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The latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," serves as a continuation of the adventures of the titular Guardians as they learn more about Peter Quill/Star-Lord’s (Chris Pratt) father, whom he hasn’t seen in decades. The film opens with the Guardians protecting some very valuable batteries and returning them to their owners, a pow…

The college search process is already complicated and taxing enough for anyone who chooses to undertake it. Between curating an application, weighing schools, waiting for acceptances or rejections, and making the final decision, it is a lot for any teenager to handle. But what happens when there is another layer added to the typical procedure? What happens when a student …

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Set the scene – it’s a bone-chilling, wet, windy February night. Hundreds of used syringes blanket the ground. You don’t know where to take your next step. You sit under a muddy concrete overpass where many homeless people sleep every night, and where hundreds of people have never awakened because they have had a deadly dose of heroin. You are drenched in fake vomi…

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Brandon, did your mother ever tell you not to talk to strangers? "I imagine that she did," Brandon Stanton said, laughing. Stanton, a 33-year-old photographer and writer, is the creator of Humans of New York, a blog and New York Times best-selling book series. He spoke Saturday at the University at Buffalo as part of the Distinguished Speaker series. Stanton replaced J…

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Summer is fast approaching and that means sunshine, warm weather and fun activities are just around the corner. A lot of those activities cost money and that may be money that teens have to provide. Although finding baby-sitting positions and lawn mowing jobs are good options for earning some money, starting a small business could work as well. There are a lot of great…

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Experienced adult entrepreneurs know that running a business is a challenge. But students Emily Bingham, Kaitlin Brill and Abigail Bradley are just beginning to learn about how unpredictable, thrilling and rewarding the world of business can be. The three Mount St. Mary Academy sophomores have created their own marketing company, Business Buzz. "As a company, we speci…

"13 Reasons Why," the new Netflix drama produced by Selena Gomez, seems to be the talk of high school students everywhere since its release earlier this month. The show, which stars Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford, focuses on the issues of teen suicide and depression. Viewers not only experience a moving story about love and pain, but also gain a deeper understandin…

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Picture this: You’re trapped in a small room, and you only have an hour to escape. You are given a few clues, and nothing else. It sounds kind of like a horror movie, but at 3600 Escape, it’s the main attraction. 3600 Escape provides a one-of-a-kind experience, combining a captivating hour in an escape room with a personality and problem-solving style assessment. Par…

Recently, the press has been under fire as many people, including President Trump, have been claiming that many news organizations report "fake news." However, the whole idea of journalism is to get first-hand accounts of events that have taken place. If quoting named sources with firsthand accounts does not qualify as "real news," then what does? At his first press conf…

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For the 32nd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport presents the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring 220 photos by students from 24 high schools from across Western and Central New York. This year’s show opened Sunday with a public reception at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. The exhibit continues through April 23. Kenan Center House Gallery exh…

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The day was April 14, 1988 – the day of the Buffalo Bisons’ home opener and the opening of Pilot Field itself. Fast forward to 2017, and Coca-Cola Field (renamed in 2008) is still the home of the Buffalo Bisons. This year marks the team’s 30th season – an important milestone for the team and organization, and they’re celebrating with ticket packages and fun nig…

Since the beginning of time, mankind has been trying to advance itself and its surroundings. But to advance our surroundings, we first must understand what makes us human. Intelligence isn’t only how we see and understand things; it’s so much more. "IQ" or intelligence quotient, is a number that tells us how cognitively efficiently a person functions. For example, the…

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On March 21, 530 students, staff, and professors met at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus for an annual event focused on global engagement. The Model United Nations takes interested students on a journey of research, conflict resolution, debating, and public speaking. The students’ willingness to practice diplomacy in preparation for future civic engagement an…

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It’s the 1990s. Magazine spreads and fashion show runways are dominated by a fresh new look: "heroin chic." However, the look is far from fresh, hygienically speaking. The decade had fallen in love with rebellion. Destruction and imperfection were the new fads. Upscale fashion spreads displayed emaciated models with pale skin; sometimes bruised, dark eye circles under …

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There is a satisfying simplicity to hopping in the car and getting any random brand of soap, shampoo or makeup at the grocery store while doing the weekly shopping. But, what’s inside the various containers may be detrimental to the health and well-being of consumers. Lush Cosmetics, based in Poole, England, has revolutionized the practice of keeping harmful chemicals o…