Trailblazer: Lena Waithe

By Kashyah Williams

Lena Waithe graces the newly released April cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Waithe is the third openly queer person and the eighth black woman to appear on the 105-year old magazine to date. She is an actor, director, screenwriter and producer. At the 69th Emmy Awards, which took place last year on September 17, Waithe became the first black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for the television show Master of None.Continue Reading

The History of the Easter Bunny and other Traditions

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By Mary Kate Wirfel

Growing up in a Catholic household, we all know the true meaning of Easter. On Good Friday, Jesus died on the cross. On the third day, that day being Easter Sunday, he rose from the dead.  There is another version of Easter, the childhood version. That’s right, we are talking about the Easter Bunny. As children, we would go to bed on Easter Eve knowing that an Easter basket would be hidden somewhere in the house and we’d wake up to find it full of goodies and chocolate. Where did this childhood folklore come from? Where did the story of the Easter Bunny begin? Where did other Easter traditions come from? How was Easter celebrated in years past?Continue Reading

Glitter Beards for a Good Cause

By Mary Kate Wirfel

On March 20, Hilbert Student Veterans held a fundraiser where several Hilbert students had their beards glittered for Breast Cancer Awareness.  For as little as $5, participants could have their beards glittered or, if they did not sport a beard, make their own beard with glitter and foam paper.Continue Reading

2018 Buffalo Auto Show Showcases Industry’s Newest Models

Story and photos by Ryan Zunner

The 2018 Buffalo Auto Show was a roaring success during its four-day run at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The show was hosted by the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA), and showcased over 300 brand new vehicles from local dealers a part of the NFADA.Continue Reading

Hamburg Home Town Events: Plantasia

By Kevin M. Kendziora-Krell

Plantasia is Western New York’s premier garden and landscape show known as “The Official Sponsor of Spring.” This year’s theme is Cityscapes into the Night and will take place at the Hamburg Fairgrounds from March 22–25, with a preview day on March 21, 2018. The show is open March 21 5:30 – 8:00pm (Preview Day), March 22–24,  10 a.m. – 9 p.m., and March 25 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Continue Reading

Oscars Recap

by Kashyah Williams

Hollywood’s biggest night, the 90th Academy Awards, aired live from the Dolby Theater on March 4 on ABC. The 8.5-pound golden statuettes are presented from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The big night, which honored the highest achievements in film, was hosted by talk show host Jimmy Kimmel for the second year in a row.Continue Reading