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Letter to the editor/OPINION

ARAMARK sets record straight about unionization

To the readers of The Bona Venture: Recently, articles have been published in The Bona Venture that present false information about the operations of the university’s contracted food service provider, ARAMARK.  Since many readers of this publication rely on ARAMARKdaily, we thought it important that we communicate directly with you to set the record straight. You trust ARAMARK every day to… Keep Reading

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Public transportation needs to be reliable

By Kerri Linsenbigler Features Assignment Editor The U.K. is significantly smaller than North America, in both land and population. Yet the amount of miles traveled by nationwide transportation in the U.K. is almost 10 times greater. But why is nationwide transportation use so low and declining in the U.S.? Three words: it is unreliable. In… Keep Reading

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American power shouldn’t lead to war

By Samantha Berkhead News editor  The tension has built up gradually during several months, and noticing it has become as easy as opening to the international section of a newspaper. In the last three months alone, The New York Times has printed more than 32 stories that foreshadow it, according to The United States… Keep Reading

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Super Tuesday points to boring choice

By Kevin Rogers Staff writer If Super Tuesday told us anything, it’s that the GOP primary season has been reduced to a stupor-inducing crawl to inevitability. The magic of waiting up into the wee hours of the night for the final tallies of the early primaries and caucuses is over. In the end, a single… Keep Reading


Charging for ambulance is small price to pay

Staff Editorial No one likes to pay an expenditure they weren’t previously paying, but when health and safety are at stake, an exception must be made. Allegany Rescue and EMS Inc. recently approved a decision to begin billing medical insurance companies for transports and services as of Jan. 1, according to a Feb. 15 letter sent… Keep Reading


Seniors plan Rathskeller Renovation

By Emily Carson News Assignment Editor The class of 2012 announced it will be raising funds to renovate The Rathskeller as its gift to the university. “Logistics are still being worked out, but we will be putting concrete ideas into plan soon,” Courtney Cobb, senior class secretary, said. “We’re currently researching different options that would… Keep Reading

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SGA debates lunchtime changes

By Elizabeth Pray Staff writer The Student Government Association (SGA) met Monday night in the Doyle Trustees’ Room to discuss updates on the Hickey Dining Hall’s overcrowding issue and the Zimride carpooling proposition, followed by numerous club presentations. Emily Deragon, SGA vice president, provided an update regarding the ongoing overcrowding at the Hickey. The proposal to have the lunch hour… Keep Reading


Students pioneer carpool program

By Marissa Bruno Staff writer Two weeks ago, seniors Sinead Coleman and Bryan Jackson proposed their student carpooling service to the Student Government Association (SGA) and will find out Monday how the SGA votes on this plan. Coleman and Jackson presented a program called Zimride that promotes sustainability and a safe opportunity for students, faculty and staff to create a social… Keep Reading

SPORTS/Women's basketball

Reilly Center to host Selection Show special

By Tyler Diedrich Editor-in-chief St. Bonaventure will host an NCAA Selection Show party Monday in the Reilly Center. The women’s basketball team is expected to earn its first-ever NCAA Tournament bid despite losing in the Atlantic 10 championship game last Monday to Dayton, 56-53. Doors open at 6:15 p.m., with a highlight video and player introductions… Keep Reading

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Reflecting on the ride

By Tyler Diedrich Editor-in-Chief St. Bonaventure is back down to earth this Sunday morning. The #BonaNation wishes it was still in Nashville, awaiting an NCAA Round of 32 game between the Bonnies men and Cincinnati, but it’s instead reflecting – on what this last week has been, and on what it could have been. I can’t attest to… Keep Reading

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Bonnies can’t stop Seminoles’ late surge

By Kyle Zamiara Sports Editor On Nov. 11, 2011, the men’s basketball team embarked on its most anticipated season in the last decade. The Bonnies had an All-America candidate, three senior starters, and their first winning season since 2002-03 behind them. Friday, the Bonnies’ season ended in Nashville, Tenn. at the NCAA Tournament. Third-seeded Florida State, came back to win a game… Keep Reading

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