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Jay Wright warming up for the game recent against Syracuse. 

The Wright Way: Bring Back the Suits, Jay

Vivi Melkonian and Tina Aron December 15, 2021

Villanova men’s basketball coach Jay Wright is known for many things, winning two NCAA championships in the last six years, holding a place as a basketball Hall of Famer and being the best-dressed...

Taylor Swift released the re-recording of her album, Red in November.

All’s Well That Ends Well: Swift’s “All Too Well” Re-Release

Abby Faeth, Staff Writer December 8, 2021

I’m certain that I’m not the only one who stayed up till midnight on the 12th of November to listen to “Red (Taylor’s Version).” Not only did many students at Villanova pass up their night’s...

Travis Scott’s concert on Nov. 5 ended in eight deaths.  

The Astroworld Festival Tragedy: Who’s to Blame?

A.J. Fezza, Co-Culture Editor November 10, 2021

After a year and a half of COVID-19 restrictions, perhaps the most sorely-missed experience was concerts: a communal gathering centered around the love of music. This fact made it all the more sour when...

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SGA Senator Allegedly Directs Racial Slur Toward Student

Cate McCusker, Co-Editor in Chief November 6, 2021

On Friday afternoon, Villanova’s Student Government Association, or SGA, posted a statement on Instagram regarding an allegation that had been made against a Class of 2025 Senator. “The allegation...

Dr. Helena Tomko presents the University’s 2021 Faith and Reason Lecture.

Humanities Department’s 2021 Faith and Reason Lecture

A.J. Fezza, Co-Culture Editor November 3, 2021

Each spring, the University’s Humanities Department holds a Faith and Reason Lecture, provided by a member of the faculty. It’s a beloved tradition nearly as old as the Humanities Department itself....

Daniel Robinson is still missing with no leads. Gabby Petito’s body was recently found after she was reported missing.

Petito Murder Reveals Racial Bias in Crime Coverage

Bella Irwin, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

In June 2021, Gabby Petito left her Florida home and never returned. Setting off on a cross country road trip with her fiance, Brian Laundire, 22-year-old Petito sought adventure. The plan was to end...

GPA locks doors for many students, underrepresenting their full potential.

GPA is an Unrepresentative Measure of Student Ability

Kai Da Luz, Staff Writer September 29, 2021

Imagine you are seated on a high city balcony watching the people below pass by. To get a better look, you take out your binoculars. When the lenses come into focus, you let out a gasp. One individual...

Womens Tennis Opens Season, Hosts Villanova Invitational

Women’s Tennis Opens Season, Hosts Villanova Invitational

Aphrodite Dimopoulos, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

The Villanova women’s tennis team started its season this past weekend with the Villanova Invitational. The team played Saturday against Delaware and Drexel and again Sunday against Temple. Coming...

The Davis Center is a popular place on campus for students to work out.

The Sexist Intent of the Villanova Gym Dress Code

Abby Faeth, Staff Writer September 22, 2021

Does anyone wear open-toed shoes to the gym? Apparently, based on the Villanova Fitness Center dress code, they do. I initially thought that the new posters around the Fitness Center were for a new dress...

“Mare of Easttown,” written by Villanova graduate Brad Ingelsby, first aired on HBO on April 18, 2021.

The Rise of the Miniseries

A.J. Fezza, Co-Culture Editor September 15, 2021

There is no doubt about it: we are in the midst of a major shift in the world of entertainment. Since the mid-2010s, streaming has totally taken over the media landscape. For many years, though, this...

University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue OSA Ph.D. send students an email addressing the rise in COVID-19 cases on Friday. 

Masks Are Back

Cate McCusker, Co-Editor in Chief September 4, 2021

On Friday afternoon, the Villanova community received an email from University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue OSA Ph.D. “implementing enhanced mitigation efforts effective immediately.” “All...

Trucks like Pizzeria Pronto park around the Riley Ellipse for Food Truck Friday on Friday, Aug. 27.

University Holds Wildcat Welcome Week

A.J. Fezza, Co-Culture Editor September 1, 2021

On the first weekend of the school year following orientation, the University’s Office of Student Involvement (OSI) and the Campus Activities Team (CAT) offered a plethora of activities as part of...

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