanye West’s Yeezy Season 3 show. After the life-changing show, which featured Young Thug and Kid Cudi, Essco left the city to go stay at his friend’s place in Washington, D.C.
Skirting unnecessary costs
Being a student is really expensive.  UB students might get a better deal than those who opted for private colleges, but in-state undergraduates still pay upwards of $7,000 per year on tuition alone. Out-of-state undergrads, graduate students and professional students pay significantly more. But tuition is only one aspect of the cost of student living. Housing, food and additional fees pile onto what is already a steep bill. 
New season, new roster: Lance Leipold’s hopes for the Bulls
This year, the 2018 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year is ready for even more success. In February, Leipold signed a contract keeping him in Buffalo through the 2023 season, and now he has a new fieldhouse to work with.
Freshmen find friendship among boxes, rideshares
Cameron Reyes, a freshman chemical and biological engineering major, spent a month on campus for UB’s Access to College Excellence program over the summer, but that didn’t make saying goodbye to his mom last week any easier. “My mom was sad. Everybody else that came was sad,” Reyes said. “I’m the youngest [sibling] and also the last one to go to college so I guess she was proud but sad because I won’t be home with her anymore.” 
A Buffalo rapper on the rise: The story of Dean Chatham
Dean Chatham went from a physics major to opening for Rae Sremmurd in four years. In 2014, he was still a sophomore physics major at Wake Forest University, pursuing a career in biomedical engineering. He spent his free time playing basketball, and training in Aikido and Taekwondo. He never rapped in front of strangers before. 
UB Libraries hold Banned Books Week
The UB Libraries participated in the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week by holding events on both Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. The event focused on censorship in literary works and screen adaptations. Students, faculty and staff read from controversial and banned pieces.