Being single might be the best thing for you

By Branwyn Wilkinson Opinion Editor Romantic relationships are the best, aren’t they? A significant other will buy you french fries and, of course, provide emotional support whenever necessary. Plus you get to kiss their face, which is always a plus. We just had a whole holiday celebrating romantic relationships, which is great … [Read more...]

It’s time to prioritize racial reconciliation

Ralph Northam, the governor of Virginia, announced this week that he would focus on racial reconciliation for the rest of his term. Good for him! A racist yearbook photo showing him wearing blackface emerged, so now is clearly the most appropriate time for him to prioritize racial reconciliation. The above statements are meant … [Read more...]

Sorry, Cows

By Justin Begley Opinion Contributor Last Thursday, freshman congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), unveiled her highly anticipated Green New Deal. The climate sustainability advocate has been pressing for legislation addressing the issue since she entered office in January. During an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates … [Read more...]

Misrepresentation: Tokenism vs. Diversity

By Khalil Gordon Opinion Contributor Think back to any late 2000’s shows on Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel- think primarily on the characters they usually feature - a white male lead, a supporting white female, and a final black male friend. This formula can get switched up depending on the demographic - sometimes the … [Read more...]

To love or not to love?

By Francesca McKernon Assistant Opinion Editor Valentine’s Day, by its very nature, has always evoked strong feelings from people all over the world. There seems to be three camps of people; those that genuinely love the holiday, those that like it, and those that would eradicate the holiday’s existence if they could. Why … [Read more...]

Wandering silently in a screaming crowd

Justin Begley Opinion Contributor Possibly the most fitting word to describe the past few years is “polarizing.” This of course is in reference to our nation’s current political climate, so this is obviously justified. Throughout the Obama Administration, the nation grew increasingly divided on the basis of political … [Read more...]

Give me my passport, or give me death!

Bailey McOwen Opinion Contributor Over our winter break, I turned 19, and while that means absolutely nothing in my home state of Texas, I know that in Buffalo I can do a lot with that age. Well, not a whole lot, but I can drink in Canada, and that’s all that really matters to me. I decided to ask for my passport for my big … [Read more...]

Think a little before deciding your stance

Robin Burns Opinion Contributor Nobody wants to talk abortion laws, but that definitely does not stop people from having opinions of them based only on headlines. There is a giant rift in laws from state to state on this; from the so-called “Heartbeat Bill” that Ohio will most likely sign later this year, to the New York … [Read more...]

The Griffin Goes Back

Francesca McKernon Assistant Opinion Editor The Griffin newspaper has an extensive history, dating back to September 29th, 1933; the day of its first publication. The staff at the time described its newspaper as a “fortnightly news publication” which would be entitled “The Griffin… a rapacious creature with four legs, wings and … [Read more...]

Editorial: Words of welcome to our new Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion

We at The Griffin would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Fatima Rodriguez Johnson. Johnson, an alumna of the college, will begin work right after President’s Day on Tuesday, Feb. 19. She will be the first to fill the position of Associate Dean for Diversity and … [Read more...]


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