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"13 Reasons Why," the new Netflix drama produced by Selena Gomez, seems to be the talk of high school students everywhere since its release earlier this month. The show, which stars Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford, focuses on the issues of teen suicide and depression. Viewers not only experience a moving story about love and pain, but also gain a deeper understandin…

Picture this: You’re trapped in a small room, and you only have an hour to escape. You are given a few clues, and nothing else. It sounds kind of like a horror movie, but at 3600 Escape, it’s the main attraction. 3600 Escape provides a one-of-a-kind experience, combining a captivating hour in an escape room with a personality and problem-solving style assessment. Par…

Recently, the press has been under fire as many people, including President Trump, have been claiming that many news organizations report "fake news." However, the whole idea of journalism is to get first-hand accounts of events that have taken place. If quoting named sources with firsthand accounts does not qualify as "real news," then what does? At his first press conf…

For the 32nd year, the Kenan Center in Lockport presents the Storrs All High Photo Show, featuring 220 photos by students from 24 high schools from across Western and Central New York. This year’s show opened Sunday with a public reception at the Kenan Center House Gallery, 433 Locust St., Lockport. The exhibit continues through April 23. Kenan Center House Gallery exh…

The day was April 14, 1988 – the day of the Buffalo Bisons’ home opener and the opening of Pilot Field itself. Fast forward to 2017, and Coca-Cola Field (renamed in 2008) is still the home of the Buffalo Bisons. This year marks the team’s 30th season – an important milestone for the team and organization, and they’re celebrating with ticket packages and fun nig…

Since the beginning of time, mankind has been trying to advance itself and its surroundings. But to advance our surroundings, we first must understand what makes us human. Intelligence isn’t only how we see and understand things; it’s so much more. "IQ" or intelligence quotient, is a number that tells us how cognitively efficiently a person functions. For example, the…

On March 21, 530 students, staff, and professors met at the University at Buffalo’s North Campus for an annual event focused on global engagement. The Model United Nations takes interested students on a journey of research, conflict resolution, debating, and public speaking. The students’ willingness to practice diplomacy in preparation for future civic engagement an…

There is a satisfying simplicity to hopping in the car and getting any random brand of soap, shampoo or makeup at the grocery store while doing the weekly shopping. But, what’s inside the various containers may be detrimental to the health and well-being of consumers. Lush Cosmetics, based in Poole, England, has revolutionized the practice of keeping harmful chemicals o…

The 2017 NCAA Tournament’s run in Buffalo has ended, but during those three days and six games, there was no shortage of madness. Coming out of Buffalo and going onto the Sweet 16 is No. 4 seed West Virginia, which defeated No. 5 seed Notre Dame somewhat handily on Saturday afternoon, 83-71. "Press" Virginia lived up to its name, forcing 14 turnovers out of the Irish. …

Is any tale just as good the second time? Many Disney fans find themselves skeptical of any remake, especially a remake of a classic like "Beauty and the Beast." The studio’s recent remakes have created a lot of disappointment, but this classic, released Friday, puts audiences under its spell from the opening scene. It doesn’t feel like just any revival, either. The …

Clarence High School presents its spring musical, "Phantom of the Opera," tonight, tomorrow and Saturday. The production brings together hundreds of students and faculty members to tell the famous story of the haunted 19th century Paris Opera House, and of a young soprano held captive there by a terrifying musical genius. The musical version of "Phantom of the Opera" w…

Its officially that time of year again. The NCAA Tournament is one of sporting’s biggest spectacles, and for good reason. A 68-team bracket is pieced together one match-up at a time on "Selection Sunday," with some teams getting the nod to take part in college basketball’s marquee event, while others resumes just aren’t up to par. This year’s tournament features …

Teens often worry about what lies ahead in their lives, such as jobs and college, all the while managing to keep up with their schoolwork and other daily obligations. Having a role model or mentor during this time (in addition to parents) to support and encourage them can be extremely beneficial, and at times, essential. For many, that important figure is a teacher. A g…

Through 17 years of X-Men films, Hugh Jackman has played the fan favorite character of Logan, the Wolverine, in every one, and regardless of their individual qualities as films themselves, he has always given solid, character-driven performances that have done the comic book hero justice. Because of this legacy, it is with great enthusiasm that I say Jackman’s final fil…