When someone mentions Villanova University, people tend to think of basketball and business. While those categories hold notable and prestigious value, the University’s art scene has been put on the back burner, at least until recently. On this past Saturday, one of the largest and most succ…

Dr. David Sprows, a record-holder for longest serving Villanova professor and second place winner of the the 1954 Harding Junior High School jitterbug contest, began teaching mathematics at Villanova University in 1961. At the conclusion of the Fall 2018 semester, Dr. Sprows will be going on…

Alternative/indie rock, surf punk and trip-hop are just some of the words used to describe the various sounds of three groups that rocked Union Transfer this past Thursday. The bands — Hot Flash Heat Wave, HUNNY and The Frights — each brought their own unique performance and fans to the venu…

On Saturday Sept. 29, Villanova had the honor of hosting the St. Thomas Gospel Choir. This group filled the St. Thomas of Villanova Church with high—energy song and prayer. This inspirational group was humbled to be invited to perform as a part of the ACS music series, and it attracted stude…

Are you re-watching every episode of Game of Thrones because you can’t handle waiting until the next season? Are you coming up with new theories about the future of the Seven Kingdoms? Are you having a hard time getting over the death of your favorite character? If your answer to any of thes…

On Wednesday Oct. 3, a local East Coast band rocked the night away in Philadelphia. The Boot and Saddle is a quick ride into the city and hosts different music events throughout the week. It cost $12 to go inside the venue and listen to the band of the day. While the Boot and Saddle is typic…

With October in full swing and Halloween fast approaching, there is no better time to take full advantage of the many frightening fall attractions that Pennsylvania has to offer. For those of you looking for a genuine scare and a truly haunting experience, look no further than Pennhurst Asylum. 

One of the most underrated genres in music is singer/songwriter. Full of distinct voices, stories and sounds, original songwriters usually do not yield the largest crowds of fans nor the greatest hits. However, they oftentimes produce some of the best music of all.

On Monday September 24, the University hosted its annual disABILITIES panel in the Villanova Room that featured five speakers: Sam Saf, Rachel Gans, Mimi Gabor, Ron Nagel and Carter Young. These brave individuals took the time to address the packed room and to give insight into what it takes…

My name is Gary A. Brytczuk.  I am originally from Roselle Park, NJ and now live in State College, PA.  While I applied to several colleges I was really hoping to get accepted to Villanova.  That was my number one choice.  I was home with the measles when I got my acceptance letter.  I was e…

“Inclusion is something everyone should practice in their daily lives,” freshman Rosie Lynch said. This statement is the core idea of Lynch’s club “Special Melodies,” which aims to use music therapy to create a community of embracement.

This past summer I had the opportunity to backpack El Camino de Santiago, “The Way of Saint James.” The Camino is a pilgrimage across Spain which can be started from a number of countries. I walked the most well-known and established route, the Camino Frances, which begins in St. Jean Pied d…

What could be a better way to kick off the new season than to attend the 41st annual St. Luke’s Orthodox Church Festival in Broomall? Countless families from all around Philadelphia were swarming at the gates to get a look at the action. The Greek Affair organized the whole spectacle with ca…

On Sept. 18, Villanova Theatre opened a play for literary lovers and comedy fans alike, titled “The Book Club.” Adapted from a story by Karen Zacarías and directed by Whiting and Barrymore Award winner James Ijames, this comedy follows the dynamic of Ana’s book club, which gathers every two …

Did you know that the CEO of Wawa went to Villanova? Or that NASA astronaut Andrew M. Allen is a Villanovan? Villanova has a network of over 123,000 alumni, many of whom have gone on to do incredible things. They have stories to tell, advice to share and amazing memories of their own Villano…

Did you know that the CEO of Wawa went to Villanova? Or that NASA astronaut Andrew M. Allen is a Villanovan? Villanova has a network of more than 123,000 alumni, many of whom have gone on to do incredible things. They have stories to tell, advice to share and amazing memories of their own Vi…

 Rosie’s Coffee is, after a year-long wait, back and better than ever. The student-favorite coffee shop was closed for the last two semesters but is now up and running in the capable hands of Deanna Galloway. 

With Halloween right around the corner, many of us are looking for seriously scary movies, and “The Nun” certainly fits the bill. Primarily a jump-scare movie, “The Nun” doesn’t skimp on the cleverly terrifying details either. An example? The demon Valek cannot travel physically through spac…