The 83rd Annual Academy Awards had many St. Bonaventure University students and alumni tweeting funny and truthful tweets.

Emily Ciraolo, ‘08, ‘09 alumna, tweeted, “Attention to detail. Has Robert Downey Jr. been talking to @DocDenny?” and won the third “Best St. Bonaventure tweets” graphic contest.

Here is the updated standings below (click here to read the contest’s rules):

T-1) Emily Ciraolo, ‘08, ‘09 alumna, @emilyciraolo; J.P. Butler, ‘07 alumnus, @JPbutler10; Ryan Papaserge, class of 2012, @Papaserge ; Emily Sorokes, class of 2012, @EmilyESorokes; Sabrina Maddeaux, ‘10 alumna, @sabzPR: 30

T-6) Adrian Wojnarowski , ‘91 alumnus, @WojYahooNBA; Mary Best, class of 2013, @Mary_Bestest; Sam Wilson, class of 2012, @samwils: 28

9) Michelle McKernan, class of 2012, @Shell_McKernan: 27
10) Ryan Lazo, class of 2013, @RMLazo13: 24

T-11) Courtney Cobb, class of 2012, @cbcobb; Kelly O’Dell, class of 2013, @Kelly_Odell; Kathryn Dickinson, ‘03 alumna, @KatieBea; Pete Cauvel, class of 2011, @PeterCauvel; Chris Graham, class of 2012, @CWGraham17; Bryan Clark, class of 2013, @clarky71990; Lauren Caputi, class of 2013, @whaddup_lauren; James Torres, class of 2012, @_jamestoress; Adam Kroeger, class of 2011, @sweetillusions: 21

21) Amanda Klein, class of 2012, @inKliened: 10

T-22) Kyle Zappia, class of 2012, @Kzap131; Emilee Lindner, class of 2012, @Emilee537; Kimberly DeSimone, a school of business lecturer, @KimberlyDeSimon; Stephannie Cravatta, class of 2012, @Its_Stephannie: Lindsey Culbertson, class of 2012, @lindseylou12; Ryan Poole, ‘10 alumnus, @Ry_Guy1: 1

The New York Knicks’ blockbuster trade to bring Carmelo Anthony back to the east coast became the second “Best St. Bonaventure tweets” graphic.

J.P. Butler, the Bonnies’ men’s basketball beat writer for the Olean Times Herald, won this week’s contest with his “What happens in 2 years when #Knicks line-up looks like this: C. Paul, C. Anthony, L. Fields, A. Stoudemire, Andrew Nicholson?”

Here is the updated standings (click here to read the contest’s rules):

1) J.P. Butler, ‘07 alumnus, @JPbutler10: 30
T-2) Sabrina Maddeaux, ‘10 alumna, @sabzPR; Adrian Wojnarowski , ‘91 alumnus, @WojYahooNBA: 28
4) Michelle McKernan, class of 2012, @Shell_McKernan: 27

T-6) Ryan Papaserge, class of 2012, @Papaserge, Sam Wilson, class of 2012, @samwils, Ryan Lazo, class of 2013, @RMLazo13: 24
T-9) Courtney Cobb, class of 2012, @cbcobb; Kelly O’Dell, class of 2013, @Kelly_Odell; Kathryn Dickinson, ‘03 alumna, @KatieBea; Pete Cauvel, class of 2011, @PeterCauvel; Chris Graham, class of 2012, @CWGraham17: 21

14) Amanda Klein, class of 2012, @inKliened: 10
15) Emily Sorokes, class of 2012, @EmilyESorokes: 8
T-16) Kyle Zappia, class of 2012, @Kzap131; Emilee Lindner, class of 2012, @Emilee537; Kimberly DeSimone, a school of business lecturer, @KimberlyDeSimon; Stephannie Cravatta, class of 2012, @Its_Stephannie: 1

Almost 60 percent of St. Bonaventure students in The Intrepid’s 50-person poll said they spent Valentine’s Day with friends. 

The poll revealed most friends went out to eat or studied together. Only two out of the 50 said they had an anti Valentine’s Day celebration. 

Most couples went out to eat or stayed in to watch a movie.

How about you, The Intrepid’s readers? What did you do on Valentine’s Day?

You can also send a photo of your Valentine’s Day experience to editors@theintrepid.org to get published on The Intrepid

Click the arrow at the picture’s bottom-right corner to see the enlarged graphic

Using the Twitter feed to measure what the St. Bonaventure community talks about is one way The Intrepid will integrate social media with news reporting.

The “Best St. Bonaventure tweets” graphic will award points to the top five, 10 or 15 tweeters, depending on the volume of tweets. The point winner will receive a prize at the end of May.

The first-place prize is to be determined but around $50 in value. Second and third will also receive a prize, value to be determined.

The first-place tweeter receives 10 points, second place eight, third place six, fourth place four and fifth place two. Sixth place and below receives one point.

The rankings will be selected by The Intrepid’s staff.

Any user following The Intrepid’s Twitter (@Intrepid_SBU) at the moment of tweeting receives 20 points automatically. Any tweets selected as a top five, 10 or 15 with #TheIntrepid hashtag will get another 10 points.

The topics for this graphic will vary, ranging from the worst Hickey Dinning Hall experience to the best professor to learn from on campus. Almuni tweeting about fondest Bona memories or random St. Bonaventure-related thoughts may have a chance to win, too.

Sometimes The Intrepid will ask its followers to ask questions. A “Best St. Bonaventure tweet” graphic could be created from that, too.

The best way for The Intrepid and its staff to track your tweets would be to use #TheIntrepid or CC @Intrepid_SBU in your tweets. If you tweet without those, our staff will try its best to enter them into our database.

However, if you do not want The Intrepid to use your tweets, please do not hesitate to send us an e-mail at editors@theintrepid.org, direct messaging on Twitter or put a #DQ (as in don’t quote) at the end of your tweets.

The Intrepid will always ask the private Twitter accounts before using one of its tweets.

The Intrepid will respect a certain tweeter’s preference without judgment.

The Intrepid debuts its cartoonist, Santana Questa, who will be doing weekly drawings about St. Bonaventure University professors.

Denny Wilkins, a journalism and mass communication professor, was Questa’s first choice. Check in every Saturday to see others from her work.

Are you an artist? Do you want your work to be displayed on TheIntrepid.org? Email ask@theintrepid.org with the subject “Cartoonist” for more information.

** NOTE: The cartoonist wished to put this along with her cartoon **

I deeply apologize for any offense this may cartoon may have caused. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Denny Wilkins, here’s how the man operates: he’s a very tough grader, but a very fair one. At times he may seem tough, but it’s only because he wants and expects the best from his students. He jokes on occasion that he ‘hates’ freshmen – that’s where I drew the inspiration for this cartoon. It didn’t occur to me at the time that someone might actually see this and think Denny is actually like this. He’s not mean or scary by any means, he’s a professor anyone would be lucky to have. Want a challenge? Want to learn? Take a Denny class.

Again, I apologize, especially to Doctor Denny Wilkins, for any offense this may have caused. It wasn’t intentional by any means.

Sincerely, 

Santana Questa