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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...

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...

Father Peter expressed excitement for the Neptune era of Villanova Basketball.

Father Peter Speaks on Wright’s Retirement

Vivi Melkonian, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

There were few people who knew ahead of time about the retirement announcement heard ‘round the world, but University President Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A, Ph.D. was one of them. Former Villanova men’s...

Rev. Peter M. Donohue, O.S.A, Ph. D served as the commencement speaker for the class of 2021.

Villanova Commencement: No Feature Speaker, Set to Focus on Students

Vivi Melkonian, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

While other universities have names like Joe Biden, Taylor Swift and Anthony Fauci delivering their graduation addresses, Villanova has opted to make graduation this year all about the students. This year’s...

Dispensaries can now sell marijuana to customers aged 21 or older for recreational use.

New Jersey Legalizes Marijuana: Villanova Community Reacts

Sarah Sweeney, Co-News Editor April 27, 2022

If a person has ever overheard passionate debates about the existence of Central Jersey while eating dinner at a dining hall, or whether a certain spiced roll of pork should be called a pork roll or Taylor...

VSB student Michael Koerwer started Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to help those in-need to file their taxes.

VSB Students Run Tax Clinic to Assist Students

Lydia McFarlane, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Tax Day has been a major stressor to many Americans since 1955. Tax Day, which normally falls on or around April 15 (this year it was on April 18), is the day when individual income tax returns need to...

Villanova Black Law Students Association Launches “Equity in the Law” Newsletter

Kathy Fair, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

The executive board of Villanova’s Black Law Students Association- Undergraduate Chapter (formerly known as Pre-Law BLSA) recently launched a new section in the Pre-Law newsletter titled “Equity in...

Mask mandates come and go in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Imposes Then Revokes Indoor Mask Mandate

Emily Attisano, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Only four days after becoming the first American city to reimpose an indoor mask mandate, the Philadelphia Health Department lifted this renewal. The initial order was a swift response to worsening COVID-19...

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...

Villanova’s Philly Justice Project Hosts Event Advocating for the Exoneration of India Spellman

Villanova’s Philly Justice Project Hosts Event Advocating for the Exoneration of India Spellman

Isabella Balian, Staff Writer April 13, 2022

On Monday, April 11, the University’s chapter of the Philly Justice Project hosted an event advocating for justice for India Spellman, a person it believes to have been wrongfully convicted woman.  “At...

Celia Deane-Drummond..Photo by Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

Civitas Dei Medal Awarded to Celia Deane-Drummond

Lydia McFarlane and Sarah Wisniewski April 13, 2022

On Monday, April 11, in Driscoll Room 132, the University presented its Civitas Dei Medal to Celia Deane-Drummond, Ph.D., of Oxford University.  Deane-Drummond holds doctorates in plant physiology...

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