As Katherine Johnson scribbled complex mathematical equations across a chalkboard in the Space Task Group of NASA, more than 200 girls from around the City of Buffalo watched intently, seeing themselves in the mathematician and feeling inspired by her brilliance. Last Saturday, Western New York STEM Hub, Girl Scouts of Western New York and AT&T teamed up to host a fre…

By Emily Bingham NeXt Correspondent "How do I know I’m in love?" It’s the question that nags at young adults. At holidays, family parties, or anytime they can, relatives will ask, "How’s your love life?" How do we even know what love is? Love isn’t only on the brains of adults, love has been in the minds of us all from our birth. "Even babies love," said Dr. C…

Netflix released its new retelling of Lemony Snicket’s "A Series of Unfortunate Events" in early January, more than a decade after the publication of the original book series and the 2004 film adaptation starring Jim Carrey. The trailer surprised many fans, as the series hadn’t been touched in years and was being dusted off with the star power of Neil Patrick Harris a…

Martin Scorsese has always favored religion-based stories. Scorsese’s filmography includes several religious-themed movies, from 1988’s "Last Temptation of Christ," known for its notoriously humane depiction or Jesus, and 1997’s Dali Lama picture, "Kundun." Scorsese’s passion project, "Silence," is one of his most ambitious films yet. Maybe it’s a test of his v…

Everywhere I looked there were people. The sheer magnitude of it was staggering. It was more people than I ever have, and likely ever will see, in my life; all like-minded, passionate individuals, willing to stand in solidarity for hours to make sure their voices did not go unheard. Our alarm went off at 6 a.m., but it did not feel like an ordinary day. The day before, In…

One day before their first show in November, the members of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Swing Choir rushed to get their set together. Emotions ran high as they stumbled over lyrics, stepped on each other’s feet, and rushed through songs. As the six-hour day raged on, the toll it was taking on each of the kids was becoming more visible. Their dances were a little…

Everyone knows that Buffalo pays a price when it comes to winter. No one likes having to shovel all of that snow and sometimes the driving makes you dread leaving the house. But the region has learned to take winters and turn them into an attraction. Here are some great activities for all ages so you can make the best of the harsh winter days ahead of us: Canalside, i…

It’s that time of the year again – when your heart is pounding, your head is spinning, and your stress levels are skyrocketing. All you want to do is just get some rest, but there’s a million tests waiting for you at school. No, I’m not talking about finals week ... Rather, it is midterms week. With so many schools’ midterm schedules already underway, here are…

On a foggy and chilly Saturday morning last week, children from across Western New York gathered at Mount St. Mary Academy for the 25th annual Future City Competition. Even though the parking lot was filled with cars of every shape and size, there was a calm serenity in the air. Inside, the calm was cut short, as middle-schoolers in business suits darted into the gymnasiu…

"The Founder" tells the true story of how McDonald’s grew from a local restaurant known for its quick service and (ironically) quality control into the unmatched and unrivaled largest restaurant chain, which currently serves one percent of the world’s population every day. It all starts with a man named Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton) an ice cream mixer salesman who is havi…

Everyone knows that Buffalo pays a price when it comes to winter. No one likes having to shovel all of that snow and sometimes the driving makes you dread leaving the house. But the region has learned to take winters and turn them into an attraction. Here are some great activities for all ages so you can make the best of the harsh winter days ahead of us: Canalside, i…

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., whose life we celebrated on Monday, once said, "Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals." King is known for his fight for equality, liberty and justice for all. He, along with other influential people like Gandhi and Rosa Parks, made a …

On Dec. 20, moe than 50 volunteers from Lancaster High School made their way to the Lancaster Youth Bureau to change local families’ lives just in time for Christmas. The Lancaster Youth Bureau has been providing families things that they couldn’t otherwise afford during the Christmas season through the Day of Caring event for more than 20 years. Mark Skowron, coordi…

Artvoice.com recently published an article asking many influential people from Buffalo what they hope to see in the new year. One of those interviewed was Carl Paladino. Paladino is a member of the Buffalo School Board of Education from the Park District. He has been in the center of many news articles regarding his xenophobic and crude comments made about people of col…

"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" takes place in the days before 1977’s "Star Wars: A New Hope," and tells the story of Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), the daughter of Galen Erso (Mads Mikkelsen), an Imperial engineer working on an experimental new project known as the Death Star. Jyn hasn’t seen her father since the Galactic Empire called him back to work on the Death Star…