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Alumnus wins NYS Teacher of the Year

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St. Bonaventure University’s School of Education takes pride in producing award-winning educators. Christopher Albrecht, 93, was named the 2018 New York State Teacher of the Year. Albrecht is the 48th New York State Teacher of the Year. He was given the award for going “above and beyond every day in the classroom.” Albrecht is a…

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Budget cuts raise concern

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It seems like a long time since the Trump administration released this year’s budget — even if it was just last week. From James Comey’s House Intelligence Committee hearing to Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation process, it seems things never stop on Capitol Hill. But even though other things are taking the front seat, the budget is…

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Diversity classes are needed now

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At any school, diversity is something that is very important to both students and the academic experience as a whole. Students from various religions, cultures and races attend St. Bonaventure, and it is important for the student body to be exposed to these different views. The best way to prevent discrimination and racism is to…

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Kinder Kinetics draws highest turnout

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By Alexis Young Staff Writer This year, Kinder Kinetics, a class open to all majors, saw its largest turn out yet. Thirty-eight preschoolers climbed aboard buses from Washington West Elementary School and Montessori Southern Tier Catholic School bound for the Butler Gym on St. Bonaventure’s campus. “As a Pre-K program, we’re not required by the…

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PE forum held: Teachers attend workshops with Bona’s students

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By Kellen Quigley Contributing Writer Physical education teachers from across Cattaraugus and Allegany counties gathered at St. Bonaventure University on Monday, March 16, for a day of active workshop sessions hosted by the university. One of the primary goals was to create a professional network and community for all physical educators across the two counties,…

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St. Bonaventure students present at NYC journalism history conference

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By Kiara Catanzaro News Editor Eleven St. Bonaventure students traveled to New York City to participate in a journalism history conference to discuss the role of advocacy in journalism.  The conference, on Saturday, March 8, was located  at New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The students who presented at the conference included three…

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Enrollment down for 2013-2014 school year

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By Kiara Catanzaro News Assignment Editor The university has seen a decrease in its freshman enrollment from 2012 to 2013. This year, the university enrolled 438 freshman and 71 transfer students. There were 422 graduate students enrolled for a total of 2,259 students at St. Bonaventure, according to Emily Sinsabaugh, vice president for university relations.…

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Bona summer camps sizzle with educational enrichment

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By Jillian Hammell Assistant Features Editor As the spring semester winds down at Bonaventure, talk of summer activities floods campus. However, Bonaventure will not become a ghost town with tumbleweeds rolling down the sidewalks. Groups of middle and high school students will occupy the grounds from July 21 to August 3 for Bonaventure’s second annual…

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Bona student reflects on semester abroad in England

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By Elizabeth Pray Staff Writer This past fall semester, I didn’t see the iconic bell tower, hear the roar of the Reilly Center or order hot chocolate from Café La Verna. Instead, I spent three months on an island halfway around the world, exploring European cities and culture while furthering my education at an English…

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Selection commitee for visiting professors looks for new talent

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By Nate West News Assignment Editor Proposals are now being accepted for the Spring 2013 semester for the Lenna Visiting Professorship. “We try to bring someone who will bring something to the university and actually the local community, something that’s going to have a broad appeal,” said Dr. Jerry Godbout, chair of the chemistry department…

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District wrongfully fired counselor for past modeling career

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Matthew Laurrie Features Assignment Editor Who says a model can’t also be a role model? The Department of Education in New York City certainly doesn’t think this is a possibility. A high school guidance counselor was recently fired from her position after racy photos of her reappeared on the Internet seventeen years after they were…

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Students needs to get infromed before voting

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By Kevin Rogers Assistant Opinion Editor This past week, dozens of St. Bonaventure students registered to vote for the first time or guaranteed they will receive absentee ballots to cast their votes from school.  They’ve taken the first step to participate in the American political process. With the paperwork out of the way, young voters…

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Teacher strike selfishly hurts students

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By Elizabeth Grady Promotions Editor Chicago public school students began their first day of school Wednesday, seven days late. A teacher’s strike in the third-largest school district in the U.S. prevented 405,000 students from returning to Chicago’s 675 schools, according to the Chicago Public School’s website. Teachers picketed over an extended school day, job losses…

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Deans outline prospective plans for their schools

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By Heather Monahan Assistant Features Editor St. Bonaventure students arrive  back to campus in late August re-energized and excited for their upcoming school year. It’s a new start, with new professors, new classes and new housing. This year, the campus will notice fresh administrative faces. Three deans have officially begun their new positions at St.…

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Student organizations stand up to collegiate violence

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By Kerri Linsenbigler Features Assignment Editor Vito Czyz, director of safety and security, has been working with student organizations to promote nonviolence during “Enough is Enough Week,” which ends today. “My role is really education, prevention and getting people to understand we have to work together and live together in the St. Bonaventure community,” Czyz…

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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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Seniors search for jobs

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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.…

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