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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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SPORTS/Women's basketball

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


Tebow must be careful in New York Jets atmosphere

  By Anthony  Gannon   Sports Assignment Editor   Quarterback Tim Tebow’s move to the New York Jets brought about the funniest exchange of blustering and facing from a new player for his new team ever. In his introductory press conference, Tebow spouted the word ‘excited’ 45 times.     “I’m so honored and humbled to… Keep Reading

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Cook’s Bona career ends in NCAAs

By Kyle Zamiara Sports Editor   Nearly five years ago, redshirt senior Da’Quan Cook came to St.Bonaventure under then-first-year head coach Mark Schmidt. Since his arrival, the Bonnies have improved their conference record each year, going from 2-14 overall in 2007-08 to 10-6 this year. The Elizabeth, N.J. native said he and his teammates are still in shock about… Keep Reading

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Bonnies host Rams in weekend series

By Skye Tulio Assistant Sports Editor After its first home loss against Canisius, 4-3, Tuesday, the baseball team prepares to take on Fordham in a three-game home series this weekend, beginning today at 4 p.m. The Bonnies (9-9, 1-2) take on the Rams (9-16, 1-2) in their second series of Atlantic 10 play. Last weekend against Dayton, the… Keep Reading


Seniors search for jobs

By Heather Monahan Staff Writer As Dr. Seuss says in “Oh The Places You’ll Go!” “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” With graduation rapidly approaching, students in the class of 2012 will be able to take these words to heart soon.… Keep Reading

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Supporting from the sidelines

By Kerri Linsenbigler Features Assignment Editor The last few weeks, Bonaventure basketball fans have had a lot to cheer about. Students spent days traveling to see the Bonnies play up close and personal. The students with the best seats in the house, however, weren’t those kids down the hall, but the cheerleaders. “It’s an experience… Keep Reading

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SBU looks to end losing streak against Owls

By Taylor Nigrelli Staff Writer After going 2-0 to start the season, the lacrosse team has lost its last two games, the latest defeat coming in blowout fashion, 20-8, against rival Canisius last Wednesday. According to coach Ryan Lynn, the losing streak comes during mere warmups for conference games. “Nonconference games are more like practice for conference games,” Lynn… Keep Reading

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‘Games’ is well played

By Emily Sullivan Opinion Assignment Editor One of the most dangerous things a filmmaker can do is make a movie adaptation of a book. Fans of the worldwide phenomenon “The Hunger Games” gathered outside movie theaters March 22, anxiously awaiting what director Gary Ross had done with their beloved books. Thankfully, the odds were in… Keep Reading

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Campus Style Spotlight

By Marie Dirle Photographer Name: Wardia Hart Title: Adjunct Arabic professor What are you wearing? Jacket — Barney’s in Chicago Scarf — Gift from father-in-law Glasses — Olean Council Optician Shoes — TOMS What’s important to you when selecting clothes? “The most important thing is how something fits. If it fits, it looks good.” How… Keep Reading

Notre Dame ‘D’ dominates Bonnies

By Tyler Diedrich Editor-in-chief RALEIGH, N.C. – A stifling defensive effort from top-seeded Notre Dame ended the women’s basketball team’s ‘sweet’ season on a sour note Sunday. The Irish (33-3) dominated the fifth-seeded Bonnies, 79-35, in an NCAA Raleigh Regional semifinal, holding them to a regional-record-low scoring output. Notre Dame fifth-year senior guard Brittany Mallory… Keep Reading

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Billikens visit Olean for doubleheader this weekend

By Nate West Assistant News Editor The softball team (12-10, 2-0) will host Saint Louis (14-18, 1-3) this weekend as the Bonnies enter the second weekend of conference play. Coach Mike Threehouse said in order to beat the Billikens, the Bonnies will have to play identical to how they played last week when they swept Dayton.… Keep Reading

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