Student Blogs

  • 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 →

  • Second Year Shenanigans

    Second Year Shenanigans

    by Michael Stilson on October 24, 2013

    Hello, guys and gals! I'm so glad to be back at Niagara. I had an amazing summer, and my second year has been a blast. Let me keep you up to date in my endeavors.  Summer 2013I was lucky enough to... Read on →

  • Looking Ahead

    Looking Ahead

    by Sarah Hanson on May 1, 2013

    Hi, everyone!So, I've made it through my freshman year. Technically, I still have three exams to get through, but I'm prepared to conquer them the best I can. I want to use this last blog post of my... Read on →

  • Freshmen Year Reflection

    Hello, all! I cannot believe that I will become a sophomore in just a week. I thought that I'd make my last post for the year, complete with lessons that I learned. I hope that I can blog for you guys... Read on →

  • The Home Stretch

    The Home Stretch

    by Sarah Hanson on April 29, 2013

    Hey, everyone!It feels like it has been forever, and rightly so. The end of the semester gets crazy busy, but I'm making my way through the end of the semester. I have three exams to complete before I... Read on →

  • What to Bring to College

    Hiya there!  One thing that I really wanted to know coming in to college was what to bring. Packing and making lists were actually fun for me (I know, I'm strange). I want to share with you guys and... Read on →

  • Spring has Sprung

    Spring has Sprung

    by Sarah Hanson on March 22, 2013

    Hi, everyone!It's been quite a bit of time since I've last typed to you. The spring semester has been a whirlwind of activities, both with many NU events to attend and class assignments to complete. I... Read on →

  • Spring Forward

    Spring Forward

    by Michael Stilson on March 14, 2013

    Hey there!  Wow, these past two weeks have been pretty crazy.Everyone at Niagara just had spring break, so we got a whole week to ourselves. I spent mine at home at first and then visited a friend at... Read on →

  • A Day in the Life of Michael Stilson

    Hi-ya there!  I thought I would give you a little insight on what a typical day for me is at NU. I hope you find this helpful.  Thursday, February 21, 2013  9:20 a.m.I awoke from my great slumber.... Read on →

  • New Year, New Semester

    New Year, New Semester

    by Sarah Hanson on January 28, 2013

    Hi, everyone!It feels so good to be back on The Ridge with everyone else. Winter break gave us just enough time to recuperate from the fall semester and get ready to focus on the spring! I was happy... Read on →

  • Tips for Your First Semester

    Well hello there!  Time flies when you're having so much fun at Niagara! I really cannot believe I'll have a semester under my belt in another week. I must admit, there were some issues here and... Read on →

  • Goodness Gravy-cious!

    Goodness Gravy-cious!

    by Sarah Hanson on December 11, 2012

    Hi, everyone!Thanksgiving is fast approaching, so I thought it would be appropriate to count down  the top 10 things I'm thankful for at NU.10. Spring semester is fast approaching! I will be so glad... Read on →

  • It's Okay to Ask for Help!

    Well hello!I feel like I haven't "spoken" to you guys in ages! No need to fear. I have plenty to tell you.  Over the past week I have used three services that the university provides to all students.... Read on →

  • Involved #OnTheRidge

    Involved #OnTheRidge

    by Sarah Hanson on November 2, 2012

    Hi, everyone!Halloween has just passed on campus, so now everyone's excitedly counting down to their Thanksgiving dinner back home. Even so, there's still much more to do on campus until Thanksgiving... Read on →

  • Time Management

    Time Management

    by Michael Stilson on October 21, 2012

    Hey, guys!I think that one of the biggest changes coming into college is being  responsible  for managing your time.For example, I actually needed to submit this post a couple of days ago. But with... Read on →

  • Gaining Experience with Expertise

    Hi, everyone!I find myself in the middle of midterms week. For me, that means studying, writing essays and completing necessary homework. I feel that if you take enough time preparing for your tests... Read on →

  • Everything's Falling Into Place

    Hi, everyone!Autumn has finally hit NU, and boy does it get chilly in the morning and at night! Students walk around with Tim Hortons or a coffee/tea/hot cocoa from Clet to keep warm and awake. I... Read on →

  • Freshman Year, Finally!

    Freshman Year, Finally!

    by Michael Stilson on September 10, 2012

    Hi, everyone! My name is Michael Stilson and I'm an early childhood/childhood education major from Kenmore, New York. I am so glad to have finally graduated from high school. I've been excited about... Read on →

  • Friends Forever

    Friends Forever

    by Michael Stilson on September 10, 2012

    Hey...againComing to Niagara, I thought that I'd maybe have one friend. Boy was I wrong!I have none. Just kidding!I was pleasantly surprised to find that people at Niagara are extremely nice. Let me... Read on →