Love, Death + Robots: Netflix Series Review

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

Jumpin’ jellyfish! ‘SpongeBob Squarepants’ turns 20

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

What to expect when you’re expecting unexpectedly

By: Michael DePietro NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Two years ago, I was sitting in my room cramming for midterms. It was late in the evening, 10 or 11:00 p.m. or so when my door creaked open. I looked up to see the head of my ‘special lady friend’ poking in with a surprised look on … Continue reading What to expect when you’re expecting unexpectedly

The top five best Ernest movies that I felt like writing about today

By: Mike DePietro NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- A few days ago, the Wire's wonderful Entertainment Editor, Nina Grenga asked me if I wanted to try to get an article in for this week's issue. I said “Nina, that sounds terrific. I'm writing about Ernest movies.” She said “Sounds goo- Wait, what did you say?” I said … Continue reading The top five best Ernest movies that I felt like writing about today

DogTV: The Cinema of the Unsettling

By Michael DePietro Feature image by Lettuce attribution 2.0 generic (CC by 2.0) NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y — It’s no secret that pets can see and react to the images displayed on television. A quick YouTube search will yield millions of videos demonstrating this phenomena— cats pouncing to catch on-screen birds, dogs chasing after line drives … Continue reading DogTV: The Cinema of the Unsettling

‘IMPACT Connects’ makes service more efficient for students and faculty

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