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Wellness Center offers tips for avoiding sickness

“It’s not too late to get a flu shot,” Dr. Becky Seefeldt, DPN-BC, said. “And everyone should get a flu shot.” Though Seefeldt hasn’t diagnosed a positive influenza case this year, the nurse practitioner, who has been a full-time employee of the St. Bonaventure student health center for the past three years, warned that the… Keep Reading


2020 graduation date changed again

Last Friday, after many debates on when the class of 2020 will graduate, the Student Government Association (SGA) has voted for Sunday, May 17 to be graduation day. The SGA originally agreed on this date back in the middle of the fall semester when they started scheduling the academic calendar. During the month of November,… Keep Reading


Dean’s list controversy triggers investigation

Faculty Senate to make recommendation on dean’s list standards After controversy among students and faculty regarding St. Bonaventure’s dean’s list standards, the Faculty Senate has taken up the issue. Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, associate professor in the Jandoli School of Communication, and Carole McNall, assistant professor of journalism in the Jandoli School, submitted a request to… Keep Reading


SIMM introduces admitted students to stock market

Teams start with $500,000 to invest in simulated market Late February is always a fun week for Students in Money Management. Those who don’t know much about the stock market might be wondering whether there’s a Federal Reserve meeting. Instead, it’s quite the contrary. On Saturday, the 4th Annual Stockbusters Challenge was held during Scholars… Keep Reading


Bonnies Connect aides organization of clubs

CAB uses app to gauge student engagement at events The Bonnies Connect app presents several features made to help clubs with their operations. Campus Activities Board has given comment on how the app has helped them with their work as a club. “The Bonnies Connect app has allowed for students to find out about all… Keep Reading


Sexuality in culture needs a second thought

Sexuality has, especially in recent memory, been a point of contention in the Church and in the wider culture. By some, it is idolized as the means by which we affirm our identity and our humanity. By others, it is wrongly seen as a result of sin. We live in a culture rife with dichotomy—with… Keep Reading


Too many Democrats are running for office

In the wake of the upcoming presidential election, a multitude of Democrats have entered the field, motivated to beat the likely Republican on the ticket: President Donald Trump. There have already been 15 Democrats who have announced they are entering the campaign trail as of Monday. Notable names include Sen. Corey Booker from New Jersey,… Keep Reading


New rule shows athletics’ bias

Semenya’s natural body should not be deemed unfair Beyond avid track and field fans and native South Africans, Caster Semenya is probably an unheard of name. The case in which she is fighting against the International Association of Athletic Federations has far-reaching implications for the future of women’s track and field. Semenya is an 800-meter… Keep Reading


91st Oscars smash through past failures

Honoring colored artists more than ever before The Academy Awards made its mark this past Sunday without a host for the first time in 30 years. Most viewers were expecting a train wreck, but the show went surprisingly well. Sites like Vogue, Vulture and Vice Media agreed that the Oscars should never have a host… Keep Reading


Ask a Bonnie: Dealing with “imposter syndrome”

I have MAJOR imposter syndrome. People older than me always praise me for doing well and people younger than me are constantly seeking my advice, but I hate it because I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing. How do I overcome self doubt and become more comfortable with the way other people… Keep Reading


Variance in decibels affects listeners’ overall experience

Multiple songs made by artists of today, such as Childish Gambino, Post Malone and Brandi Carlile, have followed the phenomena of the “loudness war” trend. This loudness trend focuses heavily on the dynamic range of a song being significantly compressed. The writer Geoffrey Morrison from CNET, a brand of CBS Interactive, explains this in simple… Keep Reading


Patterned outfits in style this spring

Upcoming fashions pop with color and flare Although we seem to be traveling back in time when it comes to styles trending this spring, the trends we are seeing can be described as futuristic, naturalistic and artistic. As the harsh weather begins to warm up, put away those insulated, comforting oversized winter jackets, clunky boots… Keep Reading


Poetry slams showcase intersectionality

Events call out racism and strenghten English skills Two poetry events were held on campus this week,giving students the opportunity to partake in the creative expression of others along with enhancing their own writing skills. On Tuesday, Residential Living and Campus Activities Recreation and Leadership (C.A.R.L.) sponsored an event in the Trustee’s Room in Doyle… Keep Reading

Club Corner/FEATURES

Club Corner: Medical Emergencies Response Team

Medical Emergencies Response Team, MERT, is an on-campus emergency response service that ensures Bonnies’ urgent medical care when they need it. Currently, the chief of MERT is Christian Kostowniak, a senior biology major, and the assistant chief is Hamaad Khan, a junior psychology major, among a number of officers. This club offers a unique experience,… Keep Reading


Men’s Lacrosse seeing early improvements

Despite an 0-3 record, the Bonnies’ young core are enjoying the ride As a bitter winter continues in New York, the spring lacrosse season gets underway. The St. Bonaventure men’s lacrosse team made their collegiate Division I and conference debut in the span of two weeks. The season for the Bonnies has been a roller… Keep Reading

Extra Point/SPORTS

The (sometimes) disappointing wolfpack

As I sat on press row during last Wednesday’s men’s basketball game, I turned to my right to make a comment to Jeff Uveino, the sports editor for The Intrepid, another campus media outlet. My comment was something along the lines of, “This student section is pathetic,” and that wasn’t the first time this thought… Keep Reading


Res Ed changing housing lottery system

St. Bonaventure’s Residential Education department will introduce a new housing lottery system this year for students to select rooms for fall 2019. The new lottery system will be completely upon class rank and total credit hours. Previously, all students who paid a housing deposit received a lottery number. The number could then lower with GPA… Keep Reading


Mark Schmidt makes Bonaventure history

203rd win secures the men’s basketball coach’s legacy on campus Long before the buzzer sounded in the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball teams 79-56 rout over George Mason on Sunday, one could hear Bonnies fans cheer with great excitement, knowing they witnessed history. This was a day 12 years in the making. A day that head… Keep Reading

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