CAB Continues to Prepare for Spring Weekend

By Cameryn Jones-Dutchess

Spring Weekend at St. Bonaventure University brings students together with lively music, activities that everyone can get involved with and amazing food. The weekend before finals is a time for students to unravel and enjoy campus prior to heading to the library and cracking down on school work.

While attendees of Spring Weekend are getting anxious about the event taking place April 27 and 28, the Campus Activities Board, or CAB, have been planning it since the beginning of the fall semester.

Robbie Chulick, assistant director of the Center for Activities, Recreation and Leadership, said, “this is one of the largest events each year,” which he explains that there are a lot of aspects that come with planning and organizing this big of an event. Ordering balloons, building a menu and finding a music line up are only some of things CAB needs to do to get ready.

Spring Weekend will cost roughly around $20,000 to $30,000, according to Robbie Chulick. This fund will take about 30-40 percent out of the Student Government Association’s (SGA’s) budget.

“Some of the money is used for tents, music equipment, the music lineup, food and other expenses that complete Spring Weekend,” said Chulick.

Fortunately, the Bona Bus vandal does not affect the amount of money CAB can spend for Spring Weekend. Since SGA has to pay for the repairs of the broken bus, CAB can focus on planning for Spring Weekend with the right budget to do so. A bus will be running during Spring Weekend during the day to bring off-campus housing students to campus.

Robbie Chulick also encourages any students that want to get involved or help with the planning of Spring Weekend to join CAB or SGA.

Along with Spring Weekend, the infamous Quad Party is also a staple that brings campus life together.

Students are upset by the news of the canceled Quad Party. Senior journalism/mass communications major Stefanie Podosek explained, “I think cancelling the Quad Party is a terrible idea because it is an unofficial tradition, along with Keg Klash and Rafting Down the River.”

Senior Haylei John, president of SGA, said, “Rob DeFazio stated at our last SGA meeting that a quad party would not be permitted this year.”

She also added, “this is not a SGA decision. It had already been decided by those in the student affairs and security departments and then relayed to SGA.”

There will be authorities around the townhouse area to ensure that any party will not ensue.

Even though a Quad Party will not be taking place this year, Spring Weekend will be a time for students to have an enjoyable experience before finals.


90’s night benefits Embrace It Africa

By Kelly Haberstroh

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Embrace the 90’s was a fun and nostalgic way to kick off Spring Weekend and donate money to help organizations involved with Embrace it Africa.

Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the event was hosted in the Rathskeller on April 28 by Embrace It Africa and Rotaract.

The idea for the collaboration came from Rotaract, who contacted Embrace it Africa to co-host an event together. Campus Activities Board later became involved after discovering the two clubs planned to have their event at the same time as their scheduled 90’s night.

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This Day in Bonaventure History

By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93

September 26, 1987

In 1968, the Student Activities Council (SAC) was founded at St. Bonaventure University by both administrators and students. This new organization replaced the Student Senate as the main organizer of activities.

In 1969, SAC became affiliated with the National Association of College Unions (NACU). This affiliation helped provide students with activities and events that were very popular across the country. An additional benefit to the partnership was SAC was able to purchase programs at a cheaper price.

Throughout its existence, SAC hosted a series of impressive plays. It also hosted many performers. Some of these include: Bruce Springsteen, Robin Williams, Eddie Money and Jerry Seinfeld. But it was on this day that well-known singer-songwriter James Taylor would perform at SBU.

Taylor’s career had experienced a rough stretch in the 1980s. But shortly after his performance at Bonaventure, he became wildly successful again.

For those wondering what happened to SAC, it changed its name to the Student Programming Board in 1990 and then Campus Activities Board (CAB) in 1994.

Spring 2012 concert selections chosen

By Mark Belcher, News Editor, @markbelcherjr

ST. BONAVENTURE (Feb. 9) – Members of the Campus Activities Board (CAB) announced tonight Breathe Carolina and The Ready Set as the spring 2012 concert band selections.

Melissa Gentile, president of CAB, announced the April 12 concert, after Norman Ng’s magic show in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

Tickets are set at $10, but the time of the concert is yet to be determined.

“We chose (Breathe Carolina) because they have a lot of energy and we wanted it to be a high-energy show,” she said.

Neither band appeared on CAB’s original survey for students.

Gentile said CAB members decided on a band outside of the survey due to budget cuts.

“Our budget decreased slightly this year, and the prices of our prospective artists increased dramatically within a couple of days,” Josh Maxey, performance chair for CAB, said. “We had to begin searching for artists within our budget, and we are lucky we got two bands for such a low price.”

Emily Steves contributed to the reporting of this article.


Maxey said a newsletter will go out to students today explaining further why CAB looked elsewhere for band selections.

St. Bonaventure University’s Campus Activities Board for the second day in a row hosted an event for its students.

On Saturday, CAB hosted a miniature golf set up in The Sandra A. and William L. Richter Center that involved 3D glasses and black lights.

[Photos by Tony Lee, @sHecKii]