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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...

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...

Replacements no more

by Tyler Russell

    This article was originally intended to discuss the incompetence level and in-elasticity of the NFL through means of promoting amateur officials to the rank of professional. It was to be formulated around the basis of missed calls, improper spot placement, partial rule understanding and most importantly, game-changing stupidity (Golden Tate, anyone?). But seeing as the NFL has finally caved and met the labor demands of the actual...