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Gabriel Periera cooks at the stove in Porter Hall’s kitchen. Periera was born in Uruguay, and enjoys cooking traditional Uruguayan food.
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A taste of Uruguay: UB student cooks traditional Uruguayan meals in his dorm to keep roots alive

Gabriel Pereira stood on his tiptoes, barely tall enough to see the grill in front of him, and could tell that his asado was ready just by the savory fumes emerging from the large slab of beef. Pereira, a sophomore computer science major, left Uruguay when he was six years old. Now in the U.S., he cooks Uruguayan meals to de-stress, keep in touch with his cultural roots and give others a taste of his homeland.


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Conway The Machine, a Buffalo rapper and Shady Records’ signee, took his talents to the Dnipro Ukrainian Cultural Center on Genesee Street. The rapper headlined the fourth edition of the Anti-Venue Tour, along with West Coast rapper Boogie, on Saturday.

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Junot Díaz spoke to a sold out crowd on Friday night about the feelings of immigrants and what it’s like to be an immigrant writer.

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Junot Díaz spoke to a sold out crowd on Friday night about the feelings of immigrants and what it’s like to be an immigrant writer.

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“We Wanted A Revolution” is a survey of work by women of color through a period encompassing civil rights, women’s rights, gay rights and anti-war movements. Throughout, visitors to the gallery can view works by black female artists like Faith Ringgold, Ming Smith and Emma Amos.

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"Tony Conrad @ Hallwalls," a new exhibit downtown, honors the late and legendary former UB professor. Pieces of Conrad's past, including his "Music and the Mind of the World" composition, are highlighted throughout the Queen City gallery's space.

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In 2018 alone, 134 cases of intentional exposure to laundry pods have been reported in the 13-19 age group. The spike comes in the wake of the "Tide Pod Challenge," a recent trend looking for participants to consume the dangerous substances.

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Music icon Janet Jackson performed a medley of hits as part of her State of The World tour in Buffalo on Saturday. Throughout, the multi-talented singer dazzled through synchronized dance and flurries of jams which pleased thousands of fans in attendance.

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Oren Sadeh, a senior exercise science major, confidently strolls over beats as rapper Sade Cinco. Sadeh, alongside rappers Sammy K and BNLVY, released “Markelle Fultz” in mid-October - a feel good cut with an infectious hook from Sadeh.

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Cuban-born poet and educator Olga Karman read recollections of her time in Cuba to attendees at the riverrun Global Film Series. The series, in its second year, delivered propaganda films like “Soy Cuba” (I Am Cuba) to packed audiences along with a musical performance by Wendell Rivera.

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Charles Gayle, a free jazz multi-instrumentalist, performed at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center on Friday night. The artist, whose career spans as far back as the ‘60s, intimately played with expression in mind on the piano and saxophone.

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