Islam Awareness Week at UB

By Olivia Dudley In our world, it is often difficult for one to express their religion. No matter how many times we are reminded that we have the right to religious freedom in America, there will always be people who oppose what you believe in, even if it is the culture you were born into….

An interview with two young Baltimore music producers

By: Matt Nickelson I had the fortunate opportunity to discuss music with two local music producers: MYNDS (Collins Ukegbu) and Big-O (Austin Okafor), the creative minds behind 808Bit. What genre would you classify your music in? Big O: I primarily do hip-hop but I have dabbled in other genres like reggae, R&B, funk, and afro beat….

Alyx McClelland: president of UB Improv

When I was growing up one of my favorite television shows was “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, an improv comedy show starring such talents as Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles, Wayne Brady, Greg Proops, hosted by Drew Carey (at the time), and featuring several rotating comedians and guest stars.  I was intrigued by the idea of…

Bnotes are building in Baltimore

by Daniele Spagnolo Paper gets cut, inked, and printed by the U.S. treasury on a daily basis. Seas of green are pumped out into our indebted society. Jackson, Washington, and Franklin can only give us the promises of their value. We see the inevitable fate of our fluctuating economy as prices get higher, quality deteriorates,…

NuRenaissance Performing at Pipe Dreamz

by Daniele Spagnolo “6 Bars or Die” is boldly painted on the main wall of Pipe Dreamz LLC. Pipe Dreamz LLC is a space that Ace, the owner, Gruvye Drew, a music producer, and K Kali, an artist, use to promote an online clothing store, musical venue, and uniquely decorated hang out spot for local…

Don’t get mad, get new books and ancient newspapers

I felt like I was in an episode of “Mad Men” when I opened the UB student newspaper from the late 1950s. A half page ad for Marlboro jumped out and told me Marlboro was the most popular cigarette on college campuses nationwide, along with a U.S. map that had each state visually represented by…