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Union College students went "fishing for compliments" on Monday, Feb. 13, as Random Acts of Kindness week kicked off.

College embraces Random Acts of Kindness Week

BY KRISTIN SCHULTZ Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — It may seem that kindness has been in short supply lately. But while spite and vitriol were readily visible elsewhere, students at Union College spent the week of Feb. 13 spreading the love…



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College investments sink

By Zachary Matson College endowments had a rough go in the fiscal year that ended in June, with nearly every college in the nation shedding endowment wealth — but Union College took a bigger hit than most. The Schenectady-based private…


Shenendehowa's Meghan Prendergast, left, and Niskayuna's Marika Contompasis contest a ball during a girls' soccer game on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 in Clifton Park. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Marika Contompasis headed to Union

SCHENECTADY — In a release from Union College, women’s soccer head coach Brian Speck announced that Niskayuna High School star Marika Contompasis will join his team for the 2016 season. During her senior season in 2015, Contompasis helped lead the…



An array of handmade dishes, which will be given as reminders to help the hungry at the Empty Bowls event on April 19. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

At Union, potters craft bowls (and a message)

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — At Union College’s small, cozy ceramics studio just off of Nott Street, pottery wheels will be spinning during March. But there’s no ceramics course this term, and many of the creators in the…


Jake Kerner of Shenendehowa Lorenzo Cotugno of Niskayuna-Schenectady Mohawks go after the puck at Messa Rink Saturday, January 24, 2015.Photo by Peter R. Barber/Gazette Photographer

Hockey: Mohawks facing pair of must-win games

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — After missing a chance to grab a statement win against Section II’s top team Jan. 24 at Union College, the Niskayuna/Schenectady Mohawks see their next games as must-win contests. “Definitely,” said Mohawks senior…


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Indoor Track: Niskayuna fields 5 winners

SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna High School girls and boys indoor track and field teams finished in second and third place, respectively, at Saturday’s league meet at Union College. The Niskayuna girls finished with 99 points to first-place Shaker’s 130; meanwhile,…


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Hockey: Mohawks lose in OT

SCHENECTADY — The Niskayuna/Schenectady Mohawks hockey team dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to Friday in the first round of its holiday tournament at Union College. North Rockland emerged with the victory and advanced to today’s championship game against Essex Junction….


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Indoor Track: Nisky teams place 2nd, 3rd

SCHENECTADY — Both Niskayuna High School indoor track and field squads had strong showings at Sunday’s league meet at Union College. Shenendehowa won both the boys and girls competitions, while the Niskayuna girls came in second place and the boys…


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Mohawks hockey enjoying Union College ice

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — Looking out toward his team’s new home ice at Union College’s Frank L. Messa Rink, Niskayuna/Schenectady Mohawks hockey head coach Sean O’Connell stated Saturday a wish for his club’s future. “This is championship…