In the wake of a death of an Icon

  By: Matthew McKenzie Los Angeles, California- In the early morning of Sunday, January 26th, retired Laker superstar Kobe Bryant and 9 others including his daughter Giana Bryant, John Altobelli, Keri Altobelli, Alyssa Altobelli, Christina Mauser, Sarah Chester, Payton Chester, and Ara Zobayan passed away in a horrendous helicopter accident in Calabasas in Los Angeles, … Continue reading In the wake of a death of an Icon

The resurrection of MCR

By: Nina Grenga NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- I can still vividly remember my mom's Subaru speakers announcing the breakup of My Chemical Romance six years ago as my poor emo-wannabe heart shattered. Luckily, on Oct. 31 2019, myself alongside all of Twitter erupted over the surprise return of the well-loved band. My Chemical Romance tweeted out … Continue reading The resurrection of MCR

The Semesters: Fall 2019

The Semester Awards, or Semesters for short, are the Niagara Wire Sports Staff’s biannual awards given to the best NU players, coaches, and teams of the preceding semester. Here are The Semesters for the Fall 2019 semester: All pictures are courtesy of Niagara Athletics and purpleeagles.com   Team of the Semester - Women’s Soccer It … Continue reading The Semesters: Fall 2019

Towering performance: New technology acquired for eSports team

By: Spencer Vadnais NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - As the semester draws to a close and the new student lounge nears its finalization, the technology to flood the requisitioned eSports section of the lounge with RGB lighting and whirring fans has made its debut on campus.  Unboxed and being rigorously tested by NU’s own Information Technologies … Continue reading Towering performance: New technology acquired for eSports team

Paulus honored to lead the Purple Eagles

Picture courtesy of Niagara University Athletics By: Franklin Heinzmann NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Greg Paulus was named the Men’s Basketball head coach on Nov. 7. While he doesn’t have any previous head coaching experience, Paulus has been molded by some of the greatest minds in sports. He played point guard at Duke under legendary college … Continue reading Paulus honored to lead the Purple Eagles

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