By: Michael DePietro Last month, audiences worldwide finally got a chance to sink their teeth into “Dracula,” a new television series based on Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel. Co-produced by the BBC/Netflix, the series is helmed by Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat, the duo behind the BBC’s critically acclaimed series, “Sherlock.” Like many of the … Continue reading “Dracula” series review
By: Mike Taber Image by Mike Taber NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - In early September, a long awaited change was made to one the sports complexes on campus. If you haven’t seen already, brand new tennis courts have replaced the red and green tennis courts in the complex near Campus Safety. Purple and grey are the … Continue reading New tennis courts debuted on campus
By Spencer Vadnais and Kevin McDonnell Image by the Office of Student Affairs NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - NU is moving forward with plans to create a new Sports Lounge in O’Shea Hall. The space is projected to come online in a late fall semester opening and will include, as a part of it, an eSports … Continue reading NU unveils plan for new Sports Lounge
Picture: The Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach. Picture by NRK P3. Licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. By Franklin Heinzmann NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – On June 28, 2019, The Black Keys released their latest album ‘Let’s Rock,’ which ended a five-year hiatus. The album features songs that only add to The Black Keys’ collection of … Continue reading The Black Keys are back: ‘Let’s Rock’ Review
By: Nina Grenga BUFFALO, N.Y.- Gaining a $155 million grant for expansions, the Albright Knox is expected to close this November for approximately 2-3 years. Back in 2014, the art gallery made the decision to take on the grand expansion of the campus, adding the "AK- 360" building to their roster along with other extensions. … Continue reading The Albright Knox to close for several years
By: Matthew McKenzie BUFFALO, N. Y.- When thinking of the many great foods that make up the culture of Western New York, one's mind drifts to chicken wings and Bisons dip, but hopefully Lucy East African Cuisine could be added to the list soon. Walking in, either Abba or Naima, will introduce themselves and seat … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Lucy East African Cuisine
By: Nick Josselyn NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- With rising health concerns regarding e-cigarette products, governments on both the state and national level are pushing toward a ban on flavored e-cigarette and vape products. Supporters of the ban cite a correlation between e-cigarette users and lung illnesses. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) have counted around 530 … Continue reading Flavored E-Cigarette Prohibition
Image: Robot Beach 3"by Andy Wilson [Creative Commons] By: Michael DePietro NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.— Back in 2008, film makers David Fincher (“The Social Network,” “Gone Girl”) and Tim Miller (“Deadpool”) announced that they had begun working together on a reimagining of the 1981 cult classic “Heavy Metal.” Over a decade later, the final result is … Continue reading Love, Death + Robots: Netflix Series Review
"Writing this article was one of the biggest accomplishments in my college career so far. This was my second semester writing for The Wire. It was one of the most challenging pieces I have written, as this topic can be extremely sensitive, and I wanted to get the survivor’s story across in the best way … Continue reading TBTN 2019
By: Michael DePietro NIAGARA UNIVERSITY N.Y — Are you ready kids?! Because on May 1st everyone’s favorite yellow sponge is turning 20 years old! Sure, the barnacle-heads over at Nickelodeon aren’t starting their “Best Year Ever” celebration until July 17th since that’s when the initial series run officially began, but any real goofy goober will … Continue reading Jumpin’ jellyfish! ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ turns 20
Viral Buffalo police duo join Ellen DeGeneres on stage By: Nina Grenga BUFFALO, N.Y.- In the age of social media, anything can happen- like receiving an invitation to be on ELLEN via Facebook... after going viral of course. Buffalo cop duo Michael Norwood and Moe Badger had become an instant hit over social media when … Continue reading Buffalo takes on ELLEN
By: Kevin McDonnell NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- By the time this article is printed fans of the HBO series of "Game of Thrones" will be three episodes in to the six-episode final season. For anyone looking to get into the series you surely will not be disappointed but take the time to stop reading this article … Continue reading Game of Thrones is finally back!
By: Liam Cuddy NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- People say you “find yourself” in college. It’s a place where you realize who you are, what you want to do, and where your life is heading. That wasn’t quite the case for alumni, Jack Hogan, a student who graduated with a biology degree in 2003, and wound up … Continue reading From Niagara to the Grammys
By: Michael DePietro NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Leadership Niagara and the Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement are challenging social media users to #HaltHate, beginning with “A Day Without Hate” on April 2. The social media challenge, announced at the annual Compassionate Niagara conference on March 13, encourages participants to commit deeds of … Continue reading NU wants students to #HaltHate
By: Kevin McDonnell NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - This past Wednesday student-body Vice President, Nick Graham, and Class of 2020 Treasurer, Jake Bachner, went head-to-head in a moderated debate with the hope of propelling one of them to the presidency. The debate format followed closely to what you would expect of a real presidential debate. It … Continue reading NUSGA veterans face off in presidential debate
By: Kevin McDonnell NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – It is that time of the year, yet again, on the NU campus. The intermittent snow showers between classes to blanket the brown grass across campus or the occasional ice storm to add a little extra fun to the morning day commute. Such is the way of life … Continue reading Housing FOR students
By: Michael DePietro NIAGARA UNIVERSITY - The IMPACT office recently unveiled IMPACT Connects, a new website that offers a fresh, user-friendly way for Niagara University students to connect to community service opportunities that best fit their skills and interests. The service’s goal is to help students fulfill their community service requirements by not only making … Continue reading ‘IMPACT Connects’ makes service more efficient for students and faculty
By: Madison Ruffo NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - As Black History Month comes to a close, Niagara University remains on a path toward intersectionality. That is the main goal of Elizabeth Camara, NUSGA’s Diversity and Inclusion chair. The position, created under the leadership of student-body President Cheyenne Freely, is based on a similar position created following … Continue reading Elizabeth Camara: NUSGA’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion chair
By: Madison Ruffo NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- On Thursday, February 28, students and administrators gathered in Dunleavy 127 to engage in a “Town Hall” meeting hosted by a number of the NUSGA representatives. A panel consisting of student-body President (Cheyenne Freely), student-body Vice President (Nick Graham), NUSGA’s Diversity and Inclusion chair (Elizabeth Camara), Event Planner (Morgan … Continue reading NUSGA hosts first Town Hall meeting
By: Kevin McDonnellNIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- The fate of Virginia’s governorship remains uncertain. Governor Ralph Northam became a prominent figure in national politics when a photograph was discovered in his 1984 East Virginia Medical School yearbook of a man depicted in “blackface” next to another individual dressed as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Northam … Continue reading A State of chaos
By Brittany Rosso LEWISTON, N.Y. - On Feb. 25, thousands of women and men will come together to shine a light on eating disorders in honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The annual week extends through March 3, and serves as a way to educate the public, spread hopeful messages and put resources … Continue reading Come As You Are; NEDA Week
By: Nina Grenga NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- “Hey, its James Murray!” If you’re as big of an Impractical Jokers fan as I am, then you realize how surreal answering my phone and being greeted with this cheerful introduction was for me. Yes, after bombarding his assistant’s email for a couple of weeks, I was able to … Continue reading A conversation about the fandom with Impractical Joker, James Murray
By: Sarah Rance NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Final exams are quickly approaching, and that means studying - a lot. Productive studying can be largely determined by location. Some people need a silent place to study, while some people need a little background noise. It is important to find a spot that works for you. Read … Continue reading Best places to study during finals week
By: Vince de Paul NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - At a recent basketball game, a Niagara University student was selected at random and given the opportunity to win tuition for a semester if they could sink four consecutive basketball shots. Through this promotion, the University appears to be signaling: That it places a greater value on … Continue reading If actions reveal values
By Alize Rosado NIAGARA UNIVERSITY N.Y. - As the days get colder, Niagara students' hearts get a little warmer. With the holiday season fast approaching Campus Ministry is doing their annual Adopt-A-Family program which gives Christmas gifts to local families in need. Niagara University and Campus Ministry work closely with Summit Life, a crisis pregnancy … Continue reading NU gives back with Adopt-A-Family
By: Max Liebel NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - I found myself sitting around a group of people in a social setting here on campus my sophomore year talking about where we came from, our old high schools, and the towns we grew up in. I had mentioned that I was a NUOP student and the girl sitting … Continue reading NUOP: More Than an Opportunity
By Max Liebel NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Clet hall is a touchstone for a lot of students on campus. It's home to classrooms for the theatre program, student housing, a dinning hall, and now roaches. A picture surfaced a few weeks ago of a cockroach in the hallway of the lower level of Clet hall. … Continue reading The hostess with the… roaches?
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By: Brittany Rosso "I fear our profession has lost some of the humanity it used to have."- Survey Participant. NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - In an anonymous survey, professors had the chance to share their opinions towards faculty mental health first-aid training. Out of approximately 100 recipients of the survey, 35 chose to respond. Areas that … Continue reading Professors speak out on mental health
By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The Excelsior Program is a large, state-funded scholarship that helps send residents of New York State to public college, specifically SUNY schools. The Excelsior program has recently come into effect, and has already drastically impacted enrollment numbers at Niagara University and Canisius College. The NU administration has recently … Continue reading Excelsior Program opens alternate avenues for affordable education
By: Alize Rosado NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y .- One of the things freshmen look forward to most is their chance to live in the off-campus apartments. It is the perfect chance for students to have some freedoms, while remaining close to school. However, for some students, living in the off-campus apartments can be more of an inconvenience … Continue reading On or off campus: the price of freedom
By: Ava Mrozik NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Delta Epsilon Sigma organized a panel discussion on Nov. 7 addressing how Niagara University can improve both socially and academically. The meeting began with a short explanation from each panel member of how they thought NU could make improvements. The panel members for the discussion were Jason Jakubowski, … Continue reading How can Niagara University improve?
By: Sarah Rance NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - While most students are aware that the midterm elections have just passed on Nov. 6, very few people know what these winning candidates’ platforms are and what they mean for them. As college students and young adults, it is our duty to become aware of the politics which … Continue reading What do the results of the Midterm Elections mean?
By: Katherine Snyder NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The Deaf community is an important part of our society, making improving our communications with them a pertinent topic. American Sign Language, also known as ASL, is the official language used to communicate among those who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Recently, Starbucks opened up their … Continue reading Shining a light on the deaf community – one coffee at a time
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Varsity Village House IV, officially delegated as the Social Justice house, has continued their relentless advocation of the biggest social and political issues that are hindering the nation. It looks as though they won't silence themselves anytime soon. Earlier this semester, House IV hung up a banner with the message "slavery never … Continue reading Varsity Village house continues to make noise
By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The "Fight for Life" group was denied club status by the Niagara University Student Government Association after Ethan De Rosa, a member of the group, presented their constitution to NUSGA at a legislative meeting on Sunday, November 11. After presenting to NUSGA, members of the student government asked … Continue reading Fight for Life group rejected by NUSGA
By: Alize Rosado NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Niagara University has prided itself on having an outstanding law program with faculty and courses that have helped students get into Ivy League schools. Their program has even been lauded by schools such as University at Buffalo because of its uniqueness. However, recent changes within the law department … Continue reading An “Unlawful” Situation
By: Brittany Rosso and Ava Mrozik NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - In a world where core mental health issues are rising each and every day, it is crucial for the Niagara University community to consider beyond the basics of mental health awareness and investigate what can further be done. NU must not only address the basic ways … Continue reading Mental health: bridging the gap
Photo by Sgt. Sean P. Casey By: Sarah Rance NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Veterans Day is for honoring and thanking the men and women who have dedicated themselves to and fought for their country. There are 85 student veterans on campus this semester. According to Robert Healy, the Director of Veteran Services here at Niagara … Continue reading Veteran spotlight: John Martek
By: Liam Cuddy NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Next semester’s classes have officially been put online and registration starts soon. Every year students scramble to find that perfect class. A class that peaks their interest, that challenges them to think outside the box, that is different and really stands out. This particular class varies from major-to-major, … Continue reading Diving into the dark arts
Here are a few ways to help cope with your panic and worry By: Maxwell Faery NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Anxiety is very common for most college students and sometimes there are countless stressors in one’s life that causes them pain and worry. Anxiety can be hard to avoid, especially if it's about something that … Continue reading Finding healthy ways to reduce anxiety
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By Brittany Rosso You may be wondering what else the Halloween season offers when it comes to local activities besides your average fall festivities. If pumpkin picking, corn-mazes or scary hayrides don't satisfy your needs for Halloween entertainment, these local places will likely have you anxiously waiting to visit. These three local properties offer great … Continue reading Local paranormal activity awaits you this Halloween season
By: Zackary Kephart NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- What was a critic's role in a pre-streaming world? Was it to dictate what music was good and bad? Was it to offer an insight into the music so consumers could make their own choices and spend their money wisely? It seems like a combination of both, yet both … Continue reading Do music reviews still matter?
By: Alizé Rosado NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - One in four people struggle with mental illness. That’s 25 percent of the population. Even with such a large percent of the population struggling with mental health, people still face a stigma. On October 16, Niagara University students took a stance against mental health stigma at the first ever … Continue reading NU smashes stigma
A music review Of Logic’s fourth studio album By: Maxwell Faery NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- On Sept. 28, Logic released his fourth studio album "Young Sinatra 4." This is the fourth and final work in Logic’s "Young Sinatra" series. The album itself is one of his longest at a lengthy 76 minutes and 3 seconds. … Continue reading Logic’s Young Sinatra IV: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
By: Sarah Rance NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - While no residence hall is perfect, they should be expected to follow certain standards. One of these standards should be giving students the appropriate means to feel comfortable and welcomed in their buildings. Dorms serve as temporary homes for students and therefore should make the student feel as … Continue reading Furniture fit for a dumpster
By: Nina Grenga NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- On Feb. 5, President Trump was acquitted of the two charges against him during his impeachment trial. In a surprising turn of events, Republican Senator Mitt Romney announced his bid to convict Trump. This announcement came before the official acquittal, making Romney the first Republican to support Trump's removal … Continue reading Republican, Mitt Romney, votes to convict President Trump
By: Alison Chodak NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Social media is the topic of many people’s conversations and it will be for a while. There’s so many topics to discuss in today’s social media, such as news, gossip, and of course celebrities. I went around campus and asked four students what they thought of social media and what … Continue reading Social media: for it or against it?
By: Sarah Rance MIAMI- Most people have heard the phrase “give them something to talk about” and that is exactly what Shakira and Jennifer Lopez did with their Pepsi halftime show performance at the Super Bowl. Shakira and JLo performed several of their career hits, such as Shakira’s “She Wolf” and “Hips Don’t Lie” as … Continue reading Shakira and JLo halftime: yay or nay?
By: Samantha Illenz NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards was a night filled with fashion, musical performances and several tributes. Hours before the show, news broke about basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others had passed away in a helicopter crash. The award ceremony’s venue happens to be the … Continue reading The most noteworthy performances from the 2020 Grammys
Photography by: Nina Grenga Last semester, NU's Peace Action Group held an anonymous feminine hygiene product donation drive for local women's shelters. With this core group of dedicated students, the drive was ultimately a great success and we are looking forward to more projects to come in the future.
Picture by: Spencer Vadnais By: Spencer Vadnais NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The time had finally come. The final unveiling of The Nest, the newest lounge space for all NU students, was fast approaching. The cameras from local news stations slowly packed up and prepared to leave as students filed through the doors, the gravity of … Continue reading NU’s new Nest
Picture by: Keith Allison (CC BY-SA 2.0). By: Max Liebel NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - I'll never forget the day I started really watching basketball. I understood the rules and how to play but it never really interested me until I was introduced properly to it. I was nine years old and my childhood friend, a diehard … Continue reading In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant
INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS FOR COVER/PAPER DELETE AFTERWARDS Photos by Niagara University Athletics By: Mike Taber and Franklin Heinzmann Men’s Basketball NU has played very well as of late, winning four out of their last seven games. On Friday Jan. 31, senior James Towns scored his one-thousandth point of his career in a loss against Marist. … Continue reading The state of Purple Eagles basketball
Image by: Jeffery Beall (CC by 4.0). By: Alex Bock NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - After trailing 20-10, the Kansas City Chiefs exploded for 21 points in the fourth quarter to beat the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl LIV. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs faced off against a San … Continue reading Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl LIV