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Quadrangle returns to print for 69th edition

By: Natalie Faas, assistant news editor

Quadrangle, Canisius’ literary and arts magazine, released its 69th annual edition at an event on Tuesday.

Quadrangle 69 is titled “Embers.” According to the letter to the readers, written by Quadrangle’s editors, “2020 was a year of major world-shifting events. Yet, despite its challenges, it was also a year filled with great acts of kindness: strangers helping strangers throughout the pandemic, walking arm-in-arm in the fight against racial injustice, and coming together as a community for the better. Now in 2021, we look towards the future with a well-deserved hope for change and an optimism that, through the resilience of ourselves and our community, we can begin again anew.”

The event took place in the Grupp Fireside Lounge above the Student Center and drew a sizable crowd. Members of the Canisius Community attended, including students, alumni, professors and administrators.

Co-Editors-in-Chief Simone Riter and Joe Wood kicked off the event by speaking of their experiences not only with Quadrangle 69, but also Quadrangle 68 which had to be completely virtual due to the pandemic.

Following speeches by both editors in chief and Lead Designer Lauren Schifley, selected contributors read their pieces. The magazine’s featured artist, Victoria Zarate, shared her collages and described how they all inspire her. She encouraged everyone to create a collage of their own, no matter their artistic abilities.

After the readings, guests are encouraged to enjoy refreshments provided by Chartwells and to mingle. Many guests shared that this was their first time back on campus since the start of the pandemic.

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