A complete review of five of the summer’s top concerts

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor Chance the Rapper – 5/31 On May 31, Chance the Rapper kicked off the concert season at Darien Lake in Darien Center, NY as part of his Spring 2017 tour. Chance brought energy throughout the night, starting by riding out on a minibike and performing “Mixtape.” He continued through the set, … [Read more...]

Editoral 9/12: Does Canisius’s rank on the Top Colleges list reflect reality?

By the Editorial Board This week, the U.S. News released their infamous and highly anticipated Best Colleges rankings, and Canisius slipped into a sturdy #22 spot for Universities in the North. While this rank is shared with Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., it offers an exciting leap from Canisius’s rank last year of #26 on … [Read more...]

What Is “It”? – A History of the Stephen King Brainchild (and your Coulrophobia)

By Dimitri Kary Features Contributor “A good idea is like a yo-yo--it may go to the end of its string, but it doesn't die there; it only sleeps.” - Stephen King. As the 2017 remake of It by Stephen King hits theaters and scores a record-breaking $123.1 million in its opening weekend, one can be left to reflect on the franchise, … [Read more...]

Miss America: A reminder that women are more than just our looks

By Branwyn Wilkinson Assistant Opinion Editor I’m not sure how many women of Canisius actually care about the Miss America Pageant. None of the women I usually talk to seem to. Then again, I don’t tend to run with a crowd of stereotypical girls. There was more reason to care this year than most, though. That’s because Miss New York … [Read more...]

Hickson awarded scholarship for third season

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor “See ya later preferred walk-on life…GOT OFFERED A SCHOLLY TODAY,” tweeted Canisius junior Donnett Hickson on Aug. 17. “Two long years of hard work paid off.” https://twitter.com/donnettrose/status/898355909671473156 Hickson began playing volleyball in eighth grade at Orchard Park Middle School. … [Read more...]

On the Wing: The kids are alright

A learning curve is usually what happens when students make the transition from high school to college. We’ve all been there before. However, the learning curve on the pitch and court for the freshmen at Canisius has appeared to be a smooth transition this fall season. Some new players have played pivotal roles for their respective … [Read more...]

Defensive play will be key heading into MAAC schedule

By Nolan Hopkins Sports Reporter The women’s soccer team finished up their non-conference schedule this past weekend with games against Robert Morris and St. Bonaventure on Sept. 8 and 10, respectively. A clean sheet for sophomore goalkeeper Alana Rossi, along with a go-ahead goal from freshman midfielder Amanda Wisbeck in the 78th … [Read more...]

Canisius hosts first volleyball invitational in four years

By Adam Duke Assistant Sports Editor Over the past weekend, Canisius College hosted its first volleyball invitational since 2013. It was the first invitational the school had held since Lenika Vazquez took over as head coach. “I had a lot of support from staff. Every single department chipped in to make that a very smooth tournament … [Read more...]

Griffs continue their winning ways

By Canio Marasco III Sports Reporter Unlike last season, goals have been easy to come by for this year’s Canisius men’s soccer team, as they’ve extended their winning streak to four games.    The Griffs’ fourth game of the season came against local rival St. Bonaventure. They entered the matchup on a two-game winning streak, with … [Read more...]

Griffs add player, game for upcoming season

Griffin Staff Report The men’s basketball program announced on Tuesday that they had added Marcale Lotts to the 2017-18 roster. In addition, the team also added a non-league game to their schedule for Dec. 19. Lotts, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward played his first two seasons of collegiate basketball at Jacksonville College in Texas. … [Read more...]

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