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/

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