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Sweater weather adds fall flair

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As college students, we are always looking to maximize our budget and are all about multi-use items. With colder weather already in full swing, every store you go into will have sweaters and hopefully they are going to be on sale. Lucky for us, Olean has an Old Navy and they are always – and…

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Nonprofit to start on-campus chapter

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By Thomas Cottingham Features Editor St. Bonaventure University will take precedent next semester becoming one of the first schools in the nation to implement an on-campus chapter of Healthy O.N. (Oral Health and Nutrition), a nonprofit organization run predominantly by college students. Jason Liao, a history and pre-dental studies double major, plans to start the…

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What is the Warming House?

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer The Warming House is a well-known facility in Olean, NY that provides food for any member in the community that would like to join. The Warming House provides a meal every day at dinner time throughout the entire year; this means it serves 300 days out of every year. On…

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Oil remains vital to Olean

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Above the entrance to De La Roche Hall, a painting of three oil rigs memorialize the vital role oil played in the history of Olean. Considering the Franciscans’ activism against climate change today, artwork honoring oil rigs seems quite out of place at a Franciscan institution. Yet, in the summer of 1627, Joseph De La…

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Exploring Poverty: The Warming House

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer In a continuation of a series of interviews involving the Warming House staff, Jordan Garrett, a senior management major, discussed some of his experiences working as both a coordinator and as a part of the Farm to Table community. Some of his responses were similar to those of other coordinators…

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Exploring Poverty: Warming House

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer Percy Brown, a junior theater major, has been volunteering at the Warming House for two years starting when he was a participant in the Farm to Table summer internship. In discussing the idea of poverty and those who live in it, he mentions that many of his views have changed…

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History professor pens new book

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Thomas Schaeper, Ph.D., Bonaventure history professor, recently penned a book that connects American history with local ties through an Olean native’s letters. “Somewhere in France: The World War I Letters and Journal of Private Frederick A. Kittleman,” features the letters and private writings of Kittleman, who fought alongside over a dozen other Olean natives. Part…

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Exploring Poverty

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By Vanessa Hulse Contributing Writer Poverty is not something that we generally want to see or think about on a daily basis. Poverty is something we as a society like to brush under the rug and hope it doesn’t interfere with our lives. Only those of us who don’t face poverty each day can avoid…

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Oxygen bar in Olean calls to Bona’s students

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Keith Mott, ‘07, and wife Jessica Mott, owners of Skin Tight Studio, believe their new business is an elegant and affordable pampering option for Bonaventure students and the local community. The business opened on Oct. 1 and is located at 1781 Park St. It serves as a wellness and health facility aiming to help customers…

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Creepy clowns invade Olean

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With Halloween less than a month away, it seems some people have already gotten into the holiday spirit. For the past few weeks, clowns have filled social media. Now, I’m not talking about our presidential candidates, but actual clowns. These aren’t the clowns you see at kids’ parties or in circuses; these clowns are absolutely…

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Olean hack: Places to shop

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By Simone Robinson Staff Writer Stay on trend without breaking the bank this season by shopping at Olean’s most affordable and fashion-forward shops. Maurice’s If you’re a fashionista who loves all things bohemian, shop until you drop at Maurice’s, a clothing chain located in the Walmart Plaza. Staying true to their mission, Maurice’s provides stylish…

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Olean’s offerings

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I grew up in Olean. I try to withhold this information from everyone I meet, because every time I tell someone I’m from nearby, I get the ever classic, “No way, you’re a townie? You don’t look like a townie!” Or, “Hah! That must be awful!” One time, I even got, “Oh, so do you…

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Police search for parole violators

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By Julia Mericle News Editor Campus Safety and Security continued to monitor the police search for federal parole violator Randall McFadden, who has family ties to the Olean area, according to Gary Segrue, director of Safety and Security. McFadden, 60, recently completed a 30-year federal prison sentence. He walked away from the Renewal Center in…

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Desoto Motel set for demolition

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The DeSoto Motel, located less than a mile east of the campus, is officially coming down, according to Carl Paladino, chairman of Ellicott Development. The former motel, built in the 1960s, is currently owned by 9154 Group LLC., a subsidiary of Ellicott Development in Buffalo. “We didn’t have any practical use for the structure,” said…

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Bank robber still at large

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By Amelia Kibbe Editor-in-Chief Police continued to search Friday for a man who on Oct. 9 robbed the Northwest Savings Bank in Olean, about a mile east of St. Bonaventure University. Around 4:10 p.m. on Friday Oct. 9, a white male entered the bank located at 2513 W. State St. and handed the teller a…

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Off-campus community happenings

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By Zachary Newcome Contributing Writer   On Feb. 6 and 7 the AMSOIL Championship Snocross will compete at the Seneca-Allegany Resort & Casino, in Salamaca, New York. Snowmobile riders from around the globe will compete in this event. Gear and apparel will be available for purchase. Buy your tickets at the Logo Shop onside the…

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Creating avenues of adventure

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By Emma Zaremba Features Editor The list of activities for students on weekday afternoons and weekends is far from endless. Few opportunities are available on campus and the Bona Bus’ Walmart/Allegany route doesn’t satisfy boredom for long. It’s time for Bonaventure to spice up the nightlife for its students. The addition of a second Bona…

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Adventures in the ice box

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By Daniel Leopold Staff Writer    Looking for a great way to feel the passion of Bonaventure sports before basketball season begins? After kicking off its season a few weeks ago, the men’s club hockey team has been hitting the rink rearing to go. The games are excellent opportunities to engross yourself in a fast-paced…

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Let the Good Times roll

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By Whitney Downard Contributing Writer    If you’re looking for something new and exciting to do on Wednesday nights, then Good Times of Olean will be the place for you. Opened in July of this year, the Good Times of Olean Recreation Center offers a variety of entertainment opportunities to the surrounding community. Good Times…

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Bonadventures

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By Alexandra Salerno Advisory Editor   Meet Daniel Leopold. He’s a freshman journalism and mass communication and history double major with a minor in adventure. Each week, the Buffalo native will chronicle his Bona adventures in The BV. Stay tuned throughout the semester to read about Leopold’s first-ever food coma breakfast at Sprague’s and hike…

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