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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.
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.
North Tonawanda adopts 2021 budget
Fri, Nov 20th 2020 01:25 pm
On Nov. 10, the North Tonawanda Common Council voted 3-2 to adopt its revised 2021 budget, which includes a 3.75% property tax increase (equating to roughly $50 per $100,000 assessment). The figure is lower than the 6.52% increase called for in Mayor Arthur G. Pappas' initially proposed budget, which was heavily criticized by residents and some council members alike.
Lew-Port's Roddy Gayle commits to Ohio State
Sat, Nov 14th 2020 11:25 am
Friday night, Lewiston-Porter junior Roddy Gayle had a big decision to make, but it was one he utmost felt incredibly comfortable with. In front of a few family, friends, media and Lew-Port administration and coaches, Gayle made his commitment to the Ohio State University during a ceremony in the Lancers gymnasium.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce brings community to Center Street
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 07:00 am
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce announced its holiday events for 2019 that will bring the community together.
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.
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.
Compassion in action: Community Missions hosts 'Walk for Niagara'
Fri, Apr 19th 2019 06:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is hosting its annual "Walk for Niagara" fundraiser from Whirlpool State Park to Devils Hole State Park in Niagara Falls on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
'Rockin with HART' at Lewiston's LEC
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:00 pm
The Home Assistance Referral Team's annual "Rockin' with HART" fundraiser was staged Saturday at the Lewiston Event Center on Cayuga Street. The event included a basket raffle, a 50/50 split and a batch of celebrity bartenders vying for tips for HART.
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.
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.
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.
Jim Hibbard reflects on 20 years in business
Sat, Aug 25th 2018 07:00 am
Hibbard has more than 32 years of experience in the insurance field, selling life insurance and annuities. His team boasts more than 60 years of combined insurance expertise.
Dierks Bentley is 'free and easy' at Darien Lake Amphitheater
Fri, Aug 10th 2018 07:10 pm
With a career that spans more than 15 years in the music business, it's safe to say Dierks Bentley knows how to captivate his audience by this point.
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."
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.
Community Missions' 'Walk for Niagara' takes right 'step' toward helping others
Thu, Apr 19th 2018 04:55 pm
Beyond what it already does for Niagara County, Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is literally taking a step toward serving its community - several steps, in fact. On Saturday, May 5, the organization will host its annual "Walk for Niagara" at Whirlpool State Park in Niagara Falls. The event helps to raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit organization's crisis and community service programs that provide clothing, food, shelter and other services to those in need.
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.
 

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