By Brigid Burns
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. – Throughout the fall semester, Niagara University has held a number of events for students to partake in. Almost every week, at least one event was held and the turn-out for many of these events was remarkable. Some events were more popular than others,
so with that being said, there was definiteley a favored event from each month.
Best of September: At the end of August/beginning
of September, every year, there is a fireworks ceremony
the Sunday before the first day of class. This ceremony is a welcoming ceremony and is opened to all students, whether a commuter or resident, and is widely attended by each class. Everyone comes out to the field behind the Kiernan Center to sit on the grass, spend time with some friends and enjoy the show.
Best of October: Niagara is very big on Halloween so a weekend long event called Spooktober was held. It included things such as going to the O’Shea quad for cider and Halloween themed food, pumpkin painting, a mechanical pumpkin and Halloween airbrush tattoos. Spooky stories by the fire pit, a haunted house in Lynch hall, and a trip to Frightworld were also some things that took place over the weekend.
Best of November: Niagara held its first poetry reading event at Castellani art museum. It featured poets from the WNY area and was a great event in support of creativity and art through experiences. Although it was the first time it was held, there was still a good amount of people there and this event will be pushed to be held each semester.