Editorial: Canisius is not a name-brand school, and that’s okay

This week a scandal broke, a scandal involving colleges. Not colleges like Canisius, though. Colleges like Stanford, U.C.L.A., and other “name-brand” schools. These schools have some of the most competitive admissions processes in the nation, and this past week it was exposed that thirty three parents essentially bought their … [Read more...]

Anti-vaxxers; unvaccinated and dangerous

Editorial The Anti-vaccination movement in America has captured the attention of the world by reintroducing harmful bacteria, like the rubeola virus known for causing Measles, back into the United States. Formerly eliminated diseases like Measles, declared as eradicated in 2000, have re-entered the population due to groups of … [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...]

Editorial: It’s Time To Change The Narration

This past weekend, turmoil erupted after political events that took place in Washington D.C. At this point, many Canisius students have seen the disturbing video that has recently surfaced on social media sites like Twitter. The video shows high school boys wearing MAGA hats appearing to taunt Native American elder and Vietnam … [Read more...]

Editorial: A Lesson From The Past: Everyone Deserves The Right To Their Health

Editorial Staff This past week, the United States of America mourned the loss of one of our former presidents. On Saturday, Dec. 1, George H.W. Bush, who served as president from 1989 to 1993 sadly passed away. As with the passing of every president, his death dredged up all sorts of feelings about the quality of his presidency. … [Read more...]

Editorial: It’s Time To Do More Than Stand in Solidarity

Editorial Staff As we were all returning from our Thanksgiving Break on Monday, students and staff alike were welcomed back with yet another mass email from President Hurley entitled, simply, “Standing in Solidarity.” This email was, of course, regarding one of our student athletes, Emily Scheck, and the GoFundMe page started on her … [Read more...]

Editorial: Yes, Your Vote Mattered

Editorial Staff We at The Griffin would like to commend you all on a job well done. As you all know, the midterm elections occurred this past Tuesday. Not quite as glamorous as when we all get to go out and elect the president, the person everyone thinks of as the leader of our nation, but important nonetheless. Actually, scratch … [Read more...]

Editorial: Global Warming Is No Longer A Problem For Future Generations. Its A Problem For Us.

Editorial Staff Last week, on the eighth of October, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a Special Report on the impacts of Global Warming. According to the report, the Earth can only warm by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels before we, and the rest of our planet’s inhabitants, begin to … [Read more...]

Editorial: The Smoke-Free Resolution: A Multi-Faceted Issue

Editorial Staff This past week, the Senate was to take a vote on the recent Smoke-Free Resolution, an initiative to make Canisius a smoke-free college campus. However, after nearly half an hour of deliberation, they chose to table the issue. In the opinion of The Griffin, this decision was for good reason. On the surface, the … [Read more...]

Editorial: An Argument For Outside Hires

Editorial Staff This time last week, as we were all waking up and picking up (and hopefully browsing through) The Griffin, President Hurley was sending out an email to announce the Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and the Interim Director of the Griff Center. On Oct. 3, Dr. Anne-Marie Dobies will take over the position of … [Read more...]


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