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Dialoguing about race

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By Patrick Hauf On Monday, author and political commentator Dr. Marc Lamont Hill gave a speech on the injustices in America. The audience in the Reilly Center could feel the passion in Hill’s voice. Exclude the politics, and it is clear that Hill is a very talented speaker who has done extensive research on the…

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Exploring Poverty

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer Don Watkins has been volunteering at the Warming House for over three years. He began volunteering in the kitchen with the dishes and progressed to helping make the meals. After retiring, this gave him something to do with his free time. “It gave me a place to be, it gave…

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Poverty in Olean: The Warming House

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer Ellen Piper, a senior theology major, is currently a coordinator of the Warming House and has been one for about two years. In addition, she was a part of the Farm to Table community, a summer opportunity for students to work at the Warming House and Canticle Farm, during the…

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Exploring Poverty: The Warming House

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer Dr. Chris Stanley, a theology professor, works as a coordinator for the monthly faculty/staff day at the Warming House. Stanley has been involved with the Warming House for a total of almost 18 years. Around three or four years ago, he began coordinating the faculty/staff day. He said he began…

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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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Exploring Poverty: The Warming House

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By Vanessa Hulse Staff Writer Sarah Rose Costello, a sophomore education major, is another coordinator at the Warming House this semester; something that she has been doing for two semesters now. She mentions that working at the Warming House has not only helped develop her as a person, but has changed the way she views…

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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: 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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Exploring Poverty: Warming House

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Shannon Murray, a senior biology major, also acts as a coordinator for the Warming House in Olean. With this, she gets the privilege of interacting with the guests who come into the Warming House. Murray talked about how this experience has shaped her view of poverty and people who live in what could be considered…

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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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New York minimum wage deal takes step in the right direction

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By Harrison Leone Assitant Sports Editor Albany, considered one of the most dysfunctional seats of government in the nation, actually crafted an encouraging piece of legislation Monday, when the state legislature and Gov. Andrew Cuomo reached a tentative agreement to raise New York’s minimum wage to $9 an hour from its current level of $7.25.…

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Author discusses journey from poverty to prosperity

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By Heather Monahan Assistant Features Editor Sonja Livingston discusses her unconventional childhood in her book, “Ghostbread.” “I know where I came from,” Livingston said in “Ghostbread.” Her childhood struggles with poverty helped her become who she is today, and she doesn’t forget that. Livingston visited St. Bonaventure Monday night to speak to students and staff…

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