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May 15, 2020

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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Fifty years ago, when several hundred thousand music fans descended on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in Bethel, New York, for the Woodstock Music and Art Festival, Queen was nearly a year away from its first performance, Elton John had yet to release an album in the U.S., and Bruce Springsteen was in a ...

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Someone you loved and cared for died. They took their own life. As good friends and family do, people come to support you. They come to comfort you. But their comfort could make you feel worse. When I lost my friend Danny to suicide, someone told me suicide is selfish. Don’t call people who ...

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The disabled list in Major League Baseball is a concept that has transcended time. It is where teams place injured players while they recover. Prior to the start of the 2019 season, the name was changed to the injured list. According to ESPN.com, Dan Halem, deputy commissioner of the league, ...

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I’m a student journalist at St. Bonaventure University, and I often find myself answering the question, “So, why did you get into journalism in the first place?” I find myself trying to explain to friends and peers why late nights spent at The Bona Venture student newspaper don’t bother me much. I ...

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Being a student-athlete can have its perks. Missing class because of travel, receiving free gear and potentially having school paid for with athletic scholarships are just some of the benefits of being an athlete in college. However, the life of a student-athlete is much harder than people ...

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Four hundred and nine days. For the last 409 days, Roman Catholics in the Diocese of Buffalo have been struggling with how to heal as allegations of sexual abuse by members of the clergy have piled up. That healing was supposed to begin with the release of the names of 42 priests who were ...

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On Jan. 29 just after midnight during a winter vortex on the streets of Chicago, two masked men wearing MAGA hats allegedly attacked actor Jussie Smollett, identifying him with a racist term and by the television show he appeared on (Empire). According to Smollett, the assailants punched him, ...

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Five years ago, when a U.S. diplomat used a four-letter word to express her frustration with the European Union, most media reports did not include the word she used. Lexicographer Jesse Sheidlower was troubled by the omission, and in a New York Times opinion piece, he argued that the media was ...

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I’ve grown up a diehard New York Yankees fan. And, thankfully, I attribute that to my dad. Having been in attendance for some of the franchise’s highs -- Reggie Jackson’s three home runs in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series – and its lows – Josh Beckett shutting them out in Game 6 of the 2003 ...

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I read several of the leading stories on The New York Times website each day. Lately, it’s become apparent to me that many, if not most, of these stories revolve around President Donald Trump and his administration. Trump’s campaign for the 2016 election changed the election media game forever.

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY – I always knew I wanted to write. I remember 8-year-old me sitting on my kitchen floor, drawing children’s  books about my two cats as superheroes. “The Adventures of Socks and Patches” were commonplace in my family for about two years, only to be replaced with song lyrics ...

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Meghan Burke Anastasia Cottone Sean Crangle Natalie Forster Andrew Hayn Sam Hoefling Cameron Hurst Dominic LoVallo David Malchak Donovan Moffat

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Does the name Suzy Q sound more familiar to you than Cardi B? When you hear the name Kendrick, do you picture Eddie Kendricks, an original member of the Temptations, instead of the rap star Kendrick Lamar? Are you more likely to know the Beverly Hillbillies character Elly May Clampett than ...

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Today was a busy day in and around Radio Row with some of the biggest stars past and present walking around the Georgia World Congress Center. Legends such as Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker, Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino and Hall of Fame running back LaDaninian Tomlinson were just some ...

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ATLANTA – Wednesday morning started with a star guest as 1988 NFL MVP Boomer Esiason joined The Director’s Cut. Having Esiason, the host of Boomer & Gio on WFAN weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m., on our show was an incredible experience. I grew up listening to him, and the walls inside Long Island ...

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