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While Judicial Elections May Make the Judicial System More Democratic, Would They Necessarily Make It More Just?

Majo James, Staff Writer November 22, 2023

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022, triggering a national uproar over what many perceived as a violation of their individual rights. The decision also set the stage for renewed discussions...

King of Prussia Mall Looks to Add 20 New Stores

Zoë Kim , Staff Writer November 22, 2023

In 2024, King of Prussia Mall will be adding 20 more stores and restaurants to its overwhelming number of 450 retailers and shops. Its owner, Simone Property Group, has shared that it will be adding Dior,...

New Mayor Brings Hope for Political Representation

Riley Haubert, Staff Writer November 22, 2023

A large milestone was achieved Nov. 7 by Cherelle Parker, the first woman to be elected mayor of Philadelphia. As a suburb outside of Philly, Villanova reacted to this exciting news. Parker is Philadelphia’s...

A Call for Unity on College Campuses

Lexie Scibilia, Staff Writer November 22, 2023

In recent months, college campuses across the United States have become hotbeds of tension and hostility as the Israeli-Hamas war continues in the Gaza Strip. The distressing reality is that more than...

CliftonStrengths Assessment: Helpful or a Hoax?

Kailey Fahy , Staff Writer November 22, 2023

If you participated in Villanova’s four-day orientation program, you likely remember the CliftonStrengths assessment. It is a rite of passage at Villanova and students are told to complete it during...

Villanova, Avoid the Trap of Fast Fashion

Carter Smith, Staff Writer November 22, 2023

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we have officially entered the holiday season: a time of year where we return home to see family, stuff our faces with delicious food and, of course, go shopping.  With...

We Need Age Limits in Politics

Avery Chalk, Staff Writer November 22, 2023

It is no secret that most politicians are old. President Joe Biden is constantly ridiculed for his age at 81-years-young, but he is not even the oldest active American politician. Senator Charles Grassley...

Villanovan and Taylor Swift fan Emma Cahill is pictured in excited anticipation of the 1989 re-release.

Taylor Swift’s 1989: Her Best Re-Recording Yet

Zoë Kim, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

1989 was the re-recording that Swifties and casual listeners have been waiting for. It did not disappoint. Since its drop last Friday, 1989 has broken record after record. To no one’s surprise, the album...

SGA’s initiative to bring excused mental health absences to Villanova is a breath of fresh air.

Excused Mental Health Absences are Long Overdue

Ciara Dursee, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

It’s been a long time coming. The Villanova Student Government Association recently announced the approval of excused mental health absences starting in the Spring 2024 semester.  Led by Student...

The pandemic left students without key skills, and schools and universities must help bridge the gap.

Post-COVID Achievement Gap Must be Closed

Srihi Surapeneni, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Many colleges are becoming increasingly selective in admissions and are reporting higher average GPAs and SAT scores with each year’s admitted freshmen class. At the same time, however, a large number...

Doing You: The True College Experience

Juliana Burke, Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Upon first coming to college, I heard from recent graduates and adults alike about how lucky I was to participate in the “college experience.” I had heard this phrase thrown around quite often, and...

Villanova’s sustainability plan includes special parking spots for fuel efficient vehicles.

Villanovans Are Ignoring the University’s Sustainability Plan

Kayla Verga , Staff Writer November 8, 2023

Villanova University is constantly having conversations about its role in bettering the environment. We even have a sustainability plan to make our university greener. Nonetheless, I have doubts about...

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