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By Kelly Haberstroh
As the EDGE prepares to start up for its second year, the Career and Professional Readiness Center (CPRC) decided to make some changes to the program. In comparison to last year, they plan to have more interactive and hands-on seminars with more opportunities to practice the skills they’re learning how to improve.
The EDGE is an opportunity for sophomores, juniors and seniors to have an advantage when applying to internships, graduate school and the workplace. The CPRC started the program last year after students who went into internships and jobs found that, while they had a great foundation, they were lacking some professional skills.
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Student government lacks communication and transparency, raising problems within the student body
By Emily Rosman
ST. BONAVENTURE (May 3, 2016) – The Student Government Association’s budget report projects about a $90,000 decrease for the 2016-2017 academic year. Armed with a constitution that has failed twice in the last six months alone and declining student support, student government at St. Bonaventure has a lot of upcoming responsibility.
Student government, also referred to as SGA, works as a liaison between the student body, university, faculty and administration.
SGA faces problems with leadership, finances, its advisor’s role and a faulty constitution. This has resulted in an increased lack of trust based on conversations with multiple students.
By Caitlyn Morral
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For some students at St. Bonaventure University, April is more than just the stressful month before the impending doom of finals. It’s about raising sexual assault awareness, one teal ribbon at a time.
April has been named Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). The newly revived club at Bonaventure, “SBU 4 Equality,” is capitalizing on SAAM through its “Awareness, Education, Solidarity” campaign, an initiative to promote sexual assault awareness in the campus community. On Wednesday, April 26, the club hosted a rally to commemorate those who have been affected by sexual violence.
By Liam McGurl
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The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts will be hosting an eco-friendly exhibition through next fall, calling on visitors to think about their part in the future of our planet.
“Green Revolution,” geared towards Bonaventure’s K-12 summer program, discusses avenues for minimized carbon footprints and heightened conservation of reusable materials, offering practical advice on ways to “reduce, reuse and recycle.”
Sean Conklin, the assistant curator of the Quick Center, said the exhibition was offered by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), which created basic prototypes for the galleries’ educational panels, sent electronically to reduce carbon footprints. Conklin added that the visual aspects of the panels were created by the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and its Black Creativity Council.
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By Whitney Downard
Students at St. Bonaventure University, a small college of 1,800 students in rural Western New York, have a few options when seeking medical care. MASH Urgent Care and Olean General Hospital, both less than four miles from campus, and the free, on-campus health services center diagnose, treat and prescribe medication for students in need.
The Center for Student Wellness, open weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., has a medical provider on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Yet students still choose the costly and time-consuming alternatives to health services, either heeding a friend’s warning about the center or because of their past experiences there.
“I was bedridden for about four days. I couldn’t keep anything down – not even water – and could barely sit up,” said Kailyn Jennings. “I went to the health center and was so light headed I thought I would pass out there.”
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By: Nate Discavage @DiscavageSavage
As the 2016 presidential election continues to supply controversy around the nation, the St. Bonaventure University Student Government Association (SGA) presidential election had a twist of its own.
Shockwaves were sent through campus late Monday night when SGA Executive Vice President-Elect Jessica Laursen posted on her Facebook page: “the results of the SGA Presidential Election of 2016-2017 were invalid.”
Laursen pointed to Article VIII, Section II, of the SGA Constitution states that election of the Executive “President…shall be chosen in the spring election by a majority vote.”
Although Laursen and President-Elect JW Cook earned the most votes (295 out of 721), they did not win a majority of 50% plus 1.
By Amber Williams
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Pictured above: Participants in the 2015 Trashion Fashion Show
The fourth annual Trashion Fashion Show is coming to the Rigas Family Theater in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts tomorrow night at 7 p.m., and excitement among the designers, models and judges is growing.
The Trashion Fashion Show is an annual event sponsored by St. Bonaventure University’s recyling club, Tread Lightly, as part of their campus recycling movement “Recyclemania.” St. Bonaventure students and faculty work together to convert trash into fashion statements.