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Curious Cat: Donuts in December

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Wednesday, Wildcats! This week’s installment of the Curious Cat is premiering a bit earlier than usual because we want to bring your attention to a very special event …

The question this week is: “What’s your favorite flavor of donut?” We chose this prompt to promote Falvey Library’s Semi-Annual Stress Busting Open House: Donut Worry About Finals, which will be on the first floor of Falvey tomorrow, Dec. 8, from noon to 2 p.m. Make sure you’re there for the free donuts, coloring pages, puzzles and more!

In the meantime, keep reading to find out how a few Falvey patrons responded:

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“Boston Creme.”

— Shannon Foley ’23

“Glazed.”

— Anna Jankowski ’23

“Chocolate frosted.”

— Cate McCusker ’23

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“Glazed.”

— Jack Palermo ’23


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Curious Cat: Your Favorite Holiday Characters

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! It’s the first day of December, and the Curious Cat is back. To kick off the final and most festive month of the year, we asked some Falvey patrons who their favorite holiday movie characters are. We received a lot of unique responses, so keep reading to check them out!

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“The Grinch from the live action Grinch with Jim Carrey.”

— Lauren Picard ’23

“Burgermeister Meisterburger from Santa Claus is Coming’ to Town.”

— Seamus Daniello ’23

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“Hermey the Elf (the one who wants to be a dentist).”

— Alise Adornato ’23

“Frosty the Snowman.”

— Emma Burnham ’24

“Buddy the Elf.”

— Bridget Ritchie ’24

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“George Bailey from It’s a Wonderful Life.”

— Matt Villanueva ’24 MA


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Curious Cat: Thanksgiving Dish of Choice

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! Thanksgiving break is fast-approaching, and you knows what that means … delicious Thanksgiving meals! Ranking the quality of holiday dishes can be a controversial topic, but nevertheless, this week’s installment of the Curious Cat takes on the age-old debate over Thanksgiving foods.

Which dish is best? Have you spent the last year pining for green bean casserole, or are you a glutton for mashed potatoes? Regardless of how you fill your plate, this blog is for you! Read on to find out how a few Falvey patrons responded to this provocative prompt.


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“Clementines with my turkey.”

— Meagan Tolgyesi ’23

“Sweet potato casserole without marshmallows and with nuts.”

— Katherine Polatchek ’23

“Mashed potatoes.”

— Christina Ochs ’23

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“Mashed potatoes.”

— Emma Thompson ’23


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Curious Cat: Your Favorite Holiday Beverage

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

Happy Thursday, Wildcats! It’s almost Friday, and you know what that means … The Curious Cat is back! For this week’s installment, we asked a few Falvey patrons to name their go-to holiday beverages. Do you enjoy pumpkin spice, or would you rather sip some hot chocolate? Perhaps eggnog is more appealing. Whichever drink you choose, this blog is for you!


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“I just drink black coffee.”

— Parker Boss ’24

“A hot pumpkin spice latte.”

— Adina Rahman ’24

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“Hot apple cider.”

— Grace Iannaccone ’26

“Sparkling cider.”

— Matthew Hellman ’26


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Curious Cat: Holiday Tunes

Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! We hope your November is off to a great start. For this week’s installment of the Curious Cat, we take on a controversial topic…

Some people begin listening to holiday tunes the moment Halloween ends, but others prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving before they start rockin’ around the Christmas tree. That’s why we chose to ask some Falvey patrons when they begin listening to holiday music!

Here are the answers we received:

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“My family starts listening as soon as Thanksgiving dinner ends.”

— Kathryn Scotto ’24

“It’s 100% okay after Thanksgiving, but sometimes you just need to listen to Christmas music. I remember listening to it in October during my senior year of high school.”

— Maggie Hutchins ’24

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“I start listening on November 1.”

— Bridget Ritchie ’24

“The day after Thanksgiving.”

— Anna McCarthy ’24

“I’ll listen any time, but November 1 is most acceptable.”

— Alise Adornato ’23


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Olivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Curious Cat: Halloween Hijinks

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! For this week’s installment of the Curious Cat, there was no debate over what our question should be. With Halloween fast approaching, everyone’s scrambling to plan their costumes for Halloweekend antics. That’s why we decided to ask a few Falvey patrons, “What will you be for Halloween?”

Here are the answers we received:

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“A construction worker with neon pink suspenders and a pink cowgirl.”

— Kayla Gotauda ’26

“A lifeguard.”

— Hannah Marsteller ’26

“An astronaut.”

— Kat Guzman ’26

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“I don’t know yet…”

— Steven Marinelli ’26

“A pirate.”

— Charlotte Borger ’26

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“A baseball player.”

— Quaid Mullane ’25

“A construction worker.”

— Seshan Ganesan ’25


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Curious Cat: Fall Break Recap

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! We hope you enjoyed a week of repose and are ready for another installment of the Curious Cat! For this week’s episode, Olivia and Ethan asked some Falvey patrons to name a highlight of their Fall Break.

Did you do anything fun or exciting during break? Don’t be afraid to share your experiences in the comments below!

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“I went to New York and saw Six on Broadway.”

— Kate Donnelly ’24

“I worked as a hostess and visited some friends.”

— Quinn Johnston ’24

“I visited Penn State, went to a wedding, and traveled to LBI (Long Beach Island).”

— Cassidy Montigelli ’25

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“I traveled to Las Vegas.”

— Josh Javier ’23


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Library.


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Curious Cat: Midterm Season

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Nova Nation! It’s midterm season, but don’t fret. Falvey has your back. With Fall Break just around the corner, there’s plenty to look forward to once you finish up that last essay. That’s why for this installment of the Curious Cat, we chose to clue you in on some tips for making it through midterms. Hence, our question this week is: “What’s key to surviving midterms?” Keep scrolling to check out the responses we received!

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“Taking breaks to cook and chill. Avoiding cramming.”

— Hannah Phelan ’23

“Setting up camp in the first floor of Falvey for the week!”

— Shannon Foley ’23

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“Making time to schedule my week.”

— Paige Henige ’23

“Planning and scheduling the work I need to do.”

— Isabella Stone ’23

“Mapping out what needs to be studied and working through my to-do list.”

— Trevor Coleman ’23

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“Coffee and listening to movie soundtracks while I study.”

— Bridget Caste ’23


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Curious Cat: Fall Festivities

By Olivia Dunn and Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday Wildcats! Welcome to the Falvey famous Curious Cat blog! If you’re new here, the Curious Cat is a recurring blog that features Falvey patrons answering various questions throughout the semester. If you hang out in Falvey enough, you could be featured too!

This semester’s Curious Cats are Olivia Dunn and Ethan Shea, and they’re starting off with a timely topic, your favorite fall festivities. For this week’s Curious Cat, six members of Nova Nation were asked: “What’s your favorite thing to do in the fall?” Here’s how they responded:

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“Eat Reese’s pumpkins.”
—Tierney Schiff ’23

“Wear hoodies and shorts.”
—Ishan Varma ’23

 “Enjoy the crisp fall weather.”
—Adam Gaughan ’23

“Guess who the Hoops Mania performer is.”
—Michael Correia ’23

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“Apple Picking.”
— Christina Tillinghast ’24

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“Pumpkin picking.”
— Emily Krzemienski ’26


Olivia Dunn HeadshotOlivia Dunn is a senior at Villanova University. She works in Falvey Library as a Communications and Marketing Assistant and majors in Communication with specializations in both Journalism and Public Relations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Headshot of Ethan SheaEthan Shea is a graduate student in the English Department at Villanova University and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Memorial Library.


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Curious Cat: Summer Plans!

By Elijah McDow & Ethan Shea

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The hiatus of the Curious Cat was two years too long. When Elijah and Ethan were asked to revive this beloved series a few months ago, they were thrilled to take on the task. Over the course of the spring semester, they’ve enjoyed brainstorming several questions of the week, writing blogs, and getting to meet so many fellow Wildcats.

With the last week of classes and finals on the horizon, this week’s Curious Cat will be the last installment of the academic year. For their final question, Elijah and Ethan asked: “What are you looking forward to doing this summer?”

In total, they received six responses from a handful of Falvey patrons. Here’s what they had to say…

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“Driving to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, with my friends.”
— Deidra Cali ’23  MA

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“Taking time to relax and enjoy my last summer before the ‘real world.'”
— Katie Dahyun Park ’22

“Looking forward to golfing this summer.”
— Connor Hamel ’22

“I’m looking forward to going to the beach!”
— Alex Whang ’22

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“Lifeguarding at my pool and seeing my best friend Grace.”
— Neve Hehir ’25

“Going to Hilton Head Island with my family!”
— Sean Stepanek ’25

Thanks for tuning in to the Curious Cat this semester. We’re looking forward to returning in the fall!


Elijah McDow is a College of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student.

 

 

 

 

 

Ethan Shea is a first-year graduate student in the English Department and Graduate Assistant at Falvey Memorial Library.

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Last Modified: April 22, 2022