Goodbye basic holiday gifts

Elizaraxi Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic By: Francesca Gugino NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The holiday season is a great opportunity to show gratitude and affirmation to loved ones. Typically, American culture calls for consumers to buy the people that they care most about elaborate gifts and utilize the days after Thanksgiving to spend-spend-spend in hopes … Continue reading Goodbye basic holiday gifts

My Underwear cannot say “Yes”

By Francesca Gugino CORK, IRELAND - In Cork, a city in the Republic of Ireland, a 17 year old rape victim took her life two weeks after her Nov. 5 trial in the city’s Central Criminal Court. She was humiliated in the courtroom, as the defense attorney Elizabeth O’Connell entered the teenager’s thong as an … Continue reading My Underwear cannot say “Yes”

A Hidden Jewel: The Book Corner

By: Francesca Gugino photo source: NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - More than a decade ago reading was revolutionized with the introduction of the Kindle, followed by the Nook and several other e-readers. The way people purchased books and read books began to change as online downloads became increasingly popular and more easily accessible. But within … Continue reading A Hidden Jewel: The Book Corner

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

Alaska: the last frontier

Seward, Alaska Beluga Point, Anchorage AK Seward, Alaska Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Anchorage AK Flat Top Mountain, Anchorage AK Eagle River, Alaska   When thinking of spring break or an Easter get-away, students usually think of warm temperatures, nice beaches and big cities that are affordable for a college budget. This summer, when searching places … Continue reading Alaska: the last frontier

The Perfect Summer Getaways

Cheap and easy ways to explore as a broke college kid by Francesca Gugino College students usually spend summers working crazy hours to save up enough discretionary money for the school year that lies ahead. This means working on the weekends, picking up shifts and at times working doubles, leaving little time for a break, … Continue reading The Perfect Summer Getaways

Fair Trade, know what you’re buying

Conscious consumption: the importance of Fairtrade By: Francesca Gugino Dave Crosby Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0) Consumer culture calls for buyers to seek the newest trends and to also purchase what they need at affordable prices. The increase in competition may seem to be what is driving prices of many imported goods down, but … Continue reading Fair Trade, know what you’re buying

NONE Generation

The NONE generation: lack of faith on campuses By: Francesca Gugino Millennials, those born from 1983- 2000 according to U.S. PIRG, have the highest rate of non-affiliation with religion. This means that the millennial generation does not report to being part of any specific religious sect or denomination. According to the Pew Research Center 36% … Continue reading NONE Generation

Take Back the Night Preview

Take Back the Night: “Rise Lead Inspire” By Francesca Gugino On Wednesday, April 4, Niagara University will host its third annual Take Back the Night event (TBTN). TBTN is a national movement that promotes and advocates for the end to all sexual violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and all other forms of … Continue reading Take Back the Night Preview

Bridging the 38th Parallel

Bridging the 38th Parallel North and South Korea come together for 2018 Winter Olympics By: Francesca Gugino On Feb. 9, North and South Korean olympic athletes marched together at the opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea. The olympians carried the Korean Unification Flag, rather than the two separate country flags, symbolizing unity and togetherness after … Continue reading Bridging the 38th Parallel