Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

By Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - "Bohemian Rhapsody" was an entertaining movie with great acting and music, but falls into the realm of predictability. Critics have given it largely mediocre reviews, and it's not hard to see where they're coming from. Freddie Mercury was a fascinating character and Queen was a game-changer for the … Continue reading Bohemian Rhapsody movie review

“Overlord” movie review

By Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - "Overlord" is a World War II film about a group of paratroopers sent into Nazi-occupied France on the eve of D-Day to disable a radio tower. On their mission, they encounter the results of unnatural Nazi experiments. "Overlord" is the type of film that has no reason to … Continue reading “Overlord” movie review

Excelsior Program opens alternate avenues for affordable education

By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The Excelsior Program is a large, state-funded scholarship that helps send residents of New York State to public college, specifically SUNY schools. The Excelsior program has recently come into effect, and has already drastically impacted enrollment numbers at Niagara University and Canisius College. The NU administration has recently … Continue reading Excelsior Program opens alternate avenues for affordable education

Youtube channel to keep you informed

By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - In the current world filled with extreme partisanship and "fake news," it's hard to find reliable sources for your news. Almost all cable TV is considered biased, and with newspapers like  "The New York Times" or " The Washington Post," there's simply so much information it's hard to … Continue reading Youtube channel to keep you informed

Fight for Life group rejected by NUSGA

By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The "Fight for Life" group was denied club status by the Niagara University Student Government Association after Ethan De Rosa, a member of the group, presented their constitution to NUSGA at a legislative meeting on Sunday, November 11. After presenting to NUSGA, members of the student government asked … Continue reading Fight for Life group rejected by NUSGA

Interesting classes to take this spring

By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Spring semester is around the corner, and it’s almost time to meet with advisors to make up spring schedules. Next semester, Niagara University is offering a number of courses not previously offered in the fall, and some only offered once every few years. For English requirements, Dr. Daniel … Continue reading Interesting classes to take this spring

Spider-Man PS4 Review

By Hugh Brown A game like Spider-Man for PS4 is a rare gem. After a long string of poor critical success and sales, super-hero games, specifically movie tie-ins, have been phased out. This game forgets the current Marvel Cinematic Universe and all of the other Spider-Man movies preceding it. In fact, this version of Peter … Continue reading Spider-Man PS4 Review

Reassessing “The Truman Show”

By Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - By the late 1990s, Jim Carrey had cemented his position as one of Hollywood’s funniest actors. It was surprising when he broke typecast and starred in 1995’s “The Truman Show.” The Truman show is about Truman Burbank, the star of a reality show. The twist is that Truman … Continue reading Reassessing “The Truman Show”

Castellani features maritime model exhibit

  By: Hugh Brown NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y.- The Castellani Art Museum is housing a nautical exhibit for the next six months. The exhibit, done entirely by local artist Justin Higner, showcases an entire fleet of miniature naval vessels. The models are clad with lights, funnels and lifeboats and furnished with dining room decor and indoor … Continue reading Castellani features maritime model exhibit

First Man is a slow burn

By: Hugh Brown "First Man" is Ryan Gosling's newest biopic about Neil Armstrong and his mission to get to the Moon. A feat in CGI and realistic space depictions,  the film is bogged down by a lengthy runtime, boring character drama and a flat main character. First man is a tough movie to watch. On … Continue reading First Man is a slow burn