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'Get Out' V.S. 'Us'
Thu, May 2nd 2019 01:35 pm
Jordan Peele debuted his first ever directorial movie "Get Out," on February 24, 2017 which had a budget of $4.5 million and made $255 million in the box office. "Get Out" was named one of the top ten movies of 2017 by Times Magazine and has won and been nominated for awards. For his first-time directing a movie, he did exceptionally well. Peele later wrote and directed another film, "Us," which was released on March 22, 2019 and had a budget of $20 million and made $249.6 million dollars so far in the box office.
Is college the only option?
Thu, May 2nd 2019 07:30 am
College is a financial and mental burden. How can you be sure college is for you?
From the nosebleeds to the crease
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 12:20 pm
On an ordinary game day, Blues season ticket holder Tyler Stewart grabs his seat in section 313 of the Enterprise Center just in time to watch his team begin warm-up. Yet an unexpected phone call on Dec. 7, 2017, would lead to a not-so-ordinary game day experience.
Does advertising work?
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 12:10 pm
In most cases, advertising has been at what seems like the forefront of our lives as long as we can remember. To some degree we are all so impervious to seeing them that we don't think twice about it. But, has anyone ever stopped to take the time out of their everyday lives to ponder the question: "Does advertising work on me?"
BTS in concert: The experience of a lifetime
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 11:50 am
Every BTS fan's dream is to see them live in person.
Niagara University's women's golf team makes history
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 11:10 am
For many people, golf is just a sport one does for fun all the way into retirement. But for these ladies, they've been perfecting the game their whole lives.
Mental illness: Fighting the stigma
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 10:40 am
Things are not always as they appear.
Staying in shape after high school: How to avoid 'Freshman 15' through exercise, healthy eating
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 10:20 am
After graduating from high school, Eric Stroud began to realize how hard it was to stay in shape and eat healthily.
Tommy John surgery not career-ending for NU catcher
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 09:55 am
Two outs, man on first. The count is two and two. The pitch comes and the runner goes. The catcher throws down to second and guns the runner out. POP! He feels something in his elbow snap.
One in the same? Are fraternal twins really all that different from normal siblings?
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 09:35 am
It's Monday morning. The incessant chime of your alarm resonates throughout your entire body, forcing you awake. An annoying daily occurrence, reminding you that you only have 30 minutes left before you have to leave your house. You groan and begrudgingly throw off the warm blankets from your body, slump out of bed and walk out of your bedroom door. Just as you are about to reach the bathroom, a blurry figure slips past and closes the door directly in your face.
Mixed personalities: Well-known rapper YNW Melly could face death penalty
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 09:15 am
Jamell Maurice Demons, age 19, who's also known as rapper "YNW Mellow" from Gifford, Florida. Is best known for his hit singles "Murder on My Mind" and "Mixed Personalities" which featured Kanye West, which focuses on the aspect of mental health in today's society.
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.
 

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