Editorial: International Women’s Day highlights powerful women in a tumultuous time

By The Editorial Board Thursday was International Women’s Day, one of the very fews days during the year that women get even a fraction of the love that they deserve. Social media was flooded with posts by mostly women telling other women how much they love and respect them. Even a few men chimed in and posted pictures of their moms … [Read more...]

The Pillars: Commuter Student Association

From The Griffin’s Nest A Staff Report Series They make up 54% of our school, and yet the majority feels like the minority. Although not present at all hours of the day and night, the commuter population makes up the primary lifeblood the college. The club that is tasked with managing over half of the undergraduates is the … [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...]

Editorial 11/17: Sexual assault is about power: Louis C.K. agrees as he admits to sexual misconduct allocations

By the Editorial Board Finally, after so many men accused of sexual assault and misconduct, one man owns up to his mistakes right away. A week ago on Friday on Nov. 9, Louis C.K. released a statement confirming the allegations against him. These reports, released on just a day before his statement, outlined multiple stories from five … [Read more...]

Editorial 11/10: To: Student leaders, From: The Griffin

By the Editorial Board Dear Student Leaders— Do you ever feel frustrated? Do you ever feel like every force in the universe is smiling as it works against you? Do you ever feel so tired that you’re willing to close your eyes in the Tim’s line to get even 45 seconds of sleep before your fourth cup of coffee? We’ve been … [Read more...]

Editorial 11/3: How to love yourself when you have seven cents in your bank account

By the Editorial Board Remembering to love yourself is hard, even under the perfect circumstances. Sometimes you wake up in the morning and think to yourself, “I had a great night’s sleep. Why do I feel like I want to be run over by a Canisius van?” Perhaps you want to be squashed by the shuttle because you truly don’t want to take … [Read more...]

Editorial 10/27: Not religious freedom, but the freedom to hate women

By the Editorial Board The health and safety of women everywhere is under attack, but no one is particularly surprised by that. Women have been attacked for various reasons since Eve was blamed by God for eating that apple and Adam probably thought to himself, “Wow, women should not be allowed to make decisions independently.” That’s … [Read more...]

Editorial 10/20: Love won, but the fight isn’t over: Why National Coming Out Week was so critical

By the Editorial Board Last week was National Coming Out Week here at Canisius, and Unity worked hard to put on events all week that aimed to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community as well as provide education. The events were extremely successful and well-received. Despite this, some students were confused about the purpose of the week. … [Read more...]

Editorial 9/29: “Either you have a seat at the table or you’re on the menu”: Co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington talk about trust and justice

By the Editorial Board This past Tuesday, Canisius welcomed two of the co-chairs of the Women’s March on Washington, and the co-presidents of the newly formed Women’s March 501(c)(4) nonprofit social and political advocacy organization. Dr. Erin Robinson of Canisius’ Sociology and Environmental Studies department introduced Tamika … [Read more...]

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