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Objective look: an unbiased candidacy

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Last Tuesday, America saw a glimmer of hope. For Virginians, residents were locked into a promise of change – and not via interlocked pinkies. It was a political promise, one made by Danica Roem, ’06, who secured her seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Roem is a Bona’s graduate, and one I was fortunate…

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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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University announces next president

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By Diana McElfresh Editor-in-Chief   St. Bonaventure University released the name of the 21st president of the university today in an email to university members. The new president, Dennis DePerro, Ph.D., is the current dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse. DePerro was selected by the Board of Trustees…

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Bonagany comes back

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By Amelia Kibbe Advisory Writer Officials from the adventure travel series “Fireball Run” have not disclosed many details about the filming and live streaming of the show at Saturday’s annual Bonagany Festival, but Lori Bennett-Kolasa, festival chairperson, said she’s happy to have the show be a part of a great tradition. “It’ll be a great…

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Making the Grade

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It’s a pretty typical scenario: a professor poses a question to the class, and the students stare back blankly. The room stays silent for a few moments until the professor, in a deflated sort of way, either gives up on the question, answers it for the students or calls on a random student, forcing that…

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The deaf can still hear the hate

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Nothing has made the marginalization of the deaf community so apparent to me than this year’s Super Bowl. The game opened with Lady Gaga singing the national anthem, followed by the U.S. Armed Forces chorus singing America the Beautiful, all the while actress Marlee Matlin performed the American Sign Language (ASL) rendition of the performances.…

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Debating the Academy Awards

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This is the second year in a row that all 20 actors who were nominated for lead and supporting roles have been white. People of all races were upset at the evidence of racial discrimination and lack of opportunities available to actors of color. Many took to Twitter using hashtag #OscarsSoWhite to share their dissatisfaction.…

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Debating the Academy Awards

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Recently there has been some fuss over in Hollywood about the diversity, or lack thereof, in the Academy Awards. This is the second year in a row that all 20 actors and actresses who were nominated for lead and supporting roles have been white. This has sparked great controversy within the black community, causing trends…

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Center for Arab and Islamic Studies receives donations

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  By Rachel Konieczny News Editor   Several Olean and Allegany community members donated nearly $70,000 to the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies for ongoing instruction and outreach. The donation included contributions from Adil and Jehan Al-Humadi, Mohaned Al-Humadi, John and Wardia Hart, Akbar and Nisreen Firdosy, Zahid and Durriya Khairullah, Donald and Mary…

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SGA update

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By News Staff Thursday’s Student Government Association meeting opened with updates on the discussion of the planned revisions to the organization’s current constitution. Danette Brickman, the advisor to the Constitutional Revision Commission (CRC), said senators on the committee will present suggested amendments to the entire senate on Feb. 16, and the senate will vote two…

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Bonnies stop the skid at three games

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By: Nick Konotopskyj Sports Editor After losing three consecutive conference games, the men’s basketball team found a way to stop the bleeding and pick up a home win on Sunday afternoon. The Bonnies defeated the Richmond Spiders by a score of 84-68 at the Reilly Center. Marcus Posley led St. Bonaventure in scoring with 26…

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Debating the Democrat Party

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There’s an old proverb that says “the road to hell is paved with good intentions.” The policies recommended by the Democratic presidential candidates during Monday’s town hall forum were very much like this proverb; well-intended but disastrous in practice. Although, I’m not even sure they were well-intended in the first place. Democrats like Sanders and…

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Bonaventure president announces departure

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  Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., will retire as the president of St. Bonaventure University. The announcement came via email to students and staff this morning. “Now, having served nearly 12 years as your President, I begin this new year and new academic semester confident it is the right time and the correct season to announce my…

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Meet the team: Gabby Richmond

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Player: Gabby Richmond  Height: 6-1 Year: Junior Hometown: Chicago, Ill. Position: Forward   What does the team need to work on? “Not getting in our own way, not letting one game affect the next and just playing together as a team.”

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Laugh Pack comics apologize for show

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Letter to the Editor Last week, the Laugh Pack, the comedy club at St. Bonaventure University, held a very disappointing stand-up comedy open mic. Multiple people got up and left after they felt offended by some of the jokes our comedians told to the audience. As the club leader, I send out my deepest apologies…

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No strangers to the campaign trail

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By Corey Krajewski Staff Writer With 2016 Presidential candidates beginning to officially announce their campaigns, the current race for the Republican presidential bid seems to be anyone’s game. There are many candidates running, and not a single one seems to be clearly ahead. In such a wide-open race, for one to win, they must actively…

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Volunteering with furry friends counts

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By Kiara Catanzaro Associate Editor St. Bonaventure University focuses on giving back to the community, which stems from its Franciscan roots. Whether it promotes campus-related volunteering such as The Warming House or Bona Buddies, or volunteering in the Olean and Allegany community, giving back plays an important role for students. With this emphasis on volunteering,…

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Oh brother, I’m becoming my mother

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By Emily Mulcahey Staff Writer Uh oh. It has finally happened. I am becoming my mother. I was talking to a friend who had just received her new and improved, finally 21-year-old license in the mail. The only problem was, it had been printed with her old (totally lame, 16-year-old) picture. As I told her…

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Time for some more real-world FaceTime

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Social media and technology play a daily role in nearly everyone’s life. Take a walk down the street, and it probably won’t be five minutes until someone appears with a phone in hand, oblivious to the real world. Although we use our phones as a form of entertainment, they could be more detrimental to our…

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The name game

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By Corey Krajewski Contributing Writer With a year and a half until the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton has positioned herself far ahead of any potential competition for the Democratic Party candidacy. While she has not made an official declaration, she already has a well-funded campaign staff and multiple political action committees in place. As…

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