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It’s the Caps’ year, finally

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By Ethan MacKrell The best time of year is officially underway, ladies and gentlemen. The NHL season is back, and that means it’s time for some unreasonable opinions from me about the Washington Capitals. People may think the time for the Capitals to win their franchise’s first-ever Stanley Cup is over after another second-round loss…

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Late-night comedians fail to deliver on humor

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By Brandon Sapienza Since 2015, the once unique and fun landscape of late-night comedy has become nothing short of another medium for leftist celebrities to express their political views. Out of the many late-night talk shows, two hosts come to mind, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel. The comedians, who I once found amusing and relatable,…

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Burst the ‘Bona Bubble’

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By: Haylei John The “Bona Bubble” is a phrase often used with pride by students to describe feelings of community throughout the campus. I too used to think of the Bona Bubble as some fond description of life at Bona’s, but now I’m challenging this notion and hoping that others will as well. Not all…

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Opinions need more thought

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At the beginning of this week, I fashioned a quaint little article full of quips and satirical references highlighting the issues I see in the Opinions section of the BV—mainly that it’s such a “He-Man, Woman-Hater’s Club.” However, as much as I wanted to say, “men are better seen and not heard,” and as much…

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Stand up for your country

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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…

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Dialoguing about race

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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…

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Standing up for the vulnerable

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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…

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Exposing the bigotry in a bowl of spaghetti

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In the past week, I’ve done a great deal of soul searching and realized that I don’t know myself anymore. My identity crisis began last week reading the BV while eating a bowl of spaghetti. In an article about Keg Klash’s use of a Native American headdress as a logo, students and staff argued that…

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Cable news lacks diversity

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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…

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Letter to the Editor: Speaking out for the LGBTQ+ community

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Danielle Marie Bergan I am a transgender woman and a Bonaventure graduate of the class of ‘75. I was alerted to Matthew Laurrie’s article in last week’s issue of the Bona Venture by LGBT news. As a transgender activist, I receive alerts daily from Google about any news in my community, and I was quite…

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Do not put God to the test

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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…

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The virtue of socialism

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Millions of lives have been ended because of the oppression of communist regimes in the 20th century. Estimates vary from 65 to 93 million deaths, according to co-author of the Black Book of Communism, Nicolas Werth. Earlier this week, President Trump spoke to the United Nations, calling for an honest examination of communism and socialism,…

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Catholic reflections on the Protestant Reformation

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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…

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Letter to the Editor: LGBTQ+ community deserves inclusion

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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…

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DACA repeal, no big deal

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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…

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Rediscovering the lost art of drinking

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Six wineries, two distilleries and one cidery later, I drove the long country road back to St. Bonaventure with tannins on my breath and the calm of the Finger Lakes on my mind. “I cannot rest from travel,” I thought to myself, reciting the words of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s famous poem Ulysses. “I will drink…

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The BV welcomes new editor-in-chief

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I’ve said it since I started, The BV is a labor of love. I still remember signing up for the club at my first club fair. I wrote down “sports,” thinking this would be great for my resume. I’m writing for a college newspaper. I remember my first sports editor, Ethan Kibbe, guiding me through…

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Professor grieves the loss of the Intellectual Journey

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By, Sandra Mulryan   “Nothing gold can stay,” concludes Robert Frost in his eight-line poem with the same title. With the waning of the Clare College curriculum at St. Bonaventure University, combined with the sudden death of the Intellectual Journey, I feel the way Frost did when he grieved for the passing of flowers, spring and…

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Choosing chastity over gay marriage

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Patrick Hauf Last month, a group of evangelical leaders came together to write the Nashville Statement, reaffirming the Bible’s teachings on homosexuality, transgenderism and chastity. It welcomes people with homosexual attractions to Christianity and explains how they are called to live a life of chastity. Despite the respectful affirmation of church teachings, many people, especially…

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