Editorial: Spring weather, comfortable attire

It’s that time of year again. Every last patch of snow has melted off the ground, and Villanova’s campus has turned into a community of flip-flopped, cargo-shorted, visor-wearing students. Regardless of the recent weather, including the ever-so-wonderful rain and wind from this past week, students everywhere have been faithfully sporting their spring wardrobes.

Perhaps it’s because they brought home all of their boots, coats and winter sweaters over spring or Easter break.

Perhaps it’s to mask the fact that finals week is creeping towards us, and our spring attire reminds us that summer is just weeks away.

Perhaps it’s because within these next two weeks, students will be swamped with papers, projects and presentations (which inevitably were assigned on the syllabus on the first day of class), but really, how can we be in a bad mood with flip-flops on our feet?

The weather of the last few weeks has clearly been trying to cramp our style. It’s hard to manage a backpack, talk on a cell phone, tend to an umbrella that is flipping upwards due to the wind and walk through a saturated campus with just an inch of rubber between the bare feet and the wet ground. It’s a rough life, but someone has to do it.

It’s only a matter of time before the weather clears for good, the guys dig up their pastel-colored button down collared shirts and the girls start wearing the ever-so-popular skirt.

Even this dreary weather can’t keep Villanova students from playing football on Sheehan beach in the rain. If the spring weather isn’t here to stay, perhaps the incoming SGA members should consider pushing for a campus-wide dome to block out future rainstorms. It’s just a shame that only a few weeks remain of potential four-square, tanning, frisbee weather for students to enjoy before heading home for the summer.

And of course, the trademark Villanova bag phenomenon comes out in full force, from the spring florals of the Vera Bradley bags (now conveniently sold in the bookstore), to the pastel designs that adorn the Dooney & Bourke handbags.

Families and potential students who visit the campus at least get a heads-up to make a stop at J. Crew before starting the semester next year. If nothing more, flip-flops are unquestionably the way to go.