The 10 Stages Of Fall Break As A Villanova Wildcat

The 10 Stages Of Fall Break As A Villanova Wildcat

See ya in a week, Villanova!

One of the many great things about Villanova is that it blesses its students each October with Fall Break. No, it is not merely one or two sad days off for Columbus Day, like so many other schools receive. This is a beautiful 10-day period post-midterm week when students get to go home and just relax. Here are the 10 stages of Villanova's Fall Break

1. Walking out of your dorm on Friday after all your midterms like.

"I'm freeeeeeeee." God bless. At this point in the game, you couldn't care less if you failed every single midterm you just took. You just wanna be outta here and on your way home.

2. Coming home and immediately jumping into bed.

The time for stress is over. The time for sleep is now.

3. Wondering how students at other schools even survive without this.

The truth is that Villanova rocks. And we're so accustomed to the good life here that we can't even fathom just picking right back up after a stressful week or two of midterms. It's a sin, really, that those other schools have to endure that.

4. Coming up with big plans for all your free time.

"I need to go shopping here, and get a haircut this day, and visit my friend at school on this day, and since I have so much time I can totally start working out again..."

5. But then literally never following through on any of it.

Netflix has taken over as the top and only priority. You started binging three new shows that you're sure you can finish up before you get back to school next week. After all, this break is for relaxing right?

6. Having to live by your family's eating schedule and not your own.

You've spent this whole semester creating the perfect eating schedule that aligns perfectly with both your classes and when you're hungry. And just when you're getting used to it, you're uprooted from your life of independence and thrown back into a world where you have to wait for your family to eat dinner every night. Torture.

7. Going out to eat at places that don't accept NovaBucks and having to pay real money.

You take the meal plan for granted until literally everything you want to eat requires money being deducted from your checking account.

8. Realizing that it's already the end of the week and you've done literally nothing but sleep.

Your parents and siblings say, "I thought we were going to spend time together!" And you're like,"Well it's already Thursday, too late for that."

9. Thinking about how much work you're gonna have when classes resume.

Midterms might be over but that doesn't mean you don't still have a billion things to do. I'm not even back yet and I'm already behind.

10. But ultimately being happy to reunite with all your friends after 10 days apart.

Yes, you're sad to leave your comfy bed, and you wish you could bring your dog back to school with you, but you'll see them in a month! Thanksgiving Break, here I come!

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10 Questions I Have For The "Busy" People Who Don't Have A Job In College

How can your parents keep funneling you money, no questions asked?

College is a rough time for most people. It's fast, stressful, and most of the time you're not really sure what's going on. While college gets the best of all of us, there is a select group of people that seem to complain the most about school, AND THEY DON'T HAVE JOBS.

Here are 10 questions I have for people who don't have a job in college.

1. How are you so "busy?"


2. How do you keep going out and going shopping?

How do you have money? Does it fall from the sky only for you?

3. How can you pretend money isn't an issue?

If you don't have a job, how are you paying for your loans and books and food and rent? Oh, your parents pay your bills? Must be nice.

4. How can your parents keep funneling you money, no questions asked?

How do they not ask where all of your money is going? You bought Uggs last week and now you're buying a $70 eye shadow pallet you'll only use twice. Is your dad Donald Trump??

5. How do you expect to be employed after graduation?

You don't have any work experience AT ALL.

6. What do you do with your free time?

Do you skydive? Take up dog photography? Your possibilities are endless.

7. Do you actually get eight hours of sleep every night?

Really though, is that real?

8. Why don't you have a job?

Don't you get bored, just "doing homework" all the time?

9. Do you plan on getting a job?

Or do you plan on draining your parents' savings completely?

10. Are you actually going to be a functioning member of society after college or are you banking on marrying rich?

It's an honest question, I'm dying to know.

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7 Spooky Things That You Had To Endure This Halloween

Halloween is over but the spook is not.


Halloween marks the first major holiday of the fall and it never fails to get everyone excited. Everyone prepares for spooky season in a different way. Some dedicate all of their time to costumes, others to decorations, and some to baking. The part we forget, however, is the true spookiness we only realize after the season is over. We love to trick or treat but sometimes making it to Halloween is the hardest part. Here are a few things you probably survived this Halloween:

Pulling together a costume last minute

With classes and work there is no way you put a lot of thought into your costume. The party you're supposed to go to is in 2 hours and you have no costume. All of your friends have fun and creative costumes and you are struggling to decide between a grocery store costume and a failed DIY. That's as spooky as it gets

Deciding what candy to buy with your last $5

Let's admit it, you're broke. You want to get spooky with everyone else and decorate your home with candy (for you). The problem is, you can't decide whether to spend your last $5 on a bag of assorted candy or 1/5 of a tank of gas.

Celebrating Halloween WAY too early 

We can all get excited for the spookiest season of the year. Maybe you and your friends decided to jump the gun and celebrate a week in advance. The trouble is, now you are all out out Halloween energy and it is October 31st.

Experiencing anxiety about not yet being able to listen to Christmas music

Everyone knows that listening to Christmas music before Halloween is strictly prohibited. Listening to Christmas music during the purgatory period of Halloween-Thanksgiving is generally accepted. It is almost overwhelming how hard it can be not to listen to All I Want For Christmas Is You.

Getting rude comments on your costume

As women, you can get seriously criticized for your costume. Either it's to revealing or not revealing enough. For men, they can often be called too unoriginal for their costumes. How about we just appreciate the effort and move along?

Finding someone with the same costume 

So maybe your costume finally came together. You are wearing something semi-original and you see someone in the exact same thing. You will absolutely have to avoid this person for fear of getting mistaken for being part of a group costume.

Not having pockets to hold your house key

The greatest struggle is getting completely ready and realizing that there are no pockets for your keys. You can't possibly modify your costume in any way but it isn't a safe time of year to leave your door unlocked. The eternal struggle (of the night) has begun.

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