Administration responds to adjunct concerns

By Justin Smith Assistant News Editor Adjuncts have made their voice heard ever since first speaking to The Griffin in the March 4 issue, but administration has kept quiet, at least publicly, in that time. After adjuncts went to the Undergraduate Student Association Senate on April 5, The Griffin decided to reach out to … [Read more...]

Hochul talks sexual assault at Canisius

By Robert Creenan Griffin Reporter On Thursday, March 3, Kathy Hochul, the current Lieutenant Governor of New York, came to Canisius College to discuss sexual assault; a stop on a college campus tour across New York State to promote legislation titled “Enough is Enough” targeting the prevalent issue. Dr. Kathleen Dierenfield … [Read more...]

From a roar to a dribble: Niagara Falls to get ‘dewatered’

By Sarah Sterzinger Griffin Reporter New York State has made the decision to do the seemingly impossible: turn off Niagara Falls. The decision to “dewater” the mighty Falls was discussed by the New York State’s Park and Transportation Agencies back in Oct. 2015.  They decided it was necessary to shut the water off in order to fix … [Read more...]

Canisius News Briefs: Marketing and Science Hall

By CJ Gates Editor-in-Chief When can we do Science at the Hall? The fundraising efforts for Science Hall are continuing on with the end goal of $35 million still looming overhead. While Vice President of Institutional Advancement Bill Collins would not specify how much money has been raised thus far, he did say that the College … [Read more...]

Blood Ties: Homophobic Hypocrisy

by Elizabeth Sawka Assistant Opinion Editor Even after gay marriage was legalized in the United States, discriminatory policies were still in place, reflecting the institutionalization of homophobia. According to the American Red Cross Donation website, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed the guidelines for … [Read more...]

Editorial: Canisius College: 1870 – ?

Welcome, welcome, to another year! We here in The Griffin’s Nest can’t let you escape our first issue without saying that we haven’t seen you since last year! On the off chance that your New Year’s resolution was to read this ye olde paper, then it’s less of a pun, so please take it sincerely. On the likelihood that you read us last … [Read more...]

“Blockheads” raid the grandstands: Canisius beats Niagara

By Jesse Prieto News Editor The rivalry between Canisius College and Niagara University has long been an entrenched part of life on this campus. With this year’s basketball season well underway, the first of two conference games against the Purple Eagles ended with a well earned 70-61 victory. After the game, Head Coach Jim Baron … [Read more...]

How to spend $278,928: Senate weighs options for contingency fund

By Robert Creenan Griffin Reporter Last semester, there was a noticeable uproar in the student body concerning the funding and installation of a new Griffin statue. Most of the uproar was not on the statue itself, but from the funding aspect. The contingency fund itself exists to keep the leftover senate funds together from … [Read more...]

Holiday service encouraged at St. Luke’s Mission

By Nathan Ress Assistant Features Editor As the Christmas season approaches, many Canisius students look forward to a well-deserved break from their academic pursuits. While not exactly a white Christmas, students can still look forward to a great deal of festivities in their homes, or with family and friends. Many will be … [Read more...]

Senate finds progress amid struggles with administration

By Justin Smith Assistant News Editor As this semester comes to a close, the Senate of Fall 2015 may very well be most remembered for approving the much debated griffin statue.  This, however, was far from Senate’s only accomplishment and, in the long run, almost certainly not their most important.  Progress from Senate is often … [Read more...]


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