Social media: for it or against it?

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?

Shakira and JLo halftime: yay or nay?

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?

Want less gun violence? Focus on the underlying problems.

By: Nick Josselyn NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- In the summer of 2019, the New York Times reported 26 mass shootings in the United States, which led to a total of 126 unnecessary deaths. Politicians always jump to debate gun control every time these tragedies happen in our news cycle. While the implication of some gun control legislation, like … Continue reading Want less gun violence? Focus on the underlying problems.

Black Friday needs to stop overshadowing Thanksgiving

By: Sarah Rance NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Its that time of year again when people will be finishing their Thanksgiving dinners and heading out to the store for Black Friday deals. However, no one seems to consider the people who are being forced to leave their families and go clock into work to assist shoppers. Black … Continue reading Black Friday needs to stop overshadowing Thanksgiving

Brand Always eliminates gender label from packaging

By: Samantha Illenz  NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- In light of the recent all-gender inclusion movements, members of the transgender and nonbinary community have pushed the sanitary product brand, Always, to remove the female symbol from the wrappers of their products. Transgender men may identify as male but some do still have a regular menstrual cycle. People … Continue reading Brand Always eliminates gender label from packaging

How to be a good researcher

By: Alex Bock NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- Any student at a college university, regardless of their field of study, will inevitably be doing some form of research. Whether it's a research paper or a major presentation, a strong amount of research is always needed to reinforce the information being presented in your project. "Every field does … Continue reading How to be a good researcher

The tragic demise of Katie Hill

By: Sarah Rance and Sadie Newcombe NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- We as members of this nation should be ashamed, appalled and furious due to the unprecedented events that have unfolded in Congress over the last few weeks. For those of you unfamiliar with what has been occurring in the House of Representatives, a freshmen congresswoman and … Continue reading The tragic demise of Katie Hill

The importance of engagement

By: Matthew McKenzie NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- How many stories have you heard from a celebrity, politician or just a loved one, about how they fell in love with something they did in college and it turned into a career or a passion? College is the perfect opportunity for students to get involved in all the … Continue reading The importance of engagement

Advice from an adult child of an alcoholic

The following article was written by an anonymous member of Niagara University.  NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - After an abundance of scrapped introductions, consisting of statistics and personal anecdotes, I’ve come to the realization that the best way to begin this piece is to say what I have always needed to hear. You are not alone, … Continue reading Advice from an adult child of an alcoholic

It takes a village, but does it have to?

By: Kevin McDonnell NIAGARA UNIVERSITY. N.Y.- It is 2019 and that means it’s been 100 years since women won the right to vote in the United States. In honor of that, I have decided to do a series of articles looking at women’s issues on campus to see where we are now and where we … Continue reading It takes a village, but does it have to?