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…

I was rejected from Northwestern University. On Dec. 14, I came home from school and awaited the outcome of my Early Decision application to Northwestern. Yes, as an ED applicant, I was fully prepared to withdraw all of my other applications to amazing schools like SUNY Binghamton, University of Pittsburgh and Fordham University, and move 12 hours away from my family t…

By Bryan Renzoni NeXt Correspondent Buffalo may have the best summer weather in the country, but we are also notorious for rough winters. However, this weather comes with a plethora of opportunities, especially at Canalside. From skating, to drinking hot cocoa, to meeting with Santa, Canalside hosts a large variety of events that are fun for the whole family. "Canalsi…

As the doors open to one of your favorite department stores, you make a dash over toward the handbags. There it is! A diamond in the rough, your sister’s dream purse. The elegant black handbag is decorated in intricate gold studs, and not to mention, it’s half off. Your boots click on the hard tile floor as you run toward it. A maze of people overruns the store. How a…

John Cleese heard about Buffalo wings in New Orleans, of all places. "I didn’t know there were buffaloes that had wings!" Cleese recalled Friday in his dressing room while meeting University at Buffalo President Dr. Satish Tripathi. Cleese, at UB as part of the university’s Distinguished Speaker Series, pulled out all the stops. In a wide-ranging 90-minute speech, he…

Warm-hearted teenagers often work with high school organizations to raise money for foundations that provide support for the medical field. Money raised by these hardworking teens and schools may go to research, prevention and treatment for a disease. Whether now or in the future, someone you love may develop a life-altering disease or illness, but if diseases receive …

Fans chew up the dueling image of the English rock band The 1975. Listen casually and you’ll hear bubble-gum pop. Take a closer listen and you’ll hear the band try to pop that bubble. That’s why The 1975’s music is idealized in the minds of teenagers. It’s common for young adults to embrace lyrics in music or lines in film. They see themselves in the story; it…

As ninth-graders at Williamsville North High School filed into their algebra classrooms on the first day of school, they took their seats and got settled. But as these students looked around their math class, they noticed something that usually only exists in private schools: their algebra classes had been segregated by gender. Gary Collichio, the principal at Williamsv…

With its latest album, "Hardwired … To Self-Destruct," Metallica returns to its original style, reclaiming the throne as the kings of thrash metal. In the time since its last album, "Death Magnetic," the band also released a feature-length film, "Through the Never," which was a mix of live concert footage and a dark, fictionalized story revolving around the band’s p…

Teenagers are growing up in a much different world than their parents did back in the 1970s and ’80s. A prominent aspect of this generation gap is the widespread usage of modern-day technology. The internet, social media, and cellphones each play a significant role in a teenager’s life on a daily basis. Though it is convenient, relying on technology for numerous day…

It’s 9 p.m. on a Tuesday and you’ve just gotten home from practice. You have two hours of homework plus a paper to finish, which will take another hour, and you haven’t eaten dinner yet. Your parents have been asking you to clean your room all week and your coach just gave you a new drill to work on. You glance at the clock and try to work out when all of this is …

In August, the U.S. Olympic Team dominated the international sports scene once again, this time at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Even with all of the controversy and disorganization going into the Games, these superstars returned home with a total of 121 medals – 46 of them gold. In addition, they brought back for all sports enthusiasts a renewed energy…

A new season. A new team. A new hope. And a new name for the home of the Buffalo Bills – New Era Field. Since 1973, when Rich Stadium was built, the Bills have called Orchard Park their home. Over the years, there have been multiple renovations and changes to the stadium. On Sundays, the celebrations (and groans) can be heard for miles. And this season, New Era Cap …