NeXt - The Buffalo News

Share this article

NeXt

print logo
NeXt

The dreaded year is here. Sure, you’re an upperclassman now, but with great power comes great responsibility (or so the saying goes). Junior year is almost certainly the most important year of high school, and the one colleges tend to look to most come application time. Whether it’s SATs, APs, or ACTs, junior year might seem like a year chock-full of high-stress tests…

The beginning of the school year can be nerve-wracking for most students, especially those enrolled in challenging courses. As homework begins to pile up and other time-consuming activities and obligations commence, the school year may already be becoming stressful. In order to feel rejuvenated and ready for what the day holds, a good night’s sleep is incredibly import…

NeXt

"You might have heard my story. That I come from Pakistan, and at age 11, terrorism started in Swat Valley, and I started speaking out for my rights at that time, because girl’s education was banned, and to me that was not just banning school, not just me not going to that one building. It was stopping me from achieving my dreams and going forward in life." Malala Yousa…

On Sept. 22, Williamsville East High School’s revamped athletic fields officially opened. Within this multimillion dollar complex is something noteworthy for the school: a modern concession stand. What’s even more remarkable is that it’s being run by the students themselves. One club at Williamsville East stepped up to the challenge of running the concession stand o…

NeXt

iI've never liked the term "trendy." Labeling a restaurant "trendy" always seems, to me at least, to imply that the spot is trying to be exclusively for millennials, knowing that its popularity will fade as the trend of whatever it serves does. A trend becomes a fad, so why be a trend? Wholly Crepe is not trying to appeal to the majority by following a meaningless trend; …

Are you a high school student with a knack for writing or photography? Do you have what it takes to be a journalist? If you answered yes to either question, then joining the NeXt crew would be a great opportunity for you. HOW TO APPLY: 1. Write a letter explaining your interest in journalism and why you would like to write for NeXt. Tell us what you like or don’t like…

It’s been nearly a decade since Tonawanda’s own Joe Mesi stepped into the ring for his last professional fight against Shannon Miller in 2007, a bout "Baby" Joe won with a round one TKO. However, despite his disappearance from the limelight, Mesi is still in Buffalo, and still representing, working in, and boasting about the city he loves. Mesi grew up in Tonawanda …

NeXt

For Western New York’s own millennials, alternative music junkies, and fangirls and boys of all types, the exclamation "the British are coming!" has made a comeback this past May. British, of course, referring to the English electropop band: The 1975. And what’s better than a night of The 1975? Two nights. That’s right, the band took the LED-illuminated stage at a …

NeXt

"Wonder Woman," the fourth film in the recent D.C. cinematic universe, tries its best to make up for Zach Snyder’s disappointing "Man of Steel" and "Batman vs. Superman." With many fans hoping for a good film in the franchise, and with the immense popularity of its title character, can "Wonder Woman" defy the conventions of its forebears and save the D.C. cinematic univ…

NeXt

The world is a pretty big place. It sustains more than 7.5 billion people in about 200 countries. However, just like people, every country is different. Three European teenagers had the opportunity to experience this idea firsthand. Loïc Labanere and Iñigo Aranjuelo, both 17, and Juliette Petit, 18, spent the past year in Buffalo as foreign exchange students in multiple…

NeXt

SUNY Buffalo State hosted the first ever Western New York Youth Climate Action Summit on Saturday. With more than 24 schools and 90 students in attendance, the summit addressed urgent issues concerning climate change and the greenhouse effect. To many, the greenhouse effect is still an unfamiliar concept. A session during the summit focused on the basics of global warm…

NeXt

On a gray and cloudy Wednesday morning, the music department at one local high school is glowing with excitement. A whiteboard in the chorus room of Clarence High School reads: "Welcome Jim Papoulis!" Students cleaned every nook and cranny of the room and prepared for the arrival of a composer who would work as a clinician with the choirs to prepare them for a concert the…

As this school year comes to a close, there is plenty of excitement for the upcoming summer, as well as reflection on the many months behind us. Graduating seniors especially find this to be a bittersweet time, when it is time to move on, and yet hold on to the memories we’ve created. As a soon-to-be 2017 grad, set to head to Brooklyn College in the fall to major in j…

NeXt

The "Alien" film franchise has always been synonymous with atmospheric tension, and suspense surrounding one of the most creative, inventive and terrifying creature designs ever: the late H.R. Giger’s xenomorph. Although every movie in the series is technically a different genre, the one that made the biggest departure was 2012’s "Prometheus." The film served as an or…

NeXt

What makes an interesting, relatable, keep-you-on-the-edge-of-your-seat book? Those questions could be answered by author Corrie Wang (rhymes with song). The Western New York native’s recently released debut book, "The Takedown," fits that description. The young adult novel tells the story of Kyla Cheng, a popular, soon-to-be-valedictorian high school senior who is jus…