Farewell Senior Editors 2020

Franklin Heinzmann, Sports Editor When I first joined the Niagara Wire in the Fall of 2017, I had joined it because it was being offered as a class. I thought worst case scenario I could get credits out of it and move on and best case scenario I would write a couple stories and see … Continue reading Farewell Senior Editors 2020

Niagara Power looking to get better on and off field this season

By: Lauren Templin NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - After winning last season’s New York Collegiate Baseball League Championship, the Niagara Power are looking to grow on and off the field. With the addition of Stu Pederson as manager, the fans will notice other changes this season involving in-game experience. Pederson is a retired baseball with Major … Continue reading Niagara Power looking to get better on and off field this season

NU Communication and Media Studies Department unveils Film Studies Minor

By: Kevin McDonnell NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – The lights dim, overly-priced popcorn in your hand, your drink already mostly gone from the trailers. Whether it be a family outing or a date the movies have become a central part of our lives. With the advent of Netflix and its binge-able content movies are the last … Continue reading NU Communication and Media Studies Department unveils Film Studies Minor

Spring break baseball: MLB Spring Training preview

By: Mike Taber NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Now that the rain has cleared out of Florida, a baseball tradition that occurs every year can kick off: Spring Training. Over the next couple of months, Major League Baseball teams will be working out, signing autographs and playing each other in Spring Training. Players will perform at … Continue reading Spring break baseball: MLB Spring Training preview

Reflections of an Animal Activist

By: Adam Kiedrowski Sentenced to forty-eight months in federal prison, Jake Conroy describes his history with activism within the animal rights movement and his subsequent branding as a terrorist and high-profile prisoner. The actions of protest and disruption are the vehicles in which animal rights activists target and at times end institutions that conducted testing … Continue reading Reflections of an Animal Activist

New International Humanitarian Assistance Program

By: Mairead Cooney Last semester, Niagara University started an International Humanitarian Assistance (IHA) program. This program enables students and faculty members to engage in trips abroad while helping to repair a community that has been affected by a natural disaster. In January, nine people from Niagara University went to Puerto Rico for a week and … Continue reading New International Humanitarian Assistance Program

An XFL Primer

Image used under public domain NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Don't fret football fans, the NFL season may be over but there is a new wave in the world of football: the XFL. All games take place on Saturdays and Sundays, and can be seen on most major television networks including ESPN, ABC, and FOX. The … Continue reading An XFL Primer

Student-Athlete Profile: Chad Veltri

Picture by: Dan Richeal By: Franklin Heinzmann NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – When the Purple Eagles beat Mercyhurst 3-0 on Feb. 7, not only did the Purple Eagles get a crucial win over an Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) opponent, but it also meant that Purple Eagles goaltender Chad Veltri earned his first career shutout. He followed … Continue reading Student-Athlete Profile: Chad Veltri

Feminine Hygiene Product Donation Drive a success

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.

In Memoriam: Kobe Bryant

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