This Week in History

Will Vega Features Reporter December 13, 2000 - Seven convicts broke of out a Texan maximum-security prison. The “Texas Seven,” as they came to be known, were inmates of the John B. Connally Unit near San Antonio whose sentences ranged from 30 years to 250 years to life. Their crimes included murder, rape, robbery, and child abuse. … [Read more...]

Your ultimate winter break in WNY bucket list

Simone Riter Features Reporter Finals week is here and, for many students, seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is a next to impossible task. However, if you’re staying in Western New York over break, fear not — there’s plenty of holiday fun to look forward to. Here’s to hoping these five holiday attractions give you some hope … [Read more...]

Local reporter’s journey to Buffalo: Making human connections in a variety of ways

Abby Wojcik Features Editor Joshua Robinson is relatively new to journalism, but he has been at WGRZ for about 14 months. Before his job here in Buffalo he worked in Missoula, Montana as a reporter and fill-in anchor and before that he was a chef in Vegas. Robinson wanted to move away from food and into a more personal field that … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree lighting

Alexis Agee Features Reporter On Nov. 30, Buffalo had their eighth annual christmas tree lighting at Canalside with many different events for people of all ages. The event began at 5 p.m. and concluded at 9 p.m. When walking into the event, there were different food trucks lined up including House of Munch which supplied all of the … [Read more...]

Holiday Decorations around Campus

Steph Wetzel Assistant Features Editor RHA The Residence Hall Advisors’ room is probably the most festive club room on campus. They have their own decorated Christmas tree, Christmas lights and stockings with each of the e-board member’s names on them. RHA President Cam Lareva and Vice President Paige Phillips are primarily … [Read more...]

Entropy: The Poet Expo Recap

Alexis Agee Features Reporter On Nov. 17, the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State held “Entropy: The PoetExpo” for the very first time. The event began with a group of young literary readers from the Just Buffalo Writing Center (JBWC), which is a free after-school creative writing workshop for young writers. The young … [Read more...]

Now is your shot to see Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton

Jackson DiGiacomo Griffin Contributor “Hamilton” does what every good musical does: feature talented actors, boast an exciting score and captivate audiences with beautiful visuals. The tenets that have always governed musical theatre in one way or another are there. But something is different about the national tour of Lin-Manuel … [Read more...]

Meet the Editor: Steph Wetzel

Will Vega Features Reporter Steph Wetzel is a sophomore majoring in economics and journalism with a narrative concentration. After getting her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to get an MBA in economics and is currently thinking about going into finance and writing freelance journalism. Originally, economics was her minor and she didn’t … [Read more...]

Vintage rock & roll posters come back to life in new anthology book

Adam Duke Editor in Chief Put together for archival purposes to document and preserve the history of Buffalo’s punk scene, the book Underground Buffalo Rock Posters: The Continental and Beyond offers a look into the lost art of designing concert advertisements.         Like automobiles, the Big Mac, furniture, and various household … [Read more...]

CrescenDONT’s Upcoming Performance and Competition: The Real Life Pitch Perfect Competition

Steph Wetzel Assistant Features Editor CrescenDONT’s, the acapella group here at Canisius, has qualified for the International Championship of Collegiate Acapella (ICCAs). This is the same competition the acapella group in the movie Pitch Perfect qualified for, in which each group performs and then the top performers move onto the … [Read more...]


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