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May 16, 2022

ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Journalism empowers investigation.  As my senior year approaches, my mind reflects on everything I’ve absorbed in the field of journalism and as a student at the Jandoli School of Communication so far.  Many of my professors challenged my fellow classmates and me to be ...

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WASHINGTON — St. Bonaventure University Bonnies' head coach Mark Schmidt tried to warn us. After the Bonnies were honored as the Atlantic-10 Conference’s preseason top team, selected as the No. 23 ranked team in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll and received a slew of individual ...

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The five days felt like five minutes. After five 10-hour days at the Los Angeles Convention Center, we have completed our coverage from Radio Row for Super Bowl LVI for WSBU 88.3 FM “The Buzz.” As a freshman, all I had hoped for was an opportunity to be able to attend just one Super Bowl ...

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“Oh, you guys are from ‘Bonnies’? That’s awesome.” The greeting came from none other than Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Our crew from WSBU-FM was lucky enough to have our table positioned right near USA Today, where many faces including the one so familiar to Western New Yorkers sat ...

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Often the most memorable interviews turn out to be the ones you don’t expect. After performing 12 interviews and producing three hour-long radio shows on the day, that is precisely my biggest takeaway from Wednesday on Super Bowl LVI Radio Row in Los Angeles. It is easy to get caught up in the ...

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After a slow Monday, action started to pick up on Tuesday for WSBU 88.3FM “The Buzz” on Radio Row in Los Angeles. We landed just one interview on our first day but completed seven interviews in our second day on-air. To start, my fellow Sports Director Tyler Smith and I, talked with members of ...

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Members of WSBU 88.3 “The Buzz” have been credentialed by the NFL for Super Bowl Radio Row since 2018. After a one-year hiatus because of COVID-19, the campus radio station has returned.  My name is Nic Rohloff, and I had been the sports director for The Buzz for the past two years, and as I ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — On Dec. 17, following a 37-point loss to the Virginia Tech Hokies in North Carolina, St. Bonaventure University men’s basketball coach Mark Schmidt was asked about the spiking COVID-19 cases in Cattaraugus County. “We knew that [COVID-19 cases increasing] could be a ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Practice. What does it mean to you? The practice stage is one of the most vital steps in the teaching and learning process, and, according to Anthony Sherrod Blakely, practice makes an individual better, not perfect.  Monday night I sat among six people, who all have ...

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By now, you must have heard about the controversial comments made by Olean Intermediate Middle School co-principal Joel Whitcher, who also is the senior pastor of Fresh Fire Worship Center in Olean. In a religious services video that went viral several weeks ago, Whitcher condemned ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — Sorry, Dr. Denny Wilkins, I will indulge in a cliche here — a necessary one. Time flies when you’re having fun.  After writing a record-setting amount of stories for TAPinto Greater Olean over the last two years — we’re talking hundreds of stories, hundreds of hours, ...

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If the phrase “legends never die” held any truth, Tommy Lasorda would have been well past immortal. Reality is, though, that legends do die, and the world of baseball lost Lasorda, the longtime Dodgers manager and all-around Los Angeles icon, at the age of 93 on Thursday. Tommy was a legend ...

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It would have been difficult enough to do the project in the field. Investigative journalism, as it turns out, is even harder to do while staring through a computer screen. Being surrounded by talented journalists in the Arizona desert, however, lightened that burden. When I applied for the ...

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You know how when somebody tells you not to touch your face while you are going outside with your face mask? That is when you suddenly become conscious of an itch. Don’t you just hate that? With the coronavirus still raging on and giving us a reason to wear a face mask and keep six feet apart from ...

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Tracy Schrems, assistant professor of adolescence education at St. Bonaventure University, made a great point.  “If the pandemic has taught me anything, it’s that people don’t like to follow the rules,” she told TAPinto Greater Olean in an email.  She’s right. As colleges and universities ...

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When the unexpected happens, we sometimes do not know how to react. We immediately think of the effect the present will have on the future.  When news on the coronavirus started to get serious back in March, I found myself thinking this way as I knew a lot of uncertainty lay ahead.    Your ...

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The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought almost all sports to a halt. This was certainly the right decision because the health of our citizens should be put first. This unusual time has left me and many other sports fans with a feeling of emptiness, trying to take in everything that is going ...

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CUBA, NY – I’ve worked at the Giant Food Mart of Cuba as a cashier for about three years, since my junior year of high school.  When I reported for work on Friday at 4 p.m., the normal clamor of rustling paper bags, chattering customers and employees and squeaking grocery carts’ wheels greeted ...

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I’ve had the opportunity to watch a countless amount of Division 1 sports games throughout my time at St. Bonaventure University. The men’s basketball team, the most supported D1 team, regularly has full attendance at their home games from the student body as well as the community. On the other ...

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“The rims still love me, so that’s good.” Among the faces practicing on the Reilly Center floor Wednesday afternoon, stood a familiar face of old. A face who put his school’s basketball legacy back on the map after a long hiatus. Andrew Nicholson had returned home. “Remembering being here ...

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OLEAN, NY – Forty-five years ago on Dec. 30, 1974, Anthony Barbaro, a 17-year-old Olean High School student, shot and killed three people (one in a hallway and two from a third-floor window at the school) and wounded 11 others before he was captured. On the following day, Barbaro was arraigned and ...

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My favorite television show is The West Wing. In it, Josiah Bartlet – the fictional president of the United States played by Martin Sheen – has a tendency to move quickly from one task to the next, signaling his desire to do so with two words: “What’s next?” These words are fitting as I’m ...

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As we head into Thanksgiving this week, the country is more divided than it has been in recent memory. Americans are split on impeachment, and civil discourse seems to of gone to the wayside. The current political environment may make some people weary of going home and sitting at the same table ...

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Ten years ago, hearing Justin Bieber’s voice on a country radio station would not have made much sense to fans of the genre. But as country and pop music continue to blend, Bieber’s crossover hit “10,000 Hours” with country duo Dan + Shay has now spent six weeks on top of the Billboard.com “Hot ...

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Since Nov. 19 is International Men’s Day, it’s a great time to celebrate all the amazing men in our lives. It’s also a great opportunity to reflect on some serious issues in the United States.  According to 2017 Uniform Crime Reports published by the FBI, 79.5% of persons arrested for violent ...

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The first half went well when the Bonnies took on the Catamounts of the University of Vermont Friday in the second home game of the season. Everyone started out looking good, though it was sad to see Osun Osunniyi rooting from the sidelines. (He'll be back in two to four weeks, according to the ...

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October is one of my favorite months. It’s the beginning of basketball and hockey seasons, the increasing climax of football season and the end of baseball season. It’s a time when we start to break out the hoodies once reserved for summer bonfires, jeans last used in the winter, and can, ...

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Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced that he plans to ban flavored e-cigarettes in the United States in an attempt to keep these products away from teenagers. His announcement comes after reports of e-cigarettes causing a new lung illness in hundreds of people throughout the country. I ...

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When I first heard of the television series “13 Reasons Why,” I thought it was another, average teenage show that poorly presented everyday issues adolescence go through in high school. But when I actually watched Seasons One and Two, the series blew me away because the show addresses the ...

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During the years I served as a deputy communication director in the New Jersey governor’s office, we dealt with more than a fair share of negative stories. Some were complete surprises that came out of the blue and required quick thinking about how best to respond. Occasionally we knew when a ...

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