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By Matt Tack
The old that is strong does not
wither, Deep roots are not reached
by the frost.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien
A photo contest created by the Franciscan Center for So-
cial Concern and the SBU Land Use Subcommittee show-
cased the school's snowy woodlands and encouraged
students to get outside and enjoy the beauty of our natural
campus in winter. Submissions were posted on social media
with the hashtag #bonabeauty.
The contest was a way to show the campus community
that natural areas of campus can be enjoyed in all four sea-
sons in addition to celebrating both the 100th birthday of
Thomas Merton and St. Francis being named the patron
saint of ecology. These 10 images received the most votes.
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St. Bonaventure
is beautiful, even
in the winter.
By Lian Bunny
Take a hike
By Laura
By Joe Ferencik
And the light shines in dark-
ness; and the darkness com-
prehended it not:
John 1:5
By Kathryn McTyre
Snowy sunset walk along the
Allegheny River Trail
By Raj Goyal
We are living in a world [where] the
divine is shining through it all the
~ Merton
The groves were
God's first temples.
~ W.C. Bryant
By Brianna Roberts
By Harrison Leone
A cold greater than can be thought,
Allegheny River.
The deer have
made their own
pathway in the
forest - Behind
Francis Hall.
By Sameer
By Rachel Konieczny
In the depth of winter I
finally learned that there was
in me an invincible summer.
1st place