Student Blogs

  • The Semester’s Final Month

    I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. The last month of the semester has arrived, and I am beginning to work on final assignments in my classes and prepare for exams.For my public speaking class,... Read on →

  • Heading Into Thanksgiving Break

    It is almost time for my final Thanksgiving break as a college student. I have been continuing to enjoy my last semester and the experiences I have had here at NU.In my American Deaf Culture class, we... Read on →

  • TESOL/ENL Education at Niagara University:  Multicultural Teaching & Vincentian Values

    At Niagara University, it is the mission of the College of Education to prepare leaders in educational professions who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to serve others; and... Read on →

  • The Heart of NU

    The Heart of NU

    by Vanessa Arieno on November 10, 2016

    Hello, Purple Eagles!How many of us look forward to grabbing a cup of coffee or a snack in Gally each day? After five semesters of being a student at NU, walking through Gally in between classes has... Read on →

  • The Importance of Voting

    The Importance of Voting

    by Vanessa Arieno on October 30, 2016

    Hello, NU students!How many of us feel as if this election year has become a joke or it's divided us from our friends and family?How many of us feel there is no reason to take part in voting?Today, I... Read on →

  • My Final Week of Midterms

    My Final Week of Midterms

    by Derek Ricioppo on October 28, 2016

    I am halfway through my last semester at NU. This is my first blog post in quite a while. I have found that I have been busy and just haven’t had the time to write a new entry in a while, but I’m... Read on →

  • The Girl Behind the Bird

    Hello, Purple Eagles!While our student blog posts are usually updates on what has been going on recently around campus and in our academic lives, I am going to use this one to let you all in on... Read on →

  • October Update

    October Update

    by Derek Ricioppo on October 11, 2016

    My semester has been going quite well. I don’t really have anything new to post as far as academics are concerned.I had my second speech for public speaking, which included practicing how to use a... Read on →

  • What Being A Vincentian Means To Me

    How many of us fully understand what a Vincentian is or does? Being a student at Niagara University, I was assumed to have known what the mission of my school is for its student body. After attending... Read on →

  • Getting Back Into the Routine

    Well, I'm finally getting back into a routine as the new semester is underway. I have been enjoying my classes and have also attended some meetings for clubs on campus.My classes have been going quite... Read on →

  • Enrolling As An Undecided Student

    Hello, new and returning Purple Eagles! Hopefully, everyone’s semester has been awesome so far.For those of you who don’t know me, I am a junior here at NU. After two years of being undecided, I... Read on →

  • Being a Name, Not a Number

    Hello, Purple Eagles! Thanks for reading. I can’t believe I am writing to you with my first week of SENIOR year already behind me. The start to this final chapter has me thinking and feeling a lot... Read on →

  • First Week of My Last Semester

    My first week of my last semester at NU is officially complete and I have experienced several highlights while getting back into a routine after summer vacation.Here they are:ClassesSo far, my classes... Read on →

  • Advice for Incoming Freshmen

    As the fall semester is about to begin, I thought it would be a good idea to offer some advice and helpful tips to the new freshman class as they start their first semester at NU.Form a good working... Read on →

  • 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 →