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’Cat in the Stacks: Oh, The Places You’ll Go

CAT-STAX4I’m William Repetto, a second-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is the “‘Cat in the Stacks” column. I’m your ‘cat. I’ll be posting about college life, about learning and growing here at Villanova, and, of course, about the Falvey Memorial Library’s role.

You’ll find a very special edition of a throwback Thursday below. Director of Communications & Marketing Joanne Quinn drew this particular cartoon on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, Mar. 2 (tomorrow!), way back in 2011. I came across this drawing in the catalog while I was thinking about how to piece together this week’s post. As it so turns out, this particular cartoon is as relevant now as ever to our place in the semester and our place in life.

“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose…”

“You have brains in your head,” begins the quote from our cartoon, which qualifies as one of those thoughts that seems so readily obvious that we rarely take the time to think of it. We, of course, all have brains in our heads, and, at this time in the semester as we wrap up midterms week, all of our brains can feel like mush. No matter the places you’ll go this spring break, make sure to rest those brains up and come back to us at Falvey refreshed and ready for the semester’s final weeks.

“You have feet in your shoes,” the poem continues, but those dedicated few among us going on service trips would remind us to read it as “you have shoes on your feet.” A quick visit to the Mission & Ministry website will show you that Villanova students will be going as far away as Ecuador, as nearby as Philadelphia, south to Texas or even out west to California to perform various types of volunteer work. These students embody many aspects of the Villanova mission, and we here at the Falvey wish them the best of luck on their travels this break.

“You can steer yourself in any direction you choose…” closes this selection. It also serves as an excellent mantra for your spring break meditations. Spring semester is roughly half over – and actual spring will be starting soon – so there’s still time for change. Perhaps you were hoping to be more social this semester, and you haven’t quite done that, or maybe you were reaching for higher grades and haven’t achieved them so far. Luckily, with time to go yet, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose.

I’ll be at my desk preparing all week, but I promise to write!

Here on ’Cat in the Stacks and at Falvey, we’ll be here to help you navigate no matter the direction you choose to steer. Keep up with us here on the blog, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook as we bring you innovative and welcoming programming and events as well as engaging content online.

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Article by William Repetto, a graduate assistant in the Communication and Marketing Dept. at the Falvey Memorial Library. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University. (Graphics courtesy of Bitmoji, and Hunter and I spending hours perfecting our representations!)

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