Unwind from exams with a refreshing fall break

Brittany Epps

It’s the beginning of October and we’re already halfway through the semester. After all of the hard work we put into studying for midterms, it’s time to kick back and get ready for fall break. Whether you plan to go home or stay on campus this week, there will be many entertaining activities to keep you busy. From upcoming movie releases to Halloween horrors, you’ll find yourself struggling to fit all of these activities into one week of break.

To catch a good flick…

1.”Good Hair”

Check out “Good Hair,” directed by Chris Rock. The film takes a closer look at issues that have been stirring for decades.

Good hair refers to the long, soft and silky hair texture that a woman may have. Inspired by his daughter Lola, Rock delves deep into the controversial topic to understand the processes that women go through in terms of hair care and maintenance.

This comical, yet authentic, documentary will leave you with a better understanding of long existing issues.

2. “Couples Retreat”

“Couples Retreat,” starring Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman and Kristen Bell, is a comedy that follows four couples who spend vacation on a tropical island.

To the surprise of all but one couple, they are actually there to work on their marriages by receiving couples therapy. With a great cast, this movie will have you laughing nonstop and will be one you won’t want to miss.

If you want to cheer on your

favorite Philadelphia teams…

If you enjoy basketball, head down to the Wachovia Center to see the Philadelphia 76ers take on the New Jersey Nets for a preseason game on Oct. 9. Also, on Oct. 11, the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Lincoln Financial Field, scene of Villanova’s first win of the season, is close by, and you can be there again to cheer on Villanova alumnus Brian Westbrook.

Philadelphia Fashion Week

Interested in fashion? Well, Philadelphia is having its first ever Fashion Week. Beginning on Oct. 8 and lasting until Oct. 10, this classy event will feature designers such as Triple 5 Soul, Parke & Ronen and Brooklyn Royalty. This fashion show, complete with performances by artists and cultural organizations, will open your eyes to the world of fashion.

For the Halloween lovers …

Eastern State Penitentiary

Are you in for a scare? If so, the Eastern State Penitentiary is the place for you! You can take a tour of the 180 year-old prison and the history exhibit. Attend “Terror Behind the Walls,” the Eastern State Penitentiary’s very own haunted house.

For the dedicated

music listeners …

R. Kelly is back and performing live in Upper Darby at the Tower Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Tickets are on sale now, and R. Kelly doesn’t disappoint.