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Scene Selects

Scene Staff Report | Monday, March 19, 2012

Cold Starbucks drinks
Whether you need a boost to start your day, or just want a refreshing beverage while you’re out in the sun, Starbucks’ signature frozen and blended drinks are the way to go. Try the coffee giant’s popular Caramel Frappuccino if you want something sweet and caffeinated. If you would rather laze on the quad, buy a signature smoothie in strawberry, orange-mango or chocolate.

Grilling out
Combine this Garden of Eden-esque weather South Bend is currently enjoying (that description is especially fit because we all know it won’t last and we’ll be cast out soon enough) with everyone’s end-of-the-year dining hall fatigue, and then factor in the number of grills sitting around campus. The result is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the sunshine with a brat or hamburger in one hand and a non-alcoholic beverage in the other, with a football or Frisbee not far away.

Take the long way
Sometimes it’s hard to remember how beautiful this campus is when it’s covered in 56 inches of snow, or the temperature is dipping down into the nuclear-winter area with hurricane-force winds. But in case it has been forgotten, Notre Dame really is a wonderful campus to take a walk around. So when you need to get somewhere on campus, don’t be afraid to take a five or 10 or 45 (if you’re on your way to class) minute detour, and appreciate all Our Lady of the Lake has to offer.

Picnics on the quad
Instead of eating a Subway sandwich in LaFortune or Grab-and-Go in your room, take advantage of this amazing spring weather and eat out on the quad. Plan lunch or dinner picnics once or twice a week and enjoy your meal while listening to music and talking with friends. It will definitely let you unwind and take your mind off of the many things you have to do during this second half of the semester. Picnics in this sunny and warm weather are a must. You could even play sports or different games after the meal.

Hit the links
The sun’s out, which means it’s perfect golfing weather. Luckily, Notre Dame has a nine-hole golf course conveniently located next to the Rock for students to play on. They even have clubs to rent for cheap. No matter if you are an amateur, pro or just learning, this beautiful weather is the perfect opportunity to work on your game and spend time in the sun with your friends. Just make sure to establish your Mulligan rules before you tee off.