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OPINION

Former sports editor reflects on good and bad of The BV

By Ryan Papaserge Associate Editor     There are no words that can possibly do justice to the four years I spent at St. Bonaventure University.     It seems pretentious to sum up so many life experiences into a piece that’s fit to run in a student publication, but here goes nothing.     As a wide-eyed… Keep Reading

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OPINION

Ryan only clear choice for Republican VP

By Kevin Rogers   Staff Writer    With the nomination all but wrapped up, presumptive Republican candidate Mitt Romney (Mass.) has to carefully consider the next step in his campaign to the White House: the selection of a running mate.    In 2008, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) tried to balance his lack of experience in… Keep Reading

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OPINION

Site needs to end teen prostitution ads

By Emily Sullivan    Opinion Assignment Editor      When I want to buy a present for a friend that I can’t find at Walmart, I shop online.    For some, shopping online is a completely different experience.  Some people go online to buy people.    Seventeen-year-old Megan was coerced by an older man she had… Keep Reading

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OPINION

Dove should bring new campaign to US

 By Mary Best   Opinion Editor    The tug-of-war regarding positive body images for women is in the tightest stalemate  ever. People shamelessly declare their love for their own bodies but also endlessly complain about the lack of decent representation of real beauty and the average-sized woman.    Luckily, Dove Australia is tackling the decidedly… Keep Reading

OPINION

BV friends will last forever

By Bryan Jackson   Associate Editor     I didn’t know how to start this farewell editorial. I was going to say something witty about how I dislike farewell speeches and addresses for their inherent cheesiness, then point out the irony of that sentiment, considering I’m now writing a farewell.     However, that little witticism didn’t… Keep Reading

OPINION

Former editor-in-chief made right choice in attending Bona’s

 By Amanda Klein Advisory Editor  The first time I set foot in St. Bonaventure, N.Y., I was an awkward 17-year-old who had already decided where she wanted to go to school, and it sure wasn’t Bonaventure. But, for the majority of the evening tour that August, I couldn’t take my eyes off the beautiful mountains,… Keep Reading

OPINION

Editor-in-chief bids fond farewell to BV family

  By Tyler Diedrich   Editor-in-Chief    My diploma and transcript won’t show it, but I double-majored at St. Bonaventure. I’ll wear a maroon journalism and mass communication hood on graduation day, but my fondest memories stem from my other major: The BV.     Let me tell my favorite story from my four years here… Keep Reading

OPINION

Some students are clean but not sober

 By Deirdre Spilman   Assistant Opinion Editor    As a self-proclaimed mysophobe – or as they are more commonly known, germaphobes – I am never without access to hand sanitizer. Whether it is inside my backpack or attached to my keys, I have to be able to eliminate 99.9 percent of germs 100 percent of… Keep Reading

OPINION

Early graduate reflects on time in BV newsroom

By Maria Hayes   Associate Editor in Fall 2011       Every BV editor has a moment where he or she makes an impression on the rest of the staff. Some people throw yardsticks at features editors. I cried over a crossword puzzle.     Back when I was assistant features editor, The BV had the… Keep Reading

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NEWS

Bonaventure AAF team brings home bronze

By Samantha Berkhead News Editor The name ‘St. Bonaventure’ grabbed attention on a wide scale once again two weekends ago, but instead of a sports Cinderella story, it was an advertising one. The university’s chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) placed third of 16 teams  in this year’s regional National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)… Keep Reading

NEWS

Dougherty to speak at 2012 commencement

By Kevin Rogers Staff Writer St. Bonaventure University announced Dr. Charles J. Dougherty, ’71, president of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, will present the keynote address during the university’s 152nd annual Commencement Exercises May 13. “I was delighted and humbled,” Dougherty, a nationally recognized expert in health care ethics, said of his selection. “I said yes… Keep Reading

NEWS

SGA welcomes new inductees

By Elizabeth Pray Staff Writer The Student Government Association (SGA) ended the semester Monday evening, with an induction ceremony held in the Doyle Trustees’ Room. Rob DeFazio, director of intramurals and club sports, delivered a message from Rick Trietley, vice provost for student life. His speech thanked outgoing senior members Michelle McKernan, president; Emily Deragon,… Keep Reading

NEWS

WSBU announces Spring Weekend performers

By Marissa Bruno Staff Writer Get ready for a major genre change for the Spring Weekend acts this year. WSBU-FM 88.3, The Buzz, will host this year’s hip-hop and R&B artists. So Fly Smooth will perform at noon, Jade Alston at 2 p.m. and Matt Patterson at 4 p.m. tomorrow in the parking lot between… Keep Reading

NEWS

Good Life professor motivates students to help community

By Emily Carson News Assignment Editor Dr. Matthew King, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, motivated his Good Life class this semester to form groups to address and help suffering people in the community. Students formed different groups to work towards different goals, including helping the local American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals… Keep Reading

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Baseball/SPORTS

Stavisky comes full circle after stops at ND, minors

By Tyler Diedrich Editor-in-Chief   Brian Stavisky might be the most interesting St. Bonaventure athletics figure few outside the department know. Ten years ago, he was a baseball hero at Notre Dame. After three successful seasons in South Bend, Stavisky played professionally for parts of nine seasons. He once spent Spring Training practicing alongside legends… Keep Reading

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Baseball/SPORTS

Rhody sweeps weekend series, Bonnies head to GW

By Skye Tulio Assistant Sports Editor The baseball team (13-15, 2-7) will travel to George Washington for a three-game series beginning today at 4 p.m. “George Washington’s below .500 overall, so it’s obviously one of those things that you feel like you better win two out of three, if for no other reason than to get a little… Keep Reading

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Softball/SPORTS

SBU looks to end losing streak against Fordham this weekend

By Anthony Gannon Sports Assignment Editor In its last four conference games, the softball team is 0-4. In their last four games against Fordham, the Bonnies are 0-4. This weekend, the team goes on a four-game road trip for two conference series  at Fordham today at 3 p.m. and noon Saturday, followed by a Sunday doubleheader at… Keep Reading

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Bonnies attend A-10 Championships

By Nate West  Assistant News Editor Both the men’s and women’s tennis teams ended their seasons at  the Atlantic 10 Championships. The 11th-seeded men took on sixth-seeded Richmond last Friday and the 12th-seeded women opened against fifth-seeded Xavier yesterday. The men lost 4-0 against the Spiders, coming away with only one victory in both doubles and singles action. The… Keep Reading

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Golf/SPORTS

SBU prepares for A-10s

By Jordan Morey Staff Writer The golf team snapped consecutive last-place finishes with a fifth-place finish in a field of 10 at the Manor Intercollegiate in Farmville, Va., hosted by Longwood last Saturday, concluding the regular season. The Atlantic 10 Championship will take place at Heron Bay Golf Club in Coral Springs, Fla., April 27-29. In the league’s pre-championship… Keep Reading

FEATURES

“Scientist in service” shares her story with Bonaventure

By Alexandra Salerno Managing Editor Before Patricia Burlaud spoke at this year’s Mary Devereux Luncheon, Sister Margaret Carney, O.S.F., university president, called her “a women every bit as extraordinary as Mary Devereux.” Burlaud is a quark physicist who dedicated more than three decades of her life to the educational and leadership advancements of women in… Keep Reading

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