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$6 million sports and educational complex welcomed by Niagara Catholic
Mon, May 5th 2014 08:25 am
The City of Niagara Falls will soon be home to a $6 million sports and educational facility, which will offer a number of programs and services for members of the community. Once built, The Niagara Community Center (run as a nonprofit organization) will be located next to Niagara Catholic Junior-Senior High School at 520 66th St.
In the city that never sleeps, Niagara University students work for major news network
Mon, May 5th 2014 08:20 am
It may be nestled just outside the small City of Niagara Falls, but Niagara University is offering world-class opportunities to its students. The university is giving college students the chance to live in New York City and intern at CBS Broadcast Center - a dream for any aspiring broadcast journalist.
Dave Matthews Band and upstate New York: A surprisingly perfect combination
Sun, May 4th 2014 08:55 pm
It is a rarity when a musical artist and venue have the perfect chemistry to mesh together. When it does happen, it is a magical thing. Upstate New York is lucky enough to have one such artist-venue combination, which perennially excites thousands.
Summer hiatus no more: Broadcast networks air new shows each summer
Sun, May 4th 2014 08:00 pm
Ever since the 1950s, television has become a staple in American households. Like all things in this ever-changing world, television - the way we watch it and what we watch - is always changing.
What does news mean to NU's student body?
Sun, May 4th 2014 06:15 pm
With thousands of print articles, television and radio broadcasts produced on a daily basis, the news is everywhere we look. With evolving technology and media, there are multiple ways to consume news through newspapers, magazines, websites and television shows.

From local to national media, stories are designed to shape our public knowledge and perception of our community and the world around us. For Niagara University students, that objective has become more difficult as news stories have become more entertaining and less educational in recent years.

"I feel like they do provide information right away, but some of it is fabricated and dramatized in order to make it interesting to keep readers wanting more," said sophomore Katie Mayes.

#TwitterandTV: A case study on the fascination of live tweeting and TV shows
Sat, May 3rd 2014 09:10 pm
We have all watched a TV show in a room surrounded by people. Together you react in fear, shock and excitement. However, have you participated in this same experience virtually?
'Spider-Man 2': Amazing ... or not?
Wed, Apr 30th 2014 05:00 pm
Get your web-shooters ready: The sequel to the successful reboot of the Spider-Man trilogy "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is set to hit theaters Friday, May 2.

The original "Spider-Man" movie, which was released May 3, 2002, and directed by Sam Raimi, grossed $403,706,375. Its reboot, "The Amazing Spider-Man," which is directed by Marc Webb and opened July 3, 2012, grossed only $262,030,663.

Cher's 'Dressed to Kill' tour exceeds Buffalo fans expectations
Sun, Apr 27th 2014 09:00 pm
This year marks 50 years of entertaining for Cher. Buffalo was lucky enough to make the list of cities as she embarked on her final farewell tour. The six months of anticipation since tickets went on sale was finally released Wednesday night, April 23, as Cher took to the stage at the First Niagara Center.
This is it: Time to graduate
Fri, Apr 25th 2014 10:15 pm
It's finally here: The last few days till graduation (18 days to be exact).

During the four years I've spent in college, I am finally down to the last days of it. It's bitter sweet. Everything I've worked for is finally paying off. In 18 short days, I will be a college graduate.

Ride for Roswell: Making a difference one route at a time
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 10:00 am
The Ride for Roswell is more than just a bike ride around the city or a fundraiser for cancer research. It's a rare bond between thousands of strangers who are fighting for the same cause: a cure for cancer.
A cool start to spring
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 06:50 pm
Although the past few weeks have not felt much like spring, no matter what weather Mother Nature brings, ice cream seems to be a telling sign that spring is in the air. De-Dee's Dairy is now open for the season and the local community could not be happier to have the ice cream shop back in their lives.
'How I Met Your Mother' comes to an end
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 04:00 pm
The CBS popular romantic comedy "How I Met Your Mother" came to end this past Monday. The program aired its final episode, "Last Forever," with 12.9 million viewers. Since 2005, "How I Met Your Mother" has been a lock on CBS's programming. Over the years, the show earned 28 Emmy nominations (winning nine of them).
Cher returns to Buffalo for final farewell tour
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 11:00 am
It has been an exciting couple of years for Cher fans. In 2012 Cher confirmed a new album was in the making, later in the year she surprised Twitter followers with confirmation of an upcoming tour. Now March of 2014, fans are finally getting what they have been waiting for.
In the 'Knick' of time? Let's party like it's 1999
Sat, Apr 5th 2014 10:00 pm
With just two weeks left in the NBA season, the Knicks find themselves in a tight race for the last spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. So far, the Knicks trail the Atlanta Hawks by one game. Even with the disappointing season that no one saw coming, the Knicks still have the opportunity to save their season with a playoff berth.

Now the task won't be easy, the Knicks final six games are all against playoff teams in the Eastern Conference, whereas the Atlanta Hawks only face five playoff teams in their final 10 games. It seems as if the Knicks have an uphill battle being that they not only trail the Hawks by two games in the loss column, but the Hawks also own the tie breaker.

Black Keys release new single, announce new album release
Fri, Apr 4th 2014 06:00 pm
The alternative rock duo known as the Black Keys has announced its newest album will be released on May 13, and has also released one single from the forth-coming album. The album will be titled "Turn Blue" and will feature the newly released single "Fever."
Billion Dollar Bracket
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 10:30 am
Along with the Irish celebration of St. Patrick's Day comes another popular tradition, March Madness. Billionaire entrepreneur, Warren Buffet, has offered one billion dollars to one lucky fan that can successfully select the perfect March Madness bracket. Yes, one billion dollars.
What's that on your face?
Thu, Mar 20th 2014 10:00 am
Ladies and Gents- what exactly are you putting on your face? What I mean is, what products are you using for your everyday skincare regimen?
Time for spring
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 11:30 am
It's been a long winter as we're almost halfway through the month of March and plenty of snow still covers the ground. Most students at Niagara University are visibly tired of the wintry weather. With spring just around the corner it's time to enjoy parts of the Niagara Falls and Lewiston area that aren't as accessible or enjoyable in the winter months.
College students run coast to coast for a cure
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 10:50 am
As a fund raiser for the Ulman Cancer Fund, 30 students will be taking part in a 4,000 mile run across the country over a 42 day span starting in June. Local Niagara University student Leanne Stuck is one of the 30 embarking on this journey.
Like father, like son
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 09:00 pm
Antoine Mason is having the best season of his college career.
Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 10:45 am
With the diverse population that makes up America, many of us are accustomed to numerous cultures and ways of life. Since Niagara Falls is home to one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the city attracts tourists from all over who add a sense of diversity to Western New York.
Niagara University announces spring Ridge Fest concert
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 10:40 am
Rodney Atkins will be performing during Niagara's Ridge Fest, a weeklong event hosted by NUSGA in April. The event is an end of the year celebration a week before students have to prepare for final exams.
Jimmy Fallon takes over as host of 'The Tonight Show'
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 10:00 am
As we all know, Jimmy Fallon has taken over Jay Leno's spot as the host of "The Tonight Show," which premiered Feb 17 after the Winter Olympics. Since Fallon is 25 years younger than his previous host, he has brought a new youth appeal to the show.
Perfect for a cozy Valentine's Day dinner
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 09:55 am
There isn't much to look at walking up to the unassuming Trattoria Aroma on Bryant Street right off of Elmwood. However, as soon as you swing open the door you are lead into a space painted the brightest hue of red illuminated by dimmed overhead lighting and tea candles adorning every table as well as spaciously placed along the sweeping bar.
The Como and The Polish Nook: Niagara Falls' best-kept secrets
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
Niagara Falls has long been considered a tourist destination because of its natural wonder of the world. This area also continues to expand in the retail industry and is visited by people from all over the world. But, the best-kept secret in Niagara Falls is the abundance of family-owned restaurants.
Super Bowl Ads: Are they worth millions?
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
A loud room filled with anxious fans awaiting the coin toss and kick-off. Flashing lights, chanting, and small conversation turned silent. Eyes glued to the television while Bruno Mars shares the stage with The Red Hot Chili Peppers in an old-school-style performance.
Our favorite '90s television stars return
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 10:00 am
The 1990s are coming back, full swing this year. Our favorite nineties shows will bring us back to the times of oversized sweaters, side ponytails and our favorite TV star crushes. "Full House" and "Seinfeld" will return to television this year. The beloved Matthews family of "Boy Meets World" will also be returning in a sequel "Girl Meets World".
Niagara University collects funds, food for community in conjunction with #GivingTuesday
Thu, Dec 19th 2013 09:15 am
The week after Thanksgiving isn't just for shopping anymore.

Students, alumni and friends of Niagara University accumulated nearly $300 and more than 840 pounds of food and nonperishable goods on Dec. 3, the 2013 edition of #GivingTuesday.

Column: To further your education or not?
Tue, Apr 23rd 2013 09:00 am
Graduation is only a few short weeks away. Do you know if you want to take a break or go to graduate school after May 11th?
Meet the 'Eagles'
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 07:00 am
It's that time of year at Niagara University. A time that is most important for the beloved senior class. With hundreds of varieties in majors and minors, the class of 2013 is ready to walk on stage and receive their diploma. With a little over 4,000 students at Niagara and about 1,000 seniors, there are endless possibilities for what each person could contribute to the future.
Dining at D'Avolio's Kitchen
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 03:00 pm
D'Avolio Olive Oils and Vinegars is becoming Western New York's newest local treasure. After visiting the Lewiston location for taste testing of the oils and vinegars, I decided to try the newest addition to the D'Avolio's stores at the kitchen in Williamsville.
Father Levesque
Tue, Apr 16th 2013 10:00 am
When it was announced that the Rev. Joseph Levesque C.M., president of Niagara University, would be stepping down, many reacted with sadness and took a look back on Levesque's time at Niagara. When talking about Niagara, Levesque himself reflects fondly on all of his years at the university. He makes it clear that although he is resigning as president, this is in no way the end of his time at Niagara or his commitment to the school.
Dr. Abdiweli Ali to reflect on time as Somali prime minister at April 22 event
Thu, Apr 11th 2013 12:35 pm
Dr. Abdiweli Ali, the Niagara University economics professor turned Somali prime minster, will reflect on his time as the leader of the impoverished, war-torn East African nation during a special event on April 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Castellani Art Museum.
10 must see movies from the past 10 years
Thu, Mar 21st 2013 04:00 pm
10 must see movies from the past 10 years In the past decade there has been an unthinkable amount of movies released. Sometimes it's hard to know which ones are going to be worth watching, and which you are going to wish you had never watched. So to help you out, here is a list of 10 movies released in the past 10 years that are worth your time:
French Professor directs Moliere at Niagara University
Wed, Mar 20th 2013 01:00 am
Niagara University proudly presents "The Learned Ladies" by Moliere. This family friendly comedy was originally written in French and first premiered in 1672. This current adaptation was translated to English by Freyda Thomas and performed on a Broadway stage in the early 1990s.
'Identity Thief' showcases Melissa McCarthy, foreshadows a new direction for comedy genre
Mon, Mar 18th 2013 11:55 pm
Despite the many bad reviews of the movie "Identity Thief," I decided to go see it because I know how funny Melissa McCarthy is. Although the storyline was not the best, I appreciate what this movie and Melisa McCarthy are doing for the comedy genre.
Too broke for a nice movie?
Thu, Mar 14th 2013 12:25 pm
It's normal for college students to have a budget all the time. However, some students would like to see a movie here and now; but why spend $10 for a night out plus the cost of popcorn and drinks which can be pretty costly.
Eating healthy with simple recipes
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 03:00 pm
Many people take the easy way out when it comes to eating healthy.

People turn to fast food and junk food to save time in their busy schedule - especially college students.

5 street artists you should know about
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 02:35 pm
Five innovative street artists each working in different types of media create and display their work on streets and cities all over the world.
Review: Delicious barbecue served at The Brickyard
Tue, Feb 26th 2013 11:00 am
I recently dined at Lewiston's Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q. There was a three-page menu with a wide range of entrees to select from. Everyone in our party seemed to be pleased with the variety of food options. Not only were there many options, but everything ordered was delicious and worth every penny.
 


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