Board Editorial: Thank You to The Villanovan

Whenever anyone asks us why we love The Villanovan, the answer is always simple: The people.

Yes, the hard-hitting journalism is great. We love chasing stories, interviewing different people, and writing about events across campus. But by far, the best part of this paper is the people.

Nothing beats walking into The Office on a Wednesday afternoon to a table of some of our favorite people, gathering in Cate’s apartment for a pasta dinner on a Sunday night, or laughing late in the evening on our Tuesday production nights.

Every single person on this team makes The Villanovan the best paper it can be. We couldn’t get anything done without Molly Baker, who works hard to edit each of our articles. Quiet and calm, Queen Mollu will always be there to give you a laugh and a smile. Liv Pasquale is an amazingly talented photographer, just check out her pictures that Jermaine Samuels reposted on his Instagram. Ariana Megerian makes our Instagram the best in the game.

Sarah and Sarah, our news queens, are some of the coolest people we know. Sarah Sweeney is not afraid to call anyone out when they’re being classist, and she has absolutely amazing style. Sarah Wisniewski is THE main character. Case closed.

Our Opinion section is run by the sweetest duo. Tina Aron very frequently is the only one with her head on straight around here, and it is more than needed. Vivi has the best dog pics, and she’s consistently there for anyone who needs someone to listen.

Everyone wants to be friends with our Culture Editors. Elena Rouse, we’re obsessed with your Instagram and your vibe in general. You just have cool girl energy. Chloe Miller is also hilarious and has already become such a big part of this team.

Ah, the sports section. Billy Vinvi and Colin Beazley are absolute icons. Everyone knows they can turn to Mr. Kelly’s for advice. As the oldest on the team, Billy never runs out of wisdom. Colin works harder than anyone on the team and is everyone’s favorite golden retriever.

To our rising Editor-in-Chief staff: you’ve got this. We chose you because we believe in you. You have helped to make this paper into the home that it is, and we know you will continue to do so for your new staff. 

To that new staff: this paper could very well be the best part of your college experience. It definitely was for us. We could not be more thrilled that you are joining the club that we love with all of our hearts, and we sincerely hope that you will love it as much as we do. You made the right decision by #RushingTheVillanovan, and we can’t wait for you to see exactly what we mean.

These people have made The Office a home, and we couldn’t be more grateful for them. You all have no idea how much you mean to us.

Forever and always: V’s up. Go ‘Cats. Rush The Villanovan. Xoxo - Cate and Jack