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January 21, 2011
Volume 85 • Issue 14
The ‘WolfPack’ is back after missing OTthrillers Page 10
The BV asks: Do you think your car is safe on campus? Vote at www.thebv.org
Overview on new Congress taking office Page 7
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Warming House earns an extension on its lease B Y M ARK B ELCHER News Assignment Editor St. Bonaventure's student-run soup kitchen, the Warming House, is in a transition to a new location with a one-month extension to its lease and a new five-year lease at 164 N. Union St. Larry Sorokes, director of the Center for Community engagement, said with the lease, The Warming House has the opportunity to prove its worth.
"We have six months to show the city planning board that we aren't going to be a detriment to downtown," Sorokes said. "The planning board also wants us to have a bigger impact on our guests' lives." The new building on N. Union Street is being renovated by a contractor during the extension of the lease. "The new building will be geared toward increasing the quality of life for our guests,” Sorkoes said. “It has 2,600 square feet and is considerably bigger
than our old space. It has a classroom, storage space, a room for management, a kitchen and preparation room, along with a basement and dining room." Community rejection was a problem while making this decision. "People don't want to see these people,” Sorokes said. “They spoke out at meetings about our guests loitering outside of the building, therefore the city planning board is requesting that we keep them from view. We are closing off the front entrance to our new building and making the side door our main entrance." Some aren't happy with the new building's location down the street, either. "One tenant in the apartments above us spoke at a meeting saying she wouldn't want the Warming House below her," Sorokes said. A new location is necessary to continue operations, according to junior Lauryn Klinger. "We definitely need a new location because this building isn't suited to our needs," she said. "I've seen a quality of life increase for our guests, but a new location will help us focus on it more." The date of the move to the new location is not yet known.. "We're definitely moving into the hand-up, not hand-out approach," Sorokes said. "We'll look toward improving quality of life and having a bigger impact more in the future."
The Warming House has obtained a five-year lease for its new location at 164 N. Union Street.
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SBU students win $1,000 for creating TV commercial spots BY ROBBIE CHULICK Staff Writer Senior Karim Troncelliti and sophomore Danny Bush both won the St. Bonaventure Commercial Contest sponsored by the Office of Marketing and Communications. Two new 30-second television commercials began airing in December at Channel 7-WKBW, in Buffalo, and Channel 13-WHAM, in Rochester, said Emily Sinsabaugh, vice president for university relations.
She said their work will also appear soon in the Corning and Elmira television markets, including during the Superbowl in February. Danny Bush, a sophomore journalism and mass communication major, said he was shocked he won the contest. “I had no idea what my chances would be. I was sitting in my room during finals week when I read the e-mail,” he said. “I kept re-reading the e-mail to make sure I was right. The more and more I read it, it became surreal.” Sinsabuagh expected students to pro-
Senior Karim Troncelliti (left) and Danny Bush (right) co-won the the university’s commercial contest. They each earned themselves a 30-second spot in the Buffalo and Rochester markets and a $1,000 cash prize.
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duce a commercial with great ideas surrounding what Bonaventure is all about but she did not expect the commercials to meet broadcast standards. “I assumed we would have to reproduce them, especially with the time frame that we gave the students to work on it.” She said all the students who entered the contest were able to give their perspective about their commercial prior to a screening and judging session that took place. She said the winning commercials were so spot-on that two winners were chosen, and their work will be used well into next year. “I would like to use these commercials as long as we can because they are simply awesome, and we have received wonderful feedback from them. It is amazing how technology has evolved and has enabled students to do something like that.” Sinsabaugh said this was the first student commercial contest like this since she came to St. Bonaventure in 2007 and that there is no specific timeframe for the next contest. Bush said he spent about 30 hours shooting and editing the commercial. He said he would likely create a new commercial if St. Bonaventure offered a similar competition and if he was given more time to produce a final product. “It was very stressful because we only had two weeks to put it together. I absolutely loved the idea and the opportunity,” he said. “What better way to show off a talent in a public setting, especially if you are representing your university.” To view the two winning commercials and the other commercial entries visit: http://www.sbu.edu/About_SBU.aspx?i d=33489&terms=st.%20bonaventure%20commercial%20contest T
WSBU-FM 88.3, The Buzz went off air for the second time this school year after a power failure crashed its main hard drives. Lauren Sale/The Bona Venture
88.3, The Buzz silenced again B Y R YAN L AZO News Editor
WSBU-FM 88.3, The Buzz returned to campus this week to learn their computer in the DJ booth crashed over break. Station Manager Kyle Zappia said he thinks the crash occurred because of the snowstorm that passed through the Olean area during break. "We believe it is because the power went out over break, and the computer basically fried," he said. "In simplistic terms, the hard drive crashed, which means there is no music in our library." Production Manager Danny Bush described the situation in more technical terms. "First off, we have all of our memory on different raids, which we have three of," he said. "The reason we install it on raids is to safeguard against crashes, but it seems over break two of our three drives had an issue." Zappia said the station is focusing on trying to recover the music, which was stored in the hard drives. "Currently we are trying to save all of the lost MP3 files because it takes hours to put all of that music back on to the computer," he said. "We had thousands of songs on there ... our staff spent about six hours working on their drives and only were able to put 60 to 100 songs back." Bush said he is trying his own method in order to get the drives back up and running in a process called 'booting,' but if it does not work, the station will be forced to bring it in to professionals. "It's basically booting a drive into a USB, which is an extremely slow process, and the problem is it's not recognizing the USB," he said. "If it does not work, we need to have Priority PC install some software, which still may not work." The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) silenced The Buzz last semester after its license ran out without a renewal. According to Zappia, this crash will have no bearing on their accreditation process with the FCC.
"I don't believe it should have any negative impact on our accreditation process, especially since we still have our temporary license which expires in April," he said. Zappia discussed the obvious cons to being off the air, especially after a long break. "The big thing is that we can't play any of the new music we acquired over break," he said. "We don't know the exact date of when the station will be up and running which doesn't allow us to get the students back in the booth to DJ. That is what the Buzz is all about, personalities playing their favorite music." However, Bush also saw a positive side to possibly losing the music that was already on file. "It will encourage the DJs to start to bring in their own music," he said. "They can now burn the music they want, and as odd as it sounds, it may help diversify the type of music that is played. It will help them make The Buzz their own because they have to decide what to put on their playlist and how long it will be." Bush wants people to know the members of The Buzz are doing everything they can to get the station up and running again. "It's being worked on every day; it's not passive. Everyone at the station is very sad, very solemn," he said. "It's like having a car, and it won't start. You want to go, but you can't.” Zappia also had a message to those who listen to The Buzz and who are interested in joining them. "We hope to get back on the air as soon as possible, especially since this is the second time we have been off the air in the past few months," he said. "We want people to know this is in no way, shape or form connected to the problems earlier this year. It is only faulty equipment which will be fixed very soon.”