UB students and faculty, along with other individuals from all over Western New York, threw on their wetsuits and bikinis and plunged into the freezing Hamburg Town Beach water on Lake Erie on Saturday for the annual Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge, which showcases a fun and different way of fundraising, raises money for the Special Olympics each year.
While many individuals associate the month of December with winter break and Christmas, a vast number of students hold many different meanings when it comes to the month. There are many different and interesting religions and traditions that are celebrated throughout the winter months by students from all over the world. In the Muslim religion, a festival called Eid ul-Fitr, meaning "festivity," is celebrated for a few days as a conclusion to Ramadan, the fasting period where Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset for a month. The holiday, commonly shortened to Eid, is spread out over three days, and large family gatherings usually occur on the first day.
On Wednesday night, top employees from different local companies shared experiences and input on how to earn money after college at the "Show Me the Money" seminar. One of the first things on a graduate's mind is making a lot of money and paying off debt accumulated from college.