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Adams shines in second game back

By Joe Ceraulo Contributing Writer The St. Bonaventure Bonnies men’s basketball team avenged last year’s 106-101 overtime loss to Canisius College last night, winning 73-65. Senior guard Jaylen Adams led the way, almost tallying a double-double in his second game back from a left ankle sprain. He finished with a team-leading 20 points, nine assists… Keep Reading

SPORTS/Women's basketball

Toledo powers past Bonnies

By Jeremy Castro Sports Assignment Editor   The St. Bonaventure University women’s basketball team fell to the University of Toledo Rockets by a final score of 58-39.  Toledo were hot right out of the gates, scoring 17 unanswered points to start the game, leading 19-6 at the end of the first quarter.  “You can not get down 17-0… Keep Reading


Late-night comedians fail to deliver on humor

By Brandon Sapienza Since 2015, the once unique and fun landscape of late-night comedy has become nothing short of another medium for leftist celebrities to express their political views. Out of the many late-night talk shows, two hosts come to mind, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. The comedians, who I once found amusing and relatable,… Keep Reading


We need a woman’s voice on women’s issues

By Natalie Forster, Contributing Writer Over these past two weeks, the need for this article has become very clear to me. Starting with a question at the All Bonaventure Reads event, the debate on abortion has spiraled out of control. The argument over abortion has always been around, and I am not ashamed to take… Keep Reading


Burst the ‘Bona Bubble’

By Haylei John, Contributing Writer The “Bona Bubble” is a phrase often used with pride by students to describe feelings of community throughout the campus. I too used to think of the Bona Bubble as some fond description of life at Bona’s, but now I’m challenging this notion and hoping that others will as well.… Keep Reading


Opinions need more thought

At the beginning of this week, I fashioned a quaint little article full of quips and satirical references highlighting the issues I see in the Opinions section of the BV—mainly that it’s such a “He-Man, Woman-Hater’s Club.” However, as much as I wanted to say, “men are better seen and not heard,” and as much… Keep Reading


Vote no for Roy Moore

By Brandon Sapienza, Staff Writer The senate race in Alabama marks the first time in a long time that the state of Alabama was mentioned without the word football following it. Roy Moore, a former judge, and a controversial one at that, has caused a bit of a stir after it was revealed that Moore… Keep Reading


Challenging the sexist behavior of the elite

By Luke Nolan, Staff Writer There is a massive problem today, the problem of behavior. Recent events have brought to light the failures of some prominent men in society, from Harvey Weinstein, George Takei, and Kevin Spacey, to Al Franken, Roy Moore, and John Conyers. The blame is also on those who took hush money… Keep Reading


EIC says his goodbyes

When I first started writing for The Bona Venture my freshman year, I had the goal of making it to the editor-in-chief position. Two-and-a-half years later, I’m preparing to pass the torch along to the next leaders of The BV, and it feels strange. The BV had become a very important part of my life… Keep Reading


Write for others, not yourself

I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in The Bona Venture lately. We seem to be fostering some excellent bloggers, but below average journalists. Let me be clear: anyone that writes for the BV is a citizen journalist, regardless of major. I want to preface this by saying that the op-ed page is a place for freedom… Keep Reading


Love and Other Long Dead Predators

By Joe Giglio, Chattertons Love is a velociraptor a long dead predator we’ve only seen the remnants of. And I’m Dr. John Hammond, trying to bring it back out of a mix of great desire, a moneymaking scheme, and it will be my undoing- or maybe it won’t. Sure his life work was destroyed, but… Keep Reading


Objective look: no present without past

We’re trained to think success, growth and advancement come from relentlessly looking forward. In its preparative nature, college seems to deem the past dead, the future a commodity – something I’ve pandered to completely. My entire undergrad, I unilaterally thought of my future in a big city, with towers overhead and my mountainous upbringing behind… Keep Reading


Catholic Church coverup exposed on Netflix

Sister Cathy Cesnik was a beloved teacher at a Catholic school in Baltimore, Maryland. On Nov. 7, 1969, Sister Cathy went missing. It wasn’t until almost 25 years later that stories of a potential cover-up of her death started to emerge. The seven episode Netflix documentary series, “The Keepers” follows two of Sister Cathy’s students.… Keep Reading


CAB offers trip to NYC

Due to student interest, the Campus Activities Board chose to offer two bus trips to New York City this semester, giving those who didn’t attend the first another opportunity to explore the city. The first New York City trip this semester, which took place on Sept. 30, sold out within four days. For this reason,… Keep Reading


Hype up the holidays with beloved jams

By Jenna Cosentino, Staff Writer The holidays are in full swing and with the stress of finals coming up, Christmas is going to be here before you know it. It may not feel like the holidays are here, but blasting classic Christmas songs will surely get you in the spirit. Take the time out of… Keep Reading


One final XP

I didn’t think that this XP would sneak up on me so fast. I remember watching Mike DeSanto, last semester’s sports editor, write his last XP and become extremely emotional over it. I’m no different. Transferring in as a junior was pretty tough, especially moving eight hours away from home. I didn’t know what clubs… Keep Reading


Brockington taking advantage of minutes

By Jeff Uveino, Staff Writer This past weekend, the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team traveled to the Florida panhandle to play in the Emerald Coast Classic. The Bonnies went 1-1 in Niceville, Florida, beating the Maryland Terrapins in the first round before falling to the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs in the finals. The Bonnies… Keep Reading


Strong start helping women’s swim morale

By Emily Coughlin, Staff Writer The St. Bonaventure women’s swim and dive team have been excelling so far this season. Sophomore diver Elena Rohr attributes her successes to the goals she set at the beginning of the season and the training that she has completed to be successful. “At the beginning of the season I… Keep Reading


Strong swims needed from men

By Matt Petit, Staff Writer With the men’s swim team having its Akron Invitational meet this weekend, mid-season has arrived for the Bonnies. The men’s swim team has had some setbacks regarding health this season. Nick Burdo a sophomore freestyler from Syracuse, New York has been one key swimmer for the Bonnies, despite having an… Keep Reading


Coach Mearns ready for new role

This past March, St. Bonaventure University announced that men’s lacrosse would be added as its 17th Division I athletic program. Previously, Bona’s had a lacrosse team from 1989-93 before moving the team down to a club level. On June 20, athletics director Tim Kenney announced Randy Mearns as the head coach. Mearns had been the… Keep Reading

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