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Senior Week

Rebecca Kant | Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Dear Senior Class Council,

Upon finding out that the senior week agenda included the opportunity to explore the mysterious tunnels that exist beneath campus grounds, I was ecstatic. Since freshman year when I first heard mention of these hidden pathways, I have been determined to find a way to explore these depths before heading off to join the ranks of the world that exists beyond Notre Dame.

When a friend and I arrived at South Dining Hall, I quickly became appalled at the highly disorganized nature of the system, especially the fact that an unbelievably large number of students were able to jump in with their friends at the very front of the line. After waiting for an hour and a half, we were unable to obtain tickets for any of the Sneak Peek events, let alone the tunnels. Is it fair that a student who arrived at 1:15 p.m. should get tickets when a student who arrived at 12:45 p.m. does not?

With such high demand and limited availability, a more fair method should have been applied to ensure that each student has an equal chance of obtaining tickets. Also, was 1 p.m. on a Monday the best time to make tickets available? This is highly unfair to the students who have class at this time and cannot afford to skip in order to wait in line. I propose that the Senior Class Council try to make more of the Sneak Peek options available to a greater number of seniors, perhaps extending the number of days the tours are offered from two to three or even four if possible. No senior should have to leave Notre Dame disappointed that they missed out on such an opportunity.


Rebecca Kant
Ryan Hall
April 26