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Student BBQ


All events courtesy of the Wildcat Newswire

The Men's Lacrosse team will be hosting a Student BBQ before their home game on Friday, April 4th when they take on #6 Denver. The BBQ will start at 5:00 pm in the parking lot behind Villanova Stadium. Game time is set for 7:00 pm and admission if FREE for all students with their wildcard to both the BBQ and the game. There will also be a NOVA SHADES GIVEAWAY to the first 250 students. Come out and cheer on your Wildcats!

Did you give up anything for Lent?


Tips, Tricks and Gifs for Landing Your Summer Internship


Summer is just around the corner and, while we would all love to spend it tanning and relaxing at the beach, it may be time for some of you to check out the world of summer internships. It's never too early to build your resume and prepare for the real world, so we thought we'd give you a list of tips and tricks to landing your summer internships.

When you're browsing...

Utilize GoNova and the Career Center. Start looking through Villanova's network first and foremost. One of the greatest things about Nova is that the alumni community is so strong and willing to help out fellow wildcats. 

If you haven't already, create a LinkedIn. We've all heard the phrase "it's not what you know, it's who you know", right? That is especially applicable when it comes to finding an internship or a job.  Once you've started your LinkedIn, join the VUAlumni and Student Mentoring group. It helps you to stay in touch with alumni, and possibly research a company or position that may pique your interest. 

Just think of it as Facebook for grown ups. You're trying to be the most impressive person you can possibly be online and build a strong network of contacts.

Her Campus Spring Break Survival Kit


This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% our own. 

Getting back in the swing of things after spring break and pushing through to the end of the semester is really challenging. But thankfully, our sponsors and Her Campus Headquarters have hooked us up with a Spring Break Survival Kit! We want to thank our wonderful sponsors for being so generous this semester!

The HC Spring Break Survival Kit included tons of goodies from...


It's tough to find just the right shampoo and conditioner that won't dull your hair color, so we were really excited to receive ZOTOS' Biotera Ultra Color Care 5-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner! It makes your hair feel silky smooth while protecting your color and taming frizz. This product takes the place of your shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, leave-in detangler, and shine treatment!

European Wax Center:

The European Wax Center also sent us gift cards to recieve a free wax! EWC uses organic wax that is gentle on your skin and won't cause redness. 


Chipotle has been a long time sponsor of Her Campus, and has sent us a gift card for a buy-one-get-one free burrito! For everyone who wanted to take a break from Pit food, Chipotle is the way to go. 


The new drink company, Neuro, has sent us a sample of its NeuroSLEEP line. Neuro sent us some of its SONIC formula back in September and we absolutely loved it as it helped us to think clearly and become more focused so we could crack down on our studies. We're really excited to try out NeuroSLEEP, which promises to help us catch up on some zzzs. 

Campus Celeb: Willy Annan



Name: Willy Annan, aka "Mr. Villanova" 

Class: 2015

Hometown: Newark, De

Major: Marketing

What are you invovled in on campus, and why did you choose to pursue these activities? 

I'm involved in Villanova Orientation, Villanova Intramurals, VSB Ambassadors and the Blue Key Society. I chose to get involved with them just because they interested me. Orientation had such a huge impact on me as a freshman, and I wanted to give back. I love sports, so working for the intramural department was a no-brainer, and then I did VSB Ambassadors and Blue Key because I love being a part of the organizations and sharing why I came to Villanova with them.

What is your best memory at Villanova so far?

Upsetting Louisville and Syracuse in one week last year was amazing, and my time with the orientation program is up there as well.

Why did you choose to come to Villanova?

It’s going to sound cliché but I just felt that “it”. Nova had it and none of the other 20 schools I applied to had the “it”…. Yeah 21 schools, never do that, kids.

What are three words your friends would use to describe you?

"Hardworking, Alpha Male, Jack Hammer" - The Office. But seriously: wildcard, energetic and passionate

Any fun facts or parting words?

2048 has taken over my life. If you haven’t played, then start. It’s the best/worst thing to ever happen to me.

Campus Cutie: Brendan Kelly


Name: Brendan Kelly

Class: Junior

Relationship Status: Single


What are you involved in on campus? 

I'm in Blue Key and I work at Reel Divine. 

What's your best memory at Villanova so far? 

This is a really boring answer, but storming the court three times was really fun. Other than that, I'd have to say just having a lot of fun with my friends during the hurricane and the blackout. 

What's your idea of a perfect first date? 

A perfect first date would probably doing something fun and sporty at a beach or something. Maybe jet skiing. 

What do you look for in a girl?

She needs a good sense of humor. And I like girls who are able to hold a conversation without awkward silences.

What are some words your friends would use to describe you?

Witty, honest, and fun would probably be the go-to adjectives.  Basically, a catch.  

The Villanova Basketball Workout Challenge


Villanova is playing UConn tonight, and if you're not into it, you should be. Sure, there are plenty of Nova drinking games (if you're 21, of course), but Her Campus has come up with a creative way of getting in shape while watching our boys play. Here is the Villanova Basketball Workout Challenge: 


- James Bell or Darrun Hilliard hits a 3 - 10 lunges 

- The refs make a call you don't agree with - 10 jumping jacks  (If Jay Wright yells about it as well: 15 jumping jacks)

- Arch is on the ground for some reason - 10 pushups 

- We make an incredible dunk - 5 squats

- There is an "and 1" moment - 15 second leg lifts 

- The commentators make a remark about Josh Hart being a freshman - 15 second wall sit 

- There is a Hail Mary 3 pointer - 10 crunches

- Someone you're watching with yells "JVP!" - 5 pushups 

- Someone mentions a bracket - 5 punches

- They don't show the right picture for Darrun Hilliard - 10 punches


Bonus section: Jay Wright Style Watch 

- If he's wearing a patterned tie (most likely paisley) - 30 second plank 

- If he's wearing a two piece suit - 10 jumping jacks 

- If he's wearing a three piece suit - 10 squats


Do you have Nova in your Final Four?


The Best of L'Wren Scott


The passing of acclaimed fashion designer L'Wren Scott has rocked the fashion world. The 49 year old took her own life on Monday, leaving behind a long list of clients and a successful career. In 2011, Sarah Jessica Parker, a longtime client of Scott's, said, "I think L’Wren has an extraordinary ability to make dresses that genuinely flatter a woman. She makes an unbelievably contemporary dress in a remarkably old-fashioned way for all sorts of women and body types.”

In honor of L'Wren, we've collected some of her best red carpet designs. 



Nicole Kidman, 2013.


Sarah Jessica Parker wore Scott's striped Ottoman dress at the 29th Annual Fashion Group International Night Of Stars in New York, 2012. 


Amy Adams, 2011. 


Madonna in L'Wren's Headmistress dress in 2011


Spring Break Packing List


If you're like me, you save your packing until the last minute. It's not the most productive way to live life and it almost always ensures that you'll forget at least three items that range from mildly important to absolutely essential. To assuage these issues, we at HC Villanova thought that we would compile a packing list for all of your spring break needs, particularly if you're heading out of the country to somewhere warm and tropical.


- Camera and charger

- iPod, headphones, and charger

- Phone and charger


- Face and body wash

- Toothpaste and toothbrush

- Hairbrush

- Contact solution and contact case (if applicable)

- Makeup and makeup remover


* Depending on where you go, this will vary, obviously.* 

- At least one sweater or light jacket, just in case it gets a little chilly out. 

- Two or three bathing suits

- One or two dressy outfits. You never know where you're going to end up, and it's always nice to have a fancy day.

- Shorts and tanks. Love them. Wear them. Revel in them. Before you know it, you'll be back in the snowpocalypse. 

- Flip flops, sneakers, and one pair of wedges that will go with everything. 


- Sunscreen 

- Sunglasses/hat

- Towel

- Bug spray

- Reusable water bottle

- Umbrella (just in case!) 

- Basic first aid kit - asprin, Tylenol, bandages etc.

- Light reading. Something that doesn't involve school. You're on vacation; enjoy yourself!