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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.
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.
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.
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.
Thurman Thomas gives back in life after football
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 08:05 am
His days where he led the Buffalo Bills to four straight Super Bowls or when he lost his helmet during Super Bowl XXVI will always be remembered. However, Thurman Thomas, to his fans, will always be the greatest running back who played for the Buffalo Bills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Artpark: More than meets the eye
Mon, May 1st 2017 02:55 pm
Summer is approaching quickly in Western New York and, with it, a new season of music, art and entertainment.
Defying the odds: Relationship advice from successful couples
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Marriage is a sacred unity between two people. A promise, a bond, and perhaps one of the world's leading goals.
KRUGSPEED Racing: A team profile
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
With the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Championship quickly approaching, driver Dennis Hanratty Jr. has been, no so patiently, waiting to get back behind the wheel.
'90s fashion makes a comeback
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
2017 fashion has gone back in time bringing back the 80's and 90's trends that everyone has always seemed to love. Not only are mom jeans and graphic band tees making an appearance, thrift shopping has become a larger fad that many people have taken advantage of; buying and donating clothes equally.
College dorm room organization 101
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 08:40 pm
Lisa, a college sophomore, said, "I was so unsure what to get, so I thought I needed everything and, by the end of the year, I realized I had so much unnecessary things."
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.
Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream taking Western New York by storm this winter
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 11:35 pm
In 2007, Lake Effect Artisan Ice Cream was started by two lifelong friends turned Lockport High School teachers. Today, Erik Bernardi, who teaches biology, and Jason Wulf, who is an art teacher, have made Lake Effect into an award-winning ice cream shop.
North Tonawanda Christmas Caroling Trailer back for 3rd year of spreading cheer
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Like Buddy the Elf, a group of friends is helping spread Christmas cheer around North Tonawanda. As they build their display and great ready for their busy holiday season, like Santa busy at his workshop, they want to let everyone know carolers are coming to town.
Forgotten and unforgettable Stanley Cup performances
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
Many consider the Stanley Cup to be the most prestigious trophy in all of sports. It is also one of the most difficult to win.
The Stock Car Boys: Racing to be top new thing
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 01:00 pm
If you live in Western New York, chances are you probably haven't heard of the local, alternative band The Stock Car Boys. There isn't anything wrong with that, as the band is relatively new and has a small following, but the band is gaining a following nonetheless.
Niagara University's Alliance provides 'Safe Place' for LGBT+ youth
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 12:00 pm
Niagara University's Alliance has an annual program called "Awesome People Say Awesome Things," or APSAT, that encourages students to get involved with a community they might not necessarily have previously been in.
Relay For Life held at Niagara University
Thu, May 12th 2016 03:15 pm
On Friday, April 29, Alpha Sigma Alpha Zeta Chi Chapter at Niagara University attended the Relay For Life event at the Kiernan Center.
The struggles of graduating seniors ... by a graduating senior
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 02:00 pm
As graduation nears for college seniors, the stress starts to weigh on their shoulders. Not only do they have papers and finals, but now they have to do something with the degree they are about to receive.
Meet Sesame Street's New Afghan character: Zari
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 06:15 pm
Remember watching Sesame Street when you were a kid? Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and many other characters made the show a huge success, and make it one of the most-watched children's shows in the world. Now there's a new resident on "Sesame Street," and she's promoting women's rights in Afghanistan.
Special Olympics games held at Niagara University
Sat, Apr 23rd 2016 05:15 pm
On Saturday, April 16, Niagara University held its yearly Special Olympics. This was a time for athletes to come and show off their basketball skills to family, friends and supporters.
The 'Sunny' side of Lewiston
Thu, Apr 23rd 2015 07:30 am
What do you get when you cross a rectory, a convent and a full made to order breakfast? Simple. Sunny's Roost Bed and Breakfast.
Sports icons influence others to try chewing tobacco
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 05:00 pm
Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly recently announced he was cancer free after being diagnosed in June 2013 with oral cancer. Kelly's story had a happy ending, but almost half of those diagnosed with oral cancer don't live to tell the tale.
UBcon: After 25 years, University at Buffalo's annual convention still running strong
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 04:00 pm
In 1990, University at Buffalo students hosted the very first UBcon, a gathering of tabletop gamers at the UB North Campus.
Senioritis: Fact or fiction?
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 10:35 am
With the semester coming to an end and graduation right around the corner, students of all types are either winding down or gearing up for the finish. Regardless, students are finding it harder and harder to be motivated to study and do work. The term "Senioritis" is often the first word to pop into students' and professors' minds to describe this feeling.
Niagara Falls seniors prepare to pass the torch
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 10:30 am
For most new high school athletes, the thought of even playing a high school sport can, at first, be very daunting.
The Giacomo: Past, present and future
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 11:00 am
he United Office Building, the first skyscraper in Niagara Falls, sat vacant for nearly 30 years until it was purchased by Carl Paladino's Ellicott Development Company for only $1 in 2004. After a multimillion-dollar renovation, the 20-story building reopened as The Giacomo Hotel and Residences in 2010.
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute: Simple satisfaction
Thu, Feb 26th 2015 10:45 am
The polished building of the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is a hidden gem in downtown Niagara Falls. Once housing the Winter Garden, this fine cuisine getaway is a haven for foodies, tourists and even locals looking for a variety of choices to fill their bellies.
Wolverines rolling toward NFL Title
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 10:40 am
Niagara Falls High School's men's basketball is well on its way to a Niagara Frontier League (NFL) championship with back to back wins in the past week. The first of which came over arch rival North Tonawanda
Niagara University student reactions to president's State of the Union
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 09:50 am
Following President Obama's State of the Union Address, several Niagara University students voiced concerns over the consequences of the commander in chief's plans. As the next generation of Americans, the students are most concerned with the cost of higher education, the increase in minimum wage and oil production. These topics of interest are constantly met with controversy and abstract speculation.
Niagara USA Chamber elects new board members
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 10:45 am
The Niagara USA Chamber has elected a new chairman and new members to its board of directors.
Fresh start in Buffalo
Wed, Apr 17th 2013 12:30 pm
Local Bills fans react to the new leadership of the Buffalo Bills, newly appointed head coach, Doug Marrone and President/CEO Russ Brandon.