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Squarcia: Columnist disapproval

Melissa Leach March 25, 2004

It has come to my recent attention that this newspaper has become a forum for 'tabloid' like slashing concerning people's ideas and opinions. In recent weeks, certain columns have moved away from voicing...

College and the cops, Part II; Radnor strikes back

Melissa Leach February 12, 2004

On Feb. 11, Lieutenant Thomas Flannery of the Radnor police department agreed to convene for a telephone interview in an effort to prove that police work in Radnor involves more than shiny badges, red...

Sports fans, tactless supporters

Melissa Leach February 5, 2004

I've been a Villanova fan for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of attending games with my dad; all dressed up in my blue and white paraphernalia. I loved every minute...

Freshman “plays” with fame and fortune

Melissa Leach January 22, 2004

Some kids play with toys; other kids - like freshman Meghan Murphy - invent them. At the age of 13, while her classmates were out perusing the shelves of Toys 'R' Us, Murphy was perusing entrepreneurial...

The ways we go about our daily lies

Melissa Leach January 22, 2004

"I wanted it so bad to change my life it was just overwhelming," Elecia Battle told reporters with her head lowered.  When asked directly if she had lied, Battle couldn't seem to force out the obvious...

Waging the cost of living

Melissa Leach January 22, 2004

You see them everyday. You may occasionally exchange a smile or a brief hello. Or maybe you take their presence for granted. They are the men and women who work under the emblem that reads: "Dining Services:...

Celebrating ‘Nova hoops

Melissa Leach November 20, 2003

It's time to move the games inside. As the weather cools down, the competition heats up as the women's basketball team begins their season against Fairfield this Sunday. The women's team jump started their...

Celebrating ‘Nova Hoops

Melissa Leach November 20, 2003

It's time to move the games inside. As the weather cools down, the competition heats up as the women's basketball team begins their season against Fairfield this Sunday. The women's team jump started their...

University provides solid foundation for Villanova’s finest

Melissa Leach November 8, 2003

One day there will come a time when we will no longer be students studying for exams, writing papers or giving presentations. One day there will come a time when we stop wondering what we are going to...

Give your time, give yourself, give life

Melissa Leach September 18, 2003

These days, there isn't much in the world that doesn't have a substitute. You can substitute brown eyes for blue ones or chips for fries. If you're really lucky, sometimes you may even get to substitute...

Triple threat: Loud voices, excited hearts, a unified crowd

Melissa Leach September 4, 2003

It was a cold day in February. Three full busloads of students traveled six hours across the state to watch the men's basketball team take on the Pittsburgh Panthers. Decked in blue and white they climbed...

With all of life’s uncertanties here is … What I know for certain:

Melissa Leach August 28, 2003

Well, here we are again, at the beginning of another school year. For some of us there are only a few more strides to the finish line. For others, the journey has just begun, and no matter what category...

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