This week, the Curious ‘Cat asks Villanova students, “It’s the first day back from spring break, and you’re working here in the Library. What brings you to the Library today?
Daniel Marques—“I thought it would be a good place to relax after finishing up my three classes that I had this afternoon. I didn’t really have any work to do, but I thought it would be a good place to come and relax … try to get myself back into the school mode. I was just reading up on the news and trying to … get back into the rhythm of everything.”
Michelle Ahn—“It wasn’t really spring break for me, actually. I was out all last month with a concussion. I spent the past week, and now, catching up on my midterms and stuff … I’m doing a lot better. I’m going to most of my classes now. [Spring] break was not pretty, but I was off for four weeks, so I can’t really complain about that … My teachers have all been so generous … I’m so grateful; I really am And my parents, too, didn’t plan on having me come home for a month.”
Rosalina Jowers—“I have a midterm on Wednesday and I have a couple of papers due this week … a lot of professors pushed midterms and papers post-break, so I’m working on that now … I wanted to come here to get things done ‘cause this is my favorite place to do work. I love coming to the Library … This is the only place on campus—in this Holy Grounds—where I get all of my work done. This is my most productive place.”
Michael Clinton—“I didn’t have a spring break, first of all. I’m here studying for the LSATs … I get done work at 2:30—I’m only part-time—so I study from 2:30 until 5:00 when I go home with my mom [who works here at the University]. I go home with her at 5:00, so I just come here from 2:30 till 5:00 … It’s tough sometimes. … I take [the LSAT] in June.”
Samala Shravya—“The Library in Villanova is very pleasant and so refreshing, so I just love to spend my whole day in Villanova’s Library … It gives me back my ideas, and it gives some pleasant thoughts in my mind whenever I sit in Villanova’s Library … so I can get back to the school environment.”
Manaury Garcia—“I should be doing more work right now, but … I’m filling out an application for another class. I have to write an essay for it—it has an essay component—so that’s what I’m doing right now … It’s a Faith and Learning Scholars application that’s due this Wednesday, so I’m going to be working on that.”