A guide for the Nov. 21 edition of The Bona Venture

News editor Hannah Gordon covered the steam release that set off the smoke detector in Shay and Loughlen halls Wednesday morning. The incident was similar to one that occurred in Devereux Hall earlier this semester, also causing evacuation. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/20/steam-triggers-fire-alarm/

Features staff writer Nicole DiMura profiles Megan Pockalny – the young Special Olympic athlete who sang the national anthem at the women’s basketball opener against Canisius Nov. 14. Pockalny suffers from Down syndrome and has participated in Unified Special Olympic events at St. Bonaventure in the past. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/20/singin-the-dream/

In the opinion section, features editor Amelia Kibbe argues that Christmas “season” is too long and is overtaking Thanksgiving. She feels that Black Friday sales starting on Thursday morning ruins Thanksgiving and takes away from a family-centered event. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/20/leave-room-for-turkey/

Additionally, Opinion Editor Taylor Nigrelli sets some ground rules for the student section at basketball games in the staff editorial. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/20/bonnies-be-loud-be-proud-be-cool/

Assistant sports editor Pat Tintle pulled double duty this week as he covered both the men’s and women’s basketball team’s losses.

The men’s team dropped its second consecutive Franciscan Cup game to Siena, 73-70. The team trailed by double digits for much of the game, which Coach Mark Schmidt blamed on over-aggressiveness stemming from a lack of experience.

The women’s team also fell to 1-1 after being blown out by James Madison on the road. Both teams will be back in action this week, looking to move back above .500. Men’s basketball link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/20/bonnies-drop-franciscan-cup/ Women’s basketball link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/20/bonnies-drop-first-road-game-of-season/


Guide for the Nov. 7 edition of The Bona Venture

Contributing features writer Luis Rodriguez covered the formation of the new club basketball team. The team, started by sophomore Amir Dastoori, will play other club teams in the North Atlantic Conference.

Any student can try out for the team as long as their GPA is 2.0 or higher. However, the maximum number of players on the team is 12.

The team’s first game is Jan. 24 against Niagara University. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/06/club-basketball-bounces-into-bonas/

Sports editor Zach Waltz previewed the upcoming women’s rugby game against University of New England.

The game, held in New Hampshire, serves as a regional playoff game. If the team claims victorious Saturday, they’ll move on to the Northeast Regional Finals against either Sacred Heart University or Franklin Pierce College. The winner of that game will move onto the Division III National Championship.

The team won the New York State Championship for Division III last week with a 45-5 thumping of the University of Rochester.

This all comes after a winless 2013 season. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/06/ruggers-off-to-regional-playoffs/

News staff writer Rachel Konieczny covered the panel discussion of women’s career paths and obstacles. Dr. Alva Cellini, director of the women’s studies program at St. Bonaventure, coordinated the event, which included local females in positions of power. The object of the panel was to give attendees a deeper understanding of the differences in the way men and women are perceived in the workplace. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/06/panel-discusses-womens-career-paths-and-obstacles/

Features assignment editor Andrea Fernandes penned an opinion piece, stating her belief that the Hickey Dining Hall’s policy on leftover food is wrong. Dining hall workers, who are employees of Aramark, are required to throw away leftover food at the end of the day, per Aramark policy.

Fernandes believes that Aramark and St. Bonaventure should work together to donate the food to local people in need. Link: http://www.thebvnewspaper.com/2014/11/06/leftover-hickey-food-should-be-donated/

Preview for the Oct. 31 online-only edition of The Bona Venture

Dr. Ibrahim Zabad, assistant professor of political science, and Dr. Mary Rose Kubal, associate professor of political science, will speak on America’s possible response options to the emergence of terrorist group ISIS in the Middle East. The program will take place Wednesday at 7 p.m. Assistant news editor Julia Mericle will be there to cover the event.

Opinion contributing writer Ashley-Kate McCann will pen a piece in favor of abortion rights. Some have suggested that abortion rights could be in jeopardy if republicans take a majority in senate and congress this upcoming election day. McCann will argue against this type of action. Additionally, features assignment editor Andrea Fernandes will look into the Hickey Dining Hall’s policy on leftover food.

Features contributing writer Carrie Penepent will review SBU theater’s play “Dancing at Lughnasa”. The play ran in the Quick Center from Wednesday through Saturday and detailed the story of a boy born out of wedlock in Ireland in the 1930’s.

Sports editor Zach Waltz will reveal Part II of his NBA season previews. This week’s “Extra Point” will focus on the Western Conference – the stronger of the two coasts in the NBA. In Part I, Waltz claimed the Eastern Conference is stronger than many fans think. However, the West is still king.