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Support Catholic teaching

By Patrick Hauf, Contributing Writer   Last week, Luke Nolan wrote an article titled, “Contraception isn’t a right,” where he stated the negative effects of “the pill” on both patients and society as a whole. From observing the campus reaction to this piece, one would think Nolan is Satan himself. This, of course, is not… Keep Reading

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Celebrating Pope John Paul II

By Luke Nolan, Contributing Writer   Oct. 22 marked the feast of St. Pope John Paul II, the first Polish Pope and one of the most loved (and hated) in recent memory. His devotion to the Blessed Mother, as well as his openness to dialogue with other religions, has been an inspiration for all and… Keep Reading

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SBU 101 fails to consider conservative opinions

By Brandon Sapienza, Contributing Writer   There is no question about the fact that Americans are living in one the harshest political environments in recent memory. In the midst of all this chaos and unrest, the future leaders and workers of America are attending thousands of colleges and universities across the nation. On these campuses… Keep Reading

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Racial injustices are still present today

By Chris Brown, Director, First-Year Experience & Orientation at St. Bonaventure University After discussing recent op-ed pieces with students, staff and faculty alike, I realized I needed to catch up on the articles published in our campus paper. I’m a bit ashamed in myself for falling this far behind with the BV. Despite a couple… Keep Reading

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Defending women’s rights

By Holly McCully, Contributing Writer   After reading the Oct. 20 article in The Bona Venture, “Contraception isn’t a right,” I thought it was only logical to add a woman’s voice to the topic, seeing as it is an article about women, their health and their “crumbling self-worth” as noted by author Luke Nolan. It… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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