Unpopular opinion: Tim Hortons edition

By: Madison Ruffo NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: Roll Up the Rim season. As if it’s a scene straight out of Willy Wonka, Canadians and select Americans start consuming twice as much coffee and throwing back their double-doubles eager to see if they won a car. Tim Hortons claims there is … Continue reading Unpopular opinion: Tim Hortons edition

My big fat Indian wedding

By: Madison Ruffo MAHABALIPURAM, INDIA - I've written numerous articles throughout my journalism career - some more difficult to write than others - but this is undoubtedly the most challenging article I have ever had to write. I have so many memories and feelings about my time in India that it seems unfair to sum … Continue reading My big fat Indian wedding

NUSGA hosts first Town Hall meeting

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

If they hear you, they hunt you: “A Quiet Place” review

Imagine living in a world where if you make a single sound, you die. That's the terrifying struggle that stars John Krasinski and Emily Blunt face in the thriller "A Quiet Place." Directed by Krasinski, famous for his role as Jim Halpert in the hit series "The Office," the film is 90-minutes of pure suspense. … Continue reading If they hear you, they hunt you: “A Quiet Place” review

Trix Bruce shows ASL community some signing “tricks”

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - American Sign Language students and professors, as well as members of the Deaf community gathered on Wednesday, April 11 as Patricia "Trix" Bruce led two workshops on ASL storytelling. Bruce describes herself as a "storyteller, a poet, an actress and a one deaf-woman show." While she's been deaf since she was … Continue reading Trix Bruce shows ASL community some signing “tricks”

Take Back the Night leaves a lasting impact on NU community

By: Madison Ruffo NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. -  Since it's 2016 launch, Niagara University's Take Back the Night has been a night that students all across campus look forward to. From survivors of sexual and domestic violence speaking to students, to those students marching around campus this event truly highlights a community coming together in solidarity. … Continue reading Take Back the Night leaves a lasting impact on NU community

Advocate. Advance. Achieve: Meet the new student-body President

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - "I am willing do everything in my power to ensure inclusivity and advocacy, so let’s dedicate ourselves, as a whole, to making real change on this campus next year and for many years to come." These are the inspired and devoted words of Niagara University's student-body President-elect Cheyenne Freely. With the … Continue reading Advocate. Advance. Achieve: Meet the new student-body President

Students gather to say “never again”

BUFFALO, N.Y. - On an average day, 96 Americans are killed with guns and on March 24, students stood up across the world to say enough is enough. Following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the March For Our Lives campaign planned over 700 peaceful demonstrations around the globe … Continue reading Students gather to say “never again”

Fight like a girl? If you insist.

By Madison Ruffo NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – With Women’s History Month coming to an end, the time is perfect to highlight the Niagara University Women’s Health and Fitness club. This popular club strives to give young women a chance to make themselves healthy and stay active in a comfortable environment. Women’s Health and Fitness was … Continue reading Fight like a girl? If you insist.

Grand Island says “goodbye” to pesky toll booths

GRAND ISLAND, N.Y. - It’s almost that time of year when tourists come pouring into Niagara Falls, and that means only one thing for Western New Yorkers: Grand Island Bridge traffic. A 30-minute trip to Buffalo turns into 45 minutes, waiting in standstill traffic on the way home from a long day at work, and … Continue reading Grand Island says “goodbye” to pesky toll booths