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During my first couple of years at UB I felt like I was going through the motions – I drove to campus in the morning for classes then left as soon as my last one was over to either go to work or hang out with my other commuter friends I knew from high school. Even after I started taking journalism classes – the one subject I was planning my life around – I didn’t feel part of the “UB community.” It wasn’t until my junior year I found my niche.

Controversial journalist Milo Yiannopoulos speaks at Rutgers University in February, where students protested his speech. Young Americans for Liberty is planning to bring Yiannopoulos to UB, causing concern for some students.

Young Americans for Liberty plans to bring Milo Yiannopoulos to UB

Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a Student Association club, is planning to bring Yiannopoulos to campus this May to speak to students about the right to free speech. The SA Senate recently granted YAL $759 for the event and the Special Interests, Services and Hobbies Council gave the club an additional $300.

Several UB students have been reported to have the mumps virus, which is spread by exchanging saliva with an infected individual. Although UB requires students to be vaccinated prior to coming to the university, Susan Snyder, director of Student Health Services, said vaccines are never 100 percent effective and some may still get the mumps even with being vaccinated.

Mumps outbreak causes concern for some students

UB spokesperson John Della Contrada released a statement on March 12 that said the Department of Health is speaking with the students’ close personal contacts and that UB is currently reviewing immunization records to identify students who are not immune to mumps who may need to either be vaccinated or excluded from classes and activities when the semester resumes, which it did on March 21.


UB art department pays tribute to Solomon Jackson

On Tuesday, UB’s Department of Art held a memorial in Jackson’s honor, one week after the university announced his death. Jackson, who was a studio art major, died on the night of Feb. 29 after suffering a medical emergency during a team conditioning session on Feb. 22. He was 20 years old.

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Protesters stand outside the Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum where Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke Friday afternoon. Both Clinton supporters and protesters stood outside once the fire marshal had to close the doors due to the building reaching capacity. 


Bed bugs truck

A Buffalo Exterminating van parks outside the Ellicot Complex. UB has had four confirmed cases of bed bugs, but none in Ellicot, as the only calls for Ellicot were for a mouse and spiders. 

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