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Vivi and Colin’s Farewell

Vivi Melkonian and Colin Beazley December 6, 2023

Two years ago, we sat in the Corr Hall basement watching our predecessors, Jack Roberge and Cate McCusker, finish their last production. They cried. We cried with them. They’d given us so much advice...

Letter to the Editors

Nicole B. Baker, VU CLAS ‘86, Cabrini M.Ed. ‘98 December 6, 2023

To the Editors of the Villanovan: Earlier this week, I took a pleasant autumn walk on Cabrini’s campus. I stopped in Holy Spirit Library and was greeted by Dr. Bobbi Jacquet, former library director....

Junior Carter Smith considers whether or not a longer winter break would be fruitful.

The Reality of an All-Encompassing Holiday Break

Carter Smith, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

The final two and a half weeks of the fall semester are some of the most stressful weeks of the year. As soon as we return from Thanksgiving Break, there are only two weeks of classes left before finals....

Students Should Take Classes that Bring Them Joy

Isabella Ledet, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Especially at the most wonderful time of the year, it is important to experience joy in our lives. Perhaps the stress of upcoming finals and the uncertainty of a new semester on the horizon make us forget...

Christmas is a time for heartfelt and long-lasting gifts.

Give Meaningful, Lasting Gifts This Christmas

Srihi Surapaneni, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

As Christmas quickly approaches, people begin to get excited thinking about what’s coming their way. But figuring out the perfect gifts to buy their friends and family members is a whole different,...

Kailey Fahy advises students on how to handle tough conversation topics during holidays.

A Guide on How to Handle Holiday Conversations

Kailey Fahy, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Picture this: you have just returned home from finals. After a long semester, you are ready to enjoy a home-cooked meal with those who you love most.  You are sitting at the table, fork in hand, ready...

The Oxford Comma: A Form of Grammatical Divinity

Avery Chalk, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Unlike me, you might not worship at the feet of grammatical divinity. Maybe you’ve never even heard of the Oxford comma. But I have. And I relish it.  For context, let’s define the Oxford comma....

Students gather at the Villanova Student Sustainability Committee’s Wildcat Thrift.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Clothes: The Wildcat Thrift

Kayla Verga, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

As college students, we have so many clothes in our closets that just sit there, collecting dust. Picture that piece of clothing that may not fit your style anymore, or the one that you always look at...

Don’t Judge My Spotify Wrapped

Zoë Kim, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

This year, I learned that I listened to 62 hours of “White Noise for Three Hour Long Sleep.” For anyone looking for quality sleep, I would recommend streaming and downloading three hours of a whirring...

Students should be more appreciative of Villanova’s dining halls and their staff.

A Call for More Dining Hall Appreciation

Juliana Burke, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Often, we find ourselves in a rush and are unable to slow down and truly appreciate the small (and large) conveniences that greatly assist us students in boosting our quality of living. One of the greatest...

Freshman Sofia Quaglia shares her thoughts on her first semester at Villanova University.

First Semester Freshman Year Recap

Sof Quaglia, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

Exams. Parties. Dorm decor. Basketball. Rick Ross? When this year’s freshman class committed to Villanova, these were a few of the things they were also committing to, whether they knew it at the time...

The Pros and Woes of Villanova Registration

Kailey Fahy, Staff Writer November 15, 2023

It’s that time of year again. About three-fourths of the way through every semester, students must look ahead to the next term and swiftly yet masterfully create what they want their schedule to look...

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