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Gun violence sparks local conversation

By Nicholas Gallo, Staff Writer In the wake of recent shootings, educational institution’s campus safety has become an increasing issue of concern. Eight school shooting incidents have happened this month, with Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, being the most recent school affected by a mass shooting. According to a Washington Post article, an ongoing… Keep Reading

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Bona Giving Day reaches record donation

St.Bonaventure University’s students, faculty, alumni and friends gifted over $387,000 on Thursday, Feb. 8 for the third annual Bona Giving Day. “Our goal this year was 850 gifts, and we exceeded that goal,” said Karen Heitzinger, the director of Annual Giving. She said Bonaventure received 947 gifts online or by mail during the 24-hour fundraising… Keep Reading

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ROTC plans summer training program

By Bryce Spadafora, Contributing Writer Sophomores interested in, and not currently part of, ROTC still have the opportunity to join. The Seneca Battalion is looking for students to attend a training program in Fort Knox, Kentucky this summer. The 30-day program is geared towards students who may have missed the first two years of the… Keep Reading

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SGA Recap

By Haylei John, SGA President Members of the Student Government Association (SGA) have spent the recent weeks working with their assigned committees on specific class projects. The SGA meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15 was devoted to further discussing the changes to Spring Weekend, voting procedures and campus suggestions. Additional speakers at the meeting included Nichole… Keep Reading

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SIMM

By Gunnar Schifley, Contributing Writer Unemployment in the United States is one of the three largest economic indicators investors use to gauge the health of the economy, along with inflation and GDP growth. These terms are thrown around constantly in the news and day-to-day life, but are often left unexplained and taken as a static… Keep Reading

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#NoCasualties seeks to educate SBU

By Michael Hogan, Staff Writer There have been many calls to put an end to racial insensitivity that occurs on St. Bonaventure University’s campus, calling to action some faculty members and students. Tracy Schrems, Ph.D., a lecturer of English, led a group of students, including freshmen Ethan Pryor, Kane Jordan and Anna Giglio, to investigate… Keep Reading

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Memory workshop draws educators to campus

The Center for Attention, Learning and Memory hosted a workshop on Feb. 12, bringing local educators together. Sponsored by the Cattaraugus-Allegany Teacher Center, this workshop brought local superintendents together, as well as a representative from New York State Senator Kathy Young’s office and St. Bonaventure University’s Mike Hoffman, adjunct professor of strategic leadership. Adam Brown,… Keep Reading

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Influenza virus spreads across Cattaraugus County

With flu season surging in the United States, health professionals are emphasizing the record-breaking number of cases and urging individuals at risk to be cautious. According to the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) weekly Influenza Surveillance Report, influenza activity increased in 43 states. ILI, or influenza-like illness, rose to a 7.7 percent increase, the most… Keep Reading

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Students go above and beyond for Lent

By Nicholas Gallo, Staff Writer This Lenten season, some St. Bonaventure University students are committing to bettering themselves and the rest of the campus community through exceptional Lenten promises. “It’s too cheesy to give up something like candy,” said Kaylee Brabham, a junior biology and health science double major.  “Lent is supposed to be a… Keep Reading

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Student honored with national award

For Brandon Fields, a senior strategic communication and digital media major, his dreams of big-time advertising gigs were birthed in his hometown of New York City. Those dreams moved one step closer to fruition this week, as Fields attended a week-long workshop, networking and agency visit event back in his old stomping ground: the big… Keep Reading

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Search committees cause controversy

The two search committees for interim positions announced seek to fill the only two positions held by women on the president’s cabinet, raising questions from faculty members. Nichole Gonzalez, interim vice president for student affairs and Nancy K. Taylor, acting chief financial officer, are the only two women serving as vice presidents. The other 10… Keep Reading

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Community surveyed on governance

By Nicholas Gallo, Staff Writer The Shared Governance Commission sent out a survey last Friday to the St. Bonaventure University community, allowing students to express their opinions. Co-chairs of the survey, Matt King, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, and Tim Geiger, director of enterprise services, said President Dennis DePerro, Ed.D., created the commission to assess… Keep Reading

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SGA Recap

By Haylei John, SGA President The Student Government Association (SGA) has faced a number of issues and concerns that affect the student body during the past few weeks. The executive board addressed each issue with a public statement as they were brought up, and then further addressed the situations during the Feb. 1 SGA meeting.… Keep Reading

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SIMM

By Gunnar Schifley, Contributing Writer Over the course of six days, the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 8.532 percent, the S&P 500 lost 7.795 percent and the Nasdaq also fell 7.171 percent. From Monday, Jan. 29 through Monday, Feb. 5, the market saw the first decline of the year. The sell-off of stocks in the… Keep Reading

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Canticle Farm offers culinary classes

By Landon Allison, Contributing Writer Canticle Farm and the Warming House are providing community members with the resources and skills to make healthy meals for themselves. On Saturday, Feb. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m., Canticle Farm is presenting a class on how to practice sustainable cooking. There will be a discussion over how our… Keep Reading

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Bona’s announces new criminology major

St. Bonaventure University announced a criminology major, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting it will be a high-demand major through 2026. Officials announced Feb. 6 that the criminology major will be offered in the 2018 fall semester. William Elenchin, Ph.D., chair of the criminology program, said the degree, which falls into the School… Keep Reading

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Administration cancels quad party

Organized by students, but not officially condoned by the university, the “quad party” has served as one of Spring Weekend’s unofficial activities, and student favorites, for years. The gathering typically takes place on the east side of campus and features live and DJ’d music, games and, most notably, drinking–until this year. At last Thursday’s Student… Keep Reading

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SIMM

By Gunnar Schifley, Contributing Writer The world of finance, economics and investments is a complicated world with a plethora of ways to approach it. Students in Money Management (SIMM) is a club on campus to answer personal and larger financial questions, such as SIMM is a student-run investment fund on campus that manages over $500,000… Keep Reading

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Trinity College offers more rooms for 2018

By Morgan Hoffman, Contributing Writer Trinity College is home to St. Bonaventure University’s Francis E. Kelley Oxford Program, providing an opportunity for students to live in England for six weeks over the summer while  they attend classes and experience a new culture. This year, Trinity College is offering the St. Bonaventure program additional spaces. The Oxford Program contracts rooms annually from… Keep Reading

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Scraba gives insights on Special Olympics

St. Bonaventure University will be celebrating Unified Sports Day this Sunday, a program started by Special Olympics. Paula Scraba, Ph.D., O.S.F., a special education professor at Bonaventure and campus Special Olympics liason, dedicates most of her time to these causes. She’s excited for Sunday’s events, as the program brings students with and without disabilities together.… Keep Reading

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