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Slavery should be abolished everywhere

By Sara Ward Copy Editor CNN recently reported about a slave master in Africa who eventually became an abolitionist and co-founded an abolitionist group called SOS Slaves, which fights to liberate slaves in Mauritania. It’s wonderful someone could go against what he’d been taught his whole life and decide slavery was unjust and inhumane. However,… Keep Reading


Fandoms aren’t just for Comic-Con

By Deirdre Spilman Assistant Opinion Editor To many people, television shows like “Glee,” “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek” have nothing to do with film series like “The Hunger Games” and “Harry Potter.” However, there is one thing all of these unique franchises have in common: their devoted fan bases. We have all witnessed people like… Keep Reading


Think before endorsing ‘KONY 2012’

By Matt Butler Associate Editor For those who possess a Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or just about any other type of social-media account imaginable, it was nearly impossible to dodge the record-breaking viral YouTube video titled ‘KONY 12,’ last week. Despite receiving more than 74 million views as of last Tuesday, this exponentially popular short video… Keep Reading

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America should pull out of Afghanistan

By Kevin Rogers Staff Writer Sunday’s allegations that an American serviceman killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan are the latest in a series of nightmares plaguing our presence in the nation. This is a tragedy, and if the allegations are true, those involved should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The recent developments… Keep Reading

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Action should be taken against Limbaugh

By Chris Graham Associate Editor The First Amendment is one of the greatest and most consistent battles within our country. Everyone loves to support the message behind it because it is ingenious — allowing people to express their views, thoughts and opinions however they want, whenever they want. As much as the masses support it,… Keep Reading

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Unexpected increase in temperature welcomed on campus

By Kevin Rogers Staff Writer During a time of year when students are usually bracing for a late snowstorm, abnormally warm weather the last week has surprised the St. Bonaventure community as well as much of the Central and Eastern United States. Since March 11, area high temperatures have exceeded 60 degrees Fahrenheit each day.… Keep Reading

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Arbor Day Foundation names St. Bonaventure a Tree Campus USA

By Nate West Assistant News Editor St. Bonaventure has been named a Tree Campus USA for the second consecutive year. The Arbor Day Foundation awards this to 115 colleges and universities across the nation. It is supported by a grant from Toyota Motor Corp. Rob Hurlburt, associate director of facilities for maintenance, said there is… Keep Reading

image courtesy of Constance Pierce: Senior Tess Hanna uses colored pencils and watercolors to create her works of art. She joins six other student artists whose work will be displayed at the Quick Center starting next Friday.

Students to showcase artwork in Quick Center Gallery

By Samantha Berkhead News Editor Seven distinct styles of art will be showcased starting next Friday in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts for this year’s Senior Thesis Exhibition. The exhibition will open as part of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and the Quick Center’s “Evening with the Arts” event, which… Keep Reading


SBU app gets buzzed

By Samantha Berkhead News Editor It first took over the airwaves, then a web stream and podcasts. Now, student DJs at WSBU-FM, 88.3 The Buzz, have another outlet for their work — the smartphone app. Individuals with a smartphone who have downloaded the St. Bonaventure app will now be able to listen to the Buzz… Keep Reading

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Recycling representatives discuss preservation

By Marissa Bruno Staff Writer  Two representatives from the recycling program Casella spoke to the St. Bonaventure community about preserving Earth’s natural resources for the university’s annual Recyclemania event on campus. Carrie A. Carpenter, Casella territory manager, described Zero Sort as a brand name to a single-stream recycling process that uses a simple sorting method to recycle. The program simplifies the… Keep Reading


Business building named for Swans

By Emily Carson News Assignment Editor The university announced on Tuesday that the new school of business will officially be named the William E. & Ann L. Swan Business Center. The building is named after Ann L. Swan, and her late husband, William E. Swan, ’69. “The university’s Board of Trustees decided to honor Bill’s… Keep Reading

Alexandra Salerno/ The Bona Venture: Bonaventure students packed Boardwalk Hall to cheer on the Bonnies in the Atlantic 10 championship game against Xavier Sunday.

Amid NCAA news, Bona pride sweeps campus

By Kerri Linsenbigler Features Assignment Editor Bonnies Fever has reached new heights on campus and in the community. The success of the men’s and women’s basketball teams this season has sparked a surge of school spirit. Their upcoming appearances in the NCAAs have especially triggered Bona Madness on campus. Lindsey James, a literacy graduate student, said she’s been… Keep Reading

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SPORTS/Women's basketball

Bowker and Bonnies await tournament selection

By Anthony Gannon Sports Assignment Editor After the women’s basketball team’s runner-up finish in the Atlantic 10 Championship, every player is back in the gym getting ready for the NCAA Tournament. The women’s basketball team will learn its fate Monday, when the selection committee releases its bracket for the Women’s NCAA Tournament in a  ESPN 7 p.m. special. In… Keep Reading


POY Nicholson leads No. 4 seed Bonnies to A-10s

By Kyle Zamiara Sports Editor  It’s been a long time since St. Bonaventure has had an Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, but that changed this season. Sunday, the league announced senior forward Andrew Nicholson as the A-10 Player of the Year. He’s the first Bonnie to win the award since Earl Belcher in 1980 and 1981. After… Keep Reading

SPORTS/Women's basketball

Telford’s legacy lives on in SBU women’s hoops

By Tyler Diedrich Editor-in-chief  Before coach Jim Crowley guided the women’s basketball program to national prominence, Mary Jane “MJ” Telford laid the foundation. Telford, ‘75, who coached the team for 17 years, will enter St. Bonaventure’s Athletics Hall of Fame in June. She joins Jim Meicke, ‘87 (men’s soccer), and Hilary Waltman (women’s basketball, 1995-99,… Keep Reading


Bonnies head to Detroit after win at Niagara

By Taylor Nigrelli Staff Writer  ‘New’ and ‘change’ seem to be buzzwords among the lacrosse team for the 2012 season. The players refer to a new coach, a change in attitude, a new style of play and hopefully a change of place in the standings. The Bonnies will travel to  Detroit Mercy Sunday, March 11… Keep Reading


Bonnies earn Hatter Classic Title

By Nate West Assistant News Editor The softball team (8-8) claimed the top spot in the Hatter Classic in Deland, Fla. Feb. 26. It also split a double header against Mount St. Mary’s before falling short in the championship of the North Florida Invite. The Bonnies are now looking forward to their upcoming tournament at Tennessee State in Nashville March 16… Keep Reading

Image courtesy of Senior Kevin Lewis stares down the pin while putting in Goodyear, Ariz. The Bonnies finished 15th in the tournament.

SBU returns to links

The golf team finished 15th of 16 teams in its first tournament of the spring season last week at the Rebath Snowman Getaway, hosted by Washington State, at Palm Valley  Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz. The Bonnies finished the tournament with a score of 963 (99 over-par).  South Dakota finished last after shooting 986 (122 over-par). Missouri-Kansas City won the tournament with 877 (13 over-par). Junior Greg Horvath led… Keep Reading

Image courtesy of Junior Billy Urban drives it deep during a spring training game. The Bonnies travel to Marshall for a three-game series March 16-18.

Bonnies split spring slate in Winter Haven

By Skye Tulio Assistant Sports Editor The baseball team returned home Monday night from its spring training campaign in Winter Haven, Fla. with a 5-5 record. TheBonnies were 5-2 before losing their last three games. The Brown and White travel to Beckley, W.Va. March 16-18 for  their first road series of the year against Marshall. The first two games of the… Keep Reading

Hannah Chesley/The Bona Venture: St. Bonaventure University is encouraging students to recycle more often with a competition between residence halls throughout the month of March.

Recyclemania promotes friendly competition

By Heather Monahan Staff writer The grass isn’t going to be the only thing turning green on campus in the next few weeks. Students and others around St. Bonaventure will have their own unique chance to help the environment. Recyclemania, which began March 5, runs until March 30. Sister Suzanne Kush, C.S.S.F., director of the Franciscan Center… Keep Reading

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