The Griffin Feb. 3, 2023

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Campus Ministry Set To Tackle Mass Incarceration

During spring break, Campus Ministry will be traveling to Chicago as part of its service learning immersion program. The trip will take place from April 10 to April 15. Priority applications are now open and are set to close on Feb. 21.

In Chicago, students will have the opportunity to witness firsthand the experiences of those who have been affected by mass incarceration. As they progress through the trip, students will have chances to challenge stereotypes and break down those barriers through different group activities and conversations.

“The goal for these experiences is to create an experiential learning space to build community, work with partner agencies from the community, reflect on injustices and their root causes and create action plans to address those injustices,” said Spencer Liechty, director of Campus Ministry.

The agenda for the trip includes reflections on underlying causes of injustice within the criminal justice system and encouraging students to consider their own personal contributions. Students will visit some of the partner agencies and take part in educational sessions designed to educate about various ways they can extend the work and mission of those agencies. There will also be communal meals and a chance to really get to know each other and the people they are collaborating with.

“The experience can sometimes give a student clarity on their major or career direction, or perhaps inspire them to volunteer or serve in their local community when they get back,” said Liechty.

The trips are sponsored and planned by Campus Ministry. There is a participation fee for the immersion trips in order to ensure they remain financially sustainable, but there is an effort to make these fees reasonable for students. The office also provides potential scholarships or fundraising to make it possible for all who are interested to engage with the program.

After the application process is complete, the groups will be chosen and will meet beforehand to establish connections and prepare for the trip. All students are welcome to participate, and people from diverse backgrounds and experiences are encouraged to apply. Liechty touched on how the program works towards the development of the whole person while allowing students to explore themselves and the world surrounding them from new perspectives.

“[Participants] get a chance to live simply, strive toward solidarity, explore root causes of injustice and explore where they see themselves fitting into it all,” he said.

The immersion trips reflect Canisius’s Jesuit values, as they represent the idea of finding good in all people alongside the injustices they experience. In a broader sense, the immersion trips emphasize the value of striving to be for and with others.

Science Hall Meeting Outlines New Plan for Expressway Student Center Graffitied in Winter Break Bias Incident

The Canisius community received an email on Thursday morning about a bias incident that was reported on campus over the winter break. The Bias Resource and Response Team (BRRT), which people can send anonymous reports to, received information about graffiti that was found on the Student Center, which was removed shortly afterwards.

The college has not identified the person responsible for the incident but reached out to the campus to inform faculty, staff and students of the report while also reiterating Canisius’s Jesuit values, like being people for and with others. The email ended by saying, “At Canisius, we seek to respect and care for each human being in their entirety, regardless of their identity. It is our different experiences, identities and perspectives that make this community special and creates a rich environment for learning and leadership.” The BRRT has an email that anyone on campus can reach out to (, or people can submit an anonymous tip through a link found the MyCanisius Portal or in the email sent out on Thursday.


Two weeks ago, the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council (GBNRTC) held a public meeting in Canisius’s Science Hall to discuss potential future plans for the Scajaquada Expressway.

The plan proposed at the meeting by the GBNRTC would turn the expressway into a two-lane parkway with new accommodations for pedestrians and restoration of Scajaquada Creek in addition to restoring some greenery that was lost when the expressway was first built.

The current expressway, which was built in the 1960s, replaced a parkway similar to the one now being proposed and has seen lighter traffic since 2016 than at any time during the last two decades, according to a study carried out by the GBNRTC. The study also found that less than a fifth of travel on the expressway was work related and that a similar fraction of travelers stay on the expressway for its full length. Some in favor of the new parkway conclude from that study that the expressway is used primarily as a local road.

The expressway connects Canisius both to the Kensington Expressway and Interstate 190, two of the major highway routes which connect Buffalo to its surrounding towns, and is a major part of many Canisius commuters’ daily commutes. With Canisius having as large a commuter population as it has, a change to the Scajaquada would constitute a major shift in the daily routine of many students — a positive one, according to the plans of the GBNRTC.

Beyond the impact it would have on commut-

ers, a new parkway would also affect those who live on and around campus, as the parkway would provide more greenery and allow more pedestrian access to the Buffalo community surrounding the expressway. Because Canisius falls within that territory, the effects are sure to be felt in the Canisius resident community, as well.

While the plan is not yet official, it has gained traction among people who make decisions regarding Buffalo area projects. Congressman Brian Higgins (D-Buffalo) is in support of GBNRTC’s proposal. “...Many of the transportation decisions of the past took people away from our cities, cut people off from our waterfronts, devastated our parks, and divided our neighborhoods. The plan advanced by the GBNRTC, with the input of residents and stakeholders, puts into view a reimagined Scajaquada corridor that embraces opportunities for multi-modal transportation and connectivity.”

State Sen. Sean Ryan (D-Buffalo), who represents Buffalo in the New York State Senate, also spoke positively about the plan, tweeting that the parkway was “a parkway Buffalo deserves — embraced by the community. … Time to make this vision a reality.”

With this idea, as well as the talk surrounding the redesign of the Kensington Expressway, the freeway system in Buffalo, the commute into Canisius may be seeing radical changes in the future.

Contact Sydney Umstead Spencer Liechty, director of Campus Ministry, is helping plan the immersion trip to Chicago. KYRA LAURIE


use by Admissions. Admissions is temporarily working out of Science Hall, and it is important that prospective students have parking near where Admissions is located.

Public Safety will now allow residents to park in the Loring lot next to Bosch Hall; to the extent that the Loring lot has space available, commuter students can park there during the day. Resident students were previously able to park in the ramp, and opening the Loring lot to residents provided some parking close to the residence halls on the main campus. However, since the beginning of the second semester, it can be noted that most of the cars parked in the lot have piles of snow on them from sitting in the same spot for weeks, due to resident students not moving their cars. This continues to block resident students who commute to jobs off campus and commuters from parking in these locations.

At the beginning of the semester, due to the impact of the storm and parking capacity, the Office of Busi-

ness and Finance decided to change up the parking plan, and commuters all over campus were affected.

Previously, faculty and staff often parked at the Main-Jefferson lot next to Science Hall. This lot has been converted to approximately 11 spaces for

An additional issue that has been noted by the Office of Business and Finance was illegal parking-pass production. Public Safety has been hot on the heels of offenders who have parked in an incorrect lot or cars that sport faulty tags. The $40 parking tickets rack up quickly!

Some students prefer seeking out a street parking space instead of fighting for a spot. Mylan Hawkins, a senior, walked out to her car one day

to find a ticket on her car on Hughes Avenue because she was covering a portion of the sidewalk. Another undergraduate student shared his story of walking out to his car and finding a parking ticket on his car for parking in a commuter lot as a resident for several days on accident due to winter weather. Several students expressed their frustrations to The Griffin, having walked out to their cars and found tickets.

With all these parking updates and the continued struggle to find a spot among faculty, staff, commuters and residents alike, you might be asking yourself, “When is the parking lot going to be finished? Why are there still large tanks and equipment on a patch of gravel that is meant to be our new surface lot?” Unfortunately, although the blizzard didn’t delay production, frequent cold temperatures can contribute to delays in working on the lot. It seems that even Peter Canisius himself can’t stop the cold Buffalo weather from coming in and delaying our new parking plan. Budget extra time for parking on campus and have patience. The parking struggles too shall pass.


The Undergraduate Student Association welcomed Title IX Coordinator Debbie Owens at this week’s meeting. Also the director of New Griff Orientation, Owens announced that orientation leader applications are officially up on GriffNet. She encouraged all undergrad students (other than seniors) to apply.

Owens also answered some commonly asked Title IX questions, noting that all faculty, staff and RAs are mandated reporters so that students who come to them can actually receive help and support. “We are trying to protect our community, provide due process and provide support services for those in need,” Owens said. For sexual assault awareness month (this April), Owens is planning to work with students to put on programming to bring awareness to the issue and to educate the Canisius population.

USA President Jahare Hudson announced a committee he will chair

to discuss the inclusion of graduate students in USA as well as in other undergraduate clubs. The committee will be a way to work out issues and answer any concerns that may arise.

President Hudson also announced a Black History Month-themed Family Feud (hosted by USA, the ALANA Center and Afro-American Society) from 8 to 10 p.m. on Feb. 23 in Montante. Students can sign up to participate, and teams will be chosen ahead of time. All participants could win up to $100.

USA Advisor Jason Francey announced a change in finance processes for clubs and organizations. Previously, club leaders planning trips or apparel collected their members’ money and other information and delivered it all at once to Student Life. Because this system forced club leaders to collect potentially thousands of dollars in cash and checks, as well as identifying information in the case of club travel, members will now submit payment and personal information to Student Life electronically. Francey


According to the New York Times, in September, Tauris Sledge — a student at East Ridge High School in Tennessee — was arrested by armed officers who were hired to prevent gun violence because they were “responding to student misbehavior.”

The officers who are appointed to this job are known as School Resource Officers (SROs). Their assigned job is to protect the school from violations of the law and incidents that may put others’ safety at harm. In light of this, the officers arguably breached the extent of their duties in the case of Sledge.

According to the video provided by the New York Times, Sledge said he was not feeling well enough for gym class and sat out, but when he saw his friends were playing basketball, he got up and joined them. The gym teacher tried talking to the student and then decided to alert a nearby SRO to help with the situation. Once the SRO arrived, he began talking with the student and then slammed him into one of the bleachers. In the officer’s attempt to detain the student, he pepper sprayed him, handcuffed him and then put him in the backseat

of his car. All of this stemmed from his earlier sitting out of gym class.

While this is an uncommon occurrence, some say that it is impossible to ignore that the Sledge is African American. In light of increased attention toward racial profiling reports over the last few years, as well as the very publicized incident involving the death of Tyre Nichols last week, to make a connection between race and the manner in which Sledge was arrested is inevitable for many. The officers went beyond their job duties, some say, and used excessive force on the high school student, even though the original, prompting incident did not lie within the scope of what they are supposed to defend against.

Additionally, the possibility exists that situations like these will rise as schools across the country seek to tighten security. As school shootings have dominated the headlines in recent years, so too have calls for higher levels of security in schools, including having armed personnel in school. Critics of those armed personnel proposals have cited possibilities of situations like the one regarding Sledge as reasons to oppose such a proposal.

also announced that he will be going around with a designer to clubrooms next week to discuss the purchase of new furniture in the coming months.

Diversity Chair Hawkins’s committee took over the USA Instagram on Tuesday to celebrate women in sports. They are also handing out candy grams for students to celebrate Valentine’s Day coming up.

Public Health Chair Gabby Kaderli brought up her idea to talk about distrust of the healthcare system within the Black community, which Diversity Chair Hawkins said she would like to collaborate on.

Dining Services Liaison Alyssa Kornacki announced that Chartwells will be bringing in outside restaurants and chefs for future events. Substitute Facilities/ITS Liaison Tim Sanders said that budgets are starting to be worked out for new computers in clubrooms. Public Safety Liaison Ian Gotthelf brought the Senate’s concerns about changing swipe access around campus to Chief Beaty and has received no response yet.

The Senate unanimously passed a motion to support the drag show that Unity is planning to hold, an event that has been in constant conversation at Canisius over the past few years. President Hudson expressed support for the event saying, “We need to do something: we need to show our support.”

The Senate ended with a discussion about potentially moving next year’s Senate meetings to Friday afternoons in order to increase student attendance. Pointing out concerns with students not being on campus or having work, as well as athletes having practice at that time, senators were mostly against the move. However, many supported moving the Tuesday meetings earlier in the evening. Multiple senators also suggested that free food could be a draw. What will the Senate decide? Only time will tell.

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More questions and growing outrage have emerged surrounding New York State Representative George Santos as a new report involving the first-year lawmaker surfaces.

Santos has been named in an alleged theft of $3,000 from a Navy veteran, Richard Osthoff, attempting to raise money for his dog that had fallen ill.

According to ABC News, “Santos, using the name Anthony Devolder, ran a GoFundMe account in 2016 under the auspices of a charity, Friends of Pets United, and raised some $3,000 to ostensibly help Osthoff pay for surgery to remove a tumor from his dog.” However, Santos allegedly did not give that money to Osthoff. Following the raising of that three thousand dollars, the New York Representative “ignored text messages” about actually sending the donated money to the distressed dog owner. Osthoff’s beloved pet, Sapphire, subsequently died from the condition that the money was raised to treat.

In the wake of this story, according to CNN, “Santos did not respond to questions about the matter when asked by reporters on Capitol Hill on

Wednesday and a spokesperson for the US attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York declined to comment.”

This comes as Santos has been under fire the past few months for “embellishing” his résumé, including falsehoods about education and work history on his Curriculum Vitae and even false claims about his mother’s place of birth. He additionally stated consistently that his mother was killed in the 9/11 attacks, which has since been proven as simply untrue. Along with all that, Santos has been accused of living an entire double life in Brazil, facing potential fraud charges from the Brazilian government.

The debunking of these claims has caused an uproar from misled and outraged voters in his district who are now calling for his resignation and for investigations of both his campaign and personal finances.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy has since confirmed that Santos would recuse himself from committee assignments in response to the investigations.

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The parking situation at Canisius has seen changes for the spring semester. KYRA LAURIE

Is Pink the New Black?

For years, the fashion industry has been taken over by the Kardashian-esque, sleek, black, Kardashian-esque look in clothing. How could it not, though? Black is a staple in any wardrobe and really does go with everything. But is it really that impressive?

Me, I know a color that makes itself known rather than being a default. I know a color that is proven to increase feelings of hope and positivity. I know a color that always delivers and can save any fashion disaster. “What is this color?” you may be asking. Well, I dare you to think pink!

Pink was worn all over Europe in the 1700s; it was popular for wealthy men and women and paid homage to the troops as an offshoot of the red military uniforms worn at the time. In turn, it was a masculine color representing strength and power. In ancient India and China, pink was also a color for the upper class and influential people because of the expense of dyeing the fabrics such a luxurious color for that time.

A century and a half later, pink would be worn in the West by women at home while men were clothed in dark, dreary factory garb. The feminization of pink began with the color’s association with dainty, caring housewives. Pink quickly became sexualized because of the lighter shades of pink being worn in lingerie. Regardless of the associations, people were unable to see that femininity and power can coexist — and actually go hand in hand. Pink became “a girl color,” losing its prominence in defining status and power.

It’s time to give the color pink her flowers as we reclaim this color as the default closet staple that it should be. When you wear pink, you should be carrying yourself with the same class and confidence of the elite of yesteryear. You can bring all that swagger — minus the disgusting wealth, questionable (at best) forms of governance and inflated ego — to your everyday life with the incorporation of this lovely color.

People tend to reject pink as a professional color option because of its assumed playfulness — a quality not commonly associated with professionalism. It’s hard to deny that certain air of cuteness that is hard-wired in almost every way the color is worn. But pink catches the eye and tells the onlooker that your con-

scious choice to wear pink (a bold and regal color) must be a testament to your own boldness and regality. While I love how graceful and sweet pink can be, this more domineering and executive styling gives the color a depth, not only in hue but also in what it can express.

Speaking of hues, pink has a wide range of shades, all of which have completely different undertones and implications. “Barbie pink” and hot pink are being sported everywhere — hopefully in anticipation of Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie.” This in-your-face color demands attention, unlike the soft “millennial pink” that was popular years ago. It excites me to see this bright and bold pink often paired with black in an early-2000s grunge style. I find this type of combination evocative of the messy, punk, hyper-feminized style of icons like Betsey Johnson.

Valentino recently trademarked their own shade of vibrant pink which they (strangely) named “Pink PP by Valentino.” In promoting it, the fashion house dressed celebrities in “pink-outs,” or monochromatic outfits, in this

Valentino pink. Supposedly, the bright overload of pink is supposed to make the individual textural and patterned elements of the garment more visible. These outfits strike an uncanny resemblance to the aforementioned aristocratic apparel and makes me hopeful for a future where pink means business.

The resurgence of this color on the runway is exciting for pink lovers everywhere, and it should be equally exciting to those still intimidated by the color. Perhaps this is my way of making myself feel better about the copious amounts of pink fabric that fill my closet, but I truly believe that there is such a joy in playing with colors and expression: Its allure is contagious and transfers to the wearers themselves. I promise you that once you find your shade of pink, this will all make sense.

of love” and is a popular color for Valentine’s Day celebrations everywhere!

Architecture Around Buffalo: The Granite Works

On Main Street, hidden behind a tree and tucked amongst a series of buildings, is The Granite Works — the McDonnell & Sons Architectural and Executive Office in Buffalo. The company is known for creating large granite works across the region, as well as memorials.

The company originally came to Buffalo to help restore the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Lafayette Square downtown; their impact and work on the monument is still seen today. According to Buffalo Architecture and History’s website, in 1889, a contract was created to repair the foundation, and it went to a “local

mortuary monument company” that was new to the area. The company was known as McDonnell & Sons.

And according to Buffalo Research’s website, “McDonnell & Sons altered the open-stepped base of the monument, creating a tight walkway around the shaft by eliminating some of the base, walling in what remained, forming stairs at each point of the compass, an arrangement which survives today.” They came in on contract and rescued the monument, as the original construction was unstable and was done in an abhorrent, sloppy manner. In 1889, when McDonnell & Sons rescued the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, they were still relative newcomers to the Buffalo scene, having opened their Buffalo office only five years earlier. This became one of the many success-

es and commissions the company has had in the area.

The McDonnell office still stands. The structure’s elaborate granite façade served as an advertisement for the company’s products and showed the quality that the company could offer with granite work. An arched pediment is surmounted by finials in the shape of funerary urns like those you would see in a cemetery. Supporting it are beautifully polished pilasters with rough florets. The building also features eastlake-style columns alongside the entrance. The building itself is rather small, with expansions made upon it that make up much of the property. On the side, it features a simple mansard roof. An early company advertisement described the façade as being “the handsomest in the United States — a recognized work of art that attracts the attention of every passer-by and excites admiring comment from all,” which I do feel still rings true today. Being tucked away there, it takes a moment to recognize and notice when walking down Main Street.

The work of McDonnell & Sons includes the Main Street entrance to Forest Lawn Cemetery, just across the street from the Koessler Athletic Center and Science Hall and familiar to many Canisius students as a landmark. In Forest Lawn, McDonnell & Sons’ major work includes the Blocher Memorial. The bell-shaped stone above and a circular stone directly beneath the pilasters were the largest pieces of granite ever quarried and shipped by rail in this country up to 1885, the date of the erection of the Blocher Memorial. Including the Becker Memorial, another significant memorial completed by McDonnell & Sons in Forest Lawn, the company’s prolific work is seen across the nation from NYC to Arlington, Indiana and even Lackawanna.

According to the same website, at some point in the 1940s, “McDonnell & Sons moved out of 858 Main and into a comparatively plain brick building further north on Main Street.” And in 1968, after 84 years in Buffalo and 111 years after its founding in Quincy, “McDonnell & Sons vanished from the annual ‘City Directory’ of households and businesses.” The old headquarters building was continuously occupied until 1978. It was vacant for a period of time. However, in recent years the area has expanded and experienced a revival as The Granite Works, offering luxury apartments in the historic Allentown Neighborhood.

It is not always the building which has the largest impact on a surrounding area, but the hardworking people inside that building. Without McDonnell & Sons, many of the notable monuments around the area may not have even existed. Although the building is small, the impact of this company and building has been monumental.

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LUCAS R. WATSON Contact Lucas R. Watson The Granite Works is located on 846 Main Street in Buffalo.
Pink is commonly known as “the color

This Week’s Animal of the Week: the Nudibranch

This week’s animal of the week is going to “branch” out into the world of invertebrates and talk about the nudibranch, aka the sea slug! These funky creatures were first discovered in 1894 by a pearl farmer off the coast of Western Australia. He at first mistook it for a floating sheep lung (which was apparently common at the time), but after some more observation he identified it as a nudibranch, which roughly translates to “naked gill.”

The nudibranchs are very vibrant organisms, with some of the most brilliant coloring of the marine animals. Right now, there are about 3,000 identified species of nudibranch, but it’s estimated that this is only half of all existing species. Most nudibranchs are part of two subcategories: dorids or eolids. Dorids are usually smooth and thick, with a broad, flat body and exposed gills on their back. Meanwhile, eolids are typically slim, with their body covered in cerata which can come in the form of spines, ridges or pustules. These cerata have a variety of functions, serving as gills, an extension of the digestive system and a storage space for toxins it absorbs, and they can even detach from the body to act as a decoy for predators.

All species of nudibranch, regardless of where

Shaping a literary life

What moments sparked your beginnings as a writer? Your love for reading? Your fascination with literature? The flow of words on a page and off the tongue? Syllables moving with fluidity from the pen to the page?

In middle school, a librarian named Mrs. Leaper taught a class to sixth graders about the Dewey Decimal System and the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. I was one of the few people who did well on the pop quizzes, as I was captivated by how books were sorted and classified. My class would enter the library, passing rows of children’s and chapter books, to sit in the back at wooden tables. We all wore uniforms, the girls having just switched from plaid blue jumpers (in fifth grade) to skirts with a blouse, and the boys wearing cotton polos and navy slacks. The lights were a comforting pale yellow, and an old box TV sat atop a large rolling cart in the corner. The room also housed the book fair, at which I would read the summaries on the back covers of all the eye-catching books, spending my parents’ money quite cautiously on the most-advanced chapter book or novel I could find, while others used money on posters of Justin Bieber. It was that year I decided to write a book.

Every week, I would write a new chapter, introducing new characters, enhancing the plot and printing fresh copies. I would arrive at school prior to dawn and slip copies into the mailboxes of a few of my favorite grade school teachers, including the li-

brarian. They would all revise my chapter every week and give me feedback marked up in red pen with grammatical suggestions and positive feedback. The story grew that way for months.

To this day, I cannot remember what the story was about. I remember, however, that I typed it on my family’s “home” computer, which was the only computer in our house. I sat at a small island that jutted out from a wall beneath some cabinets in our kitchen. It was to the right of the coffee maker, to the left of the cereal and within arms reach of the stove. The computer was an old Dell laptop that typed extraordinarily slow. I would type away as the daylight faded into night around me. My mom filled the kitchen with the smell of either spaghetti sauce or meatloaf as I typed after dance class, on the brink of the next scene while my younger sister waited patiently for her turn to use the computer and play games. When my work was done, I saved the file (so my sister didn’t destroy what I had created) and then printed and stapled my piece to share with my parents and teachers.

One time, when a teacher required a handwritten final copy of an assignment, I discarded my final copy instead of my written draft. My dad, in an attempt to unwrinkle my crumpled essay, tried ironing out the wrinkles. Instead, he evaporated the ink, leaving us with a newly non-crumpled but very blank piece of paper. I never hand-wrote my novel drafts again after that incident.

As a baby, my mom read me children’s books ev-

they live, lack a shell. To make up for their lack of shell protection, the nudibranch utilizes multiple tactics to avoid predation. Nudibranchs can eat other species like anemones and jellyfish without being harmed by their stinging defense, nematocysts. Instead, they absorb them and use them for their own defense to shoot at potential predators. Some nudibranchs can also absorb toxins from other animals onto their mantle (their skin), and that toxin then sits like a layer of mucus to ward off anything that might try to take a bite out of it.

All nudibranchs are hermaphrodites, which means that they have no set male or female in the species. During mating, both individuals will receive a fertilized egg after the process is complete. The nudibranch is found almost all over the sea, from the open ocean to the intertidal zone, although a lot of species are found crawling in the benthic zone, or the ocean floor. So the next time you’re at the beach, look out for the reclusive nudibranch!

ery night, swaying me back and forth on the rocking chair. My dad would sit next to my bed, night light aglow, to make up complicated bedtime tales of knights and princesses in faraway kingdoms or children from faraway galaxies. My mom took me to the library where we would read and play and to Barnes and Noble storytimes. I was constantly surrounded by books and stories: They fed into my imagination. My parents bought me a build-your-own book (which my dad likely still has in our basement) to make in elementary school, illustrated with stick figures, stitched together with ribbon and written between wide-ruled lines.

In fourth grade, my classmates and I competed over who could read the most books each month, the winner of the book log gaining bragging rights. After that, I advanced to “Junie B. Jones,” “Magic Tree House,” “The Sisters Grimm,” “Harry Potter,” “Divergent” and eventually the classics. I then found my own interests: sci-fi, Irish literature, nature-based writing, etc.

Now, reading and writing fuel my soul. I can express love, grief, joy, sadness and even inexplicable emotions through writing. Reading takes me to those faraway galaxies, and writing lets me create my own universe. Where did you become a reader or writer? Where did your literary life begin?

Why Alice Oseman is my Favorite Author

I was first introduced to Alice Oseman (she/ they) in the fall of 2021, around the time I joined Goodreads. Of course, I started reading her “Heartstopper” graphic novels first. I read all three of them in one night and instantly pre-ordered the fourth book in the series. It was such a cute story, and I couldn’t get enough. After the fourth book came out, I was informed that Oseman posts the chapters to WEBTOON well before they put them in book form, meaning that I downloaded the app and read as far as I could into what will soon be a fifth book (no release date yet).

Once I devoured every last piece of “Heartstopper” I could find, I hopped over to explore her novels and novellas. At the time, none of their books were published in the U.S., but I was able to find them in a box set sold through Amazon. When the books finally arrived after what felt like forever, I dove into the novella, “Nick and Charlie,” to read even more “Heartstopper” — even if it wasn’t in graphic novel form this time around.

Within the last year, I have also read three other novels written by Oseman: “This Winter,” “Loveless” and “Solitaire.” While many readers claim that “Solitaire” is their least favorite out of all of the books in the Osemanverse, I honestly thought it to be my favorite. I see myself in Tori Spring (the main character), so I could relate to many of the things she thought, said and did throughout the story. In Oseman’s universe, she does an incredible job of diversifying her characters, including characters with identities like transgender, gay, bisexual, lesbian, asexual, etc.

In April of 2022, “Heartstopper” was adapted into a hit Netflix series, gaining so much love that it was renewed for another two seasons. This leads to another reason why Alice Oseman is one of my favorite authors: They made a point to hire actors who fit the description. Charlie Spring (one of the main characters from “Heartstopper”) is a gay character, so they made sure to hire a gay actor (Joe Locke) rather than a straight actor who agreed to act gay. The same goes for

the character Elle Argent: As you may or may not know from the series, Elle is a transgender girl, meaning that Oseman made sure that a transgender actress (Yasmin Finney) played the part. By not only representing these characters but giving them the voice and background of LGBT+ actors/actresses, this story was able to be told with more emotion due to these people’s past experiences, identities and ability to truly understand what the characters were going through. My final reason why Alice Oseman is one of my favorite authors is that she does not hold back when it comes to mental health. Rather than pretending that mental health disorders don’t exist, she shows things like eating disor-

ders, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, LGBT+ people are twice as likely to experience a mental health condition. Oseman uses the connection between identifying as LGBT+ and having mental health issues to build onto these characters and make them even more relatable and realistic. Overall, between the masterpieces within the Osemanverse, her inclusivity and her ability to portray mental health in a necessarily powerful way, Alice Oseman is definitely top on my list of favorite authors.

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Strategic Planning Committee - An Opportunity

The Strategic Planning and Prioritization Committee announced by President Steve Stoute last December will be meeting this semester to produce, as their title implies, a strategic planning document to guide the college over the next decade. The damages to Lyons Hall kind of upstaged Stoute’s big announcement, but it actually underscores why the committee could be important.

The renovation of Lyons Hall provides a concrete canvas to imagine what we’d like to emphasize at Canisius. Stoute wants to increase spontaneous interactions between students and faculty, perhaps by making Lyons — the home to college admissions — more of a hub for current students, in order to make Canisius seem a more welcoming place for prospective ones.

Some have suggested cosmetic changes to chairs and other furniture in order to create a more comfortable atmosphere. For example, students weren’t really found hanging out in Lyons Hall the way they are in the Old Main lounges. We’ve also heard of an idea to put a coffee shop on the first floor. While this is obviously easier said than done, it seems like a good concept to have students and faculty at Lyons besides those seen hurrying to the building’s various classrooms and offices.

The more important choices will be what type of classrooms are created. Most of the computers in the thirdfloor classrooms were destroyed, so even the type of computers will have to be decided upon. Obviously the SPPC won’t be going into such granular details, but decisions about whether to keep the same admissions set-up should be thought about right now while construction is still going on.

According to a Feb. 2 email, the SPPC is meeting today from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Science Hall Commons to solicit “initial

input that will help determine some of the key objectives in the plan; we will provide a survey immediately after the forum for those who cannot attend to provide their recommendations to help determine strategic objectives.” The next meeting is March 2 to “review the pillars and objectives developed thus far to ensure coverage,” and the final meeting is April 3 to present the final draft to the campus community.

We encourage anybody with complaints about the college’s direction to voice their opinion to this committee. Committees are obviously not an ideal solution to every problem, and this committee is not binding on the college, but give it a try.

We understand that faculty, as non-unionized employees of the college, do not always want to speak out in public. We as a student newspaper are in a better position to challenge the college. But casting anonymous aspersions on administrators over email to student editors does little to correct policy. If the college is out of line, we’re more than willing to say so without being pressured to.

Talking to this committee is a better method than airing grievances through our paper. There’s not a lot of love lost between us and former Griffin editor and Canisius President John Hurley, but one thing we can agree on is that our job isn’t to take the faculty’s side in every dispute between them and administration.

It’s certainly easy to be cynical, but this committee is an opportunity to force college leaders to respond and reflect on criticisms in a more organized, accountable way. The results of the process will be outlined in the final document to be released to the public, and we’ll do our best to track their discussions over the coming semester through interviews with members of the committee. -PH

Respect is Earned, But More Importantly Learned

I was lucky enough to grow up in a household with a mom, dad and a big brother. I have a large extended family that I’m very close with, which means that I had dozens of adults around me whose actions I could learn from. Now, at 20 years old, I’d like to think that I embody the ideals that my parents instilled in me when it came to how to treat others. They taught me how to be a kind person and give everyone the respect that they deserve.

Now take a moment to analyze the wording in that last sentence. When I do so, I can see a lesson from my mom and another from my dad. My mother is always kind to those around her, and odds are if you ask anyone she’s interacted with, her kindness will be one of the first qualities they notice. I picked up on that, and luckily imitating it comes pretty naturally. Now, my father is a little rougher around the edges — but still kind and “fluffy,” as he likes to say — and because of his personality he let my brother and I witness how he treated others. He gives everyone the respect they deserve, and he bases that on how they act around him and with others. He isn’t afraid to give someone’s energy right back to them, and I love that about him. You certainly cannot push Michael Burr around.

Having been working in the customer service industry since I was 16, I’ve had more than my fair share of rude customers who have been combative, sexist and belligerent, among other things, to me. Bosses preach to you in these jobs that you have to just smile and be helpful regardless. It’s good advice, but that doesn’t always work, especially when you are in the lowest position of authority and can’t ask someone else for help. The amount of people who think it’s acceptable to scream at a teenager who’s just doing their job is deplorable.

Because of the values taught by my parents, I’ve been told by coworkers that I’ve handled those interactions better than they would, and I would agree. I don’t get angry and yell back at someone who is screaming

across the register. Rather, I calmly explain what I can do for them and that “I’m sorry for the inconvenience.” If they continue to behave no better than a toddler having a tantrum, I just move on to the next place I’m needed. It usually makes them angry, but I’ve done all that I can do. As I say a lot to my friends when recalling a heated situation, “I don’t get paid enough for that.”

I’ve found that these outbursts often come from a sense of entitlement. People believe that they are entitled to certain things in life. News flash: You’re not. I realized that early on, and in the past three years many horrible events have occurred that have further reinforced the fact that I’m not even entitled to happiness — that has to come from within myself.

This doesn’t mean people should be rude to me, especially since that doesn’t actually get you anywhere. It’s just a fact, and the sooner the “Karens” realize it, the better. They will often argue that they’re being disrespected or they deserve more than they’ve gotten. Okay, but by that logic, shouldn’t I — another human being — be afforded the same?

Being younger than someone does not mean I don’t deserve respect. Nor does being a woman or the fact that I don’t have any money to my name. Bottom line, people deserve a level of kindness and respect.

You’ve heard that respect is earned? That’s true, but what many don’t understand is that the level of respect should start at the top and lessen as a person hurts others. A stranger in a store shouldn’t be yelled at because they haven’t “earned your respect.” No, you as the yeller aren’t entitled to my continued politeness because you don’t know how to treat people. Once that is learned, then the respect can be earned back.

Let others see you respecting people – it’ll make the world a better place.

Editor Grace Brown

Editor Marissa Burr

February 3, 2023





The only thing that can console The Underground as its prophet approaches graduation is another round of Jen Herrmann emails. Putting its investigative skills to greatest utility, The Underground counted 71 undergraduate-wide Jen Herrmann emails pertaining to drop/add or registration since Fall 2019.

The Underground regrets accepting Pay Heavy’s retirement from the Petey Points competition. After placing second to the inestimable efforts of Shawn Johnson in the inaugural fall 2022 semester, the Griffin’s managing dictator acknowledges his failed attempt to annex all of Student Life. Heavy will settle instead for his plans to replace USA with a military junta with himself at its head, dethrone Dr. Harrington from his perch at the top of the Griff Center and conquer every major in the college of arts and sciences.

The Underground proposes we knock down Lyons Hall and move Churchill Tower over there. Or maybe we could hollow Churchill Tower out and lay it across Main Street as a tunnel between Lyons and Old Main. Perhaps add a garden where the building currently is instead.

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Readers’ Rite: Phones

am not going to say I’m addicted to my cell phone, but I cannot live without it (cue eye twitch). My whole life is on the 155 mm by 76 mm brick with flashing lights and boppin’ tunes. I have a color-coded Google Calendar that organizes my daily schedule down to the minute. The photos in my camera roll go all the way back to 2015. How else would I send my significant other hourly updates about how many snacks I’ve eaten since he’s been at school? It’s a necessity. The most important reason I need to always have my cell phone with me is because what if my Meemee or my Mema and Papa call? Answering those is more important than anything else I could possibly be doing.

When I was in highschool I babysat for my gym teacher. She had two daughters, and they both hated me, but that’s beside the point. One night, she and her husband were going out to dinner and I was supposed to be there from seven until they got home. When I arrived the girls were already asleep, so all I had to do was watch television and listen to the baby monitors.

It was going perfectly fine until my phone rang. It was a no caller ID number, and normally I don’t answer my phone unless I recognize the number. For some reason I picked it up anyway.

I said “Hello?” and waited for the caller to say something. Pretty quickly I realized that it was not someone I knew, and they were saying weird stuff that I couldn’t really make out. I got a bad feeling and hung up, thinking it was just a prank call or wrong number.

To my surprise, this person kept calling and I kept declining, getting more and more nervous.

Eventually a “new voicemail” notification popped up on my screen. I was so terrified but had to listen to it. While I was listening the number was still calling me more times. The voicemail was really creepy, and the man was saying something about watching me and breaking into the house to kill me. He actually said he was going to kill me.

As you can imagine, this felt a little too much like “Scream,” and I completely freaked out. I went into fight or flight mode which for me always means flight. I didn’t want to be locked in the house with a murderer so I went outside and called my mom in hysterics. Obviously leaving the children in the house wasn’t my most valiant effort to keep them safe, but I was 16, so I’m sorry about that.

My mom said she was on her way and had me call the parents. My mom stayed with me until they got home, and they felt really bad that something so scary had happened to me. Luckily, I haven’t gotten any calls like that since. Knock on wood.

I would not say I am addicted to my phone, as everyone does; however… I love to call my parents, listen to music and mindlessly scroll through social media. In fact, when I say “call my parents,” I mean spilling the tea or asking them for their opinion on a topic. The latter actually came in handy for an assignment that I had for a history course. We had to ask people outside the class what they think of when they

hear “the history of food.” This conversation was highly entertaining to partake in. Spilling the tea is fun because most of it is me telling them about my day and them reporting on the cat and dog. Sometimes I feel like I am on my own podcast or something: these conversations can go from 30 minutes to 2 hours and 20 minutes — that was the latest call. But who is really counting when the conversation is popping off, right?

Other than using the phone as a phone I like to scroll through social media. Contrary to my friends’ beliefs, I usually average about four hours a day, in total, on my phone. Most of my time is spent on my Instagram accounts (yes, plural). I have an account for my cat (@ThatGingyCat), dog (@AugiMyDogi) and me. The music I play is usually in the background of me doing my homework or when I am walking the halls. (From Jan. 19 to Jan. 30, I clocked in 10,000 minutes.)

I’m not too proud of a person to admit I’m addicted to my cell phone, though I think adults who complain about “kids these days and their phones” should ask themselves whose generation made and marketed the phones to us in the first place, but I will say that I do have my limits. After an on-and-off-again relationship for the last three years, TikTok and I parted ways more than half a year ago, probably never to reconcile again. I’m the kind of person who will say “one more video!” and then waste the next *checks watch* three hours if it keeps me from having to do homework. I tend to stick to Instagram (cons: more toxic IMO, and the overall content quality is less personalized/less entertaining for me specifically than the content offered on TikTok. Pros: both of the aforementioned reasons make it far less addictive for me), and I try to spend

my free time reading or journaling when I can. Overall, I use my phone most often for music (Spotify > Apple Music and I have a whole rant prepared on this subject), second most often to text (especially to beat people in GamePigeon mancala) and third most often to obsessively check my emails/D2L/bank account at all hours of the day. But that’s pretty normal… right?

I have a lot of thoughts on this topic, given that I’ve written an entire article in this paper about it. I hate the dependency I, as well as the rest of the world, has on their phones. I sometimes wish we could go back to a time where phones didn’t exist. I like to think I’d be more productive or have more hobbies or read more books. I try to limit my screen time as much as I can, but sometimes it’s hard to resist the temptation of TikTok after a long day of classes and work.

My friends nag me to share my location with them, which I just think is a complete invasion of privacy on any level. I relented to my mother, but that’s it. If people didn’t need to share locations back before we had phones, we don’t have to now. I definitely have a love-hate relationship with my phone, but it’s something that is going to be there whether I like it or not. I try hard to be more mindful, but my phone has helped me realize that maybe I just need to be less hard on myself and continue to spend time doing things I love rather than doom-scrolling in my bed.

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Canisius Hockey Splits Battle of The Bridge in Weekend Series Against Niagara

In the first game of their weekend series against the Niagara Purple Eagles (13–11–2, 7–9–2 AHA) on Friday, Canisius (8–13–3, 6–7–3 AHA) earned a dominant 5–2 win. Senior Daniel DiGrande and sophomore Alton McDermott tallied two goals each to lead the Griffins at LECOM Harborcenter in downtown Buffalo.

The Golden Griffins extended their undefeated streak to four games with Friday’s victory (3–0–1). Senior goaltender Jacob Barczewski recorded 37 saves between the pipes for Canisius to earn his seventh win of the season.

McDermott staked the Griffs to a 1–0 lead less than four minutes into the contest, wiring a wrist shot past the glove of Veltri that rang off both posts before settling into the cage to give Canisius the early advantage.

Niagara’s Carter Randklev evened the score a little more than four minutes later, firing a wrist shot over the right pad of Barczewski while on the rush to tie the game at 1–1.

Daniel DiGrande restored Canisius’s lead at the 2:13 mark of the second period when he snuck graduate student Erik Urbank’s centering feed under the glove of Veltri to make it a 2–1 contest.

Randklev responded for the Purple Eagles just 61 seconds later, chipping a pass from Glebs Prohorenkovs over the glove of Barczewski from close range to pull Niagara back within one.

Coach Trevor Large spoke on the adversity the team faced, “These are good things, to put ourselves in games that are hard. To understand

that how we respond is going to dictate our play and is ultra important.”

Canisius put the game out of reach moments later, however, striking twice in a 33-second span to build a three-goal cushion.

Hernandez made it a 4–2 game only 24 seconds after Randklev’s second of the contest, putting home a cross-ice feed from graduate student Nick Bowman for his fourth of the season.

McDermott capped the barrage with his second of the game at the 12:55 mark of the frame, redirecting

senior Markus Boguslavsky’s pass into the Niagara goal for his sixth goal of the season.

In the second game of the back-tobacks, the Griffs would not be able to catch up against the Purple Eagles, as Niagara would run away with a victory of their own, taking the game with a 5–2 win. Before puck drop, the Canisius hockey program honored Canadian hockey legend Paul Henderson, grandfather of sophomore forward Alton McDermott, with a ceremonial puck

drop on his 80th birthday prior to the start of the game.

Henderson played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Detroit Red Wings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Flames. Henderson played in two NHL All-Star games (‘72’73) and totaled 477 points.

Niagara jumped out to an early 2–0 lead, striking twice in a span of 57 seconds.

Prohorenkovs extended the Niagara margin to 3–0 with a shorthanded tally 13 seconds into the frame. Miotto answered back for the Griffs 49 seconds later, firing a wrist shot past a screened Veltri for a power-play goal to make it a 3–1 contest.

Prohorenkovs restored the Purple Eagles three-goal cushion in the final seconds of the second period to give Niagara a 4–1 edge heading into the third.

Randklev expanded the Niagara margin to 5–1 near the midway point of the third with his third of the weekend before Hernandez closed out the scoring, beating Veltri from close range with less than four minutes to play to determine the final margin.

“It wasn’t our night,” Large said. “We need to get better, and whether you win or lose, you gotta learn.”

Canisius will look to rebound from their loss when they open their second home-and-home series of the season against regional rival RIT Friday Feb. 3 with a 7 p.m. contest at LECOM Harborcenter.

Women’s Basketball’s fourth quarter stumble dampens their first half success

Coming into this MAAC matchup against the Fairfield Stags, Canisius sat just three games back from a top-three seed. After tipoff, the Griffs looked like a team ready to compete in March.

Leading a strong Fairfield opponent 19–16 after 10 minutes, Canisius came out hot to start the second quarter. Graduate student Vannessa Garrelts’s two quick finds to sophomore guard Elia Paez, and the Griffs’ leading scorer Dani Haskell, gave the Griffs a seven-point lead, their biggest of the night. The first half ended on a Garrelts three-pointer that fell in as time expired. Canisius went into the second frame leading 37–32.

In their first time leading at half since Jan. 12 at Rider, second-year head coach Sahar Nusseibeh’s girls fought off the Stags until late in the third quarter, when Fairfield guard Izabela Nicoletti-Leite’s layup gave her team their first lead since the first quarter.

“I think Fairfield was probably the best half-court execution we showed offensively, and I thought our halfcourt defense was probably the most solid we’ve been in a long time,” said Nusseibeh.

The Griffs regained their lead midway through the fourth quarter and held it for just 49 seconds before Fairfield’s Mimi Rubino found a lane to the basket and finished in the paint as she put in two of her 19 points on the night, a career high. Fairfield had a snare on Canisius in the last five minutes, holding them scoreless on eight attempts.

Canisius watched as a pair of Fairfield free-throws ended the scoring on the night, a final score of 65–55 plastered on the scoreboard as the buzzer sounded. The girls walked away with their sixth-straight loss, despite a promising first half where they held a seven-point lead. Fairfield’s second-half success showed why they are

highly respected in the MAAC with an 8–3 record. The Griffs showed where they still had room to grow, coming home with a 3–8 record in MAAC play, still with nine games to go and a lot of time to turn things around. Canisius returns home this weekend to face off against the Iona Gaels

who have won nine straight, but Nusseibeh emphasized that the Griffs won’t be running from anyone.

“I think when we’re locked in we can defend, so I’m excited to see what we look like defensively against them. They run on a system that we’re pretty familiar with, and they run it really

well, so I’m not taking anything away from that, but I’m really excited to see how we match up player-for-player against their system,” she said.

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Canadian hockey legend Paul Henderson, grandfather of sophomore forward Alton McDermott, being honored with a ceremonial puck drop on his 80th birthday prior to the start of the game. CANISIUS ATHLETICS VIA GOGRIFFS Dani Haskell dishes out a pass from the top of the key

Griffs Drop Nail-Biter in

The Manhattan Jaspers took on the The Canisius Golden Griffins, led by head coach Reggie Witherspoon on Sunday Afternoon at the Koessler Athletic Center.

The last time these two teams met Canisus took the victory over the Jaspers at Manhattan 64-57.

In the first half, both teams started off slow but quickly picked up the pace. Despite the outpour of three point attempts, the shooting percentage between both teams was lackluster, totaling 32%.

As action got underway, the game got out to a fast pace. The Griffs jumped out to an early lead, with a good mix of aggressive play on both ends, in addition to a strong shooting performance.

However, the Jaspers were not going to give up easily, and they soon began to chip away at the lead, using their size and strength to battle for every rebound and loose ball.

Despite the Jaspers’ efforts, the Golden Griffins managed to maintain their lead throughout the first half, and they went into halftime with a comfortable margin.

The Jaspers did however, came out strong in the second half, and they quickly closed the gap, setting up a nail-biting finish.

Towards the end of the second half the Griffs had a comfortable lead, but the Jaspers came back and went on a run to tie the game. In Overtime, the Jaspers took advantage and would close out the Griffs with the final score of 81-74. Their balanced attack and relentless defense proved too much for Canisius, and they claimed a well-deserved win.

Jordan Henderson finished with 22 points, knocking down three 3-point-

ers, alongside Xzavier Long, who contributed 18 Points and 10 Rebounds to the effort.

The Griffs will return to action on Friday, Feb. 3, when the team travels


north to meet long-time rival Niagara at the Gallagher Center in Lewiston, N.Y. Game time is set for 8 p.m., and the contest will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

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Indoor Track Concludes Appearance at YSU Mid-Major Saturday

Indoor track visited Youngstown State University last weekend as they made an appearance at the meet on Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 in Youngstown, Ohio. The best performance for Canisius was from graduate student Michael Peppy who had a pair of top-10 finishes for the Griffs.

At the Watson and Tressel Training Site in Youngstown, Peppy placed eighth in the men’s 3,000-meter run (8:39.57) and got tenth place in the men’s one-mile race (4:19.17), according to stats posted on GoGriffs. com.

A senior at Canisius, Tom Appenheimer, did well for the Griffs by securing them a second top-15 finish, also in the one-mile race, placing fourteenth and crossing the finish line after a hard-fought battle at 4:24.35.

But it wasn’t just the men’s track team who turned some heads at the Youngstown State invitational. The women represented Canisius well, as freshman Jacqueline Appenheimer placed sixth in the women’s one-mile race, punching a time of 5:16.94.

On the other end of the spectrum, senior Olivia Moran placed tenth in the women’s 800-meter race, pushing past the finish line at 2:22.94. Finally, junior Maura Jordan had a strong appearance in the 400-meter dash, crossing the line at 1:00.39 and finishing in tenth place. Overall a great showing

for the women’s track team leading up to National Girls and Women in Sports Day, which was celebrated on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Looking to the future, the


Griffs close out the regular-season portion of their indoor schedule as they travel to the RIT invitational on Friday, Feb. 10, starting at 4 p.m. at the Gordon Field House in Rochester, NY.

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