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The University recently announced new additions and leadership to the Board of Trustees.

Villanova Should Be Free for Families Earning Less Than $100,000

Zoe Manning, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

On Sept. 8, 2022, Princeton announced that tuition would be free starting next year for most families with an income of less than $100,000 per year, increasing the threshold from $65,000. Room and board...

A grasshopper was notoriously found in a salad at Belle Aire Terrace in late November.

Grasshoppergate: The State of Villanova Dining

Sofia Krzewicki, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

As Villanova students prepared to leave for Thanksgiving break, a video posted to a non-university affiliated account became the talk of campus. The live grasshopper trapped in a sealed, pre-packaged Belle...

The Riley Ellipse is filled with Christmas lights this year.

Best Christmas Decorations On Campus

Isabella Ledet, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Though the holiday season has just begun, Villanova has been setting up its festive decor since before Thanksgiving break. What amazed me as a freshman last year was the sheer volume of Christmas decorations...

Spotify releases Spotify Wrapped each year in late November or early December.

Let’s Spice Up Spotify Wrapped

A.J. Fezza, Opinion Editor December 7, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Spotify Wrapped season. Every year in early December, the music streaming giant releases a highly-personalized slideshow of statistics and listening habits...

What the First Amendment Protects – And What it Doesn’t

Emmy Schmelter, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Everyone knows the golden rule of what topic not to bring up during dinner with your grandmother: politics. But why has this topic been abolished from our classrooms as well?  Discussing politics goes...

Board Editorial: Thank You Seniors

December 7, 2022

There’s no better time and place on campus than the Corr basement on a Tuesday night. Good times can be had sitting around tables in the Connelly Center. Memories are made in the Wells Fargo parking...

Should the University Accept More High School Credits?

Leah Cardinale, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Did you devote countless hours studying for IB exams just to be told that your college only takes a score 6 or 7? Did you take dual-enrollment courses at your high school with another college, only to...

Don’t Panic, Nova. The Season Has Just Begun

Carter Smith, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

It’s no secret that the Villanova men’s basketball team is off to a below-average start. At the time of writing, its record is 3-5, just coming off of a winless Phil Knight Invitational and an electrifying...

Finals season each fall is usually the busiest time for students all year.

Our Finals Schedule is in Shambles

Kai da Luz, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

To anyone reading this, know that you are not alone if you suffered a minor panic attack trying to wrap your head around the incomprehensible failure that is our schedule for finals this semester. It is...

CUP OF JOE: Switching to Microsoft Outlook is Unnecessary

Joe Adams, Opinion Columnist December 7, 2022

As the fall semester comes to a close, there is a lot to think about. Finals are stressful, the holiday season is here and the women’s basketball team is killing it this season. However, one big change...

The Advising System Should Work For All Students

Isabel Choi, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

In college, exemplary academic advisors prove essential for students’ success, and Villanova is no exception. However, among the student body, there appears to be mixed emotions about the advising system....

WXVU broadcasts the thoughts and musical tastes of Villanova students.

WXVU Should Play in the Connelly Center

Allison Bajada, Class of 2023 November 23, 2022

“Wait, we have a radio station on campus?” That’s usually the question I’m met with when I tell anyone that I am the Station Manager of Villanova’s radio station: WXVU V89.1, The Roar. And I’m...

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