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/


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.

Preview for the Oct. 24 issue of The Bona Venture

News editor Hannah Gordon will follow up on an Oct. 2 story titled “Report reveals increase in sexual assault on campus.” The story noted that the number of reported forcible sexual offenses on the St. Bonaventure campus increased from one in 2012 to four in 2013. There was also one case of dating violence and one case of stalking reported in 2013.

In her follow up, Gordon will discuss a presentation on campus that focused on consent. She will also touch on the emPower Program, a series of events that will occur on campus to educate students on sexual assault and Title IX. Additionally, she’ll talk to St. Bonaventure safety and security director Vito Czyz and inquire as to where discussions with local police on sexual assault have gone, if anywhere.

Features assignment editor Andrea Fernandes will preview the upcoming hip hop show. The show, which will be Halloween-themed, will take place in the Quick Center Oct. 28 and 29 at 7 p.m. Fernandes will interview team leader Jacqueline Gertner and team member Denise Muyibl to get a better idea of what those who plan to attend can expect to see.

In the opinion section, student government association president Alex Noguerola will write a thank you to an anonymous donor. The donor’s money will be dispersed among various clubs on campus, which have struggled due to funding cuts this year. Assistant sports editor Pat Tintle will contribute a piece on his belief that St. Bonaventure students should show more respect toward school property.