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ChatGPT Threatens Academic Integrity

Lauryn Hayes, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

There is no better way to start off the new year than by addressing the robot in the room. Yes, the robot, not the elephant. Let’s talk about it. Many of us walked into the first day of classes prepared...

The opioid crisis has become a major problem in Philadelphia in recent years.

Philadelphia’s Opioid Crisis: How can we help?

Erin Costa, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia has experienced extremely high levels of opioid addiction, overdose and death as the opioid epidemic has gained a greater presence in the U.S. Within my first...

Novas Christmas decor impresses; can the same be said of the 2022 Christmas message?

A (Belated) Christmas Grievance

Isabella Ledet, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

One of Villanova’s greatest gifts of the holiday season is the community-wide email from University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD wishing us all a joyous Christmas season. Even though it...

Fizz is on the rise as a YikYak competitor on Villanovas campus.

What’s Fizzin’ at Villanova?

Isabel Choi, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

“The two soccer girls riding on one scooter together everywhere together.” “Let’s go catssss” “When there isn’t a seat for u at the conn table but u wanna hear the tea.” These...

Marijuana Legalization: Should Pennsylvania Go Green?

Steven Makino, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

For decades, the debate over whether medical and recreational marijuana should be nationally legal or decided on a state-by-state basis has been a complex one, to say the least. This issue has seen a lot...

Villanova announced Thursday that Jay Wright will be the commencement speaker for the class of 2022.

‘Nova Fails Its Seniors: Senior’s Opinion on Commencement

Jack Roberge, Editor Emeritus April 27, 2022

Commencement speeches are opportunities to leave one final, lasting impact on the graduating class before its members leave to take part in bigger things. Four years of education are difficult to pack...

The Quad (Sullivan and Sheehan Halls) houses much of the sophomore population.

Mouse in the House: Quad Living Conditions

Joe Adams, Staff Writer January 29, 2022

There are so many things to be excited about now that we are back on campus. Basketball games, hanging out with friends and so- cial club events are all things that I missed over winter break. However,...

Part-time Criminology teachers leave Villanova University.

Part-time Criminology Teachers Leave Department

Loghan Hirkey, Staff Writer January 29, 2022

Being a few weeks into the spring semester already seems unbelievable. With new classes, new friends, warmer weather on its way and graduation looming, it feels like a “honeymoon period” at Villanova....

Many hope for heightened global concern towards climate change.

Climate Change: Six Degrees of Wishful Thinking

John Angelella, Staff Writer January 29, 2022

Climate change, gun control and social inequality are macro scale topics we hear a lot about. However, it seems our concern for them is as fleeting as our liking for the newest hit song. It tops the charts,...

Villanova followed the science and mandated a third booster shot for students.

Villanova Continues to Listen to Science

Zoë Kim, Staff Writer January 29, 2022

Villanova needs to continue to listen to science. For the spring 2022 semester, the University asked its students to receive a third Covid-19 shot, a booster, no later than Jan. 31.  If we don’t...

Villanova students gather outside Philadelphia’s Well Fargo Center.

Villanova Students Tailgate At Wells Fargo Center

Regan McEnroe, Staff Writer January 29, 2022

Events worth withstanding freezing temperatures for include, but are not limited to, the Super Bowl, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New Year’s Eve in Time Square and, of course, Villanova men’s...

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