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Andrew Mangan: On the road to recovery
Wed, Dec 5th 2018 08:55 am
Andrew Mangan has always been an overachiever and very competitive, which runs in his family of eight. His mother and father chose to homeschool all of their children up until the high school level, at which point Mangan attended Canisius High School, a private boys Jesuit school, in Buffalo. Like all of his siblings, Mangan was an outstanding rower and an accomplished downhill ski racer.
Television, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' and growing acceptance of LGBTQ+ community
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 08:25 pm
Recently, television has widened its range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning and/or queer representation for the better. The more representation of diversity there is in media, the more acceptance of diversity is likely to come out of it. Shows like "RuPaul's Drag Race" have played a pivotal role in the increased spread of representation in media.
Nursing homes help during holidays
Tue, Dec 4th 2018 10:05 am
For many, the holiday season is filled with joy, family and friends. People come together to celebrate their religion, beliefs and each other. The holiday season also gives one time to reflect on one's blessings in life and be grateful for what one has.
Skiing on the Swiss Alps through a study-abroad escapade
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
Ashley Fox took the opportunity to study abroad in her senior year and final semester at Niagara University. She studied from January to May 2018, moving from Paris to Rome then to Ireland in the span of 4 months, with 6 weeks in each location.
Instagram Playground takeover
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
In a world with social media on the rise, businesses get most of their publicity through all the different types. Users share photos, hashtags, and locations with friends to publicize where they are and what they are doing at that moment.
Niagara University baseball gears up for 2019 season
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
Coming off of their first conference tournament appearance in 12 years, Niagara University baseball gears up for another promising season.
Surviving finals week: Making mental health a top priority
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
As the fall semester dwindles down to an end, students are preparing for final projects, papers, and cramming to study for final exams. Finals week is often a bittersweet time for students, though many are excited for the upcoming month-long break. Exams can take a toll on one's mind.
A Vietnam veteran and a birthday wish
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
A lovely army veteran was willing to share a bit of his story and his 71st birthday wish after years of trials and tribulations after coming home from Vietnam War.
Beef on weck: Buffalo's official sandwich
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
Today, served with horseradish and sometimes au jus sauce, the beef on weck is offered at many restaurants in and around Buffalo.
Kickin' off Christmas with Kissmas Bash
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
What's a better way to kick off the holiday season than by going to see your favorite musical artists in concert?
The life of Margaret Streb
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
It was Feb. 2003, Jim Chodak and Corrie Streb were just coming home from an intense talk with Arthur Streb. They were sitting on the couch while Ann Chodak was doing the dishes. All of a sudden Corrie and Jim see a laser light wavering over the window outside for about a good 15 seconds. They look at each other and smile because they knew it was Margaret Streb. The fun aunt, the loving mother, and a wonderful contributor to the community.
Don't 'Make it out the hood,' change it!
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
Niagara Falls, known as one of the natural wonders of the worlds. However, the community that surrounds it is may not be considered as wonderful.
Beyoncé, Jay Z, Chris Martin & more to perform at 2018 Mandela 100: Global Citizens Festival
Sat, Dec 1st 2018 02:00 pm
On Monday, Hugh Evans, the CEO of the Global Citizens Organization, took to the 947Am breakfast show to talk about the upcoming and highly anticipated Global Citizens Festival. He announced Oprah Winfrey is going to be the keynote speaker for the event. He also confirmed she will announce a surprise during the celebration of Mandela's centennial year.
2018 NFL playoff pick prognostications
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 02:00 pm
The home stretch of the NFL season is leaving teams with playoff aspirations with little room for error as they try to solidify their playoff spots. I will be trying and predict which teams will win the home stretch of the season and punch their ticket to playoffs and compete for a chance to raise the Lombardi Trophy in February. Also along with myself some select people will be predicting which teams will participate in the Super Bowl and will win along with a score prediction
With the Sabres winning again, hockey is finally back in Buffalo
Thu, Nov 29th 2018 02:00 pm
For the past seven years, the Buffalo Sabres have finished in the bottom half of the NHL and have not made the Stanley Cup Playoffs since the 2010-11 season. In the past seven seasons, which included three last-place finishes, the Sabres established themselves as the national laughing stock of the league.
Community Missions prepares for #GivingTuesday
Wed, Nov 21st 2018 11:30 pm
Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier is participating in #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27. This event takes place every year on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and contrasts Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in an effort to kick off the holiday season with generosity to the community.
Buffalo's Food Truck Tuesdays returns to Larkin Square
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 11:00 am
What's better than having a chance to eat food from your choice of over a dozen food trucks in the heart of Buffalo?
Piercings & tattoos allow people to express themselves
Sat, Apr 28th 2018 09:45 am
As many young adults are getting older, they're having a greater need to express their individuality and to show who they really are. Moreover, piercings and tattoos have been around for thousands of years now, being used to express religion by patterns and symbols.
Niagara Wire, Ridge Report help local students break into journalism field
Tue, Apr 24th 2018 10:10 am
Dr. Carrie Teresa was sitting in her office when several students walked in with an idea. Teresa, as a professor of communications at Niagara University, has an extensive background in journalism and working with students. On that day, she became the faculty adviser for the new schoolwide newspaper, The Niagara Wire.
Studying abroad creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 12:15 pm
Some of one's wildest dreams may seem far-fetched when, in actuality, they are easily attainable. Traveling to different countries is a dream that many people harbor throughout life. Fortunately, colleges have presented opportunities for students to continue their education while striving for once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
Before the championships: College recruiting is a business
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 12:00 pm
Picture this: Your name written on a huge digital scoreboard, a red carpet rolled out for you to walk into a giant arena, a room filled with every type of gear you could want - from shoes to shirts to coats - a wooden locker with your name plate on top, and a smiling coach who says, "You are going to be a star here. We will give you everything you want and more."
5 benefits to going vegan
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 11:45 am
As the New Year had been approaching, I was in a crunch to figure out what my New Year's resolution was going to be. Feeling pretty lousy, tired, under the weather, and overall just not myself at the time, I figured attempting to eat healthier and switching up my diet could be a decent start to fixing this problem.
Niagara University comes together in fight against cancer with Relay For Life
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 11:35 am
Cancer is a disease, but not just a disease for one person: It has an enormous impact on the ones who are diagnosed with it, along with their loved ones.
Is organic food better for you?
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 11:05 am
Lauren Krafft, a worker in the produce department at Wegmans, has noticed an increase in organic sales over the past few years. After six years of working with all different produce, she considers herself an expert on different types of produce preparation techniques and their various tastes.
Why not?: The mission and drive behind one of this generation's greatest point guards, Russell Westbrook
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 10:45 am
In 2016, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and the rest of the Oklahoma City Thunder had a 3-1 lead in a best of 7 series in the Western Conference Finals on the team that had just posted the best regular season NBA record in history.
Locals put in 'work' in working out for summer
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 10:30 am
It's that time of year where everyone starts to put in the time at the gym to get their wishful "summer bod." Some people will put in hours at the gym to hopefully sculpt the body of their dreams while others will prefer sit and be content with "lifting pizza" from the comfort of their own home.
'Yu-Gi-Oh!': Journey to becoming greatest of all time
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 10:15 am
It's round one of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Championship Series in Atlanta, and I have been preparing for months - practicing hard. The pairings are announced, there is 1,458 duelists in attendance. Unfortunately, out of all those players, I am facing, the best one: Patrick Hoban, a player who has more tops and wins than anyone else in the entire world.
'Fortnite Battle Royale' taking world by storm!
Sat, Apr 21st 2018 09:45 am
Epic Games released a game to the public not knowing how it would go over. Battle royale games have been on the market for a long time and, while they have been consistently popular, games such as "Players Unknown Battleground" and "H1Z1" have been out for a year or so. Still, Epic Games saw something that was missing.
Good roommate 101
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:40 pm
It's the night before you are supposed to be moving in with a new roommate whom you barely know anything about. You're losing sleep, because you're scared this person might be totally different from you. Maybe they're messy. Maybe they have a pet snake. Maybe they smell weird. There are so many things that could go wrong.
Neighborhood Legal Services looks toward future, but its goal to serve remains
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 02:50 pm
NLS is a civil legal services, nonprofit organization serving low-income, disabled and other residents in need in Western New York. It is funded primarily by the Federal Legal Services Corp., the Interest on Lawyer Account Fund of the state of New York, and a grant from the New York State Assembly. Financial support is also provided by the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County, as well as various state agencies
UBCon is on! University at Buffalo's annual anime and gaming convention kicks off this weekend
Wed, Apr 18th 2018 06:00 pm
When walking down the halls of a university campus, one wouldn't expect to see Mario, Captain America and Goku, much less finding them entangled in an epic Nerf shoot out, or dancing with each other in a ballroom. But for three days, you'll be able to see things like this and so much more at UBCon.
Ostapenko Center youth event popular with participants
Fri, Mar 30th 2018 01:45 pm
On March 22, the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality, and Mission hosted the Youth, Race, and Equality Conference.
NU Lions Club sees sharp increase in students willing to participate
Sat, Mar 24th 2018 07:00 am
For Niagara University students interested in helping others, the college's NU Lions Club is the perfect outlet.
YWCA of Niagara Frontier event brings opportunity for young females in politics
Sat, Mar 17th 2018 07:00 am
The YWCA of the Niagara Frontier advisory board was inspired to develop its Institute for Public Leadership Candidate and Campaign Skills Workshop after witnessing the successful impact of the women's march in Washington, D.C., last year, and seeing the lack of female representation in office. The event visits Niagara University next weekend.
Thurman Thomas gives back in life after football
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 08:05 am
His days where he led the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls or when he lost his helmet during Super Bowl XXVI will always be remembered. However, Thurman Thomas, to his fans, will always be the greatest running back who played for the Buffalo Bills.
Ghosts might be anything but fiction at Lewiston Public Library
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 05:50 pm
Rumor has it the Lewiston Public Library is haunted.
Niagara University's dorm rooms: Archaic or rustic?
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 05:20 pm
The college dorm is the home away from home to students. Throughout the days, the lobbies are their living rooms, the microwave and sink their kitchen, and their room, well, their room.
A day in a life of a gaming student
Tue, Dec 5th 2017 10:40 am
Many people seem to get the term "gamer" very, very wrong. When it comes to gamers, of course, there are three distinct types: the casual gamers, who "hit the sticks" occasionally; the committed gamer, who spends a reasonable amount of time gaming; and the hardcore gamer, who literally lives in the game. Regardless of the gaming species, they tend to all get bunched into one group and stereotyped.
6 things you should do in Korea (that nobody has ever told you about)
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:50 pm
If you are the type of person who keeps writing a travel bucket list, you probably have destinations all over the world. However, you should think about many factors when choosing destination, such as security, cost, weather and culture. Considering all of them, especially, culture, exploring Korea will be valuable trip in your college life.
Harry Styles: An icon to people of all ages
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:45 pm
You're sitting in a small concert venue in a big city. The curtain is a pastel pink drape with flowers. The lights go down and you hear the first chord sung. When the curtain drops, Harry Styles is standing on stage in a patterned suit and singing his hit, "Ever Since New York." People start screaming and Styles commands the stage with his presence and "unique" dance moves. He struts around the stage with pride flags and water bottles, and sings "Happy Birthday" to an audience member.
 

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