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Editor takes a look back on his four years

I’ve spent the past four years working with words. Writing words, editing words, saying words. But now, as I try to give my final words to The Bona Venture, words escape me. I joined The BV a few weeks into my freshman year at Bonaventure. I did so for internship hours. I did so to… Keep Reading


EIC says her goodbyes to The BV

After spending two years joking that The BV was a cult, I received an email from the editor-in-chief at the time about an open position for the following semester. I remember the mixed feelings of excitement and confusion. I’d been meaning to join to get some coveted internship hours, and this could be the resume… Keep Reading


Former sports and opinion editor’s farewell

Reflections and goodbyes after seven BV semesters First impressions are important, but sometimes it’s important to give things another chance. When I visited St. Bonaventure during an open house, I stopped by The Bona Venture to see what the campus newspaper offered. The stacks of newspapers, dusty old computers and whining printer were the backdrop… Keep Reading


Advice to help survive finals

Every student is in the final stretch right now and there’s not much left to go. Still, sometimes we feel trapped. There’s too many papers to write, too many tests to study for and too much on our mind to make a single clear thought. So how do we get through these final, grueling days?… Keep Reading


“Extra”vagant outfits from 2019 Met Gala

In the case of the 2019 Met Gala, the theme of “Camp” is used to bring light to the cultural influences of the homogeneous and outrageously exaggerated culture we are living in today. The Met Gala’s annual fundraising event was held this past Monday night for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. The theme,… Keep Reading

Club Corner/FEATURES

Club Corner: Asian Students in Action

ASIA, Asian Students in Action, is a group that provides students of Asian culture with a safe haven to express themselves freely and to make connections with their peers through these expressions. “The purpose of ASIA is to provide an academic, social, political and cultural support group for Asian and Pacific Island American students at… Keep Reading


Threehouse encouraged despite struggles this season

Softball players believe they did enough, but deserved more The Bonnies finished their 2019 campaign with a 9-36 record. The team’s record showed that the Bonnies struggled, and while that is true, the team was much closer to the goal than record speaks to. In his 20th season, head softball coach Mike Threehouse said it… Keep Reading


Students reflect on ESPN+ production experience

ESPN+ giving students hands-on, real-life learning opportunities This past fall, St. Bonaventure fans near and far were introduced to a new and improved viewing experience. Bonnies fans could now catch any sport from soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball and softball on ESPN+. Games could be streamed on iPhones, tablets, laptops and computers. However, fans were not… Keep Reading

Extra Point/SPORTS

time, please stop flying…

Stumbling into a house party on my first night of freshman year, I met Kiley O’Donnell, former editor in chief of The Bona Venture. “Write for the BV!” she said. I showed up to the interest meeting a few days later and signed up for a men’s soccer recap. Over 50 stories and thousands of… Keep Reading


SIMM general manager looks back on lessons learned

The importance of removing bias and creating a portfolio After five years in Students in Money Management (SIMM), I wanted to share some of the most important things I’ve learned to help with your investment portfolio. Before you start investing, you must have a plan. Think about the purpose of a portfolio. Is it for… Keep Reading


Veggie Wheels reflects on Slow Ride through Olean

Godet-Calogerases work to promote fundraising for Veggie Wheels The Olean community came together on Sunday for a bike ride to help neighbors in need across Cattaraugus County. The second annual Veggie Wheels Slow Ride took place on May 5 in Olean. The Slow Ride is a fundraiser for Veggie Wheels, a summer program started in… Keep Reading


Move-out sale scheduled to be in Butler Gym

From May 22 to 25, St. Bonaventure University’s Franciscan Center for Social Concern will host its annual move-out sale in Butler Gym. The sale features items donated by students and other SBU community members. “It’s essentially a way that we try to keep things out of the landfill,” said Ky Mangulis, the student coordinator for… Keep Reading


Pollinator garden on campus to aid environmental efforts

St. Bonaventure University, specifically the environmental studies department, has begun to build a new garden outside of the Hickey Dining Hall. The garden was inspired by Dr. Theodore Georgian, director of the environmental studies program and professor of biology and was originally intended to add more plants outside of Walsh Amphitheater. The garden was created… Keep Reading


St. Bonaventure introduces new educational center

Students have new resource to cooperate on group projects and study together Students who are looking for a place to get away and study can now go to the new Manley Education Collaboration Center. As of May 2, the center, started by the School of Education, is in now open to undergraduate and graduate students,… Keep Reading


New housing system displeases students

Perched by their computers, students anxiously awaited the time slots they’d been assigned to select housing for the 2019-2020 school year. Some students found themselves unhappy with the results of their room selections, though. Kaylyn Foody, a sophomore professional and creative writing major, said she and three of her friends hoped to select a townhouse… Keep Reading


Learning begins with writing by hand

Papers and assignments are always major parts in a student’s course progress. When it comes to the process of creating the paper and writing, most students use and are required to use a typed format. At St. Bonaventure University, most students also use laptops and tablets to take notes and complete assignments that are given… Keep Reading


Don’t push kids to do only one sport

Following the first round of the NFL draft last Thursday, the lives of many young men were changed forever. Kyler Murray became the shortest quarterback player ever to be taken first overall, while Devin White defied the odds and became a first round draft pick from the smallest of towns in southern Louisiana. Despite all… Keep Reading


Mueller report leaves questions

Democrats hoping to win presidency need to move past the report As the phrase, “No collusion!” continues to be chanted by President Donald Trump and his supporters, they are not wrong. The Mueller Report did not find any counts of collusion from the president, but the president’s actions may lead to dire consequences in regard… Keep Reading

FEATURES/Music Reviews

Marina and the Diamonds now only Marina

“Love + Fear” album showcases Marina’s talent regardless of name change After taking on a stage name to represent her dazzling pop personas for nearly a decade, Marina and the Diamonds is now just Marina. On April 26, Marina released “Love + Fear,” which is a two-part album showcasing what makes life wonderful and scary.… Keep Reading

Club Corner/FEATURES

BonaResponds reflects on year

Several years ago, a list of the mantras that are at the heart of everything that BonaResponds does was made. While there were scores of these reasons, most could be boiled down to wanting to make the world better and to help others. While we cannot make the world perfect, we can all make the… Keep Reading

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