NU hosts election events, helps students register to vote

by Drew Pendergast

    In November of 2008, Barack Obama was elected president of the United States and at that time only a small portion of Niagara University’s current student body was of voting age. Senior Sean Farber is one student who voted in the 2008 presidential election. “After I voted, I did feel like I fulfilled a duty as a young adult, but since I voted for Obama and he won, I did feel like a part of history by helping to elect the first...

Informed choices: How will your vote affect your education?

by Stacey Czerwinski

    Much like the presidential election of 2008, this year’s election features college students as a major swing vote. One issue impacting the student vote is higher education financial policy. Where do the candidates intentions lie in regard to student debt repayment? And what does it mean for our future?    The fundamental dividing factor in President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney’s federal student aid policy lies less with...

Spotlight on Clubs: TWLOHA -- TWLOHA offers hope and healing

by Bara Dweik

   The mission of To Write Love on Her Arms is to present hope and to find help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA is present today in order to encourage, inform, inspire, raise funds and direct those in need into treatment and recovery.   TWLOHA’s vision is to have everyone in the club, from organizers to members actually believe: •You were created to love and be loved.  You were meant to...

Campus-wide email sparks conversation

by Hayley Schmidt

    Students recently received an email from Dr. Kevin Hearn and NUSGA President Skylar Fairchild explaining the severity of certain behaviors occurring off campus. Dr. Hearn recently spoke more in depth about the topic. Q: What prompted this email? Was it one specific thing or was it an accumulation of events and you had to say “enough is enough”?A: Both. These issues in the local area are not new. But after speaking with different...

Dr. Kane receives Excellence in Teaching Award

by Ted Brown

    Every year, a professor is selected to receive the Niagara University Excellence in Teaching Award. This year’s recipient is Dr. Robert Kane, associate professor of history, who was also voted as one of the top 20 intriguing professors in the spring 2012 edition of NU’s Random Magazine.  Candidates for the ETA are nominated by their peers and the winner is chosen by a panel of the past three winners.    As a history professor,...

Fall Music Preview

by Emilyann Kerr

Pop/Rap    Taylor Swift has spent the time since her last album experimenting with different genres. One track on her upcoming album, according to Rolling Stone, has a “dubstep-inspired bass breakdown” another will be a “howling, U2-style epic with reverb-drenched guitars.” We know it'll be Taylor Swift, though, because it's set to have quite a few breakup songs. “Red” will come out Oct. 23. Key Track: “We Are Never Ever Getting...

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