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Don’t discriminate by weight

   By Matthew Laurrie   Assistant Features Editor     You apply for a job, your application is flawless, you nail your interview, your references give stellar recommendations and you are ready to pursue a new venture in life. But, there’s one small snafu: you’re, shall we say, on the heavier side. That’s an automatic dismissal… Keep Reading

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Women should run cautiously

By Amanda Klein   Advisory Editor     I love to run. I’ve run four races in the last year, and I’m training for a 10k in May. I zone out, listen to my iPod and look at the Allegheny River.     Once I hear footsteps behind me, that pleasantry fades. Panic sets in.    Even… Keep Reading


Students voice poetic prowess in latest ‘slam’ competition

By Matthew Laurrie Assistant Features Editor With the lights dimmed, anxious audience members gazed toward the stage. A spotlight centered and the Garret Theater came alive with poetry at the commencement of St. Bonaventure’s fourth poetry slam. The Slam Poetry Club recently adopted “There is no excuse for art” as its catchphrase. It embodies the… Keep Reading


Poet enlightens audience with words of wisdom

By Elizabeth Pray Staff Writer “When you go to places, the things you are supposed to see are not what stay with you.” Peter Makuck said these words while onstage at the Garret Theater Wednesday night discussing how the small details on a trip can become the unexpected details of a poem. Makuck, a nationally… Keep Reading


Titanic sails back into theaters

By Heather Monahan Staff Writer Rose may have let go, but “Titanic” fans never did. Fans have been able to relive the excitement of the movie with the recent re-release of the 1997 film in theaters. But this time, it’s supposed to be an enhanced experience with 3-D effects.             However, Bonaventure students… Keep Reading


App-ealing to students

By Elizabeth Grady Promotions Editor Recognizing the increasing presence of smart phones in the hands of college students, the Office of Communications created a blog that reviews apps for students. According to Kait Laubscher, intern at the Office of Communications, the SBU App Review provides in-depth app reviews  for students by students. Student reviewers Laubscher… Keep Reading


Students, faculty coach for Special Olympics

By Kerri Linsenbigler Features Assignment Editor “If you believe in acceptance, empowerment, opportunity and fun, you are already a fan of Special Olympics.” According to the Special Olympics New York volunteer handbook, volunteering with Special Olympics creates a strong connection with athletes even after the games end. At St. Bonaventure, faculty and students are doing… Keep Reading

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Count Crowley in; Coach of the Year signs extension

By Tyler Diedrich Editor-in-Chief Jim Crowley won’t be leaving Olean anytime soon. Steve Watson, director of athletics, announced Monday the women’s basketball coach signed a two-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season, quieting any rumors the National Coach of the Year would leave for a higher-profile job. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. Crowley, also the Atlantic 10 Coach of… Keep Reading


Beauty abounds at Bona’s

By Angelia Roggie Features Editor In an age of skinny models and tiny sizes, women constantly compare themselves to each other. According to the Media Awareness Network’s website, 50 to 70 percent of girls at a healthy weight believe they are overweight, and research indicates 90 percent of women are unhappy with their appearance in… Keep Reading

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Obama needs to respect court’s authority

      The system of checks and balances between the legislative, executive and judicial branches of the federal government is essential to maintaining our system of government.      Of course, for some, the concept doesn’t quite sink in.    When commenting on the Supreme Court’s pending ruling on the Affordable Care Act, President Obama seemingly… Keep Reading

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Twitter revamps tragic Titanic sinking

By Mary Best   Opinion Editor      “OMG the Titanic is sinking…those third class peeps better not steal all the lifeboats #firstclassproblems.”     Ever wonder what it would be like to have Twitter in 1912? Thanks to ambitious U.K. history publisher The History Press, anyone with a Twitter account will be able to find out.… Keep Reading

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Bonnies host URI in weekend homestand

By Skye Tulio Assistant Sports Editor After splitting a doubleheader at Niagara Tuesday, the baseball team prepares to take on Rhode Island this weekend in a three-game home series beginning today at 3 p.m. “Rhode Island is perennially one of the best teams in the conference,” coach Larry Sudbrook said. “From 2000-2009, us and Rhode Island went to the… Keep Reading


Campus Style Spotlight

By Marie Dirle and Margaret Seitz Photographers Name: James Riley Year/Major: Senior/Music What are you wearing? Shirt, pants and beanie — thrift stores What is your style inspiration? “I like to find cheap-but-comfortable clothes. I usually try not to spend too much — never over $45 for shoes.” How do you describe your style? “My… Keep Reading


Lying bride needs to pay for her crimes

By Kyle Zamiara   Sports Editor     I faked illness for high school once or twice when I was younger. I got to stay home and miss a test or a class I just didn’t want to be in. No harm done to anyone or anything, except for maybe my GPA.     Some people have… Keep Reading


Sexist abuse shouldn’t have killed newborn

      For expecting parents, finding out the gender of their child can be the most exciting time of a pregnancy. Although I cannot speak from experience, I imagine most parents-to-be have an idea of what their family looks like even before laying eyes on their first child.  Parents look forward to things like family… Keep Reading

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Bonnies won’t back down

By Kyle Zamiara Sports Editor In case you were living under a rock, March was a pretty busy month for both basketball teams. Since I’ve been at St. Bonaventure, it was my favorite month by far. With the women making the Sweet 16 and the men’s astonishing Atlantic 10 championship that put them in the Big Dance,… Keep Reading

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SBU eastbound to face St. Joe’s and UMass

By Taylor Nigrelli  Staff Writer The lacrosse team (3-5) has a busy weekend, as it takes on Atlantic 10 opponent Saint Joseph’s (4-9, 0-3) in Philadelphia today at 3:30 p.m. before traveling to Amherst, Mass., to take on the Massachusetts Minutewomen (12-1, 3-0) Sunday at noon. The Bonnies must win both of these games and all other league… Keep Reading

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Golfers hit links in Farmville, Va. at Manor Intercollegiate

By Jordan Morey Staff Writer The golf team looks to rebound from two consecutive last-place finishes as it heads to Farmville, Va., today for the Manor Intercollegiate, hosted by Longwood. Longwood is hosting a field of nine schools: Bucknell, Delaware, George Washington, Seton Hall, Towson, Wagner, and Hampden Sydney. Last year, Longwood opened its season with a win… Keep Reading

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SBU looks to dig past 49ers

By Anthony Gannon Sports Assignment Editor The Bonnies (14-14, 4-4) head to Charlotte for a noon doubleheader tomorrow after dropping two games to Massachusetts last weekend, including a perfect game from the Minutewomen’s Sara Plourde. Plourde struck out 10 Bonnies and hit two home runs in the first game before throwing a one-hitter in the second game to… Keep Reading

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