Is it “Great to be a Griff”?

By Emily Gunther Opinion Contributor When I started attending Canisius in the Fall of 2015, I put my faith and confidence in the administration that runs the school. I am learning now that that was a critical mistake on my part. We all hear the student’s say sly remarks like “Canisius is trash,” but I never really understood the … [Read more...]

Grief in the age of Facebook

By Emily Smith Opinion Editor I recently lost someone very close to me. Jill Lackett-Skivington was my very first vocal coach, and later, a friend, running partner, teacher, and director. After she died a little over a week ago, I realized I had not talked to her since August, but I still somehow felt that she was gone. I could feel … [Read more...]

Why Americans don’t know how to have a civil conversation about controversial topics

By Francesca Gugino Opinion Contributor Most of us were told at a young age that “You should not talk about politics or religion because it will bring about arguments and can hurt relationships with others,” or that “it's not polite to ask about someone’s beliefs.” As children we took this advice from our parents or guardians at face … [Read more...]

Give nice guys a chance

By Branwyn Wilkinson Assistant Opinion Editor This semester I got to know a very nice, very sweet guy who I ultimately decided not to pursue a relationship with. After a few months of talking I decided, for a number of reasons, not to continue dating him. Because that happens sometimes. Sometimes two people just don’t click, and … [Read more...]

Editorial 12/8: Taking control of the new year: Using action to find stability in a chaotic world

By the Editorial Board Holy mackerel, what a year it has been. For America and the rest of the world, the winds of change have been blowing from every corner, bringing new media, political agendas, common values, styles of communication, and median temperatures. While some of these changes have definitely been positive ones (see: … [Read more...]

Editorial 12/1: How straight white men can save us from straight white men

By the Editorial Board “It’s a tough time to be a straight white man.” This is something heard said by a few young men at Canisius College and throughout Buffalo lately. It may also be something that you just scoffed at - and you would have a good reason to do so. You may have said to yourself, “It’s about time.” However, upon … [Read more...]

We are the meme machines

By Francesca McKernon Opinion Contributor Memes. They’re everywhere. Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook, the interwebs. Whatever platform you use to access them, there is no denying their impressive presence. But the older generation doesn’t always see it that way. Adults have reflected on memes’ presence through their … [Read more...]

Is the media brainwashing us?

By Branwyn Wilkinson Assistant Opinion Editor Probably not, but I’m sure we’ve all heard that one before. Ever since the invention of the television, the “older generation” has been blaming the media for society’s ills. If you’re sad it’s social media’s fault. If you’re violent it’s because of those video games you play. And if you … [Read more...]

Learning how to miss people

By Francesca Gugino Opinion Contributor Transferring is really hard. But not because of problems with credits, or building relationships with professors, or sitting alone in the library between classes. Branching out isn’t the problem, or at least not my problem. And neither is adjusting to a different type of academic rigor because … [Read more...]

Australia, you’re doing amazing, sweetie

By Nathan Baumgartner Opinion Contributor The recognition of all segments of the LGBT+ community through their rights to get married to members of the same sex, identify as how they feel on the inside despite that identity not being reflected on the outside and adopt children the same way heterosexual couples can, has been slow. … [Read more...]

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