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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new (Peach) Queen reigns over Lewiston
Sat, Oct 7th 2017 07:00 am
Jamie Hagerty, an 18-year-old Niagara University student majoring in psychology, won the Niagara County Peach Queen scholarship pageant last month. She also competed for Peach Queen in 2016, placing third. Jamie evolved as a contestant this year in her stage presence and ability to answer questions under pressure.
Cal's Grinders opens in Lewiston
Fri, Sep 22nd 2017 06:30 pm
Lewiston sub shop Cal's Grinders is opening this weekend as part of the Harvest Festival. The eatery will be located in the former Melloni's Meats, Catering and Deli on Center Street.
Walk-off while traveling through Boston
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
The sound off the bat at Fenway Park was a loud crack, maybe made louder from the chill of an April Boston evening
NU students experience a Florida Keys field adventure
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Those who explore the ocean to any extent are treasure hunters. The creatures that inhabit the ocean are available to those who truly look for them.
Working up a sweat can be a challenge for busy Niagara U students, but it comes with benefits
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
A student's life is often filled with late-night cram sessions and early-morning classes, but many Niagara University students make sure they fit workouts in during their busy class schedules.
'Sesame Street's' new playmate, Julia, long-overdue, but greatly welcomed
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
A young child around the age of 5 is out playing on the playground; parents as usual swarm around keeping a tight eye on their children. A fire truck comes by with loud sirens; all the kids are interested and run to the edge of the playground to see the trucks drive by. All of the kids except for one; this kid is screaming and covering his ears.
Earth Day and conservation
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 07:00 am
Earth Day, April 22, is meant to be a day to spread awareness. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the most common way to spend Earth Day is to plant trees. Spreading awareness and being active are the main goals of Earth day since the very beginning.
'Walk for Niagara' takes fundraising one step at a time
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 04:05 pm
Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is looking for participants to put their best foot forward and "Walk for Niagara," rain or shine, on Saturday, April 29, at Whirlpool State Park. The annual event helps raise awareness and funds for the nonprofit's crisis and community service programs, which provide clothing, food, shelter and supportive services to those in need.
Students 'Meet the Professionals' at NU PRSSN event
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 10:10 am
A few steps through the open doors into a tightly packed conference room led students who attended Niagara University's second annual "Meet the Professionals" night to many other doors full of opportunities.
NU Goes Green: Niagara University club has new leadership, Earth Day plans
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 03:35 pm
NU Goes Green is a small club on campus that is currently planning major changes for this semester.
Behind the scenes of N-W's 'Adopt-A-Family': Local high school gives back every year
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 02:20 pm
Niagara-Wheatfield High School kicks off the holiday season by decorating the main hall of the school with mini Christmas trees, hot chocolate sales made in the morning and hallways lined with red and green. Mr. Pogel's sociology classes manage to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas through a program called "Adopt-A-Family."
Kahlil Dukes and his long, winding road to Niagara
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:00 pm
The path to success for Niagara University men's basketball player Kahlil Dukes has not been the easiest to come by. The redshirt junior has had an up and down college career that has taken him all across the country.
The story behind a once well-known Niagara Falls Boulevard landmark
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:30 pm
Before both Melvin and Elton were even born, their parents, Edwin and Lily DeVantier, opened the stand in front of their house at 2761 Niagara Falls Blvd.
Obstacles of theater profession showcased on 'Stage Door'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
As a young girl, Rachael Buchanan had an inner passion for the stage. Never was there a defining moment that particularly sparked Buchanan's interest in acting, but an underlying feeling from within that she just couldn't ignore.
'Spelling' is 'Resplendent': A Glimpse at Niagara University's production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee'
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
Niagara University has produced many grand musicals in the past. In a typical production, the set is elaborate, the costumes are heavily decorated, and numerous actors are present onstage.
The fine act of balancing college sports
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
College can be heavily stressful. The workload given each week is massive, homework and exams are tremendously difficult, not to mention trying to balance all of this and a social life. Take into consideration juggling a sport.
Julia Casolo strives for greatness in her collegiate swimming career
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:00 am
"This season I've been trying to remind myself during practice of the immense happiness I felt after winning MAACs my sophomore year. Keeping this feeling in my head helps remind me of what I'm working so hard towards," Julia Casolo said after finishing off a challenging afternoon practice.
Purple Eagles look to soar on & off basketball court as they look to future
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 07:00 am
The Gallagher Center on the campus of Niagara University has seen its share of great college basketball since its opening in 1949.
Niagara University student athletes prepare for 'Life After Sports'
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 02:35 pm
Niagara University's student-athletes came together in the Gallagher Center gym for the "Life After Sports" event on Friday, April 15.
Take Back The Night leaves a lasting impact on Niagara University students
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 02:15 pm
On April 7, over 400 students at Niagara University joined together in support for Take Back the Night, a national movement whose goal is to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives.
Truly amazing places in Saigon tourists must visit
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 06:00 pm
Saigon, currently named and still also referred to as Ho Chi Minh City, is the largest city of Vietnam in terms of population size and level of urbanization, as well as the economic leader and one of the important cultural and education centers.
Niagara University's Clet Dining Hall undergoing multimillion-dollar expansion
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University has recently begun work on an $8 million expansion and renovation of Clet Dining Hall, the main dining hall for students on campus.
Carmine's: A little slice of family
Sat, Feb 20th 2016 09:35 am
A new Italian restaurant has opened in Niagara Falls. Located at 1701 Pine Ave., Carmine's offers hearty and homemade Italian meals. That selection was too good to pass up on a recent snowy night.
Captivating cuisine, but not a great atmosphere at Niagara Falls eatery
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 05:15 pm
Authentic Greek food is not easy to find in Western New York, but Sophie's Pita & Grill is a good place to start.
Something good at Somewhere
Tue, Apr 14th 2015 11:00 am
At the corner of East Avenue and Blairville Road in Youngstown sits Somewhere bar and restaurant. It's the perfect place for an after-work beer, or swinging by for dinner with the family without having to worry about a hefty bill.
 

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