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Shapiro and Fetterman both won their races on Tuesday night.

Pennsylvania Goes Blue: Midterm Election Results and Analysis

Vivi Melkonian, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 10, 2022

Updated November 9, 2022.  Pennsylvania’s highly publicized elections concluded late Tuesday night in an unexpected Democratic victory. Josh Shapiro won his gubernatorial race against Doug Mastriano,...

Mastriano (left) and Shapiro (right) will face off in the PA gubernatorial race on November 8.

A Tale of Two Pennsylvanias: PA Gubernatorial Race

Lydia McFarlane, Co-News Editor November 8, 2022

While the country will bear the effects of the midterm elections, the outcome of the Pennsylvania governor race has implications that will directly affect Pennsylvanians.  There are two very different...

Villanova students are encouraged to get out and vote in the midterm elections.

Wildcard Midterms: A Discussion with Political Science Professor Dr. Matt Kerbel

Cate McCusker, Senior Editor November 5, 2022

Matthew R. Kerbel, Ph.D., has been a professor in Villanova’s Political Science Department since 1988 and was the department chair from 2012 to 2019. Dr. Kerbel is well versed in politics, and The Villanovan...

Villanova fans swarmed the court following basketball festivities, welcoming Meek Mill to The Finn.

‘Nova Nation: Hoops Mania 2022 Recap

Sarah Sweeney and Lydia McFarlane October 1, 2022

Hoops Mania 2022 was a huge success, with an intrasquad scrimmage from the Men’s Basketball team and a Jay Wright appearance, capped off by a performance by Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill. Students were...

President Biden Offers Warning to Nation and Calls for Action in Philadelphia Address

President Biden Offers Warning to Nation and Calls for Action in Philadelphia Address

Vivi Melkonian and Lydia McFarlane September 2, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Thursday night, from the heart of the City of Brotherly Love, home to the place where America first declared independence, President Joe Biden spoke of unity in the face of division....

Letter to the Editors: Reversing Roe

Elizabeth Madden August 23, 2022

After 58 years of challenges, on May 18, 1896, the Supreme Court declared racial segregation unconstitutional. More than 126 years later, on June 24, 2022 another human rights abuse was corrected when...

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...

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