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Life without Parrotta

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It’s been a busy week for Tom Parrotta. Last Friday, he paced the sideline at the MassMutual Center while coaching his Canisius Golden Griffins in the opening round of the conference tournament. By Sunday, his athletic director was holding a press conference to announce that Parrotta was out of a job.

A realtor came through the Parrotta household…

It’s not funny: No comedian leaves Canisius considering bingo as last resort

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Seth Meyers on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update

The Student Programming Board announced they will not host a big-name comedian at Canisius this spring. The $54,393 funds for this event will be returned to the Undergraduate Student Association allocation pool. SPB plans to submit a budget request for a replacement event and for their end of the year programming.

USA was alerted after the…

March movie madness

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While Buffalo continues to have its weather identity crisis, movie studios are gearing up for their spring releases. The spring movie season in particular gets more crowded each year and as a result, continues to bleed into the earlier months. The box office has been on a hot streak following a weak 2011. Attendance is already up 15 percent on the…

Tom Parrotta out as men’s basketball coach

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Tom Parrotta will not return to coach the Canisius men’s basketball team next season, the school announced Sunday night.

Canisius fell to Niagara in the play-in round of the MAAC Tournament on Friday, 80-70, losing to the Purple Eagles for the third time this season.

“After careful consideration, I have made the difficult decision to make a…

So 20th century England, we’re not so different after all

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Without a big budget, a major star or a marquee declaring “Executive Producer Steven Spielberg,” genre fare in the television industry typically has a hard time catching on, although even Spielberg’s Terra Nova isn’t invincible.  Aside from a few standouts like AMC’s block of programming and FX’s American Horror Story, if a show doesn’t take place…

Canisius Hockey: Q & A with Swedish hockey player Carl Larsson

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Carl Larsson

Griffin writer Nathan Barillari sat down with Carl Larsson this week, a freshman on the hockey team from Sweden. Larsson is the first-ever hockey player at Canisius born outside of North America. In 25 games this season, he has one goal and four assists. Larsson discusses the hockey season, differences between Sweden and Buffalo, and, of course,…

Leather and lace: Erika’s beauty lives on

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Art and fashion have a wonderful way of giving beauty eternal life.  Erika Paige Hoerner was an artist, a fashionista and always had a gleaming smile on her face.  On Feb. 5, 2011, at the age of 18, she was ejected from a vehicle during a tragic drunk driving accident that occurred on the 33.  Loved and missed by many, her creative energy lives…

How to eat for free, solve hunger problems and stick it to the government

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It’s Sunday night and closing time for gourmet shops, restaurants and supermarkets in New York City. Dozens of bursting garbage bags are whipped over the dumpster walls like a shot put. The doors close, lights shut off and that’s when people come crawling towards the dumpsters like they’re approaching Mecca. These people proceed to “dumpster…

The Caricaturist: Pre-med students improve community spirit around campus

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With a whopping 92 percent acceptance rate of Canisius students who apply to health professional schools, no wonder Canisius is one of the top producers of fine doctors-to-be.  Although it may be difficult to point out exactly why so many students at Canisius decide to trudge through the rigorous academic demands and eye irritating red tape of the…

Run it back: Super Bowl rematch for the ages in Indy

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The New York Giants and New England Patriots emerged from their respective conferences and earned the right to a rematch in Super Bowl XLVI, which takes place in Indianapolis Sunday evening.

The game pits the same opponents together as Super Bowl XLII, when the underdog Giants took down the undefeated Patriots. The pursuit of perfection was…

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