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Bona’s student aces the MCATs

By Diana McElfresh Advisory Editor Tim Rooney knows the value of his education. The senior biochemistry major scored in the 100th percentile for the MCATs, the test that determines students’ eligibility for medical school. “The science courses I took here were really helpful,” Rooney said. He had specific courses that helped him in his career.… Keep Reading

SPORTS

Bonnies defend title at Binghamton Intercollegiate

By A.J. Mitchell Contributing Writer The St. Bonaventure men’s golf team picked up a victory at the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational, which was played on The Links at Hiawatha Landing in Apalachin, NY. For the second year, the team won the tournament through a tiebreaker. This year, the Bonnies and the Hawks of Lehigh University… Keep Reading

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Stand up for your country

By Brandon Sapienza Since Colin Kaepernick decided not to stand for the national anthem last season, sports have become more about politics and social issues than the game itself. As a result, athletes from many different leagues, including the NFL, NBA and MLB, have chosen to protest during the national anthem in some form. Many… Keep Reading

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Dialoguing about race

By Patrick Hauf On Monday, author and political commentator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech on the injustices in America. The audience in the Reilly Center could feel the passion in Hill’s voice. Exclude the politics, and it is clear that Hill is a very talented speaker who has done extensive research on the… Keep Reading

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Standing up for the vulnerable

By Luke Nolan Following a talk by Dr. Marc Lamont Hill earlier this week, Patrick Hauf, freshman journalism major, asked about the vulnerability of unborn children killed in abortions, a question accompanied by rude groans and heckling by the audience. To someone who is pro-life, the desire to protect the most vulnerable of society would… Keep Reading

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Exposing the bigotry in a bowl of spaghetti

In the past week, I’ve done a great deal of soul searching and realized that I don’t know myself anymore. My identity crisis began last week reading the BV while eating a bowl of spaghetti. In an article about Keg Klash’s use of a Native American headdress as a logo, students and staff argued that… Keep Reading

SPORTS

Why the national anthem is irrelevant

Every four years, the world’s best athletes come together for the Olympics. The best of the best stand on the podium, their flags waving over their heads, with respective national anthems playing for the world to hear as they receive their medals. The regality of the Olympics makes hearing a national anthem a special moment.… Keep Reading

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Mile-high soccer hits Western NY

By A.J. Mitchell Contributing Writer For Gretta LaCouture, college wasn’t a scary concept just because of dining hall food. Coming to Bonaventure meant leaving behind all her family and friends almost 1,600 miles away in Denver, Colorado to play for the women’s soccer team. Once LaCouture made it to Bona’s, she quickly settled in. She… Keep Reading

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Men’s soccer aims for playoffs

By Jeff Uveino Contributing Writer It’s crunch time in A10 men’s soccer. With conference play starting next week, St. Bonaventure will gear up for a tough stretch of competition. The Bonnies currently sit at 3-4-2, but have struggled lately, dropping two of their last three games. A 3-1 loss to Hartwick University, followed by a… Keep Reading

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Win sets women’s rugby’s sights high

By Emily Coughlin Staff Writer This weekend, the St. Bonaventure University women’s rugby team had a big win with a score of 97-5 against Canisius College. Canisius is a very new team. Last year when the Bonnies played them they only had five players. So when Canisius showed up this year with a full team,… Keep Reading

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Blakeley takes on athletic challenge

It’s hard to juggle academics and a Division I sport. St. Bonaventure University freshman Joe Blakeley is taking on that challenge; however, with two sports. Blakeley is currently on the men’s cross-country team and will be switching over to the men’s tennis team in the fall. He is the only dual-sport athlete on campus. Since… Keep Reading

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Men’s rugby looking to improve

By Derek Borycki Contributing Writer After an 0-2 start, the St. Bonaventure University men’s rugby team is looking to rebound this weekend against unranked Wheeling Jesuit University. Junior fly-half Christian Artuso touched on how the Bonnies can bounce back from its 0-2 start. “The best thing for our players and fans to keep in mind… Keep Reading

FEATURES

Party playlist: combos for a lit weekend

By Jenna Cosentino Staff Writer Everyone can take a deep breath because we’ve finally made it to the end of the week. There is nothing like the anticipation of waiting until the final minutes of your last Friday class so you can start your weekend. These days are all about cranking the music with your… Keep Reading

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Objective look: XXXTENTACION

The first time I heard the rapper XXXTENTACION’s popular track “Look At Me!” was at the hub of student activity: Allegany’s student bar The Other Place. The booming song – stock full of violent sentiments – ran rampant through the bar and, at the time, I didn’t have much of a care. I tapped my… Keep Reading

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Bonnies welcome Francis Week fun

By Hannah Legacy Contributing Writer From Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, University Ministries will host its annual Francis Week to honor the life of St. Francis, the patron saint of animals and creation, with funds from John and Kay Meisch. Francis Week is a time to “celebrate and remember all that is a part of… Keep Reading

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Beat the heat: combining fashion trends

By Brianna McKnight Staff Writer The past couple of weeks have been surprisingly warm, but do we really mind? We are pushing off 2017’s fall fashion trends and saving them for a later date. Instead of putting on warm cozy colors, we are still strutting around rocking the latest color trends of spring and summer.… Keep Reading

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1940’s film takes on feminist views

By Faith Topolski Contributing Writer Movies from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s may at first appear to be out of date and completely irrelevant to today’s movies and current events. Upon further inspection, though, it’s clear this isn’t true. The themes, ideas and motivations presented in films from the “Golden Age of Cinema” are still… Keep Reading

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Service trip seeks to provide perspective

Service trips are different from the usual tourist attraction or vacation because they focus on the ministry of presence. “Instead of doing and fixing, focus on being and be present to other humans who live in these countries,” said Maggie Morris Kibler, former director of Franciscan Center for Social Concern. Kibler and Jeff Sved, current… Keep Reading

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Author of “Nobody” comes to SBU

By Leah McCluskey Contributing Writer   On Sept. 26, St. Bonaventure University welcomed journalist and scholar Marc Lamont Hill, Ph.D., to give the 2017 All Bonaventure Reads keynote address. Hill’s New York Times bestselling novel, “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint,” was selected as the first official college assignment… Keep Reading

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Bona’s plans Capital Campaign

When selected as St. Bonaventure University’s 21st President, Dennis DePerro, Ed.D., announced plans to run a capital campaign in his first few years. Bob Van Wicklin, vice president for university advancement, is the cabinet member in charge of all university philanthropic and fundraising activities. Van Wicklin explained that although the cabinet met last year to… Keep Reading

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