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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...

The University recently announced new additions and leadership to the Board of Trustees.

Villanova Should Be Free for Families Earning Less Than $100,000

Zoe Manning, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

On Sept. 8, 2022, Princeton announced that tuition would be free starting next year for most families with an income of less than $100,000 per year, increasing the threshold from $65,000. Room and board...

A grasshopper was notoriously found in a salad at Belle Aire Terrace in late November.

Grasshoppergate: The State of Villanova Dining

Sofia Krzewicki, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

As Villanova students prepared to leave for Thanksgiving break, a video posted to a non-university affiliated account became the talk of campus. The live grasshopper trapped in a sealed, pre-packaged Belle...

The Riley Ellipse is filled with Christmas lights this year.

Best Christmas Decorations On Campus

Isabella Ledet, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Though the holiday season has just begun, Villanova has been setting up its festive decor since before Thanksgiving break. What amazed me as a freshman last year was the sheer volume of Christmas decorations...

Spotify releases Spotify Wrapped each year in late November or early December.

Let’s Spice Up Spotify Wrapped

A.J. Fezza, Opinion Editor December 7, 2022

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Spotify Wrapped season. Every year in early December, the music streaming giant releases a highly-personalized slideshow of statistics and listening habits...

What the First Amendment Protects – And What it Doesn’t

Emmy Schmelter, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Everyone knows the golden rule of what topic not to bring up during dinner with your grandmother: politics. But why has this topic been abolished from our classrooms as well?  Discussing politics goes...

Board Editorial: Thank You Seniors

December 7, 2022

There’s no better time and place on campus than the Corr basement on a Tuesday night. Good times can be had sitting around tables in the Connelly Center. Memories are made in the Wells Fargo parking...

Should the University Accept More High School Credits?

Leah Cardinale, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

Did you devote countless hours studying for IB exams just to be told that your college only takes a score 6 or 7? Did you take dual-enrollment courses at your high school with another college, only to...

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