Letter to the editor: In response to Nathan Baumgartner

By Rev. Patrick J. Lynch and Mark Meyer, Ph,D. S.J.  Director of the Core Curriculum and Assoc. Director of the Core Curriculum      In response to Nathan Baumgartner's opinion in the Griffin of 9 February 2018 regarding the Canisius Core Curriculum ("Good intention, bad outcomes"), we would like to offer some information to students … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor: More than blue and gold: Why C-Block should lead the charge

by Joe Rutigliano Canisius Alumnus For those of you who do not know me, my name is Joe Rutigliano. I graduated from our beloved Canisius this past May. Although it may not be of any consequence to some of you, I was the President of C-Block for the last two years. Over the two years I was at the helm of Canisius’ most spirited … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Stop making mistakes

by Andrew Sasala As I write this today (Tuesday) I am aware that USA is to vote on making permanent the amendment to their bylaws disallowing USA Executive Board members from sitting on the E-Board of another student organization. I cannot see why this is a bad thing. I write this in part because I take issue with last week’s … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Response to “My ideal USA candidate”

by Thomas Radder I find Mr. Baumgartner’s portrayal of the undergraduate student government elections in last week’s edition of The Griffin both feebleminded and insulting. It is unfortunate that Mr. Baumgartner became overwhelmed with “anger and pity” after walking through the tunnels underneath Main Campus and observing the … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Has America’s past time, past its time?

submitted by John Pow III Baseball. Definition: not interesting; tedious. Synonyms: dull, lifeless, monotonous, mundane, stale, uninteresting. See Also: Boring. If you have been wise enough to avoid watching any of the 2015 MLB season, I commend you from not subjecting yourself to this most boring form of torture. The onset of … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: Mr. Canisius, what a drag!

submitted by Cory Holzerland Nearly two weeks have passed since the curtain closed on Mr. Canisius 2015. My Sunday evenings are no longer spent trying to perfect my twerk and make Melissa Gretzler’s job any more difficult. Instead I now find myself wandering Canisius in what I can only describe the feeling as a perpetual walk of … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor: the slow death of the independent woman?

Submitted in collaboration by Christina Estimé, ‘17; Hannah Olek, ‘17; Emma Weisenfluh, ‘17 We are thrilled that the topic of feminism has become so popular in the pages of the Griffin. Sexual inequality is a major issue and we are happy that students are willing to think and write about it in their free time. In general, though, we … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor: Left wing denial of science not the point

From William Evans Last week, Kevin Daley’s article “Thoughtful Conservatives needed on campuses across America” addressed an article in the Harvard Crimson called “Warning: Do not enroll.” Daley described this article as “urging conservatives not to enroll.” However, the authors explained that they were addressing public figures … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor: Griffs beat expectations, change the game

From Jessica Bliss In an online article, “Story of the year is missed opportunities, and Billy Baron knew it,” Editor-in-Chief Nick Veronica criticizes the shortcomings of this year’s basketball team. Having come from a very athletic past, I completely understand what it feels like to get something taken away from you so … [Read more...]

Canisius reflects on Tom Joyce’s powerful legacy

Editor's note: A list of responses to Tom's passing from our Facebook page were included in the March 9, 2013 issue, along with a cartoon from Adam Zyglis, who went on to become an award-winning cartoonist after his time working on The Griffin under Tom. Adam Zyglis: Goodbye to the great Tom C. Joyce, one of the rarest individuals … [Read more...]

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