Incorporate multisite content with Canvas theme

I am using Canvas from WooThemes with the magazine template. I am wondering if the content in the magazine slider, featured posts and grid can incorporate content written on other blogs on my network.

For example, if I post a story on marijuanainthemitten.com/news, is there a way for those stories to also show up on the front page of marijuanainthemitten.com?

I see that there are widgets that add this functionality but I'd ideally like it to be integrated into the theme itself.

It is currently in Coming Soon Mode but can be viewed at marijuanainthemitten.com/sativa

Thanks for the help!