College moves forward with START-UP NY

By Kevin Daley News Editor   Just over 4,000 square feet of space at Demerly Hall, an off-campus academic building at Main St. and Leroy Ave., will be leased to a Buffalo-based manufacturer in conjunction with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program. The Buffalo-based startup manufacturer will take over all the space designated as tax-free…

Bar on campus: a privilege not a right

By Jesse PR Prieto Assistant Opinion Editor   As the Griffin reported previously in late October, Canisius is soon to be blessed with a bar. For the past two months, student leaders have worked alongside administration to resurrect the on-campus pub that had died with the conversion of Upper Deck into Iggy’s. Assuming that all…

Canisius grad interested in bringing Lloyd truck to campus

By Jourdon LaBarber Editor-in-Chief   Mutual interest in bringing a Lloyd Taco Truck to the Canisius campus exists between the Western New York food service and the Undergraduate Student Association, according to members from both parties. Peter Cimino, ’03, graduated from Canisius with a degree in mathematics prior to starting the successful street food service;…

Trangendered actress coming to speak at Canisius

By Jourdon LaBarber Editor-in-Chief   Transgendered actress and star of Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” Laverne Cox will speak on the Canisius campus at the Montante Cultural Center on Thursday, Jan. 15 as a part of the college’s Welcome Back Week. Cox will speak on transgender issues, acceptance, and her own personal struggle. The…

Club Lib

By Stephanie Malangone Lifestyle Editor   It’s that time of year again. Withdrawal forms, tears, and the fight for free Tim Hortons at closing time. That’s right, it’s finals week Canisius, and the library is officially open 24/7.   Tensions are high at this time of year. On the quiet floor, it’s almost impossible to…

Healthy Turkey Chili

By Kaila Proulx Healthy Helper   Mom’s chicken pot pie, Grandma’s sauce and meatballs, Dad’s steak and potatoes. Some foods are the epitome of classic comfort dishes. During wintertime, chili is definitely one of them. Filled with hearty meat, fibrous beans, all sorts of veggies, and some other fun additions, it’s a fabulous, one pot…

Winter Wonderland in Palisano

By Alexis Book Lifestyle Contributor   On Dec. 3, in the midst of student misery and long hours in the library, Student Programming Board sent us a few hours of salvation with Christmas in the Quad. Palisano was dressed up like the Canisius version of Whoville, complete with giant candy cane colored tents, light-up reindeer…

What I want for Christmas from Canisius

By Stephanie Malangone Lifestyle Editor Dear Santa Claus, We at the Griffin know you’re busy with the kids and all, but if you find yourself with some free time this Christmas, we’d love for you to help out good ole Canisius. Here’s what we’d like you to bring to our small and helpless school ……

Social diary: The craft-brewing adventure

By Robert Creenan Craft Brewing Expert   For the record, I am 21-years-and-around-seven-months-old at this point, so I feel that I am qualified to talk about this subject more than say a frequent purveyor of house parties whose only beer experience is cans of Coors Light and Labatt Blue. If you couldn’t tell by the…

Notes from Underground

The Underground has recently made a discovery that has it lauding the architect of the library on even more than it previous did. The steps in the semi-circular staircases leading to the different floors follow the Fibonacci sequence as you ascend them at 5, 8 and 13.   Did you know the Undergraduate Student Association…

Gay blood? Fine by US

By Emmalene Carberry Opinion Contributor   For 31 years a ban has been in place for blood donations coming from gay and bisexual men. The donation ban first came to be during the rise of AIDS in the United States, but continues today, during a time when the risk of AIDS is much lower and…

A captain’s sobering musings

By Sam Hansen Opinion Editor   It is that time of year again. This time, however, there is no more next time. The Senior Happy Hour is finally meant for me and my fellow classmates. It is an exciting and ironically sobering time. “I have to grow up soon.” An odd thought to be ruminating…