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  • May. 3rd, 2021 2:20 pm
    Social media is perhaps the largest trend of the 21st century and has people of all ages addicted to its glossy finish. Since its invention in the late '90s and its growing popularity at the turn of the century, social media has taken the world by storm. It is the most common with millennials and Generation Z because they grew up with it.
  • May. 1st, 2021 5:55 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?
  • May. 1st, 2021 1:25 pm
    Who is Youngboy Never Broke Again?
  • May. 1st, 2021 1:05 pm
    Most people check their phones at the last second before going to sleep, and put their phones near the bed. This is a serious problem and can cause insomnia. The reason is that cell phones can be harmful to people's sleep during the night. Constant notifications could cause poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression and decreased efficiency in the morning.
  • May. 1st, 2021 12:45 pm
    There is no Planet B.
  • May. 1st, 2021 12:15 pm
    We have a responsibility to protect those who don't have a voice.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 9:50 pm
    We have only one world; however, the world we have is disintegrating at our feet. The water we drink, the air we breathe, and the food we eat are all connected to the environment; but we are watching them disappear in front of our eyes.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 8:40 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.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 8:30 pm
    Social media, recently, has been taking over due to the amount of businesses and customers who take advantage of the ability to communicate on the platforms. This has started to become a part of everyday life for people and the businesses they create as we move into 2021. This can be seen from some of the most successful people on Earth all the way to smaller businesses.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 8:20 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.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 8:15 pm
    The Niagara University Theatre Department, along with most university theater programs, has been faced with the challenge of maintaining the standards of both curriculum and theatrical performances while also following COVID-19 protocols during the 2020-21 academic year.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 4:35 pm
    James DeLano originally hadn't planned on attending college after high school - let alone a conservatory program afterward.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 4:10 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.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 3:55 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.
  • Apr. 30th, 2021 3:40 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.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 3:25 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.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 3:05 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.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 2:55 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.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 2:45 pm
    With the 2020 presidential election seemingly coming to a close (although some legalities are still in question), the question to students across Western New York is simple: What are their thoughts about the election and are they more or less stressed with the presumed result of the election?
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 2:35 pm
    During this national pandemic whether you are in quarantine or trying to get used to this new normal it takes a lot on many individuals mental health, that is not really talked about. Even though these past couple months have been very stressful to a majority of people.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 2:25 pm
    Niagara University students are working hard to keep up with all of the upcoming changes that have been brought on by the 2020 presidential election. Whether the impact has been overall positive or negative on the students has yet to be seen. However, this is what NU students and faculty had to say.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 2:10 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.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 1:50 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.
  • Nov. 20th, 2020 1:25 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.
  • 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.
  • Oct. 13th, 2020 11:00 am
    As part of its celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week, Niagara University recognized the extraordinary contributions of five individuals who have "lived the mission of St. Vincent de Paul" at its annual convocation, held simultaneously in the Alumni Chapel and livestreamed Sept. 30.
  • May. 7th, 2020 7:50 am
    Sunday, April 19, was the 6th birthday of Justice Alesse Indigo Simmons. Another year older, and supposedly normal like any other year prior. Lots of sugary snacks, friends and families, and an overall good time. But there was one small difference with this year's party: There was a global pandemic taking place.
  • Apr. 29th, 2020 2:00 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.
  • Apr. 29th, 2020 1:25 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.
  • Apr. 29th, 2020 11:15 am
    What is the one big thing on everyone's mind today? You guessed it ... the coronavirus. Many, if not all countries are affected around the world by this fearful virus. More than 2 million people have been infected. There's no telling on when things might get back to normal.
  • Apr. 29th, 2020 10:55 am
    As everyone knows by now, COVID-19 has taken over the world and caused a global pandemic since it was announced by the World Health Organization in March. All nonessential businesses are closed, and places that generally have large gatherings have come to a grinding halt.
  • 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.
  • Apr. 29th, 2020 10:25 am
    The Buffalo Bills are in the midst of coming out of a 17-year rebuild. For the past two decades, the Bills have gone through the same cycle year in and year out. Buffalo constantly has had a quarterback-coach carousel and it was tiring the dedicated Bills fanbase.
  • Apr. 28th, 2020 5:00 pm
    With quarantine being extended until mid-May for New York state, college students are unsure on when they will return to school for classes, when trips could possibly be rescheduled, or when life will go back to some form of normality.
  • Apr. 28th, 2020 2:55 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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