University at Buffalo Admissions' Student Bloggers Most recent blog entries by the University at Buffalo Admissions' student bloggers. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:59:06 -0500 PHP 5 en <![CDATA[Finals Week ]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:21:58 +0000 Most people who aren’t college students right now are listening to Christmas music, decorating the tree, making hot chocolate, and watching ABC’s family’s “25 Days of Christmas.” In an ideal world, I would be doing all this too! But college students know all too well that before we get to enjoy all this fun, we have to get through the final push of the semester; finals week.

I have three more tests to go, just finished my first one earlier this morning. It is funny because though we don’t have any classes anymore, it doesn’t feel like the end of the semester until you finish that last test and head home. During this week, I spend almost all my time studying besides eating and sleeping. It’s great to study in any of the libraries because they have Stress Relief during the week, where they have therapy dogs and free snacks! This morning I got up early to prepare for my test and studied in Kapoor Hall, which is the home of the UB’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (UB SPPS for short).  The next time you here from me I will be done with this semester :)


Kapoor Hall this morning

<![CDATA[True Life: I am a UB Student ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 20:07:52 +0000 KE-Image1

At UB Stadium!

Hello everyone! My name is Kateylyn and I am a 1st year PharmD Student here at UB’s School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. This is my fourth year attending this great university.

I am so excited that last week was Thanksgiving. I’m from the Albany area, so I live approximately 4.5 hours from home. Because of this I don’t get to go home too often, and I had not been home at all this semester since I moved in on August 20th. I love being a student at UB so much, but if there was one thing I could change it would definitely be being closer to home. It was great to get there and see my family and friends!

Though this was my first year not as an undergraduate and I was way busier than I ever thought, I was so happy that I still got to attend a ton of events this semester, including FallFest with T.I. and Schoolboy Q and UB Football games. I love to attend all the events around campus as I still live on campus and am so close to everything that goes on!

I am so excited to begin blogging and sharing my experiences with you. I hope that you will be able to get a glimpse of what life as a UB student is like through my blog. Talk to you all soon!

<![CDATA[Snowvember ]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:16:02 +0000 Brrrrr!!

Hi all! This past week has been absolutely crazy in Buffalo! A huge lake effect snowstorm descended on Western New York last Monday night, and buried our area with over 7 feet of snow over the course of 3 days. Driving bans were in effect for several days, people became stranded on the Thruway – which was shut down – and in their homes, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo called in the National Guard to help Buffalonians dig out of the snow. The Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Rangers hockey game was canceled Friday night, and the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets football game was canceled Sunday after over 200,000 tons of snow fell on our outdoor football stadium. The entire Western New York area was paralyzed by this storm.

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Courtesy of Buffalo Bills

UB was not directly affected by feet of snow, but the surrounding suburbs were and many students consequently could not safely get to class. The university canceled classes Thursday and Friday as Erie County was in a state of emergency and the governor was calling for federal aid from FEMA to help pay for damages. Many students were unable to make it to class, or drove to campus and found themselves unable to make it back home. I had a friend stay with me for the entire week because it was unsafe to try to get back to her house in a small suburb south of UB. To make matters worse, after the snow stopped falling Friday, it started to rain, and flooding began in many parts of Western New York.


One thing that did come out of this crazy storm was the generosity and selflessness of the people of the City of Buffalo. Buffalonians joined together to combat the effects of the storm and helped neighbors shovel snow off of roofs which were harrowingly close to collapsing, trekked through blizzard conditions to the store to purchase supplies, and dug each others’ cars out of the snowbanks Mother Nature formed. UB students were able to witness firsthand how Buffalo doesn’t let a little bit of snow stop us.

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