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The Supreme Court of the United States voted to overturn Roe v. Wade (1973) on Friday morning, June 24.

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Vivi Melkonian, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday morning, eliminating a Constitutional right to abortion. This decision puts the question of abortion legality in the hands of the states and grants...

Police responded to reports of gunfire late Saturday night.

Three Killed, at Least 11 Others Injured in Shooting in Downtown Philadelphia

Cate McCusker, Senior Editor June 5, 2022

Late last night gunfire broke out in downtown Philadelphia. Three people were killed, and at least 11 others were wounded. In a news conference, Police Inspector D.F. Pace said that police on patrol...

Telephone pole in Newtown, CT.

Letter to the Editors: 10 Years After Sandy Hook, Nothing Has Changed

Kayla Verga May 31, 2022

When I first heard the horrible news of Uvalde my immediate reaction was anger. When my town, Sandy Hook, went through that horror, we said “never again,” and we meant it. We went to endless marches,...

Crosses and flowers stand outside of Robb Elementary.

Letter from the Editors: Response to Mass Shooting at Robb Elementary

May 27, 2022

On Tuesday afternoon, in Uvalde, Texas, 21 innocent lives were taken. Nineteen students and two teachers excited for their final days in the classroom before summer vacation were massacred in a place...

Wright makes his entrance at Hoops Mania in 2021.

All Wright: Jay Wright to Speak at 2022 Commencement

Vivi Melkonian, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 28, 2022

Jay Wright will be the 2022 Commencement Speaker after receiving University Board approval.  Father Donohue noted that the announcement of Jay Wright as commencement speaker was not tied to student feedback. Father...

Jay Wright spoke at the Villanova Mens Basketball Awards Thursday night.

Villanova Community Reacts to Coach Wright’s Retirement

Vivi Melkonian, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

Late Wednesday night, the Villanova community was surprised by news of Men’s Head Basketball Coach Jay Wright’s retirement. The news sent shockwaves across campus, Philadelphia and the country alike.  The...

Villanova students eventually made it to The Big Easy.

ROLL NOLA: ‘Nova Students Take on The Big Easy

Vivi Melkonian, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 30, 2022

Screaming, crying and impulsive purchases. What do these three things have in common? They were all completely valid responses to the ‘Cats victory over Houston last Saturday night.  Whether one...

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