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Cable news lacks diversity

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By Patrick Hauf Sean Hannity versus Rachel Maddow. Mr. “I love President Trump forever” versus Ms. “Putin and Trump sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g.” Fox News wants Hannity to match up against Maddow, who has given Fox a rare competition for ratings in the 9 p.m. slot. Since last September, Fox has had five of…

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  As a millennial, I often think of myself as a well-informed person. I think most of my generation does — we have easy access to information and we have the ability to disseminate the information we receive to large portions of people through the use of social media. However, there’s a glaring problem with…

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Teamwork: How each news story is perfected

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By Julia Mericle News Assignment Editor  When reading The Bona Venture, there is a byline under each story giving credit to the writer. It is easy to assume that each writer just wrote their story by themselves and then all the stories are simply pieced together in the newspaper. However, until I began my adventure…

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Editor’s blog: A week in the life of a news editor

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By Lian Bunny News Editor  Finding newsworthy stories within the “Bona Bubble” is a job in itself.  As News Editor, I try to focus on assigning stories that students really would benefit from reading.  Each news story must directly relate to St. Bonaventure in some way, whether it is through an alumnus or a teacher…

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Newspapers return to rightful place on campus

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Staff Editorial In the Aug. 29 edition of The Bona Venture, the opinion page ran a piece titled “Cuts create reading painbow.” The piece detailed Student Government Association’s decision to cut the funding for the College Readership Program to allocate more money to struggling clubs and organizations. While the author understood the move, she stated…

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Students honored for internship success

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Kiara Catanzaro News Editor St. Bonaventure students are seizing internship opportunities across the nation, and some are now receiving recognition for it. The Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) will acknowledge Simone Bernstein, a senior social entrepreneurship and altruism major, Amy Hohman, junior community mental health major, Angelia Roggie and Alexandra Salerno, senior journalism and…

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Bona’s to host Red Cross for blood drive

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Riley Eike Contributing Writer January is National Blood Donor Month, which means the American Red Cross Blood Drive is returning to St. Bonaventure next week. The Red Cross will set up in the Merton Center on Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Thursday, Jan. 30 from noon to 7 p.m. and open to anyone willing to donate…

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Winter weather hits hard in Western New York

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By Hannah Gordon News Assignment Editor Residents of western and upstate New York are no strangers to snow. However, as Bonaventure students prepared to travel back to campus during the last week of break, the blizzard of 2014 took over the Western New York region. The storm was the first Blizzard Warning issued by the…

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DiMattio to exit Bona’s, lead STEM at Pa. school

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By Lian Bunny Assistant News Editor David DiMattio, dean of Clare College, will leave St. Bonaventure effective March 3. He has accepted the position as the dean of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at Montgomery County Community College in eastern Pennsylvania. DiMattio, ’91, has been a part of St. Bonaventure since he was an…

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Sorokes appointed to lead grant effort

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By Kiara Catanzaro News Editor Larry Sorokes has been appointed executive director of grants administration following his previous role as associate vice president and executive director for grants administration and lifelong learning. He will now assist faculty and staff in identifying and applying for local, state and federal grants from government agencies and public and…

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Campus comes together to remember Tyler Davis

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By Kiara Catanzaro News Assignment Editor Any student, faculty or staff member can tell you there’s no stronger community than the “Bona Bubble,” and the campus proved that to be true while coming together during a tragic accident. Tyler Davis, a sophomore history major, went missing after an off-campus party on Friday, Nov. 22. An…

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Hear ye, hear ye: 2013 comes to a close

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By Amelia Kibbe Staff Writer   There is no doubt that the past year has been full of memorable events. Some of these events, like the royal birth and election of new pope, have been positive and exciting. Others have been devastating, with disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons, terrorism and floods shaking nations. 2013 was…

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MoBonas raises money for health research

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By Hannah Gordon Assistant News Editor Many students and faculty have already shaved off their Movember facial hair, but dedication to the cause continues on the St. Bonaventure campus. Movember is the nickname for November since it was designated as a month to raise awareness about men’s health. Conveniently placed after Breast Cancer Awareness Month,…

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Privitera to publish psychology guidebook

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By Kiara Catanzaro News Assignment Editor St. Bonaventure students interested in pursuing a career in psychology will have an opportunity to utilize a book written by Gregory Privitera, an associate professor of psychology. During the summer of 2014, Privitera will publish “The Advisement Plan: The Most Insightful Guide For Getting Into Graduate School With A…

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Quick Center’s Assisi exhibit on display at NYU

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By Lian Bunny Staff Writer St. Bonaventure’s “Memoria: Assisi and the Jews” display will be showcased at New York University’s Kimmel Center for University Life through Jan. 10, 2014. This exhibition of historical pictures and texts tells the story of how Catholic clergy, private citizens and a German officer helped rescue Jewish refugees. The events…

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Bonaventure community reaches volunteer goal

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By Kiara Catanzaro News Assignment Editor St. Bonaventure University emphasizes the Franciscan tradition of service. Last week, the campus community received a challenge from the United Way to pledge 2,000 students, faculty and alumni to volunteer in 10 days. The community came together and met its goal with 2,010 pledges. Arthur Moats, a linebacker for…

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Town of Allegany grants rezoning to Bonaventure Square property

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By Nate West News Editor The Town of Allegany Planning Board granted St. Bonaventure University their request to rezone the property for Bonaventure Square, according to a Nov. 14 release from the university. The University requested the Town of Allegany Planning Board rezone the properties owned by them and Kinley Corporation for commercial use, according…

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Sabina recognized by ASCAP for 18th time

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By Lian Bunny Staff Writer The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) recognized Leslie Sabina, professor of music and chair of the visual and performing arts department for the 18th time. ASCAP distributes MusicPlus awards to composers with impressive catalogues of work and extensive performance venues. To receive this award, the composer must…

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Bona’s, Simplex to celebrate 50 years

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By Hannah Gordon Assistant News Editor This year will mark the 50th anniversary of St. Bonaventure’s Fire Safety office partnering with fire safety company Simplex. In 2001, Simplex and Grinnell Fire Protection joined forces under Tyco International. The company now operates under the name SimplexGrinnell. “SimplexGrinnell, a Tyco International company, is a longtime leader in…

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St. Bonaventure finance professor wins Best Paper award

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By Julia Mericle Staff Writer Giles Bootheway, finance professor at St. Bonaventure University, recently won the Best Paper Award for his work titled “Persistent Misconceptions Concerning Null Hypothesis Significance Testing” at the annual American Society for Business and Behavioral Sciences Conference (ASBBS). His colleagues, Darwin King and Carl Case, respectfully professors of accounting and business…

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