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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Ambassadors take pie to the face for change

[Images courtesy of Caitlyn Morral]

By Caitlyn Morral

Students had the opportunity to throw food in the Hickey Dining Hall with a pie throwing fundraiser through the admissions department on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Student ambassadors of the university, along with the Embrace it Africa club on campus, teamed up to raise money for both Embrace it Africa and the school’s admissions team.

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Column: Students are not fairly represented by SGA in charity voting process

By Nate Discavage  @DiscavageSavage

Photo retrieved from SBU Student Government Association Facebook page

“We, the students of St. Bonaventure University, in order to provide an officially recognized student organization that identifies and represents student interests…”

That is the opening line to the Student Government Association’s (SGA) constitution.  Recently, it has been harder and harder for St. Bonaventure students to feel like they are being fairly represented by their student-leaders.

On Nov. 24, SGA voted for Embrace it Africa to replace March of Dimes as the official charity of St. Bonaventure for the 2016-2017 academic year.  While there are no issues with the selection of Embrace it Africa, the voting process should definitely be called into question.

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Tubing for a cause

The Office of Communications sponsor an event to establish stronger relationship with a nearby city

By Tony Lee, Editor in Chief, @sHecKii

ST. BONAVENTURE (Feb. 18) — Chelsey Fera said there is more to do at St. Bonaventure University than go to bars and clubs on weekends.

“People here think that the only thing they can do here is to drink, and that there is nothing here,” the junior journalism and mass communication major said. “But there is so much in Ellicottville. And it’s not that far away.”

She said the Bona-Tubing event on Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m. at a city around 25-miles northeast from campus is the Office of Communications attempt to do just that.

As the event planner for Bona-Tubing, she said it’s important to show students and Ellicottville residents that they can mutually benefit from each other. 

Jordan Orbank, an Office of Communications intern, echoed Fera’s view.

“We have stuff to do here,” the junior journalism and mass communication major said. “It’s not just some small school in the middle of nowhere that has nothing.”

Fera said she worked closely with other interns and Dominick Lisi, a graduate assistant, to organize this event.

“The marketing team for St. Bonaventure has been trying to work on a way to market Bonaventure in Ellicottville,” Fera said. “They’ve been working on it for seven years and have handed off to the interns for fresh ideas.”

For Saturday’s event, a $15 dollar ticket includes five hours of tubing and free transportation back and forth from Ellicottville’s Holiday Valley.

All proceeds go to Embrace it Africa — an university group formed by students three years ago to help the African community of Bethlehem in southern Uganda. 

While tubing, students can win Bona-themed prizes likes T-shirts, basketball tickets, coffee mugs and Café La Verna and Clubhouse Restaurant gift certificates via a prize raffle. 

Fera said she encourages students to go tubing because it’s a cheap way to experience what western New York has to offer. 

“People think that it’s so far away, but it’s only 20, 30 minutes away,” she said. “There are so many activities, shops and restaurants you can go to and not be bored at Bonaventure.”

Tickets can be purchased outside the University Bookstore. The bus for Holliday Valley leaves at 12:30 behind The Reilly Center. 


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