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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.
Pandemic doesn't stop birthday party
Thu, May 7th 2020 07:50 am
Sunday, April 19, was the 6th birthday of Justice Alesse Indigo Simmons. Another year older, and supposedly normal like any other year prior. Lots of sugary snacks, friends and families, and an overall good time. But there was one small difference with this year's party: There was a global pandemic taking place.
COVID and kids: A parent's guide to surviving quarantine
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 02:00 pm
Did you wake up this morning unsure of what day it was? Maybe you had ice cream and a glass of wine for dinner last night after your kids ran out of excuses to not go to bed? I'm here to tell you you're not alone.
Bored in the house and you're in the house bored? 3 ways to shake up your everyday quarantine routine
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 01:25 pm
Are you getting bored out of your mind? If so, I know exactly how you feel! So, I've decided to come together with my sisters to bring you a few ideas that have given us something fun to do and have shaken up our quarantine routine.
Coronavirus stories that will brighten your day
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 11:15 am
What is the one big thing on everyone's mind today? You guessed it ... the coronavirus. Many, if not all countries are affected around the world by this fearful virus. More than 2 million people have been infected. There's no telling on when things might get back to normal.
Quarantine and education aren't exactly two peas in a pod
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 10:55 am
As everyone knows by now, COVID-19 has taken over the world and caused a global pandemic since it was announced by the World Health Organization in March. All nonessential businesses are closed, and places that generally have large gatherings have come to a grinding halt.
Youngstown's Easter Parade of Hope
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 10:40 am
On Saturday, April 11, an Easter Bunny Parade was held in the Village of Youngstown. Parading through the village was Youngstown Police and Volunteer Fire Co., in accompaniment with the Youngstown Lions Club.
How the Buffalo Bills created newfound sense of winning
Wed, Apr 29th 2020 10:25 am
The Buffalo Bills are in the midst of coming out of a 17-year rebuild. For the past two decades, the Bills have gone through the same cycle year in and year out. Buffalo constantly has had a quarterback-coach carousel and it was tiring the dedicated Bills fanbase.
How does a pandemic affect the lives of college students?
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 05:00 pm
With quarantine being extended until mid-May for New York state, college students are unsure on when they will return to school for classes, when trips could possibly be rescheduled, or when life will go back to some form of normality.
ESPN's 'The Last Dance' is exactly what the sports world needed
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 02:55 pm
As the world progresses through the 2020 calendar year, it is obvious that this is a very strange time to be living in. Due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, much of the world has seemed to shut down. The emptiness this terrible virus has caused is perhaps most obviously visible in the sports world.
Creativity and the coronavirus
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 02:45 pm
A high school senior stuck home, unable to participate in extracurriculars or clubs. Not knowing if they'll be able to walk across the stage to receive their diploma. A college student is unable to walk to the library or their professor's office.
COVID-19 and its effect on college students
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 12:15 pm
COVID-19: The disease that has changed society as we know it. Nobody really knew what to expect when the Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first case in the U.S. on Jan. 14, least of all college students.
Capital Region businesses featured in Barstool Sports pizza reviews, unboxings
Tue, Apr 28th 2020 08:50 am
One Capital Region pizza business, Paesan's Pizza, was fortunate enough to be featured in a review, leading to a positive impact for the business. This is known as the "Portnoy Effect," where a pizza shop sees a rapid increase in sales after its pizza is reviewed.
Online learning: The 'new normal'
Sun, Apr 26th 2020 08:05 pm
Your typical morning routine has changed. You find yourself at home getting ready to sit behind a screen all day. Part of your new daily routine is checking emails as frequently as you check social media.
How to make the most out of your quarantine in 8 easy steps
Sun, Apr 26th 2020 02:15 pm
With all this new time on our hands, we might as well use it to our advantage! Instead of seeing this pandemic as a curse we can see it as an opportunity to learn and grow.
COVID-19 through the eyes of a teacher: Niagara University alumnus shares her experience with remote teaching during pandemic
Sun, Apr 26th 2020 01:55 pm
The unsung heroes of the pandemic are school teachers. They teach the future of the world and change and enrich their students' lives for the better.
Life in quarantine: What could you get out of it?
Thu, Apr 23rd 2020 07:10 pm
Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic, life has drastically changed throughout the year 2020. Every person has been ordered to stay at home to not spread this virus and prevent any more damage from occurring.
Best ways to spend your quarantine
Thu, Apr 23rd 2020 06:15 pm
While quarantine is ruining peoples' plans for having fun in the sun and destroying family reunions and birthday parties, there's a few different ways you can keep the boredom away and stay busy during quarantine. From streaming and video calling, to doing puzzles and getting a head start on spring cleaning, this quarantine is making people get creative with how to spend their free time.
The CROWN Act: The end to hair discrimination
Thu, Apr 23rd 2020 06:05 pm
DeAndrew Arnold, a senior attending Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, had been suspended and told he could not walk in his upcoming high school graduation unless he cut his dreadlocks to meet his school district dress code.
Built to last: A man in pursuit of quality leatherwork
Wed, Apr 22nd 2020 01:15 pm
Jesse's business, New House Leatherworks, was founded out of his desire to find a new hobby that fit his personality and the values he holds. He searched for years to find where his natural talent lay, picking up different hobbies, but never feeling like they were truly meant for him.
Mount St. Mary's hosts 'Valentine's Day Extravaganza'
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 08:55 am
The annual "Valentine's Day Extravaganza," run by the mission committee at Mount St. Mary's Hospital, will be held today in the front lobby of the hospital.
On the frontlines of World War II
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 01:25 pm
There was an eerie feeling of knowing certain death was lingering above them. However, this was not the time to think of the inevitable. The swaying of the ship made more than 100 different seamen from all over the vessel sick; in addition, there was no space and limited food to add to the misery.
The good, the bad, and the O'Shea
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 11:05 am
"Every time a fire alarm goes off, it's because someone was being stupid."
Gamers, rise up
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 10:15 pm
There's 30 seconds left on the clock. Everyone watching in the small crowd that has gathered is extremely tense. The two opponents - one a middle-aged plumber wearing a red cap and overalls, the other a tall knight equipped with a sword, a bow and other weapons - dance back and forth on the stage, trying to find an opening in their opponent's defenses. One strong hit from either combatant could end the match.
The place for Pokémon: Dave and Adam's Saturday tournaments offer fun, family & friends
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:45 pm
Buffalo's fan superstore does more than offer tailgating necessities and autographed memorabilia at competitive prices: Dave and Adam's facilitates free-to-play Saturday Pokémon tournaments that are open to all ages and all levels of knowledge.
The price of paradise: Why many Hawaii residents are forced to leave home
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 09:15 pm
Hawaii is often referred to as "Paradise on Earth." Located in the Pacific Ocean, approximately 2,100 miles southwest of the mainland, the Hawaiian Islands have become a popular destination for tourism.
Winter is home to best holidays
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 08:40 pm
Though this is the coldest time of the year, winter brings friends and family together making this the best season out of all. From watching the snow fall from the warmth of your couch to drinking a cup of hot chocolate, winter is the escape everyone needs.
Being vegetarian in WNY - home of hot and spicy wings and things!
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 05:15 pm
How is it possible you ask? Can you enjoy a football game while being able to consume one of the most popular snacks in your surrounding area, and have it be meat-free?
Crashing and hacking and Disney+, 'Oh my!'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 04:30 pm
The long-awaited streaming service from the Walt Disney Company finally arrived on Nov. 12. Disney+ has come and people's lives seem to have been changed for the better. The app has anything and everything a Disney fanatic would want. There is everything from classic Disney animated films like "Alice in Wonderland" to series such as "Boy Meets World" to most things Marvel Cinematic Universe and "Star Wars."
First exchange students named winner of 'NGT'
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 02:30 pm
The winner of the fall 2019 "Niagara's Got Talent" has been decided: K-pop Union.
The Rockettes are back for Christmas!
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 05:10 pm
New York City. A beautiful place for the holidays. A massive Christmas tree located in Rockefeller Center, Christmas shops with lights, and music on every corner. One place, in particular, stands out in the city during the festive season - it's known as Radio City Music Hall.
6 movies to make your Christmas
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:50 pm
Christmas is coming soon, and most people enjoy a Christmas party with friends or spending time with family. Also, there are many films that come to mind every Christmas holiday.
Diving into the minds of college freshmen
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 04:00 pm
College is an interesting way of life. It's new, exciting, freeing, scary, messy and everything in between.
 

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