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The culture behind sports jerseys

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I love sports. I love everything about sports. The competition, the adrenaline and the stories that unfold as we watch a season come down to the final few games always creates a buzz that lasts until the next season .One of my favorite things about sports is what the athletes wear. Uniforms are the trademark…

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Migos and the culture of one-liners

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My friend and I love to listen and compare music and one day he played Jay-z and I played Migos. He asked “who’s better” and without hesitation I defended Migos as best as I could. Aside from saying I was a disgrace picking Migos over Jay-z since I’m a New York City native, he mentioned…

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Day of the dead celebration

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By Caitlyn Morral Staff Writer   St. Bonaventure is celebrating Latin American culture this month in honor of Día de los Muertos, or “Day of the Dead.” In the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, an Ofrenda altar, or a private altar for loved ones who have passed on, will be installed until next…

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Author gives talk on death and dying

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RACHEL KONIECZNY AND DIANA McELFRESH News Assignment Editor and Assistant News Editor “How can you really know America if America is the only place you know?” That is the question Michael Leming, international author on death and dying, asked during his first presentation in the Walsh Science Center Monday evening. Leming delivered two talks, one…

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Panel selects Lenna professor

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By Amelia Kibbe Editor-in-Chief The Lenna Foundation chose Osvaldo Succi, a linguist, lecturer and international relations advisor, as the 2015 Lenna Visiting Professor. Succi, a native of São Paulo City, São Paulo, Brazil, will arrive on campus Monday and stay until Sept. 28. During his stay, Succi will present a plenary lecture titled “Globalization: The…

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A taste of ASIA

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By Andrea Fernandes Features Assignment Editor   Members of Asian Students in Action (ASIA) showed off their unique culture on Tuesday night in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The show was set up like the television show “So You think You Can Dance,” and each group competed against each other to move…

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Dancing with ASIA

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By Luis Rodriguez Contributing Writer   In celebration of the Diwali festival, ASIA is preparing for its first on-campus performance of the semester. “The show is representative of Diwali, which is the traditional Indian Hindu festival of lights. It is also known as Deepavali,” senior biology major Kenneth Nguyen said. Senior biology and theology major…

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International students break borders to make Bona’s home

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By Samantha Berkhead Managing Editor Many see St. Bonaventure as a homogenous, typically Catholic university in Western New York. They don’t, however, notice the growing percentage of a diverse international community on campus. According to sbu.edu, students at St. Bonaventure come from 38 different countries not including the U.S. Jeanette Dietrich, a junior journalism and…

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Luck o’ the Bonnies

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By Allie Napoli Staff Writer Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend at St. Bonaventure. With St. Paddy’s Day approaching, it is evident that decorations, festive outfits and green drinks are favored topics of discussion. There is no way to ignore the excitement and anticipation that comes along with St. Patrick’s…

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St. Paddy’s Day pride

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By Heather Monahan Features Assignment Editor Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. However, no one has more pride than those with Irish heritage on the holiday. Freshman marketing major James Thompson said although his pride peaks on March 17, the feeling is present year-round. “All Irish people are awesome and enjoy life,” Thompson said. “Irish…

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Statues capture essence of Bonaventure character

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By Samantha Berkhead Managing Editor As St. Bonaventure’s vibrant student body rushes past in ephemeral bursts of energy each day, stoic white figures frozen in stone stand watch across campus. These statues, while easy to overlook in their silent stillness, symbolize the university’s spiritual and historic heartbeat. “One of the things that I noticed when…

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Forum flies to Africa

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By Kiara Catanzaro Staff Writer Do you aspire to travel and learn world history in other countries? Bonaventure offers numerous opportunities to study abroad. Students will have the opportunity to visit Uganda this summer for a 12-day program. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, will host a trip that will give students credit…

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Slam awakens inspiration

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By Kiara Catanzaro Staff Writer Cheesy rhymes and dull performances might come to mind when a person thinks of a poetry reading. However, slam poetry is different. The excitement that awakens the crowd is contagious, especially for a slam-poet novice. The poet can swear, scream, stomp or sing at any point to communicate his or…

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BSU embraces diversity

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By Jackie Roberts Contributing Writer Students and staff from every corner of St. Bonaventure gathered to celebrate Black History Month. A mix of emotions flooded campus after the Black History Month show put on by the Black Student Union (BSU) in The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Monday. Students Troy Deweever and…

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Regulating test questions censors culture

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 By Mary Best Opinion Editor  It’s a little disheartening when thousands of kids will learn every Hannah Montana song, but will never know the meaning behind, “Life’s tough, get a helmet.” Regardless of what we watched on TV or where we came from, our similarities as kids help us bond with other kids and make…

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