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Many Villanova Students enjoy cheering on local Philadelphia teams and attending games.

I’ve Cursed Philly Sports

Sof Quaglia, Columnist February 21, 2024

The following content is purely satirical and entirely fictional. Don’t believe every- thing you read! This is my formal apology to the city of Philadelphia, its surrounding areas and really anyone...

Toxic Positivity: Helpful or Harmful?

Quinlyn Elliot, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

When something bad happens, do you dismiss it with “Everything happens for a reason?" Or maybe do you justify it by talking about how much worse things could be? If this sounds like you, then you may...

Orientation Counselors can often be found sharing the eager passion and love for the Villanova community with first years.

Orientation Counselors Deserve to be Paid

Lexie Scibilia, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

As a freshman at Villanova, I have witnessed the dedication and selflessness of our Orientation Counselors, who are more affectionately known to many as OCs. These student leaders play a crucial role in...

Students use Blackboard for quizzes, tests and to submit all their assignments.

Blackboard Isn’t a Good Fit for Villanova

Avery Chalk, Co-Opinion Editor February 21, 2024

After 12 years of using Google Classroom for high school assignments, switching to Blackboard was perplexing at best and infuriating at worst. While I consider myself to be relatively proficient in Microsoft...

Villanova’s Relationship Culture is Out of Hand

Kailey Fahy, Co-Opinion Editor February 21, 2024

“Look around. College is the best place to meet *the one*—but we’re not gonna be here forever.”  This is the opening line of the Marriage Pact, an online questionnaire that, upon completion,...

A Holy Grounds barista works in the Connelly Center in an on-campus job.

Students Should Get On-Campus Jobs

Srihi Surapaneni, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Looking to make a little extra money? Consider applying for an on-campus job at Villanova.  It is no secret that being a student can get pretty expensive at times. From buying textbooks to ordering...

Starting next year, washers and dryers will be free of charge.

Carter Smith February 14, 2024

While the Student Government Association’s (SGA) recent announcement that Villanova Students no longer have to pay for laundry directly may seem like a boon at first, it is actually an example of the...

Representation in 2024 Awards Season: Hit or Miss?

Natalie Murphy, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

The 2024 film and television awards season kicked off on Jan. 7 with the 81st Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California. Following the four-month-long SAG-AFTRA strike, many stars were excited...

Free Laundry is Worth the Extra Tuition

Majo James, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Establishing free laundry on campus is the Student Government Association’s (SGA) most recent accomplishment. It was spearheaded by Student Body President Thomas Dessoye and Vice President Dean Millard...

Why I Love Valentine’s Day (No Really!)

Sof Quaglia, Columnist February 14, 2024

The following content is purely satirical and entirely fictional. Don’t believe everything you read! I love Valentine’s Day. No, seriously, I do. I know you might be thinking that a satirical writer...

A student holds the door for another student as they walk into Falvey Library.

Villanova’s Door Holding Etiquette: Nice or Just Awkward?

Kailey Fahy, Co-Opinion Editor February 14, 2024

As the proverbial saying goes, “When one door closes, another one opens.” This saying especially holds true for Villanovans, as holding the door is a practice Villanova students partake in quite frequently. Holding...

Liam Tomczak and the ice hockey team after a big win.

The Student-Athlete Experience is Difficult, But Worth It

Bella Cipresso, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

For many Villanova students, extracurricular activities play a key role in shaping their college experience. Research indicates that six percent of Division I student body members play sports. This raises...

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