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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.
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.
Heightened security in New York used as terrorism deterrent
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:40 pm
Thanksgiving day had ended without any misadventure. The firearm accident in Lasvegas and the truck attack in Manhattan made U.S. authority to pay attention to the enhanced security. The Sayfullo Saipov, Florida resident who arrived in the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan killed eight and injured 11 pedestrians who were walking on 6th avenue and cyclists along a bike path on the West Side highway.
Niagara University library offers students an improved basement floor
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:40 pm
As the fall semester comes to a close, more students are finding their way to Niagara University's library.
How to start saving money in a materialistic society
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:40 pm
One of the biggest problems for many Americans is budgeting and saving their money. After all, we live in a society that prides itself on its egoism and materialistic desires - where there are holidays for buying "things," and people get trampled to death so that someone can get a good deal on a new television.
Rotten Tomatoes killing film industry
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:30 pm
Rotten Tomatoes was founded 20 years ago with the purpose to tally up overall critic scores and create a score by taking the average score - like some kind of "Frankenstein's monster."
Role of media in mass shootings across America
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:30 pm
In the year 2017 alone, America saw more mass shootings and violence than ever before. So, what role does media play in this? Little change has been made in the past 20 years regarding gun laws and the mental health system. What has changed, however, is the amount of media coverage on each shooting.
New leadership at Lewiston-Porter/YMCA school age child care program is big hit
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 09:25 pm
The YMCA's school-aged child care program is more than booming in the Western New York area. In particular, the Lewiston-Porter school-age child care program is doing exceptionally well and the children who attend the program are learning valuable lessons from the program.
Niagara men's hockey soaring to new heights in 2017-18 season
Sat, Dec 2nd 2017 08:30 pm
There's no time to rest for the Niagara men's hockey team, as working toward success is time-consuming. The team meets for skating Monday through Thursday and workouts take place Monday through Wednesday. On Fridays, the team has games, so the skates are optional.
SPCA: Give gift of a home this Christmas
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 09:15 pm
While everyone gets ready to reunite with family this season, we tend to forget how important having a family really is. At the SPCA Serving Erie County, volunteers get to witness new families being brought together everyday.
A day in the life of a Division 1 athlete
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 08:40 pm
The commitment of being an athlete in college is tremendous. As opposed to high school, your life revolves around the sport you play. You eat, breathe and live sports.
Can't find a great holiday present? Here are a few tips to find the perfect gift
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 08:30 pm
It's the holiday season and you just can't seem to find a good idea for a Christmas present. You went to the mall and looked through every window of every store and nothing looked like something the person you're holiday shopping for would enjoy.
FENTY Beauty: Is it really 'all that'?
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 08:15 pm
Recently, singer/songwriter and actress Rihanna Robyn Fenty - aka Queen RiRi - launched one of the biggest makeup collections of 2017. Her collection of FENTY Beauty has taken not only makeup lovers and the YouTube makeup community by storm, but the entire world.
NU women's basketball: Leading up to game day
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 07:00 pm
Game day for a Purple Eagle is one of the most fun days of the year. The practices, the warm-ups, exercises and team lifts are strenuous and hard, but it all pays off for that one day. Game day.
Does music therapy help relieve stress?
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 06:35 pm
Listening to music is one of the methods that most college students turn to in order to keep their stress levels at a minimum throughout their rigorous course studies.
Niall Horan's solo debut, 'Flicker,' wows fans
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 06:15 pm
On May 30, my life changed when I met Niall Horan. Traveling to New York City by bus and trying to meet him was something that I was used to, but I was never used to finally achieving what I wanted and after waiting outside of where Horan was staying I had finally accomplished this.
Technology today: Positive and negative effects on adolescents
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 04:00 pm
The 21st century has been an era of growth and a booming time for technological development all around the world. The use of cell phones, social media and countless other forms of technological interaction continues to grow in popularity as we approach 2018.
Stress relief for holidays: How to handle stress of season
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 03:35 pm
The smell of freshly baked sugar cookies lingers in the air as the sounds of laughter fill the kitchen. The home of the Martins is festively decorated and ready for the holiday season to begin - but this was not always the case.
Is the beauty industry including brown girls & boys?
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 03:20 pm
Let's start with a simple exercise: Take a stroll down the makeup aisle and pay attention to how many brands have shades that will complement the rich skin tones of someone like Lupita Nyong'o, or the caramel tones of someone like Beyoncé. It's a no-brainer that most brands cater to light and tan skin tones, instead of brown and deep skin tones.
Toys shaping a mentality
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 02:55 pm
The thought that dolls and action figures cannot shape the mentality for a child is incorrect. It can further cause depression, because they do not fit a description or the correct way to look represented by the doll's look itself.
Myrtle Beach has extravagant boardwalk filled with fun activities, shopping, food & amusement
Fri, Dec 1st 2017 02:35 pm
The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is a popular destination illuminating the South Carolina coastline. The sound of the waves crashing against the sand echoes as one is walking down the promenade. People are laughing and smiling, enjoying time with their friends and family as they take that first lick of their ice cream cone. When night comes, the Skywheel glistens, lighting up the night sky.
Black Friday sales: Are they worth it?
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 09:10 am
There is a long line of customers waiting outside their favorite stores. Their feet are tapping, eyes constantly looking at their watches, waiting for the doors to open. They have their list of items to look out for. They have checked online for what stores will have the best sales.
Community Mission's Giving Tuesday heads to area eateries to raise funds for less-fortunate
Thu, Nov 23rd 2017 07:00 am
As the holiday season approaches, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is preparing for its Nov. 28 Giving Tuesday event, and is reaching out to the Niagara community in an effort to collect donations for those in need.

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