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Netflix’s new take on documentaries

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“American Vandal,” a Netflix original series, puts a comedic spin on documentaries by making theirs into a “mockumentary,” following high school senior Dylan Maxwell who is wrongfully accused of spray painting phallic images onto 27 staff cars in the faculty parking lot. The documentary shows why Maxwell was the clear suspect of this obscene prank,…

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Objective look: PC’s just a start

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Political correctness started as social politeness. The technological revolution of the early 2000s brought us accessibility to mass information – all at the convenience of a Google search bar. In turn, traditional identifiers for marginalized populations, or the majority itself, don’t cut it anymore – mainly because any i-Something gives us the knowledge we need…

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Host disaster: Emmys recap

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By Natalie Forster Contributing Writer The 69th annual Emmy Awards took place on Sept. 17 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Stephen Colbert hosted for his first time ever, following in the footsteps of previous comedians. Colbert’s opening monologue was filled with Donald Trump jokes. Everything was put out there from Seth Meyers…

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Online Grad programs grow

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By Letitia Bottino Contributing Writer Living in an age of technology provides students with plenty of ways to perform tasks both big and small. More importantly, for the millennial generation, completing these tasks causes us to rely heavily on online sources. When it comes to education, students across the globe have utilized the benefits of…

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How to apply fall trends on campus

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By Kaylyn Foody Contributing Writer New York Fashion Week may be over, but the trends we saw on the runway are fresher than ever. We might be broke college kids who cannot buy couture designer fashion, but we can mimic the pros to achieve hot looks that are prime for cold weather. Here are three…

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“It” remake puts a modern spin on horror

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By Dominic LoVallo Editor-in-Chief “It” aired as a miniseries 27 years ago and now “It” has found its way –not only to our theater, but into our nightmares. The movie “It,” based on its namesake, the 1986 horror novel by Stephen King, lived up to the hype as a scary movie. At least for everyone…

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Boots, sweaters, scarves and lattes

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By Jenna Cosentino Staff Writer   Fall is in full swing. Well, we all think it is. As soon as Starbucks comes out with their pumpkin spice lattes, fall is on everyone’s mind. Even with the slightest weather change, people break out their favorite cozy sweaters and tall boots. Fall is my favorite season because…

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Recovering addicts tell their story

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By Tom Cottingham Associate Editor   “It’s not going to happen to me.” This phrase is one of the most common responses when the subject of addiction arises. “I won’t be the one drinking on weekdays,” “I won’t be the one shooting up before work” or “I won’t be the one thinking about ending my…

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Wacky and tacky MTV VMA’S

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By Natalie Forster Contributing Writer   On August 27, over five million viewers tuned in to watch this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, hosted at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Despite 12.1 million viewers tuning in to the Game of Thrones finale at the same time, the VMAs were just as crazy as ever. The…

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Maritime performing arts series begins

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This semester, the performing arts series has expanded from jazz to incorporate many different forms of music and art, like classic rock, blues, classical, ballet and theater to expose students to more than one type of art. For the last two years, the performing arts faculty has done a series with jazz put together by…

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All the rage about “Luv is Rage 2”

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By Anastasia Cottone Staff Writer The recent release of the album Luv Is Rage 2 was long awaited and highly anticipated by Lil Uzi Vert fans everywhere. The song that sparked a fire in the rap community was “XO TOUR Llif3,” which was released on March 24th, 2017 – long before the rest of the…

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Game of Thrones’ shocking finale

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The highly-anticipated season finale for Game of Thrones did not disappoint fans. In the seventh season, this HBO series has increasingly gained more followers. Part of Game of Throne’s success is due to the unpredictable storyline and complex characters. The finale opened at Casterly Rock. Daenerys Targaryen had just taken the land by defeating the…

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The freshman experience has changed

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By Hannah Legacy Contributing Writer   That time of year has come again: students have returned to campus. All around campus, you can see the “deer-in-the-headlights” look on the freshmen’s faces, the friendly reunions of the upperclassmen and an atmosphere unlike any other. But, what makes this year unique? What makes this year’s freshmen different…

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Bonnies continue Oxford tradition

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St. Bonaventure alumni, students, faculty and leaders gathered together this summer — not on campus, as one might expect, but in Oxford, United Kingdom. From July 26 to 30, alumni of the Frances E. Kelley Oxford Program, along with others from the Bonaventure community, enjoyed four days of English tradition at one of the oldest…

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Cardi B tops music charts

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Hip hop fans might have been caught off guard with Cardi B’s new hit song “Bodak Yellow,” but Cardi’s rap career has been increasingly successful within the past year. She boasts her independence, wealth and confidence. In a brief interview with MTV, Cardi B explains she stays humble, but felt like she deserved a chance…

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Look What Taylor Swift Did

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In the hyped-up debut for her latest album, Reputation, Taylor Swift released the music video for the single, “Look What You Made Me Do” on Sunday. The video opens in a graveyard, zooming in on a tombstone engraved with “Here Lies Taylor Swift’s Reputation.” From the beginning, viewers see a dark and resentful side of Swift,…

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“Iron Fist” series lets down viewers

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Tom Cottingham Features Editor Last Friday, Marvel Television released their fourth Netflix series Iron Fist. So far, Marvel retains an impressive streak of distributing high quality superhero television series with in depth story lines and breathtaking action. That streak has to come to an end with the addition of Iron Fist. There are still some…

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Maine truckers cause comma stir

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  Over many years, there has been discussion surrounding the oxford comma. When is it appropriate? Is it necessary? Many people don’t even think to use the oxford comma if they are aware that it exists. In the journalism world, oxford commas are frowned upon and typically not used. To some, the oxford comma needs…

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Drake resurfaces with hit album

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  Drake, popular rap and hip-hop artist, has come through for his fans in 2017. His last album Views, released in April of 2016, was highly anticipated and gave listeners new favorites such as “Too Good,” “Grammys” and “Controlla.” More Life, with 22 tracks, is taking over everyone’s speakers. Hits like “Passionfruit,” “Teenage Fever” and…

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Bonnies reflect on Spanish study

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Cameron Pettrone Staff Writer Molly Driscoll, a political science major, had a positive experience with her trip to Spain. According to her, choosing to study abroad was one of the best decisions she has ever made. “When I first brought it up to my parents, I wasn’t seriously considering signing up for it and then…

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