Eat more plants: Local vegan hotspots

By Abby Wojcik Assistant Features Editor The month of November might signal your favorite time of the year with the holiday of Thanksgiving. Maybe you would rather head straight for the snow and Christmas carols, or maybe November is your time of year to go full mustache and beard for “no shave November.” While all these are exciting … [Read more...]

Contemporary Writers Series presents Belinda McKeon as their featured artist

By Abby Wojcik Assistant Features Editor The Contemporary Writers Series brings another impressive, award-winning novelist to Montante Cultural Center for a night of reading and discussing literature with the Canisius English department. Belinda McKeon is this season’s featured writer for the 15th Annual Hassett Reading.  Belinda … [Read more...]

Counseling Center promotes domestic violence awareness and accessible outreach programs

By Sydney Bucholtz Features Editor The National Domestic Violence Hotline released that an average of 24 people per minute are victims of physical violence, stalking, or rape by an “intimate partner in the United States.” This amounts to more than 12 million men and women over the span of one year. In an academic setting, the … [Read more...]

Volleyball players spike injustice

By Janelle Harb Editor-in-Chief A number of athletes on nationally recognized teams are taking a stand by taking a knee. This movement first began when NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, of the San Francisco 49ers at the time, decided to kneel during their final preseason game on Sept. 1, 2016. During a postgame interview, … [Read more...]

President Hurley announces tuition reduction initiative

By Nathan Ress & Janelle Harb On 3 Oct., Canisius President and former Griffin Editor John J. Hurley announced Excellence Within Reach, a tuition reduction initiative. The Excellence Within Reach initiative will lower undergraduate tuition by 23 percent, returning it to 2008 levels. Tuition for the 2017-18 school year currently … [Read more...]

USA President and VP discuss goals for the year to come

Sarah Sterzinger Griffin Reporter With a new academic year, a new era of Senate is ushered in. Seniors Amelia Greenan and Katie Parker lead the pack as President and Vice President, respectively, for the 2017-2018 year.  As with all Senate leaders of the past, these two have their own goals to lead the Undergraduate Student … [Read more...]

Former Griffin dreams big as Miss New York

By Joe Kraus Features Contributor   If there was one word to describe Gabrielle Walter, it would be “dreamer.” Not only did her dream come true when she was named Miss New York earlier this year, but Walter has also helped children discover their own dreams through her DreamUp America program.  “It’s great to see these … [Read more...]

QPR training comes to Canisius

By Rebecca Brandel News Co-Editor The Canisius College Counseling Center is sponsoring QPR training in Old Main on October 16, from 2p.m. to 3:30p.m. Upon first glance, QPR sounds similar to CPR, and while both are health training, QPR training is for a different kind of health that often goes unrecognized, but is just as … [Read more...]

Rightsizing: A necessary annoyance?

By Branwyn M. Wilkinson Assistant Opinion Editor Change sucks. This is an opinion so many people hold, it might as well be a fact. Change sucks, and that’s what’s going on here at Canisius this semester. “Rightsizing” has been a buzzword in both issues of The Griffin so far, as well as across campus. But what is it, exactly? … [Read more...]

Admissions Director describes strategies to counter enrollment “depression”

By Nathan Ress Managing Editor In its 15 September publication, The Griffin looked into the effect lower enrollment numbers are having on Canisius professors and available funds. This week, this issue will be delved into further as The Griffin identifies underlying causes of declining enrollment and what is being done about … [Read more...]


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