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Katie Meyer: How her death spotlights the issue of mental health within college athletics
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 03:50 pm
Athletes are asked every day to give their best and show their best. They cannot afford to show what they are going through on their face, though their body language, or allow it to affect their play.
9 ways to be a successful college student
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 02:40 pm
Being a college student can be very stressful, and for good reason. There are several factors that contribute to this. These include pressure to do well in school, having a job, participating in sports and activities, getting enough sleep, taking care of yourself and your family, etc. Especially with finals just around the corner, students are more agitated than ever.
Turning puppies into heroes: How Guiding Eyes for the Blind is changing lives
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 02:15 pm
If there's one thing parents encounter, it's the "Can we get a dog?" plea from their kids at one time or another. Chris Coyne and his family were no different.
Tips and tricks for safe travels on the trails: A guide to winter hiking
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 01:30 pm
Wintertime weather sets a beautiful scene at the summit but, in order to reach the top, one must properly prepare to face the elements offered by the snow-filled trails.
How ocean pollution crisis is destroying marine environments - and what you can do to help
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 01:10 pm
There are many environmental problems we deal with today. However, one of the biggest problems is our ocean pollution crisis. According to www.condorferries.co.uk, 25 trillion macro plastics and 51 trillion micro plastics make up our oceans today.
'Unprecedented Times:' The journey of college students through changing COVID-19 regulations
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 12:55 pm
Through recent years, college students have been on quite the roller-coaster ride. In the spring semester of 2020, coronavirus arrived and created a rift that will be difficult to soon forget. A lengthy list of colleges was forced to close their doors and send their residents home, changing their learning as they knew it. When it was time for students to return for the next semester, in fall 2020, everything was different.
3 sentimental DIY gifts for friends & family
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 12:30 pm
Looking for special gift ideas for birthdays, holidays, etc. - and like to craft? These three ideas are perfect to try out!
Increased mental health concerns with college students
Fri, Dec 2nd 2022 11:15 am
Following the coronavirus pandemic, mental health has become a growing concern, especially for young adults and college-aged people. Adjusting to college life is stressful enough in itself, so adding on the stress of the pandemic, more students reported having mental health problems. The need for counseling services or other mental health services continues to rise for this age group.
Community Missions launches Giving Tuesday initiative at holiday season
Fri, Nov 25th 2022 07:00 am
Community Missions of the Niagara Frontier announces its annual participation in Giving Tuesday this year, on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Its goal is to encourage the community to donate and volunteer to give back to their neighbors around the holidays.
High school students learn about esports at NU summer camp
Fri, Aug 12th 2022 09:10 am
The Levesque Institute at Niagara University, in partnership with the Niagara Falls City School District, offers an esports program designed to present new and innovative learning experiences to students.
Former NFP intern Courtney Corbetta finds her voice
Fri, May 6th 2022 11:40 am
If there is one lesson Lewiston native Courtney Corbetta has learned in her professional career, it's to amplify your voice for yourself and your community.
How Niagara University helps students prepare for graduation
Fri, Apr 22nd 2022 12:35 pm
Niagara University is a liberal arts school, which was founded in 1856. The college was created by the Vincentian community, and carries out the Christian values of service and helping others. Niagara University has given impeccable education to students for over 100 years and continues to do so today.
The Queen City never sleeps: Buffalo's underrated FGC scene
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 09:30 pm
Buffalo, New York - the "Queen City" of New York state. When people think Buffalo, their mind usually jumps to chicken wings and football fans jumping into folding tables. One thing that usually doesn't come to mind is the world of esports.
Niagara University's ESPN program soaring high under Kyle Barker's guidance
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 09:05 pm
The beauty of being the person in charge of a new department is the freedom to shape it in your image, and watch it grow into a product of your own creation. However, this can also be the scariest way of looking at it.
Niagara Post Theater: A future 'entertainment toolbox'
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 03:10 pm
For five decades, the Niagara Post Theater in Old Fort Niagara State Park sat unused, until a group of local theater enthusiasts led by Dave Graf saw something in it and decided to take action.
Linking literacy to movement: Field work for Niagara University's future teachers
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 02:50 pm
Niagara University is one of the top-ranked schools for students pursuing a career in the field of education. One feature that puts Niagara's program toward the top of the list is that teacher candidates are placed into real-life classroom settings beginning in their first year of study.
Behind the curtain at Creative Motion Studios
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 01:45 pm
It is July 2011 and the lifelong dream of a little girl is about to come true as Natalie Orr-Andrea opens Creative Motion Studios with the slogan "Move and Be Moved."
Online shopping, what's the hype? Here's 10 reasons why you should surf the web
Wed, Apr 20th 2022 12:25 pm
Forgetting to pack a toothbrush in your suitcase, missing an essential part for your new car project or even stampeding the sales rack during Black Friday weekend are all things we don't have to worry or think twice about anymore.
The life of our president, Father Maher
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Everyone affiliated with the school knows its president, Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., more commonly known as Father Maher. They see his face all over the university on posters and stickers, in pictures and in person. However, most students would not know that he used to play baseball and basketball or that he loves to travel and has been to multiple countries in Southeast Asia.
Harry Styles was dressed to the nines during 'Love On Tour'
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Clothing has no gender and Harry Styles is just one of many celebrities that prove that. The singer/songwriter has been on tour since the first weekend of September with his opening show for his "Love On Tour" in Las Vegas. He opened his tour sporting a pair of fuchsia-colored trousers and a magenta vest that was covered in sparkling fringe.
The movie experience in your home: Is it better?
Fri, Dec 3rd 2021 03:30 pm
Movie media has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, for the best and for the worst. For streaming services, they are receiving the best viewership they have ever seen before, while movie theater companies are taking substantial losses. What used to be filled movie theaters watching the latest blockbuster Marvel movie, has now been replaced by watching the new movie from the comfort of one's home on a streaming service.
Participate in #GivingTuesday: Join Community Missions as it celebrates global day of giving on Nov. 30
Fri, Nov 19th 2021 10:00 am
The holidays are quickly approaching, which means it is officially the giving season. Community Missions of Niagara Frontier is welcoming donations and volunteers as it prepares for its annual celebration of #GivingTuesday.
Buffalo sports fans remain loyal, despite losses piling up
Sat, May 1st 2021 05:55 pm
It's the start of yet another season. One of the biggest sports teams in Buffalo, the Bills, are coming off a high winning streak and a hell of a season ... can this team keep up?
Why the rhino matters
Sat, May 1st 2021 12:15 pm
We have a responsibility to protect those who don't have a voice.
Inside the eyes of a broadcast
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:40 pm
These are the words that are said by the director every broadcast, which starts the broadcast for the viewing pleasure, but there is more behind the scenes going on that one may see on the television screen. At Niagara University, all of the sporting events are done by a student run broadcast.
Where pandemic-exiled moviegoers can buy digital movies
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 08:20 pm
Are you the type of person who needs the smell of "Butter Flavored Topping" to genuinely enjoy watching a movie? Does a movie seem better to you if your feet are sticking to the floor while you are watching it? Does it feel uncomfortable watching a movie without people sitting behind you talking about the awesome concert they attended last week? If so, the coronavirus pandemic has certainly put a damper on your moviegoing experience.
Niagara University senior accepted to The Stella Adler Conservatory
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 04:35 pm
James DeLano originally hadn't planned on attending college after high school - let alone a conservatory program afterward.
College students face burnout in online learning
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 04:10 pm
In a time when many students are living and learning in the same environment, it's easy to feel burnout as the two blend together. This is no exception for college students who are combatting lack of motivation through Zoom classes and due dates, as their beds became their classrooms.
Remembering One-Nine
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 03:55 pm
Patrick Romano, 23, was a college hockey player at Niagara University. Tragically and unexpectedly, in the early hours of the morning on March 27, Patrick passed away in a fire in his off campus house on Wyoming Avenue in Niagara Falls.
College mental health crisis: Thoughts from current students & tips to help
Fri, Apr 30th 2021 03:40 pm
For many, college is a time for freedom, growth, and change. College is being independent for the first time, and it is exciting, new, and daunting. College is also late nights in the library spent with a coffee and a textbook.
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.
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.
 

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