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Success and becoming family
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Dirk Williams is a professional shooting guard for the London Lions basketball team in Hackney Wick, Greater London.
End of semester stress and what to do about it
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The weeks toward the end of the fall semester are filled with stress and anticipation for college students. It can be hard to keep momentum going in a rapidly changing environment.
The mask behind the mask
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The coronavirus pandemic has been infamous for instructing everyone to wear masks in order to combat the virus. But what if I told you that the mask has helped a group of students study a specific theater artform?
Encountering poverty
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Have you ever thought about how helpless many of the world's population are? In many areas of the world, poverty is a big issue that is faced. The country of focus will be India as it contains a significant number of impoverished areas. One of Niagara University's students and close friends is from there and he told a story of when he encountered poverty. During the summer, he was sitting outside of his uncle's house and he could sense that there was something very foul heading towards him which was right around the corner.
Misconceptions on college, starting at the house
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Waking up at 7:30 a.m. and seeing some darkness outside. You get out of bed and realize today is a Monday. Why else would you be getting up at 7:30 a.m.? After getting ready to leave the house, you go out to the car with a cup of coffee and begin your morning commute. You pull into the university, and begin walking to class where you see some friends walking ... some still in pajamas.
Disney+: Will it be able to survive in Korea?
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
On Nov. 12, Disney+, one of the top three streaming sites in the U.S. OTT market, launched it in Korea. In recent years, there have been many issues related to the launch in Korea, but it was finally officially released in Korea. It joined hands with LG U+, a large Korean telecommunication company, to start providing services.
Small Town USA: A place to escape
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
A town with something for everyone. Located between the Western New York cities of Buffalo and Rochester, you will find a small town that breaks away from the typical stereotypes associated with them. That town is Perry.
The movie experience in your home: Is it better?
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Movie media has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the best and for the worst. For streaming services, they are receiving the best viewership they have ever seen before, while movie theater companies are taking substantial losses. What used to be filled movie theaters watching the latest blockbuster Marvel movie, has now been replaced by watching the new movie from the comfort of one's home on a streaming service.
Niagara Men's Club Lacrosse expectations for 2022 season
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Before every game, the Niagara Men's Club Lacrosse team breaks out of its huddle as a team, under this exact chant. Lacrosse is a team sport that is highly competitive, even if it is only at the club level. Many students at Niagara University create their own time to dedicate and commit themselves to this team.
A broke college kid Christmas: Celebrating the holidays on a budget
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Halloween is done, another holiday checked off the list as the end of the year is approaching faster than the speed of light. Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You" is blasting on every radio station in town. Just like that, Thanksgiving has passed, and you're already behind on your gift shopping.
Community solar: Is it worth it?
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
The introduction of large-scale solar power into communities like Lewiston has been a hot topic for debate over the years, splitting residents of the town and members of the surrounding communities on whether the alternate energy source is even worth it.
What to do when WWE releases you
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Just this year, WWE has released over 80 men and women from the company, which includes wrestlers and backstage aids. From big-named talent to developmental rookies not ever given a chance, tons of these releases have been shocking and frustrating to the wrestling audience.
Turning to malocchio for bad luck relief
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
"Two eyes have seen thee; all saints have helped thee; glory be to the father," and she does the sign of the cross over the dish. "To the Son," and she does the sign of the cross over the dish again. "And the Holy Spirit," and she does the sign of the cross over the dish one last time, "as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end, amen" Nonna Bolognese says.
Harry Styles was dressed to the nines during 'Love On Tour'
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Clothing has no gender and Harry Styles is just one of many celebrities that prove that. The singer/songwriter has been on tour since the first weekend of September with his opening show for his "Love On Tour" in Las Vegas. He opened his tour sporting a pair of fuchsia-colored trousers and a magenta vest that was covered in sparkling fringe.
The life of our president, Father Maher
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Everyone affiliated with the school knows its president, Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., more commonly known as Father Maher. They see his face all over the university on posters and stickers, in pictures and in person. However, most students would not know that he used to play baseball and basketball or that he loves to travel and has been to multiple countries in Southeast Asia.
New student coalition seeks common ground with university
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
During the 2021 spring semester, senior Maren Geiger began her endeavors of bringing awareness to sexual health and wellness on Niagara University's campus. After gathering information and having many conversations, Geiger's Sexual Wellness Initiative (SWI) was formed. It is a coalition (not affiliated with Niagara University) of almost 40 students who are dedicated to educating students about sexual wellness.
Participate in #GivingTuesday: Join Community Missions as it celebrates global day of giving on Nov. 30
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is officially the giving season. Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is welcoming donations and volunteers as it prepares for its annual celebration of #GivingTuesday.
Lost behind the screen
Mon, May 3rd 2021 02:20 pm
Social media is perhaps the largest trend of the 21st century and has people of all ages addicted to its glossy finish. Since its invention in the late '90s and its growing popularity at the turn of the century, social media has taken the world by storm. It is the most common with millennials and Generation Z because they grew up with it.
Buffalo sports fans remain loyal, despite losses piling up
Sat, May 1st 2021 05:55 pm
It's the start of yet another season. One of the biggest sports teams in Buffalo, the Bills, are coming off a high winning streak and a hell of a season ... can this team keep up?
Who is Kentrell Gaulden (aka Youngboy Never Broke Again)?
Sat, May 1st 2021 01:25 pm
Who is Youngboy Never Broke Again?
Bad cell phone habits at night can destroy sleep quality
Sat, May 1st 2021 01:05 pm
Most people check their phones at the last second before going to sleep, and put their phones near the bed. This is a serious problem and can cause insomnia. The reason is that cell phones can be harmful to people's sleep during the night. Constant notifications could cause poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression and decreased efficiency in the morning.
There is no Planet B: 5 ways to be more sustainable in 2021
Sat, May 1st 2021 12:45 pm
There is no Planet B.
Why the rhino matters
Sat, May 1st 2021 12:15 pm
We have a responsibility to protect those who don't have a voice.
Our planet is OUR responsibility
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 09:50 pm
We have only one world; however, the world we have is disintegrating at our feet. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat are all connected to the environment; but we are watching them disappear in front of our eyes.
Inside the eyes of a broadcast
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:40 pm
These are the words that are said by the director every broadcast, which starts the broadcast for the viewing pleasure, but there is more behind the scenes going on that one may see on the television screen. At Niagara University, all of the sporting events are done by a student run broadcast.
The rise of social media in 2021
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:30 pm
Social media, recently, has been taking over due to the amount of businesses and customers who take advantage of the ability to communicate on the platforms. This has started to become a part of everyday life for people and the businesses they create as we move into 2021. This can be seen from some of the most successful people on Earth all the way to smaller businesses.
Where pandemic-exiled moviegoers can buy digital movies
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:20 pm
Are you the type of person who needs the smell of "Butter Flavored Topping" to genuinely enjoy watching a movie? Does a movie seem better to you if your feet are sticking to the floor while you are watching it? Does it feel uncomfortable watching a movie without people sitting behind you talking about the awesome concert they attended last week? If so, the coronavirus pandemic has certainly put a damper on your moviegoing experience.
Niagara University theater hopes to return to stage in fall 2021 semester
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:15 pm
The Niagara University Theatre Department, along with most university theater programs, has been faced with the challenge of maintaining the standards of both curriculum and theatrical performances while also following COVID-19 protocols during the 2020-21 academic year.
Niagara University senior accepted to The Stella Adler Conservatory
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 04:35 pm
James DeLano originally hadn't planned on attending college after high school - let alone a conservatory program afterward.
College students face burnout in online learning
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 04:10 pm
In a time when many students are living and learning in the same environment, it's easy to feel burnout as the two blend together. This is no exception for college students who are combatting lack of motivation through Zoom classes and due dates, as their beds became their classrooms.
Remembering One-Nine
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 03:55 pm
Patrick Romano, 23, was a college hockey player at Niagara University. Tragically and unexpectedly, in the early hours of the morning on March 27, Patrick passed away in a fire in his off campus house on Wyoming Avenue in Niagara Falls.
College mental health crisis: Thoughts from current students & tips to help
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 03:40 pm
For many, college is a time for freedom, growth, and change. College is being independent for the first time, and it is exciting, new, and daunting. College is also late nights in the library spent with a coffee and a textbook.
Niagara University ESports levels up
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 03:25 pm
The Niagara University ESports team consists of six different teams: Four teams consisting of FIFA, Super Smash Bros, Ultimate Rocket League and Overwatch all compete at the Electronic Gaming Federation (EGF) and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC); the other two teams also play competitively with League of Legends and Valorant.
TV commercial, divine intervention, lead to father-son meeting
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 03:05 pm
In January 2019, Manny Garcia, a father of five, was relaxing on the couch in his New York home with his wife, Johanne Batiz, when a commercial for Ancestry.com came on the television screen. They both decided to buy the Ancestry DNA kit for fun. What they didn't expect was how this spontaneous splurge would have the answers to Manny's childhood wishes.
Effects of pandemic on athletics
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:55 pm
As many know, and have experienced, the novel coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on our lives. Athletics around the world came to a halt: Little League was shut down before it started; high school and collegiate sports were cut off at winter championships; spring sports were canceled all together; and professional seasons were cut short, postponed or amended to fit in with regulations made by federal and state governments.
Students stress levels regarding 2020 election
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:45 pm
With the 2020 presidential election seemingly coming to a close (although some legalities are still in question), the question to students across Western New York is simple: What are their thoughts about the election and are they more or less stressed with the presumed result of the election?
How quarantine affects people
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:35 pm
During this national pandemic whether you are in quarantine or trying to get used to this new normal it takes a lot on many individuals mental health, that is not really talked about. Even though these past couple months have been very stressful to a majority of people.
2020 presidential election: Hindering or helping Niagara University students?
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:25 pm
Niagara University students are working hard to keep up with all of the upcoming changes that have been brought on by the 2020 presidential election. Whether the impact has been overall positive or negative on the students has yet to be seen. However, this is what NU students and faculty had to say.
Stressing the performance: An inside look behind the glitter of performing
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 02:10 pm
The next time you're watching or attending a show with live performers try to imagine yourself in the performers' shoes- or in colorguard's case, the feet of the performers. You'd probably be overcome with insane amounts of anxiety. Stage fright even. More often than not the performers feel some sort of the same thing. They just find different ways to handle it.
From in the classroom to on the computer: How Niagara University is coping with COVID
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:50 pm
Is it a secret college is hard? No. Add some Zoom classes and hybrid classes to the mix, the inability to see friends and go out to let loose on the weekends after a tough week full of assignments, papers and exams, not being able to play sports with teammates, not being able to meet new people as a freshman because they are couped up in their dorms - that makes college even harder.
 

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