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Quit trippin’, stop skippin’

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Lying in bed nauseous and coughing. Reluctantly grabbing my computer, and typing that awful message to my professor: I’m sick. I can’t make it to today’s class. I’m so sorry. The Irish Catholic guilt takes hold as I fall back into a NyQuil induced set of strange dreams. Missing class, what will my professor think?…

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The okay outdoors

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Many people are terrified of the potential effects of global warming; I would guess a typical Bonaventure student is not going to complain. A shorter, milder winter means more time in both semesters for students to enjoy the great outdoors and all that entails. Any student who has been through at least one academic year…

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Right to the restroom

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Political disputes are never pretty, but in South Dakota a new controversial beast is rearing its ugly head. Last week, a bill was passed through the state Senate which requires students in public schools (K-12) to use the restrooms and locker rooms which correspond to the sex that they were assigned at birth. The bill…

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Making the Grade

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It’s a pretty typical scenario: a professor poses a question to the class, and the students stare back blankly. The room stays silent for a few moments until the professor, in a deflated sort of way, either gives up on the question, answers it for the students or calls on a random student, forcing that…

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Bonnies emerge from loss

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By Jonathan Sawyer Sports Assignment Editor The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team continued its home winning streak Wednesday after an overtime win against the George Washington University Colonials, 69-67. The Bonnies are 15-0 at home this season and 6-5 on the road. Losing its last three road games to Duquesne, VCU and UMass, they look…

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Bubble bursts for the Bonnies

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By Nick Konotopskyj Sports Editor The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team was riding a five-game conference winning streak until Wednesday night when they fell short against the La Salle Explorers 71-64. The Explorers led for much of the game thanks to a near triple double from junior guard Jordan Price who had 18 points, 10…

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Seniors get one last chance

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By Anthony Candelaria Contributing Writer The St. Bonaventure men’s club hockey team looks to finish strong, playing its final game at home. But this game has a lot of meaning for the seniors on the team, according to senior forward John Rogers. “(The game) means everything. Hockey is an addiction, and that is what has…

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Women’s tennis earns weekend split

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By Mike DeSanto Staff Writer The St. Bonaventure men’s tennis team continued its spring season this past weekend with matchups against Virginia Tech and Richmond. The Bonnies lost both matchups with a combined score of 14-0. “The match against Virginia Tech was a good experience for us,” sophomore Carlos de La Cruz said. “Richmond was…

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Bonnies reach 20-win season

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By Jonathan Sawyer Sports Assignment Editor The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team won its 14th straight home game and 20th win of the season on Wednesday night. The Bonnies defeated the Saint Louis University Billikens in dominating fashion, by a score of 80-59. The Bonnies were 52.6 percent from 3-point range and 55.3 percent from…

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Club basketball picks up first win

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By Dominic LoVallo Assistant Sports Editor St. Bonaventure’s club basketball team is six games into its season and is off to a below average start. The team is 1-5 to start its season, but is coming off a win against Syracuse University. The Bonnies lost their first three games to the Ithaca College Bombers. The…

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Need to Feed

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In the medieval era, knights went on noble quests in search of captured royalty, or incredible riches and wonders. In the modern college era, students go on a noble quest in search of food, mostly starting pretty late every Friday and Saturday (and also Thursday and all the other days of the week) in search…

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Wellness Center staff cautions students about Zika virus

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With many students traveling south for spring break this semester, Thomas Delaney, Ph.D., wellness center director, and Becky Seefeldt, Ph.D. of health services want to spread awareness about the Zika virus and what students can do to protect themselves. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), Zika is a disease that is…

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Seniors reflect on time at Bonas

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By Mikael Desanto Staff Writer The seniors of the St. Bonaventure University men’s swimming and diving team are at the end of their careers. The seniors have spent the last four years of their lives as members of the team and have experienced a lot. Senior Thomas Caulfield reflected on his final season and knows…

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Finding the winning touch

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Nick Konotopskyj Sports Editor The men’s basketball team picked up its second straight win on Wednesday night when it took down the Saint Joseph’s Hawks by a score of 83-73. The win helps move the Bonnies to just one game behind the Hawks in the A10 standings. Head Coach Mark Schmidt said when this team…

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Fight for fifteen

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As young adults in college, having a part-time job that pays minimum wage is normal in our society. We might want some extra cash in our pockets for the weekend, or we want save our money to pay for books. Research by the fightfor$15.org, however, shows the average age of a person working a minimum…

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Don’t bet on it

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The Super Bowl is a spectacle widely regarded for the incredible amount of expense that goes into it. Millions of dollars are spent by the host cities of the event, in an attempt to turn a single evening event into a weeklong celebration of American football. But, for many Americans, the event has become more…

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The Cat’s Pajamas

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It’s been about two weeks, and I can’t lie: I miss my house. A lot. Home-cooked meals are great, my parents are great and I like my own bed. But honestly, the thing I miss the most about home is my cat. I spent approximately my entire childhood begging my parents to let me get…

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Sr. Margaret steps down as president

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By Lian Bunny Photo Editor After serving nearly 12 years as university president, Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., announced Tuesday the spring 2016 semester will be her last. Sister Margaret’s time as president ranks as the fourth longest, behind Fr. Tom Plassmann, O.F.M, 29 years; Fr. Joseph Butler, O.F.M., 24 years; and Fr. Mathius Doyle, 15…

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SBU supports Mizzou

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By: Lian Bunny Photo Editor   A group of St. Bonaventure students, faculty and staff gathered today at 11:45 a.m. to take a photo to show Bonaventure supports students of all color, especially those at the University of Missouri. Bonaventure’s sign of solidarity stemmed from the protests at Mizzou after university officials failed to address specific…

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Vets honored with ceremony

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“Veterans Day really is about families,” said Lt. Col. Alexander Zehnder at Bonaventure’s memorial service Wednesday. Zehnder, Bonaventure’s professor of military science, explained that Veterans Day is for service members to honor and “look out for” one another and for the families of service members to pay regards to their loved ones. Zehnder read from…

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