Year in Review: A look back at the most important events in the Canisius community  from the 2017-18 academic year, covered by The Griffin

By Adam Duke Editor in Chief Following a year in which students experienced problems with Canisius’ travel agent, Travel Team, the Griffs’ hockey team won the Atlantic Hockey Conference (AHC) for the first time in program history, and the administration struggled with Gov. Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship Program, Canisius faced new … [Read more...]

USA senate elections encounter frustrating errors: Ballot mistakes and confusion could affect senate election results

By: Cameron Lareva Assistant News Editor Elections for the Undergraduate Student Association class senators began Monday, April 23 and ended Thursday, April 26. However, this year there were multiple difficulties that both senator candidates and voting general body students faced. The ballot was open for students to vote for … [Read more...]

H. Wil Johnson set to retire: Current director of public safety will retire May 19

By Cameron Lareva News Editor H. Wil Johnson, the current director of public safety at Canisius College, is retiring on May 19, 2018. Johnson has served as director of public safety for the past three years. Prior to working at Canisius College he served as a police officer for the Rochester police department for over thirty two … [Read more...]

Sustainability committee breaking ground on community garden: Sophomore senator Emily Augulario ‘20 delivers the long-time goal of a community garden

  By Michael Berg Griffin Reporter Emily Augulario ‘20 is the current chair for USA’s Sustainability Committee. Under her leadership throughout the semester, Sustainability has resumed a discontinued Divestment initiative on campus, created an efficient way to dispose of excess food, and has encouraged the general student body … [Read more...]

Canisius grads head to Cannes Film Festival: Buffalo team, Partially Submerged Elephants, wins awards at 48 Hour Film Project

By Adam Duke Copy Editor The 48 Hour Film Project is an annual competition that began in 2001, with over 30,000 short films made to date. The goal of the project is to promote filmmakers through its competition. Each team gets 48 hours to develop a short film. This includes writing, obtaining a location to film, filming, and … [Read more...]

Smardz and Owens elected: “Everyone talks about student apathy, but no one wants to do anything about it.”

Staff Report Current Undergraduate Student Association vice president for marketing and public relations, Matthew Smardz ‘19, won the USA presidential election over fellow candidate Dylan Huston ‘20. Smardz explained his top priority going into next year saying,”in the beginning I really want to focus on increasing USA’s … [Read more...]

Bao Phi spends a week at Canisius

By Steph Wetzel Features Contributor The poet and writer of Thousand Star Hotel, Bao Phi, has spent the past few days at Canisius attending a pizza party held for him this past Wednesday, speaking at Q&A session for a several English classes, and conversing with students at a dinner and reading this past Thursday. These event are … [Read more...]

Students relocated due to rodent issue in Bosch

Michael Berg & Felicia Smolen Griffin Reporter & News Editor During the winter months in Buffalo, temperatures drop to freezing and below, causing many pests to seek refuge where it’s warm. This semester however, students on the fourth floor of Bosch have been dealing with rodents too often. Many students have voiced their … [Read more...]

USA hosts Thursdays in the Quad to bring students together and encourage a more positive campus atmosphere

  By Jenna Guadino Griffin Contributor On Thursday, April 12, “Thursdays in the Quad” returned for another year in a row. Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Association, this Thursday’s event offered kombucha tea from Bootleg Bucha, the largest kombucha brewery in New York, lloyd Taco Factory and games. Although rainy, … [Read more...]

Huston and Smardz take part in presidential debate, vice president candidates deliver campaign speeches as well

By Adam Duke and Janelle Harb Griffin Editors In a stark contrast to last year’s Undergraduate Student Association (USA) election, in which every position on the Executive Board was uncontested, this year is seeing all but one of the positions uncontested. This year’s only uncontested position is vice president for marketing and … [Read more...]


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