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Curious Cat: Literary Characters

By Anna Jankowski and Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! To celebrate another successful Lit Fest, this week’s Curious Cat question is: “Who is your favorite literary character?” We received several creative and nostalgic answers, so make sure you read this blog AND view the accompanying Reel on Instagram. Also, let us know in the comments what our next question should be!

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“The caterpillar from the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I think I’m someone that’s really using my time here at Villanova to ‘eat up’ some knowledge as well as some quality food.”

— Noah George ’25

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“My favorite literary character is Harry Potter.”

— Zoe Garrett ’26

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“I’m gonna say Uncle Wiggily from Uncle Wiggily’s Fairy Tales.”

— Sadie Nattress ’25

“I’m gonna say Percy Jackson from the Percy Jackson series.”

— Christopher Koch ’25


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

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


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Curious Cat: Field Day Games

By Anna Jankowski, Ethan Shea and Annie Stockmal

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! It’s a beautiful, sunny day here at Villanova, so this week’s installment of the Curious Cat is heading outdoors. To stay in the spirit of the spring season, we asked a few Falvey (or Falvey adjacent) patrons to name their favorite field day games! Are you a fan of three-legged races or do you prefer a classic game of kickball? Keep reading to see the answers we received, and check out our Reel on Instagram for an exclusive surprise interview!

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“Playing ball with my dogs and throwing it with my friends.”

— Graydon Paul ’25

“A water slide, like with the tarp and the soap.”

— Natalie Dudas ’23

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“Definitely kickball. Big kickball fan.”

— Emma Behrman ’26

“I like ships and sailors.”

— Sasha Shanker ’26

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“I’m a big fan of knockout.”

— Heith Turner ’25

“I’m gonna go with freeze tag.”

— John Ernest Coppes ’25

“During a beautiful summer day, I love a good water balloon fight.”

— Tyler Kennedy ’25

“I’m gonna have to go with H-O-R-S-E.”

— Sean Stepanek ’25


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library. 


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Curious Cat: Fascinating Facts

By Anna Jankowski, Ethan Shea, and Annie Stockmal

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! The Curious Cat is back with more impromptu interviews and hard-hitting questions. This week we asked a few Falvey patrons to tell us an interesting fact they learned recently. Keep reading and check out our Reel on Instagram to hear what everyone had to say!

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“Today I learned that Falvey has a blog!”

— Chris Corrielus ’26

“I learned that Villanova is a gum-free campus.”

— Niki Simhadri ’26

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“I learned about a flower called the Skeleton Flower, and it’s transparent when it gets wet.”

— Nicole Infanzon, Graduate Student of Theology

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“The tallest living man is 8-foot-2.”

— Madison Lopez ’24

“There are more female chem majors at Villanova than men.”

— Ellie Smart ’24


Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library. 

 

 

 


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Curious Cat: The Mystery Peep

By Anna Jankowski, Ethan Shea, and Annie Stockmal

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! This week’s installment of the Curious Cat will be a bit different than usual. Rather than a more traditional question, we asked some Falvey patrons to guess the flavor of a mystery Peep. Check out the accompanying Instagram Reel to watch these students give the curious marshmallow treat a taste!

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“Feeling confused … Is it red velvet?”

— Lauren Jones ’23

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“Cherry?”

— Lily Daubenspeck ’26

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“Cherry Cola.”

— Jack Murphy ’25

“It just tastes like marshmallow.”

— Lauren Arnold ’25

“Cherry Cola, Cherry Coke, or something like that?”

— Ava Eberly ’25

 

SPOILER ALERT:

And the mystery flavor is …

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Dr. Pepper!


 

Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library. 


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Curious Cat: Go-To Karaoke Tunes

By Anna Jankowski, Ethan Shea, and Annie Stockmal

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! In this Week’s Curious Cat, we’re putting our microphone to use. That’s right, the question this time around is: “What’s your go-to karaoke song?” Whether you like to “crank that” with Soulja Boy or jam to Shania Twain, we want to know!

Check out the blog and corresponding Reel to hear what a few Falvey patrons had to say, and don’t be afraid to leave a comment with your favorite karaoke tunes.

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“Mine is ‘You Belong With Me’ by Taylor Swift.”

— Catarina Calvo ’26

“Mine’s ‘A Night to Remember’ from High School Musical.”

— Lily Daubenspeck ’26

“’Dancing Queen’ Mamma Mia! version.”

— Maia Nagorna ’26

“My go-to karaoke song is ‘Made You Look’ by Meghan Trainor.”

— Chloe Mcgreger ’26

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“’Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.’ Especially if I’m with one of my friends.”

— Seamus Daniello ’23

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“’Starships’ by Nicki Minaj.”

— Amélie Devine ’26



Anna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library. 


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Curious Cat: Hot Takes

By Anna Jankowski, Ethan Shea, and Annie Stockmal

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! In this episode of the Curious Cat we’re welcoming your hot takes. Is there something you hate but everyone else seems to like? Let us know in the comments, and keep reading to see how others responded!

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“I hate ketchup.”

— Kayla Verga ’24

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“Caffeine.”

— Nicholas Federico ’23

“Kylie Jenner.”

— Elaina Martin ’23

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“I really don’t like reality TV.”

— Olivia Picca ’25

“I don’t like cheesecake at all.”

— Maria Abraham ’25


Anna JankowskiAnna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library. 


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Curious Cat: Valentine’s Day Edition

By Anna Jankowski, Ethan Shea and Annie Stockmal

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Falvey’s Curious Cats (now including Graduate Assistant Annie Stockmal) asked some Falvey patrons what their ideal Valentine’s Day dates would be. Do you dream of romantic beach getaways or would you prefer a movie night? Let us know how you would respond in the comments below!

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“Today is Taco Tuesday, so I’d definitely want to make homemade tacos.”

— Tara Chomienne ’25

“I’d say a day on the water. Maybe take a boat to an island and have a picnic.”

— Eleanor Buchanan ’26

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“Mine is doing anything with my friends.”

— Lily Greer ’24

“Mine is the beach, pizza, sunset … Yeah, all of that.”

— Rachel Stanton ’24

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“A nice dinner and maybe a movie after.”

— Connor O’Neill ’26 (Third from right)

“I would say just a nice dinner.”

— Charlotte Niedzielski ’26 (Second from right)

“Probably a Galentine’s Day party with charcuterie and chocolate.”

— Molly Pawlik ’26 (Right)


Anna JankowskiAnna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Annie Stockmal is a graduate student in the Communication Department and Graduate Assistant in Falvey Library. 


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Curious Cat: Your Dream Halftime Performance

By Anna Jankowski & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! The Curious Cat is back for another week of hard-hitting questions and impromptu interviews. This week’s installment is all about the weekend’s big game. The question is: “Who is your dream halftime performer?” We asked a handful of Falvey patrons to answer this question, and with the Grammy Awards fresh in everyone’s minds, we got some great responses!

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“Justin Bieber. No debate. And he’d probably have to come out with Khalid.”

— Sai Ramrajesh ’23

“I was actually gonna say Khalid too … but I’d also love to see Taylor Swift.”

— Andrew McSheffrey ’23

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“A Boogie.”

— Kirsten Damore ’23

“Miley Cyrus.”

— Madeline Hagan ’23

“Definitely Taylor Swift.”

— Grace Lairdieson ’23

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“The Eagles’ offensive line. Go Birds!”

— Matt Villanueva ’23 MA


Anna JankowskiAnna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

 

 

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


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Curious Cat: New Year’s Resolution Check-In

By Anna Jankowski & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! After a brief hiatus, the Curious Cat is back and under new management. For the spring 2023 semester, Ethan Shea is returning with Anna Jankowski, a familiar face at Falvey who works as a Communications and Marketing Assistant in the Library. We’re excited to be curious with you during our final semesters at Villanova!

For this week’s installment of the Curious Cat, we ask a few Falvey patrons how their New Year’s resolutions are going. Did they even make New Year’s resolutions? If so, have they stuck with them? Stay tuned to find out!

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“My New Year’s resolution is to read more, and I’ve read four books already!”

— Hannah Starner ’23

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“I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions…”

— Andrew McSheffrey ’23

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“No resolutions here.”

— Michelle Diamandi ’23

“I said I’d drink more water, so I bought a new water bottle.”

— Reilly Graney ’23

“I told myself I’d go to the gym more (I have not gone to the gym once).”

— Connor Cuthbert ’23


Anna JankowskiAnna Jankowski ’23 CLAS is a Senior Communication Major from just outside Baltimore who ​​works as a Communication & Marketing Assistant in Falvey.

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Curious Cat: That Post-Finals Feeling

By Olivia Dunn & Ethan Shea

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Happy Thursday, Wildcats! Welcome to the final (pun intended) 2022 installment of the Curious Cat. Because it’s finals season, we decided to ask a question everyone has an answer for: How will you celebrate completing your finals?

It’s the home stretch, so buckle down, finish those essays, and ace your exams! We know you will!

Hopefully these responses inspire you and reinvigorate your will to wrap this semester up:

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“Reading for pleasure.”

— Deidra Cali ’23 MA

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(in unison) “We’re going to the Poconos!”

— Tierney Schiff ’23

— Josh Javier ’23

— Ishan Varma ’23

— Bridget Caste ’23

— Michael Correia ’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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