Weekly Sting Roundup: Welcome Back!

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Welcome back UB!

Also, thanks for reading the first Weekly Roundup. At the top of Monday mornings, various members of The Sting editorial team will produce a weekly roundup of The Sting articles, breaking news, events, and other information.

Got something that should be in the Weekly Roundup? Let us know by shooting us an email here with “Weekly Roundup” in the subject line.

As a heads up, this week’s roundup is shorter than most because humans actually produce it. More importantly, these humans are students like you and need adjustment time too.

Hope everyone had a relaxing first day and best of luck in the semester ahead.



As you have probably noticed, the UB Post no longer exists. We are now The Sting and are open to reporters, editorial writers, and copy editors. Interested? Be sure to look here for more details and to apply.

It’s Welcome Week at UB from August 31 to September 11. Be sure to check here for info on virtual events and happenings during this time.

Looking for a job or internship? You still have time. Be sure to sign up for the virtual job and internship fair on September 2. The fair is broken into an afternoon and evening schedule.

Students are encouraged to meet their new elected campus leaders at the SGA Meet and Greet on September 8 from 5PM to 7PM.


Have some recycling in the city that needs to be picked up? It won’t be anytime soon. Baltimore City starting Monday is not picking up recycling as they prioritize trash pickup in the coming days and weeks.

All courts across Maryland will be open starting on Monday.

Baltimore City will soon have new cameras to issue tickets for speeding and running red lights. This places Baltimore City among other Maryland jurisdictions, like Prince George’s County, Baltimore County, and Howard County that use cameras to enforce traffic laws.

Baltimore County is literally making trash into treasure. They have an elaborate plan to convert trash into renewable energy. Read more in the Baltimore Sun.

Joanne’s Grill closed its doors over the summer. Unfortunately, UB’s declining enrollment played a small part. Read more about this in my article for the Baltimore Business Journal from back in July.


People across the country remain in shock that actor Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther, 42, and Get on Up) has passed away at the age of 43 after four years of colon cancer. Here’s a moving tribute from a 7 year old boy.

With classes starting, be sure to take a look at one of the last KahnJunction column by Ben Kahn ’20 where he argues why you should still be getting dressed every day. But, he adds, the necktie can go away.