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The Freshman Five

Scene Staff Report | Saturday, August 21, 2010

Must-visit websites

1. thingsnotredamestudentslike.com
2. ndnation.com
3. weather.com
4. ndtoday.com
5. ndsmcobserver.com

Campus events

1. Keenan Revue
2. Bookstore Basketball
3. Carroll Christmas
4. Dillon Pep Rally
5. Farley’s hall decorations for Pop Farley week

And though it might happen in the very early morning, don’t miss the campus-wide snowball fight.

Campus eateries

1. Waddick’s in O’Shag
2. Greenfield’s in the Hesburgh Center
3. Café Poche in Bond Hall
4. Recker’s
5. Dorm pizza kitchens

Off-campus eateries

1. Lula’s Café
2. Bruno’s pizza
3. Studebagels
4. JW Chen’s
5. Elia’s Mediterranean Cuisine

Infamous dorm dances

1. St. Ed’s Yacht Dance
2. Alumni’s The Wake
3. Zahm’s Decade Dance
4. Fisher Funk
5. Lewis Crush

Hot topics in Viewpoint

1.Things that endanger the Catholic character of Our Lady’s University, such as breaking parietals or changing the school song
2. Miley Cyrus’ musical talent
3. Merits and failures of various ND athletic teams
4. Saint Mary’s stereotypes
5. Gender relations – or lack thereof

Things to pray for at the Grotto

1. The football defense will learn to make a tackle
2. You’ll get the hot TA in freshman bio
3. The person you broke parietals with will call you back
4. You’ll be able to pay off your student loans
5. No one recognized you in the Zahm Bun Run

Things to avoid on campus

1. Ravenous squirrels that stalk students leaving the dining hall
2. Seeing your RA at an off-campus party
3. Agonizing football loss to inferior teams on Senior Day
4. 24-hour lounges after parietals
5. Room-pick drama in the spring of every single year

Things to do around ‘The Bend’

1. Visit the College Football Hall of Fame (before it leaves for Atlanta)
2. Watch a South Bend Silverhawks baseball game
3. Go bowling at Strikes and Spares on Grape Road
4. Kayak at the East Race Waterway in South Bend
5. Check out InTheBend.com for more city events

Domer flicks

1. “Rudy”
2. “Boondock Saints”
3. The “Harry Potter” series (They even create whole websites.)
4. “Shrek”
5. Anything Disney