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Students voice concerns over political prisoners

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - In a world faced with a monumental number of issues, there's one particular issue that is not quite getting the media coverage it deserves. As a result, a few Niagara University students decided to take matters into their own hands. Earlier this semester students in Varsity Village House 4 decided to… Continue reading Students voice concerns over political prisoners

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Controversial Nike ad turns profitable for the company

By Francesca Gugino On September 5, Nike released its 30th anniversary “Just Do It” advertisement. The campaign included photos of professional athletes Serena WIlliams, Shaquem Griffin, Odell Beckham Jr, Lacey Baker, Eliud Kipchoge, Lebron James and Colin Kaepernick. The Kaepernick ad read: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything." Kaepernick, former quarterback of… Continue reading Controversial Nike ad turns profitable for the company

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Love, Simon is groundbreaking and exceptionally heart-warming

(Source: http://www.foxmovies.com) "Love, Simon" is a coming of age romantic comedy that circles around the protagonist Simon Spier (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old who is still "in the closet." This is a groundbreaking film that features other popular actors such as Josh Duhamel and Jennifer Garner who play Simon's parents, Katherine Langford as one of Simon's… Continue reading Love, Simon is groundbreaking and exceptionally heart-warming

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New Buffalo Rec Room Brings Electronic DJ Said the Sky

By Brittany Rosso BUFFALO, N.Y.- On Thursday, September 20, the new Buffalo Rec Room hosted one of it’s first events. Trevor Christensen, better known as Said the Sky, brought his Wide-Eyed Tour to Buffalo. The Buffalo Rec Room is located on West Chippewa Street, and held the event from 8pm-12am. Said the Sky is an… Continue reading New Buffalo Rec Room Brings Electronic DJ Said the Sky

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Women’s swimming and diving opens season with a loss to UVM

By Nastassja Posso NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The Niagara women's swimming and diving teams opened their 2018-19 with a loss to University of Vermont. The Purple Eagles and the Catamounts last met on Nov. 5, 2011. Vermont defeated Niagara, 165-123. The NU relay teams were head to head with the Vermont girls and ended with… Continue reading Women’s swimming and diving opens season with a loss to UVM

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White Boy Rick shows us the problem with 1980s nostalgia

By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - This love and nostalgia for the 1980s in our current pop culture is a trend that will not end. Filmmakers are desperate to captivate audiences with call backs and wood-paneled station wagons. Lately we've seen shows like "Stranger Things" and films like the 2016 "Ghostbusters" remake, the 2017… Continue reading White Boy Rick shows us the problem with 1980s nostalgia

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Grady Smith – from the Guardian to YouTube

by Zackary Kephart NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Grady Smith is a music writer with more than a fair amount of experience. Starting at Entertainment Weekly in 2010, Smith has also written for Rolling Stone and the Guardian where he garnered a huge following for his country music columns. He left in February 2016 to pursue… Continue reading Grady Smith – from the Guardian to YouTube

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Music industry loses another star

By: Alison Chodak LOS ANGELES, CA - On September 7 at 11:51 a.m., Mac Miller was pronounced dead. He allegedly died from an overdose in his home in California. His family is keeping the details of which drug caused his death private. Miller had previously used codeine and promethazine extensively. Mac Miller was a popular… Continue reading Music industry loses another star

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Legendary Status

LOS ANGELES, CA- What is a sign of success in Hollywood in this day and age? Is it winning an award such as an Oscar, Grammy, Tony, or Emmy? How about winning all four? John Legend, an American singer, songwriter and actor has achieved this coveted “EGOT” status this past Sunday Sept. 9th. Not only… Continue reading Legendary Status

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Niagara University graduate grabs a golden ticket

By: Jade King BUFFALO, N.Y. - Do you have what it takes to be the next American Idol? Niagara University graduate, Dominic Hannon, sure thought so and boy was he right. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, Hannon auditioned in front of the producers of the popular show “American Idol." Amazingly, he was one of the… Continue reading Niagara University graduate grabs a golden ticket