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Coach’s vision inspires SBU athletics to lend a helping hand

By Skye Tulio Sports Assignment Editor While most of the Bonaventure community slept, a group of Bonnies rose early last Saturday morning, inspired by the life of one brave little boy. SBU Strength and Conditioning coach Darryn Fiske began participating in the Great Strides: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis Walk with his family in… Keep Reading

Extra Point/SPORTS

Replacement refs deserve some credit

By Kyle Zamiara Promotions Editor With two weeks now gone in the NFL season, fans, coaches and players have pointed out one critical flaw this season: replacement officials. Footballs have been wrongly placed, pass-interference calls missed, and unsportsmanlike-conduct calls have been given out like Skittles. Reviewed plays have been called unreviewable after reviewing. Every NFL… Keep Reading

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Soccer teams bring home first wins of the season

By Heather Monahan Assistant Features Editor The women’s soccer team recorded its first win of the season against Binghamton (6-2-0) when freshman forward Abby Maiello scored the lone goal of the game in the 51st minute last Friday. This weekend, the Bonnies have two games against Little Three opponents. Tonight, the Bonnies host Niagara (4-3-0)… Keep Reading

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Soccer teams bring home first wins of the season

By Steve Marcus Contributing Writer The Bonnies ended their program record 16-game winless streak that dates back to Sept. 21, 2011 after beating Saint Francis (Pa., 2-2-2) Sunday. The Bonnies travel to Little 3 rival Canisius tonight at 7.  The men return home to take on Niagara Sunday at 1 p.m. After a scoreless 90… Keep Reading

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Bonnies capture Leo Keenan title

By Harrison Leone Contributing Writer As the season moves forward, the men’s golf team hopes to build off its early successes. The Bonnies travel to Ithaca to participate in the Cornell Invitational Tournament this weekend. Following Cornell, SBU competes in the Binghamton Invitational in Appalachian, N.Y., Oct. 7 and 8. The fall schedule sees the… Keep Reading

SPORTS

SBU makes history at NCC

By Taylor Nigrelli Assistant Sports Editor The men’s and women’s cross country teams made history last Friday at the National Catholic Championships held at Notre Dame. Although Notre Dame swept both races, the Bonnies had some of their best finishes in years, as the women’s team placed fourteenth of 34 and the men twenty-seventh of… Keep Reading

FEATURES

Bonagany committee adds improvements to annual festival

By Jillian Hammell Contributing Writer It is that time of year again: the Bonaventure and Allegany communities come together to celebrate good food, friends and music.  This year, however, expect a change in the layout of the six-hour event held on Main Street in Allegany, as well as new places to hit while strolling through… Keep Reading

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Relatives of Fr. Pamphilo da Magliano visit campus

By Alexandra Salerno Editor-in-chief Last week, St. Bonaventure hosted two teenagers whose relationship with the University reads like a storyline from a movie script. In 2005, Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., university president, received an email from an Italian woman named Laura Pietrobattista. She introduced herself as belonging to the family of Fr. Panfilo (Eng: Pamphilo)… Keep Reading

FEATURES

Emmy-winning set designer to visit campus

By Alexandra Napoli Contributing Writer   Think of everything you have ever dreamed. What if everything you wanted to be came true? You walk across a red carpet and camera flashes are all you see. Ray Klausen knows exactly how it feels to do this, as he has achieved his biggest dreams. Klausen has designed… Keep Reading

FEATURES

Spanish club sparks conversation

By Matthew Laurrie Features Assignment Editor   Bienvenido a la tertulia! SBU’s “tertulia,” or informal Spanish conversation gathering, meets Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in Café LaVerna. Students have the opportunity to sit with peers to brush up on their Spanish speaking skills. Victor Zabala, an English graduate student, and Maria Jorquera-Hervas, a Fulbright scholar (an… Keep Reading

FEATURES

Bonaventure’s unsung heroes: A BV series

Clinton Pataye By Kerri Linsenbigler Features Editor Fourteen years ago, Clinton Pataye joined Bonaventure’s Safety and Security team looking for a break from his hectic police job. “I only saw bad people,” said Pataye, a security officer supervisor. “It got real old. I came here because I like the quietness and the solitude.” Pataye said… Keep Reading

FEATURES

Home is where you make it

By Katelyn Schrock Contributing Writer   Freshmen are assigned to a dorm and placed with an unfamiliar face that soon turns into a roommate. Following that first year, it’s up to students to choose their own living arrangements. Juniors and seniors have the option of continuing to live on campus or finding residences’ in the… Keep Reading

FEATURES

Bonaventure’s appeal stretches coast to coast

By Heather Monahan Assistant Features Editor Eighty percent of college students stay within a three- hour range of their home, said Thomas Iwankow, associate director of admissions. However, the Bona Bubble is home to students from more than 30 states. The newly enrolled students at St. Bonaventure this fall, both freshman and transfers, come from … Keep Reading

FEATURES

Editor writes from abroad

By Samantha Berkhead Associate Editor Late last night, I ran down the stairs in my apartment building, shouting “WHAT’S THE CRAIC, LADS?” to the people at the bottom. No, I didn’t drop out of school to dabble in illegal activities. I’ve just begun my time at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland — my… Keep Reading

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OPINION

Cafe LaVerna needs to improve efficiency

By Alexandra Salerno Editor-in-chief It’s late, and I’m sitting in a big, comfy chair in my favorite LaVerna alcove. I’m trying to catch up on the homework I’ve been neglecting all week when I suddenly crave one of those chocolate chip muffins perched behind the glass at the coffee counter. I order, pay and sit… Keep Reading

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OPINION

Teacher strike selfishly hurts students

By Elizabeth Grady Promotions Editor Chicago public school students began their first day of school Wednesday, seven days late. A teacher’s strike in the third-largest school district in the U.S. prevented 405,000 students from returning to Chicago’s 675 schools, according to the Chicago Public School’s website. Teachers picketed over an extended school day, job losses… Keep Reading

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OPINION

TV show should be embraced for its take on a modern family

By Matthew Laurrie Features Assignment Editor Parents are there to watch your first steps, hear your first words, teach you to learn and grow and mentor you along your way. They may be the most important people in a child’s life. “The New Normal,” one of NBC’s newest sitcoms, follows a gay couple and their… Keep Reading

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OPINION

Calorie counts provide hope for a healthier America

By Deirdre Spilman Opinion Assignment Editor Even if you live under a hunk of obsidian you know that eating food from McDonald’s is not the most health-conscious decision that someone can make. The food is full of fat and sodium and slathered with grease. When eating McDonald’s, it is understood that you are probably consuming… Keep Reading

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OPINION

Parents shouldn’t allow pole dancing classes for children

By Kristie Schiefer Assistant News Editor What ever happened to swinging around on the monkey bars? It’s a great source of fitness requiring upper and lower body strength if you decided to hang upside down by your knees. But that’s all changed. Children can now swing around a pole for pure fitness, strength, and fun.… Keep Reading

NEWS

Student injured in off-campus assault

By Emily Carson News Editor A group of unknown males and females allegedly assaulted a St. Bonaventure student after the student left an off-campus student residence last weekend, according to campus Safety and Security. In the early hours of Sunday morning, the group approached the student while he walked alone on Seventh Street in Allegany,… Keep Reading

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