Upcoming Events

By Steph Wetzel and Lexi Agee Features Editors CrescenDON’Ts Concert- The Canisius a capella group will be having a concert in Marie Mayday Theater located in Lyons on Sunday, April 28. They will have one show at 2:30 p.m. and one at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the concert, that they are calling DON’Ts Fest, is $2 for students … [Read more...]

Meet the Editors: Mike Pesarchick

By Will Vega Copy Editor Mike Pesarchick is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in philosophy. Pesarchick joined The Griffin his freshman year, doing sports layout. He joined the editorial staff his sophomore year as the copy editor. Next year, he will be the editor of the news section. Pesarchick comes from a … [Read more...]

Pastry by Camille: The Full French experience in Buffalo on Hertel Avenue

By Tessa Pszonak Photography Director Pastry by Camille not only offers delicious French cuisine to their customers, they also offer the full French experience as soon as you step foot into the cafe. His first location, located at 1416 Hertel Avenue, has a spacious and bright dining area with little touches of French decor … [Read more...]

Meet the Editors: Matt Duke

By Steph Wetzel Features Editor Matt Duke Matt Duke is the communications director and the assistant multimedia director for The Griffin. Despite him being very involved on campus, Canisius was not the school he initially planned on attending. He was debating between attending Canisius and Niagara University, but was leaning … [Read more...]

Unique Vintage Shop Arises in Buffalo

By Melanie Minor Features Reporter White Dog Vintage is a vintage shop that is fairly new to the Hertel strip in the Buffalo area and opened in October of 2018. It’s ran single-handedly by Jordan Wexler. The contents of White Dog Vintage include vintage tableware, decoration, furniture, and even some vintage clothing. A … [Read more...]

Canisius Video Institute premieres second doc of 2019 Communication Studies department follows up “NewBorn” with “Love Conquers Fear”

By Adam Duke Editor in Chief Emeritus On Monday, April 8, Canisius digital media arts (DMA) seniors Ryan Gelder and Alex Kontak premiered their documentary, “Love Conquers Fear: Lessons in Boxing and Life,” for the College’s Video Institute, co-directed by Dr. Barbara Irwin of the communication studies department and … [Read more...]

Quadrangle 67 is finally here and ready to be seen

By Lexi Agee Assistant Features Editor On Wednesday, April 24, the Quadrangle 67, the newest edition,  was introduced to Canisius by Editor in Chief Patrick Crowley and Managing Editor Jordyn Smith. Quadrangle 67 was unveiled in Grupp to a full room of Canisius alumni, students, professors, parents and President … [Read more...]

Dr. Bruce Dierenfield, a professor with cancer, encourages others to be open about their hardships

By Steph Wetzel Features Editor Dr. Bruce Dierenfield is an American historian as well as a professor of history who started teaching at Canisius in 1986. In addition to teaching, he is also the director of the Honors College. Throughout his teaching career at Canisius, he has taught around 60 different courses. Most … [Read more...]

Meet the editors: Francesca McKernon

Will Vega Features Reporter Francesca McKernon is a junior triple-majoring in psychology, English and creative writing. She also enjoys reading, writing poetry and novels, alternative music and bitmojis. McKernon studied abroad in the fall semester of 2018 in Antwerp, Belgium. She spent her time in Europe visiting various countries … [Read more...]

The world’s longest, hardest horse race meets Canisius alumna, Claire Taberski

Abby Wojcik Features Editor At one point, Claire Taberski was taking ABEC classes in Science Hall and working as captain of the Canisius Riding Team. Now, she is preparing for the longest, toughest horse race in the world: the Mongol Derby. The Mongol Derby is a annual ten day, 650-mile race across the Mongolian Steppe. About 40 … [Read more...]


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