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Objective look: Coming Out Day

      It’s not like Christmas or Valentine’s Day; there aren’t any chocolates, firmly wrapped presents or cake – at least not for the majority of people. Instead, your present is a simple reminder – wrapped in inviting rainbow wrapping paper to compensate for such a blunt memo; it’s a memo some people revel… Keep Reading


Second season puts dark twist on drama

      A calm opening quickly led to chaos in the second season premiere of Riverdale. In the season one finale, viewers are left with Archie’s dad, Fred, who was shot by a masked man with green eyes. Betty, Veronica and Jughead are all safely in their homes while Archie, without a driver’s license,… Keep Reading


Defending political comedy

By Mike Martin In an op-ed in the last edition of The BV, Brandon Sapienza criticized the politicization of late-night comedy shows by Madeline L’Engle who says, “A good laugh heals a lot of hurts.” Well maybe it is just me, but I think it is hard to laugh when America experienced its worst mass… Keep Reading


The MTA needs repairs

By Brandon Sapienza When people think of New York City, many think of the vast system of underground tunnels that connect all the five boroughs. Many of these people don’t know the complete mess that lies underneath the greatest city in the world. Being a native New Yorker and having rode the subway every morning… Keep Reading


Hypocrisy of the GOP

By Sean Mickey America is dealing with education and healthcare problems among other things, but some people believe there is a larger issue. The Republican Party has been pushing their “Pro-life” movement since the mid 70s after the Supreme Court’s decision of Roe v. Wade. Republicans believe they must protect the unborn’s right to life… Keep Reading


What’s in a name

By Denis Riordin Oct. 9 was the feast day of Saint Denis, the patron saint of Paris, France. St. Denis is best known for being a martyr for the Catholic faith and was beheaded along with two other clergy companions. Legend states that after his head was cut off, St. Denis picked it up and… Keep Reading


Contraception isn’t a right

By Luke Nolan Last week, a video released by attn:, a media organization, went viral. In it, actress and activist Sophia Bush claimed not only that birth control is a human right, but she also made the argument that government should not interfere with access to birth control (which it doesn’t). By claiming that birth… Keep Reading


Bonnies grab second win in thrilling fashion

The St. Bonaventure women’s soccer team grabbed its second win of the season last night, defeating Duquesne University by the final score of 1-0 in Pittsburgh. The Bonnies were on the board first within the 20 minute mark of the first half. After a Duquesne foul, senior defender Sydney Cassagnol sent the ensuing free kick… Keep Reading


Artists donates sculptures to SBU

      At 88 years old, Liz Whitney Quisgard continues to dedicate “a lifetime of effort” to creating art. Residing in New York City, she believes moving to NYC is essential to even have a chance at becoming a world-famous artist because it’s the center of western art.       Knowing her career… Keep Reading


Rainy days bring new fashion trends

      When it comes to fashion, don’t let a little rain dampen current fashion trends. The rain actually allows people to dress in styles and trends you can’t always wear.       There are so many cute outfits that can be worn on a rainy day whether it is cold or warm… Keep Reading


Timid Empathy

Come a bit closer, yes you, stranger. I want to get to know you. Hey now! I’m serious here! Don’t laugh, that’s mean you know. Drop me your name, maybe your story, perhaps your life at home. I want to know you. You matter to me, stranger. We both get the chance to see each… Keep Reading


Richter Center gets a facelift

By Nicholas Gallo Staff Writer The Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center at St. Bonaventure University was recently equipped with a new lower fitness center. Rob DeFazio, interim executive director for Residential Living and Conduct and the director of the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership, said the equipment will provide opportunities for students… Keep Reading


Le Moyne business dean speaks

By Jenn Eng News Editor Jim Joseph, dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne College, spoke to SBU students and faculty this Tuesday in the Walsh Science Center Auditorium. Joseph has extensive experience in business with a certification in public accounting and has served in many positions including president and chief executive… Keep Reading


New upgrades help campus conserve energy

By Leah McCluskey Staff Writer Energy waste is an ongoing issue at St. Bonaventure University, and students have begun to question why lights remain on in buildings that are not actively in use. Robert Hurlburt, the university’s director of facilities, discussed our carbon footprint and what measures have been taken to decrease it. “The university… Keep Reading


Advising Compass Center changes location

By Emily Losito Associate Editor The Student Success Center on the first floor of Plassmann Hall has a new addition: the Advising Compass Center. The center, which three faculty members created at the beginning of this academic year, was previously located in the basement of Plassmann. In the basement, the center didn’t get much foot… Keep Reading


ASL Club hosts annual Fingerspelling Event

By Ashlee Gray Contributing Writer On Monday, Oct. 16, Fingers Speak, St. Bonaventure’s American Sign Language Club, hosted its Second-Annual Fingerspelling Event. The McGinley-Carney Center for Franciscan Ministry held the event, and it was open to all students and community members. Several students founded Fingers Speak at the beginning of last year , including Jordan… Keep Reading


SBU brings back a classic

By M.K. Killen News Assignment Editor SBU Theater calls on its past comedy success for its presentation of one-act comedy Festival, opening next week. One Act Festival 7: Latest Hits will feature seven one-act comedies performed in the last 15 years of SBU Theater. “This is our seventh one-act festival. The last one we did… Keep Reading


Bona’s ski team soars past competition

Three racers from the St. Bonaventure University Ski Team competed in the University of Rochester Invitational at Bristol Mountain resort in Rochester, NY on Jan. 24 through Jan. 25. The team meets twice a week, each session lasting two hours. The St. Bonaventure University Ski Team is small, but between the three who competed they… Keep Reading

Men's and women's tennis/SPORTS

Tennis teams blank La Salle on senior day

The men’s and women’s tennis teams both closed out the regular season schedule last weekend with 7-0 wins over La Salle University. The win meant the men’s team finished off the season with a 5-10 record overall, while the women completed the season with a 5-13 overall record. This match was senior day for three… Keep Reading


Women’s soccer fights for scoreless draw

By Jeff Uveino Contributing Writer On Thursday night, the St. Bonaventure women’s soccer team worked to a scoreless draw on the road with the Fordham Rams.   The teams played through overtime but neither was able to find a goal. The highlight for the Bonnies was the performance of goalkeeper Lauren Malcolm.   The sophomore… Keep Reading

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