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You can't handle the truth: Why fake news is a real problem
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 08:00 am
To some, that probably comes as no surprise. Frighteningly however, scores of blurry-eyed information seekers, faces lit blue from computer and cell phone screens, share and believe stories like these on social media everyday. Not just the stereotypical tin-foil hat wearing doomsday preppers that appear on that show, Doomsday Preppers. Even bright, honest, salt of the earth types can be duped. And there are very good reasons why...
Defying the odds: Relationship advice from successful couples
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Marriage is a sacred unity between two people. A promise, a bond, and perhaps one of the world's leading goals.
With Uber coming to upstate New York, citizens question whether or not they have what it takes to become a driver
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
With the recent passage of ride-hailing apps in upstate New York, Uber will potentially employ upstate citizens looking to make some extra cash. In the state of New York, Uber is only currently operating in New York City while other large cities in the state continue to rely on the taxi industry to transport individuals.
The Facebook killer: Murder in the millennial age
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
If you were scrolling through your twitter or Facebook news feed or any other form of social media on Sunday chances are you saw the name Steve Stephens.
'Sesame Street's' new playmate, Julia, long-overdue, but greatly welcomed
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
A young child around the age of 5 is out playing on the playground; parents as usual swarm around keeping a tight eye on their children. A fire truck comes by with loud sirens; all the kids are interested and run to the edge of the playground to see the trucks drive by. All of the kids except for one; this kid is screaming and covering his ears.
De Dee's Dairy will be starting to serve food
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Customers think the hardest part is deciding between Superhero, Peanut Butter Cup, Chocolate Chip and 47 other flavors. But if they have never been to De Dee's Dairy before, the trip usually ends in the words, "This is a small? It's huge!"
The Toll Dilemma
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
The Grand Island tolls have been up for decades- but lawmakers want them gone. The Grand Island bridges have been in use since 1935 and since then about 23,000 cars cross over those bridges each day.
'90s Fashion Makes A Comeback
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
2017 fashion has gone back in time bringing back the 80's and 90's trends that everyone has always seemed to love. Not only are mom jeans and graphic band tees making an appearance, thrift shopping has become a larger fad that many people have taken advantage of; buying and donating clothes equally.
The case for '13 Reasons Why'
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Hannah Baker is smart, pretty and wholesome. She is beautifully sarcastic and fierce in all that she does. Loved by both of her parents and wanting to follow them in their old school romantic ways, she is your average high school student attempting to find herself amongst her peers.
From 'Serial' to 'Up and Vanished': The Trend of Podcasting Detectives
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
It all started with an intriguing piano intro, overlaid with the sound of a female automated voice saying, "This is a Global-Tel link prepaid call from Adnan Syed, an inmate at a Maryland Correctional facility..."
Zero to organized hero!
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Oh No! Your college dorm is a messy. Maybe one of these organizations tips will do the trick.
Fatima Shrine aiming to shine for years to come
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
In 1954, The Barnabite Fathers traveled from Italy and eventually founded the Fatima Shrine located in Lewiston, New York.
What does it take to win National Lacrosse League championship?
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
What the fastest game on two feet? Box lacrosse has really grown through the years.
Walk-off while traveling through Boston
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
The sound off the bat at Fenway Park was a loud crack, maybe made louder from the chill of an April Boston evening
Buffalo Sabres Offseason is Full of Uncertainties, and the fans aren't happy
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
The NHL playoffs are in full swing. One team that isn't in these playoffs for the sixth consecutive season have many difficult decisions to make. Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, has some mistakes to answer for. He recently signed a large contract extension in hopes of delivering at least a playoff appearance for the 2016-17 season, that didn't happen. The
NU students experience a Florida Keys field adventure
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Those who explore the ocean to any extent are treasure hunters. The creatures that inhabit the ocean are available to those who truly look for them.
One-month Summer Body
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
What comes to mind when you hear "summer body"? Most people think of a sleek, toned, healthy human being, be it male or female. It's natural to want this kind of body, not only because it is found attractive to be physically fit in modern day American culture, but also because it is healthy. Being physically fit not only increases health benefits, it also increases mood and confidence as well.
Working up a sweat can be a challenge for busy Niagara U students, but it comes with benefits
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
A student's life is often filled with late-night cram sessions and early-morning classes, but many Niagara University students make sure they fit workouts in during their busy class schedules.
Boston Marathon bombing survivor runs again
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
On April 15, 2013, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bombs were 12 seconds and 210 yards away.
KRUGSPEED Racing: A team profile
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
With the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship quickly approaching, driver Dennis Hanratty Jr. has been, no so patiently, waiting to get back behind the wheel.
Earth Day and conservation
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Earth Day, April 22, is meant to be a day to spread awareness. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the most common way to spend Earth Day is to plant trees. Spreading awareness and being active are the main goals of Earth day since the very beginning.
Behind the scenes of N-W's 'Adopt-A-Family': Local high school gives back every year
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School kicks off the holiday season by decorating the main hall of the school with mini Christmas trees, hot chocolate sales made in the morning and hallways lined with red and green. Mr. Pogel's sociology classes manage to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas through a program called "Adopt-A-Family."
Cataract City Classic ends with a bang
Sun, Dec 4th 2016 02:20 pm
The final day of the Cataract City Classic could not have finished any better. Each game on Saturday was action-packed and close the entire way, as the biggest defeat was by 12 points. Some of the best athletes from Western New York, as well as the Rochester area, came to the "Wolvarena" at Niagara Falls High School and did not disappoint the loud and energetic fans.
Cataract Classic lives up to billing
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 02:15 pm
Day one of the Cataract City Classic at Niagara Falls High School did not disappoint.
New York City's breaking point: Donald Trump's election followed by protest from city that never sleeps
Fri, Dec 2nd 2016 10:00 pm
New York City is the definition of a melting pot. Filled with all types of races, ethnicities and backgrounds from all over the world, it can be concluded New York City is one of the most diverse cities in America.
New fall games are getting gamers excited
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:55 pm
It's a brand new season for gamers. With many new titles coming out from big developers, there is plenty of new content for gamers to be excited about.
Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream taking Western New York by storm this winter
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:35 pm
In 2007, Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream was started by two lifelong friends turned Lockport High School teachers. Today, Erik Bernardi, who teaches biology, and Jason Wulf, who is an art teacher, have made Lake Effect into an award-winning ice cream shop.
NFL TV ratings have fallen and they can't get up
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 pm
"Williams is the running back," Al Michaels states, laying the foundation for one of the most memorable plays in NFL history. "The ball is snapped. Play action. Aaand Manning's going to heave one. ..."
Disability and dance!
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 pm
Have you ever seen a disabled person dancing? Nowadays, seeing people in wheelchairs is not as shocking as a few decades ago. Nevertheless, even today, dancers with disabilities appear in peoples' minds as surprising and inspiring artists.
Kahlil Dukes and his long, winding road to Niagara
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:00 pm
The path to success for Niagara University men's basketball player Kahlil Dukes has not been the easiest to come by. The redshirt junior has had an up and down college career that has taken him all across the country.
'Everyone deserves to be heard'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:05 pm
For the first time, the Lewiston-Porter Alumni Association awarded a non-teacher a mini grant. Susan Gentile, secretary at the middle school, was recognized by the Lewiston-Porter Board of Education at the November meeting for receiving a $500 mini grant to purchase wireless microphones for use in the middle school musical and drama productions.
North Tonawanda churches rally together with local schools to bring a 'Box of Hope' to community
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 pm
"Box of Hope" consists of three different events or outreaches meant to reach needs specific to that time of year and in way that is important "because it addresses every single tier of Maslow's hierarchy of human needs. One of these tiers is essential needs, like food and water, which is always provided through the different outreaches of 'Box of Hope.' "
A day in the life of a student-athlete
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 07:00 pm
Life as a student-athlete in college isn't all fun and games; it is a nonstop grind that leaves athletes both physically and mentally exhausted at the end of every day.
How to become a successful beauty guru
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 06:05 pm
There are many routes to success, but the ever-growing one is being a YouTube star.
College Fashionista gives NU student spotlight to shine
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 05:00 pm
Niagara University sophomore Grace Billiski shares how College Fashionista is helping her career for the future.
Living with multiple sclerosis: How one couple continues to fight it together
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:35 pm
Multiple sclerosis, a chronic illness, creates a constant battle with exhaustion, body aches and muscle spasms.
NU men's hockey tries to turn around season after early struggles
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
The Niagara University Purple Eagles men's hockey team got off to a rough start to its 2016-17 season.
Concussions: Impact and protocol at local high school
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 04:00 pm
Protocol has changed over the years on how to treat athletes who are suspected or have suffered a concussion.
North Tonawanda Christmas Caroling Trailer back for 3rd year of spreading cheer
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Like Buddy the Elf, a group of friends is helping spread Christmas cheer around North Tonawanda. As they build their display and great ready for their busy holiday season, like Santa busy at his workshop, they want to let everyone know carolers are coming to town.
Forgotten and unforgettable Stanley Cup performances
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Many consider the Stanley Cup to be the most prestigious trophy in all of sports. It is also one of the most difficult to win.