Sergio Leone’s ‘Dollar Trilogy’ too good to forget

by Ed Fronczak

    Long before Walk Kowalski was approaching 80 years old, before the outlaw Josey Wales was even an outlaw, a point in time when even Dirty Harry wasn’t sure of how many shots had been fired, “The Man With No Name” trilogy had perfected a look so threatening that it could strike fear into even the most dirty and dusty man of western mythology.     The trilogy, also known as the “Dollar Trilogy,” features three films starring...

Niagara University Theatre presents ‘The Rimers of Eldritch’

by Emily Kaufman

    Niagara University Theatre opens its new season on Thursday, Oct. 18 with “The Rimers of Eldritch.” The play by Lanford Wilson is directed by Steve Braddock, director of Niagara University Theatre and includes an ensemble cast of 17 students.    Set in the mid-20th century in the fictional town of Eldritch, Miss., the play explores the attitudes, biases and prejudices of a decaying community.     “On the surface the play is a...

Elections influenced by Middle Eastern violence

by Vince Schiano

    It is no surprise that the magnitude of the attack on the American Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 shook the entire population of the United States; and that the attack has found great popularity as a conversation topic in the 2012 U.S. presidential election.     The attacks were allegedly caused by a video titled, “The Innocence of Muslims,” a low-quality video that was released on YouTube this past July that resulted in an...

Retired Army col. to speak about Troops to Teachers program

by Index Staff

    Retired Col. Vanessa D. Barron, a 31-year veteran of the United States Army and 1978 Niagara University graduate, will return to her alma mater Oct. 4 to speak about the federally-funded Troops to Teachers program.    Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a national program designed to transition eligible military personnel to a new career as teachers in targeted public schools across the country.    The free, public presentation takes place...

Niagara University welcomes international students

by Index Staff

    Niagara University’s international students were invited to the International Student Mixer hosted by Multicultural & International Student Affairs to help students integrate themselves into the NU community and to share their stories and goals.    There are 261 returning international students at Niagara University at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This fall, there are many new international students, including 26...

Men’s hockey predicted to rank second in the AHA this season

by Shawn Lynch

    With the announcement of an NHL lockout this season, hockey fans at NU are frantically searching for a fix to calm their addiction. Luckily, their search needs to stretch no further than Niagara University’s own campus, where the men’s hockey team is preparing for its 2012 campaign. While the snow has yet to fall and the temperature still hangs above 50 degrees, it’s never too early to get excited about NU hockey.    The Purple...

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