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

On or off campus: the price of freedom

By: Alize Rosado NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y .- One of the things freshmen look forward to most is their chance to live in the off-campus apartments. It is the perfect chance for students to have some freedoms, while remaining close to school. However, for some students, living in the off-campus apartments can be more of an inconvenience … Continue reading On or off campus: the price of freedom

Shining a light on the deaf community – one coffee at a time

By: Katherine Snyder NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - The Deaf community is an important part of our society, making improving our communications with them a pertinent topic. American Sign Language, also known as ASL, is the official language used to communicate among those who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH). Recently, Starbucks opened up their … Continue reading Shining a light on the deaf community – one coffee at a time

Varsity Village house continues to make noise

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Varsity Village House IV, officially delegated as the Social Justice house, has continued their relentless advocation of the biggest social and political issues that are hindering the nation. It looks as though they won't silence themselves anytime soon. Earlier this semester, House IV hung up a banner with the message "slavery never … Continue reading Varsity Village house continues to make noise

An “Unlawful” Situation

By: Alize Rosado NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Niagara University has prided itself on having an outstanding law program with faculty and courses that have helped students get into Ivy League schools. Their program has even been lauded by schools such as University at Buffalo because of its uniqueness. However, recent changes within the law department … Continue reading An “Unlawful” Situation

Mental health: bridging the gap

By: Brittany Rosso and Ava Mrozik NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - In a world where core mental health issues are rising each and every day, it is crucial for the Niagara University community to consider beyond the basics of mental health awareness and investigate what can further be done. NU must not only address the basic ways … Continue reading Mental health: bridging the gap

There’s a new signer in town

By: Jade King Niagara University, N.Y. - There is a new at signer in town, and she goes by the name of Dr. Amy Crockford. Niagara University’s new American Sign Language professor is more than qualified to take on this role by having over 30 years of experience with signing - since the age of … Continue reading There’s a new signer in town

Veteran spotlight: John Martek

Photo by Sgt. Sean P. Casey By: Sarah Rance NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Veterans Day is for honoring and thanking the men and women who have dedicated themselves to and fought for their country. There are 85 student veterans on campus this semester.  According to Robert Healy, the Director of Veteran Services here at Niagara … Continue reading Veteran spotlight: John Martek

Diving into the dark arts

By: Liam Cuddy NIAGARA UNIVERSITY, N.Y. - Next semester’s classes have officially been put online and registration starts soon. Every year students scramble to find that perfect class. A class that peaks their interest, that challenges them to think outside the box, that is different and really stands out. This particular class varies from major-to-major, … Continue reading Diving into the dark arts