Student Publications at St. Bonaventure


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St. Bonaventure University has a rich history of student publication dating back to 1899 with its first published literary magazine, The Laurel. The Laurel is the nation's oldest continuously published college literary magazine.  Today, St. Bonaventure University has a variety of student publications serving the campus.





St. Bonaventure University's campus newspaper, The Bona Venture has been published continuously since 1926 and is known for presenting award winning stories of ethical journalism.  (To see the online version click here.)

The Bonadieu, the student yearbook, was first published in 1928 under the name the Laurel Annual.  It has been published as The Bonadieu since 1936. Today, The Bonadieu is still a student-run organization.  Recent issues cover the entire year including Commencement, Senior Week, Spring Weekend and athletic events. 

The following people helped establish, promote, and serve student publications at St. Bonaventure. They include, Russell J. Jandoli, after whom SBU's Journalism/Mass Communications department is named, Irving R. Bacon, who established St. Bonaventure's campus newspaper in 1926, and Paschal Robinson, O.F.M., who established The Laurel, the nation's oldest continuously published college literary magazine.


Russell J. Jandoli

Paschal Robinson, O.F.M.

Irving R. Bacon



Page created by Sara Babiarz, St. Bonaventure University, for History 419 (Computer and Archival Skills for Historians), instructed by Dr. Phillip Payne and Archivist Dennis Frank, and held in the Fall 2006 semester.  Any opinions expressed in these pages are those of the author.  Any changes, other than minor editing, are noted at the bottom of the relevant pages.

All sources are used with permission from St. Bonaventure University and are found in the bibliography.

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