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You simply gotta Regatta

| Friday, April 24, 2015

Many may often wonder what it takes to establish an ESPN top-50 college campus event. Here at Notre Dame, there is but one way. Free food, loud music, warm weather, hundreds of beautiful men and women rocking tanks and dozens of amateur sailors braving the high seas of St. Mary’s lake, risking life and limb on homemade boats. Over the past 25 years, Fisher Hall has perfected the recipe, combining all the aforementioned elements once every spring to give you the Fisher Regatta.

Widely known as the Cadillac of dorms, Fisher is hosting the Escalade of dorm events this Saturday. The Regatta puts all other dorms to shame. If you don’t believe me and think I’m just some random sophomore who has no idea what he’s talking about, ask any nearby upperclassman, “Hey, did you go to the Fisher Regatta last year?” and watch as a wide grin spreads across his or her face. Why are they grinning with such goofy pleasure? Simply because at no other time will you be able to chill with a bunch of your friends, your friends’ friends and that cute blonde from class you’ve been wanting an excuse to talk to all semester, eating burgers and dancing to music while watching people aboard an inflatable kiddie pool submerge into a lake. Could you possibly need more convincing? It’s time to shelve the sweatpants and winter coats and replace them with bro tanks and bathing suits. Put on that expired sunblock (or embrace the tank tan) and those shades that have been gathering dust. This will be an afternoon to remember. Echoing the words of AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson, Fisher Hall would like to say, “For those about to [Regatta], we salute you.”

Tom Burns

sophomore

Fisher Hall

April 22

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