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A-10s await for Bonnies

By Nate West News Assignment Editor Believe it or not, St. Bonaventure has two more teams headed to the Atlantic 10 Championships. The women’s tennis team is traveling south to the Boar’s Head Sports Club in Charlottesville, Va., to compete in the Atlantic 10 tournament. Seeds have not yet been announced but will before play begins next Thursday. The… Keep Reading

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Low sales push Spring Concert to Skeller

By Samantha Berkhead News Editor Instead of performing in the Reilly Center like past Spring Concert acts, this year’s bands set up their equipment somewhere a little more underground. Due to insufficient ticket sales, Breathe Carolina and The Ready Set performed in the The Rathskeller tonight to a sold-out crowd of 300. Steve Kuchera, assistant… Keep Reading

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FYSP plans Earth Day clean-up

By Mike Vitron Associate Editor It is easy to take our beautiful, 500-acre campus, tucked into the middle of the Enchanted Mountains, for granted. However, several students are doing their part to help beautify their campus. On Earth Day, April 22, the Center for Community Engagement’s First Year Service Program (FYSP) will assist maintenance crews… Keep Reading

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Students organize anti-hunger project

By Samantha Berkhead News Editor A group of St. Bonaventure students recently created a movement to raise funds for anti-hunger charities called Cans For Change. Its goal? Feeding a four-person family  for 30 days through the Community Angels of Allegany County, a group dedicated to helping people in need throughout Western New York. An assignment… Keep Reading


Guest speaker highlights issues surrounding immigration

By Nate West Assistant News Editor The Franciscan Center for Social Concern (FCSC) and Clare College sponsored a guest to speak on immigration Tuesday in Walsh Amphitheater. Dr. Claudia Chiesi, ’69, executive producer of films on human rights at Siren Films, spoke to students about a variety of issues relating to immigration to the United… Keep Reading

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Students should support health care law

By Ryan DeOrdio   Staff Writer   The two-year anniversary of President Obama’s health care law has been recognized with public wariness and an ongoing Supreme Court challenge. Not only should the Court claim constitutionality, but it should also be widely supported.    Misinformation in media coverage on the Affordable Care Act is partly responsible.… Keep Reading


Seniors need to start job search now

By Kait Laubscher   Advisory Editor      It’s that season once again. Midterm break has passed, and May 13 is fast approaching. The next month-and-a-half will fly by, taking seniors’ Spring Weekend and Senior Week with it. Before we know it, seniors, it’ll be May 14, and we will be college graduates.    But… Keep Reading


Hoodie is not to blame in Martin’s death

By Kevin Rogers   Staff Writer   The shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin continues to dominate the news cycle. Despite this, conflicting reports and sensationalism are clouding the truth surrounding the circumstances of the shooting.    We may have logged hours of coverage, but we’re no closer to the truth than we were last… Keep Reading


Google’s new patent invades users’ privacy

By Alexandra Salerno   Managing Editor   I love new technology as much as the next person, but Google’s newest patent is just plain creepy.      The patent covers technology that could potentially allow the use of targeted advertising based on background noise in phone conversations, or as Google calls it, ‘advertising based on… Keep Reading


Regulating test questions censors culture

 By Mary Best Opinion Editor  It’s a little disheartening when thousands of kids will learn every Hannah Montana song, but will never know the meaning behind, “Life’s tough, get a helmet.” Regardless of what we watched on TV or where we came from, our similarities as kids help us bond with other kids and make… Keep Reading

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Violence shouldn’t overshadow theme

By Angelia Roggie   Features Editor   Independence, strength, courage, overcoming adversity and standing up for what you believe. These are some of the brilliant themes that resonate within “The Hunger Games.” But parents could care less about these ideas when it comes to their children.     They choose to focus on the violent aspects… Keep Reading

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Former JMC professor showcases women’s prison writings

By Marissa Bruno Staff Writer “I am not a woman, just an inmate.” Breea Willingham, a former St. Bonaventure University journalism and mass communication visiting professor, read an excerpt written by an incarcerated woman in New York state Tuesday evening in Dresser Auditorium as a part of her talk called “Write On, Sister!: How Incarcerated… Keep Reading

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Racism spurs from casting decisions

By Kerri Linsenbigler   Features Assignment Editor   In its opening weekend, “The Hunger Games” grossed $155 million, the third highest in North American box-office history, according to a March 26 CNN article. Despite all the hype, the casting choices have garnered negative attention on Twitter. And by negative, I mean racist.      In the… Keep Reading

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Bonnies’ ride creates new legacy

By Tyler Diedrich Editor-in-Chief We can now resume our regularly scheduled lives, but what a month – what a year we’ve experienced at St. Bonaventure. Bonnies basketball fans had high expectations entering the 2011-12 season, and it’s fair to say the teams met them – in exhilarating fashion. It didn’t quite have a fairytale ending, but the glass slipper… Keep Reading


Miss Universe contestant didn’t deserve disqualification

By Emily Sullivan   Opinion Assignment Editor   I’m not a fan of beauty pageants.    That’s not to say I hate them, but judging girls on how they look in an evening gown and a bathing suit before asking them questions they answer using “like” and “um” every other word is not my idea… Keep Reading

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Seniors showcase final art exhibits in the Quick

By Angelia Roggie Features Editor Swirling colors, devious characters, strong faces and wondrous perspectives of nature were displayed for all to see last Friday. Senior Thesis Exhibition 2012, sponsored by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, opened in the Winifred Shortell Kenney Gallery in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. It allowed… Keep Reading

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Notre Dame halts Bonnies’ run in Sweet 16

By Anthony Gannon Sports Assignment Editor   The women’s basketball team just came off its most successful season ever (31-4). Now that the season is done, major issues arise for next season after losing three starters and big bench contributors in Armelia Horton, Jessica Jenkins, Megan Van Tatenhove and Jennie Ashton, respectively. The group will be difficult to replace,… Keep Reading

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Embrace it Africa volleys funds to communities abroad

By Matthew Laurrie Assistant Features Editor Five years ago, St. Bonaventure students embarked on a journey that took them thousands of miles across the world and enabled them to impact countless lives, including their own. Embrace it Africa, an SBU international service organization, has been continuing its mission ever since. Its most recent endeavor encouraged… Keep Reading

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