Student Blogs

  • My Final Semester

    My Final Semester

    by Derek Ricioppo on August 8, 2016

    My name is DJ Ricioppo and I am approaching my final semester at Niagara University. There are several things I am looking forward to in my last semester to make the most out of my Niagara... Read on →

  • Generations of Purple Eagles

    Hello, my fellow purple people! If there are any members of the Class of 2020 reading, I want to extend a warm welcome to you all! We can’t wait to meet the newest additions to our Niagara family -... Read on →

  • Dear Incoming Freshmen

    Dear Incoming Freshmen

    by Selena Cerra on July 26, 2016

    Dear Incoming Freshmen, I am writing to you with three years of NU experience. I have survived tower life in both O'Shea and Seton, enjoyed a unique year in Clet Hall and will be venturing to the... Read on →

  • Leslie Knope - The Spirit Animal of All College Students

    While I am an Office fan through and through, there is something so relatable to Leslie Knope, the famous female lead character in Parks & Recreation. Any overachieving person who wants to do... Read on →

  • Overnight Visits at Niagara University

    Are you considering attending Niagara University but think it's too far away for a day visit?Niagara University hosts students from all over the world. I live seven hours away from NU and I wanted to... Read on →

  • Finals Week

    Finals Week

    by Stephen Siedlecki on December 10, 2015

    The scariest week of the semester: Finals Week. The last week of the semester standing between me and winter break with my family. Niagara University is no exception to universities everywhere that... Read on →

  • Niagara University: A Family Away From Home

    Many students have difficulty transitioning from high school to college. They no longer have their parents for many of the household tasks that were once done at home. There is a large amount of... Read on →

  • Overcoming the Transfer Jitters

    Seeing as how I’m an incoming sophomore, you’d think I would’ve been excited more than anything to get to campus last Monday.Wrong!Reuniting with the familiar faces from freshman year should... Read on →

  • The Big Transition

    The Big Transition

    by Emily Parisi on September 1, 2015

    The transition from high school to college offers many challenges for students. Long gone are the days where you can pass an exam without studying or convince your teacher to accept late work. And for... Read on →

  • Oh, the Places You'll Go

    Hello, everyone! It has been long since I have last written, but the summer before my senior year is a perfect time to begin my reflections of all that Niagara University has provided me these past... Read on →

  • Resources Galore!

    Resources Galore!

    by Michael Stilson on December 1, 2014

    Hey, everyone! I apologize for not writing recently. I have been trying to stay extra focused in my classes lately. For my last post of the calendar year (How is it December already?), I would like to... Read on →

  • Go Greek, It's a Way of Life

    Go Greek, It's a Way of Life

    by Sarah Hanson on November 14, 2014

    Hello, everyone!Today I want to take the time to share a very important part of my life with you, and that is my sisterhood here at Niagara University.Being an only child, one of the first things I... Read on →

  • Sophomoric Serendipity

    Sophomoric Serendipity

    by Sarah Hanson on October 30, 2014

    Hi, everyone!It's been so great to be back on Monteagle Ridge. This is my second year at NU, and many changes have occurred already.  CoursesThis semester, I'm taking six courses. My current favorite... Read on →

  • Qu'est-ce que c'est, un "CA"?

    Hello, everyone!I'm sitting down with a nice cup of coffee this chilly autumn day to tell you all about the experience I had last year as a CA in Varsity Village. But wait. Some of my *potential*... Read on →

  • Planning Ahead

    Planning Ahead

    by Michael Stilson on October 19, 2014

    Hey there! I always try to work on having a clear idea of what I want my future to be like. Since I’m in my third year at Niagara, I have been dabbling in the idea of going to graduate school. Some... Read on →

  • The Perks of Being a Purp

    The Perks of Being a Purp

    by Sarah Hanson on October 10, 2014

    Hello, everyone!It has been a long time since I last posted, but I am here to update you with a recap of my sophomore year shenanigans and where I stand now in my junior year at NU. My, how time truly... Read on →

  • Active and Social

    Active and Social

    by Michael Stilson on September 14, 2014

    Hey, everyone! I am so excited to be back at Niagara for my junior year. I am certain that this will be a fantastic year and I am pleased to share my experiences with all of you. I've got some things... Read on →

  • An Educational Summer

    An Educational Summer

    by Michael Stilson on August 8, 2014

    Hi-ya there! First of all, I am sorry for not posting in a while. But fear not! I am here now to give an update on my educational career and how I'm spending my summer. Summer Camp One piece of... Read on →

  • Helpful Steps to De-Stress!

    Hello! First of all, I apologize for having my first post of the semester be so late! While spring break is coming closer, our stress level has risen due to mid-terms, projects and papers. I'd like to... Read on →

  • Mr. Stilson: Future Teacher

    Hello, everyone! I apologize for 'speaking' with you guys so late into the semester. I have been too busy with classes, a part-time job, and trying to make the most of every moment I've had at... Read on →