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Protests broke out outside the U.S. Supreme Court building within minutes of the landmark decision.

Roe Decision Threatens Women, Judicial Legitimacy

Jackie Thomas, Co-Opinion Editor June 24, 2022

As of this morning, the landmark Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey rulings were overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, with the majority opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito. This decision...

Musks purchase of Twitter has sparked controversy.

Opinion: Musk’s Defense of Free Speech on Twitter is Necessary

Carter Smith, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Elon Musk bought Twitter. He made it clear that one of his goals is to keep the platform as “the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated,” tweeting: “I hope...

Opinion: Marijuana Should Be Legalized in Pennsylvania

Loghan Hirkey, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Last week was 4/20, a day dedicated to celebrating and smoking marijuana. This 4/20, though, took on an entirely new meaning for the residents of New Jersey who observe this holiday.  On April 21,...

NOVAdance committee members are pictured at the end of this year’s dance marathon.

Privilege and Advocacy: Who is Your Service Really Serving?

Lindsay Gallagher, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

The two largest service organizations at Villanova are NOVAdance and Special Olympics. Both are amazing groups and events that make a massive impact on the groups they serve, and I’ve participated in...

Although he is not Jay Wright, Cats fans can rest assured that the program is in good hands with Kyle Neptune.

Opinion: Believe in Kyle Neptune

Tyler Moore, Staff Writer April 23, 2022

The Neptune Era has officially begun. Many students on campus aren’t feeling so “All Wright” with the events that unfolded in the past few days, but they shouldn’t fret; Kyle Neptune, Villanova...

Jay Wrights retirement announcement rocked Villanovas campus Wednesday.

Opinion: Honor Wright’s Legacy

Zoë Kim, Staff Writer April 23, 2022

Wednesday night took an unforeseen turn when the news of men’s basketball head coach Jay Wright’s retirement broke. Students and members of the Villanova community all turned to Twitter and The Athletic...

There needs to be greater efforts at gun control following Sacramento’s mass shooting.

We Need Bolder Gun Control Legislation

Zoë Kim, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

A mass shooting occurred in Sacramento this past weekend, leaving six dead and 12 in the hospital. The violent event took place on K Street, a popular street in Sacramento with lots of foot traffic. ...

Students struggle to find internship opportunities as summer fast approaches.

Students Face Pressure from Internship Anxiety

Lauryn Hayes, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

As the end of the school year approaches, anxieties around summer internships arise. Pursuing our academic interests outside of the classroom is what follows our undergraduate experience at Villanova. ...

The St. Augustine Center serves as the home for many CLAS students and faculty.

CLAS Should be Divided Into College of Arts and College of Sciences

Lindsay Gallagher, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

The experience that a liberal arts or social science major has at Villanova is vastly different from that of a natural science major. I spoke to both arts and sciences students about whether their academic...

Greek Week on campus made students consider the pros and cons of Greek life.

Opinion: Is Joining Greek Life Worth It?

Abby Faeth, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

Greek life plays a large role in the social scenes of universities across the country. Villanova is no exception to this phenomenon: around 30% of students at Villanova are members of a fraternity or...

Con: Test-Optional Lacks Necessary Standardization

Audrey Ryan, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

Despite the consistent attempts that have been made in recent years to level the playing field, higher education is not a meritocracy. Amidst DEI initiatives and a widespread push for greater inclusion,...

Villanova, like many other universities this year, chose to make its application test-optional.

Pro: Test-Optional Admissions Level the Playing Field

Kai Da Luz, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

Anyone on campus this Saturday saw the flocks of prospective students flood Villanova’s Rowen Campus Green and Mendel Field. This year’s admission cycle was very competitive, with the Office of Undergraduate...

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