‘Running through the six with my votes’
While Americans watched the umpteenth Democratic debate, a monumental faceoff was happening just a few miles north of Buffalo.  Oct. 21 marked Canada’s 43rd parliamentary election, complete with the drastic approval ratings, numerous scandals and controversial seat changes that make election seasons so exciting.
Pop stars and politics
A Natural Sciences Complex classroom is packed for a Cases in Civil Liberties class with Professor Shawn Donahue, who’s presenting his 17th slide on Allied Structural Steel Company v. Spannaus. Suddenly, the chorus of Taylor Swift’s “22” erupts in the background. Everyone is looking around to see whose airpods momentarily disconnected. 
Young the Giant brings high energy to indie rock Fall Fest
Fall Fest was Verzache’s first time performing for a live crowd. Ever.  And although Young the Giant has performed at UB before, Saturday was the first time students bowed at the lead singer’s feet. The night of firsts wasn’t shaky, however, as fans and newcomers alike put on a stellar indie-themed Student Association Fall Fest at the Center for the Arts.
Throwing SHAED: Budding group SHAED discusses rise to fame and Buffalo show in exclusive interview
SHAED hasn’t quite hit household name recognition yet, but that may not last much longer. The D.C.-based electro-pop group’s new single, “Trampoline,” overtook Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend” for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Alternative Radio chart this summer.  With a musical style that BlackBook described as “infectious, magnetic charisma,” the group’s elaborate sound design, whimsical tone and deeply meaningful lyrics leave listeners craving more.
Dining hall blues
As a campus resident, my most economical choice for food is a meal plan, of which I have the 14. This is feasible for the majority of those who choose on-campus dining options.  But the majority of students don’t live with the rather debilitating GI disorder known as Crohn’s Disease, which has stripped me of the ability to eat wheat and dairy products safely.