Student Blogs

  • A Student Teacher’s Thank You to Cooperating Teachers

    “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” - Albert Einstein With student teaching coming to an end and graduation swiftly approaching, I wanted to... Read on →

  • Exploring The Land Down Under

    Hello, NU! I hope everyone had an awesome spring break and is ready to finish off the semester strong. It’s been a while, but I am excited to let you know what I’ve been up to in the land down... Read on →

  • Get to Know Tom and Doreen

    If you have ever attended an NU men’s or women’s basketball game, you are probably familiar with the couple that sits behind the opposing team bench, Tom and Doreen. If these names don’t sound... Read on →

  • Australia: Heaps of Fun

    Australia: Heaps of Fun

    by Vanessa Arieno on February 23, 2017

    Hey, NU students!I have officially survived my first week “down under” in Queensland, Australia, and it is just heaps of fun. The first two days were scary, uncomfortable, overwhelming and I... Read on →

  • MY Journey Abroad

    MY Journey Abroad

    by Vanessa Arieno on February 14, 2017

    Hello, NU! If anyone has been wondering where I have been this semester, I'm happy to tell you that I have been preparing myself for my semester abroad.Starting today, my five-month journey to the... Read on →

  • A Reflection On My Time at NU

    I have come to the end of my last semester at NU. I’m hoping that I will have good grades for my final semester and can be proud of what I have accomplished.As I complete my final assignments for my... Read on →

  • A Day in the Life of an NU Student Teacher

    NU, Student Teaching, and MeAfter years of anticipation and preparation, I finally got to live my dream as a teacher this fall. I have been wanting to write a blog since my first week but have felt... Read on →

  • Down to the Wire: Preparing for Final Exams

    I am in the midst of preparing for my final exams and projects. I have a few assignments to complete before the end of the semester. I also have already completed two classes, which just wrapped up... Read on →

  • 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 →