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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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Bonaventure hosts Special Olympics

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By Amelia Kibbe Advisory Editor More than 250 elementary, middle and high school athletes and nearly 100 volunteers will fill the Reilly Center and Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center today for four rounds of competitive play as part the annual Special Olympics Unified Basketball Competition. Before the games get underway, a torch run…

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Fans debate speaker volume in RC sections

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Bona’s games get loud — from the student section yelling, to the hype music to the announcing. But to some, the noise level can be too much — specifically the noise from the PA system. According to Carl Case, Ph.D., professor of management, the noise level at games can be tough on the ears of…

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Security issues prompt change in RC

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By Kiley O’Donnell Staff Writer St. Bonaventure University’s student section in the Reilly Center has been pushed back in order to secure a safer surrounding after the basketball doubleheader on Nov. 30. Before, the stanchions were placed directly behind the print media. Now, they have been pushed back so students are not interfering with the…

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Behind scenes of the video board

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By Emily Coughlin Contributing Writer The new jumbotron in the Reilly Center was not an easy decision. There were many things that went into the planning of the video board such as: which board would have the best visuals, which board would fit the budget best, and most importantly, which board would best suit the…

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The Reilly Center celebrates 50 years

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By Kiley O’Donnell Staff Writer St. Bonventure University’s historical Reilly Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Behind the ongoing celebration through the 2016-2017 basketball season, there have been numerous memories retold and shared from previous years, including at the old Olean Armory, where the Bonnies played before the RC. Paul Wieland, a journalism…

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Fall housing selection begins

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By Julia Mericle News Assignment Editor As the housing application deadlines approach, students across campus are choosing their roommates, selecting housing locations and trying to calculate their potential lottery numbers. Applications for Townhouses, Garden Apartments and Shay Suites are due by Friday, Feb. 27 in Reilly Center room 204 by 4 p.m. Students who attended…

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Basketball tournament honors John J. Watson

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By: Darren Simons Contributing Writer       There will be a three on three basketball tournament in the Reilly Center Gymnasium, honoring the memory of John J. Watson on Nov. 2.        The proceeds of the tournament will go to the Chris Dudley Foundation supporting diabetes research. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and drinks with their entry into the…

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Line it up: RC lot needs structure

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 If you have a car on campus, you’re probably familiar with the free-for-all parking available on the basketball courts between the Reilly Center and the Richter Center. As if students didn’t have enough to deal with as it is, they also have to deal with parking safely if they attempt to get a spot in…

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Fame, fortune and fifty dollars

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By Heather Monahan Features Editor    Scoring an awesome internship is the college version of landing your dream job. You want to tell everyone about it and brag about the cool things you get to do. Intern Spotlight, a program organized by the Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) gives students a bragging opportunity that…

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Harlem Globetrotters bring excitement to Reilly Center

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By Nate West & Jimmy McCarthy News Editor / Staff Writer On Wednesday, the Harlem Globetrotters brought their famous show to the Reilly Center, and fans of all ages were more than pleased with what they saw. “I did enjoy the game very much. It was basically a bunch of tricks with a basketball but…

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St. Bonaventure pep band hit with sour note

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By Kristie Schiefer News Assignment Editor The game operations team within the St. Bonaventure University Athletics Department collectively agreed to cut the pep band from Bonnies Basketball games, and not everyone’s happy about it. With NCAA Division I school pep bands rarely featuring less than 25 members, the St. Bonaventure pep band lacked in numbers…

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New Bona Wolf has big paws to fill

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By Matthew Laurrie Features Assignment Editor As the first basketball game of the season approaches, players are busy practicing, cheerleaders are warming up and students are anxiously awaiting tip off. But there’s another key player in the mix of all the hustle and bustle of the upcoming games: St. Bonaventure University’s school mascot, the Bona…

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Post office’s hours inconvenience many on campus

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 Despite the fact that practically everyone is linked in with wireless communication, the postal system has not yet become obsolete, especially not for St. Bonaventure students.     Even with our smartphones, we still make the daily trek to the Reilly Center to check our mailboxes in the hopes of finding a letter from a friend…

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