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Stand up for your country

By Brandon Sapienza Since Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the national anthem last season, sports have become more about politics and social issues than the game itself. As a result, athletes from many different leagues, including the NFL, NBA and MLB, have chosen to protest during the national anthem in some form. Many… Keep Reading


Dialoguing about race

By Patrick Hauf On Monday, author and political commentator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech on the injustices in America. The audience in the Reilly Center could feel the passion in Hill’s voice. Exclude the politics, and it is clear that Hill is a very talented speaker who has done extensive research on the… Keep Reading


Standing up for the vulnerable

By Luke Nolan Following a talk by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill earlier this week, Patrick Hauf, freshman journalism major, asked about the vulnerability of unborn children killed in abortions, a question accompanied by rude groans and heckling by the audience. To someone who is pro-life, the desire to protect the most vulnerable of society would… Keep Reading


Cable news lacks diversity

By Patrick Hauf Sean Hannity versus Rachel Maddow. Mr. “I love President Trump forever” versus Ms. “Putin and Trump sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.” Fox News wants Hannity to match up against Maddow, who has given Fox a rare competition for ratings in the 9 p.m. slot. Since last September, Fox has had five of… Keep Reading


Do not put God to the test

By Luke Nolan Earlier this month, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California was questioning Amy Coney Barrett during her confirmation hearing for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. During the hearing, Feinstein made a rather inappropriate comment regarding Barrett’s Catholic faith. “When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly… Keep Reading


Catholic reflections on the Protestant Reformation

By Alexis Longoria This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. One might be quick to dismiss this as simply being a fun fact pertaining to the year, but there is much more to consider. The history of the Christian Church is immensely tied to the entire development of modern western civilization. The… Keep Reading

Letter to the editor/OPINION

Letter to the Editor: LGBTQ+ community deserves inclusion

By Matthew Laurrie In response to a Sept. 8 Bona Venture article, titled “Choosing chastity over gay marriage,” I feel compelled to share a few thoughts. After reading the Nashville Statement, which was the focus of Patrick Hauf’s editorial, I have serious misgivings about Mr. Hauf’s interpretation of the document. The Nashville Statement, referred to… Keep Reading


DACA repeal, no big deal

By Patrick Hauf On Sept. 5, President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – a program that gives benefits to children of illegal immigrants – assuring the end of the world – at least that’s how some saw it. If liberals would take just a minute to examine Trump’s words and actions, they… Keep Reading


Marijuana legalization stirs a buzz

Recently, more and more states within the U.S. have been legalizing the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. The legalization of marijuana is a controversial idea that has been argued about for many years. There are certainly pros and cons to making use of marijuana legal, but I believe the benefits of legalization outweigh the… Keep Reading


Online classes lack needed interaction

Like most students here at Bonaventure, I am not a huge fan of getting up in the morning for class. As a matter of fact, I absolutely hate it. I am horrible at rousing myself from my warm comfy bed in the morning, and I know a lot of people feel the same way. But… Keep Reading


Journalism is still thriving

Journalism is like Betty White; you figure it should’ve been dead for years, but every time you check up on it, it’s doing better than ever. For years I’ve heard people try to make the argument that journalism is a dying field because people don’t read newspapers anymore and the media is lying to us.… Keep Reading


SGA president addresses state of campus

The SGA Constitution stipulates that the SGA President shall publish a state of the campus address once per academic year. As my term comes to an end, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to inform the campus about SGA’s activities this year. This year, SGA was the largest it has ever been with fifty-six… Keep Reading


Producers deserve more credit than rappers

Just as a lot of other music fans across the world did on Saturday, I sat down to listen to Drake’s new project More Life. As I listened, I thought to myself, “Hey, Drake did a pretty good job here.” I then did some research and found that it wasn’t just Drake that did a… Keep Reading


Beef hurts planet

The Earth is getting hotter at a faster rate than ever before. We know that in part because of research funded by the Environmental Protection Agency. An agency that under the Trump administration’s new budget would take a 31 percent decrease and probably disappear eventually. (See Diana McElfresh’s story on page 3.) Dramatic changes in… Keep Reading


Diversity classes are needed now

At any school, diversity is something that is very important to both students and the academic experience as a whole. Students from various religions, cultures and races attend St. Bonaventure, and it is important for the student body to be exposed to these different views. The best way to prevent discrimination and racism is to… Keep Reading


Later hours for dining hall

From what I gather, a large number of students here at Bonaventure have found themselves hungry in the middle of the night after studying, homework or other typical college student things. Unfortunately, at Bona’s, we only have one main dining hall where we are able to swipe in for a snack – and it closes… Keep Reading


Downside of social media

During my adolescent years, I, along with most others in my age group, have been exposed to social media. Being a teenager in the 21st century, this is not an uncommon occurrence. Social media has certainly established its importance in the worlds of young people, and unfortunately its effects are not all beneficial. As years… Keep Reading


St. Patrick’s Day overlooks origin

March 17th is the one day of the year when everybody claims to be Irish. I never understood why this is, seeing as I don’t claim to be Mexican every year on Cinco de Mayo, and other people around the world don’t claim to be American on July 4th. Once I got to college, I… Keep Reading


Dogs teach valuable lesson

They say all you ever need to really know in life you learn in kindergarten, and I’m not entirely sure I believe that. This quote is commonly found on a poster in an elementary school principal’s office. This poster usually comes with a list of lessons taught in kindergarten such as compassion, cooperation and sharing.… Keep Reading

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