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Who am I serving?

| Thursday, October 16, 2014

I remember in high school there was a two-week summer period during which it seemed every person and his twice-removed grandma went on a service trip to (insert Central American country here). I remember countless Instagram and Facebook posts of people lovingly holding orphans in their arms or smiling read more

It’s not about where we graduate

| Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dear Class of 2015, I agree it’s pretty frustrating that we won’t be able to have our graduation in Notre Dame Stadium for the sake of “progress.” I was at graduation last year, and there’s something majestic and awe-inspiring about the stadium. It would be unbelievable to be able read more

I need my two servings of ‘froot’

| Thursday, October 16, 2014

All this happened, more or less. The parts about the cereal, anyway, are pretty much true. North Dining Hall really did stop serving the only cereal that contains real “froot.” It really did seriously traumatize me when I became conscious of the injustice that had transpired. And so on. read more

Candy wall crush test

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My friends and I have been developing a theory for quite some time now. Though what we propose may be viewed as a rather unfounded claim or too trivial for university-funded research, it could be quite valuable for this school’s student body. We believe there is a lot you read more

‘The Americans’

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The average American of today has an overwhelming amount of TV shows to choose from when taking a break from everyday life. With many television providers offering packages that include nearly 500 channels and with somewhere around 400 original series being produced each year, it is a difficult task read more

Concerned about condoms

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When I first arrived in Oxford, England, I found myself walking through hurricane-grade rain with 100+ pounds of luggage. Though I enjoyed the help of a fellow Notre Dame student, the luggage-based workout and torrential downpour combination was not the best way to start my year abroad. After discovering read more

Changes to Campus Ministry

| Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When’s the last time you called a friend from the University-issued telephone in your dorm room?  When’s the last time you walked across campus jamming out on your Sony Walkman? Are you 0-for-2? When’s the last time you and your friends got together to watch the newest episode of read more

My Webassign life

| Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I love little green checkmarks. I hate red X’s. This is my Webassign life. My home is the Webassign homepage. It is white and rather empty. My list of current assignments is not empty. There are 63. I take a deep breath and click on the first one. The read more