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This unpredictable weather gives us nice days by the Oreo one day and frozen tailgates the next.

So, How About That Weather?

Isabella Ledet, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Several weeks ago, Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, and we all anxiously awaited his reaction to the sunlight. This year, he saw his shadow, letting us know that we would experience six more...

TUGSA’s demand for higher wages should inspire students nationwide, including at Villanova.

TUGSA Strike Should Inspire Change

Isabel Choi , Staff Writer March 1, 2023

On January 31, 2023, graduate students at Temple University in North Philadelphia went on strike, demanding better pay and benefits, as well as improved working conditions.  The “Temple Graduate...

Jimmy Carter’s Life and Legacy

Brian Luppy, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Last week, the Carter Center released news that former president Jimmy Carter has entered hospice care. While the news is sad, it presents the opportunity to reflect on his life and legacy. Carter was...

Villanova’s women’s basketball team defeated UConn at the Finneran Pavilion.

Women’s Nova Sports: Why We Should Care

Loghan Hirkey , Staff Writer March 1, 2023

On February 18, Villanova students packed the Finneran Pavilion for the highly anticipated women’s basketball game against UConn. Everyone was buzzing with excitement about having entered the lottery...

The shooting at MSU and scare at Villanova last week served as grim reminders of the need for better gun control in the United States.

Opinion: A Call for Greater Gun Control in the US

Isabel Choi, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

February 13, 2023 marked a mass shooting at Michigan State University and yet another tragic event in American history. Arielle Anderson (19), Brian Fraser (20) and Alexandria Verner (20) were killed...

Villanova Reacts to the Super Bowl

Isabella Ledet, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Feb. 12 was the date of the Super Bowl, in which the Kansas City Chiefs played the Philadelphia Eagles. Though I am a staunch New England Patriots fan, I was greatly anticipating this matchup because of...

The Villanovans resident Eagles fan Matt Ryan is pictured being an Eagles fan with his mother.

Eagles’ Fans: Man or Monster?

Erin Costa, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

Honestly, I do not like the Eagles. As a Giants fan, I generally hold disdain for their unruly behavior, partially because I have always seen it from the perspectives of devoted Eagles haters, my father...

Liberalism Under Attack! …Just Kidding

Majo James, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

On Thursday, professors from several neighboring universities led a webinar called, “When did ‘liberal’ become an insult?” Going into it, I had high expectations, but found myself incredibly disappointed...

Students deserve adequate mental health care, including accessible leaves of absence.

Leaves of Absence Should Be Made Easier for Students

Brian Luppy, Staff Writer February 22, 2023

As we are in the midst of the second semester, prioritizing mental health can become difficult. At this point in the semester, professors have covered enough material to assign papers and quizzes, and,...

Kazanjian Oriental Rug Gallery is one of the most mysterious storefronts in the Villanova area.

Satire: Villanova’s Prime Real Estate

Isabella Ledet, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

Many colleges and universities throughout the United States  have little downtown-like areas where students can go to get off-campus food or shop. Villanova has no such “college town” within walking...

State of the Union Response

Steven Makino, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

        Last week, President Joseph Biden gave his second State of the Union Address of his presidency, which was full of a few highs as well as significant low points.  Despite his party outperforming...

The St. Thomas of Villanova Church during sunset.

Villanova Marriage Pact: True Love or Truly Overrated?

Regan McEnroe, Staff Writer February 15, 2023

The Villanova Marriage Pact is a compatibility quiz with 50 questions that any student can take with the hope of being matched with their one, true love.  The questions revolve around what one values...

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